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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Amazing! Beautiful work. Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:54 pm

All of them are amazing, each full of expression and each has something remarkable. Amazing work Lea. So much empathy for horses in these. Some of them look like they suffer a lot or are terrified, and you were able to show these feelings with such big power.
It would be difficult to choose favourites, each is amazing really. I especially love the steel grey snowflake Appaloosa, the colour is beyond gorgeous, it just looks mythical.
I adore also the chestnut Finn horse gelding (1:9) , he looks melancholic and his colour is also very awesome.
Great works!!!!! I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:34 pm

You are magnificent artist !
I`m speechless..

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:22 am

This is all quite stunning. I love the photo of mayhem; it will be interesting to see the results. The detailed accessories are also beautifully done. If I look at things like that too much...I might be overly tempted to attempt (or fail horribly at) something similar and go all "Dinotopia" on one of my dinosaurs! affraid

Also, I think I've read enough of your comments to say your self-deprecation approaches poetry. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:17 am

Very impressive customs, your sculpting is impressive. I might try customizing some figures in the future after being inspired by these.
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:08 pm

Amazing!! Shocked Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:36 pm

Thank you very much for the generous comments, everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the old things.

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Amazing. I don't know what to say, honestly.
I think that you should go into sculpting, and start to sell your works!
Thank you! I've been sculpting for nigh 10 years as a pastime now, and have managed to sell most of what work I've completed. What I haven't managed is sufficient fanfare around this, I suspect - hell, it makes me slightly ill to pretend I have a ”studio name” (the gently derogatory "koni" in Koni Miniatures) when I haven't even got a ”studio” - nevermind trying for a bigger branding type venture to sell the stuff I make. I've never released a resin of any of the original sculptures I've made, though, that's quite correct - perhaps that was more of the kind of thing you meant.

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Your style is so unique... Maybe the Curly pony shows best how incredibly talented you're - that it's really is possible to change a sheep into a horse! I also like the quarter Finn horse a lot. Like I said these are wonderful! Thanks for showing these for us! cheers
Thanks, Jonas! The lamb made for an inordinately wooly and slab-sided horse, but ach, I just wanted a Bashkir in my herd. Very Happy

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All of them are amazing, each full of expression and each has something remarkable. Amazing work Lea. So much empathy for horses in these. Some of them look like they suffer a lot or are terrified, and you were able to show these feelings with such big power.
It would be difficult to choose favourites, each is amazing really. I especially love the steel grey snowflake Appaloosa, the colour is beyond gorgeous, it just looks mythical.
I adore also the chestnut Finn horse gelding (1:9) , he looks melancholic  and his colour is also very awesome.
Great works!!!!! I love you
Thank you, Anna! I'm heartened by your approval. Like most domestic species, the history (and to frustrating extents, the present) of horses with people has been one chiefly of suffering; I think I have trouble forgetting about that even for plain hobby sculpts, yes.. The snowflake appy's coat ended up maybe a bit too mythical - it apparently caused angry remarks at a live show for being shown among realistic paintups when it's clearly a view of the night sky with stars! Laughing

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Very impressive customs, your sculpting is impressive.  I might try customizing some figures in the future after being inspired by these.

Thank you! Do try customizing - I bet the results would be amazing! It's also an nifty way to sketch out ideas and do smaller maquettes of intended original works – although I suppose sculpting virtually easily allows that kind of thing in itself, as well. Still, it would be very interesting to see what you'd create!

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This is all quite stunning. I love the photo of mayhem; it will be interesting to see the results. The detailed accessories are also beautifully done. If I look at things like that too much...I might be overly tempted to attempt (or fail horribly at) something similar and go all "Dinotopia" on one of my dinosaurs! affraid

Thank you kindly! Absolutely do go Dinotopia on one of your beautiful dinos - I'd want to see it! Those books used to be among my favourites when I was little.

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Also, I think I've read enough of your comments to say your self-deprecation approaches poetry. Laughing
Love, this shall cause me quiet chuckles for lengths of time to come. I have managed poetry! cheers And it may be deprecation, but it's all hard earned.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:38 pm

Really cool to see more of your custom work Very Happy The vixom I'd never have guessed cyclops It's nice you make them rather difficult to recognize.
Have you ever made a model from scratch? I bet you could bounce cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:45 am

Thanks, Carola! I don't purposefully make them hard to recognize - it's something that's been happening as a side-effect more and more lately. Laughing I've done a number of original sculptures, yes, but none of the equine ones have been finished yet. I keep taking them back apart to work on errors..

Also, as a general note: it seems I'd broken a few of the pictures from last page, messing in my Photobucket - they're back up now. Sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:09 pm

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Thank you very much for the generous comments, everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the old things.



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All of them are amazing, each full of expression and each has something remarkable. Amazing work Lea. So much empathy for horses in these. Some of them look like they suffer a lot or are terrified, and you were able to show these feelings with such big power.
It would be difficult to choose favourites, each is amazing really. I especially love the steel grey snowflake Appaloosa, the colour is beyond gorgeous, it just looks mythical.
I adore also the chestnut Finn horse gelding (1:9) , he looks melancholic  and his colour is also very awesome.
Great works!!!!! I love you
Thank you, Anna! I'm heartened by your approval. Like most domestic species, the history (and to frustrating extents, the present) of horses with people has been one chiefly of suffering; I think I have trouble forgetting about that even for plain hobby sculpts, yes.. The snowflake appy's coat ended up maybe a bit too mythical - it apparently caused angry remarks at a live show for being shown among realistic paintups when it's clearly a view of the night sky with stars! Laughing


Yes, you are right, unfortunately horses suffered a lot during "cooperation" with humans and in many places, disciplines and situations they also suffer today Sad That's really sad how humans have to show their absolute control on everything and often disrespect natural needs of the creatures which work for them. Sad

About the Snowflake Appaloosa, well, that's the thing exactly, he IS realistic and such colour is possible yet he looks a bit magical, reminding the night sky full of stars. I find it amazing cheers The combination of unusual colour and expression of his face makes me seeing him as a character in mythology, maybe a horse of some goddess or a horse of an unknown yet myth. Or maybe something else. There is something poetic about him and it's hard to name it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:35 am

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The snowflake appy's coat ended up maybe a bit too mythical - it apparently caused angry remarks at a live show for being shown among realistic paintups when it's clearly a view of the night sky with stars! Laughing

My apologies for derailing the thread - was this a show in the US, do you know? What region was this? That's crazy. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:52 pm

No apologies needed! It was the largest annual live show in Europe, Bensheim, in Germany 2009. Incidentally, the model won overall Best in Show there against the other 1387 entered models, which I expect had something to do with some folks' dismay with it. It was called some genuinely inventive things, too, afterwards. Laughing I can't help but find the whole episode quite quaint.

Anna, thank you for the further comments on that appy! I think your view quite becomes the model, yes - and I'm sure its new owner would quite appreciate your train of thought there. Wink She, too, has a great mind for appreciating the poetic side of things, models included.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:15 pm

Laughing That's funny, congratulations for you that he won overall! cheers He really is a great piece.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Amazing work!!! What I love most is the incredible expression in their faces, and all those wonderful wrinkles!!! What you did with the 2 Salineros, and the Wixom is just mind blowing, but I think my favorite is the Smarty Jones. The face is reminiscent of an antique carousel horse. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!! Looking forward to seeing what happens to the cattle!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:16 pm

one of the most impresive artist on the forum i i may say ...
In Dutch we say; petje af... Litteraly; hats off...
But its means ; I should like to express my respect to your work.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:29 pm

Lea, I only noticed your topic now! Sleep
You're an Artist with an unique style and it is very enjoyable to see your works. You pay atention to all details and everything has motion and expression. Very Happy
It was particularly interesting to see how that lamb turned in a Baskhir curly, incredible! Shocked However, I thing procrastination was exagerated in that project once I can see that the lamb, before turning in a Baskhir curly, it turned in a grown up ram meanwhile. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:25 pm

Thanks for the comments, LeeAnn, Sassyscribbler, Dum_my and Roger! I'm very glad you like my work so. I'll still humbly disagree about being an artist, though - it's mere hobby crafts, this, surely.

Roger, you are quite right about that lamb quite possibly having had time sufficient to grow up to a ram... Perhaps I should amend my description in the past post (and work a bit faster in the future  Laughing ). Good catch!

Sassyscribbler, I'm sorry to say I've no cattle quite ready for their closeups yet, but the first is close to getting there. Here's a glimpse:  
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:40 am

wohoo! This one looks very impressive! Like he's coming directly form the jungle Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:03 pm

It looks amazing already. Cannot wait to see the rest! which model is that though? One of the Schleich bulls?

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Oh dear, I've again missed many new comments - I'm sorry. Thank you for your cheering me on LeeAnn, Jonas, Sassyscribbler, Dorotea and Paige!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:25 pm

That tongue! That's awesome! Laughing Fantastic work Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' customs & tack (updated Feb 21st)   Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:22 pm

Oh my god... Lea you're amazing! I don't even know what to say. Shocked This is just amazing...! Shocked

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