zondag 27 maart 2016

Fennec fox sculpture painted

Some time ago I sculpted this little fennec fox but I never found the time to paint her. She's been sitting on a cabinet for quite some time and had her little leg broken off once. However, I'm very pleased to tell you that she now finally has been given a proper colour.

Because fennec foxes are so small, I decided to sculpt it in 1:12 scale instead of the usual 1:22. Here she is:

" The fennec fox or fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat. The fennec is the smallest species of canid. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground. It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds. "
- wikipedia


 I'm not sure whenever I mentioned it in other posts, but while I was sculpting I kept some sort of a log in ms excel of the time I spent on it. I hoped it would give me more insight as how long it would take for me to actually sculpt a little animal as a lot of people ask me how long it takes to sculpt something. For the painting of the fox I didn't kept a log... not for any specific  reason, just 'cause I just didn't think about it.
I have no idea what others normally do... though it looks quite okay. I expected it to take longer then the stated hours, but that could also be because it took several days and it wasn't in one go...

The table with the times I spent sculpting.*
*Sorry it's in Dutch.. "tijd" means time and  "uren bezig" means hours spent. Everything else is clear enough I think.

zaterdag 19 maart 2016


Time to upload some repaints agian.

Following the tutorial I also used for the previous tiger I repaint two AAA tigers. Before they were quite yellow and I just like the idea of having more tigers in my collection that look realistic and fit well together.

Here's my whole tiger bunch :D. Except for my little golden tabby tiger...  Anyway, I have another tiger that could do with a better paintwork. Unfortuately, time is not my friend and looking at the time it took for me to post this after the first tiger repaint... I hope to be able to show more in the future ;)