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PostSubject: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:01 pm

Here is a better photo of the modification I did of one of my Schleich kudu. At one point I had 3 adults and 2 young, but I send a pair to Ana last week. As many of you remember from my antelope collection I have modified one of them so the head is down and he is browsing or maybe I'll end up with another one and the two will be fighting, I haven't decided. Here is a photo now that he is painted, I think I have to wash out the white, it doesn't really match the rest of the animal because it is so bright but otherwise I am happy with the color match.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:07 pm

He's fabulous, you've done an excellent job on it, Phil. The colour matches the rest of him perfectly, I think it's a good idea to dull the white a little too, but it really is great!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:07 pm

They are fantastic, Phil !!!! sunny

The one to the left, - but that is not the schleich one, is it ? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:06 pm

Sure looks the same to me, like it's sawed in half, glued, rebuild and repainted. Whatever is the case, excellent work... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Robert is correct Susanne, I cut it off at the shoulder and just under the jaw and made a new neck in that position. I was originally going to make a feeding pose. Kudu browse not graze, feeding on the scrub, new growth, and twigs growing off the ground, they are not grass eaters so they feed on the ends of low tree branches and bushes so this may make his position on the diorama very easy as I have lots of bushes he can feed from. The other idea was to make another one and do the same so I could have the two of them fighting, I may at some point do that but for now I am happy with my first idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:22 am

:) :)
Beautiful modfication.
Its good idea,I have many animals to experiment for cut and bend.
and ofcourse for repaint.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:35 am

brilliant idea!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:49 am

Congratulation Phil Very Happy .

If you make two fighting bull, may I suggest to spread the legs too

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:48 am

Really excellent remake!! Great to see that cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:51 pm

What a wonderful repositioning job :)

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:32 pm

Very well done. Can you post more pics?
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:34 pm

Phill positioning your work is great deep more photos Wink sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:10 pm

That is actually the best remould I have seen Phil. That is brilliant. The model does not look awkward in any way as what often happens with remoulds (in my opinion). The Kudu is bending its neck down but with a slight turn and it looks great....

Can you remould my Kudu like that exactly the same way?! he he
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:41 pm

I am glad everyone likes it. The cut and removal of the neck was easy, making the base of the neck and pose was also easy. To make the pose I just put the bulk of the clay on the body, attached the head then moved the neck clay down and to the side until the head looked natural. Higher and lower the head has a very strange angle so it looked funny, same with the neck forward, just looking forward made the head at such a strange angle that I actually almost started over, but then with just a slight twist the head moved to the position you see in the photo.

The difficult part came from making the fur pattern and matching the colors. That took so much time I am rethinking doing another one, but if you are serious Schleichzoo, PM me and we can discuss a future project. But rather then you sending me yours I would just buy one and modify it, the kudu probably costs as much as the postal fees to send yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:24 pm

Excellent job Phil. I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:21 pm

Phil, have you ever thought of making a giraffe fight?

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:00 am

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Phil, have you ever thought of making a giraffe fight?

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That is funny that you ask, Saturday I was thinking of something new to add to Africa and that was one of the ones that made the list! I will have to think about it because I have so many to do that it will be a while before I decide. I love the Schleich drinking pose, but like the elephants, he is way too small for my scale. The other giraffe scene I was thinking was to add a larger one in a similar pose and have a mother/calf drinking, that way I could keep the Schleich one on the diorama. We'll see what I decide, Ana is working on a couple of figures right now, and I know I want to replace the Schleich gnu with white tail gnu, maybe 3 or 4 of them feeding. That is not even taking into consideration all of the Indian wildlife that is still to be done, so I have a lot of time to decide what I want to do with the giraffe.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:39 pm

Interesting ideas, I would love to see your African diorama finished soon

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich kudu modification   Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:50 am

Great idea and great job Phil!
I love it! cheers

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