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Occupation: Systems Analyst
Interests: Dioramas/Armor
Username: slodder

  



About slodder
I modeled when I was a teenager. College, family and work stopped me for a while. Then I picked it back up after about 12 years off. My main focus is dioramas. I like the complete artistic method of story telling. Dioramas involve so many aspects of modeling and I enjoy getting involved in the variety and diversity of techniques, skills, and subjects. My primary focus is military oriented projects. I do not limit myself though, I model any subject that happens along and gets my interest. This plays into my enjoyment of variety.

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My Feature Articles

1.WWII US Army InfantrymanSITUATION ENGLISH
2.The Mighty ThorCREATURES & COMICS ENGLISH
3.Star Wars RancorSTAR WARS ENGLISH
4.Airbrush Triple Treat ComparisonDIORAMAS ENGLISH
5.Look What I FoundDIORAMAS ENGLISH
6.The BeastCREATURES & COMICS ENGLISH
7.De-Chrome PartsASSEMBLY ENGLISH
8.FineLinePrototyping.comVENDOR PROFILES ENGLISH
9.SparrowGENERAL MODELING ENGLISH
10.1838 RocketGENERAL RR ENGLISH
11.Scale Comparison - 1/48th vs. 1/35thGENERAL MODELING ENGLISH
12.Got'cha CoveredURBAN ENGLISH
13.Making Tropical FoliageDIORAMAS ENGLISH
14.Pouring Resin: Easy and InexpensiveSCRATCHBUILDING ENGLISH
15.C119G 'Flying Box Car'AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
16.1:48 A-26 Invader DioramaAIRCRAFT ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Black SmitheryBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
2.Meeting on PromenadeBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
3.Grocery StoreBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
4.U.S. Army Field Ration KBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
5.Tiger I AmmoBY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
6.German Equipment BY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
7.Oak LeavesBY MODEL SCENE ENGLISH
8.Ground Cover SpringBY MODEL SCENE ENGLISH
9.Steppe unwatered BY MODEL SCENE ENGLISH
10.DandelionBY MODEL SCENE ENGLISH
11.Ground Cover (4 Products)BY MILITARY MINIATURES WAREHOUSE ENGLISH
12.Jungle Bush ReviewBY JOEFIX STUDIOS ENGLISH
13.Food Supplies 1BY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
14.Tiger I AmmoBY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
15.German Equipment AccessoriesBY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
16.British Equipment Accessories BY BLACK DOG ENGLISH
17.Realistic Model BuildingsBY CASEMATE PUBLISHING ENGLISH
18.Terrain ModelingBY CASEMATE PUBLISHING ENGLISH
19.German WWII Uniform Set 2BY LIFECOLOR ENGLISH
20.Model Buildings MasterclassBY WINDROW & GREENE PUBLISHING ENGLISH
21.Various Buildings PiecesBY SMITH MILITARY MODELING ENGLISH
22.Various Road PiecesBY SMITH MILITARY MODELING ENGLISH
23.Rock MoldBY WOODLAND SCENICS ENGLISH
24.MODEL Design & Blueprinting HandbookBY MODELERS NOTEBOOK.COM ENGLISH
25.Pennzoil Top Fuel DragsterBY REVELL-MONOGRAM ENGLISH
26.Printapart Custom PartsBY PRINTAPART.COM ENGLISH
27.Modelling the Mitsubishi A6M ZeroBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
28.Big Boy LocomotiveBY REVELL OF GERMANY ENGLISH
29.Corner Shop and Archway RuinBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
30.Roadside Ditch with DebrisBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
31.Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
32.European Cornerstone Two Story BuildingBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
33.Tool ShedBY STREETS OF LAREDO (VLS) ENGLISH
34.Roadside Ditch with ErosionBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
35.Modelling the Panther TankBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
36.Tropical Hut Style 1 (Stilted Cane & Thatch)BY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
37.Buckboard WagonBY STREETS OF LAREDO (VLS) ENGLISH
38.Roadside Tavern RuinBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
39.Interior Vignette RuinBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
40.Wells Fargo BuildingBY STREETS OF LAREDO (VLS) ENGLISH
41.Ukrainian Village HouseBY MINIART ENGLISH
42.Hungarian Country HouseBY MINIART ENGLISH
43.East Prussian City BuildingBY MINIART ENGLISH
44.Moscow 1941 Hitler's first defeatBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
45.German Air Raid SirenBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
46.Ketternkraftrad w/ infantry cart & Goliath Demolition vehicleBY TAMIYA, INC. ENGLISH
47.Pro-series sidewalkBY KANCALI ENGLISH
48.Stucco Block Wall SectionBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
49.BattleFronts™BY SCALE MILITARY.COM ENGLISH
50.U.S. 3 Inch Ammo SetBY TRAKZ (VLS) ENGLISH
51.European Masonry BridgeBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
52.Mediterranean Rest StationBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
53.Sampan #1BY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
54.Roadside Ditch, Shallow, No DebrisBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
55.The Channel Islands 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
56.D-Day Fortifications in NormandyBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
57.Musical InstrumentsBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
58.Luftwaffe Service CartBY WINGZ ENGLISH
59.Modern DumpstersBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
60.HO Scale Street Section with detailsBY KANCALI ENGLISH
61.European Cornerstone Two Story BuildingBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
62.Musical Set, Trumpet & Snare DrumsBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
63.“BattleFronts™” seriesBY SCALE MILITARY.COM ENGLISH
64.German Airborne Supply ContainersBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
65.U.S. Mail BagsBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
66.Building Corner BarriersBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
67.Record Player and RadiosBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
68.Book ShelvesBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
69.British Airborne Supply ContainersBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
70.French Commercial Signs #2BY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
71.The Palace Hotel (American West)BY STREETS OF LAREDO (VLS) ENGLISH
72.Park BenchBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
73.Park LampsBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
74.Middle East Ruin with BalconyBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
75..50 Cal Shells With Ammo BeltBY MISSION MODELS ENGLISH
76.Stacks of Closed Books and Assorted Open BooksBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
77.Pro-Series SidewalkBY KANCALI ENGLISH
78.Rubble Molds Review IIBY KANCALI ENGLISH
79.Drain PipesBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
80.War MemorialBY SCALE MILITARY.COM ENGLISH
81.European BalconyBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
82.Drain Pipe Fittings (Large)BY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
83.Angular Gutters & DownspoutsBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
84.Public ShowerBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
85.European Clock DormerBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
86.Park BenchesBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
87.eBooks - Building a Diorama BaseBY SCALE MILITARY.COM ENGLISH
88.War Memorial ShrineBY SCALE MILITARY.COM ENGLISH
89.Cooking Utensils (Pots & Pans)BY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
90.Plumbing FixturesBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
91.Drain Pipe Fittings (medium)BY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
92.Smoke StackBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
93.European BalconyBY 135TH CONST. BATTALION ENGLISH
94.Still & Motion Picture Camera SetBY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
95.Cooking Utensils (Pots & Pans)BY CUSTOM DIORAMICS ENGLISH
96.Supply BoxesBY ST. GEORGE DESIGN ENGLISH
97.Street Section Fan CobblestonesBY KANCALI ENGLISH
98.Propaganda PostersBY SCALECREATIONS ENGLISH
99.Urban Warfare SeriesBY KANCALI ENGLISH
100.Aquarium RuinsBY AOA DECALS ENGLISH
101.Blitzkrieg - BookBY AMBER BOOKS ENGLISH
102.C-119G Flying Box CarBY ITALERI ENGLISH

My Awards


1st Diorama Campaign: This campaign was our first diorama campaign that involved the theme of including a window in the final project.
Bill Mauldin Award: This award signifies this member finished the Up Front Campaign of 2004-2005.
Figures of 40K: This award signifies a successfu  completion of the Figures of 40K campaign held on Historicus Forma between 1 August and 31 October 2007.
get the job done:
get the job done:
Golden Shovel: This award was bestowed to users who finished Operation Cover Up (2003).
Mark of Watery Distinction: This user completed the Splash! Campaign.
MG 101: This campaign was all techniques for an OOTB build.  Techniques covered research, preparation, and assembly.
Mighty 88: This award signifies this person completed the Mighty 88 Campaign
Minimize ribbon: The minimize ribbon is awarded to those who successfully completed the minimize campaign.
Operation Incoming: This ribbon signifies that bearer has completed the Incoming Campaign with honor and distinction.
Order of the Golden Rivet: Holders of this medal have been recognized by their piers as a 'User of the Month' for outstanding help and contributions to fellow users and the site.
Outstanding Contribution Award: This is an award that Jim occasionally bestows to those users who have contributed greatly to the site in terms of contributions or help with the day-to-day operations of the site.
Remember Market Garden Campaign: A campaign dedicated to Operation Market Garden that took place in the Netherlands in September 1944.
SCI-FIO-DIO: Awarded to all who sucsessfully complete the Sci-Fio-dio campaign.
ShellofaMan: This campaign covered an armored suit theme.  It took it's inspiration from the Ma.K. SF3D kits.
War Hammer 40K Support: This award is given to those who successfully participated in a combined dual site campaign.  ModelGeek and Historicus Forma paired up and focused on War Hammer Figures and Support armor.  The bearer of this ribbon completed the Support side.
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