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Dade W. Bell
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Artist // Professional // Varied
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My Bio
**I'm currently not taking on new commissions because I now only sell what I want to build myself**

I'm a hermit who leads a happy, simple life with my fiancée (professional YA novelist Jaclyn Dolamore) and three cats.

An old Gundam/ anime fogey who saw First Gundam on Betamax (lol) in 1980. Been building models for about 30 years, professionally for 10 of those 30.

I've produced a couple of animated shorts for anime conventions:……

And two animated history shorts (History With Dade).……

I've won Best of Show awards in some model shows and have been published in Finescale Modeler and Animerica (won three mecha design challenges). I've written some fairly long articles for

But after a massive case of burn out/ pre-midlife crisis, I just chill building models and act as a history adviser/ plot sounding board for my girl's novels (Magic Under Glass, Between The Sea And Sky, etc.).

Thanks for reading this self-congratulatory diatribe and I hope you enjoy my stuff! Take care.

Current Residence: Maryland, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL (I'm 6'5")
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock/ Pop
Operating System: Macintosh OS X El Capitan
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Elpeo Ple, Ple Ple Two, Twelve (Marida Cruz), Paptimus Scirocco, Setsuna F. Seiei, Graham Aker, Rau Le Creuset, Mu La Flaga/ Neo Roanoke, Treize Khushrenada, pretty much the entire main cast of LoGH.
Personal Quote: "If you stop and listen long enough, you will hear your own small voice"

Favourite Visual Artist
Range Murata, Mamoru Nagano, Hayao Miyazaki, Hajime Katoki, Syd Mead, Da Hootch, Type 90
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
ABBA, Queen, ELO, Eagles/ Don Henley, REO Speedwagon
Favourite Games
GTA, Dynasty Warriors (all of them including Gundam, Orochi, SW), Pokemon TCG, Magic: The Gathering
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2, 360, DS
Tools of the Trade
My little old iMac, Iwata Custom Micron CM-B, Iwata Hi-Line HP-BH, Iwata Revolution CR, Nikon D5100
Other Interests
history, models, anime, Warhammer, 40k, Wargaming, video games, dolls, reading, TV


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After seven wonderful years living in Maryland, we'll be moving in June to the Asheville, NC area. Back in December, while Jackie was visiting her parents for Christmas, I was here alone. At about 2 am of the morning she was supposed to come back, I tripped over a box in the hall that I'd walked past a hundred times before (1/350 SMS Seydlitz lol). My head hit the hardwood floors with such velocity that I was dazed for a few moments. Then the blood started gushing from my head and into my eyes-- just like in the movies, everything was tinted red. Because of my bad knees, I'm incapable of getting up off the floor on my own and had to work my
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Maraudercon 2016 was yesterday. Despite being officially retired from model shows, I managed to stumble in with the Prinz Eugen and Ple's Kshatriya. Prinz Eugen got Gold and Best Overall Ship. Ple's Kshatriya got Gold, Best Overall Sci-Fi, People's C...
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I'm still alive for the most part... two major surgeries in as many months.  Oof.  More later... someday.... lol
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You've got a fine looking collection. Beautiful work.

Thanks, much appreciated!