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PostSubject: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:54 pm

WOW! I have seen the photos of these guys but when they arrived today I could not believe my eyes! As all of you know, we have so much talent here at STS with people like Joan, Ken, Harriet and Anna (along with everyone else whose work graces these posts) that it is unbelievable, well each sculpture they do the results are better and better. My diorama is so full of Anna's figures that I have no doubt why companies like Mojo want her to sculpt their figures.

Harriet has also become an amazing artists, look at her work, we have seen it go from really good to fantastic to incredible, and this set of figures is not exception. I can not take any credit on this one, normally I ask for a set of figures and we then go over poses and the scene until a decision on the figure is reached. From there they (Anna or Harriet) does all of the real work.

This set was come by through a simple question, I sent Harriet a photo of a painting, the subject was a cheetah chasing a springbok and it was full speed, captured in 2 dimensional easily because gravity has no effect on the painting. I asked her is she could do an action pose where the animals were suspended above the base in a full out sprint as in the painting. Her answer was she thought she could do it and did I want her to make the pair in the painting. My first thought was no, it was just an inquiry to see what was possible for a future scene but after reading her reply I thought a second longer and said to myself "Why not?"

From there she and I discussed how to get the figures to stand up on the diorama without touching it. Well that would be almost impossible with today's understanding of gravity and technology but we found a simple solution, here is the result!
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I am also working on a group of vultures and marabu stork at a carcass so she also did this for me.
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Amazing work and I can't express my thanks to her for these jewels, they will be very much at home on the diorama.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:00 pm

I am speachless Shocked

Gosh! Harriet, WOW Shocked

Phil, you lucky guy bounce cheers
You have to make more pictures, from the side, from behind...this is AMAZING cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:24 pm

Such a talented action scene. I dont think any brand could have made it better! They are so perfect and realistic. Congrats! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Phil, I have no words Shocked Shocked Shocked It's very very real, seems a real motion picture cheers cheers cheers
Congrats Harriet!!! cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:56 pm

Shocked It's amazing!

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:26 pm

I love the springbok cheers cheers
please more pictures


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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:11 am

Phil, that is absolutly fantastic! cheers Thanks for showing! :)
Fortunately Ana is already working for a brand! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
About Harriet??? Has she talent enough to work in a brand??? ... No doubt! Much more than enough! What a Face The only doubt is to understand why brands are not seeing her talent? scratch scratch Poor brands! Crying or Very sad
Congrats for your scene! :)

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:27 am

wow, those look amazingly real! i even feel sorry for the zebra exclamation congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:23 am

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Phil, that is absolutly fantastic! cheers Thanks for showing! :)
Fortunately Ana is already working for a brand! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
About Harriet??? Has she talent enough to work in a brand??? ... No doubt! Much more than enough! What a Face The only doubt is to understand why brands are not seeing her talent? scratch scratch Poor brands! Crying or Very sad
Congrats for your scene! :)

Because some brands are specialized in odd models with wrong proportions, Harriet models are too naturalistic and realistic for them Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Big congratulation Phil cheers As usual we need MORE pics Laughing

Harriet, it is always a great event to watch at your new creations Cool cheers drunken

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:33 am

I LOVE THEM! they are gorgeous! A feast for the eyes!
You are so talented Harriet and Phil is so lucky!!!! Shocked Surprised cyclops cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:58 am

Wow, this is AMAZING!!! cheers
WOW, Harriet You are master cheers Congratulations!!! This work is so amazing, so fantastic Very Happy
Phil You are so lucky! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:30 am

Thank you for all of the comments, I hope Harriet sees this thread soon so she can see what you think of her work. I am especially lucky because this was not a set of figures that I actually thought of but either some genius on Harriet's part or a misunderstanding as to my question on what would be possible led to this fantastic set of figures.

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:07 am

Love them!

But I´m doing an antilope in similar pose (I started last month but I have to finish several commissions first), and now it will seem that I copied the model xD

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:37 am

I'm so glad they arrived safely Phil and I love the photos you've taken - thanks to everyone for their kind comments I really happy you like them all cheers cheers

I have uploaded some close up photos onto my blog
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:48 am

Beautiful, beautiful and so realistic!!! I love it! Thank You Harriet and Phil for more photos cheers cheers Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:13 pm

this is just AMAZING!!!! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:23 pm

Harriet... WOW again!
it's the better set (with the wild dogs' one from Ana) I have never seen cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Wow! It's so beautiful! :)

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:36 pm

Simply stunning!! My sincere compliments! cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:38 pm

Phenomenal work, congrats cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:59 pm

I love the action figures Harriet makes--they are so realistic. She creates what the brands do not really have--running prey and predator. I always wonder why the Brands make running horses but not running wildlife?

Congrats Phil and excellent work Harriet.



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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:54 pm

this is indeed amazing

very well done

i wish somebody can make a death mammoth
scale 1/40

i know there is one,,

but he's to small

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:53 pm

Harriet fantastic job, and so real, phenomenal!
Phil thank you for these pictures you're really lucky and full of ideas, I like your work

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:35 am

More fantastic pictures and figures, Phil! cheers

Kikimalou wrote:
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Phil, that is absolutly fantastic! cheers Thanks for showing! :)
Fortunately Ana is already working for a brand! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
About Harriet??? Has she talent enough to work in a brand??? ... No doubt! Much more than enough! What a Face The only doubt is to understand why brands are not seeing her talent? scratch scratch Poor brands! Crying or Very sad
Congrats for your scene! :)

Because some brands are specialized in odd models with wrong proportions, Harriet models are too naturalistic and realistic for them Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Specialised is indeed the correct word! Wink There's nothing wrong in make odd figures once they result commercially but why the brands are saying in their pages that the figures intend to be realistic? scratch ... or should they say pretend inspite of intend?

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:44 am


Fantastic!!!

Congratulations Phil on your new figures, and Harriett on such stunning work!!! cheers
What ratio did you make these figures Harriett?

Marvelous!

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:15 am

Very nicely sculpted & fall in love with the Cheetah!
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:50 am

FANTASTIC! I love them!
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:04 am

Unless the figure is for a special project all of the figures done for me are in 1:22 scale (the scale of the newest Schleich zebras) and these are no exception.

Thank you all for the comments, I am very glad everyone loves them and indeed I am very lucky to have such good friends who can sculpt!
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That cheetah is gorgeous! Beautiful job!
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:24 pm

Big Congratulations Phil!!! So beautiful work!!! Phantastic Harriet!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:06 pm

I do not know how anyone can want to have a statue of the dead, in addition, killed a zebra ... This is cruel .. No
I want to cry ...... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:11 pm

Thank you for the pics Phil and Harriet? This set si really wonderful Cool It seems it's a bad habit now for Harriet... Making incredible models Laughing

By the way Harriet, you "picture of the month" with Ptarmigan is excellent. I love it I love you

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PostSubject: Re: OMG, these are fantastic!!!   Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:41 am

Kikimalou wrote:
By the way Harriet, you "picture of the month" with Ptarmigan is excellent. I love it I love you
Thank you Christophe! flower

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