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paxye
« on: March 30, 2013 06:39:17 AM »

This guy turned out to be a lot bigger then I originally thought he would be, but I went with it and he came about quite well... He is about 10 inches long (not including his tail) and about 7.5 inches high. So the size of a very small cat or very large kitten.



I started with a wire frame and then built on that. He is a lot stiffer then I wanted him to be so less posable then I wanted him but you can still move him around into a stretch and a semi sitting position.

Here he is before he had features or fur...



And here he is finished...







For those wondering, I used 20g wire for the skeleton covered in floral tape. I think I am going to find a thicker wire if I I make another big one like this.
For his whiskers, I wondered what I was going to use and finally thought of the some upholstery thread that I had lying around and I think it is "purrfect" for this. it is a bit floppy but I love the floppy whisker look.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013 06:45:19 AM »

OH! I want this! He's beauootiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013 07:10:24 AM »

Thank you so much... I am quite proud of the way he turned out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013 07:49:49 AM »

Congratulations. I can't believe you never made a cat before. He is brilliant - and amazing that he is almost life-size.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013 08:01:41 AM »

I just want to pet him!! So cute and adorable! Great job, really!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013 04:21:28 PM »

Thank you so much everyone! I will have a hard time seeing him go. As you know, there is a lot of work that goes into making these creations!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013 08:21:34 PM »

He's great!  I love that you included the pre finish pictures.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013 12:43:48 AM »

Wonderful!  Such an expressive face and beautiful eyes!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013 03:07:06 AM »

Purrrrrrrrfectly adorable!!!  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013 06:12:41 AM »

Love him! You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013 11:15:00 AM »

I just love his eyes and nose!  Especially the fine black lines around them.  I love the white highlights too!
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013 04:33:30 AM »

It's sooo cute! Great work!
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