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Black ghost knifefish?
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:39:48 AM »
I dont know whether if a figure of this species has been released but i would be very interested to find out and find one.


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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 12:53:15 PM »
There isn't. The only gymnotiform made by anyone is an electric eel by Kaiyodo. But one should be made.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 07:28:05 AM »
Maybe i could try make a figure of one.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 06:22:11 AM »
Or maybe I'm a liar!  :o



And with scale because I'm nothing if not pedantic:


(apologies for the terrible photo quality--it wasn't my usual set up, and the figure is small and hard to focus)

It's not quite perfect--it's a metal RPG figure from now-defunct Mega Miniatures that was sold as 'eel' although it is clearly a gymnotiform. This is my first-ever attempt at painting a metal figure (minus sealant, because of course I forgot to get some), so I went the 'easy' route before trying a more appropriate shaped one like one of the many banded knife fish (I have one more unpainted one).

This is what the original online catalogue image looked like:


The good news, if you wish to try and do a better paint job than me (well duh, of course many people could) and maybe customize it a bit (in particular the tail) is that the molds were sold to Monday Knight Productions, and that is where I got the figures (plus two rays). They are not yet listed, but if you ask they will get them for you. It cost me a total of like $8 including shipping to Canada. I think the figures were slightly less than the postage! I did, however, forget to order the stand/base as seen in the original photo--maybe next time.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 06:53:51 AM »
I wil probably get 2 and keep 1 the way it is and make the other one a knifefish.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 06:58:05 AM »
Oh and also sorry for not mentioning, but great job on painting the figure!

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 02:28:36 PM »
Oh and also sorry for not mentioning, but great job on painting the figure!

Thanks. I have literally never painted a single metal figure ever before, so it was a new challenge--especially given that the things are really tiny.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 09:38:14 AM »
Brilliant! :) I remember having seen that metal eel being offered somewhere before.

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Re: Black ghost knifefish?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 10:58:45 PM »
Brilliant! :) I remember having seen that metal eel being offered somewhere before.

I totally missed this--the original source was Mega Miniatures. Now they are sold by Monday Knight Productions. They aren't on the site, but if you ask they will make you some.

Also, I finally painted my second one. It is now Gymnotus carapo. More or less ;)



It's really hard getting a picture of a figure that small...

 



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