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Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Last post by sbell on December 12, 2017, 01:53:12 PM »
A few weeks ago I was finally able to get one of those big K&M salamanders at a shop in the Zoo in Dortmund, they had two versions, Tiger and Red Salamander, both with the annoying forked tongue. I bought the Tiger Salamander. Wait, it's not shown in this thread? I'll need a photo of mine, soon...

I know I have seen all 3 of the large and the medium; I have put up photos of the two former and three latter that I have. Don't recall the third one--if it is a tiger, that would be kind of neat, since they don't actually show up much as figures!

Well, so I'll just show how mine looks like... not the best representation, obviously, but still:


It differs a lot from the one stemturtle showed in his walk-around here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1283.0

I don't think they always had the best quality control on their paint jobs! But I seem to recall that the one I saw was even more green.
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Oh, wow, what a superb job you did on this one, Marcel!  :) But the model absolutely deserves it. I think I've seen this kit in listings before and haven't been interested because of the box cover. Who would have thought how accurate and fine it really is! :o 8)

The same counts for me. Until one seller did photograph the pieces in their racks. And also the little print on the box.
Then I noticed the much better detail and proportion.

It was really fun to do. Probably going to use this in an educational stag beetle project I am working on with a befriended taxidermist.
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Kaiyodo - Bottlecap series / Re: Souvenirs Entomologiques (Kaiyodo)
« Last post by Beetle guy on December 12, 2017, 01:39:29 PM »
Don't remember exactly, but some 20 years ago I had to identify Scarabaeus specimens from the Etosha Pan in Namibia and was using a key by Zur Strassen from (I think) 1963, I'm not sure anymore but I think some Scarabaeus species mentioned in the key were indeed flightless. Considering the species id in this series, I think Fabre mentions Scarabaeus from Egypt (which would indicate S. sacer) but he made his observations in Southern France (where S. typhon occurs).

Thanks!
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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« Last post by Beetle guy on December 12, 2017, 01:37:51 PM »
Ah, wonderful figure! :) While not among the least known species among Dynastinae, it's still a rare sight as a figure. If I recall correctly, D. satanas is also the only beetle species that falls under CITES regulations, this one and a handful of butterflies are the only insects listed.

Yes, a bit bizar considering that about 60% of known living species is an insect ;-)
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Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Last post by brontodocus on December 12, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
A few weeks ago I was finally able to get one of those big K&M salamanders at a shop in the Zoo in Dortmund, they had two versions, Tiger and Red Salamander, both with the annoying forked tongue. I bought the Tiger Salamander. Wait, it's not shown in this thread? I'll need a photo of mine, soon...

I know I have seen all 3 of the large and the medium; I have put up photos of the two former and three latter that I have. Don't recall the third one--if it is a tiger, that would be kind of neat, since they don't actually show up much as figures!

Well, so I'll just show how mine looks like... not the best representation, obviously, but still:


It differs a lot from the one stemturtle showed in his walk-around here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1283.0
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Kaiyodo - Bottlecap series / Re: Souvenirs Entomologiques (Kaiyodo)
« Last post by brontodocus on December 12, 2017, 01:22:59 PM »
Don't remember exactly, but some 20 years ago I had to identify Scarabaeus specimens from the Etosha Pan in Namibia and was using a key by Zur Strassen from (I think) 1963, I'm not sure anymore but I think some Scarabaeus species mentioned in the key were indeed flightless. Considering the species id in this series, I think Fabre mentions Scarabaeus from Egypt (which would indicate S. sacer) but he made his observations in Southern France (where S. typhon occurs).
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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« Last post by brontodocus on December 12, 2017, 01:12:33 PM »
Ah, wonderful figure! :) While not among the least known species among Dynastinae, it's still a rare sight as a figure. If I recall correctly, D. satanas is also the only beetle species that falls under CITES regulations, this one and a handful of butterflies are the only insects listed.
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Oh, wow, what a superb job you did on this one, Marcel!  :) But the model absolutely deserves it. I think I've seen this kit in listings before and haven't been interested because of the box cover. Who would have thought how accurate and fine it really is! :o 8)
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Man you are a talented painter. And I won't like, I am really jealous for this figure ;-). I have searched vigorously online with no luck. I did find the grasshopper on Jauce for 200+ USD but not willing to drop that money (at least for the grasshopper)
I have send you a link!
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Man you are a talented painter. And I won't like, I am really jealous for this figure ;-). I have searched vigorously online with no luck. I did find the grasshopper on Jauce for 200+ USD but not willing to drop that money (at least for the grasshopper)

Thanks! A lot of time went in it ;-)
The stag beetle is on Yahoo to I think,  but also very expensive.
It sometimes apears on Ebay. I got mine from an israellian seller. I saw them a few times but the US based sellers did not ship to the Netherlands.

if you see one let me know! If you can secure it that would be great. I might even double the price to have you assemble and paint as well hehe ;-)
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