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Beetle guy

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amphibians cast replica's
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:45:16 AM »
Just recently I got these old castings from toads, frogs and one Salamander from my mother in law. They were made by my late father in law. He was taxidermist and co-founder of a natural museum in Nijmegen, the city were he was born.

I am going to paint them as natural as possible, so that will be a task. I will show the results when progression is made!

Common toad, European toad (Bufo bufo).

 

European tree forg (Hyla arborea) and common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans)

 

Moor frog (Rana arvalis).

 

Common spadefoot,or garlic toad (Pelobates fuscus).

 

Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita).

 

Alpine salamander (Salamandra atra).



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Re: amphibians cast replica's
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 11:58:49 AM »
What an amazing hyper-realistic models! You was lucky to get them :) and in scale 1:1 they could look real specimens :)
The salamander will be the easiest to paint :D (except the substrate of course)

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Re: amphibians cast replica's
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 02:03:32 PM »
Thanks Isidro!
They are scale 1:1 and cast from real specimens I think. They were made for museums.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 02:13:19 PM »
Thanks Isidro!
They are scale 1:1 and cast from real specimens I think. They were made for museums.

do you have any arthropod models? whenever I see good arthropod models at a museum I often wonder what happens when the display is retired? there are some I'd love to get! lol

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Re: amphibians cast replica's
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 02:46:34 PM »
No, sadly no arthropod models, I have seen an atempt of casting Lucanus cervus on a leaf but looks like it was a test. On Etsy there is a guy who has very cool insect casts.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlchemyArthropods?ref=l2-shopheader-name

really awesome models, have to be painted though.
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Re: amphibians cast replica's
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 06:06:51 PM »
Painted the Natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita). The matt varnish turned out to be to shinny.  I will have to fix that.

 



 

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 08:40:27 AM »
Awesome painting! Absolutely accurate! You're a great artist!

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »
Awesome painting! Absolutely accurate! You're a great artist!

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 02:10:49 PM »
Awesome painting! Absolutely accurate! You're a great artist!

Beetle Guy stuns me with his artwork. I still can't get over that Lucanus capreolus  ::)

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 03:01:37 PM »
Beetle Guy stuns me with his artwork. I still can't get over that Lucanus capreolus  ::)

If you get one, I will paint it for you! ;)
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Re: amphibians cast replica's
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 07:08:35 PM »
and the painted European common toad (Bufo bufo) female.

 

 

 

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 09:55:21 PM »
 :o absolutely impossible to distinguish from an alive one! Especially in the photos amongst dead leaves! Big congrats, super artist!!  ^-^