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Ron Nelson Display Models
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Artist // Professional // Artisan Crafts
My Bio
Hi everyone
Longtime artist, sculptor and modelmaker (well, professionally since '82). See website for job history.

Moved to Florida from California where I worked in the film, TV & Theme Park indusrty in set construction, faux finishes & miniatures as well as precision models for architects and engineering. I job shopped most of the major studios & visual special effects houses (before computer graphics took over), Disney Imagineering modelshop, Landmark Entertainment themepark modelshop, Warner Bro Six Flags theme models, as well as theater sets & attraction props at Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure.

Most of the design is computer CGI nowadays and they like to pre cut so much on rapid prototype CNC mills. Saves some time on the front end, but costs far more on a 'per hour' basis than the smaller mom & pop shops like mine. I still like working with my hands rather than clicking a mouse, so cheers to old school craftsmanship!

Nothing here in my page is laser cut, programmed, CNC, CAD, or rapid prototyping, just "old school" power tools.

Enjoy! :)

Current Residence: Ocala Florida USA
Print preference: thumb
Favourite genre of music: classical (really old music by dead guys)
Favourite style of art: sculpting / miniatures / modelmaking / geometry / Steampunk / Atomicpunk / 50s Retro
Favourite cartoon character: Mr Peabody / Linus Van Pelt / Schroeder / Fred "Yabba Dabba Doo!" Flintstone
Personal Quote: Be nice to nerds... you may work for one someday...

Favourite Visual Artist
Norman Rockwell (realism), Charles Addams (humor), Nick Park (sculpt), MC Escher (graphics)
Favourite Movies
The Grapefruit That Ate Cincinnati (the directors cut) just came out on Betamax
Tools of the Trade
Any & all power tools!
Other Interests
Mid Century Modern, Atomic Age, Steampunk, historic architecture, geometry, woodworking, miniatures

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RNDmodelsProfessional Artisan Crafter
its a beautiful stunning photo, and being in B/W really makes it!
LycansbiteHobbyist Artist

Just "found" you on DA. Fantastic work!

RNDmodelsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you L so glad we artists can network here in DA
EchoWingHobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama! Have a llama!
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Thanks for the llama! You're welcome! Llama fella (Badges)