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Such pretty pretty birdies!!!

 

 

And ooooooh don't take this wrong ::(: but it looks like he's standing/taking a step instead of running/in full motion.

 

I'll still buy him though. And the rest. :wub: These are marvelous sculpts.

 

"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

What if you gave him levels in barbarian?

 

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

What if you gave him levels in barbarian?

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Such pretty pretty birdies!!!

 

 

And ooooooh don't take this wrong ::(: but it looks like he's standing/taking a step instead of running/in full motion.

 

I'll still buy him though. And the rest. :wub: These are marvelous sculpts.

"Advancing" would be a better term for it. It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

Sold! I will accept this explanation! :D

 

So... are they ready yet? I've never needed a Terror Bird before, but now I absolutely must have one. Or three. Or ten.

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As soon as a Terrorbird raises a foot, it is running...

 

One step from him is four steps from me...

 

Now stop doing other things, sculpt them!!!!!

 

But I have to get the bathroom floor grouted.  Bathroom remodels suck.  <_<

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As soon as a Terrorbird raises a foot, it is running...

 

One step from him is four steps from me...

 

Now stop doing other things, sculpt them!!!!!

 

But I have to get the bathroom floor grouted.  Bathroom remodels suck.  <_<

 

 

Priorities!!!

 

Ok... you can do the bathroom floor first... :down: :down: :down:

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As soon as a Terrorbird raises a foot, it is running...

 

One step from him is four steps from me...

 

Now stop doing other things, sculpt them!!!!!

 

But I have to get the bathroom floor grouted.  Bathroom remodels suck.  <_<

 

 

Priorities!!!

 

Ok... you can do the bathroom floor first... :down: :down: :down:

 

 

I'm still sculpting during lunch.

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As soon as a Terrorbird raises a foot, it is running...

 

One step from him is four steps from me...

 

Now stop doing other things, sculpt them!!!!!

 

But I have to get the bathroom floor grouted.  Bathroom remodels suck.  <_<

 

 

Priorities!!!

 

Ok... you can do the bathroom floor first... :down: :down: :down:

 

 

I'm still sculpting during lunch.

 

 

I heard LOOOOONNNGGG lunchbreaks are very healthy!!!

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

 

 

Good point.  I avoided doing that so that they would be one-piece casts.

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

 

Good point.  I avoided doing that so that they would be one-piece casts.

Ooh, an important consideration.

 

At Adepticon last March I was eyeing some minis of feathered raptor dinosaurs with spread winglets. The vendor warned me they would need serious reinforcement underneath because the attachment point was so tiny and the wings relatively heavy.

 

But probably yeah, in real life if running the wings are likely to be held out a bit (Somewhere on the internet I have seen half-grown flightless birds running up tree trunks like that and it is adorable!)

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

 

Good point.  I avoided doing that so that they would be one-piece casts.

Ooh, an important consideration.

 

At Adepticon last March I was eyeing some minis of feathered raptor dinosaurs with spread winglets. The vendor warned me they would need serious reinforcement underneath because the attachment point was so tiny and the wings relatively heavy.

 

But probably yeah, in real life if running the wings are likely to be held out a bit (Somewhere on the internet I have seen half-grown flightless birds running up tree trunks like that and it is adorable!)

 

 

It's just one of those decisions we have to make when designing a figure.  Sometimes, a little realism needs to be sacrificed for the mold/price.  If I spread the wings out, they'd need to be separate and that would be costly.

 

I was going to show this on an ostrich, but found that they hold their wings in while running:

 

male-ostrich-running.jpg

 

They hold them out when trying to look bigger:

 

3753632301_43c10be27a_b.jpg

 

 

However, I based these guys off of Cassowarys and Emus on which you can almost never see the wings:

 

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

 

Good point.  I avoided doing that so that they would be one-piece casts.

Ooh, an important consideration.

 

At Adepticon last March I was eyeing some minis of feathered raptor dinosaurs with spread winglets. The vendor warned me they would need serious reinforcement underneath because the attachment point was so tiny and the wings relatively heavy.

 

But probably yeah, in real life if running the wings are likely to be held out a bit (Somewhere on the internet I have seen half-grown flightless birds running up tree trunks like that and it is adorable!)

 

 

It's just one of those decisions we have to make when designing a figure.  Sometimes, a little realism needs to be sacrificed for the mold/price.  If I spread the wings out, they'd need to be separate and that would be costly.

 

I was going to show this on an ostrich, but found that they hold their wings in while running:

 

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They hold them out when trying to look bigger:

 

...

 

A bit more complex than that. The seem to use their wings for balance and as air brakes when running, especially when turning at speed:

 

 

And most miniatures painters, like most photographers and many other artists, want the most dramatic possible pose. Hence the complaints about "too static" posing, even though, if you were to take a video of melee combat, the vast majority of frames would show those same sorts of "static" poses. (See also, especially, sports photography.)

 

But I still really like the figures.  ^_^

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"Advancing" would be a better term for it.  It would be difficult to make it look like it was running without having one foot raised, but that would make for a fairly weak mini.

 

I'd expect "running" to involve the wings spreading out some, like an ostrich does while running.

 

Good point.  I avoided doing that so that they would be one-piece casts.

Ooh, an important consideration.

 

At Adepticon last March I was eyeing some minis of feathered raptor dinosaurs with spread winglets. The vendor warned me they would need serious reinforcement underneath because the attachment point was so tiny and the wings relatively heavy.

 

But probably yeah, in real life if running the wings are likely to be held out a bit (Somewhere on the internet I have seen half-grown flightless birds running up tree trunks like that and it is adorable!)

 

 

It's just one of those decisions we have to make when designing a figure.  Sometimes, a little realism needs to be sacrificed for the mold/price.  If I spread the wings out, they'd need to be separate and that would be costly.

 

I was going to show this on an ostrich, but found that they hold their wings in while running:

 

male-ostrich-running.jpg

 

They hold them out when trying to look bigger:

 

3753632301_43c10be27a_b.jpg

 

 

However, I based these guys off of Cassowarys and Emus on which you can almost never see the wings:

 

7x1FLS1.jpg

 

07emu_533.jpg

 

Those are some pretty awesome drumsticks. I want those suckers Kentucky fried.

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