My name is Jun Huang and I am at heart a fine-arts painter and sculptor in various mediums. I also enjoy the subject of animals. I’m keen on the study of anatomies and for the past few years I’ve been researching to create my own line of reference figurines. They are based on my years of experience while working at the museum and studying alongside taxidermists. Some of my models were created in traditional clay years ago, while others where done more recently in digital tools.
My anatomy figurines are detailed resin-cast models. I want them to be accessible to everybody from professionals to students alike and fit on any desktop.
As an individual, there are certain challenges that come with a venture like this and by way of crowd-funding, my hope is to have these anatomy models produced faster than if I were to self-fund. I love big felines and my intention is to put out a series of the big cats first.
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My style is grounded in realism. I want these beasts to be as living in the wild. I am steering away from the ill-proportioned, cage-dwelling, and domesticated zoo animals. Instead, I am trying to represent the wild specimens, where their muscles will be relatively well-defined but not exaggerated towards fantasy art or stylized proportions. The sculpted models are recreated based on reference from actual animals. In some cases, there is a slight emphasis towards the average ideal anatomy proportions, but these are balanced and subtle. These are not 3d scans of the dead or dissected, nor plastinated bodies where there is loss of muscle volume.
My goal is to produce the best models in the market and I welcome customer feedback that I can use to further improve and add value to my products in the future.
Quality printing and casting is absolutely essential. I have the experience, knowledge, and passion to make my anatomy models of the highest quality in the market. To realize a CG sculpture into a physical product, it requires 3D printing or 3d rapid prototyping. I am experienced in sourcing out 3D printing that is normally used for dental and jewelry applications.
The final 3D prints are then touched up and made into mold masters. These are hand-cast in a solid high quality grey-colored resin. This material beautifully locks in every detail, while adding durability and a nice weight.
My models are carefully designed with precise details. They are made to a desktop-friendly size and are light enough for handling when using for reference.
Some of the small parts are magnetically attached and can be easily removed for even closer examination. This feature is also available for the replacement of optional alternate parts. Be sure to check the pictures below for more detailed descriptions on the design and watch the videos of the 360 turnarounds of the CG models.
The lion model shows superficial muscle anatomy on one side and surface anatomy on the other side. At 1/6th scale this model represents the average size lion at approximately 9 ft long. You may set different scale as you see fit.
For example, if at 1/9th scale, it would represent the biggest lion on record of over 11 ft long from tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
You can also pledge on the interchangeable heads that are standalone, but they can also be installed onto the lion anatomy body. (See details under pledges)
Here is the Lion “Mouth-Opened" head anatomy model with its own plinth. Below is a 360 turntable video of what the "Mouth - Opened" head looks like when installed onto the body.
And here is the Lion "Mouth-closed" standalone head model if you choose to just get the head. It is the same head that's included in the Lion Anatomy Model but it comes with its own plinth for display.
Just like the Lion Anatomy Model, there are 2 optional heads to the Tiger Anatomy Model.
The Tiger "Mouth-closed" Head Anatomy Model with its own plinth.
And here is the Tiger "Mouth-opened" Head with its own plinth as well. For information regarding the tiger body please see stretch goal below for details. (See lion and tiger comparison under stretch goal)
*The tiger heads have the exact same neck connection as the lion heads and can share the lion body. I will not force you to buy the tiger body if you are casual about the anatomical differences.
Stretch Goal #1 $5,500 is now UNLOCKED! Thank you everyone!
The stretch goal of $5,500 is reached, the tiger's body will be made available, please check "UPDATE" page for VOTES on the final pose.
At 1/6th scale this model represents the average size tiger at approximately 10 ft long . You may set different scale as you see fit. For example, if at 1/9th scale, it would represent the biggest tiger on record of over 12 ft long from tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
Stretch Goal #2 $8,000 is now UNLOCKED! Thank you everyone!
The stretch goal of $8,000 is reached, the "Saber-tooth cat" Smilodon Populator Anatomy Model will be made available. Please check "UPDATE" page to see current status.
Just like the lion and tiger, the Smilodon model will also have the standalone "mouth-opened" and mouth-closed" heads with their own plinth.
Stretch Goal #3 $10,000
If anyone would be interested in a more dynamic walking pose, for a another stretch goal of $10,000 I can have it made available.
Stretch Goal #4 $14,350 have been reached!
Thank you everyone for all your support! Another stretch goal have been met #4! I'm very excited to present the update on the Cheetah Anatomy model, It is set at 1/4th scale, the model is about the same size as the lion model, except thinner in all dimensions.
Cheetah anatomy Model WIP Cheetah anatomy Model WIP Cheers, and thank you everyone again for your tremendous support in making this series possible, and hopefully we can complete the whole big cats series by the end of the campaign!
Stretch Goal #5 $18,350 have been reached!
Thank you everyone! this is phenomenal, words can't describe how excited I am, the Jaguar Anatomy model have just been made available! I will post update on the jaguar model soon.
Stretch Goal #6 $22,500 have been reached!
The Leopard Anatomy model is now been made available! Thank you everyone! I will post update on the leopard model ASAP!
Stretch Goal #7 $26,500 have been reached!
The cougar anatomy model is now unlocked! Thank you everyone for your wonderful support!
It is difficult for a small company to put their products out there. Oftentimes in these situations, they must use their own starting capital to develop their new product and bring it to market, and then use the profits from that product to fund the development of the next. This is a slow process, and it is one of the main drawbacks of being a small company. Now things get even harder for an individual like myself to achieve progress.
Though I have already started on my own, I will need the Kickstarter crowd-funding to bring an entire series of anatomical models to market in a very short period of time. With the cash, I can acquire more help when I need it and offer a wider variety of models in a shorter amount of time.
I will make sure to give you fair and accurate shipping quotes once this Kickstarter campaign goes green. You can let me know what you have pledged towards and where you would like your package shipped. I will also offer bundled shipping to customers who decide to order several models at once. Once the model manufacturing is done, you will then receive a bill asking for the amount needed to ship your models to your point of delivery. Rest assured that I will make every possible effort to make sure your shipping fee is fair and reasonable, so pledge with confidence!
Risks and challenges
Hopefully everything goes smooth, but there is the unlikely possibility that circumstances beyond my control, such as natural disasters and accidents like fire or flood, could destroy a model or cause a shipment to be lost. There is also the unlikely event that a master model is lost or destroyed in transit to my manufacturers. If that comes to pass, I will already have plans to reprint the models. All of the shipments between the manufacturers, distributors, and myself are insured and tracked. I'll take every precaution to ensure that your pledge is fulfilled.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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