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Morgan Reptile Replicas
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:24:03 PM »
Anyone ever bought from here? They make life sized (sometimes cast from real specimens) resins of lizards, turtles, snakes, amphibians etc. http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/catalog.html

They also make other animals too http://www.exhibitreplicas.com/

I would love to own some of their reptiles :)) And they ship internationally....

Also, sorry if this is the wrong section. There isn't a place for resin kits yet :X
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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 01:27:16 PM »
I haven't done so, yet, but for over a year I plan to order there. The prices are quite reasonable! :) And they have a huge Ceratophrys ornata cast. And a Colorado Toad, Incilius alvarius, you know, the one that became famous for being misused as a drug source...
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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 05:49:08 PM »
I'll keep this place in mind if I ever need a replica for the museum where I work :)

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 05:53:41 PM »
Anyone ever bought from here? They make life sized (sometimes cast from real specimens) resins of lizards, turtles, snakes, amphibians etc. http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/catalog.html

They also make other animals too http://www.exhibitreplicas.com/

I would love to own some of their reptiles :)) And they ship internationally....

Also, sorry if this is the wrong section. There isn't a place for resin kits yet :X

Yes, tyrantqueen, I have some of the turtles.  I bought the models over 20 years ago.  I will take photos this weekend.  My wife has the camera and is out of town.  I would not consider them resin kits because they do not need assembly.  Maybe I could post under Animal Groups, and start a thread for turtles.   

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 06:02:44 PM »
I'll keep this place in mind if I ever need a replica for the museum where I work :)
If your Museum intends getting some, the best source for Central European species is of course Somso http://www.somso.de/english/index.htm but they are very expensive. Our institute bought some of their insect head anatomy models about a year ago.
Yes, tyrantqueen, I have some of the turtles.  I bought the models over 20 years ago.  I will take photos this weekend.  My wife has the camera and is out of town.  I would not consider them resin kits because they do not need assembly.  Maybe I could post under Animal Groups, and start a thread for turtles.   
Oh, I thought they were maybe from polyurethane foam? :o Don't they at least require some work like trimming edges, putting in glass eyes or the like?
Oh, yes, please do start a turtle thread by the way! :) I may have a few to add later on... ;D
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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 06:26:31 PM »
You are correct brontodocus, that the Morgan reptile replicas are sold either unpainted or finished.  I should have said that they are cast as a single piece rather than saying that they do not need assembly.  My experience was with the painted version.  The bottom is covered with felt-like material, hiding any foam filler.  Prices seem to have increased in 20 years.

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 09:00:32 PM »
Oh, should I change the title then? I assumed they were made of resin, but it looks like I was wrong :X

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:47:36 PM »
I must confess I paid no attention to the thread's complete title. But it may be a good idea to change it to avoid confusion of others who might stumble over this thread later on? And since we're apparently getting to see photos ^-^ the thread may attract more and more people. :)

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 11:08:24 PM »
I must confess I paid no attention to the thread's complete title. But it may be a good idea to change it to avoid confusion of others who might stumble over this thread later on? And since we're apparently getting to see photos ^-^ the thread may attract more and more people. :)
Done :)

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Re: Morgan Reptile Resins
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 12:17:47 AM »
Oh, should I change the title then? I assumed they were made of resin, but it looks like I was wrong :X

The models are cast in resin with a fill of foam to save material.  When I said single piece, I meant that the appendages do not need to be glued to the body.  Sorry that my communication was not clear.

Tyrantqueen, I enjoyed the photos of your lizard collection.



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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 02:41:49 AM »
If I had known about this place while I still worked at the T.rex Center, there's a good chance at least one would have wound up in our palaeocene display (there was a space just asking to be filled, and since hellbender fossils are known, the model would have been a great fit).

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 03:10:32 PM »
Some examples of turtles by Morgan Reptile Replicas can be seen at http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,47.0.html

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 09:36:36 PM »
I think that this brand do good replies of live animals and they are vey good for museums, gardens evens exposisions  ;).
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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 11:41:50 PM »
Does it make me weird that I ordered from these guys even though I'm not part of a museum? I intend to build and paint them myself, as part of a private collection. I think they'd be really great for any reptile or amphibian collector :)

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 12:05:57 AM »
I'm still considering buying from them, too. :) Which ones did you order?

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2013, 01:04:13 AM »
I ordered the Chuckwalla lizard and the Argentine Horned Frog. :)

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2013, 11:53:05 AM »
I ordered the Chuckwalla lizard and the Argentine Horned Frog. :)
Good choice! I have an eye on the Horned Frog, too. :) It seems to be an exceptionally large specimen for C. ornata if the given 6'' are correct (but they can get that big and the proportionally small head suggests a huge and rather old specimen). How much was shipping for those two?

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013, 07:58:41 PM »
I ordered the Chuckwalla lizard and the Argentine Horned Frog. :)
Good choice! I have an eye on the Horned Frog, too. :) It seems to be an exceptionally large specimen for C. ornata if the given 6'' are correct (but they can get that big and the proportionally small head suggests a huge and rather old specimen). How much was shipping for those two?
I didn't order them both on the same date, so the shipping wasn't combined. The shipping for them was $20 each.

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2013, 11:35:53 PM »
I just ordered a Chuckwalla and an Eastern Glass Lizard. I would like on of the pricey Black-headed Bushmasters.

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Re: Morgan Reptile Replicas
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2013, 12:37:35 AM »
I just ordered a Chuckwalla and an Eastern Glass Lizard. I would like on of the pricey Black-headed Bushmasters.
Be sure to post yours here when you get them, I'd like to see them :)

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