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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 08:17:46 PM »
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I was thinking that the cow looked more like a horse or mule as well.  The head definitely looks off for a cow.  Need to add some udders and more COWBELL!!!
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 09:46:02 PM »
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I alm not a vet, cowboy or rancher, but from casual observation the cows I have seen tend to be more angular and have flat snouts.   Different breeds will no doubt vary but my impression was the same...a mule head on a cow. 
Meant as constructive observation; I wish I had 3D drawing skills-too busy doing 2D artwork to spend the time tp learn even Sketchup....and won’t buy a printer until I do!
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 09:51:05 PM »
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Aren't you guys discussing this N scale animal (spotted)?



Well, I'm no farm boy (I grew up in big city), but even I can tell that the spotted animal is some sort of equine.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 10:05:14 PM »
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 The "painted cow" is one of "Woodland Scenics" cows. It looks a better in person and I tried to take a better photo of it. I just don't have the skills to take good photos of "close ups".

 Here is another one



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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 10:10:58 PM »
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I was not going to criticize the Woodland Scenics "animal" since most of the the Woodland Scenics figures and vehicles are more or less caricatures of the real thing.   :(

The 3D printed bovine look a lot more realistic!   ;)
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 11:25:40 PM »
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The "painted cow" is one of "Woodland Scenics" cows. It looks a better in person and I tried to take a better photo of it. I just don't have the skills to take good photos of "close ups".

 Here is another one


This one looks more like a cow, but the one in the picture in my post is not a cow.  Hey, who knows, maybe a horse figure got accidentally mixed in with cows and the person who was hand-painting them just painted it like a cow.  After painting the same figures for 8 hours, the task becomes more or less mindless. Person is probably running on autopilot.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 06:20:11 AM »
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I was thinking that the cow looked more like a horse or mule as well.  The head definitely looks off for a cow.  Need to add some udders and more COWBELL!!!


Ha .. I thought so too ..

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 10:00:08 AM »
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A cow is a cow, and a horse is a horse, of course, unless it's a "corse" or a "how".   :trollface:

Seriously, in N scale, details like cloven hooves, face shape, etc. are hard to see and even harder to model accurately.

So, body shape and more noticeable features like ear angles, roundness of rumps, type of tail and presence of manes seem like the features that will say "cow" or "horse" to the average viewer of model farm scenes.  Paint schemes are what will say "Angus" or "Holstein", even though an Angus is a chunky meat cow (steer probably) and a Holstein is a lanky milk cow.

But, if somebody wants to print some accurate cow breeds, count me in for a heard of milk cows, plus an Angus bull and a few Angus cows and calves.

Oh, and I am still not seeing any "cow pies" or "road apples" in those farm scenes.  :(  To me, it's like "weathering" cars - farm scenes just don't look real to me without those - way too clean.

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 03:08:44 PM »
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This one looks more like a cow, but the one in the picture in my post is not a cow.  Hey, who knows, maybe a horse figure got accidentally mixed in with cows and the person who was hand-painting them just painted it like a cow.  After painting the same figures for 8 hours, the task becomes more or less mindless. Person is probably running on autopilot.
The unpainted cow looks the best to me,body and head look very lifelike.I don't mind painting my own.

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 03:44:11 PM »
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The unpainted cow looks the best to me,body and head look very lifelike.I don't mind painting my own.

I believe that cow-painted equine is a Woodland Scenics pre-painted animal.  The more realistic unpainted figure was 3D printed.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 06:39:19 PM »
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I believe that cow-painted equine is a Woodland Scenics pre-painted animal.  The more realistic unpainted figure was 3D printed.

 That correct, Pete
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