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PostSubject: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:49 pm

There is already a few topics and pics about this mighty animal replica. I hope you don't mind if I open a new topic to show you some pics of my Cape buffalo Wink

The African buffalo, or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), is a large African bovine. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild Asian water buffalo. The African buffalo is not the ancestor of domestic cattle, and is only distantly related to other larger bovines. Owing to its unpredictable nature, which makes it highly dangerous to humans, the African buffalo has never been domesticated unlike its Asian counterpart the Water Buffalo.
The African buffalo is a very robust species. Its shoulder height can range from 1 to 1.7 m (3.3 to 5.6 ft) and its head-and-body length can range from 1.7 to 3.4 m (5.6 to 11 ft). It has a long but stocky body (the body length can exceed the Wild water buffalo, which is rather heavier and taller) and short but thickset legs, resulting in a relatively short standing height.
The African buffalo is one of the most successful grazers in Africa. It lives in swamps and floodplains, as well as mopane grasslands and forests of the major mountains of Africa. This buffalo prefers habitat with dense cover, such as reeds and thickets, but can also been found in open woodland. While not particularly demanding with regard to habitat, they require water daily, so depend on perennial sources of water.

This powerful animal have a particular story in the great animal toys history. Nowadays, every major company has its own cape buffalo model and it seems to be a very common toy. But in the past, it was a rarely seen model.
In hollowcast lead, I only know the BLANCHERIE FRERES. LINEOL and TIPPLE-TOPPLE made a composition one. In the 1970's, only STARLUX made one. In the 1990's,SCHLAICH and PV was the only ones...
Now we are a lot to ask for a water buffalo, but in the past the Asian buffalo models were more common than their African cousin.


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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:01 pm

A lovely buffalo cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:19 pm

Great walkaround Kiki! Thank You for sharing! Very Happy I like this buffalo Very Happy I think especially his face from front view looks very natural Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Well, I love that figure and your pictures give it justice! Very Happy
That was one of these figures that first impact was very positive and it continues growing. Much more I see that figure much more I like it. A good face is very important and Mojo did it correctly. Fortunately adding a generally great sculpting and elegant pose for such a massive animal. Just look him in the eye! cheers
Together with Papo, my favorites, although I recognize the Mojo's is more accurate and the Papo more spectacular. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:40 pm

Thank you Andreas, Anna and Rogério Very Happy

The head is really impressive and the pose is very natural, it just needs a few dust around the feet and you are in the savannah Laughing

I'm really enjoying MOJO's work, it is indeed excellent Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:41 pm

FANTASTIC pictures, Christophe cheers Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

How do you do it ?
I think I have shot 2000 pictures of this lovely guy, but I can`t seem to get black models right Mad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:32 pm

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FANTASTIC pictures, Christophe cheers Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

How do you do it ?
I think I have shot 2000 pictures of this lovely guy, but I can`t seem to get black models right Mad Sad

Thank you Susanne Very Happy

When I make pics of black models, I avoid contrast, so the background is dark and the light is as scattered as possible, no direct sunlight. With this, I'm sure the details in the black parts will be upload by the camera. I use a tripod of course. Wink

After loading the pics on my computer, I use Lightroom to organize and developp them. The job is to show all the details in the darkest part of the animal without burning the highlights.
I used to make and work on pics for nearly 35 years now Laughing

Of course it is the same for white models !

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:58 pm

He looks fantastic. Now all we need is his friend the water buffalo!
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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Aaaaah ! There we go ! No magic, but hard work and practice...and a good dash of talent Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:53 pm

@Ana wrote:
Great walkaround Kiki! Thank You for sharing! Very Happy I like this buffalo Very Happy I think especially his face from front view looks very natural Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:04 pm

Merci Jean-Luc Wink

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Aaaaah ! There we go ! No magic, but hard work and practice...and a good dash of talent Wink

Thankyou for sharing your expertice, Christophe flower flower flower

My pleasure Susanne cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:02 pm

Beautiful model and beautiful photographs! Thank you, Christophe, for another lovely walkaround! (Every time you make one, I add another model to my wish list.)

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:54 am

@scot(t) wrote:
Beautiful model and beautiful photographs! Thank you, Christophe, for another lovely walkaround! (Every time you make one, I add another model to my wish list.)


I agree with you Scott.
Christophe, you really are a good photographer!  Applause
I have to confess that I wasn't interested in this figurine before, until you posted this walkaround. And it's on my wishlist now.
Thanks Christophe!


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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:51 am

Thank you Scott and Donny Very Happy You can spend money on it, this good guy will not disappoint you Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:35 am

excellent pictures, good lighting and setup
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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:36 am

@Seeway wrote:
excellent pictures, good lighting and setup

Hello, Seeway Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:48 am

Thank you, Susanne Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:30 am

Thank you... super photos!! :) i love this buffalo... maybe horns could be sharper :)

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 pm

Thank you Martin and Seeway Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:11 pm

@Seeway wrote:
excellent pictures, good lighting and setup

Welcome Seeway! Very Happy It is great to see our community expanding. Very Happy
I hope you enjoy here and I agree with you, Christophe walk arounds and pictures are excelent! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:13 pm

What a superb walkaround. The pictures are amazing. The Cape Buffalo is amazing. Thank you so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Kikimalou's 2012 MÖJO FUN cape buffalo walkaround   Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:15 pm

Thank you dear Amy and Roger cheers

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