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Master of the North by pyro-helfier Master of the North by pyro-helfier
This is a diorama I made. I painted a real quick background for it in Gimp just to set the scene and I used a feather brush I DLed from somewhere on here for the trees. I sculpted all the snow drifts and grey rocks from scratch, as well as parts of the stump. The scratch built stump piece comes off to reveal the power switch/battery pack for the blue LEDs that are inside some of the icicles and covers part of the wires too. I resculpted part of the jawline so that the mouth would be closed in a snarl- the original model has an open mouth. I painted it by hand using only traditional brushes- no airbrush. I assure you this thing looks much nicer in person, much of the detail is lost in the photos. You can find more photos on our Facebook- www.facebook.com/HorrorCustoms
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LoganGrimnar42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Stunning , just stunning... I am really not sure how it can look better in person :) 
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn dude, that is one intensely detailed diorama!
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
:nod:  I don't even know how many hours I put into that thing- it had to be close to 100, start to finish.
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Blake-Shade Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweetness.
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I'd love to see this without the background, which I think detracts from appreciating the model painting.
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
Here is the shot as it was taken- fav.me/d6nji8c   Also there are more pictures at the link in the description, various close-ups and other angles.  Thank you for the feedback!
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic! Great painting and ice effects! Even the background totally fits! :+fav:
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you like it!
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Muscle-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Ah, good ol' Moonsinger! I have this too and you done it proud
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfmtris:
fmtris Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Ah, the Mark Newman porcelain kit all painted and modified, awesome!  I haven't had the courage to put mine together and it weighs a ton!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Yes! It's one of my favorite model kits ever and definitely one of the best werewolves out there IMO.  It is heavy- mines SUPER heavy now because of all the Aves on there lol, eventhough I bulked out some of the bigger spots with foam first.  It was a bit of a challenge to make the tree base look less jungle and more tundra-like because of all the vines but I really wanted to go a different way with mine.   If you ever get around to doing yours, pop me a link,  I'd love to see what you do with it!  Thanks for commenting :D
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fmtris Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
   There is another one, from Alternative Images and sculptor Raven Young.  Its resin, quite large and accurately proportioned.  The box says 1995 SKAI Designs.  I guess I ought to put SOMETHING on my page since its rather bare at the moment.  I have one that was made to look as if the eye were removed with orbit underneath and I re sculpted the eye and airbrushed it.  Its a garage kit but it turned out pretty good.
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   General Artist
Sounds cool, I'd like to see it!   I've actually got a few nice werewolves in the to-be-done pile.   I bought a big one from :iconmeadowknight: unpainted, I found "The Lycan"  at a model convention 2 weeks ago, and I also picked up A William from Underworld there.  I'm also working on 2 custom action figure werewolves that I am sculpting.  So I have quite a few to do.
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fmtris Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Its up on my album now.
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artcollectorSS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
epic ...
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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artcollectorSS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
u're welcome pyro
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Splash-Otter Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
That creature design is amazing! Amazing details, textures, and colors :)
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
It is one of my favorite models.  Thank you very much :)
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Thyme-Sprite Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:wow: The paint on the wolf really is amazing, as is the scenery. Way to go! :)
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Thanks so much :D  :hug:
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :D
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
The pose, I think, is what really sells this one; it radiates power and ferocity. The expression is great, too, with the lips peeled back and fangs bared. This creature looks every bit the lord of its domain, and might I say that the fact that you painted and sculpted it all by hand is damned impressive. My salutations to you on a piece VERY well done!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   General Artist
I didn't sculpt the werewolf itself, that part is a model which I put together and painted.  I did however sculpt part of the jaw so that it's mouth would be more closed and I sculpted most of the scenery (part of the stump, the rocks, snow drifts etc.)  Thank you very much though, I appreciate your feedback :)
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KaptainLuna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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Masacchi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Wooow this is amazing!! <3
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Masacchi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
You're so welcome! <3
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DanaRashidi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Nice sculptue you've made :)
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   General Artist
I didn't sculpt the werewolf itself, that is a model that I painted and put together.  I did sculpt a lot of the scenery though.  Thank you :)
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