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Author Topic: Hammers BSC 2017 replacement entry: The Flight of the Arumbaya Flamingoes  (Read 945 times)
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« on: February 18, 2017, 11:48:46 PM »

As I realized, about a week ago, that I would not have time to complete my Vickers Victoria till deadline, I was ready to simply pull out. But then I remebered an old pipe dream which Plynkes, I and a few others discussed a few years ago.

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=29611.45


So I fugured I'd give this a go: to make a flying Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus)  for my 'Chickenrace on the Arumbaya' game (for anyone who remembers that).

So past Thursday I set of cutting the pieces for a flamingo.



The first try was all solder and brass...



But I realized one flamingo doth not a flock make. It look quite paltry so I use a wing template and cut out 14 more. Some of the were connected so that a few birds would not need supports from the base.





Body and heads were sculpted from green stuff, the eyes were marked with a punch tool.



I brushed on liquid green stuff quite generoulsy on primarely the wings tring to give tehm a bit of volume and texture in the right places.



The whole painted and mounted flock of 14 flamingoes will be shown as a competition entry. I hope you'll like it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 11:53:45 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 11:57:40 PM »

Great addition to your river and the competition
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 12:08:33 AM »

Great job

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 12:46:57 AM »

This was half-forgotten to me. But as soon as I clicked on that link I remembered it. Bravo, H. Cool points and nostalgia points duly awarded.

I had also forgotten that Queen of Swords, with her fanny out and everything.

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 12:47:24 AM »

Wow, you are quick on your feet! I really like it! Love Love
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 12:50:09 AM »

Nice! And with a brass armature too...was it difficult to cut out?

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 01:20:31 AM »

That is fucking brilliant!  Love

A bit sad about the Victoria but this more than compensates.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 07:17:26 AM »

sad that it could not get done in time ...but those look cool too
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 08:28:47 AM »

Wow! What an idea! Shocked........and great execution! Love
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 09:54:51 AM »

Brilliant!  It will make a fantastic piece for your table.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 11:33:47 AM »

May I dare to say?
Way much better than your original project.

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2017, 11:45:58 AM »

What a brilliant idea!
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I look forward to seeing the finished flock.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2017, 11:47:17 AM »

May I dare to say?
Way much better than your original project.

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The insolence...!
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2017, 03:17:36 PM »

The insolence...!

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...the fascinating flight of wonderful creatures Vs the brute coldness of a mechanical device.

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