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Amphiuma (Morgan Reptile Replicas)

Started by stemturtle, August 03, 2014, 05:38:02 PM

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stemturtle


Two-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma means, (Morgan Reptile Replicas)
Spine length about 24 inches or 61 cm. Compared to Bullyland fire salamander.

This replica is made of resin cast from a specimen. I painted it with acrylics.
The unpainted version is sold with a flange than needs to be dressed with a Dremel tool.
Toy companies have not made an amphiuma figure.
It is one of the largest salamanders, approaching 4 feet in length.












The ventral view shows that the bottom is flat.

Available from Morgan Reptile Replicas, item # MRR-159:
http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/catalog.html


brontodocus

 :o Excellent!  :) I can't remember having seen an Amphiuma from Morgan Reptile Replicas before, is this a new cast? Anyway, thanks for showing this awesome piece, stemturtle! Brilliant paint work, too! 8)

Newt

Nice work! Very lifelike paint job.


I love me some "ditch eels"; I have two greater sirens at home, and would like to get some amphiumas too.




stemturtle

Brontodocus, Morgan Reptile Replicas does not list the date of production.  I do not think the amphiuma is recent.

Newt, you are lucky to have sirens.  I have not kept an amphiuma, but have heard that they have a nasty bite.

widukind

#4
Congratulations !!Unbelievable beautieful figurines but too huge for my taste  :)

stemturtle

#5
Quote from: widukind on August 07, 2014, 03:03:30 PM
Congratulations !!Unbelievable beautieful figurines but too huge for my taste  :)

Widukind, shelf space is a constraint on the size of figurines.  When I first started collecting a dozen years ago, a 2-inch depth was my favorite limit.
Then I started to buy recycled curio cabinets in newspaper ads (Craigslist).  The next constraint was floor space for the cabinets. Now that is maxed out. 
Luckily, I am not a completist, but I do like as many different species as available. The amphiuma was a must-have for me.

widukind

Quote from: stemturtle on August 08, 2014, 06:17:28 PM
Quote from: widukind on August 07, 2014, 03:03:30 PM
Congratulations !!Unbelievable beautieful figurines but too huge for my taste  :)


Luckily but I do like as many different species as available. .

Me too  :)


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stargatedalek

Absolute bump, but I'm hoping to order from this company soon and I would appreciate any information regarding material durability, difficulty of preparation, and general shipping costs.

stemturtle

Quote from: stargatedalek on September 06, 2018, 03:56:22 AM
Absolute bump, but I'm hoping to order from this company soon and I would appreciate any information regarding material durability, difficulty of preparation, and general shipping costs.

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