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Animal art / Re: Paleo-Creatures.
« on: Today at 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!

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 the Leedsichthys and Ptilodus).

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

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

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

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

And the bottom'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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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!

Seeing those treasures (especially Odontochelys) brings back lots of memories.

I just realized that I think this is my accidental 'fossil turtle' shelf...other than a couple Kaiyodo and one Shapeways of course...!

And now the top of side 2 of the cabinet!

And now the bottom half of the cabinet! A lot more randomness in this one...

Well, now that the STS forum is working again, I can get on to the next round of shelve--these are the bigger Hemnes cabinets. I'll break them up a bit, since there are still a lot of photos! Most of these ones are larger photos.

The larger size of these shelves means that many of the models are larger. As with the smaller shelves, sometimes they are organized by taxonomic groupings, sometimes by company...sometimes by size, or convenience.

Starting at the top:

Cabinet 7! The last of the ledge-mounted Besta cabinets!

Lots of Big figures up top--a few Schleichs (which I am looking to sell) plus some big theropods--and some little ones to fill it out!

And then Colorata all over! including lots of the Endangered Fossil Fishes...but not all of them (I have bought all 3 sets! Just because there's always something new for me)

I think this last shelf is also the only one that has changed since I took these photos...the Colorata Dunkleosteus is now on here, more because it fit than anything else!)

And now cabinet 6.

The top is some bigger sauropod figures with some smaller herbivores for variety...after that, it's all Colorata! With one or 2 exceptions...

Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display!
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:33:27 AM »
What is this, cabinet...5? Yes!

After a couple of fun, large spinosaurs on top, we've got a bunch of Japanese figures from all sorts of companies including Cosmol mammoths, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and a bunch of different deep sea animals from Yujin, Epoch, Takara, and Kaiyodo (and others?) plus a whole lot of metal figures, some Feves, and finally Yowies! So many Yowies crowded together...I should do something about that...! And one more Shapeways figure...a ninja shark!

ah you have the COG Aysheaia and trilobite I am still hunting down :-). I have the others in that set that interest me, but those two elude me still :)

And unfortunately, I don't have doubles of those 2...and I'm not about to give up the set!

Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:49:12 PM »
And now for Cabinet 4!

Topped by the rest of my FaunaCasts models, most of these are other prehistoric figures--Prehistoric Panorama, various Kaiyodo specials, Expo figures, and other capsule sets, a few different Bandai ones, and even the Nabisco/Lido Prehistoric Mammals!

New day, new cabinet closeups! This one is a lot more random--some 'mystery' series figures, some assortments from a variety of companies, and a bunch of Shapeways figures...and the majority of my FaunaCasts some other customs and special figures!

And in the last photo, a close up of the ephemera on the book shelf below...including my various plants that I am otherwise unsure of where they can go!

(It should be noted that some cabinets have more shelves than others...just how they spaced out. Plus these ones have an extra, short cabinet on top that is separate)

Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:36:24 PM »
I like the poses of the hanging axolotls...but it makes display harder! I might have picked up at least one if they'd been wild colour...

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