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PostSubject: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Here is a selection of my salamander sculptures.  I sculpt a lot of different things, but salamanders are my favorite because of their expressive faces, colorful pallettes, and fun poseability.  I can basically curl them any way I want and they look right.  Plus they have limited bone structure and texture to worry about getting right which makes them pretty stressfree and quick to make.  I usually spend one evening sculpting them (out of Super Sculpey and coat hanger wire), and one evening painting them (with Apple Barrel craft paint and assorted clear glazes).










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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Great work Shocked Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:14 pm

They look awesome! Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:14 pm

WOW !!!!! affraid 

They are stunning ! I LOVE them  cheers bounce cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:32 pm

WOW! Shocked

These are amazing! cheers cheers

I hope you show some WIP photos of them bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:35 pm

You made all these sculptures yourself? O.O They look all so realistic and wonderful! Good work! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:36 pm

I'm looking at the large animals on the one shelf - did you sculpt those too? sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:03 am

Wow, those are cool. Thanks for sharing!  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:25 am

Wow, absolutly phantasic!! Very very good job!!

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:20 am

They look amazing  cheers Very good models and great paintwork.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:40 am

Fantastic work  Applause Applause Applause 

I love salamanders and newts, they are so colorful!

You have a wonderful collection  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:04 am

Great models! I love them!  Applause Applause Applause 
And under the last photo shelf there are some prehistoric mammals, isn't it? Are they also made by yourself?
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:22 pm

They are fantastic! Some of the best I've seen!
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:41 pm

They look excelent and very realistic to me. I am really impressed that you can performe such great works in a very short time. cheers
Could you please tell us more about them and show more of your works? bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:06 pm

widukind wrote:
Wow, absolutly phantasic!! Very very good job!!

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:02 pm

Wow thanks for all the praise.  It's usually just a hobby I keep to myself so I never get any feedback, and especially none from people who appeciate animal figurines.  To answer some questions:

- yes, I make them all myself.  They're all dated with the species name written on the bottom.

- yes, i actually have tons of in-process photos.  Most of them were taken on my old cell phone and transferred to an external harddrive.  That HD is now packed because I happen to be moving this Sunday.  I have a few random ones accessible to me which I will try to organize and post.

- yes, another big facet of my sculpting life is prehistoric mammals.  I used to not paint any of my figures.  I only started painting with my salamanders.  So all my older prehistoric stuff is in the process of being painted, but they all look sloppy and incomplete to me at the moment.

- I work extremely fast because I am scatterbrained and lose interest in things fast. (I have one non-animal sculpture I've been working on for 6 years now.. once I lose my initial momentum things get put on the backburner and basically forgotten)
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Here are some in-process pics I happened to have on my work computer (where I happen to be sneakily wasting time right now).  While this isn't a salamander, it's at least part amphibian (and part avian).  It was a joke piece, but i really love the way it turned out.



















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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:20 pm

That is amazing!  Shocked Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:40 pm

That's beautiful! These details are incredible. Great work! And thanks for the answers! If you have time, could you show us some photographs of your finished prehistoric animals? I'd love to see them! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:02 pm

Amazing sculptures and paintwork! Your salamanders look so alive. I love how they are full of tiny details. cheers Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:05 pm

Laughing This amphavian is crazy! I love it! Very Happy
Thanks for all your explanations and it is great to know that we'll see more from your works! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:08 pm

affraid The salamanders look fantastic!  cheers Applause


It's...a toadurkey? A turoad? A turog? A frogurkey?  scratch It looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:28 pm

Those are such wonderful pieces. Do you watch wild salamanders?
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:08 pm

They look alive!

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:20 pm

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affraid The salamanders look fantastic!  cheers Applause


It's...a toadurkey? A turoad? A turog? A frogurkey?  scratch It looks great!

very very close... it's a TurkeyToad. Which happens to be the random name my mom has always called me since i was a baby :)
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:58 pm

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orcagirl26 wrote:
affraid The salamanders look fantastic!  cheers Applause


It's...a toadurkey? A turoad? A turog? A frogurkey?  scratch It looks great!

very very close... it's a TurkeyToad.  Which happens to be the random name my mom has always called me since i was a baby :)

 Smile I was trying to think of a name for a hybrid (like ligers, tigons), though I don't think a turkey and a toad could ever reproduce.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:55 am

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing 
i like it !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:40 am

Waouw. Very nice sculptures. I love them. You're very talented cyclops cyclops cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:14 pm

Holy whatever! You rock! I like newts and salamanders, i also own some living ones. So this collecting is nothing but a dream for me. Do you sell copies?
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:47 am

I am also interested in knowing if there is any chance of getting figures from you? bounce
I would be very interested in a gold-striped salamander in real size (6") as long as I can afford it and of course if you have the chance of making it for me. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:06 am

cheers  The one and only Turkey Toad  cheers Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:15 am

Wow, very beautiful salamanders and very crazy fantasy hybrid! Thank you for sharing! Great works! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:38 am

Giant Salamander is very beatiful!  Applause Applause cheers sunny sunny sunny sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Salamander figures.   Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:45 am

I love these. Everything. The colors, patterns and realism.
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