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PostSubject: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:48 am

A few of the repaints we have offered through our website, facebook, and/or EBay.  I'll update this posting as often as possible when repaints are done, offered, or commissioned.  Regretfully, many of these are no longer available for sale, but if anyone has any specific requests for a figure let me know, and I will see if we can get one done for you.

We start way back in 2013:

Common Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) - repainted Mojo Fox.  Completed 2013.  Approximate scale is 1:10 (1:6 to 1:10).
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Asiatic Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii) - repainted Safari Ltd. Wild Safari North American Wildlife Puma. Completed 2014. Approximate scale is 1:10 (1:9 to 1:11).  As it turns out, shading orange, red, and brown without producing drab brown is more difficult than I imagined.  To keep it from looking like a Puma with a facial condition, I leaned more toward red/orange, and referenced photos of such specimens to attempt to get close to the right shade.  Interestingly, I actually used a dark brown dry brush along the back, which appears almost red on the finished figure.
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Azara's Zorro / Pampas Fox (Lycalopex gymnocercus) - repainted CollectA Woodland Red Fox. Completed 2014.  Approximate Scale 1:10 (1:7 to 1:11).
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Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) - repainted Safari Ltd Reptiles TOOB generic snake.  Completed 2014. Approximate scale 1:10 (1:10 to 1:14).
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Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) - repainted Safari Ltd Reptiles TOOB lizard.  Completed 2014. Approximate Scale 1:8 (1:8 to 1:9).
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Jaguar (Panthera onca) - repainted Schleich Jaguar. Completed 2014. Approximate scale 1:15.
I had been fortunate enough to actually see a live Jaguar in 2013, and I was struck by just how vibrant and bright orange its coat actually was.  Replicating that turned out to be tremendously hard, and I fell far from my intended pattern.  Sadly, the color of the rosettes darkened significantly after drying, and it was too much work at the time to repaint them.  It doesn't look as bad as it could, but it's certainly not Kosta-style.  Hat's off to you, Kosta, once again.  To add insult to injury, when I went to seal the paint, I accidently grabbed the super high gloss instead of the matte.  Applying matte after the fact has not done much to lessen the gloss.
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Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus) - repainted Mojo Fox. Completed 2014. Approximate scale 1:15 (1:12 to 1:15).
Another of the South American zorros, or "false foxes," the Culpeo is the largest; it's almost surprising that a figure of one has not been made yet, but I'm sure one will make it to market eventually.
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Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) - repainted Safari Ltd Arctic TOOB Arctic Fox. Completed 2014. Approximate scale 1:15 (1:10 to 1:14).
The absolute easiest repaint ever. The eyes are really tiny, and are thus hard to do, and it is actually a little hard to tell where you've already painted when doing white on white, but still, easiest ever.
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Fisher (Martes pennanti) - repainted Nayab generic figure.  Completed 2014. Approximate scale 1:15 (1:9 to 1:15).
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Common Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) - repainted generic fox figure. Completed 2015. Approximate scale 1:15.
In the store, we actually have displays based on scale, so it comes in handy having the same species represented in multiple scales.  Here, we did another Common Gray Fox for use with 1:15 scale displays.  We started playing with different sealants to see which worked best.  Unfortunately, even though we used a matte sealer on this figure, it is really glossy.  However, is also much sturdier, and probably better in the long run due to the composition of the base figure, which was very oily.
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Glacier Bear (Ursus americanus emmonsii) - repainted Safari Ltd. Wild Safari North American Wildlife Black Bear. Completed 2015. Approximate scale 1:15 (1:13 to 1:15).
The Glacier Bear is a subspecies of American Black Bear endemic to southeastern Alaska.  This is actually the most recent repaint we offered.  It also has the thicker sealant, which gives it more durability but is glossier, as well.  
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To be continued....
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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:23 am

very nice

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:15 am

Great repaints, and i really like the new species now :)

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:03 pm

Nice works Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:30 pm

Very nice repaints! I like the clear colours and lines you use Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:11 pm

Well done Applause Great choice of species (especially the foxes)! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:37 pm

Thank you, everyone. They are a far cry from the work many others on this board produce, so I appreciate the compliments :-)  I first noticed when I started painting the foxes just how similar they all are coloration-wise, so I turned to a more "field guide" style, referencing artwork instead of photos, and trying to subtly highlight the unique identifying characteristics of each species. Looking at photos of Culpeos and Azara's Zorro, it can be quite difficult to differentiate them, but field guide artists have to do it so that readers can easily spot the differences. We also have completed other canids: a 1:5 scale Chilla (South American Grey Fox), 1:20 scale Coyote, and 1:12 scale Ethiopian Wolf. I hope to post pictures soon.

Thanks you all very much, again :)
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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 pm

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I first noticed when I started painting the foxes just how similar they all are coloration-wise, so I turned to a more "field guide" style, referencing artwork instead of photos, and trying to subtly highlight the unique identifying characteristics of each species. Looking at photos of Culpeos and Azara's Zorro, it can be quite difficult to differentiate them, but field guide artists have to do it so that readers can easily spot the differences.

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We also have completed other canids: a 1:5 scale Chilla (South American Grey Fox), 1:20 scale Coyote, and 1:12 scale Ethiopian Wolf. I hope to post pictures soon.

I'd love to see them, especially the Ethiopian wolf <3

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:02 pm

Great repaints!

I especially love the glacier bear! A while ago I was thinking about attempting the same repaint, but didn't feel quite brave enough. I'm really glad to see your take on it!

(As a side note, I'd love to see one of the companies - maybe Safari - make the different color phases of the black bear. That would be fun.)
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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:43 pm

A few more repaints....

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) - repainted Safari Ltd. Wild Safari North American Wildlife Coyote. Completed 2014. Approximately 1:12 scale (1:11-1:13).
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A comparison with a few other 1:12 scale African mammals (of course, an Ethiopian Wolf would never encounter either of these species, but they were the only figures I had handy :) )
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Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) - repainted Safari Ltd. "Big Cats" TOOB Mountain Lion.  Completed 2014. Approximately 1:12 scale (1:12-1:13).
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Black-and-White Tegu (Salvator (= Tupinambis) merianae) - repainted generic skink. Completed 2015. Approximately 1:8 scale (1:5 to 1:Cool.
As it turns out, this was an absolute pain to repaint.  I was using multiple photos of the species as references, and the individual patterns became very confusing, which I think produced a more jumbled and busy figure in the end.  The same darn shine is present from the sealant, despite it being a "matte" finish.  *Frustrating*.  This is another species we are going to attempt to do better in the future.  But for now, this will have to do.
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Chilla / South American Grey Fox (Lycalopex griseus) - repainted CollectA Woodland Red Fox. Completed 2014. Approximately 1:5 scale (1:3 to 1:6).
Another of the South American zorros, or "false foxes," that are more closely related to the genus Canis than they are to the true foxes. The Chilla is much smaller than the Culpeo and Azara's Zorro, but in most other respects looks nearly identical, although somewhat greyer.
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A comparison with some other 1:5 scale figures:
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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:46 pm

Again, lovely repaints; but I'm totally in love with your Ethiopian wolf Shocked I really don't know why there is no company that produced one. I think yours is beautiful. I'd love to have something like that Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:07 pm

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Again, lovely repaints; but I'm totally in love with your Ethiopian wolf Shocked I really don't know why there is no company that produced one. I think yours is beautiful. I'd love to have something like that Very Happy

Thank you very much!  The Ethiopian Wolf is definitely one of my better repaints haha!  I agree 100% that one of the companies should make one.  I've always been very partial to Safari's wild dogs and would love to see them do one.  Luckily, though, most wild dogs are physiologically similar enough that a repaint of an existing figure can create a whole new species without requiring a new sculpt.  I have two more Wild Safari Coyotes in various stages of re-paint, since the figure would work well for a Red Wolf and Arabian Wolf, too.  :)
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PostSubject: Re: SE Mokarran Custom Repaints   Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:38 pm

Really great work!
I love to see that you painnt different animals to ^^
Like to read your comments to
But don't de so harsh on your self, you have done some great work!
Te photo's are proof enough you can see that they are getting better every time :)

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