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Great, beautiful repaints! Congratulations and thank you for sharing! All these works are amazing!  8)
The underwater effect is just brilliant! :D
Oh! my!  :))Anna! I know you! In our China, we called you "the great Anna" as your those great original  animal GKs! ^-^
Your handworking is so well, New GK gray's zebra so nice!
My love your roaring clouded leopard most, but I don't know how to buy it :'(, really want get it!

Oh dear I'm sorry for the late reply, I didn't see your answer  :-[  Also I'm blushing because too much complements!!!!

Snow Leo is still available. Please, PM me for details or write here: [email protected] 

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Animals / Re: The taxidermy discussion thread
« on: December 20, 2014, 07:41:04 PM »
It sounds like you may be experiencing something analogous to the uncanny valley with taxidermied specimens.


Yes, I suppose it may be that! I also dislike some human like figures if they are quite similar to real human but move like robots or something. Also ball jointed dolls are for me very not pleasant to look at. I think perhaps my feelings against the taxidermy are related with "uncanny valley" in some way :)

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I made also painting tutorial for this model. If you are interested, here is the link: http://www.horseandbird.com/blog/category/tutorials
:D

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Collections / Re: Holsteins/Friesian cattle anyone?
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:20:41 PM »
You can also check the Toy Animal Wiki, here is the part about Holstein cattle http://toyanimal.info//index.php?title=Holstein_Cattle

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It looks incredibly realistic on these photos. Very beautiful replica!!! :D :D :D

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Games / Re: Yes or No
« on: December 02, 2014, 09:55:35 AM »
Yes, I love foxes :D

Do you like anteaters? :D

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Animals / Re: What are your favourite fictional animals?
« on: December 02, 2014, 09:50:38 AM »
I like many of the animals and creatures painted by Hieronymus Bosch, so bizarre as they could be, I have never seen stranger creations of imagination :D
Some of the more normal ones:


Well?


Or on the painting "The Fall of rebel Angels" by Pieter Bruegel there is also many strange "hybrid" forms, some unthinkable combinations too  :o
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Pieter_Bruegel_I-Fall_of_rebel_Angels_(merge).jpg

But my very favourite is not from Bosch or Bruegel. It's the Forest Spirit from movie Princess Mononoke <3 <3 <3 Also one of my very favourite films :D

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Games / Re: Yes or No
« on: December 01, 2014, 08:07:11 AM »
No :D

Will you say "no"?  ;D

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Animals / Re: The taxidermy discussion thread
« on: November 30, 2014, 07:04:53 PM »
Am I the only one here who find the taxidermy a creepy thing? I can hardly look at it most of the times. But I find many other things creepy for example some dolls or wax human replicas, there is something disturbing about them. Maybe it's strange that I actually try to sculpt realistic animals and don't like this kind of stuff?  ::)

From the other hand I really like watching and studying skeletons... I must be weird? ???

About the creepiness of taxidermy, don't you remember the guy from "Psychose" by A. Hitchcock?  :D

You're the first person in this thread to find it creepy but you're certainly not alone - there are many people who share your view. I wonder, are you creeped out more by trophy heads, or do you have the same reaction to any taxidermy? How about dried/pinned insects and things, is your reaction the same?

Maybe you don't mind skeletons because they are somehow less 'personal' than a skin?

Re: Psycho. When one starts to taxidermy members of their own family, that's a sign they've probably overstepped a line...  >:D

I'm not sure exactly what makes me feel that way. I suppose there are few things at once. I don't like the whole idea of stuffing a life being and let it look half dead with a strange strange eyes and matte hair. They never look exactly as the real animals, there are always some details, even very small that make the difference and these details create in my opinion some kind of zombie look. I would be absolutely scared if these animals would start to move too. Also I don't like the fact that some of animals were killed specially for the purpose of being changed into taxidermy, what a horror, isn't it?  :o  Some badly made taxidermy however may be creepy up to some ridiculous level and then it's not scary anymore  ;D Here some horrible examples http://www.topito.com/top-animaux-empailles-taxidermie

About skeletons, I see them as something more educative, they show the inner structure of the animal that is not normally visible, so they teach actually much more new things (the colours of fur of animal we can always see on the photographs, so the taxidermy doesn't show anything new). And of course skeletons never look half dead but completely dead, I think that's the difference too. So there is nothing confusing about them. ;) 

Oh, you also asked about pinned insects. Well, I prefer to learn about insects from the photos and plastic models than form the pinned specimens. But anyway pinned insects don't look as creepy as taxidermy to me. Maybe because it's harder to feel empathy for an insect, how can I imagine its point of view, I know so little about it's perception and the way it sees and feels the world. However I would rather not enjoy having pinned butterfly or beetle at home, they are more beautiful when they are alive and free so it's kind of sad to see them dead too.

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Animals / Re: The taxidermy discussion thread
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:58:28 PM »
Am I the only one here who find the taxidermy a creepy thing? I can hardly look at it most of the times. But I find many other things creepy for example some dolls or wax human replicas, there is something disturbing about them. Maybe it's strange that I actually try to sculpt realistic animals and don't like this kind of stuff?  ::)

From the other hand I really like watching and studying skeletons... I must be weird? ???

About the creepiness of taxidermy, don't you remember the guy from "Psychose" by A. Hitchcock?  :D

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Amazing repaints!!! I love them all! I'm very impressed :D It's just unbelievable how beautiful  is now the Mojo Clouded Leopard after your magic repaint! Wow!!! :D

And what you did with Schleich vulture is very inspiring, how awesome!!! Now, I may need to customise mine scleich vulture too!  8)

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Classifieds / Photo Contest in Likaon Wildlife Models Shop
« on: November 28, 2014, 02:28:53 PM »
Hi friends, I'm not sure if this is the right section to post the information like this. Anyway I'm happy to inform about the first photo contest by Likaon Wildlife Models Shop :D



If you like to participate send us a nice photo of the figures from our shop or your own handmade animals and make a chance to win:

1st place : 15% discount for one animal in your future purchase in Likaon Wildlife Models Shop
/and if there will be more than 40 competitors the special prize will be added - Limited Edition Pronghorn figure by Anna Dobrowolska-Oczko, painted version/

2nd place : 10% discount for one animal in your future purchase in Likaon Wildlife Models Shop

3rd place : 5% discount for one animal in your future purchase in Likaon Wildlife Models Shop


The photo must contain animal created by any of the artists from Likaon Wildlife Models shop or any of the works of: Joan Milelire Soler, Anna Dobrowolska-Oczko, Harriet Knibbs or Jose Miguel Aparicio Santos. It can be model painted by you or someone else but sculpture of one of these artists, but NOT the toys animals even designed by any of these persons. Also it can be discontinued model by any of those persons. OR it can be your HANDMADE animal (but NOT the customised toys). Wild animals will be preferred.

The photo should not be bigger than 1000pixels x 800pixels and should be in format ".jpg" , it should be sent by email to: [email protected] . In the email you need also to write your name and the information that you have read and agree for terms and conditions. More details and terms and conditions are to find on following site: http://www.likaonmodels.com/photo-contest-rules.html


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Hi friends! Our shop Likaon is growing! And since today you can find there also Miguel's works!!! :D

Check this link, all works by Miguel are to find in Eurasian animals section of the shop: http://www.likaonmodels.com/available-models.html 

Welcome on Likaon Miguel!! :D Here the amazing works of Miguel, many of you know them I think but just to remind :)

Aurochs:


Eurasian Lynx


Iberian Lynx


Wisent:


Iberian Ibex:


Chiru:


Tarpan:


All photos by Miguel (Signatus) :D

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Colorata / Re: Harpy Eagle (Colorata - Raptors)
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:32:18 AM »
It's amazing model and I'm that I have it in my collection too. Really beautiful pose and awesome species!!! :D

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Kaiyodo - Animatales / Re: Iriomote Cat (Kaiyodo animatales)
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:31:04 AM »
Thank you for very nice comments Okapi Boy and Brontodocus :D

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Customised figures / Re: NEW Repaint kaiyodo Capsule ~a friend from China
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:00:41 AM »
Very beautiful repaints! Amazing work!!! :D

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CollectA / Re: European Mouflon ( CollectA Wild Life)
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:44:55 PM »
Great mouflon! Really very good model :D

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CollectA / Re: Fallow Deer (Collecta - Wild Life).
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:44:19 PM »
Beautiful model of very amazing deer species <3 Fallow deers are adorable animals and this is probably the best of available replicas of this species :D

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Customised figures / Re: Customized Pacific Giant Salamander
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:41:05 PM »
So much nicer than before, great work! It's amazing salamander :D

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Papo / Re: Snow Leopard (Papo - Wild Animals)
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:39:30 PM »
It's very beautiful!! Thank you for great photos!! :D
And, yes I must get it too :D

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