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Old 28th February 2009, 09:23 AM
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Default handmade tapir figure

I made a figure of tapir.
Here is before painting:
tapirrs.jpg

tapirr2s.jpg

And after painting:
tapir1s.jpg

tapir2s.jpg

tapir3s.jpg

tapir4s.jpg

And some good news, I found on internet a receipt how to do mould and figure from it. I'm going to try that this or next week. But it looks to be rather hard to do.
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Old 28th February 2009, 10:20 AM
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Ana, what a wonderful tapir!!
You are very talented!
It's amazing, You must send it to Schleich!
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Old 28th February 2009, 11:09 AM
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Ana, this is my first post on this forum, i just had to compliment you on your amazing work. I agree with what people have said, you should contact schleich, your work is awesome.
By the way, if you are able to make some duplicates for sale count me in for one of them :).
Keep up the good work...
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Old 28th February 2009, 01:34 PM
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Ana: You are incredible!
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Old 28th February 2009, 01:59 PM
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Wow, wonderful! I like him even more than the mandril.
But don't you think that his proboscis is too long?
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Old 28th February 2009, 02:23 PM
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Thank You very much Joanna, Kiryuha, Bruno and John.
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Wow, wonderful! I like him even more than the mandril.
But don't you think that his proboscis is too long?
I think the length of tapirs nose is various. I used few pictures to make this figure, and each has different "face".
Here I send You four photos, and for face I observe second one:
Malayan_tapir-306.jpg

tapirek.jpg

E_AVZ_Tapir.jpg

tapir foot ppt.jpg

But of course I respect your filing. But please remember I'm still learning how to do it better
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Oh that is stunning! Tapirs are such fascinating creatures - very prehistoric-looking, if you get my drift.
I don't remember if you've already told us, but what material do you use for sculpting? Is it self-hardening, or does it need to be baked like Fimo? I love my Apoxie Sculpt, but it's very soft and needs an armature for virtually every part that sticks out from the sculpture (like ears). Brown Stuff, OTOH, is too hard to shape properly, and Miliput is dry and crumbly... Any recommendations for good self-hardening material?
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Old 28th February 2009, 08:14 PM
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Oh that is stunning! Tapirs are such fascinating creatures - very prehistoric-looking, if you get my drift.
I don't remember if you've already told us, but what material do you use for sculpting? Is it self-hardening, or does it need to be baked like Fimo? I love my Apoxie Sculpt, but it's very soft and needs an armature for virtually every part that sticks out from the sculpture (like ears). Brown Stuff, OTOH, is too hard to shape properly, and Miliput is dry and crumbly... Any recommendations for good self-hardening material?
I sculpted it in Fimo. As You said It has to be baked. I didn't try other materials You mentioned. Before Fimo, I tried with papermache, clay, plasticine. So I can't help You finding good self-hardening material.
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