Author Topic: Boki's Adventure in Sculpting:Prehistoric fish:Leedsichtys (Updated 6/10/19)  (Read 6550 times)

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Re: Boki's Adventure in Sculpting: Prehistoric Whales (Updated 3/5/19)
« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2019, 07:11:20 PM »
Its' been a while ;D
So here are a couple of figure that was sculpted as part of my Redemption series. As you all know, prehistoric fish is what started this whole adventure. Nearing the end of the project, around September of last year, I decided that I will try and end the project by going back and making an updated sculpt of some of my earlier pieces. Looking back, some of these earlier pieces definitely needed an update, I also wanted to see how I would do it again with a little bit more experience.
So here are the first 2 that got an update.

Xiphactinus - I really love this species and I wish that either CollectA or Safari will do a larger version.
Anyway, the large blue one, as you may remember, is the older version, one of the very first figure I sculpted when I started.
I learned a lot since then and I hope it shows on this updated version.

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Now with the original version for comparison
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And with Malcolm's
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I'm happy with how this one turned out. I still struggled with those teeth, they are difficult to sculpt and even more so attaching them! ^-^

Next up is the Hyneria- This was my very first species, and this sculpt is actually my third attempt on this species. I'm pretty happy on how it also turned out.
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I also sculpted some small critters to go with it, a generic salamander and fish, just to add to the display.
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Here it is with the originals with the smaller one being the first try
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Well, there you go, hope you like it.
I have a couple more fish to show, one new and the other is a Leedsichthys :))
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Thanks for looking, cheers!


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Great fishes and the progress really shows! Great improvements.

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All your prehistoric fish are precious are a gift for my eyes, on the other hand I agree with respect to the xiphactinus and the leedsichthys Safari and / or Collecta have to make an acceptable figure at least of those two curious and beautiful fish. My congratulations for the excellent sculptor you are.

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I admire anyone that can sculpt its own creatures. I've tried a couple of times and I suck at it. It's not as easy as it looks, that's for sure.
On top of that, your bold choices of colour and patterns really add something extra too.
In my eyes, you've managed to create your own unique style of presenting creatures from the past. As well in sculpting as in painting.
Kudos and excelsior!

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Yes, more fish! You are definitely gaining in skill. Is it possible that it would be easier to sculpt the front of the mouth a little too large at first, and then carve the teeth from the clay, rather than sculpting them separately and grafting them on?
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The models youíve sculpted are all beautiful, Bokisaurus! I really like them!

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Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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I admire anyone that can sculpt its own creatures. I've tried a couple of times and I suck at it. It's not as easy as it looks, that's for sure.
On top of that, your bold choices of colour and patterns really add something extra too.
In my eyes, you've managed to create your own unique style of presenting creatures from the past. As well in sculpting as in painting.
Kudos and excelsior!

Thank you! I had a great time working on the project last year. I still have so many to post ;D

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The models youíve sculpted are all beautiful, Bokisaurus! I really like them!

Killekor

Thanks. Any progress on your sculpt?

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Yes, more fish! You are definitely gaining in skill. Is it possible that it would be easier to sculpt the front of the mouth a little too large at first, and then carve the teeth from the clay, rather than sculpting them separately and grafting them on?

Yes, more fish, and more to come, too!
You know I tried that and it was a lot harder, maybe because I don't have the tools for it. All I have are the basic tools, I don't have anything for carving or for small detailing.
What I found the most challenging is how to keep such small details as teeth and spikes from curling up during the baking process and from keeping them from burning! :D
So I hope you like the last two fish coming soon! Saving the best for last! :D

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Okay, another dose of prehistoric fish! This is the second to the last that I still needed to post to finish up the prehistoric fish series.
While doing some research, I came across this species. It was so odd looking that I was not sure it was for real ;D I was even more impressed to learn that it was a big species. It wasn't in my original list, but towards the end, I decided to give it a try.
This was finished way back in September of last year as I was winding down the sculpting project.

So here you go, meet my version of Protosphyraena!
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Before I painted it:
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As you can see, I used a different sculpey for the body, the brown colored one. It retains more details than the white original one, but also more expensive.
I struggled with the long fins, It is much thicker than it should, but it kept on burning and breaking ( even with wires) during the baking process that I made it thicker.
I based the colors on that famous food fish the mackerel  ;D
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Well, I hope you like this odd fish! I am hoping to post the last of the prehistoric fish later this week, and I saved the best and the biggest of them all for last! So stay tuned, till then, thanks for looking, Cheers!

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Great job again! I really love the coloration and pose. It looks great on the base.

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Yes, Protosphyraena! Such a weird fish deserves the 3-D treatment :)
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This protosphyraena prehistoric fish is a curious fish because of its rarity, although we must also point out that the seas of the present abound with fish and other marine animals as surprising as the current ones.

Going to the point, I congratulate you on that beautiful sculpture of prehistoric fish. They would deserve to be treated more frequently in toy dinosaur companies and resin prehistoric fish. Almost always the most treated prehistoric fish are the coelacanth, megalodon and dunkleosteus and the marine life of the seas of the past was plagued by fish much rarer than those as samples in your recreations of prehistoric animals.

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That Protosphyraena is truly a wonder of prehistoric fish sculptures, @Bokisaurus ! Great job!

The models youíve sculpted are all beautiful, Bokisaurus! I really like them!

Killekor

Thanks. Any progress on your sculpt?

You mean the spinosaurid? Well, now Iím unfortunately not in the condition of proceeding making those sculptures, but Iím designing some origami dinosaurs of which Iím really happy! Thanks for the interest, also!

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Oh Myyyyy, its been 2 month since I updated this thread, yikes!
Been so busy lately that finding time to photograph has proven difficult.
Anyway, I'm still trying to wrap up this thread, so here is one of the last fish, the mighty Leedsichtys!
This genus was one I have always hoped and wish that one of the major brand would produce, but all we got is a mini version from CollectA :-[
Anyway, This was my second attempt at sculpting this species, the first time was when I just got started, so as you would expect, it was a disaster and proved beyond salvaging. When I got inspired again to try and reboot my original lineup of fish, I was determined to try sculpting one of this again.
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It is the largest by far of all the figures I have sculpted, but not so heavy since I have learned so much since my first attempt.
Although so many version of how this fish may have looked like, I always loved the WWD version the most, so I was determined to base my sculpt on that restoration... accurate or not ;D
I started the sculpt almost a year ago, but it sat around for months waiting to be painted.
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I'm happy how it turned out and it now sits atop a shelf with Malcolm's figures ( I'm still waiting on his figure ;D). Hopefully, one day it will have a companion.
Hope you like it.
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I like your leedsichtys with those avant-garde colors. The figure has been very well, is an interpretation of the leedsichtys very revolutionary and attractive.  :)

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That's great! I love the colors and it's head sculpt is really good.

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Youíve made a really impressive work making that Leedsichtys!
It looks really realistic; so realistic that Iíll easily imagine it in a documentary or in a Jw movie. The color scheme suits really well for the model, with all those shades of white, brown and blue.
I really like it, and if it was released by a brand it would be an instant buy for me!
So, congratulations for your work!

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Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it.
I'm grown really fond of this one. Amazingly, he only required one peg to put in a stand ;D
Oh, those added barnacles were inspired by CollectA adding little things like that to their marine reptile figures. I though it would be cool to add something to this guy as well.
Hope you guys stay tuned for the next  installment....

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That Leedsichthys is really successful - and a lovely colour scheme.