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PostSubject: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:09 am

Here is my latest creation, a 1:22 scale model of one of the most impressive elephants ever, Siam from Paris zoo, deceased in 1997.  I didn't get to see this elephant in real life but I gathered many old photos from the internet and watched old video footage to make my replica of this impressive tusker.

The model still needs some touch up paint work but it is progressing nicely.
The animal was 10.5 ft tall so my model is 14.5cm tall at 1:22 scale.
 



Next to Schleich 1:32 scale Indian elephant.

Next to 1:32 scale Britains 1311 Indian elephant.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:29 am

Wohoho, what a fabulous work and it's absolutely amazing. Will you make some copies (later)?
You're really talented. cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:09 am

Phenomenal work, beautiful replica, congrats  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:22 am

Amazing as usual  Very Happy congrats!  Applause Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:36 am

W.O.W.  affraid affraid affraid 
I almost lost my breath  Shocked Shocked Shocked 
It's THE most amazing figure of animal I've ever seen. I've just almost fainted… seriously.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:51 am

A beautieful elephant again  Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:17 pm

That's amazing. The wrinkling and skin texture is what gets me!!  Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:52 pm

Absolutely amazing! I just love the details and the color, congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:45 pm

i feel comparable to Ana,...maybe this was a short moment in another universe.....Huge congrats! and again, as i don't stop hoping, please: mould it!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:07 pm

That is one of the finest models I've ever seen - probably the very finest. Outstanding! Siam ought to feel honored!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:17 am

That is the best piece of yours I've seen yet. It's "most beautiful and most wonderful". I especially like the paintwork and the way the tusks are not symmetrical.  Applause   cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:24 am

He is beautiful Andrew, your skill is unequal when it comes to elephant figures! Thank you for sharing the pictures of him.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:49 am

I just can't get over how real your miniatures are Andrew, it really looks as though it would be quite normal for the model to start walking! You have an amazing skill.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:14 am

Each time I watch your last model I think it is the best elephant replica I ever seen in my life, and each time the one which comes after is better  drunken 

This week, I saw a documentary about Siam on a French TV channel and now this magnificent elephant is walking on STS. Thank you for that  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:37 am

Amazing!  affraid  cheers  affraid  cheers  affraid  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:43 am

He is gorgeous! Looks so alive!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:58 am

affraid 
I'm sure you just shrank the real Siam  Neutral geek 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:42 am

Thanks to everyone for the generous comments, I'm glad you all found the model to be lifelike and interesting.

@Florian wrote:
Wohoho, what a fabulous work and it's absolutely amazing. Will you make some copies (later)?
You're really talented. cheers cheers 

@PeGe wrote:
i feel comparable to Ana,...maybe this was a short moment in another universe.....Huge congrats! and again, as i don't stop hoping, please: mould it!

Florian, Pege: Thank you both for you compliments.  This is actually a 3D model I sculpted in the computer then had printed, I will do a bit of fixes to it then I will have it available for sale so people can order copies and paint them themselves.

@Kikimalou wrote:
Each time I watch your last model I think it is the best elephant replica I ever seen in my life, and each time the one which comes after is better  drunken 

This week, I saw a documentary about Siam on a French TV channel and now this magnificent  elephant is walking on STS. Thank you for that  cheers 

Thank you Christophe, that documentary sounds very interesting.  By chance, was it this documentary that shows his life story and then how the Paris museum prepared his hide for taxidermy?
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:34 am

Yes Andrew, it is that documentary.

By the way, I read you were planning some 3D prints. I hope you will make it hollow; Shapeways is very expensive with "plenty" models. Also, will you make a 1:32 Siam?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:47 am

@Kikimalou wrote:
Yes Andrew, it is that documentary.

By the way, I read you were planning some 3D prints. I hope you will make it hollow; Shapeways is very expensive with "plenty" models. Also, will you make a 1:32 Siam?

Hi Christophe,

Thanks for the information on the documentary, I hope to see that one day too, it looks very interesting.
I will offer my models in 1:32 scale as well, I just need to resize them (they will be hollow too to save on cost).
Yes Siam will be offered in 1:22 and 1:32 when I get some free time to fix up the model.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:02 am

Thank you Andrew.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:32 pm

Wow, really fantastic model! Thank you for sharing these photos. It is truly lovely!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:36 pm

He is absolutely beautiful, no doubt that he is the most beautiful elephant model I have ever seen. You did such a wonderful job capturing the majestic essence of Siam.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:37 pm

@skysthelimit wrote:
Phenomenal work, beautiful replica, congrats  cheers 


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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:32 am

Thank you scot(t), kudu11, and Sergey.

My model of Siam is now up for sale for those interested.
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I made a slightly different walking pose as shown below.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:54 pm

I am actually breathless. My heart pulse is racing. This is magnificent. Absolutely superb. I want a painted version just like yours please :-)
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:45 pm

I can't believe that I didn't see this yet! It's WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!  elephant 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:16 am

This is incredible!!!  Shocked Shocked  Can't talk anymore..  cyclops affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:03 pm

I lost my speech... affraid It is real, that's all....my compliments Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Bull Indian Elephant   Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:35 pm

Thank you for your comments Bacardi King, Synlex, Shanti, and pm64, glad you all like the elephant.
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