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PostSubject: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:30 am

As JEOL is my favourite vintage brand I thought it would be neat to try and sculpt a figure in the same style as this company.  I sculpted a younger elephant calf, there is already an older calf from the series along with an adult bull and cow.  The JEOL figures are all in 1:32 scale, they are nicely proportioned and have a stylized look to them which adds to their appeal.


The armature.

The body was sculpted with Super Sculpey and the delicate tail and trunk end were made with epoxy putty.


I added the company name on the bottom to be more authentic.

Compared with Schleich and Britains models


The new calf along with my other JEOL elephants.
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:37 am

That's an excelent idea and more than that an excelent work! Very Happy
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy
It remembers me that I always wanted a cape buffalo in Britains style! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:38 pm

Great work matching the style! This would have made a great April Fools joke.
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:57 pm

Stunning, how it looks like a very, very nice JEOL  Shocked 

You may cause a collector some brainwork some day  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:45 pm

Beautieful calf and a nice work!!

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:13 pm

Wow! What a wonderful model and great idea! Lovely lovely work.

@SUSANNE wrote:

You may cause a collector some brainwork some day  Laughing 

I had the same thought as Susanne above. One day, there's going to be a discussion on your figurine, on a board a lot like this one, with everyone trying to figure out where the heck it came from. (I guess the material will be a dead giveaway.)
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:54 am

Beautiful work, I love the style! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 am

Wow, you can't tell that it's made of clay, that's incredible work Andrew, looks like the genuine article. You're so talented.

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:21 pm

Beautiful work as always! As Harriet said, it doesn't even look like clay! Shocked

@Roger wrote:
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy

What is a 'cult brand?'  scratch Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:23 pm

Thanks Geospiza, Andreas, and Kelsey.

@SUSANNE wrote:
Stunning, how it looks like a very, very nice JEOL  Shocked 

You may cause a collector some brainwork some day  Laughing 
@scot(t) wrote:


Wow! What a wonderful model and great idea! Lovely lovely work.

I had the same thought as Susanne above. One day, there's going to be a discussion on your figurine, on a board a lot like this one, with everyone trying to figure out where the heck it came from. (I guess the material will be a dead giveaway.)


Thank you Susanne and Scot, that would be funny if in the future someone only saw one image and thought this was a genuine JEOL model.

@HKHollinstone wrote:
Wow, you can't tell that it's made of clay, that's incredible work Andrew, looks like the genuine article.  You're so talented.

Thank Harriet.  I looked up the components of Super sculpey and it turns out it is a pvc plastic based product.  The pvc is suspended in a gel (plasticizer) which evaporates when baked thus fusing the PVC particles together.  So I like to think of baked sculpey models as being plastic more than clay.  I have used a dremel power tool to buff some of my models and they really feel like smooth plastic after.

@Roger wrote:
That's an excelent idea and more than that an excelent work! Very Happy
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy
It remembers me that I always wanted a cape buffalo in Britains style! Laughing

Thanks Roger.  It is too bad because Britains did have the cape buffalo as a possible model when they were planning their zoo series.  Here is a picture of rough sketches from my Britains Zoo book.  They also planned kudu, blackbuck, cheetahs etc.
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:31 pm

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
Beautiful work as always! As Harriet said, it doesn't even look like clay! Shocked

@Roger wrote:
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy

What is a 'cult brand?'  scratch Laughing 

Thanks LeeAnn.  I think Roger meant that this vintage brand has some dedicated collectors like cult movies which have a devoted fanbase.  Since JEOL models are quite rare this makes them desirable to many collectors, many of which are on this forum who appreciate these models.
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:48 pm

Fantastic work Andrew, as always!!!
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:13 pm

@scot(t) wrote:
Wow! What a wonderful model and great idea! Lovely lovely work.

@SUSANNE wrote:

You may cause a collector some brainwork some day  Laughing 

I had the same thought as Susanne above. One day, there's going to be a discussion on your figurine, on a board a lot like this one, with everyone trying to figure out where the heck it came from. (I guess the material will be a dead giveaway.)

I agree with everything here. You are a brilliant forger Andrew  Applause 

And this pic is very very cruel for all vintage collectors  affraid   bounce   Wink 


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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Wow, what a crazy idea, and beautifully made figure. Amazing! cheers

@SUSANNE wrote:
Stunning, how it looks like a very, very nice JEOL  Shocked 

You may cause a collector some brainwork some day  Laughing 

Agree  Cool   Laughing  Laughing  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:54 am

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
Beautiful work as always! As Harriet said, it doesn't even look like clay! Shocked

@Roger wrote:
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy

What is a 'cult brand?' scratch Laughing

Leeann, it seems I said once more a silly thing, remember I am not an English native person but this is what I ment See here! Very Happy


@elephas_maximus wrote:

@Roger wrote:
That's an excelent idea and more than that an excelent work! Very Happy
It also shows that Jeol is a cult brand for you! Very Happy
It remembers me that I always wanted a cape buffalo in Britains style! Laughing

Thanks Roger.  It is too bad because Britains did have the cape buffalo as a possible model when they were planning their zoo series.  Here is a picture of rough sketches from my Britains Zoo book.  They also planned kudu, blackbuck, cheetahs etc.

I didn't know that! Shocked Cruel indeed! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:12 am

Roger, your English is great. 'Cult brand' makes sense.

The page from the Britains Zoo Book was cruel! It's the Kudu and the Blackbuck that particularly cause me pain. (The body of the Cape Buffalo looks a little odd to me.)
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:17 am

Outstanding work, Elephas! It fits in with the Jeol herd perfectly!
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:23 am

@scot(t) wrote:
Roger, your English is great. 'Cult brand' makes sense.

Thanks Scott! :) I am glad it does. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:05 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:

@HKHollinstone wrote:
Wow, you can't tell that it's made of clay, that's incredible work Andrew, looks like the genuine article.  You're so talented.

Thank Harriet.  I looked up the components of Super sculpey and it turns out it is a pvc plastic based product.  The pvc is suspended in a gel (plasticizer) which evaporates when baked thus fusing the PVC particles together.  So I like to think of baked sculpey models as being plastic more than clay.  I have used a dremel power tool to buff some of my models and they really feel like smooth plastic after.
How interesting! Well, this little elephant you made certainly resembles plastic in the way you've created it. I love how you put the brand name underneath, brilliant.

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:09 pm

Thank you Phil, Christophe, Anna, bjarki12.
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:32 pm

Uffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really perfectly made Jeol-looking calf...  Applause Applause Applause
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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:41 am

Wonderfull and perfect figure, looks like original !! Shocked Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: JEOL elephant calf-custom   Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:49 pm

Amazing! You wouldn't even know that calf was handmade! Nice work!
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