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PostSubject: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

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I've been working on a 1:18 Asian elephant bull for a little over a month now. He is 8 inches tall, 10 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. He is loosely based on the temple elephants found in Southern India. They tend to have a more robust build. Let me now what you think!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:00 am

Phantastic elephant figurine!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 am

Wow he's looking good!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:01 am

He is beautyful  Very Happy 

One thing : Perhaps it is the photo, or is the eye a bit too high up ? Well, soory, I am no expert  Embarassed 

Great that the temple elephants are more sturdy ! I did not know that. They are gorgeous  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:04 pm

I can see that time and effort was definitely put into this! cheers Wonderful!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:09 pm

Gorgeous! cheers Shocked 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:15 pm

Thanks everyone! Yes, I'm trying to finish up the right side, then I'll start the left. This project is taking way longer than I anticipated due to its sheer size alone.

Susanne, thanks for pointing that out. I moved the eye down a couple of millimeters and brought the tusk skin up a little to better resemble the elephant who I was using as a reference. After working on one part so long, I got a little tired so everything looked good at the time.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:30 pm

I think he looks better now… Good! Smile 

Haha I know this feeling! When you look at the project in morning it might be erm.. a little less magnificentxP

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:44 pm

I know that feeling, too  Laughing 

But now the elefant is much better, - fantastic, actually  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:05 am

Wow great and big figure !!. And very nice head . Congratulations Elephants !! Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:00 am

Thanks for the comments everyone. I took a small break before I resumed work hahaha.
Now I've completed detailing the entire right side, save for a few minor things when I'm completely finished.  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:58 am

very good my friend :)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:42 am

Its so amazing, your very talented!  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:32 am

I can't believe I've missed this thread. Its nice to see elephant customs. I like him a lot; you've done an excellent job!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:45 pm

Oh, he's so cool! Good job again Surprised Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks everyone! Smile 

I will be finished sculpting and commence painting soon!  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:14 pm

@Elephants Rule wrote:
Thanks everyone! Smile 

I will be finished sculpting and commence painting soon!  Very Happy 
 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:33 am

Can't wait to see it painted  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:55 pm

It's amazing how much time goes into a model of this size, but will be well worth the effort - looking great so far. Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:26 pm

Thanks again everyone!  Very Happy 

I'm actually reconstructing him a bit to make him look even more realistic. I've been speaking with an individual who makes animal and dinosaur models for museums in Europe. I found him on Instagram. He's given me a little more insight in detailing.

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He does a fantastic job!  Shocked 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:32 pm

@Elephants Rule wrote:
Thanks again everyone!  Very Happy 

I'm actually reconstructing him a bit to make him look even more realistic. I've been speaking with an individual who makes animal and dinosaur models for museums in Europe. I found him on Instagram. He's given me a little more insight in detailing.

Here is his site. Check him out! http://quagga.cat/

He does a fantastic job!  Shocked 

This is interesting! Those looks so real Shocked ! Maybe he can do some nice figures for schleich What a Face 

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:03 am

Hey Everyone,

I took a long hiatus on this model. I had sculptor's block and was stuck for a few months, so he's been sitting there lol. I finally found inspiration in a handsome wild bull elephant I saw in India last May. I scrapped the entire head and started from scratch, and based him off of that wild bull. I also filled out his back more. He's baked, sanded him down, and rubbed him with alcohol (Thanks for the tips, Andrew!). I'll start painting him in a few days.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:29 am

That's another great representation of an elephant. It looks many people like you is able of making good looking elephants and I keep not enjoying elephant figures anytime I visit a shop. Very Happy
You're performing a fantastic job, it was really a good idea to share your experience with other sculptors. Very Happy
Lions and elephants are equally popular but incredible that much more people make elephants than lions. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:23 pm

You have made a very good-looking elephant! I cannot wait to see him painted.  bounce
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:08 pm

Looks fantastic - I'll keep a watch on this topic for the final painted version  Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:34 am

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it! Well here he is! I call him the Monarch of Rajaji! He's loosely based on a wild bull Asian elephant I encountered in Rajaji National Park (in Northern India) in May.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:03 am

Great paint application. The toenails were done perfectly, a detail many artists/brands seem to neglect.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:01 pm

Wonderful work! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks everyone! I really tried to capture every aspect of the elephant. :)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:18 Bull Asian Elephant   Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:34 pm

Oh, just saw this! Fantastic job sunny

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