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PostSubject: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:56 pm

I thought that I made all the felidae species, but I have just discovered it was one left: The southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus).

It is found in southern and southeastern Brazil, and was recognized to be a distinct species in 2013. It was formerly considered to belong to the species L. tigrinus (oncilla). The small neotropical cat has a yellowish-ocre coat patterned with open black rossettes. Physically, the southern tigrina can be distinguished from the oncilla by its slightly darker background coloring, larger rosette pattern, and slightly shorter tail. However, it is extremely difficult to distinguish between the two species by appearance alone, since more genetic variation tends to occur within each species than between the two species...further research is being conducted throughout South America to better understand the special differences between oncillas and southern tigrinas.

So, now I have to make another small cat... study  study  study

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:25 pm

What an adoreable looking kittycat I love you cheers

And how great that you "have to" make one more model for the flock , - I look very much forward to see it bounce cat Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:31 pm

I also had no idea it was elevated to species level. These small cats are really ahrd to differenciate. Though, I think it is fantastic that you have a new member to work! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:36 pm

Ready for painting!!!

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And here with his close relative, the Oncilla:

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:59 pm

Here he is:

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:01 am

Nice again

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:02 am

One more amazing piece of work cheers

Incredible that you can make such a tiny model so perfect in scuplt as well as paintwork Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:16 pm

This one is not painted in fact, it is another "Sculpinture", getting color by adding small balls of colored polymer clay...

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:09 pm

Well done, Mgarat! I have really enjoyed watching your Felidae project come to completion.

I have used a similar coloring technique on polymer clay sculptures, even using caning or millefiori to create repeating patterns for clothing. I think it might be a useful technique for spotted cats as well.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:29 am

Incredible. What material do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:12 am

I use Sculpey III colored clay

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:07 am

I remember a clouded leopard from a sculpainter that was shown some time ago on forum. I find that technic genial! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:59 am

@Roger wrote:
I remember a clouded leopard from a sculpainter that was shown some time ago on forum. I find that technic genial! Very Happy

I was thinking about that too, the clouded leopard sculpted by jiro miura (count blue) I think you mean.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:51 pm

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I remember a clouded leopard from a sculpainter that was shown some time ago on forum. I find that technic genial! Very Happy

I was thinking about that too, the clouded leopard sculpted by jiro miura (count blue) I think you mean.

Precisely, Anne! Very Happy
Here's the topic! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:25 pm

Recognizing that "sculpainting" was a good experience, I have retaken the traditional way to make a model of a Southern tigrina made in the same way than the other fellow of the Felidae Family. Simultaneously I also made a new Oncilla, Trying to highlight the differences and similitudes between these to little wild cats.

So, after a lot of work, let me introduce you the new member of the FFP: The "official" Souther Tigrina (Leopardus Guttulus):

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:11 pm

Ohhhhhhh ! SO lovely I love you cheers

I would not have thought it possible that your models could get better, but this one is just so fantastic, I think it is the best kitty you have made affraid bounce cat cheers sunny

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1:20 Southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)-Wow!!! I discover a new species for the Felidae Family    Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:26 am

It is fabulous and very feline! cat

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