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Balaenoptera

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PostSubject: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Tue May 09, 2017 8:07 pm

The past year or so I've been working on a series of cetacean figures which I plan to cast and sell in the future. I'm making about 75 species, of which about 30 are done.

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Sperm whale female

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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin

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Sei whale

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Orca male

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Northern bottlenose whale

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Pantropical spotted dolphin

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Breaching Humpback

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Northern Minke whale


I plan on making other animals as well, but for now, I hope you like my whales and dolphins! If you want to see a particular species, please ask. I also take commissions.
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Tue May 09, 2017 10:56 pm

These figures are excellent and you are very talented. Being so young, I expect that you have a fruitful life as a sculptor of animal replicas. I love every single figure and the painting of the pantropical spotted dolphin is amazing.
Though, I am afraid you have to resize your pictures. Some members will have troubles loading this page. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Tue May 09, 2017 11:41 pm

Thank you so much Roger, it really means a lot to me.

And I see :) how can I resize them?
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 am

You're welcome! Very Happy
About resizing ictures, we use to do it first in our own computers before housting. As you use DeviantArt and it is not a good idea to use DA to resize your pictures. Maybe you can follow this suggestion Idea
If the link I provided is not clear for you. Let us know and we give you some guidance. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 10, 2017 4:33 am

Phantastic work and so many interesting species :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 10, 2017 8:45 am

I keep scrolling up and down to admire these great models affraid

Yes, they are truely wonderful , and I agree so much with Roger, and can not express it better ! Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Thank you so much Susanne and Andreas!
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Fri May 12, 2017 8:49 pm

Well done!
And I'm very glad you finally chose an avatar! Beautiful one!
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Fri May 12, 2017 9:49 pm

Very nice models and a wonderful idea! Congratulations Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Fri May 12, 2017 10:52 pm

Thank you Bowhead whale and Ana!
I will upload some more soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Sat May 13, 2017 3:12 am



It's a work, with a lot of patience.

congratulations. Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 17, 2017 2:19 pm

That's a huge task to make 75 species, but already a great start and you will have a wonderful collection to be very proud of!
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 17, 2017 4:44 pm

Oohh, they are wonderful!
Did you also make a Harbor porpoise?
Onze bruinvis? :)

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 17, 2017 4:48 pm

@NightLioness wrote:
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Onze bruinvis? :)

A brown fish ? Shocked Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed May 17, 2017 5:14 pm

@SUSANNE wrote:
@NightLioness wrote:
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Onze bruinvis? :)

A brown fish ? Shocked Laughing

Haha, yes! cheers Laughing
Weird translation from Dutch to English and you get a funny porpoise.
Bruinvissen are neither brown nor a fish Laughing Name always bothered me as my boyfriends always made fun of that poor cetacean Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Mon May 22, 2017 11:22 am

Yes, I already made a harbor porpoise :) I will post a picture soon, also of some other species I already made.
I always disliked the name 'bruinvis' too, haha.

And thank you Landrover and MiniZoo! It is indeed a big task, and actually even bigger than that! For some species, I want to make 2 different models, for example; for the Blue whale, I made a 'regular' one with a closed mouth but I also want to make a feeding blue whale with the expanded throat. Besides the modern whales I will also sculpt some prehistoric whales. And even skulls (in about 1:40 scale) Wink
I doubt I will cast and make copies of all of them, but I hope I'm able to present you fellow collectors some interesting species in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:50 pm

I love them all! I hope you will post the Porpoise and the Blue Whale soon:)
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:41 am

Oh, I missed these before. Shocked  Nice sculpting and nice painting! I'm especially enjoying the unusual presentation of the humpback, the orca's pose supported by its flippers, and the spotted dolphin's painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:11 am

Thanks Megaptera and Andy! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Balaenoptera's cetacean models   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:24 pm

Will you make a bowhead whale?
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