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Old 10-22-2019, 01:48 AM
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Very nice Erik - noticed the cereal box trick. Works well.

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All my friend had to do was stick the head on. It was made!
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:13 AM
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Finished!

Hello Ab and Kevin, thank you for your kind words. Happy to announce that the little guy is ready, but first things first.

The head is as small as the tip of one's index finger and the petals need to be glued together carefully. It helps to apply small pieces of paper on the inside to smooth out joints and edges. I've taken a picture of each step. Tombow markers come in very handy to color the edges. As a final step in the preparation of the head, the sides have to be pressed in slightly.

Placing the head on the body requires care as well. The paper is thin and you need to push with some force for a good fit of the head on the collar. The fit is tight and to avoid damage I glued straps of scrap paper on the inside for reinforcement of the collar, allowing the required pressure. Also, applying white glue helps as it flexes the paper just enough to get a good fit.

Finally the beak, then added a touch of satin varnish and gloss to the eyes and the job's fully done. I hope to be able coming weekend to take better pictures of the end result and also a few in the backyard, weather permitting, as this is of course robin's natural habitat .

Cheers,
Erik
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:03 AM
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Lovely model and a great build!
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:21 AM
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Garden pictures

Thank you Papierschnitzel!

Well, at last a day with sunshine and time to make a few pictures in the garden with my little friend to conclude this enjoyable build. It's hopping happily in between the fallen leaves.

The rabbits were very curious to what I was doing and I couldn't resist to ignore their curiosity. The white one is a male called Ola and the brown one is a female and her name is Snuffie. She's the grand old lady of the estate and is 7 and a half years old already. They're very gentle and love to get our attention.

See you next time,
Erik
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:57 AM
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nice job, very clean build!

its a cute little model.
I may have to add this one to my Scherft collection.

But I wish Johann would consider doing a North American Robin too.
It would be neat to construct and display both of them.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:41 PM
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Thank you airdave! Well, you can always contact Johan Scherft with your request. It looks like the American robin is much bigger than the little fellow that hops around in our part of the world...

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Old 11-14-2019, 03:23 PM
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nice robin Erik
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:38 PM
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wow outstanding job!!!!

the rabbit looks real next tho the bird!!! eheh

well done.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:53 AM
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Thank you David and Paul. The rabbits are very, very real! The Grand Old Lady and the White Monster .
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:06 AM
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Wonderful Robin !! The rabbits don't seem very happy with the guest in the photos!
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