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PostSubject: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:26 am


Some new sculptures I've started, 1:22 scale pygmy hippo and bull forest elephant.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:03 am

Nice job! They look really great! Very Happy Applause Applause cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:26 am

I like the hippo so much..
Congratsss...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:54 am

Wonderful choice of species!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:57 am

Phantastic:-)!!! You plan copies?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:35 am

They're going to be stunning, they already are - I love the pygmy hippo.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:21 am

Wonderful works again!! Congrats! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:07 am

Lovely pygmy hippo
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:02 pm

They look awesome! Love the hippo. drunken 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:37 pm

Great work!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:56 pm

They look awesome cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:40 pm

We can see already that the pygmy hippo is just a brilliant sculpture. I believe sometimes sculptors are not tempted to sculpt this animal because it is not the most atractive of all and also because apparently it could look like a common hippo. Actually, pygmy hippos are different enough and yours is more than recognizable. Love proportions, the relatively delicate legs and already with folds, the small head, everything. Honestly, if you plan to make copies, if I can afford it I'll surely want one of them. bounce
The elephant looks also great, it is missing some texturing, isn't it? :elehpant: You're really talented, congratulations and thanks for sharing! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:35 pm

Wonderfull work Elephas !!Shocked Very Happy Two beautiful and rare species of the African bush.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:11 pm

Fantastic sculptures! I'm sure both will look amazing when finished :)
May I ask what material do you use for sculpting them?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:42 am

Fantastic models! Pygmy hippo is beautiful.cheers sunny Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:30 am

They are fantastic cheers 

Both of them a wonderful, but we almost never see a pygmy hippo, - and this one is PERFECT Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:32 am

@Roger wrote:
We can see already that the pygmy hippo is just a brilliant sculpture. I believe sometimes sculptors are not tempted to sculpt this animal because it is not the most atractive of all and also because apparently it could look like a common hippo. Actually, pygmy hippos are different enough and yours is more than recognizable. Love proportions, the relatively delicate legs and already with folds, the small head, everything. Honestly, if you plan to make copies, if I can afford it I'll surely want one of them. bounce
The elephant looks also great, it is missing some texturing, isn't it? :elehpant: You're really talented, congratulations and thanks for sharing! cheers
I agree 100% with you Rogério cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 am

Thanks for everyones comments, I'm glad you all like the hippo.

@widukind wrote:
Phantastic:-)!!! You plan copies?
Sorry no copies for this one, but maybe a shapeways model, I'm doing some tests now for that.

@Roger wrote:
We can see already that the pygmy hippo is just a brilliant sculpture. I believe sometimes sculptors are not tempted to sculpt this animal because it is not the most atractive of all and also because apparently it could look like a common hippo. Actually, pygmy hippos are different enough and yours is more than recognizable. Love proportions, the relatively delicate legs and already with folds, the small head, everything. Honestly, if you plan to make copies, if I can afford it I'll surely want one of them. bounce
The elephant looks also great, it is missing some texturing, isn't it? :elehpant: You're really talented, congratulations and thanks for sharing! cheers
Thank you Roger, I agree with you that pygmy hippos have a very unique look compared to the common hippo.  I was inspired to make mines after seeing the Starlux pygmy hippo.  Yes the elephant is still in early stages with much more work to be done on it.

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Fantastic sculptures! I'm sure both will look amazing when finished :)
May I ask what material do you use for sculpting them?
I'm using super sculpey grey clay for these.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:59 am

Both of these look really excellent. You have a great eye for the animals' shapes and proportions. Do you do sketches or anything first? Or do you find it easier just to start by sculpting?

I love the pygmy hippo. Can't wait to see the new forest bull added to your herd.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:35 am

They're beautiful! I love that pygmy hippo I love you

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:59 am

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Thanks for everyones comments, I'm glad you all like the hippo.

@widukind wrote:
Phantastic:-)!!! You plan copies?
Sorry no copies for this one, but maybe a shapeways model, I'm doing some tests now for that.

Sounds good sunny sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:57 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
@Roger wrote:
We can see already that the pygmy hippo is just a brilliant sculpture. I believe sometimes sculptors are not tempted to sculpt this animal because it is not the most atractive of all and also because apparently it could look like a common hippo. Actually, pygmy hippos are different enough and yours is more than recognizable. Love proportions, the relatively delicate legs and already with folds, the small head, everything. Honestly, if you plan to make copies, if I can afford it I'll surely want one of them. bounce
The elephant looks also great, it is missing some texturing, isn't it? :elehpant: You're really talented, congratulations and thanks for sharing! cheers
Thank you Roger, I agree with you that pygmy hippos have a very unique look compared to the common hippo.  I was inspired to make mines after seeing the Starlux pygmy hippo.  Yes the elephant is still in early stages with much more work to be done on it.
Interesting to know of your inspiration, the pose is really somewhat similar to Starlux Cyprus dwarf hippo. The Colorata looks also with a very nice sculpt but very boring pose instead. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:09 am

Thanks for the feedback everyone

@bjarki12 wrote:
Both of these look really excellent.  You have a great eye for the animals' shapes and proportions.  Do you do sketches or anything first?  Or do you find it easier just to start by sculpting?

I love the pygmy hippo.  Can't wait to see the new forest bull added to your herd.
Thanks bjarki, I normally don't sketch anything but I print out a side view image (to scale) for use as a reference for proportions.  I pose the metal armature to how I like and then start adding clay.  I usually change the pose as I'm sculpting to try out different possibilities.

@Roger wrote:

Interesting to know of your inspiration, the pose is really somewhat similar to Starlux Cyprus dwarf hippo. The Colorata looks also with a very nice sculpt but very boring pose instead. Very Happy
I'm influenced by the nice sculpting of old brands, something which I find lacking with modern companies.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:10 pm

Awesome! I'd take moulds of both! Really really awesome! Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 Pygmy hippo, bull Forest elephant   Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:01 pm

I like the Pygmy Hippo, Congrats!
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