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PostSubject: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:13 pm

This is the topic where I'll share any customizing I've done on figures. At first I was careful, as much of my collection had associated memories from when I was little, and the new additions often had nice paint. So the few things so far have been rather "safe" targets for the brush. Lately I've realized the number of waiting figures has grown (Safari toobs are especially tempting), so I don't think I'll ever run out. Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:39 pm

Can't wait to see your customs Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:59 pm

These deer were the first complete repaints I did. They needed rescuing, especially the female. I wanted to keep spots on them, so they became chital (axis deer). The figures have big heads and a stout build, perhaps better suited to fallow deer, but fallow deer antlers would have required customization with a bit of air-dry modeling compound (which I didn't have), while chital antlers could be approximated using a knife. If I hadn't wanted spots/big antlers, the best choice would probably have been something like hog deer, muntjac, or even little antelopes. But I'm happy with them as they are.

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(See, they are very well fed. It must be the wet season!)

They have a slightly comical personality up close, due to their small size. One or both of the males may get more black around the mouth. Someday I need to make an Indian forest diorama, so they can meet some neighbors. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Wow, They're so small! Shocked It must have been realy hard to paint those little white spots on such a small animal... I love them!

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:07 pm

Nice work!

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:16 pm

Thank you both. Christina I just saw your new horse repaints, they're really nice. I've seen the Camargue sculpt and like it, but never thought how it would look as a different horse.

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:16 am

really great job to small figures Shocked
congrats cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:16 am

Really cute little deer family! Very Happy Congratulations, lovely repaint! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:27 am

Very good repaint!!

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:50 am

Beautiful custom. When I see how small they are, I can say that this repaint is really impressive!!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:12 pm

How wonderful result! Those are so tiny Shocked Shocked Great job! sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:34 pm

So small and so well detailed, oh my these are fabulous!

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:28 am

Andy, what delicate repaints! Very Happy I believe this thread is only the start of an exciting and long story! Very Happy
Keep posting! bounce bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:23 am

Thanks for the nice compliments everyone (and fellow painters!). sunny  Yes, I think smaller animals would be my preferred size, but it is hard to find small figures where the quality and price are both good. Roger, I hope the story will not be so slow that it puts others to sleep! Sleep Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:48 am

Tey are fantastic cheers

Each little model os a tiny artwork, with all the delicate colours..I amimmensely impressed Applause Applause

Arrrhw, - look at the little beauty in your hand...and the face of the male ! I love them Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:14 am

They look very precious Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:52 pm

They are wonderful! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:50 am

Thanks to each of you for the comments. More catching up to do:

Years ago I got a set of colored plastic animals in a bag. They were better sculpted than most of my tiny animals, and became an important part of my childhood-mini-zoo-animal-collection. (Some are Marx copies, I think, but maybe not all scratch .) Anyway, there was a squirrel among them, way out of scale, in an odd shade of BLUE. It didn't get much use, certainly not in my miniature animal parks. But with the tiny animals it stayed.................

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Finally, I held the squirrel again and realized it was a perfect size to go with many larger animal figures( Rolling Eyes ), if only something could be done about that color. So I painted it as an eastern gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, holding a black walnut fruit (alternatively a green crab apple). Most figures in production are Eurasian red squirrels, and a little larger, but now I finally have a nice small local squirrel. I love you

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Little squirrel, why so blue? Doesn't anyone want to play with you? Hmm...

That's better!
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I hope you can get the general idea... I think the brownish is more obvious in all the pics than in person.
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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:28 am

Wow, he looks pretty good! cheers
The sculpt is very well and you gave him a perfect coat cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:06 am

Oh, this squirrel is adorable! Beautiful paint work, you saved amazing figure indeed, it looks amazing now! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:17 am

Wouldn't mind having this beautiful little fella hopping around in my forest!
Great repaint!! Love the face and his colors.

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:43 am

I love this story cheers

A little childhood friend refound and given a new, and better life with a lovely coat, nice food in hand and a lot of friends on a shelf drunken

You did a great job there, he is just perfect Applause

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:38 pm

Beautiful repaint. You gave a new life to this little squirrel, which is a really good sculpture indeed!

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:07 am

Interesting presentation! Very Happy Yes, almost all squirrels are eurasian red squirrels and the grey squirrel from Safari is a giant! Shocked
It was an excelent idea to transform that little figure in an Eastern grey squirrel, it just looks great, mainly with the racoon! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: A's Repaints and Refurbishments (Nov 16)   Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Oh that's wonderful! I love this cutie drunken Great job! cheers cheers

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