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About the Author

About Jean-Bernard André (jba)

Here are my 10 rules for better dioramas! 1 -The diorama is everything modelling is about, it's the meeting point of the manufactured object that is the model and the human input, you can –and have to- tell stories with dioramas. 2 -When doing your diorama you should not be influenced by any tr...


An absolutely incredible piece by Jean-Bernard. Thanks for sharing.
NOV 06, 2007 - 06:46 PM
Jean my friend, brilliant work. I haven't seen this before and I must admit I'm with Henk on the storyline. But I'm also with him on the excellent craftsmanship !!!!!!! The waterwork is great and the pillar and columns are too cool. I've got to much to say and not enough words for the build, l.o.l., Brilliant !!!! Cheyenne
NOV 06, 2007 - 11:55 PM
It's Salvador Dali in 3-D
NOV 07, 2007 - 12:05 AM
Thanks a million friends or all your comments! Henk, in fact at the time (I must have build that one in '96) I used my "visions" straight away, without trying to tie them with anything. Now i still have those same ideas, but I try to bind them more or less with real history or to get a more realistic feeling about the whole -Glenn you remember those fantastic pictures you sent me at MSW? the ones with a complete Italian flotilla sunken in a harbour so that only the masts are going out of the water? well, if I had to do this same vision again, i would have use such a setting: eerie but in a way *accurate*. As for the pillars, they were built out of miliput and then moulded using silicon. oh -and extra thanks for "Dali"
NOV 07, 2007 - 07:46 AM
Visually stunning. Technically superb. Mentally haunting for unknown reason. More? Rick
NOV 07, 2007 - 08:17 AM
The one thing I have always liked about JB's work, is he has developed his own distinctive style. Something I believe all good modelers need to do.
NOV 07, 2007 - 02:58 PM
Surrealism in 3-D! JBA is to dioramas what Dali was to paintings (It's kinda like knowing Dali the before rest of the world caught on) JBA, you never cease to amaze me my friend....and to think ..this masterpiece was conceived in 1996! Kudos, Charles
NOV 07, 2007 - 05:06 PM
Thanks once more friends Rick there is quite a lot of my work spanning maybe 15 years of "work" lying around here at Kitmaker Charles for Dali I wish I die on a bed full of banknotes -Dali way, but i doubt that yeah '96, i didn't progressed much since then after all.. Dave, I certainly wish the ones who know my dioramas to say "yeah, he's got style", that would make me happy
NOV 08, 2007 - 06:53 AM
Hello JB, you created another real masterpiece my friend !!!! BRAVO !!! It is always a pleasure to have a look on your great works !!! Take care my friend, Markus
NOV 20, 2007 - 07:59 AM
Thank you Markus friend, I hope to be able to see one of your new sculpts soon -it's been a lot of time it seems I didn't see one !
NOV 20, 2007 - 07:46 PM