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Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« on: January 18, 2013, 09:54:27 PM »
Walk-around of the large version of the AAA Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766). Cast from an original (juvenile) specimen and stamped "SEA TURTLE", the arrangement of overlapping scutes on the carapace (which has a serrated margin, too) and the distinctive overbite resembling the beak of a bird of prey clearly identify it as a Hawksbill Turtle. Total length is 440 mm, carapace length * width = 345 * 286 mm. Despite being hollow, it's still a heavy figure at 1909 g. AAA has made at least one cheloniid figure that is still larger, the large version of the Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas. But I've also seen at least three different AAA Hawksbill Turtles which were all smaller than the version shown here.
















Edit 2017-02-06: Fixed broken image urls.
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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 10:25:19 PM »
Amazing figure. When I will have time, I will sahre images of my Hawksbill turtle  ^-^.
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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 11:38:58 PM »
I have this one too. Mine is 13 inches.

Mind if I post mine? :)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 11:41:49 PM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 09:23:57 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar & tyrantqueen! :)
I have this one too. Mine is 13 inches.

Mind if I post mine? :)
If it's really 13 inches it must be one of the other Hawksbill Turtle figures - it would be 330 mm instead of 440. I have seen the version I posted in only one online store, at leaveonlybubbles, where it's sold for $54.95 (luckily I got it from ebay.de for just €16) and a size of 18 inches is given (which matches better). So if yours is actually a different cast it may deserve a thread on its own. :) Is it one of those from veghead? Hmmm, they have three which are all smaller than mine and label the largest of those "large". I could still edit the topic's title here and make it "extra large" or "extra large, 18''. Oh, and Jetoar, how big is yours? Maybe it's different from both the 13 and 18 inch version? 8)

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 10:01:31 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar & tyrantqueen! :)
I have this one too. Mine is 13 inches.

Mind if I post mine? :)
If it's really 13 inches it must be one of the other Hawksbill Turtle figures - it would be 330 mm instead of 440. I have seen the version I posted in only one online store, at leaveonlybubbles, where it's sold for $54.95 (luckily I got it from ebay.de for just €16) and a size of 18 inches is given (which matches better). So if yours is actually a different cast it may deserve a thread on its own. :) Is it one of those from veghead? Hmmm, they have three which are all smaller than mine and label the largest of those "large". I could still edit the topic's title here and make it "extra large" or "extra large, 18''. Oh, and Jetoar, how big is yours? Maybe it's different from both the 13 and 18 inch version? 8)
I got mine from eBay.com. I'll start a separate thread for it, sure :)

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 12:09:28 AM »
Very cool replica, if only it was colored like a live Hawksbill, then it would be absolutely stunning! :)

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 03:19:32 PM »
Wow, this is beautiful turtle figure, thank You for sharing! :D

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 01:06:08 PM »
This is my turtle:







Truth is, it actually looks very similar to yours :-[ I don't actually know the exact length, because according to the seller, it is 13 inches. I would measure it myself but I don't have a ruler handy, haha. This one is really big anyway, I can't imagine it being any bigger ;)

Aren't Hawksbills supposed to be endangered? I wonder how AAA were able to procure a specimen to cast from.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 09:41:07 AM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 01:48:31 PM »
I have no doubts it's the same figure. :) The posterior margins of the scutes on the carapace are somewhat irregular, and the irregularities are the same as in mine. So your turtle would be bigger than 13'' - or the seller was referring to the carapace alone.
Aren't Hawksbills supposed to be endangered? I wonder how AAA were able to procure a specimen to cast from.
They are even ranked "Critically Endangered" by IUCN. :-\ But there are a lot of taxidermied specimens in collections of which the figure could have been cast from.

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Re: Hawksbill Turtle, large (AAA)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 10:44:21 PM »
Walk-around photos of the big AAA Hawksbill Turtle are visible again. :)