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PostSubject: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:11 am

Look at this extraordinary cat: The Margay!!!



He is going to be the next member of FFP!!!

It is said that Margay is one of only two cat species with the ankle flexibility necessary to climb head-first down trees (the other being the clouded leopard although the poorly studied marbled cat may also have this ability). It is remarkably agile; its ankles can turn up to 180 degrees,  it can grasp branches equally well with its fore and hind paws and he has been observed to hang from branches with only one foot.

Incredible!!!!  What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:52 pm

very good choice.

Will you make your figurine following to the picture's posture?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:29 pm

I am not sure. Do you like it?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:07 pm

Margay is in fact a very beautiful cat. I like the pose, it ressembles the pose of the Bayala cheetah though, maybe not a very good pose for such a small figurine? Maybe the pose of the Mojö clouded leopard could work better with this species. Idea

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:09 am

One more extraordinary cat that I never heard of before Embarassed

It is so beautyful and so interesting, - every child ought to learn about it Very Happy

Thankyou again for this wonderful project of yours cheers Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:00 am

Very beautiful and fascinating cat. What an amazing colours and beautiful silhouette Very Happy

But about what you say about climbing down the trees with a head-first down, I think domesticated cats can do it also. I'm sure I have seen some doing so scratch study

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:55 pm

@Ana wrote:
Very beautiful and fascinating cat. What an amazing colours and beautiful silhouette  Very Happy

But about what you say about climbing down the trees with a head-first down, I think domesticated cats can do it also. I'm sure I have seen some doing so scratch study

Yes they can. My Siameses could do it when they were young, but it was more like a "supported fall", and not very elegant Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:45 pm

Thankyou Rogério, Susanne and Anna for your so contributive comments!!!

I will select a posture that allows to reflect how gracile and elegant is this cat. However, It would be difficult to reflect his true personality standing on the floor, as Margay is believed  to spend its entire life in the trees, leaping after and chasing birds and monkeys through the treetops.

I am well aware about the incredible abilities of domestic cats and I am no surprised they can climb down the trees with a head-first down. However,  I heard that Margays, clouded leopards and Marble cats can do this slower (even stopping,to take a look, like squirrels). In any case domestic cats are continuously under our scrutiny and we well know their abilities. Seen a Margay living in his natural environment wouldn´t be not so easy. I am quite sure we hardly can imagine what the can really do....LOOK AT THIS!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:08 pm

....something like this:


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:29 am

Do they chase monkeys? I am afraid they're not allowed in this forum! Laughing
I like the pose and I understand, they climb down trees with head first almost as they were walking in a vertical surface. I can do it myself because I have a hospital not too far from here. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:45 pm

I do like the posture of the Margay on the picture.
I think it would be wonderful to display your figurine on the branch of a tree.
Do you think it's possible?

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:24 pm

@Roger wrote:
...I understand, they climb down trees with head first almost as they were walking in a vertical surface. I can do it myself because I have a hospital not too far from here. Wink

Even though, don't try it, please!!!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:25 pm

@retoric wrote:
I do like the posture of the Margay on the picture.
I think it would be wonderful to display your figurine on the branch of a tree.
Do you think it's possible?

Retoric

That posture is walking on a tree branch. FFP collection was thought to be displayed with all figurines standing on the floor. However, I think it will also be possible to take a picture with this margay walking on a tree branch...I´ll see... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:02 pm

My first sketch:



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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:48 pm

Nice walking pose Very Happy Beautiful cat!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:44 pm

After a long painting work:



A walkaraund will follow soon...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:59 am

So nice!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks Andreas!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:05 pm

Great paint work! The model looks very good Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:24 pm

Thanks Anna!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:31 pm

Beautiful animal!! And so tiny!! Shocked Applause
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:29 pm

tausend Dank Shanti!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:32 pm

tausend Dank Shanti!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:27 pm

Great paint work! The model looks very good Very Happy Applause cheers Cool drunken
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Margay (Leopardus wiedii)   Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:44 pm

Merci beaucoup, Luke!!!

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