Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.
Will they scale without distortion? Once you get past the first joint where they attach, that is? Most horse wings are just too small to be plausible.
I'm probably put in wingspan and wing width controls (similar to what's included in my birds of prey sets), that's provided I can get past all the issues caused by the extreme changes on some horse breeds (Whisper, Foal, Draft & Shetland). Maybe I shouldn't be trying to have one model work are everything... we'll see
David Allen Sibley, author of the best NA bird field guide (imo), "Sibley's Guide to Birds", talks about his visit to the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and its importance...
Also, today is Endangered Species Day, help save a species... let your representatives know Endangered Species Programs needed to be expanded not discontinued.
Puffins are back
Audubon Puffin Loafing Ledge
There is a Songbird ReMix version of the Altantic Puffins.
As many of you know, Songbird ReMix has strongly supported saving the Tri-colored Blackbird through it's annual Audubon's Birthday Sale. There's now a push to get it permanently listed an endangered species. Please help Audubon California with it's efforts...
Laurie posted an image of the textured Horse wings on her preview thread... they look great
The certainly do, but I would expect nothing less from her texturing efforts.
Quick question; do you have a mynah anywhere in your collections? I remember them being fairly popular pets at one point so I wondered. I don't have a critical need for one at the moment, but there is a possibility that I may in the future at some point.
There are no "pet" mynah birds currently in my series... someone did one back in 2005ish for the SBRM model and offered it as freebie. I'll eventually get to doing one... my guess is in a "Pet Shop2" volume... no promises on timing though.
I had to look up that species in Wikipedia, as I'd never heard of it before. They had a photo of a white one with black edges to it's tail feathers, and it's quite nice looking.
The brown Indian Myna birds here are a pest. They chase and bully a lot of the native Australian Birds
Pest here too, Rae, yet another of the 'oh what a good idea' of some stupid early settler.
The popularity was due to their being able to be taught to talk. I gather that they are a form of starling. Haven't seen them in years, but they were quite trendy back in something like the '50s.
Gorgeous render. WOW!
Yes, that's what the item in Wikipedia mentioned.
Is there a Potoo available?
I've recently came upon this bird, and pretty much fell in love with the sucker because I'm weird like that. Anyone know if there's one in any of the collections?
Not yet... I built the Potoo morphs into my Nightjar model and will eventually get to it.
Interesting video Ken.
While the hard to want to use my Philippine Eagle in flight because it wouldn't show off it's spectacular crest while flying... I thought this short video by Cornell Labs might give some ideas what that eagle does look like in flight...