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Giant Squid (Favorite - Marine Life Soft Model)

Started by brontodocus, April 16, 2015, 11:28:43 AM

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Walk-around of the Favorite Marine Life Soft Model FM-912 Giant Squid, Architeuthis dux Steenstrup, 1857; sculpted by Hirokazu Tokugawa. Total length including the two tentacles is 319 mm, length including arms is approx. 208 mm, and mantle length is 90 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:20 and 1:25 for a mature female individual. "Freddie the Free Diver" by Safari Ltd is approx. 1:22.5 - 1.24 scale. Impressively huge cephalopods (second in its dimensions only to the even larger Colossal Squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni Robson, 1925), Giant Squid females can reach mantle lengths between 1.8 and 2.25 m and a body mass up to 275 Kg. Despite having been formally described in the middle of the 19th Century, the species was only known from carcasses and dying specimens until quite recently and the first ever video documentation showing it in its natural environment was in 2012. This figure was released in 2014 and thus could reflect newer insights of the species' general appearance in life. Although the global population size is unknown, IUCN lists the Giant Squid as "Least Concern".













Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


postsaurischian

 :) Beautiful figure, it's a pleasure to see Tokugawa's continuing work for Favorite (especially for the prehistoric section). I'm sure we will see some more treasures in the near future.
      The seam lines around the eye area are a bit infelicitous though.

brontodocus

Quote from: postsaurischian on April 16, 2015, 11:49:30 AM
:) Beautiful figure, it's a pleasure to see Tokugawa's continuing work for Favorite (especially for the prehistoric section). I'm sure we will see some more treasures in the near future.
      The seam lines around the eye area are a bit infelicitous though.
Thanks, Helge! :) Yes, it seems he is making new sculpts for the Prehistoric Life Soft Models on a regular basis, now. :) I think it would have helped if the seam lines had been trimmed prior to painting, yes.

Jetoar

Really lovely replica. I think that it is better also MBA figure  :).
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Takama

Quote from: brontodocus on April 16, 2015, 12:10:32 PM
Quote from: postsaurischian on April 16, 2015, 11:49:30 AM
:) Beautiful figure, it's a pleasure to see Tokugawa's continuing work for Favorite (especially for the prehistoric section). I'm sure we will see some more treasures in the near future.
      The seam lines around the eye area are a bit infelicitous though.
Thanks, Helge! :) Yes, it seems he is making new sculpts for the Prehistoric Life Soft Models on a regular basis, now. :) I think it would have helped if the seam lines had been trimmed prior to painting, yes.

I just hope they keep pumping out some species and dont stop.  It be great if they did more Regular Release Dinosaurs

brontodocus

Quote from: Takama and Rex on April 17, 2015, 02:36:14 AM
I just hope they keep pumping out some species and dont stop.  It be great if they did more Regular Release Dinosaurs
At least it looks promising, if I remember correctly, Archelon and Dimetrodon have just been released and Megalodon will follow. :)

brontodocus

Favorite Soft Model Giant Squid walk-around photos are back. :)