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PostSubject: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:36 pm

From geese I moved on to ducks... (unless time is linear, that is, considering I made two of these months ago Laughing ).

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The not-quite-right eider is made from the Collecta domestic duck. The two Schleichs portray extinct species, the pink-headed duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea) and Labrador duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius). The mallard female is really quite a versatile model, and the male isn't bad with a little tweaking. Of course I'm no anatologist*, so doubtless there are numerous differences I haven't yet learned to distinguish.

* - which apparently isn't a word, but let's say I invented it. Anyway, a duck-studying type of person is what I'm going for.

The little grey is a Falkland steamer duck (Tachyeres brachypterus) for rather prosaic reasons: the wings are so damn short it was the only thing I could think of that didn't require resculpting! Although the model itself is pretty nice, the legs were rubbish and I couldn't fix them, so they had to go.

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:44 pm

Oh phantastic ducks cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Beautifuls ducks cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:13 pm

I LOVE THEM bounce cheers

Ohh, yes, we need a pair of eider-birds Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:28 pm

Gorgeous Sumo! Is the Papo vulture ready?

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:10 pm

WOW these are amazing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:36 am

I love your customs! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:58 am

Beautiful works Sumo!!! LOVELY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Ohh, yes, we need a pair of eider-birds Very Happy

Yes, yes, YES!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:07 pm

Slightly better photos:
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I've developed a mild obsession with the Safari toob ibis... this is the fourth one I've painted. As you may notice, it isn't an ibis at all, but a whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). My original idea was to make it a curlew, but the proportions weren't quite right. They still aren't, but it'll do. Some brand needs to make good wading birds, stat! (I'm thinking Collecta, but Safari or M&B could certainly pull it off.)
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This is my attempt at making a nene (Branta sandvicensis). Not quite done, but she's getting there... I just love these little Nayab birds. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:58 pm

I love your birds Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:44 pm

Wow, beautifuls congrats again cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:05 pm

wow! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:32 am

Sumo, I really enjoy your customs! I'm glad you are concentrated in ducks! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:46 am

Fantastic job Sumo!! I love all of them....can I have a closer photo of the labrador duck please...what did you add on its face? It's just marvellous....!
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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:57 am

Gorgeous job Sumo! Congrats! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:53 am

They are BEAUtiful, Sumo! Wow, I just love the eider Duck!!

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PostSubject: Re: My ducks (new photos)   Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:44 am

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