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Thursday, 30 August 2012

1:5 Mini Jack Russell

Two Miniature Jack Russell made in 1:5 scale

Friday, 24 August 2012

Three Parcels Arrived

I love receiving a parcel addressed to me, I'm sure everyone does, but especially when you know there's something exciting within.
Yesterday I received three parcels and all the contents were gems to add to my collection.
It wasn't difficult to decide which one to open first, although I was really looking forward to opening the other two I had to open this one first as I'd been waiting a couple of weeks for it:
This is something I won on eBay for a fantastic price - I can't believe there were only a couple of people bidding for it.
Lineol Eland
 It's so beautiful, everything about it is perfect

From Friends I received two fantastic figurines, the first being a Kaiyodo Palm Civet:

 and a gorgeously cute Collecta Smooth-haired Dachshund
Meeting his Kaiyodo Long-haired friends
Thank you Kristie and Emilia :)))

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Two Collecta 2012 horses

When I bought last year's releases I have to say I was disappointed.  The material was rubbery and incredibly flexible.  However I fell in love with their beautiful faces, Deborah (the artist) captured their expression so perfectly that all the faults were forgiven and I had to buy more.
SO, I bought two 2012 figurines, the grey Shire mare and Mustang red roan (or whatever colour it is!  I always get them mixed up)

Collecta have really made an effort with their painting and I am so impressed by the quality here.  The material is still a problem, not on the shire, but on the Mustang - it suffers with the bendable legs and rubbery feel.  Saying that the body material feels harder and the model is heavier compared to last year's horses.
The Shire is so beautiful, but even she has problems - the thin area towards the torso is what bothers me the most.  
Then, now I don't know if this is just my model, but one ear (its left one) is larger than the right, looks like it had problems during the mould process.
Anyway all in all I love them and I'm sure I will continue to buy more of their horses in the future.  I am content with the ones I got for this year though.

1:7 cat sculpture

Just recently I've set up my own business locally, making pet sculptures.
Here's one of my recent commissions, Millie the cat 1:7 scale:

 I had lots of good photos to work from but this one below is the pose it's based on:

Monday, 6 August 2012

Snow Leopard

Last week I received this beautiful Snow Leopard from my friend Anna Dobrowolska-Oczko who has made from scratch many gorgeous figurines which I feel very lucky to have a few of in my collection.
This copy is handpainted by Anna:

 Some inside shots:

With the Mojo Iberian Lynx for scale
And my entire collection of Anna's sculptures
From left to right: Gaur, Eland (unpainted), Fjord horse, Bongo and Snow Leopard