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PostSubject: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:35 pm

Giraffe is going to be my next project.

There are no significant differences between the different subspecies apart from the pattern. So, no problem while sculpting but... what about the coat? Which one should I select?  Not an easy question looking at so many options...what do you think?














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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:05 pm

Hard to say, because they are all so beautyful Very Happy
Aren't most of giraffe models the reticulated giraffe ? It could be great to see something different alien


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:56 pm

I'd imagine those elaborate patterns on the Masai giraffe (g.c. tippelskirchi) could be quite fun to paint!

Aren't the the Rothschild giraffes (g.c. rothschildi) supposed to have really unique ossicones?  Maybe that would make them more interesting to sculpt. There are also some photos of them with unusually dark markings. This could also make for interesting painting.

At any rate, I think Susanne might be right: most companies do seem to produce Reticulated giraffe models.  It would be fun to see something different.

Looking forward to seeing whatever sort you decide to make!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:22 pm

Yes, I agree with you both...I will select a subspecies different than the reticulated one....although in the future I wish to make the six of them...

Meanwhile, here there is the first draft of the sculpture:


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:23 pm

By the way, it is going to be the tallest of my models, 30 cm high...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:42 am

Current work:










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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:57 am

Ohhhh !!! affraid

You keep making these awesome models, and each time I see a new one, I think : This one is the best Laughing

This giraffe certainly IS awesome !!! I an thoroughly impressed cheers Applause

Hve you decided on the pattern, - or are you keeping it as a surprise ? bounce

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:11 am

Thanks Susanne and you are the best supporter I have. About the pattern I am still thinking on it.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:49 am

Wow!! As a huge "giraffe maniac" I would love to see Kordofan giraffe :) Almost all giraffe models are reticulated (my favorite) but where are others? :) Also Massai is wonderful :)
Your sculpture is really wonderful but if I may... head looks shorter and also neck :) And as a fan of these gentle giants... tail hair should be looong and messy :)
But still... WONDERFUL WORK!! Applause Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:03 am

Thanks MartinH. Apreciate yor comments, still on the work...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:31 am

Thanks MartinH. Apreciate yor comments, still on the work...

Definitively, I choose the Kordofan Giraffe as you have suggested. Somthinh like these:


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:40 am


Woohoo :) I´m so excited about your giraffe :) Kordofan is pretty rare :)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:31 pm

i cannot see properly pictures from my mobile, but, with that size, be sure you are making a male amd check which subspecies can be as tall as 6m. Looking forward to see it im my pc! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:46 pm

I couldn't find the average size of Kordofan giraffe. Apparently all the subspecies would be more or less of the same size. If not, I have to move to Masai or any other one, as far as I can light the volume of my model but not reduce his size.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:05 pm

You are a fantastic machine on modelling animal figures !!. I think a beautiful figure like the rest of your creations. cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:17 pm

@Mgarat wrote:
I couldn't find the average size of Kordofan giraffe. Apparently all the subspecies would be more or less of the same size. If not, I have to move to Masai or any other one, as far as I can light the volume of my model but not reduce his size.

I think you should keep with Kordofan. I used to visit a fantastic website about giraffes called girafamania.com.br and it was easy to find some very interesting information about the subspecies, now it doesn't exist anymore and other websites are not very clear about different sizes in giraffe subspecies. Kordofan was also mistaken with Western African until recent years what means that there aren't conclusive studies about that. You're performing a great work, curious to see that tall bull finished. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:57 pm

Amazing giraffe !!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:24 pm

Kordofan is an excellent choice! Looking forward to seeing your painting!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:39 pm

Thanks a lot Miguel for your kind words, specially coming from a well recognized animal sculptor like you are!!!

Thanks to Rogério and MartinH as well for so valuable information and good advices.

And thanks to you Kosta and bjarki12 for your continuous support.


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:01 pm

After some sculpting corrections and initial background painting


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Thu May 12, 2016 4:37 pm

I am still going around about which subespecies of giraffe I will make. I like Kordofan a lot, but I also like the rest too much...

So, finally I have made a decision... [b]I am going to do some of them!!!![/b]

From what I have been able to investigate it not seems that there are large morphological differences between them. Virtually they are only distinguished by the color and pattern of their skin. Then, I am going to make  six especies that are generally recognized as been distinctive enough between them.

these are the subspecies I choose:

-Kordofan (G. c. antiquorum)
-Reticulated (G. c. reticulata)
-Rothschild's (G. c. rothschildi)
-Angolan (G. c. angolensis)
-Masai (G. c. tippelschirchi)
-South African (G. c. giraffa)

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Thu May 12, 2016 5:09 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Thu May 12, 2016 5:24 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Thu May 12, 2016 8:44 pm

Thank you very much you both for your:  cheers cheers cheers

...but I was serious!!!

See my "giraffes factory" if you were not believing me...


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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)   Thu May 12, 2016 9:05 pm

wow, affraid
really cool! they'll make a lovely herd cheers

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