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So I am about to start he feathers.  I decided to make them like a Cassowary's feathers:

 

TonyKennedycassowaryEttyBay3.JPG

 

 

That seems most likely, as a Cassowary is the closest thing we have to a terror bird living today.

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How are his tiny feet standing alone on the cork? Is that what y'all meant when talking about how there would be a pin running through that?

 

I've never seen a cassowary before. Those are feathers?! I'm really interested in seeing how you would sculpt that. It's.... furry feathery....

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How are his tiny feet standing alone on the cork? Is that what y'all meant when talking about how there would be a pin running through that?

 

I've never seen a cassowary before. Those are feathers?! I'm really interested in seeing how you would sculpt that. It's.... furry feathery....

 

Yep, the leg armature pin goes into the cork about a half an inch.

 

Yes, they are hair like feathers that some primitive birds have.  I figure it is pretty close to what a Terror Bird had.

 

 

So I sculpted the rest of the neck skin and then added the belly feathers and finally feathers the drumsticks.  For now I am using the same technique for these as I do for fur, just with longer strokes.  I'll add the wings next, then the thigh feathers, and then build the final feather dome over all.  I may need to make the feet a bit larger after I get it all done.  They seem a bit petite.

 

(Sorry for the poor photo quality, I took these on my phone and I don't have as good of editing software here as I do at home.)

 

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So I am about to start he feathers.  I decided to make them like a Cassowary's feathers:

 

TonyKennedycassowaryEttyBay3.JPG

 

 

That seems most likely, as a Cassowary is the closest thing we have to a terror bird living today.

OMG, that baby bird looks totally like a fuzzy dinosaur. :wub:

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So I am about to start he feathers.  I decided to make them like a Cassowary's feathers:

 

TonyKennedycassowaryEttyBay3.JPG

 

 

That seems most likely, as a Cassowary is the closest thing we have to a terror bird living today.

OMG, that baby bird looks is totally like a fuzzy dinosaur. :wub:

 

 

FTFY  :;):

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So I am about to start he feathers.  I decided to make them like a Cassowary's feathers:

 

TonyKennedycassowaryEttyBay3.JPG

 

 

That seems most likely, as a Cassowary is the closest thing we have to a terror bird living today.

OMG, that baby bird looks is totally like a fuzzy dinosaur. :wub:

 

 

FTFY  :;):

 

Not to mention that they're incredibly aggressive. Just to give you a sense of scale, they're 6'6" tall and weigh 130 lbs, and the largest of the subspecies will attack humans without a second thought. They're giant turkeys that can kill you.

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Looking good but I think there is a far more terrifying modern bird.

 

Native to New York...yellow...very memorable song...and measures close to 9' tall...the genus and species escapes me right now.

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I want it!!!

 

And I want to paint it with those blue colours...

 

hmmm I do have Axebeak somewhere in storage...

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Looking good but I think there is a far more terrifying modern bird.

 

Native to New York...yellow...very memorable song...and measures close to 9' tall...the genus and species escapes me right now.

 

Bigus birdiei

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Looking good but I think there is a far more terrifying modern bird.

 

Native to New York...yellow...very memorable song...and measures close to 9' tall...the genus and species escapes me right now.

 

Bigus birdiei

 

Big Bird is attired for war.

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Looking awesome!  And I love how you sculpt the actual inner anatomy, even when you're just going to cover it with more layers of greenstuff.  

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