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Posted by Graeme on 06 Oct 2017, 05:06

I think No. 1 and No.4 definitely. of the other two I think I prefer No.3 but that might just be the angle of the photo.
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Posted by stenfalk on 18 Oct 2017, 22:13

It was a little unusual to design such a large animal, but there was no room for gluing any remaining modeling clay. So i decided to start with the final detailing. Just now i have finished. Tatatata - here is my African elephant bull, about 320 cm high, with about 140 cm long tusks. A splendid guy as i think. I hope you like him too?

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Posted by Wiking on 19 Oct 2017, 04:48

And immediately the first ivory hunters are there.
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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Oct 2017, 07:39

Don't worry! Kong is here to save you!

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Great bull, Torsten! And you have always done great animals, but I think you are getting better! How that is possible is beyond me!
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Posted by huib on 19 Oct 2017, 10:16

Very beautiful elefant, Stenfalk. Excellent sculpting and painting!
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Posted by stenfalk on 19 Oct 2017, 11:35

Thanks for comments, guys!

huib wrote:Very beautiful elefant, Stenfalk. Excellent sculpting and painting!


Oh, the painting isn't a painting like painters do. It's only a wash with turpentine thinned black oil color on a gray MS base. It was only a luck for me that elephants are coloured in gray overall. But it was my intention to let the tusks in a white shade. They are formed from a plastic profile, i think this is a reason for an interesting contrast in comparison to the skin and lets look the surface like painted intensively.
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Posted by dirk on 19 Oct 2017, 14:20

Wow, wonderful looking elephants !

Both a great for a waterhole diorama ! :P
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Oct 2017, 08:32

It`s a kind of magic! BB
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Posted by Kekso on 22 Oct 2017, 10:41

That elephant is awesome... so realistic...
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Posted by stenfalk on 24 Oct 2017, 20:30

You are all so good to me! But I don't want to forget to thank my parents, without whom that would never have been possible... :-D
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Posted by DickerThomas on 25 Oct 2017, 12:54

Great Torsten :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by stenfalk on 30 Oct 2017, 20:07

First: Thank you Thomas! :-D

In addition to the in another occasion already presented Celtic-Iberian pigs was from the time around 300 BC and with a regional clustering in wide areas of northern France and also in central and northern Europe, a further shape of land pigs has been detected. And as in many other matters, the Celts once again have their fingers (or experience) in the pie. Until the 1950s, direct offspring in regional breeds such as the French Craonnaise, the northern German marsh pig or the Saxon Meißner pig lived in greater numbers in the heartland of Europe until they were quickly replaced by high-yielding, economically more interesting breeds. As early as 1870, this fate also befell the "Old English Pig" in the British Isles. From about 1850, the targeted crossbreeding of fertile and fast-growing Asian pig breeds began there, which condemned many older and robust land pigs to extinction.

That happened, though the Celtic-Germanic pig was quite an impressive meat supplier. At a height of about 100 cm and a body length of about two meters, it was a rather large animal. Typical of the Celtic type are the very large, at the root forward broken Lappohren and the strong head with a broad, flat forehead and concave profile.

I also designed 6 copies for this variety of the early domestic pigs.

1. boar, approx. 37"

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2. sow, approx. 35"

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3. boar, approx. 39"

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4. boar, approx. 39"

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5. sow, approx. 35"

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6. sow, approx. 37"

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In comparison with middle large Celtic-Iberian pigs

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In comparison with Wild Boars

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Since at times of extensive husbandry (acorn mast in forests and the like) there were again and again mixtures with wild boar and introductions of new varieties in existing stocks as a result of civilization migratory movements, it's possible to arrange diorama scenes for wide stretches of Europe from about the 3rd century BC while using the Celtic-germanic pig in combination with the "Roman pigs" and smaller specimens (up to approx 80 cm) of the wild boar series.

With the next planned groups of 6 "Slavic pasture pigs" and "Wool Pigs" i would like to open soon the possibilities to supply thematically on the settlements of ethnic groups of Slavs in Eastern Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe oriented dioramas with a historically approximately correct livestock of pigs.

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Posted by huib on 31 Oct 2017, 15:49

Beautiful pigs, Stenfalk. Great sculpting.
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Posted by Carlos on 31 Oct 2017, 22:15

Inmpressive :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Nov 2017, 01:07

Splendid Dedicated Work. Yes indeed Torsten.
All Great Looking Pan Sizzling Porkers to be sure,
but my favourite for Egbert`s Castle deep within the forest,
are The Rough Tuff Wild Boar! BB
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Nov 2017, 08:11

Schweinerei !
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Nov 2017, 08:57

Ooooooooooooh cute piglet!!! Will we get a Pooh and a Tigger too?
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Posted by stenfalk on 01 Nov 2017, 12:20

huib, Carlos, BB, Wiking and Susofrick - thank you all, very friendly! :oops:

Susofrick wrote:Ooooooooooooh cute piglet!!! Will we get a Pooh and a Tigger too?


Of course there is a little bear; only the tiger has to wait a bit. ;-)

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 01 Nov 2017, 12:41

Wonderful! As usual! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Nov 2017, 14:24

Porker`s & Teddy`s are on my list! BB
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