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PostSubject: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:54 pm

At last at last, Kiki is awake and want to talk about the Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)  monkey

Ladies, gentlemen... And crocs : The context  Wink

The Mountain Tapir or Woolly Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) is the smallest of the four species of tapir and is the only one to live outside of tropical rainforests in the wild.It is most easily distinguished from other tapirs by its thick woolly coat and white lips.
The species name comes from the term "La Pinchaque", an imaginary beast said to inhabit the same regions as the Mountain Tapir.
The eyes are initially blue, but change to a pale brown as the animal ages. Unlike all other species of tapir, the fur is long and woolly, especially on the underside and flanks, reaching 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) or more in some individuals.
Adults are usually around 1.8 m in length and 0.75 to 1 m in height at the shoulder. They typically weigh between 150 and 225 kilograms and while the sexes are of similar size, females tend to be around 25 to 100 kilograms heavier than the males.
Like the other types of tapir, they have small stubby tails and long, flexible proboscises. They have four toes on each front foot and three toes on each back foot, each with large nails and supported by a padded sole. A patch of bare skin, pale pink or grey in colour, extends just above each toe.
Tapirs are herbivores, and eat a wide range of plants, including leaves, grasses, and bromeliads. In the wild, particularly common foods include lupins, Gynoxys, ferns, and umbrella plants. It also seeks out natural salt licks to satisfy its need for essential minerals.
Predators of mountain tapirs include cougars, spectacled bears, and, less commonly, jaguars.
Mountain tapirs are generally crepuscular, although they are more active during the day than other species of tapir. They sleep from roughly midnight to dawn, with an additional resting period during the hottest time of the day for a few hours after noon, and prefer to bed down in areas with heavy vegetation cover.
The Mountain Tapir is found in the cloud forests and páramo of the Eastern and Central Cordilleras mountains in Colombia, Ecuador, and the far north of Peru. The Mountain Tapir commonly lives at elevations between 2,000 and 4,300 metres.
The Mountain Tapir is the least specialised of the living species of tapir, and has changed the least since the origin of the genus in the early Miocene. Genetic studies have shown that the Mountain Tapirs diverged from its closest relative, the Brazilian Tapir, in the late Pliocene, around three million years ago. This would have been shortly after the formation of the Panamanian Isthmus, allowing the ancestors of the two living species to migrate southward from their respective points of origin in Central America. However, the modern species most likely originated in the Andes, some time after this early migration.
The Mountain Tapir is the most threatened of the four tapir species, classified as "Endangered" by the IUCN in 1996. Due to the fragmentation of its surviving range, populations may already have fallen below the level required to sustain genetic diversity, and the IUCN has predicted that there is a 20% chance that the species could be extinct as early as 2014.  What a Face
There may be only 2,500 individuals left in the wild today, making it all the more difficult for scientists to study them.

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Oh Christophe he's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love him and the paintwork is lovely - the whole family is beautiful cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:58 pm

Very Happy thank you Harriet, for your kind words... And for the help cheers cheers cheers .

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:53 pm

Thay are fantastic, Christophe cheers

And so are the photoes as always flower
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:30 am

Congratulations Christophe a great job and beautiful collection. cheers sunny sunny sunny

By cons can you enlighten me about what has you customize?
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scratch study Wink

As far as I know France is the leading destination for Tapirs

cheers cheers sunny sunny Wink Very Happy bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce cat
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:39 am

Thank you Susanne and Jean-Luc I'm glad you like them Very Happy

So scratch What did I customize confused

Some electric cable geek cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:49 am

Mountain tapir : The making of

First, the bones Wink
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Then guts and intestines
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:11 am

How marvellous Shocked

I am SO happy to see how your tapir evolved Very Happy

You are very talented, and Harriet is a super friend, and people who listen to real good advice get much further than those who do not Wink

Thankyou Christophe for your generosity in showing us your electrical tapir being borne flower sunny flower
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:57 am

Fantastic topic Mr. Kiki! monkey
Everything is perfect, the introduction, pictures, figure and the generousity while showing us the different stages of this figure.
I hope other members are not sleeping and they have the same luck as I have watching what's up in this forum. cheers
Thank you friend Christophe! cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:04 am

That tapir is absolutely gorgeous! And it´s awesome to see the making process :)

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:07 am

Chris, wonderful work cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:12 am

I can't stop looking at him he's so lovely cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:16 am

Wow! Shocked That must be one of the best tapirs ever to be made!
I'm really impressed with the paintjob on this one, and the sculpture is formidably detailed!
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:33 am

Yeah- i am not the only tapir-lover!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:41 am

@Roger wrote:
Fantastic topic Mr. Kiki! monkey
Everything is perfect, the introduction, pictures, figure and the generousity while showing us the different stages of this figure.
I hope other members are not sleeping and they have the same luck as I have watching what's up in this forum. cheers
Thank you friend Christophe! cheers cheers

Too Christophe top storyboard What talent this monkey bright, wonderful
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:35 am

What a wonderful mountain tapir!! Cutest specie of all tapirs, and one of my fav animals I love you I love you I love you I love you
Beautiful and extremely cute work Kiki! Great to see all 4 species together, wonderful walk around too cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:08 am

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All together now !

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...Good lesson Christophe! Soon I,ll see the brand on the market "KIKI ANIMALS"! cheers cheers cheers Wink Wink Wink Laughing

PS And what the brand of brown tapir on the right? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:19 am

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And what the brand of brown tapir on the right? Suspect

Laughing The answer is here : http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t2361-the-papo-2011-brazilian-tapir-walkaround-review-by-kikimalou

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:35 am

More fantastic work my friend!
Now you have all the species of tapir in your collection, beautifully done! cheers
And all of your pics, and the progress in the modelling are always nice to see! Very Happy
I think, you created a new species, the "electric tapir".... geek
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Wow! this tapir is amazing! I can't believe I have no tapirs at all in my collection! Must buy one! (Schleich... tongue )
congratulations Kiki! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:11 pm

Thank you everybody, I'm very happy you like it Very Happy

It's my first baby in clay I love you I still can't believe I made it myself Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:45 pm

Very nice, thanks for all of the photos, especially the series on making him.
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:01 pm

What a beautiful family Christophe! cheers cheers congrats!!!
I really like the making of :) What kind of clay do you used? and that change to green colour for the skin, is it another clay?
The figure is much better after Harriet tips :) did you make it again from the beggining or did you fix the original one?
now maybe the turn for the baby tapirs Razz Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:59 pm

@WILLYBACOMAN wrote:

I think, you created a new species, the "electric tapir".... geek

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:16 pm

Thank you Phil, Willy and Joan Very Happy

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What a beautiful family Christophe! cheers cheers congrats!!!
I really like the making of :) What kind of clay do you used? and that change to green colour for the skin, is it another clay?
The figure is much better after Harriet tips :) did you make it again from the beggining or did you fix the original one?
now maybe the turn for the baby tapirs Razz Wink

The white clay is WEPAM, an hairdryer porcelein, it is easy to work but not very fine on small detail, at least for me Wink

The green thing is greenstuff from GamesWorkshop, it's a two component clay which dry in about 1 hour and a half. The last clay I used is MIlliput, another air drying one, on the back of the tapir.

It's the same tapir before and after the tips. Harriet told me the chest need to be bigger, the back was too high and the right foreleg was like a sausage Laughing .
So I made the changement on the back, the chest and the sausage.
She also thought the neck was too long but the problem disappeared when I changed the chest.
I thought the ears were too thin and too big so I changed them too.

After that, I made the eyes and the toes Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:06 pm

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It's the same tapir before and after the tips. Harriet told me the chest need to be bigger, the back was too high and the right foreleg was like a sausage Laughing .
So I made the changement on the back, the chest and the sausage.
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The toes are really wonderfully done Christophe, they are perfect cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:11 am

Dear Christophe, I think everything has been said and I join with our collector friends. Simply a fantastic model which you have since formed, thanks to the images and the explanation. Very Happy cheers Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:45 am

Cristophe you did a great job on your taipar, I have always found greenstuff hard to work with on larger sculpts myself.

Great job keep it up and happy sculpting.

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:57 am

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Dear Christophe, I think everything has been said and I join with our collector friends. Simply a fantastic model which you have since formed, thanks to the images and the explanation. Very Happy cheers Very Happy

Thank you very much Ralf, I try to do my best each time... The mountain is high buy the ox is patient Wink

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Cristophe you did a great job on your taipar, I have always found greenstuff hard to work with on larger sculpts myself.

Great job keep it up and happy sculpting.

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thank you Joe. Indeed greenstuff is not easy to work with. Next time I will use Milliput because it dry more slowly.

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:02 pm

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... The mountain is high buy the ox is patient Wink

scratch ...unfortunately I have not understanding question question question scratch drunken scratch ...sorry, my English is bad Embarassed Crying or Very sad

And Yes, too Luke to, the French collectors are the World Champions of the Tapir models. king
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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:27 pm

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@Kikimalou wrote:
... The mountain is high buy the ox is patient Wink

scratch ...unfortunately I have not understanding question question question scratch drunken scratch ...sorry, my English is bad Embarassed Crying or Very sad

And Yes, too Luke to, the French collectors are the World Champions of the Tapir models. king
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Maybe like that Wink : Der Berg ist hoch, aber das Rind hat Geduld

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PostSubject: Re: The 2011 Mountain tapir walkaround review by Kikimalou   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:36 pm

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@Yurumi wrote:
@Kikimalou wrote:
... The mountain is high buy the ox is patient Wink

scratch ...unfortunately I have not understanding question question question scratch drunken scratch ...sorry, my English is bad Embarassed Crying or Very sad

And Yes, too Luke to, the French collectors are the World Champions of the Tapir models. king
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Laughing Laughing Mine is probably bad too Laughing

Maybe like that Wink : Der Berg ist hoch, aber das Rind hat Geduld

Ahhh...ok, a proverb, I understand now Laughing Wink Very Happy

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