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Animal toy lines / Re: Toy Fish Factory has arrived!
« Last post by brontodocus on Today at 09:24:41 PM »
So great to see that he is still making new figures under a new brand now! 8) I was a bit worried he might have stopped this business entirely but great to see they are back. :) I hope he has success with this line and it's amazing how many new boxes are planned for future release. :o
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Papo / Re: European Wolf Spider (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Last post by brontodocus on Today at 09:14:29 PM »
really tempted to buy this one ;-)

I've gotten this wolf spider (Arctosa cinerea) on camera last summer.
Yes, you should definitely get one! :) By the way, Arctosa cinerea is a great find! 8) I have never encountered one myself. From what I read, they get quite big, at least for Central European standards.
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A strange set with many interesting representatives! :) At first I thought those were magnets (there are quite a lot of these insect or arthropod magnets around which seem to be made in the same way with legs and antennae made out of wire). Although I'm not a big fan of those wire-legged fridge magnet style figures I must admit that some are quite unique choices species wide. I also have a handful of similarly made figures (with magnets) hanging on our fridge. Some of mine were given to me by a friend who bought them in India and said they were very cheap and widely available. It's nice to see that your set includes two heteropterans and I'm quite surprised they chose a member of Miridae. I have a magnet of another shield bug somewhere but I can't find it right at the moment. Sometimes even amphibians are made in a similar style, I have two generic treefrogs, one frog that looks like a Pelophylax sp., and the weirdest of them all, a Crested Newt which is uniformly purple. ;D But I must admit, usually the legs and antennae are so generic that I'm really not very fond of them. However, there are exceptions, e.g. the legs on your Allomyrina dichotoma look a lot better than those on most of the others. :)
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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Butterflies of Paradise (Franklin Mint)
« Last post by brontodocus on Today at 08:37:50 PM »
Quote from: brontodocus link=topic187.msg18236#msg18236 date=1513467682
Wonderful! :D Wow, I can imagine when one buys these and waits for shipping... I'd be really worried they might break during shipping! Hmm, is this the first representation of Bhutanitis lidderdalii in figure form we see here?

This is the first of 10 of the species here ;-)

Yes when I buy them I always write to the seller to ship properly, even offering to pay extra sometimes to ensure their safety. Luckily, this set (and the solo at the end) were well-packed.
Hehe, of course I was wondering if this was the first (or only ever made) Bhutanitis lidderdalii figure/model since I can't recall having seen any other before. :)
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Papo / Re: European Wolf Spider (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on December 17, 2017, 09:33:38 PM »
It is the absolute best spider figure out there!
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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: The minimum coexistence - Microbe (TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S.)
« Last post by Beetle guy on December 17, 2017, 08:09:55 PM »
Looks good!
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Papo / Re: European Wolf Spider (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Last post by Beetle guy on December 17, 2017, 07:59:49 PM »
really tempted to buy this one ;-)

I've gotten this wolf spider (Arctosa cinerea) on camera last summer.





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here is the additional Shapeways figure:

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: The minimum coexistence - Microbe (TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S.)
« Last post by Beetle guy on December 17, 2017, 05:34:35 PM »
This is mine collection of tardigrades. The Kaiyodo CapsuleQ one, the two colour variations of Agatsuma (the light one is really nice to and released when Agatsuma changed into Takara) and the Tomy Takara one.



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Animal toy lines / Re: Pica pica Games upcoming plans and input welcome
« Last post by stargatedalek on December 17, 2017, 04:44:30 PM »
How's this project coming along? Any updates? :)
Actually I do have some updates! I was waiting until I heard back from someone locally but I can at the very least show you guys what I've been up to in the interim.

Sadly it seems that casting is currently beyond my reach, so I've been pursuing this project more broadly with the goal of creating one of a kind sculpts instead. The species list is staying don't worry, but it means I'm also going to be making chickadees and finches to try and sell at craft shows in between. By sculpting on top of 3D printed armatures it saves considerable time especially when producing the same animal in repetition, and it also allows me to easily alter poses or use closely related species as requested without increasing costs.

If everything goes well I'll finally have a lot more guarantees with the printing process itself* within the next few weeks and can finally start on some serious projects, and I'd like to do a full follow through on all of the steps for this one if I can. I'm leaning towards Hibbertopterus.

*Really does seem you can't make commitments while only owning one of these things, they never seem to work for more than a few weeks at a time!

I started these ducklings a few weeks ago as a proof of concept and a bit of a practice and haven't worked on them since then. I'm not fully satisfied with them, but I think I've gotten down how to make light feathers flow or "puff" depending.

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