• dfoosdc uploaded a new picture: Scarlet Macaw February 20, 2014 8:30 pm

    side view

    • I Had so much fun making this one I almost hated to stop working on it. I Think I might try another tropical bird in the near future.

    • So realistic!

    • That’s really amazing! Your fingers must be sore though. =P

      • after a while I got used to that size. I am as amazed as you are. Everything seemed to fall together just right.

    • speechlesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
      wwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww omg amazing very nice work mr foos! beautifullllllll
      look like real very impressssssssss congradulation very very very nice…….. 🙂

    • what puzzles me is the thickness of triangles you used for the legs… a bird that size must weigh a lot… it amazes me how the legs are still standing 😛
      But a veeeeeerrrryyyy good design (Y) would love to see how your future models would look

    • this is so beautiful

    • is the pieces used here for body, wings and beak are the same size used for the parrot?

      • In the first one (the parrot) I used 1cm x 2cm for the beak, 2cm x 4 cm for the body and 2.5cm x 5cm for the wings. Since the wings were part of the body I needed to make the pieces bigger so they would stand out against the body and give it more of a 3D look.
        The second one (the Macaw) on the other hand used almost all 2cm x 4cm pieces, except for the beak. That is made up of pieces 1.5cm x 3cm. They may sound small, but if you take your time and fold them carefully it can be done. It just takes longer, and I don’t worry about how long it will take. I worry about doing a good job, no matter how long it takes. Rushing only leads to mistakes.

    • is the same technique used in parrot? i.e., is the wings continuous part of the body? and the body flows under the wings is empty?

      • It is. The wings are a part of the body at the top, where the neck meets the center of the wings. Then the body flows around a gag under the wing and reconnects with the rest of the body. If you could see under the wings you’d see a square opening about an inch wide by 3 incest long. I left that spot open to keep from pushing the wings up higher from underneath.

    • please do post some more pictures of macaw as well as parrot.

    • the feather look in the wings are excellent and very realistic, no doubt that you are an excellent 3DO artist, i think there is lot more to learn from you mr.Foos.

    • DAYUUUUUUMM 🙂 You are so good 😀