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"Horn Shark" (Port Jackson Shark) (K&M ~ Wild Republic Sharks Tube)

Started by stargatedalek, August 14, 2014, 02:23:56 AM

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Quotehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Jackson_shark
The Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) is a nocturnal, oviparous (egg laying) type of bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae, found in the coastal region of southern Australia, including the waters off Port Jackson. It has a large, blunt head with prominent forehead ridges and dark brown harness-like markings on a lighter grey-brown body, and can grow up to 1.67 metres (5.5 ft) long

This is one of my two favorites from the set, amongst the relatively common/typical species it really stands out. The model is a bit warped, most noticeable in the face, but its less of an issue than with most of the others in the set. It also doesn't suffer from the same "weak" paint app that seems to befall most of the others.

Approximate scale 1:12.5 - 1:23
I don't usually include a human figure for scale but I figured I'd give it a shot, 御坂 美琴 [Misaka Mikoto] 1:14.6

widukind

I also like this Port-Jackson shark from K&M. I hope i find one day the K&M Carribian Reef shark  :)

stargatedalek

the set came with a blacktip reef shark, could that be it?

sbell

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Quote from: stargatedalek on August 14, 2014, 05:50:16 PM
the set came with a blacktip reef shark, could that be it?

No, the Caribbean Reef shark is from the earlier bin series "exotic sharks".

I hope the photo works right.

There was also a brilliant little swell shark, a whale shark, a white shark, a lemon shark and a great hammerhead. I no longer have the full set, but until the Colorata and Kaiyodo sharks it was probably the best set of little sharks. Yes, even compared to the Play Visions set (although the diversity of the latter is better).

widukind

Quote from: sbell on August 14, 2014, 06:53:20 PM
Quote from: stargatedalek on August 14, 2014, 05:50:16 PM
the set came with a blacktip reef shark, could that be it?

No, the Caribbean Reef shark is from the earlier bin series "exotic sharks".

I hope the photo works right.

There was also a brilliant little swell shark, a whale shark, a white shark, a lemon shark and a great hammerhead. I no longer have the full set, but until the Colorata and Kaiyodo sharks it was probably the best set of little sharks. Yes, even compared to the Play Visions set (although the diversity of the latter is better).


Thank you, the swell shark was also on my search list but i found him :)

brontodocus

A nice figure, this was the main reason for me to get the K&M Sharks Tube.  :) As widukind already indicated, although the wikipedia quote mentions Heterodontus francisci the black marks on the sides of the figure make it more likely it's meant to be the Port Jackson Horn Shark, H. portusjacksoni, instead.

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Quote from: stargatedalek on August 14, 2014, 02:23:56 AM




Quotehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Jackson_shark
The Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) is a nocturnal, oviparous (egg laying) type of bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae, found in the coastal region of southern Australia, including the waters off Port Jackson. It has a large, blunt head with prominent forehead ridges and dark brown harness-like markings on a lighter grey-brown body, and can grow up to 1.67 metres (5.5 ft) long

This is one of my two favorites from the set, amongst the relatively common/typical species it really stands out. The model is a bit warped, most noticeable in the face, but its less of an issue than with most of the others in the set. It also doesn't suffer from the same "weak" paint app that seems to befall most of the others.

Approximate scale 1:12.5 - 1:23
I don't usually include a human figure for scale but I figured I'd give it a shot, 御坂 美琴 [Misaka Mikoto] 1:14.6
Awesome! Gotta get that set.