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Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« on: February 03, 2013, 09:57:54 PM »
This is a review of Safari's Shark Ray (Rhina ancylostoma).  Technically called a Bowmouth Guitarfish, this replica is about 13 cm long, which puts it at near 1:20 scale.  The coloration is accurate, although the deep blue of the body is more like that of juveniles than adults which are brownish-gray.






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Re: Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 10:34:40 PM »
Now I understand the neam of Bowmouth Guitarfish  ^-^. I wanted to se this figure, Thanks friend for sharing  ^-^.
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Re: Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 02:35:58 AM »
To get one in adult colours, there are several from Japan--I can think of at least a Kaiyodo Aquatales and a Colorata one.

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Re: Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 07:32:56 AM »
A very nice figure! :) Not only the blueish colour but also the colour pattern looks like that of a juvenile. Just like the WS Zebra Shark which has a juvenile colouration, too. My Bowmouth Guitarfish is less blue and apparently a little darker, too. This is one of the WS Sealife figures with a very delicate paint application which can flake off easily (mine had paint rubs already in its original bag!), other examples are the Basking Shark and the current version of the Leopard Shark, although I don't know if the problem still occurs in newly produced figures.

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Re: Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 06:44:41 AM »
Thanks for the responses everyone! :)

Between this one and the Zebra Shark, looks like Safari needs to do a little more research on the color schemes of their animals. :))

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Re: Shark Ray (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 03:03:06 PM »
Thanks for the responses everyone! :)

Between this one and the Zebra Shark, looks like Safari needs to do a little more research on the color schemes of their animals. :))

To be honest, it is likely driven more by the more striking (and so more marketable) colour pattern.