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Barn owl by Reptangle Barn owl by Reptangle
This barn owl is one of our old, original pieces that we cast and sold when Windstone was first started, in 1984. Windstone was originally called "Mark Hines Creations" because the whole thing was Mark Hines' idea!

When we realized that fantasy things-and dragons in particular - sold much better than real animals, we discontinued the entire line of regular creatures and concentrated on weird ones.

When we moved our factory from California to Oregon we rediscovered a hoard of these old castings that had been packed away, unfinished, for years. This Owl was one of them.

His feet have always been an embarrassment to me; the toes on this older version of the sculpt are incorrect, as well as the feathering on the feet. Barn owls have bare legs.

I airbrushed these unpainted old owls and sold them as a limited edition on Ebay.
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acla13 May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the expression, and feather details. :heart:
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:iconkelseyslk:
I LOVE THIS OWL! I know you said this is discontinued. Will you ever be making a new version for your store?
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Reptangle Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have any plans to have these exact owls produced again ( I don't think we have molds for this pieces any more) -but , I never say never. If I did make a new barn owl, I would want to make it with the correct barn owl legs! This one has fluffy legs, like a snowy owl.
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:iconcheskacitylove:
I wont be sleeping tonight... lol
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stephanie1600 Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is amazing! how did you do the eyes to make them look so shiny!!??
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Reptangle Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They are glass.
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jamonkey Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work, thanks for posting it for the rest of us to enjoy - please keep creating!
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Calicowhiskers Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why the barn owls didn't sell well.
I totally would of bought one!
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Reptangle Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They did ok, they weren't screaming best sellers though.
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Calicowhiskers Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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