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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2016, 05:13:56 PM »
Thanks guys!

Very nice, stargatedalek! 8) I've only seen very few photos of the original state of the figure and wasn't even certain about if it was meant to be a horned frog at all.
I'm fairly certain it was based on the patterns, but the sculpt seems to best represent a less distinctive juvenile based on the smooth brow crests. Most of the sculpts in the set are actually rather fantastic, the painting less so. The set is easily worth the price for just this one, the tomato frog, and the leaping pond frog, the others have mostly been done many times over but the choice of poses is often very original.

*edit* Here's a nice shot of the originals.

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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2016, 02:41:26 AM »





Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas), original by K&M. I'm really on a role lately with these frogs.


Agalychnis callidryas and Ceratophrys ornata together.
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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2016, 09:46:19 PM »
Originally an adult mallard by AAA, but I felt the sculpt was far better suited to a juvenile. And I conveniently already had a 1:1 Branta canadensis around so why not round out the family.





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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2016, 11:10:28 PM »
Great work! :) I haven't seen this figure before but the proportions and plumage would strongly suggest a juvenile, indeed.

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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2016, 02:30:16 PM »
Really beautiful custom  ^-^.
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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2016, 06:16:36 PM »


So yah, this is eventually going to look vaguely like a pigeon and less like a faceless blob. I'm actually rather impressed with how well the material resembles feathers, I was expecting it to look like a furry pigeon but it's coming along really well. The eyes drawn in marker may be temporary, depending on availability of glass eyes.
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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2016, 10:10:28 PM »




Not technically finished since I ran out of glue to finish the feet, the nails are just squeezed into place right now and it's rather wobbly where the foot meets the toes since it's just held on with wire, but it looks just like it will when it's finished! Columba livia domestica, no particular morph in mind as I wasn't spoiled for choice of material colours.
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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2016, 02:41:34 AM »
Last pigeon update I promise. I butchered some cheap second hand stuffed animals until I found some eyes I liked that I could work with.


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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2016, 08:58:58 PM »
I finally found a use for an old Exo Terra backdrop I got with my hermit crabs tank that I didn't use. I won't have anything to show for this until tonight when I can start cutting the wood but for now have some vague drawings.


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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2016, 02:22:17 AM »





Repainted Safari ltd. Raphus based loosely on the painting by Ustad Mansur but having done it from memory I only realized after uploading these that I goofed a few bits. I opted to keep the tail however inaccurate since I have something else planned with this model in the very near future, but I may eventually remove it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo#/media/File:DodoMansur.jpg

Aside from the tail the Safari sculpt was already ahead of its time when it came out, just comparing it to the Primeval version gives a pretty good comparison of what we've managed to(/had to?) learn of an animal that only recently went extinct.
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« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2016, 12:14:03 AM »
Well, as it turns out the thing I was planning didn't work out so well after all, so here's the touched up tailless version. I'm pleasantly surprised to find the balance hasn't been noticeably altered (which is to say it still barely stands up).


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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2016, 02:58:29 AM »
Expect to be seeing something else before this is finished but it's the first extinct thing I've started in a long while so I figured I'd post the plans for it. Unfortunately I don't have a reference for how tall Figmas are at hand.



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Re: stars custom figures and repaints
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2016, 02:05:32 AM »
For a long while now I've been seeing these lovely display stands (I think they're from a Japanese store on YAJ that makes them by hand, but don't quote me on that), and I've been thinking it would be fun to make one. I actually finished it some time ago but I only just got it set up in a semi-permanent (I plan on moving things about as my whims dictate) state as of yesterday.





I just kind of added animals and scenery as they fit. I like how it turned out though, like a stock jungle out of an Indiana Jones movie. Complete with environmentally mismatched animals and artifacts (all hail the garden ornament cricket, the most powerful of ancient relics).

It was a lot easier to make than I was expecting. I'm completely in love with this spray on glue and moss texture powder, I've tried applying it to Colorata bases and adore the results so expect some of those soon.











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« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2016, 03:39:39 AM »
I was fortunate enough to receive an amazing Flashforge Finder for my graduation, here's a quick sample of what's been finished so far (a few other things printed that I haven't painted yet).









And that Macaw skull has larger aspirations still:


I'm thinking of creating a full scale anatomy model, but I may settle for a ragdoll.
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