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PostSubject: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:09 pm

I finally made one! Very Happy
Not from scratch, I'm not that crazy. Dickinson here (what? I have to call him something!) used to be the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], which accounts for his stocky build. Finding good bodies for thylacination is surprisingly hard!
I remuscled his haunches and dropped the hock (ankle joint) a little, though I'm aware it's a crude approximation at best... I'll just call this practice and try to do better next time.

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The head is pretty much all resculpted, from the lengthened and resculpted muzzle to the new ears - even his eyes are new.
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Obviously I'm not done painting. The stripes, paws, and tail all need finishing, and I want to clean up his face a little.


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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Oooooh, Sumo, - what a great model of a great species Shocked

You really have an eye for shapes, - I would never have thought of making that beagle into a tasmanian wolf Very Happy

He is just wonderful ! Great job, congratulations with the beautyful result.
I can`t wait to see when you have finished painting. he is already marvellous cheers


It makes me so sad that this beautyful creature has become extinct, but with 7.000.000.000 people already on earth, he is surely not the last one to go that way. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:16 pm

I know - we humans take up a little too much space. Just learned that the last Javan rhino in Vietnam was killed last week. This year is the (probable) 75th anniversary of the thylacine's extinction, so it felt appropriate. I wish someone had thought to make a memorial model (c'mon Collecta!)

Oh, and "eye for shapes", riiight... this is my third attempt, after thoroughly butchering both the Newray pointer and the poor Schleich lab! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:34 pm

That's a nice modification. Its about time someone made one of these. There are some ideas floating around about a population of thylacines still around.
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:03 pm

You made a great job! I love it!!

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:57 pm

Sumo, he is Gorgeous, amazing!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:12 pm

Awww, you're too kind! Embarassed
Still no completely happy with this guy, so I think I'll have to make another one. He'd probably appreciate a mate... maybe a yawning one?
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:40 am

Very clever work, Sumo! I'm with Susanne, how was it possible to see in a beagle the way to make a tasmanian wolf? What a Face
The figure is absolutly interesting and I enjoy a lot seeing something that I will never be brave enough to make.
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:17 am

Wonderfully done, thanks for the photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:32 am

Congratulation Sumo, a very good attempt Very Happy

I think the head is still a little bit too doglike and maybe that's why you are not absolutely happy ? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Lovely tasmanian wolf! Reminder to the world about "extinction" and destruction.

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:50 pm

Great work!!! Congratulation!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:42 pm

that used to be a beagle?!?!? Shocked Shocked especially Shocked because it's hard to hide 'beagle' in a dog's background: if they have any beagle in them, you can usually tell.

i love him!

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:33 pm

Well, his mate's on her way toward completion! She's a different body type altogether, being made from the Newray brown lab. One annoying thing about these dogs is the disparity in size. The beagle and lab actually match up pretty well wrt scale, but that means all the other dogs are too small. The truly big dogs, like the St Bernard, are made small enough to look slightly ridiculous next to the others - still, my Bernie seems to match the Schleich and Collecta dogs fairly well.
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:41 pm

Great job Sumo. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:38 am

Nice attempt Sumo! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:18 pm

Thylacine 2.0:
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I'm a lot happier with her head, it's not as jowly as the other's. It's pretty much 100% resculpted, too - snout, eyes, cheekbones, forehead, ears... And that scar on her upper lip is intentional, believe it or not.
Oh, and if I may direct your attention toward the space between her legs (however impolite that may be) - look, pouch! Laughing Opens to the back, of course. I was tempted to have a pup sticking its head or tail out, but that proved way too fiddly.

Somewhat more color accurate photo of the first version, with slightly enhanced stripes:
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And both together- As you can see, they're very different sizes and body types! A real thylacine would probably be somewhere in between these two. Just need to find the right body...
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:39 pm

Now the head is much better Very Happy

Well, even if I like the first one, I must admit this new one is more realistic Wink

What a WONDERFUL animal cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:55 pm

Fast and eficient, Sumo! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:37 pm

i very much like 1.0, but 2.0 is even better. I love the scar! what a great idea! Few animals are perfect after all and a little detail like that makes her look more alive than most figures.
And if she's not exactly what a Thylacine looked like, well, Thylacines didn't all look exactly alike! Not all creatures are the perfect archtype, so i am happy to see little differences here and there. And then to give the animal life experience with scars!

cheers

well, not cheers that poor Ms. 2.0 got bitten in the lip, but cheers that she has life. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:47 pm

Yeah, you don't see a lot of wild animals that look perfectly pristine! Very Happy And now there's a third thyla on the way - I decided to give the Schleich lab another go. This one's even smaller than #1, so it can pass for a half-grown pup. (Or cub or joey or whatever you want to call a juvenile thylacine - all these terms seem to be in use.)
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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:41 am

Nice Thylacines! Waiting for No.3!

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PostSubject: Re: Thylacines   Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:16 am

Version one has the right hight and the right stripes, you only need to give the head the more elongated shape that the Tasmanian tiger had, then it would be perfect i guess... Laughing

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