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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:01 pm

Wow, great work :)

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:00 pm

I'd love to to give you feedback about your giant armadillo but I am not probably the most experienced in this matter. I hope you can find some feedback during the development of your project. Glyptodonts have apparently different arrangement of the scutes according with the exact species. That's curious once we see the same happening with modern armadillos.

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:46 pm

it's neat to see your little pieces of wire and clay transform into amazing figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:27 am

Thanks for the positive comments Smile

@Roger wrote:
Glyptodonts have apparently different arrangement of the scutes according with the exact species. That's curious once we see the same happening with modern armadillos.
I didn't realize that until after I figured out the first version of the texture. Its alright now but if I ever make a doedicurus, I'll be ready. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:46 am

I've been looking around at new techniques and I was inspired to make a quick woolly mammoth to try them out (I started it three days ago). Its missing a little hair but I'll add that later:

Also making a pair of bison using similar techniques:

These are based on the same pair as the other two I did a few years ago in memory of five years since the tragic flood.
Here are a few news articles on the incident:
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/09/2_zooamerica_bison_drowning_in.html
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/09/zooamerica_offers_new_informat.html
and some photos of them in life:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=hershey%20bison
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:37 am

Your "quick" mammoth looks wonderful cheers

It will be exiting to see the bisons as you proceed, - at least there are memories of them then Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:47 am

Yes, mammoth is looking wonderful, it will be great to see how it will look furry. The angle of the pic is also great. Exciting also your new projects! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Wondeful sketches!!!! Looking foresrd to see the final results!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:16 am

Thanks for the positive feedback! I've made progress on the bison. Hoping to get them done in time to be exhibited at the town's fair. I actually started the standing one over again from scratch. I wasn't too happy with how round it was compared to how rigid the muscles should have been.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:41 am

They look very, very promising !!! cheers I can't wait to see how they end up bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:09 pm

Fantastic!!! Go ahead!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:25 pm

You're doing a great job and good luck with your presentation. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:59 am

Thanks for the positive comments! I did not get them done on time for said event however I did end up going with something else I did which I thought was better anyways. Here are photos of the bison; they've been finished for a while now:




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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:34 am

Great work again :)

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:11 am

Great work! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:36 am

This is a nice pair Applause Could you show a comparison pic with a Bison toy ?

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:30 am

Out of curiosity, how does the 'quick technique' differ from regular sculpting?
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:59 pm

I like the lying down pose, so much more challenging because of the non-symmetry- great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks, all Smile .

Jhudstone, "quick" isn't the technique I was trying with the mammoth. I just made it without too much attention to detail just so I could experiment with a new technique for the hair.

MiniZoo, I actually thought the asymmetry was easier since I always found it difficult to make two sides match.

And here's the comparison picture with Schleich's winter bison:

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza fortis' Animal Models   Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:46 am

Ah, got it - thanks.
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