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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2014, 03:44:41 PM »
The PV Eupholus is great! :) And the Trachelophorus giraffa looks good, too. Oh, and it seems one of your weevils dressed like Goliathus cacicus to look stronger? ;D
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2014, 11:55:37 PM »

Cybister japonicus Sharp, 1873. Kaiyodo Kyoto Aquarium Figure Collection No. 9. Length 32 mm, scale approx. 1:1.1 - 1:1.3.
A great diving beetle? my dream figure.

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2014, 12:46:49 AM »
A great diving beetle? my dream figure.

There are several figures of Dytiscidae; among the gashapons there are at least four alone of this species, C. japonicus:
1) Kaiyodo, Kyoto Aquarium (here)
2) Kaiyodo, Choco Q Animatales
3) Yujin (Insects of Japan)
4) F-Toys (Creatures of the waterside)

The FunRise toy set also had a dytiscid.

I have all  listed above  :))

In fact, here they are (the FunRise figure is the flat one on the far right):

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2014, 09:25:01 AM »
Too bad I always ignored Funrise as a brand, some of their figures are really interesting. With its body proportion different from the other figures in the photo this one looks very much like a Dytiscus! 8)

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2015, 01:03:01 PM »
re-vamped Cybister japonicus :):

left to right:
1) Yujin (Insects of Japan)
2) F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)
3) Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)




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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2015, 09:04:28 PM »
some tiger beetles, genus Cicindela. Tiger beetles are frequently found in riparian habitats, so here they are on the creek diorama haha.

The Japanese C. japonica is by Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales Series 9). The European C. campestris on the lower right is by Paleo-Creatures (a.k.a. Jetoar) (Little Treasures of Europe); the C. campestris in the upper center is a knock-off of the XX figure (I do not have the XX tiger beetle, yet).

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2015, 12:56:42 AM »
Really beautiful figures. I am really happy to see my creation in good state  ^-^.
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2015, 12:10:18 AM »
European stag beetle, Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758):

top left: Bullyland
top right: dollar store figure*
bottom left: CollectA
bottom right: Paleo-Creatures

*the dollar store figure came from a really nice set I bought years ago at a dollar store back in Arizona. Unbeknownst at the time, many figures in this set were based on, some more than others to the point of being knock-offs, Bullyland figures (stag beetle, ant, lady beetle, grasshopper, others).


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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2015, 11:06:17 PM »
So wonderful to see Jetoar's figures here, too! :D Seems his stag beetle is about the size most real specimens would be (most are minor specimens and approx. 50 mm in length, the larger, major ones would always have more hypertrophied mandibles). 8)

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2015, 01:01:56 AM »
So wonderful to see Jetoar's figures here, too! :D Seems his stag beetle is about the size most real specimens would be (most are minor specimens and approx. 50 mm in length, the larger, major ones would always have more hypertrophied mandibles). 8)

Thanks partner  ^-^. I have tried to do it the most accurate possible but the legs are really problematics  :-\.
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2015, 04:35:23 PM »
So wonderful to see Jetoar's figures here, too! :D Seems his stag beetle is about the size most real specimens would be (most are minor specimens and approx. 50 mm in length, the larger, major ones would always have more hypertrophied mandibles). 8)

Thanks partner  ^-^. I have tried to do it the most accurate possible but the legs are really problematics  :-\.
Yes, I guess you would have to make them a little thicker to make them less prone to breakage.

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2015, 09:45:29 PM »
So wonderful to see Jetoar's figures here, too! :D Seems his stag beetle is about the size most real specimens would be (most are minor specimens and approx. 50 mm in length, the larger, major ones would always have more hypertrophied mandibles). 8)

Thanks partner  ^-^. I have tried to do it the most accurate possible but the legs are really problematics  :-\.
Yes, I guess you would have to make them a little thicker to make them less prone to breakage.

Exactly partner. It is safer for the figure  ;).
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2015, 03:13:46 PM »
Brontodocus i love your Goliathus orientalis ! Wow its so natural  :)


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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2015, 09:28:24 AM »
Brontodocus i love your Goliathus orientalis ! Wow its so natural  :)
Yay, thanks Miss Coleoptera! :) It's probably my favourite figure of the entire series, too.

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2016, 11:42:37 AM »
Love the f-toys water beetle. Looking for it but havent found it yet!
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2016, 01:30:53 AM »
Fun with Fireflies!

Luciola cruciata by Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan and Choco Q Animatales); Photinus pyralis by XX; generic fireflies by New Ray and Chick-fil-A Properties, Inc.


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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2016, 10:32:37 AM »
Luciola cruciata by Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan) really great figurine! :) The Kitan mono colour fireflies are also really good.
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2016, 11:07:50 AM »
Some more coleoptera. These are the Sega smaller series. I will fill in the names of the species later ;) I think I have not collected all, missing one or two species.

Lucanidae


some more lucanidae, dorcus species.


Dynastidae.


Dynastidae, chalcosoma species.
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2016, 01:29:16 PM »
Sega has been more prolific than I thought; I have 3 sets of smaller figures and still not most of these. I have a set of 10 (or so) from 2008 with cards; two sets of 6 (or so) on wooden bases, and some in flight.
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Re: Coleoptera - Beetles
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2016, 01:32:03 PM »
Luciola cruciata by Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan) really great figurine! :) The Kitan mono colour fireflies are also really good.

I do not yet have the Kitan fireflies; I only really want one figure of each species, but I have never seen them available.