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Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:55:33 PM »
My first figure of 2018

Also my first figure of this animal








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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 11:57:35 PM »
This one is in our 2018 banner. Nice photos, and good to see you around again!  :)
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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 01:15:23 AM »
Thanks for this walkaround, Takama! While I am excited for this figure (and the pygmy hippo) by Safari, I have seen side-by-side comparisons of the two species as made by Safari and CollectA and I think CollectA's are a little better (or, I should say they appeal to me more for some reason). Still, I am definitely a 'Safari guy' and would definitely get this if I was a generalist.
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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 06:47:58 PM »
I also prefair the CollectA one, that is better done... if only it was much smaller! A 8 cm babirusa figurine with the quality of the CollectA one would be inmediately in my wishlist for buying, hehe

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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 07:43:42 PM »
I notice the tusks curve over so much that they penetrate into its own head. I know this happens occasionally in Babirusa, but is that what's meant to be happening in this figure? Or is it just the paint glooping (I apparently made up a word)?

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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 07:53:38 PM »
Neither. It's just for more easy fabrication/production/extraction from the mold. CollectA one is more accurate partly because upper tusks don't reach the head surface, just reach very close.

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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 12:42:40 AM »
Neither. It's just for more easy fabrication/production/extraction from the mold. CollectA one is more accurate partly because upper tusks don't reach the head surface, just reach very close.

Ah, so it is intentional. Thanks. :)

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Re: Babirusa (Safari LTD - Wild Safari Wild life)
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
Neither. It's just for more easy fabrication/production/extraction from the mold. CollectA one is more accurate partly because upper tusks don't reach the head surface, just reach very close.

Just saw this and I am surprised you can read my mind, what am I thinking now? Sorry that's sarcasm.

The tusks can often reach the surface of the head and in some cases penetrate the skull, mine is meant to just reach the top of the head the tips have not been painted very well on this example, they continue to curve under. The reason I did it this way was that is the way the tusks on the actual animal I used as reference for the head grew. For my mould the dam would have been the same but I would have had to vent the tips top the head but it wasn't the main concern as I said the living animals tusks actually touched the skin on one side and the other was just slightly above the skin. I made them symmetrical. It wasn't mandated by the company for ease of moulding even though it made it slightly easier. The simple reason I chose an animal for reference that had tusks that touched is I was always fascinated by the way they would grow like that

So I also contest your assertion that CollectA's is more accurate, just do a little searching and you will find examples where the tusks touch and even penetrate the skin.