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PostSubject: Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain!   Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! EmptyFri Jun 26, 2020 2:32 pm

Yesterday I was surprised with something I was not expecting at all! A little box from Alain @Caracal arrived.
Inside two wonderful gifts that define perfectly who is Alain. A skilled painter, a Starlux passoned and most important, a very generous person!

The Schleich snow leopard was never in my cogitations, even if I am an assumed enthusiast about wild cats. The sculpt is not their best, gernerically, it looks a mould recycled from the very outdated 1995 Schleich leopard  with a updated texture and slightly repositioned parts.
Hind legs are really short, this animal could never make a 10 meters leap, at least my model didn't. Wink Though, the sculpt has some positive points, head seems good and the texture with differentiated fur areas puts this sculpt to a decent level.
What's really unacceptable is the way it is factory painted, even for me once I am not that exigent in this regard.

So, what's better than having one of these figures repainted by our talented French friend Alain?
First, a link to his original post where you can see more natural pictures.
Now, a little presentation of the model that is giving me so much joy! Very Happy

Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Schleich-snow-leopard-repainted-alain1

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Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Schleich-snow-leopard-repainted-alain4

As we already have many comparison pictures with the Papo snow leopard, here a comparison with the Safari clouded leopard. cat cat
Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Schleich-snow-leopard-repainted-alain-safari-clouded

Finally, the other gift inside, curiously, a Starlux Cave bear! Very Happy
Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Starlux-cave-bear-alain

Many thanks Alain from breaking the confinment monotony and thanks everyone for watching! Very Happy

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What a marvellous repaint, I might ask Alain to do mine when it comes into my collection (but I'm not sure) and a nice little cave bear added to the mix, congrats Roger

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Figure doesn't look half bad with a new paint job!
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Great repaint,looks so much more realistic now!

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Amazing what a good artist can make out of a model like this kitty Shocked

And the bear, of course, is just wonderful : a darker and much more nicely painted than mine, - it isn't also a repaint, is it ? Very Happy

Hurraaay for Alain ! What a wonderful surprise cheers


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Thanks Adam, Blaine, Taylor and Susanne! Very Happy

@SUSANNE wrote:


And the bear, of course, is just wonderful : a darker and much more nicely painted than mine, - it isn't also a repaint, is it  ? Very Happy



I think it is not, the picture is very dark once everything around is white. Laughing
Here another picture with natural light. Very Happy

Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Starlux-cave-bear-alain-naturallight

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Very Happy Applause cheers Cool
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Ahh ! Yes, that is more like mine Wink
Thankyou !

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I can see, again, a great precision in each of the strokes.


This leopard must be very happy. Congrats Alain, congrats Roger. flower flower

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Ah, this shows that the model itself is quite nice (the feet are still weird to me though). What a masterful repaint and a very deserving new owner! cheers

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Great gift

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Thanks Jean-Luc, Fernando, Paige and Andreas and you're welcome Susanne. Very Happy 
Here one more picture with the Lineol Malayan tapir that I acquired some time ago from Yvette. flower 
Repainted Schleich Snow Leopard, a surprise gift from Alain! Schleich-snow-leopard-repainted-alain-lineol-tapir

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Yes, you are right Roger, this topic described Alain very well ... and also you did perfectly.
Wow, I love this repainted version of Schleich Snow leo !
Alain , you made this repaint so wonderful. Love the face, colours..everything !
Roger, I am so happy to watch these days, topics like this one from you :)
Great gifts from generous friends.

Hurray for Alain !  cheers
Congratulations happy Roger :)
And the last photo is very nice .. two beautiful creatures, from two so farway points of the world, replicated in two differend times ... almost 1 full century between them...
But on the photo, they look great together  Very Happy

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Very nice repaint but I prefer mine which is repainted by Alain too Very Happy (he did several repaints with different shades but I cannot post pictures of mine since it is in my parents' house).
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Many thanks to you all for your very kind words! Very Happy
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@costicuba wrote:
Yes, you are right Roger, this topic described Alain very well ... and also you did perfectly.
Wow, I love this repainted version of Schleich Snow leo !
Alain , you made this repaint so wonderful. Love the face, colours..everything !
Roger, I am so happy to watch these days, topics like this one from you :)
Great gifts from generous friends.

Hurray for Alain !  cheers
Congratulations happy Roger :)
And the last photo is very nice .. two beautiful creatures, from two so farway points of the world, replicated in two differend times ... almost 1 full century between them...
But on the photo, they look great together  Very Happy

Thanks for your words, Kosta. I am glad I can find some time among my TAW adventures to post something on forum and gestures like these can't stay silent forever.
Malayan tapir and snow leopard are both from Asia but they really live in different regions and habitats. I really wanted to show my tapir here, I love it!

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Very nice repaint but I prefer mine which is repainted by Alain too Very Happy (he did several repaints with different shades but I cannot post pictures of mine since it is in my parents' house).

Thanks Benjamin, it makes sense and despite being completely happy with my model, I am happy you even like yours better.
Please, if you ever have the chance, show it on forum! bounce

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