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Old 07-20-2008, 05:59 PM
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Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

I just finished this piece for a Client/Breeder in Ky. This big guy has 6 Championship titles on him and weighes 154#. The head study is lifesize.
This is the original in clay.
Thanks everyone for the support and input ..it's been great to have the experience on a Forum such as this.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:00 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

GC53 - I owned a Bullmastiff years ago - Babe. She was a fantastic animal. The males from the breeder where we got her were over 150lbs like the one you modeled. Anyone that has never seen a dog this size up close is in for a shock. Bullmastiff's are the Mr. Universes of the dog world - huge musculature and very intimidating brutes. Your bust is insanely realistic. Wow. Fantastic work.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:28 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Very nice! Scout
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:29 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Great work!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:13 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Hi, They're great dogs, smart, lovable and friendly if they know you, the only problem is they'll drool all over you.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:15 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Oh yeah, The sculpture is nicely done. It seems to capture the essence of the breed.
Jeff
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:03 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

I think you have done a great job of getting just the right level of detail to capture personality without losing it for the sake of surface.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:05 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

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Hi,... the only problem is they'll drool all over you...
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Make a great fountain. Really great work.

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:30 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Very fine piece. I see unusual dogs with some regularity here in New Orleans, but am not familiar with these.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:08 PM
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Very fine piece. I see unusual dogs with some regularity here in New Orleans, but am not familiar with these.
En française ceux sont Les Matin de Naples. Not morning in Naples but from the verb "mâtiner" meaning to mix. In other words Street dogs or kerrs.

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:06 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Alot of great responses.so thanks to you all for your thoughts and enjoyment of this piece.
We raised and showed these for several years. They were great fun and so powerful, some folks just wouldn't of expected the strenght they had. Our 1 male was way oversized at 29 1/4" tall at the shoulder and 205# when he was 5 or 6 yrs old. The Standard max was at the time..27" and 140#.
Drool Monsters...they were no fun in the front of a pickup truck with no AC in the Summer time....better have a couple of towels for that trip.
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Thanks everyone!
Gary
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:13 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Hi, A bull mastiff story: I sold a F/O figurative sculpture that was about 4' high to a couple in Florida. Upon unpacking it and placing it on their property, the resident bull mastiff picked up 5 large pieces of coral rock and placed them one at a time in a pile in front of the sculpture. four of us stood there totally amazed by this, it put a smile on our faces as we wondered what was going on in that dogs mind.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:57 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Jeff.
How long ago did this situation take place? I know our dogs loved the cold weather and snow in the Winter months. But hated the heat...Rough on those breeds with short muzzles..
Gary
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:07 PM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Re 10: Not what I meant. These are probably pure-bred, from about the size of small chihuahua's to 3 feet tall or more. The smallest seem to be something like toy terriers of some sort, and the largest probably are Russian or Irish wolfhounds. This usually is early morning, and I think the people with them are professional "walkers", or sometimes owners.

Re 12: Probably thought it was Mastiff God, if not his own father. Great story.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:47 AM
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Re: Newest Sculpture Bust..Bullmastiff male.

Hi, that incident took place in the late 80s in the Florida Keys, all transplants from New York. I think that dog probably loved the AC which is always on.
One of the sweetest, nicest and smartest dogs I've ever known.
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