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Sumo



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PostSubject: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:55 pm

This is my Schleich leopard. Notice anything different? Cool
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Well, apart from the new, in progress paintjob. (Dammit, why did I choose a leopard? This is taking ages!)

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It's not very visible once the pattern is there - that's why they call it cryptic - but he's had a fairly major overhaul.
I have to admit I think this mold is ugly, but at the same time I quite like it. The Schleich house style calls for sturdy animals with fur texture prioritized over muscle tone, while my personal preference runs to exaggerated muscling and baroque poses.
What I've done is basically skeletonize the model - the entire torso has been carved down to a bare minimum, and then resculpted almost from scratch. The only original parts showing are the lower legs, tail, eyes, and ears.
As you may notice his back is more curved and there's a fair bit of muscle added to the thigh and shoulder. Had to get rid of those blobby teeth, and after several fumbling attempts I just half closed the mouth.

Here he is in primer, showing my work a little more clearly.
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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:01 pm

Very very good!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 pm

You did a really nice job, thanks for so many great photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 pm

Very nice repaint is more real that the schleich edition Very Happy , I like Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:21 pm

WOW!!! What a transformation cheers

If you had not said so, I would never have thougt it was the same model !
The Schleich original...hmmm, one of those that leave me indifferent, but THIS ONE : YESSSSS!!!! bounce bounce cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting practice (Schleich leopard)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:34 pm

wel done Sumo

looks very very nice

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