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PostSubject: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:21 am

Greetings all,

I've finally gotten around to making Ramu. She was an elephant who was in the 1971 Bollywood film Haathi Mere Saathi. Like I said in my earlier post, I really wanted to make her. She was the first elephant I had ever seen and she made me fall for these magnificent animals. I was three when I saw the movie.





She was a smaller, more slender elephant perhaps because she was young when the film was made. Sorry about the quality, but I actually had to take those photos of the movie so that I had something to follow.

Here is Ramu! Hopefully I've done full justice to her. She is a very special elephant.



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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:04 am

FANTASTIC elefant, - and your model does her 100% justice cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:06 pm

Great elephant model! I love the pose, you did an awesome job! Applause cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:48 am

Interesting that so many people is making elephants! Of course your gives justice to the animal and thanks for showing! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:26 am

Thanks everyone! I've actually made some modifications on the sculpture. I've added to the hindquarters of Ramu to make her more anatomically correct. I've also added to the hind legs to make them more correct as well. You all should be able to see that the elephant is better proportioned in the back now when you compare with the previous pictures. I want her to be perfect.





Painting shall commence soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:44 pm

She looked great before, but even better now! Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:19 pm

She's beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Fantastic sculpture!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:06 am

You've represented her well. Great job!cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:26 am

Yes, the proportions are much better now cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:28 am

Wonderful work and story!! Congratulations!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:58 am

She looks great!

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:34 pm

wonderful model

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:24 pm

She's beautiful, and you represented her well! Congrats, and amazing sculpting skills Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:01 pm

Thanks for all the comments! I've finished painting her!





I just need to find a bell to go around Ramu's neck just like in the movie hahaha!

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:04 pm

Wow, she's amazing! Wonderful job!

I'm sure you can find a bell at a craft store. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:06 pm

Wow, she is great! Awesome job! Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:41 pm

Wow !! Wonderfull figure and painting !!Shocked Shocked 

Congratulations !!Applause Love it !

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:22 pm

Phantastic job!! Congrats cheers cheers cheers Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:31 pm

It looks great! I like the tail - mind sharing with us how you attached the hairs?
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:41 pm

Excelent paintwork, I think she doesn't need a bell but I understand it turns her more recognizable. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:02 pm

Great work! Congratulations! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Thanks everyone!!

@bjarki12 wrote:
It looks great!  I like the tail - mind sharing with us how you attached the hairs?
Actually I learned how thanks to Andrew. Use plastic canvas sting and the Fast Grab tacky glue (see pic). You should be able to find them at your local craft store.



Separate and straighten out the strands and cut them. Using a pair of tweezers, take a bunch of sting, dab it in the glue, and attach them to the tail. If you are sealing your model with sealant, be sure to attach the hairs AFTER the sealant is applied.
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PostSubject: Re: Ramu the Elephant   Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Also, here are some pictures of Ramu now that she's complete. I added the bell and string, as well as the four strands of colored cloth that she had in the film. She is a 1:18 scaled model and stands at about 4.5 inches or 11.4 cm. I am really excited about this model because as I said earlier she was the first elephant I had ever seen. It was great to finally be able to capture her as she was in the film!





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