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04-06-2014 03:14 PM
wastewater Meticulous detail, well balanced with good focal points, lifelike and natural appearance. Nice achievement... very attractive & unique!
04-06-2014 02:51 PM
HX67 Hardscape done.

All I need now is a tank.
03-19-2014 09:28 PM
01-18-2014 09:41 AM
HX67 To add one to the pile of unfinished projects, I started another.

On top of a rock wall I made years ago

I started making some branch thingies. I started by taking apart an old stump I never got around to using

and reconstructed it on top of the rock

After a couple of layers the branches look like this

Thanks for taking a peak.
01-05-2013 12:55 PM
HX67 Thank you, RobMc.

I'm slowly getting there with the rootsies.

12-21-2012 07:42 PM
RobMc Your backdrop is so artistically done - I can't wait to see the tank come to life.
12-20-2012 09:10 PM
HX67 Ok, makes sense.

"Weaning" is not necessarily a kick-outta-home time.

Vancouver. Man. If I had a choise, that's where I'd spend the rest of the days.
12-19-2012 10:18 PM
duff Sorry for more off topic everyone... but these little guys fascinate me to no end, and yes they are so resourceful! Yes, 4 little ones this year - only three the previous year. They seem to stick with momma for about a year around here. They are just a little bit smaller then her now. I thought they had moved on, but then saw all 5 cross the fence back to the house this last weekend! They should all be dispersed by end of April. I'd be honored as well if I were in your shoes! Oh and Vancouver! Love that town - I've got a bit of family on that side of the bay and love to visit up there, luck you to have lived there!
12-19-2012 05:43 PM
HX67 Thank you, duff! I'm taking this one with sorta relaxed wrists.

A momma and four kids? Wow.
So in Texas they produce more than one litter per year? If I have been informed correctly, they wean the bebes at about 4-5 months (?), so the spring litter should be kicked out by now...
Great to hear of someone not hating the buggers. I mean, I know they do a lot of harm and mess up the hoods, but still.
One of the most adaptive mammals, after humans. Gotta respect it!
I'm kinda honored to be in a position to experience one and see the qualities leading to the adaptability, first hand.

I spent 6 months in Vancouver back in the days, and had a male raccoon living in a cedar on the backyard of the house I lived in. He was the coolest guy to talk to, while taking a bath in the hot tub at dusk.

Thanks again!
12-19-2012 01:44 PM
duff Hi HX, so glad to see your back to building (re-building) a tank and posting! I was hoping we'd get to see more of your work. Quite Stunning! I am looking forward to seeing this one come alive.

Love your little companion! I've got a family of 5 (Momma and kids) living next door to me and every night at dusk they come alive. Crossing the fence to get to my small water feature for a drink - then off for the nights prowl. I can only imagine what it must be like to live with one!
12-17-2012 06:33 PM
HX67 Thanks for the kind comments, people.

Originally Posted by LyzzaRyzz View Post
Wow! You are so talented!

Im a bit derailed by the fact that you have racoons?! Dont mean to sidetrack your tread, but how? Lol

Cant wait to see more of the project!
Don't be derailed. There's just one coon.
How? He kind of decided to move in with me about twelve years ago.

He's actually planning on starting a tank of his own. I'm trying to encourage him.
12-17-2012 05:15 PM
LyzzaRyzz Wow! You are so talented!

Im a bit derailed by the fact that you have racoons?! Dont mean to sidetrack your tread, but how? Lol

Cant wait to see more of the project!
12-17-2012 04:49 PM
CoffeeLove That's amazing

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12-17-2012 04:16 PM
Wy Renegade Very cool!
12-15-2012 03:06 PM
Fishies_in_Philly Awesome......simply awesome
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