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Posted by Konrad on 01 Dec 2023, 20:02

After a long absence, it was time for an elephant again.
With my penchant for unusual and raret topics , I once again
ended up with our Swedish friends from SPEIRA MINIATURES.
It may sound a little naive, but I'm always amazed at what these
3D printers can do.
Nevertheless, I agree with some of my colleagues
who miss the charm and originality of handmade figures.

Below the pictures is a short movie for those who are interested in the topic.

Hope you enjoy!

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Konrad  Germany
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Posted by Howlin on 04 Dec 2023, 07:36

What a nice model, and well painted too... is that an ancient species? It looks so much more tanky, somewhat warthog like, and near galloping stride. Looks like it wants to hunt for a battle. Pretty nice some of the biggest creatures are not really the most aggressive normally.
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Posted by k.b. on 04 Dec 2023, 11:44

Very nice painted figures Konrad. Loved the additional history lesson. Wouldn't it be nice if some of our world leaders were to watch this video and decide to do what the Emperor Ashoka did, that is abandon war and become a buddhist.
Ps/ am i right in thinking you have painted a very subtle but ornate pattern on the saddle cloth? If so, i am astonished!!!
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Posted by Konrad on 04 Dec 2023, 12:49

k.b. wrote: ....am i right in thinking you have painted a very subtle but ornate pattern on the saddle cloth?


I'm sorry, but I didn't paint this pattern,
it's already on the fig.
Unbelievable, these 3D printers.
If you look closely, you can recognize the pattern.
Dry brushing with gold brings it to light.

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Posted by JurgenH on 08 Dec 2023, 21:01

Hello Konrad
What a beautiful scene you have built. The sophisticated choice of figures and the elephant are fully emphasised by your good painting. The bowstring of the archer supports the realistic depiction of the whole slide.
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Posted by k.b. on 08 Dec 2023, 21:22

Jeepers creepers ....... this elephant and crew are stunning. One day .....
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Posted by Rich W on 09 Dec 2023, 00:30

I'd say you've absolutely nailed it Konrad!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Dec 2023, 17:40

Brilliant work indeed.

There is a real sense on menace here.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Dec 2023, 20:03

The original figures from Speira look great, but your paintjob has upgraded them to a highest level. Fantastic work, my friend. :notworthy:

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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 30 Dec 2023, 17:42

Great subject! Very nice painting indeed.
thanks for sharing
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Posted by Peter on 18 Jan 2024, 19:23

Really wonderful painted Konrad! :thumbup:
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Posted by despertaferro on 22 Jan 2024, 13:10

Great work Konrad...!
I love these unusual works you do.

I hope you have fully recovered from your motorcycle accident...!

Warm regards
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