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PostSubject: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:13 am

This is the american buffalo from the 1960's Johnny West series by Marx toys; I got an almost flawless recast that was completely black and I painted it, this was my first ever attempt on painting anything besides walls.
Below is a Britains (?) american bison for size comparison (also painted by me).

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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 am

Wonderful repaints !!! Applause 

It always makes my heart bleed, seeing old , rare and lovely models repainted, and this is a truely great bison. Crying or Very sad 
But you did a great great job  Wink Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:37 am

You're very kind. I think that this particular model is the best rendition of the american bison in toy form I´ve seen, and is a 40+ years old model, it is well proportioned, well sculpted and imposing, it even dwarfes the Marx's rhino from the safari line.
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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:58 pm

A very nice buffalo now  cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:18 pm

Good job sunny

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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:09 pm

Marx were unpainted figures so a good repaint doesn't hurt. Actually I find most Marx figures very well sculpted, when there is no painting the atention concentrates on some important sculpting details. I have never noticed before how brilliant was Marx bison, I agree that it is an excelent sculpting. I suppose your repaint intends to fit the woods bison that what that figure looks to me considering how forward the hump is. I love your repainting and contrarily to most bison replicas, it has a correct long body, great proportions and a powerful expression. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:23 am

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Marx were unpainted figures so a good repaint doesn't hurt. Actually I find most Marx figures very well sculpted, when there is no painting the atention concentrates on some important sculpting details. I have never noticed before how brilliant was Marx bison, I agree that it is an excelent sculpting. I suppose your repaint intends to fit the woods bison that what that figure looks to me considering how forward the hump is. I love your repainting and contrarily to most bison replicas, it has a correct long body, great proportions and a powerful expression. cheers

I based (or intended to) my color scheme in two different males from the plains variety. Wood bison has a taller, squarer, not rounded hump, the cape doesn't form a distinct boundary with the rest of the body and it's color is almost the same as the rest of the body, also the hair in the forehead is long and comes sloping down. Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: My Marx's american buffalo repaint   Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:31 am

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Marx were unpainted figures so a good repaint doesn't hurt. Actually I find most Marx figures very well sculpted, when there is no painting the atention concentrates on some important sculpting details. I have never noticed before how brilliant was Marx bison, I agree that it is an excelent sculpting. I suppose your repaint intends to fit the woods bison that what that figure looks to me considering how forward the hump is. I love your repainting and contrarily to most bison replicas, it has a correct long body, great proportions and a powerful expression. cheers

I based (or intended to) my color scheme in two different males from the plains variety. Wood bison has a taller, squarer, not rounded hump, the cape doesn't form a distinct boundary with the rest of the body and it's color is almost the same as the rest of the body, also the hair in the forehead is long and comes sloping down. Smile 
Thanks for your encourage  Very Happy

Thanks for describing all these differences. Very Happy
OK, it was actually a supposition and not an afirmative thing. I was really interested in knowing which subspecies you based your work. You're completely right with the coloring although it is not easy to see that this hump is not tall enough, square and placed above the front legs as it happens with wood bisons. Though, the relevant is your work and not really which subspecies did Marx want to represent. Very Happy

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