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PostSubject: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:41 pm

The Schleich Grizzlies are now a Pizzly and Tibetan blue bear pair, the safari deer doe turned into an elk cow, the Schleich grey wolf turned into a (flat) black, and the New Ray Dalmatians are now grey hounds. My camera sabotaged their paint jobs, so they truly do look better in person. Particularly the Tibetan bears look a lot more shaded etc. Anyways, enjoy. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:33 pm

Oh, many great ideas and surely they look great! Surprised specially with an elk doe, I think it is the first time I see an elk doe on STS. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:57 pm

Thank you everyone.  Very Happy 
Roger, I customed it for the older safari elk bull, the new one will dwarf it whenever I get him. But for now I have a one of a kind elk cow that I still beg manufacturers to make one and a calf to go with her.  drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:58 pm

They all turned out very nicely, but I especially like the bears. Whenever you get the time, would you mind sharing some closer pictures of them?
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:19 am

If I have light tomorrow I will take some closer pics of the bears. Anything else?  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:46 am

Why only the bears?  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:10 am

I can't wait to see the bears finished. I've considered customing mine for a long time, but I'm sure about that.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:32 am

GREAT models  cheers cheers 

I am especially fascinated by the greyhounds  bounce Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:22 am

what are the two cute puppehs in the front row?
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:46 am

Very nice work  Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:21 pm

Miss Jane wrote:
what are the two cute puppehs in the front row?
Thank you everyone, I will try to take closer pics of them all soon.
Anyways, Miss Jane, they are supposed to be greyhound puppies. The molds for all three (including the mother) were better suited in my opinion to greyhounds rather than Dalmatians, though they aren't perfect sculpts for that breed either. Just the closest to what I would want for greyhounds.  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:14 pm

greta job Paige! Maybe the brown and white bear need black in the nose and eyes  Wink drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:17 pm

Ok, here are closer pics. They aren't done yet, I need to touch them up now (my dog tried to get at them  Rolling Eyes ) and they need a protective coating etc. There are some mistakes that I need to fix as well, but here ya go. Also they are taken with other figures to compare to.
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:25 pm

Wow! I like them a lot! cheers 
That elk I love you 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks for adding these! Glad to see them a little closer. The brindle coat on the bloodhound looks really good. It's good to see the elk cow next to the deer she's derived from - that modeled converted really nicely. And again, I love the bears. It's great to finally see a Tibetan blue bear in model form. That grizzly model works really nicely as a TBB; kind of makes me wish Schleich would bring it back with a new paint-job.
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:47 pm

Thank you Jonesee and bjarki12. Very Happy 
I was really worried about he brindle greyhound, but I think he did turn out nicely. The deer/elk cow was a different color than the red deer version, a lighter tawny brown, in fact its this one: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] this makes it look charming, but it really was a pretty ugly model, and since the family she was supposed to belong to were red I found a better suited doe and decided to make an elk cow out of this one. Again she will be miniscule compared to safari's new elk bull, but its a start.
And again about the bears, I loved the project. Still need to alter a few things but I do like the turn out. Since most of the pictures weren't very good and I'm unfamiliar with the species, there may be some inaccuracies still, so any critique is welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:58 pm

I just love that greyhound! cheers cheers Perfect!

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:31 pm

The greyhounds are beautiful! I didnt realise eather the puppy was standing, that makes him very attractive. XD.
And the mumma grey is beatiful also - I love the brindle! My only suggestion (if you dont mind) would be that the nose is a bit short/round. Otherwise, fantastic work!
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:35 pm

I do agree about the nose. The reason I didn't change it is because its mostly hard plastic, and I'm not so sure about re-sculpting it in the sense that I'm not sure clay would adhere very well to the body. I just thought the figure had much too deep of a chest and too long legs to be a Dalmatian. Thank you again for your critique. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:25 pm

Here are some new ones for today. Minor touch ups to New ray dogs (german shepherd into a silver shepherd, adjustments to black lab, and an unknown breed into a chocolate lab)
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:27 pm

I love your doggies.  drunken  drunken 

I keep spying that American Toy Terrier in people's collections, where can I get one?!  Shocked 

What a wonderful collection.

I think also it depends on the clay you use. I currently use air-hardening and it sticks straight onto plastic, no prepping required.
What clay are you using?
I'd like to try epoxy putty and see if it makes a difference/is harder etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:32 pm

Thank you. I got my toy terrier in a New Ray dog set (the picture with all of the dogs is full of figures from their two sets available to me). They aren't the greatest figures, they have some major seam lines and some of them are just weird anatomically, but after you smooth the seams and paint them they turn out nicely.  Very Happy And for me I then don't have the guilt of ruining more collectable figures from major brands. Rolling Eyes Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:17 am

I agree with you on some of the seam lines, and poor anatomy, but I think they are such great models to customise, as they aren't as lovely as the good brands!

Do you know (on the internet?) anywhere I could get any of these dogs?

The only New Ray dogs I have were from Lea.

I would love some for customising.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:58 am

The only place I know of is ebay. Just type in New Ray dogs and it pulls up some sets. Otherwise, unless you could find them in a store (I got lucky for that one, they have disappeared now). I wish you luck, I love them to custom, they turn out really well.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:31 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:19 pm

Love your repaints Paige, especially the greyhounds and Pizzly!! drunken drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:27 pm

They are beautiful already  cheers 
The black wolf got my attention immediately  cheers 
And I didn't even know they were a mix breed of bears, from the brown and the polar bear.

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Beautiful repaints Paige! Congratulations! And it's fantastic to see bears in new colours! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:41 pm

thank you everyone. I appreciate the encouragement.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:02 am

Those are wonderful paintjobs. I especially like the pizzly bear. I just realized no one else makes makes a female elk.  cheers  Great idea, sorry I'm late, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:21 am

No worries, better late than never.  Very Happy Yes there are still so many N.A. animals that are neglected, if only companies would make a cow and calf elk.  drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: Bear(s), elk, greyhounds, german shepherd, labradors, and wolf customs (Closer pics added)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 am

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No worries, better late than never.  Very Happy Yes there are still so many N.A. animals that are neglected, if only companies would make a cow and calf elk.  drunken 
I agree, there are so many which aren't made, but until then, we always have customisations.
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