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Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:59:16 PM »
Walk-around of this year's new Safari Ltd Incredible Creatures Townsend's Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus (Plecotus) townsendii Cooper, 1837. Really, I could not think of a better bat replica! Snout-vent length is approx. 90 mm plus 45 mm tail, wing span measures approx. 275 mm in direct line but would stretch out to approx. 315 mm if the wings were less folded. This makes it almost perfectly life-sized - only the ear length at 45 mm falls a little outside of the range for the species (up to 39 mm).
Here's a link to the figure at Safari Ltd: http://safariltd.shptron.com/p/incredible-creatures%C2%AE-townsends-big-eared-bat















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 10:19:57 AM by brontodocus »



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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 11:36:26 PM »
I love it, it is wonderful  ^-^.
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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 02:27:28 AM »
Super cool figure!  And nice stary background too. :)

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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 09:33:45 AM »
Beautiful sculpt. Was the contrast between the colour of the wing membrane and arms/digits that high in life?

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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 09:42:51 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar, Varanus & Adam! :-)

The background is bought from Idee Creativmarkt. I wonder why the photo in the online shop looks so bad, it really looks better than that.

Well, more or less so, yes. The membrane is quite dark and the digits and arms are much lighter in colour. The contrast may look a bit harsh on the figure but I really think it's as well executed as possible. Here's a real one for comparison. :-)

Edit: Oh, now I see others commented, too... :-[
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 09:48:52 AM by brontodocus »



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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 08:25:40 PM »
Thanks, Jetoar, Varanus & Adam! :-)

The background is bought from Idee Creativmarkt. I wonder why the photo in the online shop looks so bad, it really looks better than that.

Well, more or less so, yes. The membrane is quite dark and the digits and arms are much lighter in colour. The contrast may look a bit harsh on the figure but I really think it's as well executed as possible. Here's a real one for comparison. :-)

Edit: Oh, now I see others commented, too... :-[

Oh, yes, quite a contrast. Thanks!

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Re: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 10:20:32 AM »
IC Townsend's Big-eared Bat walk-around is working again. :)