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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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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...!

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And now the top of side 2 of the cabinet!






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






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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:








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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!)

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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...








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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!










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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!

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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!








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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 models...plus 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)

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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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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:15:10 AM »
Thanks again everyone...

And with further ado, another day, another cabinet! Mostly Kaiyodo Animaltales, ChocoQ figures, Capsules/Bottlecaps, plus some other Japanese sets and miscellaneous figures (mostly Yujin, Bandai that sort of thing)









I sometimes feel like I should reorganize these somehow...but it's just kind of daunting!  And, of course as always, this will be cross-posted through the DTF, ATF and STS!

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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:06:36 AM »
Sean your collection is insane!

I know! Somewhere in there are figures that I got in high school...over 2 years ago!

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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 27, 2018, 01:18:20 AM »
Thanks all!

So, first cabinet. Entirely Dinotales...except for some of the Dino Expos I think? And there are a few of the later Kaiyodo prehistoric capsule figures in here too...sometimes I just have to make them fit!









So that's today's shelves! I'll try to post a new cabinet (or part thereof) each day. Easier than trying to do all of it at once! Also...kind of cheating, but I'm just posting the same thing each time on the DTF, ATF and STS...just easier!

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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
your collection is one of my favorites in DTF (and STS)

Thanks!

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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:50:15 AM »
So many wonderful fish! Is that a real mounted sturgeon?

I wish (sort of). It's a foam sturgeon from China...not precisely high quality, but kind of a fun, weird thing! They make a bunch of fish, I think for restaurant/grocery store displays and such!

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Wow...haven't updated this in quite a while...but over the last few months, I have sold off a sizable part of my collection...but it still takes up lots of space. The good news is that everything fits nicely for now, and I finally reorganized the cabinets.

While I will eventually get close up photos here, I thought I'd share the photos of the cabinets overall for now...!

And I'm working from one corner clockwise. 3 of the 4 walls have something one them; one wall has a desk/photo centre and storage closet and is no fun at all!

East wall:



(the nerdy stuff shelf...!)



South wall:






West wall:




And in case people are wondering...there is not a real rhyme or reason to the organization. Some are shelves based on company, others on taxonomic themes, others are kind of random...

And already, we are planning to move the whole thing into a different room that sees more human activity so that the collection is more visible...so at some point I'll do this all over again! But until then, I will continue to add the photos of close ups of the shelves. Hopefully the move won't be for a while!

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