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A Grizzly in Grand Teton NP

Posted by stenfalk on 01 Dec 2018, 00:02

After a new surgical operation on one hand it's not possible to sculpt. What I already can is hold a brush. That's why I once changed the pages and tried as a painter and photographer. Here is the result ...

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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Dec 2018, 00:14

Excellent. It looks exactly like the Canadian wilderness.

It needs a tourist approaching it with a lump of bread (& I did see this in Canada. The tourist was dragged away by a Wildlife officer before the bear got its bread...& more).

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Posted by FredG on 01 Dec 2018, 00:33

I thought hand feeding bears was a regular occurance for tourists. :winky:
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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Dec 2018, 02:54

They're magnificent beasts but keeping your distance is more than just a good idea.
They can run 50 metres in 3 seconds. The Canadian joke is you don't have to be faster than a bear, just faster than the next guy. ;-)

But back to the diorama. Where does the bear model come from?

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Posted by Graeme on 01 Dec 2018, 06:23

Torsten.
Great to see you back doing some hobby work, I hope your hand is healing well.Your painted bear looks fabulous and beautifully blended in with the landscape, a really nice scene.

Donald.
The bear is one of Torstens own excellent animal sculpts; I'm currently painting his Highland Cattle, which are very nice. My Boudica has some fine warhounds too.

http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-Resinfiguren/Stenfalk-1-72-Tiere/

http://stenfalk.de/006-1-bis-006-8.html

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Tourists are not a healthy diet for bears, they contain too much fat, sugar and caffeine; and the nylon outer coating causes indigestion.
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Posted by FredG on 01 Dec 2018, 10:43

Graeme wrote:Fred.
Tourists are not a healthy diet for bears, they contain too much fat, sugar and caffeine; and the nylon outer coating causes indigestion.


What about as a snack?

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 01 Dec 2018, 11:10

Graeme wrote:Great to see you back doing some hobby work, I hope your hand is healing well.Your painted bear looks fabulous and beautifully blended in with the landscape, a really nice scene.

The bear is one of Torstens own excellent animal sculpts; I'm currently painting his Highland Cattle, which are very nice. My Boudica has some fine warhounds too.


Had a closer look into Torsten's range at the 2nd Dioramica 2 weeks ago.
Several of his great miniatures caught my interest and we agreed to seal a deal soon.
I want to order a selection of his very nice farm animals in particular.
But his wild animals are quite tempting too, especially the wild boar herd. :thumbup:
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Posted by Konrad on 01 Dec 2018, 12:17

stenfalk wrote:Here is the result ...


Very nice result.
The bear maybe a little bit bigger...


Ich hoffe Deine Hand kommt wieder völlig in Ordnung.
Gute Besserung vom Beinverletzten. ;-)
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Dec 2018, 14:52

EvM wrote:
Had a closer look into Torsten's range at the 2nd Dioramica 2 weeks ago.

Me too and the unavoidable happen. I bought some of these sweetie.
To see the whole range and the close future production was very nice.
Hope to get the dog with the bone and the one with the kitty dogs soon. This will be a small but great addition for Dio`s .
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 01 Dec 2018, 15:25

So sorry to hear about your hand operation but hope you can be back to sculpting soon. The grizzly looks great!

All joking aside, a mother and her child were killed by a grizzly this week in the Yukon - locals, not tourists, and people that ran a trap line, so clearly bear savvy! So please, don't feed the bears.
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Posted by stenfalk on 01 Dec 2018, 20:03

I thank you all very much. That touched me so pleasant that I boarded straight into my private jet. I took another short trip to Colorado once again, and asked the Grizzly to pose a little differently so that you could see him better, especially the legs. See it!

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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Dec 2018, 22:23

At the risk of sounding sexist; "Great legs".

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Posted by C M Dodson on 02 Dec 2018, 09:32

He looks very happy. Lovely pictures.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Posted by Strolch on 02 Dec 2018, 20:27

COOL 8) 8)

This bear is an "must have" :mrgreen: :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by MABO on 06 Dec 2018, 10:39

Very impressive!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 09 Dec 2018, 01:57

Wonderful work & pictures! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Dec 2018, 11:14

That is really great! Working on some more of your dogs right now! Great sculpts and a great joy to paint them!
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Posted by stenfalk on 01 Jan 2019, 23:40

As first and foremost: Happy New Year to you all! I wish you health, strength and inspiration for every single day ...

I had the opportunity over the holidays - sculpting did not quite work out - to grab again to the brush. And to my mobile phone camera. After the experiment with the bear, I wanted to see if I could create something similar with other animals. Well, I'll just show you what came out of it.

1. A Highland bull in the Highlands

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2. A Wildhog sow in deciduous forest

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Posted by Dad's Army on 01 Jan 2019, 23:49

the wildhog would fit my Asterix figures, nice!
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Posted by Peter on 06 Jan 2019, 22:19

Dad's Army wrote:the wildhog would fit my Asterix figures, nice!

Food for Obelix! :mrgreen:

Great sculpted animals! :thumbup:
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