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« on: May 15, 2007 08:42:26 PM »

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This is my first plaything! A wooly Mamoth! After much brainwracking of an extinct creature I could do fo this challenge I finally decided on a mammoth mainly due to the collection of mammoth coloured wool I just inhereted.
Here he is playing in my garden.



He's only 7cm tall and consists of a tinfoil armature wrapped in wool. His ears are felt and his tusks are more heavily burnished foil.

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He's a little self conscious of his butt, so please don't look to closely!

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What he'd look like from the air.



Hope you like him!
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007 08:58:40 PM »

This is so cute. Love the foil tusks. And did you just get a base and wrap yarn around?
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007 11:06:43 PM »

And did you just get a base and wrap yarn around?

Yes, the base was made out of screwed up balls of foil in the basic shape. the legs were tiny cardboard tubes that I glued on. Then I wrapped the base with wool, securing in strategic places with more hot glue. In hindsight I would have wrapped and glued the legs on after I had wrapped the body, the legs just made it difficult to get even coverage on his side and tummy. After I wrapped him I glued on the ears, tail and tusks.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007 11:23:20 PM »

I love it! He's way too cute for his own good!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007 11:31:44 PM »

I was going to make a quagga for the challenge but I didn't have the time.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 07:51:24 AM »

He's so cute!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007 05:34:17 PM »

I love the method you've used, he looks suitably shaggy!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007 07:19:52 PM »

I love how you've photographed him in greenery!  Very nice job! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007 08:55:06 PM »

What a neat idea, he is so sweet looking.
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