Thursday, 27 December 2012

Common Pheasant 1:10 scale

A cock pheasant in 1:10 scale
Sculpted for an amazingly talented artist from Australia, Matteo Grilli

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Siberian Tiger 1:30 scale

Latest commission, modelled in 1:30 scale, a Siberian Tiger - in real life these big cats measure an amazing 48" at the shoulder - this guy was based on a Tiger called Altai, a former resident of Cologne Zoo.

 Below is a comparison with a Britains tiger which is 1:32 scale

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

1:2 scale Rabbit

One of my most recent commissions - 'Robert' the Rabbit (not Roger Rabbit!) made in 1:2 scale, so quite a big guy!

Another commission completed - that's a good feeling:)  On to the next!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Nyala Project: update

You'll be pleased to hear that the female Nyala is now sculpted and ready for mould and casting work!
I want to post a photo of the unpainted model, but will save it till she is painted.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Another Sloth Bear!

The Sloth bear seems to be quite popular, I have made several of them over the past year.
This one is slightly different, it is a male sloth bear and in 1:19 scale, so somewhat larger than the others I've done.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chital (Spotted Deer) 1:22 scale

Finally got around to posting these three, Chital or Indian Spotted Deer in 1:22 scale.
When I first looked at the Chital I thought they were very similar to Fallow deer, their markings are almost the same, but of course they have differences, one being the male's antlers.

So here is the trio, two male and a female.
I helped my client deicide on poses, I thought these positions made the group interesting, a lot of movement, which helps make a diorama come to life. 

 The scratching male has a long wire left in his back leg (the one on the ground) this is to help him stand as he was top heavy, hence the Oasis he's stuck into.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

1:9 Flat Coated Retriever

The largest dog sculpture I've done yet. A 1:9 scale Flat Coated Retriever.  Modelled from a real dog called Bramble, who I actually had the privilege of meeting in real life.  He is a beautiful dog and I enjoyed sculpting him very much, you’ll notice this is my first dog with it’s mouth open too.  The part I love the most when sculpting is the detail, it was great fun doing the teeth and tongue!
My Brother, Jesse Knibbs (Trigger Happy Entertainment) took photos for me to work with, this is the pose the sculpture was based on.
Photographing the model was difficult, he's come out more brown than he really is.  I've been told that when photographing darker figurines, it is best to use a dark background, so I'll be trying that out next time.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

1:5 Mini Jack Russell

Thanks to Gill for her commission.
Two miniature Jack Russell, Scrappy and Nipper in 1:5 scale
I'd never heard of a Miniature Jack Russell before, these two were a wonderful introduction to the breed.

With a two pence piece for scale
and some photos of the real doggies: