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PostSubject: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:07 pm

During my latest Animal Buying Extravaganza I picked up a bag of various large jungle animals. It contained a giraffe and zebra - both rather cartoony, but charming nonetheless - and the usual three big cats: lion, tiger, and leopard. All three about the size of the Bullyland lions, and really exceptionally well made for cheapies. Instead of the usual "uniform parallel lines signifying hair texture", they have nicely sculpted muscle and fairly realistic fur detail.

Still, there are certain flaws....
I think the tiger's mom may have mated with a traffic cone. The color is actually substantially more day-glo orange in real life!
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However, a bad paintjob isn't exactly the worst flaw in the world. After two afternoons' work he looks like this:
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This was my first ever attempt at a tiger pattern, hopefully not too wrong. I used a reference photo, but of course it's not unlikely that particular tiger may have had atypical stripes.
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:20 pm

That's an absolutely fantastic repaint Sumo!! I love it! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:08 pm

Wow, great job cheers

And the eyes look great Very Happy Thats my biggest weakness when it comes to painting animals No
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:41 pm

I always have tremendous trouble aligning the pupils... he looks slightly cross-eyed head on.
There's a quick and easy recipe for painting eyes, actually.
1: Basecoat, in this case Citadel's Desert Yellow.
2: Mix base color with white and lighten the bottom of the eyeball. (For brown-eyed animals, use a lighter shade of the brown - burnt sienna, Indian red or similar.) This creates that semi-transparent effect. Metallic or pearlescent paints work very well for this.
3: Lightly shade the upper part of the eye, especially along the eyelid. Citadel has a line of special washes that are less runny than regular watered-down paint, I mixed green and sepia for this one.
4: Add pupil.
5: DO NOT, WHATEVER YOU DO, ADD THAT WHITE DOT. Just... don't.
6: Gloss.
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:06 pm

Very good repaint, thank You for sharing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:20 pm

Amazing! I love the painting job you did!

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:47 pm

very nice custom, you saved this model Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:26 am

Very good re-paint Sumo!
In the close-up, this model has the feeling of an older composition model... Very Happy
The striping is that of a Sumatra- or extinct Java-tiger. cat

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Wonderful Sumo! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:33 pm

Probably that tiger was originally brought in by Willy in Indonesia that's why has an Orange coat. lol!

The Indonesians will love you for saving their Sumatran Tiger. cheers

Well done repainting job, by the way. deserves a three cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:30 pm

That is really beautiful, Sumo, you should be proud!

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:24 am

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Still, there are certain flaws....
I think the tiger's mom may have mated with a traffic cone.
lol!


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Very good re-paint Sumo!
In the close-up, this model has the feeling of an older composition model... Very Happy
i thought the same thing. He has "it".

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:23 pm

Well done, it is too bad that some very nice figures come with such poor painting, this is a huge improvement over the original paint job!
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:54 pm

Big wild cat)
I like your custom
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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:04 pm

Brilliant! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Run! It's a tiger!   Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:29 am

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Probably that tiger was originally brought in by Willy in Indonesia that's why has an Orange coat. lol!

The Indonesians will love you for saving their Sumatran Tiger. cheers

Well done repainting job, by the way. deserves a three cheers cheers cheers

Don't forget Ronald, that how much more south, the tiger (sub-)species are more dark and orange...
Lighter in weight, lower in height, smaller and narrower stripes, and shorter furr to... Rolling Eyes

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