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PostSubject: Vintage inspired models   Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:19 pm

I recently made some elephant models inspired by the vintage brands.  It was mixing old ideas with new technology as I sculpted the figures on the computer then had them 3D printed as physical plastic models.  I chose this time to make the textures more subtle like the old Lineols and copy the simplified paintwork.

The models are 1:22 scale and based on real elephants, a two year old Indian and a five year old African (both cows).


When I first got the models they were white and needed to be painted.

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In the painting process with a chopstick in the foot to secure.
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Compared with Jeol 1:32 adult elephant cow.....mines is a 1:22 five year old cow.
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Compared with the Schleich young elephants.
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Next on my list to make is a 1:22 scale Indian based on the bull Siam from Paris Zoo.  (He had extremely long tusks)  
I have most of the model done as shown below with texture to be added next, I may make it in the Lineol style as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:41 am

OHHHH! They are so beautyful, I almost get tears in my eyes Sad cheers 

Poor Schleich calves. They look so clumsy and alien together with these fabulous models Rolling Eyes 

Thankyou for sharing, and for all the great photoes Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:17 am

WOW! no words. All of them excellent models. Probably I prefer hand made ones; they seem more accurate and detailed and texture is not so 'lineal', but they are excellent anyway.
Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:28 am

I think the oldest brands are the perfect prototype and classical perfection for creating animal figures.

These figures seem incredibly well done!!!

congratulations Elephas !!Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:35 am

Wow, these are amazing! It seems this 3-D modeling is pretty popular now. What program are you using? I can't wait to see more of these! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:05 am

I love the idea and the effects! Congratulations, fantastic work! cheers
Are yours 3D designs available somewhere to buy? :)

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:09 am

They are unbelievable Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:31 am

I love the concept and figures are very well done! elephant When a hirax? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:43 am

They are amazing Andrew! I love your paintwork and the sculptures are incredible as always.

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:56 am

Roger wrote:
I love the concept and figures are very well done! 🐘When a hirax? Very Happy
Oh yes, but with copies sunny sunny sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:15 pm

These are wonderful! I love seeing your elephants. I like seeing this new style, too. Very interesting.

Looking forward to seeing Siam completed!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:27 am

Wow, I fell in love with these two! Adorable!!! Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Miguel, Andreas, Harriet, bjarki12, Agata thank you all for your comments.

SUSANNE wrote:
OHHHH! They are so beautyful, I almost get tears in my eyes Sad cheers 

Poor Schleich calves. They look so clumsy and alien together with these fabulous models Rolling Eyes 

Thankyou for sharing, and for all the great photoes Applause 
Thanks Susanne, the schleich African calf does look very alien and stumpy with weird proportions but the colour and texture is nice.

Joan Milelire wrote:
WOW! no words. All of them excellent models. Probably I prefer hand made ones; they seem more accurate and detailed and texture is not so 'lineal', but they are excellent anyway.
Congrats!
Thanks Joan, yes the 3D printing softens some of the details but that depends on the material you choose to print with.  The plastic I chose to print is cheaper so less details but you can get much more crisp details if you use a more expensive option.  Also in future models I will over emphasize the details so they will print clearer in this material.

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Wow, these are amazing! It seems this 3-D modeling is pretty popular now. What program are you using? I can't wait to see more of these! Very Happy
Thanks, I use a program called z brush to make my models.

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I love the idea and the effects! Congratulations, fantastic work! cheers
Are yours 3D designs available somewhere to buy? :)
Thanks Anna, I am looking into setting up a shop to sell these and other models.......possibly some antelopes or other species.

Roger wrote:
I love the concept and figures are very well done! 🐘When a hirax? Very Happy
Thanks Roger, I think hyrax would be too small to sculpt at 1:22 scale but I'm thinking about other species now.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:22 am

These are beautiful!!! You'll have to keep us up to date on the shop, I would love to buy several of your models, handmade or 3-D. Thanks for the photos, especially the size comparisons, it gives a great perspective on just how the brand name figures scale compares rather then just a number.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:18 am

elephas_maximus wrote:
I am looking into setting up a shop to sell these and other models.......possibly some antelopes or other species.
This would be fabulous.

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:11 pm

Fantastic elephants as always! I can't wait to see how Siam turns out!

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:49 pm

Holy mother! The most perfect elephant models i've ever seen! Please go on with your selling plan!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage inspired models   Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:54 pm

It is pure beauty ! Thank you

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