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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2011, 05:34:43 PM »

Long crocodile of 3 feet. The client ordered a rug from this guy. Still, I decided to make a plastic dummy, having removed the silicone form. I think later there will be questions on the color.
If you have pictures of eyes (close up), I would like to see here.
Sergei.


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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 05:37:03 PM »

plastic dummy, 


Dummy? Now we're talkin. I'm your man ;D
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 05:40:08 PM »

Well I can tell ya from what I see you are doing a bang up job on that dude.  I will look for some pics for you.
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 06:00:25 PM »

Here is an eye from what I believe is the exact same species.  I took this picture just a few weeks ago.  Hope it helps.  Look forward to seeing pics when you are done.  Dan

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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 11:40:05 PM »

ОК. Thanks Dan!
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2011, 01:02:10 AM »

ОК. Thanks Dan!

Your welcome.  Hope it helps.  If you need any more reference pics let me know because I have a few of those critters.   ;)  Dan
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2011, 01:19:09 PM »

Until the skin is in the pickle, I decided to cast a copy of a crocodile:


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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2011, 02:54:56 PM »

Dan, wanted to clarify - this is what kind of a crocodile? (caiman or not?)
More interested in the sequence of painting and what colors to paint needed.
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2011, 03:40:32 PM »

Naur, I believe yours is the same as I posted a picture of which is a Speckled Caiman.  The Spectacled Caiman commonly gets up to about 5 ft.  Although it is called a caiman it is still very much part of the crocodile family.  Caiman Crocodilius is what I believe the name to be.  They have the neatest coloring IMO of all the gators and crocs.  They can have a light green glow about them and yet when you look at them the color that jumps out at you the most is the gold and copper hues.  As far as being a reptile, when it comes to color it is very hard to say that they need to be "this" color and only "this" color because as with nature you can put 10 of them next to each other and everyone of them will look somewhat different.  As long as you are close with your colors and you don't have splatter air brush marks and runs and just crappy techniques it will be hard for any KNOWLEDGEABLE judge or person to hit you on color.  Color is a funny thing in nature.  If you paint one that isn't even close then be prepared to hammered.  All you have to do is use reference pictures for the critter and paint it as close as possible.  If a judge has to look for pictures of your species and after 30 minutes they can't find one close to the color then by all means they should be able to hammer you.  You might not even be thinking about attending a competition or show with him but if you are just remember those little pointers and you will clean house with that dude.  He is looking rather good.  

The only thing I see on the cast is, it looks like the tail got twisted a bit.  This may be because of the angle of the picture or possibly we are not seeing all the detail because of the white.  I do have one question for you other than that though?  Is there a reason you molded and cast it with his eyes closed?  Later, Dan
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2011, 03:58:32 PM »

Caiman skin pulled from Pickel. Put a metal ball (instead of the eye), worked with clay lids. Filled with silicone. Then, cast the upper jaw to neck.


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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2011, 04:12:55 PM »

Great job.  1st picture looked like his bottom eye lid was all the way up to me so thats why I asked.  Great Job.  Dan
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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2011, 08:37:10 AM »

Today engaged eyes.
See photo:
Сast from transparent plastic hemisphere. Drawn  pupil.


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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2011, 08:39:53 AM »

Then, brush a layer of acrylic lacquer. And sprinkled crushed graphite.


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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2011, 08:43:53 AM »

The last layer - the bronze powder. Two eyes are ready.
Wanted to know your opinion about the making eyes.


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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2011, 11:48:18 AM »

I think they will work just fine! Good Job and very creative.  Dan
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