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PostSubject: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:38 am

As you know I am a convinced supported of keeping animal models collections embraced by the same scale. One of the beauties of these collections is the view of relative sizes of the real animals.

That is why I have selected 1:20 as the best scale, at least for mammals.

For some time I have been rolling on my mind the thought about which could be the limits using this scale. I calculated the size of a Blue Whale in about 1,3 meters what means that, despite taking a lot of room, it is possible to keep some of them at home, even if you have to hang  them from the ceiling

What about the smallest mammals like some rodents...?

So I decided to take a break in my Felidae Project and find out which could be the lower limit for 1:20 scale.

I selected the following one to be my new model:



THE GOLDEN HAMSTER!!!

I knew that some other sculptors made small figurines of these tiny pets for doll houses like the one you can see below, which is adorably perfect:



However, even this small model, which is about 2 cm long, is huge if you compare with how it should be in 1:20 scale.

A real Golden Hamster, a big one, could be something like 18 cm long, that means that a 1:20 model should be less than 1 cm (0.9 cm to be exact). It means less than the half of the one of the previous picture...

AND THIS IS THE CHALLENGE!!!!

To make a 1:20 Golden Hamster model which should measure less than 9 millimeters...

So, we´ll see....

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Holy, hopping...errhm, - hamster affraid

This is surely a challenge, - it will even be a challenge to take a picture of it alien bounce Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:49 am

OK, it is not an Etruscan pygmy shrew but at the scale you are working, a golden hamster is really a challenge that is over what I ever expected! Shocked
That is such a tiny figure, you'll need a magnifying glass to check your work. I thought that anything under your smaller felines could be not possible. Will you start a series of the main prey of your cats? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:29 pm

Etruscan pigmy shrew????

I´ll think about it!!!!

Meanwhile you have to get along with this one:


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:37 pm

WOW ! WOW !!!! Amazing !!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:45 pm

some other pictures...





On the "H" for Hamster...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:06 pm

Wow! Great job. I'm impressed :)  Applause Applause I love you

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:34 pm

affraid That's truly a (small) masterpiece! cheers Applause

I'm very impressed and you can be proud of yourself! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:17 am

That's incredible! Amazing work!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:43 am

Unbelievable! Shocked It looks wonderfully precise and that picture with the keyboard is impressive! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:24 am

thankyou very much Susanne, Roger, Laura, Bonobo and LeeAnn

Now I have to encourage myself (...and my wife) to cross to the opposite side of the range...the 30 meters long Blue whale !!!, the biggest animal ever, which is going to reach 1.5 meters!! in his 1:20 version.... Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

...I have to concentrate and strengthen myself first.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:19 am

AMAZING affraid cheers Applause

Take care of big vacuum-monsters and other hamster-horrors Shocked Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:26 pm

Very cute!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:09 pm

Wow, he is so tiny and so nicely done! Congratulations! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:27 pm

So small with so many deatailles.
Great job omg i wish you the best of strengt for the whale (if this was not a joke)
Great compare for the show us yours; biggest and smalles hahaha

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:44 pm

Oh, this is wonderful! I'd love to see a photo of him with one or more of your larger cats, or maybe your moose!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:09 am

I'm fairly fascinated with small scales too, trying to work at 1:24 - Here is my chipmunk at that scale:

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:16 am

And a star-nosed mole:

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:53 am

These both are really impressive, well done and beautiful. Congrats!!!

And 1:24 scale is even more difficult for these little animals....at this scale my hamster should have measured only 7.5 millimeters...

By the way, it is a good idea to take pictures with a coin...here is mine!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:43 am

Gosh ! Shocked

It seems that the pool of talents in this forum is unlimited cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:58 am

It is soooo small o.0 That must been a heck of a job sculpting so small. drunken Applause
I would be in total panic if I tried that XD With 4 cats around, it is only a matter of time when one finds a small hamster like that and... Shocked pale Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:36 pm

I love the hamster! I look forward to your small pet rodents series - gerbils, mice, degus, and guinea pigs!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)   Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:38 am

I hope the blue whale won't ruin you. Laughing That's what I call a huge challenge. Very Happy Kaiyodo just released a gigantic blue whale and yours will be even larger! Shocked

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