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PostSubject: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:53 am

So. I recently had the opportunity to commission Emilia/Deseo, a fellow Finn and forum member (website here), for an entirely new sculpt. I wished for a Neapolitan mastiff, but not one of the showring horrors paraded around today. With pictures of the "working type" Neapolitans of today as well as some historical specimens for inspiration, Deseo created a splendid sculpture of a happily unamputated Neo of far healthier, functional conformation and type still instantly distinguishable as a Neapolitan. The pose the model is presented in is, I find, a most apt mix of lazy lounging around and stern alertness ready for action, should the need arise. Deseo painted the model to a multihued blue with lovely details and lavender skin, and even crafted the model a collar. See for yourself (and please excuse my poor pictures - they do the model no justice at all):









The dog was sculpted in approximately 1:12 scale, as shown here by Papo's (significantly sicklier) Neo companion:


I'm thrilled (and quite humbled!) to be the new owner of this beauty, and more than a bit anxious over the notion of having had such a precious one-of-a-kind piece trusted in my care (what if I wear it down by staring..?!). He's the king of my collections now, and I'm very grateful to Deseo for creating him for me. In the future I'm looking forward to crafting him a wooden, lined throne pedestal worthy of his stature to oversee the rest of my models upon, but for now he'll just enjoy the best spot of the shelves and my adoring gaze (or unnerving stare, for him, likely) every time I amble past. Thank you Deseo for creating him - and thank you, reader, for reading!

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:58 am

What an absolutely stunning Neo! Big congratulations Lea! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:28 am

It's beautiful. fantastic piece!

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:36 am

I love him, he's so gorgeous, such an appealing sculpture all round cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:39 am

WONDERFUL model ! He is a true beauty and the king of any collection  king cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:24 pm

Beautieful work from Deseo!!! Congratulations for you  Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:36 pm

Wow, really beautiful piece. I love the delicate modelling in this one, and especially head is so wonderfully done, amazing. I'm not surprised you named him king of your collection Lea! He has something absolutely special. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:22 pm

Congratulations Lea! I love this Neapolitan mastiff so much!
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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:29 pm

He is beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Applause Applause affraid Wow he is so beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:16 am

What a truly magnificent hound! I am in love with him.

And epicly jealous. xD

What a dog, cheers!

I love his little toes! Naw.
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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:34 am

@Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
It's beautiful. fantastic piece!

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:48 pm

Looks so sweet, I like it a lot Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:17 pm

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments! I'm very happy the Neo's so well-liked.

Deseo has, by the way, a Bichon frisé sculpt available for ordering with eight gypsum copies left (see here). More dog sculptures are up and coming, too, with the possibility of resin copies for those interested. She has a poll open on her website currently for people to vote for their favourite pose for her upcoming Miniature Schnauzer sculpture. Go cast your vote, if you're interested!

I must mention she also gives us the chance to express our wishes (a maximum of three per person) on the breed and, optionally, pose, for any future sculpts by her here in the "Kommentit" ('Comments') field of the guestbook box. (The three above small fields are 'Name', 'Homepage' and 'E-mail' respectively.) By all means go and leave her a comment, if you'd like to see a specific breed by her in the future!

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:08 am

Just gorgeous! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:54 am

Congratulation, it is a wonderful model  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: The glorious working Neapolitan mastiff original sculpture by Deseo!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:59 pm

What a beautiful dog! He looks wonderful!
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