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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:35:31 AM »
Based on the white of the face it's probably closest to a white headed lemur. But generic Eulemur can work.

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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:17:18 PM »
Sbell, thanks for reporting about the suggestion on STS that the species is the
white-headed lemur, Eulemur albifrons. The female white-headed is reddish-brown with dark feet, which is a good fit. However, the face and muzzle are dark gray, which is not a good match for the Zhongsheng figure. See an image on Wikipedia. Too bad the figure was not marked with an ID.

Well, it's the closest species to the model. Seeing as they likely had to scrub the inscriptions, it was bound to be a generic species.

The below photo is the one that most represents the model. It's still not perfect, but many animal models miss things...look at the aye-aye models, most of them just don't seem to get the weird hands right.


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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:22:17 AM »
On STS the suggestion was made for a White headed lemur Eulemur albifrons. Other than some seeming to have poofier heads, the overall shape and colours are about right.

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Glad to help! When I saw them I thought of you!

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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:37:47 PM »
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It is labelled 'langur' but...no. And I don't recognize who it might be copied from. It does look lemur-ish to me, but that's about it (certainly not a langur)

And ideas?

You're right, Sbell, it's not a langur, which is a kind of leaf monkey.
I cannot name a species of lemur that is an exact match for this replica.
I ordered one that should arrive any day. Then I will post a photo to show if the belly is marked with an ID. Looks very similar to the ring-tailed lemur by Wild Safari, 292229. We'll see.

Someone on STS id'd it as the Safari lemur with a...unique paint job. Kind of brown lemur, with the wrong tail. There are a few others from the same seller that appear to have been slightly altered. And others that don't appear to be altered at all!

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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:50:38 AM »
So...I came across this today. It is from a Taobao shop that has several Safari, papo, Schleich, etc models. I don't own it, but is has me curious (of the few modern non-carnovrans left in my collection, lemurs are among them)



It is labelled 'langur' but...no. And I don't recognize who it might be copied from. It does look lemur-ish to me, but that's about it (certainly not a langur)

And ideas?

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General / Re: General discussion
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:24:36 AM »
I will be posting more active in two weeks.
Than some deadlines are taken care of. 8)

The Japanese manufacturers' (my collecting source) animal output is at a all time low. ;-( 
Especially Kaiyodo isn't even a ghost from what they made in the years 2014/2015 when it comes to animals.

I have some nice newly found old stuff though!
Be back in a bit!

PS:
I miss Brontodocus on the forum. Hope he's allright.

Is there a reason for the paucity of new Kaiyodo figures? Intentional or just random?

I think Brontodocus is busy, as the rest of us. :)

Kaiyodo is still pretty active with making figures...they're just not being very interesting about it. Especially for those of us that like animal models. There are a few sets coming apparently, but nothing truly unique.

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General / Re: General discussion
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:24:14 AM »
Is it just me, or has it been especially quite here at the ATF in recent months? Is everyone okay?

I haven't been active because I haven't had much new to share. Also I have been occupied with my 'real' beetle work, plus lots of publications and projects in my Parasitology profession :).

I just haven't had a lot to post lately, time and such, etc.

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Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:24:14 AM »
I should remember to thanks Halichoeres! I have achieved extra fishies thanks to him (a week ago, but still)

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:54:07 PM »
Okay, kind of spamming the forums...but...

They're here!

The new Ancient Fish from Favorite!



Also, a PNSO Glyphoderma! One of the 2 I wanted (I already have the Himalyasaurus)...but couldn't get the hyena.

Still, Big ancient fish? Good day!

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Animal art / Re: Paleo-Creatures.
« on: March 25, 2018, 04:41:17 AM »
There are so many now! And there are definitely a few that I still want (my collection has shrunk, but it's not exactly stopping!)

Plus, I need to figure out some kind of fun fish to commission from you!

Please make it pre-Cenozoic.

My head went to Aspidorhynchus or Saurichthys, something like that...

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Animal art / Re: Paleo-Creatures.
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:31:01 PM »
There are so many now! And there are definitely a few that I still want (my collection has shrunk, but it's not exactly stopping!)

Plus, I need to figure out some kind of fun fish to commission from you!

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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 here...like the Leedsichthys and Ptilodus).

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







Hope you enjoy the shelves...as they were a few weeks ago! There are always new things here and there to add!

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So, here I am on the last stretch...top of the last cabinet side!

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






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And the bottom half...it'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.






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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!

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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.

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New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
Does anybody have a comparison shot of the Sumatran rhino with any of Safari's others?

Also, how large are the Lemon Shark and Manta Ray? What scale are they?

Based on Safari's numbers:

The manta figure is 11.6cm wide. Assuming 9.1m wingspan (from Fishbase) that means it is roughly 1:80

The lemon shark figure is 14.3cm long.Using 3.4m (from Fishbase) the scale is about 1/24

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Animal groups / Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »
Great addition stemturtle! Looks like a nice realistic figure, rather than an anthropomorphised character.

King Louie actually is not in the Jungle Book books. He was added for the Disney cartoon movie, but when they made the live action/CGI one a couple years ago, they changed Louie from an orangutan to Gigantopithecus, namely because the former has never occurred in India whereas the latter has!

I am surprised this figure didn't get more chatter on DTF since it's an extinct guy! :)

It did get a little, but the toy line didn't last long, so it kind of skipped past most people!

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And now the bottom half of this cabinet!

Many dinosaurs...but not as many as there once were. And then some squishy backbone-less things!

These may be the most crowded shelves; there's always some kind of issue with making things fit well. So I'll revisit again someday!






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