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Ron Nelson Display Miniatures
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My Bio

Hi everyone

Longtime miniature artist, sculptor, and architectural modelmaker (professionally since '82)

Moved to Florida from California where I worked in the film, TV & Theme Park industry 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 model shop, Landmark Entertainment theme park model shop, Warner Bro Six Flags theme models, as well as theater sets & attraction props at Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure.

Nothing here in my page is laser cut, programmed, CNC, CAD, or rapid prototyping, just "old school" power tools. Today you can buy laser cutters & 3D printers for home use, but I personally build miniatures for the enjoyment itself. Most design is CGI nowadays but I still like working with my hands rather than clicking a mouse, so cheers to old school craftsmanship.


Current Residence: Ocala Florida USA

Print preference: thumb

Favourite genre of music: Baroque Classical Music (the really old stuff 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 WILL work for one someday...

Favourite Visual Artist
Norman Rockwell (Illustration), Charles Addams (humor), Nick Park (sculpting), MC Escher (graphics)
Favourite Movies
"The Grapefruit That Ate Cincinnati" original DIRECTORS-CUT digitally remastered 3 box Betamax collector set with added commentary plus 2 bonus minutes of recently discovered deleted scenes & extended features colorized in shocking 2-D
Tools of the Trade
Any & all power tools!

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Thanks for adding Frodo to your favorites!

Frodo is so curios and cute!


Thank you for sharing, it's very creative

Orange  kitty

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for the llama :hug: