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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:13 am

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:45 am

Grear Rhino cheers 
The body and the painting of the babirusa are also great! Just the legs are a little bit to short Wink .
The tortoise lookd good, is it Lonesome George?

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Thank you, widukind!

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Grear Rhino cheers 
The body and the painting of the babirusa are also great! Just the legs are a little bit to short Wink .
The tortoise lookd good, is it Lonesome George?

Thanks. I know about the legs, I would have fixed them If I had known about it earlier. The one in the picture I was using had its elbows bent giving the illusion of short legs. I'll probably do another sometime, as there are numerous things I don't like about this one. The tortoise, is not meant to be Lonesome George. I thought it would be a good idea to make a less popular subspecies, as George was an Abingdon Island tortoise, and mine is a Hood island tortoise. There isn't much difference between them, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:46 pm

He's finally finished!



I don't like the non-textured area between the underside and flanks, but there's not much I can do about that now. Another piece of good news- I've, after a while of waiting, made it possible to use these in a school project. Now, I just have to finish my bison pair...
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:04 pm

Another great model Applause Applause Applause cheers cheers cheers sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:52 pm

OMG! Fantastic!!! Shocked Shocked 

You are very very talented! What a master piece!!! Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Beautieful!!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Wow, what a fantastic sculpture!!!  Shocked Shocked  You are truly an artist!!  cheers

May I ask what kind of modeling compound you are using?


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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:03 pm

Very lovely rhinoceros! I like your style very much! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:14 pm

Very very nice  cheers  cheers  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:38 pm

Great rhino !! I like the skin texture and his colour. Congratulations Geos !! Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:14 pm

It's really a nice and a big one. Your work is very good. Congrats sunny sunny cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:50 am

I thank all of you for your kind comments.

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May I ask what kind of modeling compound you are using?

Yes, you may.  Very Happy 

The kind I use is Super Sculpey, original, however for some models I mix in a little of the Super Sculpey Firm to make it more firm.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Very beautiful Rhino  Very Happy I like very much your style. Looks very delicious!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:57 pm

So young and so talented, I really find your rhino a very wonderful piece. I am sure you'll improve a lot, mainly with folded areas and the different details and textures we can find in a rhino body. Though, what we can see is impressive and your rhino has a powerful looking that I like a lot. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:49 am

Thanks both of you. Roger, as for what you said, I have improved more than I had expected over the past year alone. It gets frustrating though, as I worked out a new texturing technique before I even finished painting my rhino.   Laughing 
Here's the tortoise, on which I was working on skin texture:

Here are my bison and bear as well:

I'm just about ready to texture the bison, I just have a few more adjustments to make, one of which is the first and last digits on each foot. Does anyone know just how to make a woolly texture? I've been trying various methods, nothing seems to be quite right.


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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:33 am

affraid affraid affraid Fantastic tortoise! (so far Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:21 am

WOw, the Bison is so impressive! Love the tortoise I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:01 am

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:03 pm

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WOw, the Bison is so impressive!  Love the tortoise I love you

Just my words  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:11 pm

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Thanks both of you. Roger, as for what you said, I have improved more than I had expected over the past year alone. It gets frustrating though, as I worked out a new texturing technique before I even finished painting my rhino.   Laughing 

I am sorry, I didn't want to cause you any kind of frustration. Your work is formidable and I am not even able of making a constructive comment, much more a great sculpture as you do. pale
I mean only that your figure would improve with more visible folded parts and with texture, yours look great, but this technic would probably work better in an elephant. elephant
If you notice, while yours looks more or less uniforme, you will see that in the picture below of a real rhino, areas like shoulders and neck have different textures, in fact it is more wrinkled in neck area than in shoulder area, for example.
ABout folds, I mean the bottom of the neck and brest, and maybe also between sholder and leg. Less plain flanks would also help.
But the work is magnificent.
Your great bison, will also look surely better, if you find a deep contrast between woolly and sparse fur areas. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:30 pm

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Geospiza fortis wrote:
Thanks both of you. Roger, as for what you said, I have improved more than I had expected over the past year alone. It gets frustrating though, as I worked out a new texturing technique before I even finished painting my rhino.   Laughing 

I am sorry, I didn't want to cause you any kind of frustration. Your work is formidable and I am not even able of making a constructive comment, much more a great sculpture as you do. pale
I mean only that your figure would improve with more visible folded parts and with texture, yours look great, but this technic would probably work better in an elephant. elephant
If you notice, while yours looks more or less uniforme, you will see that in the picture below of a real rhino, areas like shoulders and neck have different textures, in fact it is more wrinkled in neck area than in shoulder area, for example.
ABout folds, I mean the bottom of the neck and brest, and maybe also between sholder and leg. Less plain flanks would also help.
But the work is magnificent.
Your great bison, will also look surely better, if you find a deep contrast between woolly and sparse fur areas. Very Happy

I am sorry, I didn't mean to blame anything on you. I was only thinking critically of my own work. You are more than capable of making a good constructive comment. I agree completely with what you said, and, when the time comes, I will use it if I were to make another rhino. As for elephants, I have decided to make one soon. I probably won't start it for a while, though.  elephant

Thank you, Roger, and everyone else as well for the supportive comments.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:09 pm

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I am sorry, I didn't mean to blame anything on you. I was only thinking critically of my own work. You are more than capable of making a good constructive comment. I agree completely with what you said, and, when the time comes, I will use it if I were to make another rhino. As for elephants, I have decided to make one soon. I probably won't start it for a while, though.  elephant

Thank you, Roger, and everyone else as well for the supportive comments.

Great! Very Happy It is good that you are exigent with your own works, it will help you a lot to be better and better. Very Happy
It is a joy to see all your talent developing and the beautiful figures you're doing. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:58 am

Thanks.
Here's a little experimenting on the bison's fur texture. The pictures I'm using were taken in summer, so there isn't as much heavy wool.

Its just a simple trial. Any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:01 pm

looks great Very Happy keep it up cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:56 pm

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looks great Very Happy keep it up cheers 

I agree  Wink cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:50 am

Thank you Carola, 4U, and Bonobo! I realised I haven't checked this thread in a while. The bison is very near to being finished, and the bear has already been baked. I have a question, however. Is there a variety of paint which is best to use? I use Reeve's Acrylic paints and they seem a little too glossy.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:07 am

Also a wonderful american buffalo

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:16 pm

Looks great! I use System 3 Daler & Rowney Acrylics, they're very good quality. To avoid glossiness, you could try the dry brush technique.

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:30 pm

Thank you Widukind, and Harriet. As for the paints, I think I will try those next time I visit the store.

I am also finished sculpting Esther, my female bison. Just took a few quick photos, and into the oven she goes!



This last photo ^ reminds me of older US nickels.

And here she was in life:

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:41 pm

She's really impressive! Can't wait to see her painted.

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:55 pm

Thank you, Harriet, but before she's painted I want to finish her sibling, Ryan. Hopefully he won't take nearly as long to make.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:57 am

Great job! I'm very exciting to see her as well! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:41 pm

Your models I like very much. They are getting better and better. You're going in the right direction. Applause cheers sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:33 am

Your bison is looking wonderful so far, Geospiza! Can't wait to see it finished!
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:56 am

Thank you for your positive comments! I just got her out of the oven- she's cracked. Does anyone have experience fixing cracks? I covered it with Super sculpey and textured it again, but the crack was still there.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:55 am

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Thank you for your positive comments! I just got her out of the oven- she's cracked. Does anyone have experience fixing cracks? I covered it with Super sculpey and textured it again, but the crack was still there.

There's no use in using sculpey to fix cracks in already baked pieces because it just won't bond, so avoid that. I used epoxy putty like the one used for plumbing to repair cracks in my cape buffalo head and it looks fine to me. I've read that you can use a piece of baked sculpey, grind it or use a nail file to create dust from it, then mix the sculpey dust with epoxy glue to create a paste that you can use to fill cracks and then just wait for it to harden, no need to rebake.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:58 am

Thank you. I guess I'll get some plumber's putty, then! The last time I filled cracks it was with silicone. This will definitely be better.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:04 am

That's a great idea, 4U!

I just started a lion this weekend, sorry for the bad picture, I only had a second earlier to take it:

And my tortoise has been baked:



And so has my bear:


I haven't painted any of these yet, as I haven't gotten to the store to find new paints yet.
Also, as for my school project, you can expect to see these species:
Przewalski's Horse
Andean Bear (still unpainted)
Hood Island Tortoise (unpainted)
King Cobra
Lion (started sculpting)
Brazilian tapir (nearly finished sculpting)
Babirusa (needs a re-make)
Bongo (Started armature)
Dromedary Camel (started armature)
Temminck's Tragopan
Blue peafowl
Indian Elephant (endcap)
That list as probably for more my reference than anything...  Laughing , but I thought I'd post it anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:27 am

Beautieful work again!!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:33 am

That looks great! I love the anatomy! I can't wait to see some finished, great work! cheers

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