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Seal trans-species

Started by Isidro, June 13, 2018, 12:28:58 PM

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Isidro

Some days ago I bought the Schleich's harbour seal (Phoca vitulina). Well, not sure if it's a harbour seal. Schleich sells it just as "seal". Here in the Schleich section of the forum is depicted as that, but in the Animal toy wiki is depicted as a Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) (then it would be obviously a female...  and even then, the head shape looks a bit short). Anyway, I bought it just because I wanted to change it into a Ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata), that is my favourite seal species. So here it's the result!






animaltoyforum

Excellent customisation. Very professional job.

By the way, this figure (see the walk-around here) seems to have been discontinued - I can't find it on Schleich's website so I guess it was replaced by the new seal released in 2018: https://www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/wild-life/products/seal-14801.html The latter seems to be missing from the Toy Animal wiki.


Isidro

Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 13, 2018, 02:22:19 PMI guess it was replaced by the new seal released in 2018: https://www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/wild-life/products/seal-14801.html The latter seems to be missing from the Toy Animal wiki.

Honestly, the previous one was much better! At least in terms of painting!

animaltoyforum

Quote from: Isidro on June 13, 2018, 10:57:48 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 13, 2018, 02:22:19 PMI guess it was replaced by the new seal released in 2018: https://www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/wild-life/products/seal-14801.html The latter seems to be missing from the Toy Animal wiki.

Honestly, the previous one was much better! At least in terms of painting!

Yeah, looking at the promo shots of the new one, I agree. I wonder why they replaced it.