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PostSubject: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 8:26 pm

Hello friends !. My next sculpture is a species that I had yet to do. It is the main food of an impressive winged predator, the Haast´s eagle. Just as it was extinguished by the arrival of man in New Zealand and the continued hunting of this peaceful animal, around 1400. It is the giant moa (dinornis robustus), almost three meters high and without wings...

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 8:30 pm

First steps in the modeling of the figure. With the usual wire skeleton and on top modeling with thermosetting putty. I'm going to make the figure with a different posture than what is usually seen in images. He will be walking to the constant search for food with the neck down, with a typical posture to which his kiwi relative usually has...

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 10:10 pm

I enjoy your species choice as well as that "kiwi" posture. It is easily a tempation to use a pose that highlights its size but I think in this hobby, something that looks more natural and part of the routine of the animal, something more plausible. When I was a boy, an adulte ostrich ran away from the circus and it crossed almost my way, very close where I was playing. I will never forget it, I was really absolutely impressed with what was in front of my eyes. I even forgot to be afraid of it. Considering the size of a moa, I would love to know what could be our reaction when next to it. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyThu Oct 18, 2018 12:38 am


Is very good idea, I would like have one Moa in my collection. Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 4:45 pm

The figure of the moa is already modeled and it seems that it has had an accident when experimenting with the temperature of the oven, as if it were a turkey. In the end it has been perfect, even harder and more consistent than normal and without losing any detail. I have added a base to improve its stability ...

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 5:22 pm

This piece and the step bison are beautiful. May I link to this thread and post two or three images to the Dinosaur Toy Forum? I think many people there will be interested in these.
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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 10:25 pm

I am totally in love with this model !!! cheers

But, uuuuh ! What a scary, invasive species is modern man !!!!! Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptySat Oct 20, 2018 3:49 am

Wonderful wonderful cheers Applause cheers
The choice is perfect , the result of the sculpt is beautiful ! Well done Miguel Very Happy
How will be the final result with the base ? Do you plan to make it fixed with the model, or other way ?

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 10:23 am

@Roger wrote:
I enjoy your species choice as well as that "kiwi" posture. It is easily a tempation to use a pose that highlights its size but I think in this hobby, something that looks more natural and part of the routine of the animal, something more plausible. When I was a boy, an adulte ostrich ran away from the circus and it crossed almost my way, very close where I was playing. I will never forget it, I was really absolutely impressed with what was in front of my eyes. I even forgot to be afraid of it. Considering the size of a moa, I would love to know what could be our reaction when next to it. Shocked

Thank you Roger and Fernando ! sunny This species and its relationship with its direct predator, the haast's eagle, like that of the lions and zebras in the African savanna, always impressed me. Adding that they were giant species. I have represented it from this position because it is not so common. You tend to do it with your head up and your daily life I guess it would be constantly looking for food ...

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 10:26 am

@halichoeres wrote:
This piece and the step bison are beautiful. May I link to this thread and post two or three images to the Dinosaur Toy Forum? I think many people there will be interested in these.

Of course halichoeres, you can put these figures in DTF. I'm glad you liked my representation of these extinct species. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 10:30 am

Thank you Susanne and Kosta !. You're right, Susanne. The human species is the most invasive and destructive of all Suspect . The wonder that it would be that the moa and haast's eagle were still among us.

Yes Kosta, the figure will be fixed on a base to improve its stability

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 10:39 am

Last photos of the figure of the moa (dinornis robustus) once painted and fixed to its base. I have given different nuances to the plumage referring to that of its closest living relatives, the emus.

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 10:43 am

And also a photo with its main predator (haast´s eagle) that I also did not too long ago. It is assumed that with the extinction of the moa by humans. the haast's eagle also became extinct when it had no food.

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 8:29 pm

Excellent, thank you! I hope these are very successful :)
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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyTue Oct 23, 2018 12:06 am

And now, with your great paint job, it looks awesome Applause Applause Applause
I also like the base.. very nice green color :)

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 am

Phantastic figure

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyThu Oct 25, 2018 9:57 pm

I really find it something sensational! Just as Tim, I hope it is enough successful to motivate you to continue this thematic. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyFri Oct 26, 2018 11:05 pm

A wonderful feathered monster!
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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyFri Nov 02, 2018 5:22 pm

Thank you so much dear friends ! Very Happy Very Happy

I have finally been able to paint a few copies of the giant moa (dinornis giganteus). Hopefully a small number like this would have survived the extinction and be able to recover this wonderful species!

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptySun Nov 04, 2018 2:15 pm

That picture of the twins is magical! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptySun Nov 04, 2018 8:13 pm

Awesome model Miguel! It fits perfectly with the Haast Smile Well done Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Nov 28, 2018 8:54 am

Miguel, it is very exciting to see this sculpture! For years, a giant moa in this sort of pose has been at the top of my list of things I want to try myself! Even if it doesn't show off the height of the bird, this posture seems most natural for a huge bird moving through the forest or browsing. When I saw you were doing a Haast's eagle, I wondered if you would be making your own moa and I'm glad you have- the style blends well with the eagle. I'll look forward to trying my hand at one, and in the mean time enjoy your photos. Smile

(The eagle turned out beautifully too, by the way).

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PostSubject: Re: Moa (dinornis robustus)   Moa (dinornis robustus) EmptyWed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 pm

Thank you Roger and Stijn ! sunny

Well Andy, you are right with the position of the moa, always represent him with his head raised (perhaps to give more sensations of enormous) but the logical thing is that he was most of the time looking for food with his head down, to feed his impressive body. I'm glad you like my interpretation of these two species sunny

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