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You could always try to go with a 2.5 x 2.5 if 2x2 is too small for you. I feel like the 3x3 is too wide at the current size for the Lynx. It almost looks like the legs are only 2 parts instead of 4. The wider size of the fluffier texture allowed the 3x3 to fit the model. The thinner body does not allow for the same size to fit proportionally. 

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OK, you know what?  I am trying it at 2x3, and it looks better.  2x2 is a bit thin from anterior to posterior, because the legs are still fairly big on the caracals.  However, they are not very fluffy, so the thinness looks fine from the front.  I think that, overall, it looks better for the dimension of the legs anyway.  Let me show you what I mean and explain what happened:

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The caracals are definitely kind of slender, but part of this sleekness is from their length and head-to-body ratio.  In the caracal model, I made the body longer and more slender, so that the legs and head would be more proportionate.  So, even though the legs are the same width as the lynx, they are still smaller in comparison to the body, and with them thinner from the front, they are most definitely more sleek.  When I put them as 2x2, they totally look like peg-legs.

 

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Definitely looks better from the front.  I could go with 2x3, especially in the back.  Front legs do look slightly thinner in side view.  Maybe 2.5x2 for front legs? 

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I like it.  He may be the cutest of them all!

 

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