Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Animal art / Re: Paleo-Creatures.
« Last post by Jetoar on March 21, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »
Hi Friends. I would like to show you some of my new and updated figures.Hipparion is part of the exhibition collection.

Hipparion sp. scale 1:20

Hipparion 1:20 by

Bos primigenius. scale 1:20

Bos 1:20 by

Stephanorhinus hemiotoechus. scale 1:20

Stephanorhinus 1:20 by
Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« Last post by Halichoeres on March 20, 2018, 12:55:48 AM »
Positive for pelycosaurus, thanks!
Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« Last post by sbell on March 18, 2018, 05:12:30 AM »
Well, here it is--the last shelves in the room! There are other models, scattered about the house...and I will get to those eventually (which is why so pretty obvious models are missing from the Leedsichthys and Ptilodus).

But this lot is entirely prehistoric mammals...and rays. So many rays!

Hope you enjoy the they were a few weeks ago! There are always new things here and there to add!
Walk around of the honey bee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 by Safari LTD for their Incredible Creatures line, originally released in 2006. What is surprising about this figure is that it is the ONLY insect to ever be released in the Incredible Creatures line, and it would be the only terrestrial arthropod if not for the recent sinking of the old Hidden Kingdom line into the IC line (of course, the only remaining figures in that line are the monarch, black widow, orange-kneed tarantula, and revamped scorpion). It amazes me that the largest groups of animals have been so underrepresented in the IC line! My hopes is that sinking the HK figures into the IC line might revitalize this group by Safari.

This figure is 11.0 cm long, making it slightly smaller than 10:1 for an average-sized worker. The form of the eyes and presence of a stinger suggests a worker bee. The detail is fairly nice but still comes off as 'generic' like so many bin-style figures. The thorax is denuded on top, which is not uncommon for workers who have been around a while. The hind tibiae are expanded but they didn't sculpt a defined pollen basket. The wings are transparent but the wing venation is not correct (for a figure this size, they could have made the venation accurate if they so chose), but then again, what company outside of Japan would go to the trouble of having accurate wing venation?

As I said earlier, I am hoping Safari's 2018 releases (new spiny lobster, revamped scorpion) are a sign that the IC line will be more diverse and have more insects in the future.

Animal groups / Re: Old World Monkeys - superfamily Cercopithecoidea
« Last post by stemturtle on March 17, 2018, 05:42:45 PM »

Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus (Hausser Elastolin), subfamily Cercopithecinae.
Length about 2.4 in. or 6.1 cm. ID is from Toy Animal Info. Figure is not marked.

The Barbary apes of Gibraltar are the only wild monkeys living in Europe, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria.

The vestigial tail, < 2.2 cm, compared to the tail of a Japanese snow monkey, Macaca fuscata (NTC, Ikimon), which can be 4 times as long, < 9.5 cm.
Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« Last post by sbell on March 17, 2018, 02:28:12 AM »
So, here I am on the last of the last cabinet side!

More fish! Big ones this time! And the beginning of the mammal shelves...

General / Miller's Ale House
« Last post by MaastrichianGuy on March 17, 2018, 01:55:19 AM »
Miller's Ale House is a chain of restaurants off of my home state of Florida, it serves steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, seafood, and similar items but it has mounts of different kinds of game fish fished in Florida and the american pacific waters. here's the pics from the Doral area of the Miami location

the glass doors have a sailor riding an Atlantic Blue Marlin

some displayed fishing rods

Great Barracuda


Atlantic Blue Marlins

Greater Amberjack


Atlantic Sailfish

Mutton Snappers

Yellowfin Grouper

Mahi-Mahis or Common Dolphinfishes

Lemon Shark

and a Black Grouper
Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« Last post by sbell on March 16, 2018, 12:46:13 PM »
And the bottom's a marine bonanza! All sharks, larger fish, and marine reptiles!

As a kid, I would never have believed there would be this many shark toys...I remember when such a thing was pretty much an impossibility.

Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« Last post by sbell on March 15, 2018, 03:23:38 AM »
And now! The last cabinet!

First, top of the cabinet...kind of a mix of things...

Then the shelves (top of first half).

First one is all Starlux, plus a few other breakables and resins...

And then fish! So many fish! Mostly the various freshwater ones from various companies. I think a lot of my restructuring and even selling off had as much to do with giving these a better display!

More tomorrow-ish!
Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« Last post by sbell on March 14, 2018, 12:30:23 AM »
squishy backbone-less things? LOL. By the way, great idea for displaying the jellyfish!

Okay, so they're not all squishy...and some of them are almost backboney!

But after numerous attempts with different stands for the jellies, this seems to work the best...especially the Bully Medusa, so that the tentacles didn't bend up too much.

The next best might have been small doll stands, but I couldn't find any.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10