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bronze colored Flion tm by Reptangle bronze colored Flion tm by Reptangle
This "Flion " sculpture has been retired in the realistic lion colors.That may not of been a great idea, because how else can you paint a lion if we wanted to ever re-issue this sculpture? Well, I found out you can paint Flions any color you want, just like cats and unicorns.
This one has been test painted in a bronze-like color with copper decorations on his wings.
We probably will never re-issue this exact sculpture again because it has too many defects, but I may fix it up and re-do it someday.
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aashkelon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student
Stunning. This is one of my favorites.
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Starhorse Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
and if you do ever rerelease it, this is a lovely color scheme. It'd be cool to see a pegasus painted like this, too...love the wing spots, especially.
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Akora93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your sculptures are amazing :)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!
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Aio-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my, he is so handsome....
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OwenTany Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Melody. the Flion looks calm and powerful.
I do think its patina looks good. What do you mean by "too many defects". Is that bronze casting problems or what?
And what's the size of this Flion ?
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Ooooh, the Flion. I have one of these in natural lion colors. How else can you paint a lion??? Well there are partially striped lions (tigons), or, you could paint it like the ligers, pale stripes, or, you could do a white lion (ala Kimba the White Lion or the white lions in Las Vegas), or you could do a paler, golden lion or even one of the black maned lions (I forget the species name)... Give him a gold crown and he would harken to the lion on the Island of Misfit Toys, or he would more likely look almost religious in theme...

I know, add a winged lamb with him to complete the lion and lamb theme....

Or do the winged lamb separate and let people pair them.... A winged lamb would be so cute and I can imagine the people with babies liking them.... Then do the occasional black lamb....
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He originally came with a lamb! We haven't found the mold or "master" for that one though. Almost nobody ever bought the lamb, just the lion!
I wonder if I have a pic of it somewhere...THAT is a really rare piece!
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Was it a winged lamb? I wonder why it wouldn't do well... That makes me think the audience that your dragons and other critters hit might not be that turned on by a lamb for some reason. Trying to dope out the fantasy market can be really tricky, since trends ebb and flow. I still remember the years way back when every convention artist was doing dragon cats. Dunno why, but it was a really hot fad for awhile. If you do find the lamb, I'd love to see a picture of it!:D
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it was an ordinary unwinged lamb. A winged lamb probably would of sold better!
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Something playful and joyous, in contrast to the stern majesty of the lion. Give the lamb small baby wings and a cute gold collar too.

Too twee!!!!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OOPS I got confused about which sculpture you were commenting on here, because I just read your comment without the pic. The lamb sculpture went with the other un-winged lion sculpture not this one.
I should do a winged lamb to go with him... I wonder if people ever get burned out on winged things?
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sexy. ;)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been trying to figure out what your deer icon has near his mouth, does he have fangs?
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, he is a fangly monster deer. ;p
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is so gorgeous!!! I love his colours so much. ^_^
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing color! :nod:
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Gothic-Phantom-Zero Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: Oh my gosh it's just absolutely AMAZING!!! I just love the proud but defensive look he has!! Just so beautiful!!! I wish I could add him to my proud lion shelf D8

If I may *Faves* 8D!!
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HalloweenMAGE Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I love him . He's beautiful.
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tenwulfe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Put a crown on him and he's the King of the Island of Misfit Toys!
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Chinchilla-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
i think he looks great!
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WebDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looking at the thumbnail of this image made me realize that these guys would look GORGEOUS with an Egyptian/King Tut's mask kind of scheme. Might be hard to get that barred look on the mane though... and saying "Pharoah Flion" aloud makes me think of the time I got my molars pulled ;)
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Naryu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAH!! omg *U* want want want! <3 pppft it WAS a great idea! it came out beautiful!
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Sixwing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's lovely. Not sure how I missed getting my hands on one of them, but I now know what to watch for if you decide to re-issue.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous color!
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InuRyoko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! What are considered Defects if you don't mind me asking? Is it Issues in the casting process that require more time and attention after pulled from the mold? Or just issues in anatomy or structure?
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He has defects from repeated generations of molds. I didn't notice that the sculpture was getting deformed, because it happens gradually. His face is slightly bloated and flatter than it should be, his feet are too flat, and various other deformities.
This is really hard to fix because the entire casting is slightly "off".
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InuRyoko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really hope you can redo him some day. I absolutely love your sculptures/casts and I hope to own one some day. I have wanted one since I was in jr high I believe.

Gorgeous work even if he is a bit deformed! Most people wouldn't knotice even if you had the 1st and 300th mold sitting next to each other. However I know Quality is high on your agenda at Windstone :D
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