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PostSubject: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 am

It is time now for another marvelous specie: the marble cat.

This small feline is really peculiar as he is itself a miniature of a panther (he was once considered to belong to the pantherine lineage of "big cats"). He has a long  furred  tail (sometimes longer than the rest of the body) used as a counterbalance for his highly marked  arboreal lifestyle.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:30 am

Amazing and very beautiful species cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:34 pm

What a stunning creature affraid cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:56 am

This was my first attempt  for the Marble cat replica.

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After a while I realized that his body was shorter than it should be. So I had two alternatives: Make a new figurine or lengthen the body.  

I choose the second one and so I can explain you how I use to change the shape or the posture of an already sculpted figurine:

First step: Cutting
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Second step: Reassembling
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Third step: Refilling with epoxy clay
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Four step:   Reshaping again (more fur, new tail…) and final result:
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:04 pm

That little sculpt is looking MIGHTY nice! I can't wait to see how it looks completed :)
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:10 pm

Oh, lovely Very Happy Thanks for showing us how you change the shape of a figure, that's very interesting Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:42 pm

Looking good! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:42 pm

This is the final model to be painted:

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:01 am

Thank you sphyrna18, Julie and LeeAnn. Starting to paint...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:53 pm

Taht's interesting, I never understood why most part of sculptors make felines with short bodies, they are quite "elastic" but we can see it even in major brands. It is great that you noticed it and fixed it. Also thanks for explanation, it can be useful to other sculptors.
I am sure this replica of a beautiful creature will end very nice as others you did. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:12 pm

You are right! I dont know why but as an sculptor -even being modest- I notice that felines has something bewitching that force us (against our will) to make then with bigger heads, bigger eyes (even more than those which correspond to those big heads), shorter bodies and larger necks and legs than they really have... Sad Sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:44 pm

It is a small cat, but is demanding a big work!!! I think I will need my most patient... scratch  scratch  scratch  scratch  scratch


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:24 am

Mgarat wrote:
You are right!  I dont know why but as an sculptor -even being modest- I notice that felines has something bewitching that force us (against our will) to make then with bigger heads, bigger eyes (even more than those which correspond to those big heads), shorter bodies and larger necks and  legs than they really have... Sad Sad Sad

Exactly, even when we are just kids, we start designing humans with huge heads and eyes. Maybe there are several explanations to that. Maybe because we are formated to recognize others by facial features, maybe because that is the most detailed area of many animals or any other reasons I can't explain.
Good luck with your small cat and big work. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:39 am

It look`s very good so far Mgarat :)
Small models are allways more hard for paint job.. but I believe, that you will make it great Wink
This cat has so nice colors...beautiful spots... it is very rich for painting :)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:32 am

Also a interesting specie and a nice work :)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:50 am

with my eyes exhausted!!! Here you have!!! (still pending some minor finishing touches)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:42 am

Just to have an idea about the size...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:57 am

So wonderful work, especialy with that scale! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:54 pm

Tiny beauty Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Beautiful paint job Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:27 pm

Very well painted with lots of details to such small sculpture. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:19 am

Congratulations fantastic cat, your wonderful painting and painstaking work, seduced me !

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)   Tue May 05, 2015 7:32 am

Thankyou very much Anasta, Anna, Kosta, Rogerio and Lucky luke for your continuous support.

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