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Veiled Chameleon Baby (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)

Started by brontodocus, February 03, 2013, 12:28:54 PM

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brontodocus

Walk-around of the Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures 2013 Veiled Chameleon "Baby", Chamaeleo calyptratus Duméril & Duméril, 1851. It's better regarded as a juvenile or subadult specimen. Snout-vent length is approx. 110 mm and total length (if the tail was uncoiled) approx. 240 mm. So the figure would fit into the size range of a (smaller) mature female and could be easily repainted to look like a female. The head's casque is also stronger developed than in a baby (and hatchlings would be just between 55 and 75 mm including tail). But unlike its male adult counterpart this time the arrangement of digits on the forefeet is correct, three fingers point inward and two outward. The scales of the "baby" are also better detailed.
Here's the figure at Safari Ltd.: http://safariltd.shptron.com/p/veiled-chameleon-baby




















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.

Jetoar

From my point of view the most realistic figure of this chamaleon that I have see, congrats as always  ^-^!.
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tyrantqueen

I like this model a lot, but the thing that really bothers me is the overusing of a texture stamp. In fact, it looks to be the very same texture stamp Wild Safari use on their dinosaurs (Acrocanthosaurus, Ceratosaurus).
Texture stamps are a personal dislike of mine, I feel like they give the model a very flat, two dimensional feel. I would have liked the sculptor to have sculpted the scales by hand instead.

Just my opinion :-\

They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....

brontodocus

Thanks, Jetoar & tyrantqueen! :) Yes, apparently a texture stamp was used. It's more economical but of course never as impressive as individually sculpted scales. And it probably depends on what stamp is used (and how)... I think the WS Dinos Acrocanthosaurus is most problematic in this case. I believe a stamp should have some irregularities, e.g. slightly different size of scales and not all the scales arranged in a strictly rectangular pattern.

brontodocus