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« on: May 13, 2018 09:27:38 PM »

I finished my latest project yesterday.  It was actually a UFO That's been waiting 4 years to be finished.  Back then a friend asked me to make a camel for him like my little felties---but he wanted it to be about 2 ft tall.    Before beginning, I made a trial camel (Jujube) about the size of my normal felties (6-7") with a wire skeleton.  This gave me the confidence to begin the biggie. 

Knowing he'd be heavier, I doubled the wire but found it still wasn't enough.  My camel wouldn't stand up.  I began again with the Boss helping me use PVC pipe to create a sturdy skeleton.  (Did you know you can use a heat gun to shape PVC however you want it?)  That camel became Sahara who I finished & sent to my friend.  He was well pleased with her.  You can find her photo in my Gallery. 

My "Error" has been sitting (since he can't stand) waiting for me to get back to him.  I finally opened the seams in his feet & inserted dowel rods into his legs so he's sturdy enough to stand.  I spent all of yesterday afternoon working on him & have only a few small touches to complete.  I've decided to name him Packard---as in pack animal.

The bottom photo is Jujube---my trial feltie.










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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018 03:24:13 AM »

Beautiful work. They're both wonderful.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018 03:43:30 AM »

They are both awesome - and I love Jujube's googly eyes
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018 06:25:10 AM »

They are both wonderful!  You captured the such wonderful details...I loved the gold and embroidery feel of the saddle blanket and reins...a very realistic touch...

I have fond memories of riding camels when I was in elementary school, well except for the one that spit and me and nipped at my leg...

I am sure your friend is going to love Packard...

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018 06:58:46 AM »

Wow, great job and lots of perseverance.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018 07:57:50 AM »

Kudos for finishing up this UFO. Great job! I am so jelly of Packard's eyelashes!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018 08:39:19 AM »

Amazing! I love the finished product, that realistic feathery lashed eye is great. I also love the googles though, so irresistibly cute!
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018 02:21:33 PM »

Well, these are fantastic! Seriously great job.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018 07:16:30 PM »

So many details to love.  The exposed seams are a great structural touch.  His face is so sweet. He even has little knees!!

I love him!

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018 04:28:27 AM »

I was scrolling through and my camel radar went off  Grin

Packard is perfect! And so is Jujube! So amazing.
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