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Edmund

Registered: 01/2003
Location: Upstate NY
Photos Uplaoded: 31
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Have been keeping turtles and tortoises since chidhood -and a variety of other animals as well. Presently am breeding T. ibera and G. elegans

I checked your other photos; those sculptures are absolutely amazing!
01-06-2006 01:35PM View Edmund's Profile View Edmund's Gallery  

KingCobra

Registered: 11/2002
Location: Utah, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 87
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I enjoy the catching and/or keeping of reptiles and amphibians. Other interests include: art, music, video games, movies yadda yadda yadda and then some.

Thanks a lot Edmund.

Your sculptures too, are very impressive. I particularly like the softshell and map turtle. The patterns and coloring on them is beautiful!

Just wondering, how big are they?

Are you currently working on any new ones??

Excellent work!
01-08-2006 09:04AM View KingCobra's Profile View KingCobra's Gallery  

joeysgreen

Registered: 06/2003
Location: Edmonton, Alta, Canada
Photos Uplaoded: 77
Comments Left: 0
Animal Health Technologist-long time herp keeper

Very cool sculptures, where did you learn to sculp? Is it something anyone can do?
01-08-2006 10:24AM View joeysgreen's Profile View joeysgreen's Gallery  

KingCobra

Registered: 11/2002
Location: Utah, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 87
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I enjoy the catching and/or keeping of reptiles and amphibians. Other interests include: art, music, video games, movies yadda yadda yadda and then some.

Hey Joeysgreen, thanks.

I would say that pretty much anybody with imagination and creativity can sculpt. I started sculpting in my highschool pottery class(I didn't like making pots), and now, it's one of my best hobbies.
01-09-2006 01:09AM View KingCobra's Profile View KingCobra's Gallery  

joeysgreen

Registered: 06/2003
Location: Edmonton, Alta, Canada
Photos Uplaoded: 77
Comments Left: 0
Animal Health Technologist-long time herp keeper

That's awesome... what kind of tools do you have for this? Your newest photo's of the snake had some sort of scale mold? That was some pottery class!
01-09-2006 03:00AM View joeysgreen's Profile View joeysgreen's Gallery  

KingCobra

Registered: 11/2002
Location: Utah, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 87
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I enjoy the catching and/or keeping of reptiles and amphibians. Other interests include: art, music, video games, movies yadda yadda yadda and then some.

My pottery class was mainly what sparked my interest in sculpting. My sculptures back then were horrible in comparison to my recent ones. I'll see if I can find an old one to post.

I have several tools (metal, wooden, plastic) for sculpting, but none of them would work for the scales, so I had to make my own stamps. It took a while and several moldings before I got the right shape and size.

It also took a lot experimenting with materials (clays, paints, rubber, resin) as well as research on the internet about clays, moldmaking, casting, painting; But after all of that, I think it's worth it.

Also, It probably helps to be passionate about what you are sculpting to get it to be its best.
01-09-2006 05:17AM View KingCobra's Profile View KingCobra's Gallery  

Edmund

Registered: 01/2003
Location: Upstate NY
Photos Uplaoded: 31
Comments Left: 0
Have been keeping turtles and tortoises since chidhood -and a variety of other animals as well. Presently am breeding T. ibera and G. elegans

Thanks -coming from a fellow sculptor your comments mean a lot.
The map turtle is approx 6" long, the softshells a little smaller. I like paying attention to detail, but in terms of the amount of time I need to spend on one piece, any thoughts I had about making a profit on these things flew out the window.
What sort of info did you turn up on mold-making and casting? I'd be real interested in whatever information you'd care to share.
BTW, the croc head is amazing; did you ever try a gavial (gharial)?
01-09-2006 01:25PM View Edmund's Profile View Edmund's Gallery  

felicianolis

Registered: 07/2005
Location: Italy
Photos Uplaoded: 70
Comments Left: 0

Your sculptures are so beautiful!!!
I love creativity!...I love art!!!
01-09-2006 11:30PM View felicianolis's Profile View felicianolis's Gallery  

KingCobra

Registered: 11/2002
Location: Utah, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 87
Comments Left: 0
I enjoy the catching and/or keeping of reptiles and amphibians. Other interests include: art, music, video games, movies yadda yadda yadda and then some.

Thanks for the comment felicianolis.

Edmund, I am still learning how to prefect my mold-making and casting. I just got some equipment not too long ago that will eliminate small surface bubbles on the molds and castings.

If it is ok, I would be glad to e-mail you a bunch of info on mold making and casting.

I have never tried making a gavial, if the croc head turns out ok, then perhaps I will try one.
01-10-2006 11:50PM View KingCobra's Profile View KingCobra's Gallery  

Edmund

Registered: 01/2003
Location: Upstate NY
Photos Uplaoded: 31
Comments Left: 0
Have been keeping turtles and tortoises since chidhood -and a variety of other animals as well. Presently am breeding T. ibera and G. elegans

I'd appreciate it.
My email is edmund1234@aol.com
I'll see what other photos I can dig up and send them along as well.
01-11-2006 01:47PM View Edmund's Profile View Edmund's Gallery