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Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« on: February 04, 2014, 11:59:54 AM »
Here is the Papo Wild Animals 53017 Chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758). Shoulder height is 59 mm and snout-vent length approx. 85 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:12 and 1:14. Human figure (European Father by Miniland Los Amigos del Mundo) is approx. 1:13 to 1:14 scale.
A widespread species (though generally restricted to higher altitudes from Montane to Alpine zone) ranging from the Alps to the Carpathian Mountains, IUCN lists it as "Least Concern".















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 11:46:02 PM by brontodocus »



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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 12:26:01 PM »
Reminds me of my involvement with an exhibition at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum when we displayed a taxidermy specimen of a Chamois (among many other specimens). I was never completely sure, though, how does one pronounce the name Chamois?

Nice figure, by the way!

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 07:42:24 PM »
Thanks, Adam! :) Isn't it a french word? I guess it would be pronounced as such. It's easier in German since we use a different vernacular name: Gämse (or Gemse before the orthography reform in 1996).

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 08:57:31 PM »
Thanks, Adam! :) Isn't it a french word? I guess it would be pronounced as such. It's easier in German since we use a different vernacular name: Gämse (or Gemse before the orthography reform in 1996).

'Sham'-'Wah'? I'm not sure. Chamois leather, which I presume is the leather of a Chamois (?), is also known as a shammy. So I wondered if the animal was pronounced the same way. I suppose there's no one true way to say any word...

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 10:48:17 PM »
Hmm, since I've read that the leather is also called chamois... okay, I've just looked it up and -  :o what a surprise, apparently both pronunciations are correct:
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/chamois
Or, wait, does it mean for the animal the pronunciation is the french version in British English and "shammy" in American English?



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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 12:03:53 AM »
Wonderful acquisition  ^-^. In spanish its name is Rebeco o Gamuza If you are interested ^-^.
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 06:21:45 AM »
I always pronounced it "shamwah". Shammy seems a bit silly, in my mind.

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 01:13:00 AM »
Another nice and beautiful model from Papo. Again, the texture, colors and size of this majestic animal were flawlessly replicated. While Papo has not produced that many original (firsts) figures, it sure knows how to take existing figures to new heights as far as quality and enthusiasm are concerned. This Chamois model is but one of the many figures Papo did great on making it.

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 05:44:25 PM »
Nice figurine and nice pics  :)

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 11:47:00 PM »
Fixed broken image urls in first post of Papo Chamois walk-around. :)