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Beluga whale (Papo - Marine Life)

Started by brontodocus, July 09, 2014, 09:33:57 AM

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Papo is expanding their range of marine animals with six new figures for 2014, one of them being a Beluga Whale. We know Papo for their love for detail and sometimes a little cartoonish facial expressions but in the case of this figure I'm actually quite happy about how likeable and cheeky the facial expression came out. So here's the walk-around of the Papo Marine Life 56012 Beluga Whale, Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776). Total length is 163 mm, so the scale is something between approx. 1:19 and 1:33. The human figure (diver from Safari Ltd Coral Reef Toob) is approx. 1:32 - 1:35 scale. While conservation dependent, the world wide population may still be well over 150,000 individuals and IUCN downgraded the Beluga Whale in 2012 from "Vulnerable" to "Near Threatened".
















Edit 2017-02-04: Fixed broken image urls.


Jetoar

It is really beautiful, I like the sculpture and it will be a gift for my girlfriend  ^-^.
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AwkwardNar

Best beluga in my opinion. Good thing I snagged one for my whale collection.

MariaEvri

this is one cute beluga. Im waiting for mine in the mail soon

CetaceanFan

What a neat looking Beluga whale model!
It also has a good color scheme unlike other figures of this Cetacean which depict it in a more yellowish white.

brontodocus

Quote from: CetaceanFan on February 04, 2017, 08:52:54 AM
What a neat looking Beluga whale model!
It also has a good color scheme unlike other figures of this Cetacean which depict it in a more yellowish white.
Thanks, CeataceanFan! :) Yes, especially the Favorite one is almost more yellow than white. But I assume the photos in the first thread weren't visible anymore (I couldn't see them) so I fixed the broken image urls again. :)

CetaceanFan

Thank you, Once again brontodocus!
The photos are also very nice, depicting the figure in all of its beauty!

Rossano

#9
I am comparing this figure with Collecta's one, and both with web pics of the real animal.

On this basis, I see two points. One, Beluga's real colour is all white, so Papo's upper colour in grey is less proper than the all-white of Collecta. Two, real Beluga's theets come in two rows that finish detached in the front part of the snout, without closing the arcade like in most mammals, and also in this respect Collecta's looks way more proper.

Your opinions?

brontodocus

Quote from: Rossano on February 05, 2017, 03:57:15 AM
I am comparing this figure with Collecta's one, and both with web pics of the real animal.

On this basis, I see two points. One, Beluga's real colour is all white, so Papo's upper colour in grey is less proper than the all-white of Collecta. Two, real Beluga's theets come in two rows that finish detached in the front part of the snout, without closing the arcade like in most mammals, and also in this respect Collecta's looks way more proper.

Your opinions?
I agree about that the colour should be uniformly white to represent a mature individual. At first I didn't understand what you meant by two rows but now I get it. Yes, there should be a frontal gap in the figure's dentition and the teeth shoud not build a complete arch.