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Old 1st March 2009, 03:31 AM
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Simply unbelievable Ana ! What else to say ? How do you make the sculpt ? Do you use any mould or directly you sculpt it ? Infact , as Kiryuha said , I like the tapir better than Mandrill . I too feel the proboscis is bit long for the tapir . What I observed in the mandrill was that the limbs were improportionate with the body . DARE ADVENTURE !
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Old 1st March 2009, 03:34 AM
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More beautiful work, Ana!
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Old 1st March 2009, 08:37 AM
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Simply unbelievable Ana ! What else to say ? How do you make the sculpt ? Do you use any mould or directly you sculpt it ? Infact , as Kiryuha said , I like the tapir better than Mandrill . I too feel the proboscis is bit long for the tapir .
Thank You for comment I didn't use any moulds, I just sculpt it. About it's proboscis I can't change it now, because is baked. But it could be precious clue for my future works. Thanks.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 12:36 AM
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Like i said before,you are talented Ana!
You make beatifull figures!
It is not easy just making these out of a picture.
I agree that the nose section needs some correction,but i understand out of the pictures that you made him like this.
Just make the snouth more rounded,with the little trunk more down,then the nose doesn't look so big maybe.
It is just a suggestion,you are the real sculptor here!
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Old 3rd March 2009, 03:43 AM
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I'm extremely impressed by your work Ana, and i think is only the begining of many things to come. You are indeed very gifted, and you should take full advantage of your passion and gift and go for every goal, as far as schleich goes, i think you should send pics, why not, but don't settle for this,
i can assured you that if you go after this in your own way, it would be much better.

There is a very large number of us outhere, from many different hobbies, this is mainly a schleich forum, when it comes to animals, but i can refer you to many other sites, where you will find customers from the dollhouse world, and other collectors.

I think you could make a fine profit from this, and at the same time work on your very interesting projects. Your skills will only improve, and eventually you will create a long range of customers even with this bad economy.
yours truly
Danny
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Old 3rd March 2009, 02:11 PM
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Your company-name could be something like:"Anamals" or so,referring to your name and the animal-world of course.
I think,you could make animals on order if you are willing.
When i would send you a picture of an animal i want,in that particular position for instance.
When you could do that for me,you could do that for a lot of people,or not...
But ok,i agree,that you should show your talents to the big manufacturers,and get a nice job out of it.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 03:26 PM
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Willy is right on the money, that is exactly what it comes down to, a pic is send with a particular pose and the animal is sculted to the request, this custom made orders are highly time consuming, so the fee should be make sense to you.

Sadly the big companies that produce animal toys or have them produced for them, don't really pay much for this, you would be very surpriced Willy of how many minimun wage chinese painters you can find in Mainland China, all you need are connections.

I truly regret never finding a reliable source when i traveled to Beijing, they are very talented when it comes to reproduce something, i'm sure schleich, Papo, and all of them have a team with a couple of guys above the rest, but mostly it pays very little.

Now i can tell you, that the very few miniature artists that i know, make a fine living out of this, but you will need to expand your range Ana, to include all and any species of animals. You could also add miniature scale plants after a while and this would create an even larger range of customers.
Like i said before, there is a lot of more miniature dollhouse scale collectors that i have seen schleich fans, it's a much bigger industry, when it comes to what they can spend as well, since mostly is adults collectors. The biggest downsize is you being far away, and not being able to make to a lot of the shows that they have here in Florida, there is usually about 6 to 10 shows a year, and a great opportunity to sell your work, and expand your customers range.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 04:53 PM
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I know a lot about the Chinese people.
I spent many years with those people,i worked almost 20 years in casino's,and as you know,Chinese people gamble a lot.
When you are accepted by them,the will be friends for life!
And second,i was a long time in the martial arts segment,from which i cannot tell to much here,as i learned so much from my own teacher,and is secret more or less.
I even speak some reasonable Cantonese.

It is to sad for words,that those people get so little money for the hard work they do.
They are being used and abused!
The only advantage for us are the cheap stuff they are producing,because of these low wages...

I don't think eather,that Ana doesn't have to hope on high wages,working for a big company indeed.
But it can be extra income for her.
So if she is starting to make models for collectors like us,it would be a nice start...
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Old 3rd March 2009, 05:20 PM
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ANA it's simply fantastic! If I were in your shoes i'd build an entire zoo! when the first ANTELOPE? A giant sable would be great.....
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