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Old Tortoise by Reptangle Old Tortoise by Reptangle
A snapshot of the old tortoise sculpture.
This is one of the line of animal sculptures produced by Windstone Editions when we first started it in 1984. Windstone was originally called "Mark Hines Creations" because the whole thing was our friend Mark's idea! These normal animals were all discontinued a few years later when we realized that fantasy things were much more popular.
This particular tortoise is one of the very first things we ever cast. He is reproduced from a mold taken right off of the clay original with no "cleaning up". The casting is awful...The signature is almost illegible on his left side. He only has one eye.
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Black-Richa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Oh but that one eye gives him character :eager:
and he looks pretty real :D
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MachikoChan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
He's cute! And having one eye gives him character :D
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OOps I didn't notice he had one eye! Ha ha! This is an old banged-up casting is about 25 years old.
Thank you for the comment!
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ChrisHerself Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
My holy grail.
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
How adorable~ :heart:
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I love seeing these. It gives us a real feel for your creative history. BTW, I recieved a PYO kirin today, and I think I should have been ordering these ages ago. They show me just how teensy your tools must be....
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow! You must post a pic of the kirin when you finish it! We are going to start a group for pyo things on DA, I invite you to join when we do!.
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Good heavens! I'm not sure if my skills are up to painting one of YOUR statues! If I was feeling ambitious, I might, and if I do, I want some pointers so that I don't screw it up. That would be really sad.

By the way, I've been entrusted with a broken hatchling Pegasus of yours that needs repair. Do you have a recommended way to repair one of your broken statues?? The break is clean and very neat, so once reglued, it should be almost invisible. Thanks in advance for any hints!:D
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I would just glue it back together with Elmer's white glue ( not craft glue). That kind of glue can be pressed tightly together and the excess wiped off with water.
Epoxy would work, and is waterproof, but makes a big mess if it gets on the surface of the pieces.
I can send you touch-up paint to hide the crack,is it a white Pegasus?
Also, if you ever have missing pieces or voids in a damaged piece, epoxy clay from "Aves" is wonderful for fixing stuff!
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for posting this. My tortoise looks almost just like this, same pose & glass eyes but the date is 1988 & he's much bigger :( Darn was so hoping I had held on to a rare Windstone all these years lol. But now I know what to look for!
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