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PostSubject: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:36 pm

After many delays and problems unrelated to this work I'm happy to present my new job. This is the figure of the male European bison (Wisent) in relaxed posture but looking alert. The figure is made ​​on a scale of 1/20.

If any of you are interested in getting a copy of this figure or any of the others that I teach in my website let me know !. Very Happy 

 study....The European bison (Bison bonasus), also known as wisent, is a Eurasian species of bison. It is one of two extant species of bison, alongside the American bison.

European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild, with the last wild animals being shot in the Białowieża Forest (on the Poland-Belarus border) in 1919 and in the North-Western Caucasus in 1927. They have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe, all descendants of the Białowieża or lowland European bison. They are now forest-dwelling. They have few predators (besides humans), with only scattered reports from the 19th century of wolf and bear predation. European bison were first scientifically described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. Some later descriptions treat the European bison as conspecific with the American bison. It is not to be confused with the aurochs, the extinct ancestor of domestic cattle.

The European bison is the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe; a typical European bison is about 2.1 to 3.5 m (7 to 10 ft) long, not counting a tail of 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 in) long, and 1.6 to 2 m (5 to 7 ft) tall. At birth calves are quite small, weighing in at between 15 to 35 kg (33 to 77 lb). In the free-ranging population of the Bialowieza Forest of Belarus and Poland, body masses among adults (aged 6 and over) are 634 kg (1,398 lb) on average in the cases of males, with a range of 436 to 840 kg (961 to 1,852 lb), and of 424 kg (935 lb) among females, with a range of 340 to 540 kg (750 to 1,190 lb).[2] An occasional big bull European bison can weigh up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) or more.[3][4][5]

On average, it is slightly lighter in body mass and yet taller at the shoulder than the American bison (Bison bison). Compared to the American species, the Wisent has shorter hair on the neck, head and forequarters, but longer tail and horns... Sleep Sleep 

Well, after this introduction got the internet here are the pictures. I hope you like it !!














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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:44 pm

Very nice wisent! Its good to see something other than American Bison once in a while.
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:25 pm

It's fantastic! Very nice job Miguel! He looks just some great schleich wisent and even better.
Need to say I love it cheers sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Wow!  cheers cheers cheers cheers 

He's amazing!
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:29 pm

Beautiful work! Congratulations Miguel! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:31 pm

Wow, he's gorgeous! Fantastic job. Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:20 pm

It is a very atractive piece with a very modern looking. Very Happy I enjoy specially the design and detail what means I like it very much! Congratulations for being able of doing such great figures. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:09 pm

A very phantastic wisent!!!Beautieful work!!

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:25 pm

Thank you very much for your comments Geospiza, Jonas, 4U, Anna, Wolffie, Rogério, Andreas ! I´m glad you like it !! Very Happy sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:49 pm

This is the best European Bison model I have seen  cheers 
The proportions, the horns, - everything !
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:40 pm

Beautiful model! I'm really enjoying seeing your European wildlife series. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:52 pm

just AMAZING!!  affraid affraid affraid Applause Applause Applause 

perfect mold with a perfect painting Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Amazing wisent Miguel  Applause  You did a really good job on this one. I hope I will be able to catch one  drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:32 pm

Great sculpture Miguel! It's just amazing !! Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:12 pm

I keep returning and look at the photoes ! It is a truely wonderful model  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:02 am

Many many thanks Susanne, Bjarki, Bonobo, Christophe, Paolo..!!

I'm really grateful for your words !!  sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:31 am

That is such a beautiful figure!  Your work is becoming so impressive, you just need to start to making it 1:22 so I can begin adding them to my collection!!!
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:45 am

He's gorgeous! A true king of the forest, as we call them here in Poland :)

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:10 am

Fabulous work. I love the details cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:42 am

WOW! This is amazing model! Wonderful details! Love it! Applause Applause Applause  You did phenomenal work here :)

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:30 am

Wow he's absoluteyl wonderful! Very Happy cheers
I hope to see more of your works! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:22 pm

Oh, he is absolutely gorgeous! I love the paintwork too, wonderful sculpture Miguel!! These are one of my favourite animals I love you

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:50 pm

Thank you Phil, Magda, Florian, Martin, Bryan and Harriet !!. I'm really glad you like this figure! Very Happy sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: European bison   Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:02 pm

@Philter4 wrote:
That is such a beautiful figure!  Your work is becoming so impressive, you just need to start to making it 1:22 so I can begin adding them to my collection!!!

Thank you Phil !! Very Happy  sunny  Usually I collect figures hovering 1/20 scale. Between 1/18 and 1/22. The topic of scales is something recurrent in this forum. I Love Lions Papo figures, but did not really go well with Schleich zebras. And the buffalos Schleich (too small) do not mix with Schleich zebras.  Sleep 

Anyway it is possible that in the future I do figures in scale 1/22, I like it too. !

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