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Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« on: February 04, 2014, 11:59:54 AM »
Here is the Papo Wild Animals 53017 Chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758). Shoulder height is 59 mm and snout-vent length approx. 85 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:12 and 1:14. Human figure (European Father by Miniland Los Amigos del Mundo) is approx. 1:13 to 1:14 scale.
A widespread species (though generally restricted to higher altitudes from Montane to Alpine zone) ranging from the Alps to the Carpathian Mountains, IUCN lists it as "Least Concern".















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 12:26:01 PM »
Reminds me of my involvement with an exhibition at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum when we displayed a taxidermy specimen of a Chamois (among many other specimens). I was never completely sure, though, how does one pronounce the name Chamois?

Nice figure, by the way!


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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 07:42:24 PM »
Thanks, Adam! :) Isn't it a french word? I guess it would be pronounced as such. It's easier in German since we use a different vernacular name: Gämse (or Gemse before the orthography reform in 1996).

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 08:57:31 PM »
Thanks, Adam! :) Isn't it a french word? I guess it would be pronounced as such. It's easier in German since we use a different vernacular name: Gämse (or Gemse before the orthography reform in 1996).

'Sham'-'Wah'? I'm not sure. Chamois leather, which I presume is the leather of a Chamois (?), is also known as a shammy. So I wondered if the animal was pronounced the same way. I suppose there's no one true way to say any word...


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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 10:48:17 PM »
Hmm, since I've read that the leather is also called chamois... okay, I've just looked it up and -  :o what a surprise, apparently both pronunciations are correct:
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/chamois
Or, wait, does it mean for the animal the pronunciation is the french version in British English and "shammy" in American English?

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 12:03:53 AM »
Wonderful acquisition  ^-^. In spanish its name is Rebeco o Gamuza If you are interested ^-^.
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 06:21:45 AM »
I always pronounced it "shamwah". Shammy seems a bit silly, in my mind.

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 01:13:00 AM »
Another nice and beautiful model from Papo. Again, the texture, colors and size of this majestic animal were flawlessly replicated. While Papo has not produced that many original (firsts) figures, it sure knows how to take existing figures to new heights as far as quality and enthusiasm are concerned. This Chamois model is but one of the many figures Papo did great on making it.

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 05:44:25 PM »
Nice figurine and nice pics  :)

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 11:47:00 PM »
Fixed broken image urls in first post of Papo Chamois walk-around. :)

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 08:13:31 AM »
Phonetically, the pronunciation is 'Shamwa'.

The first 'a' is pronounced as it is when saying the word 'bad'. The second 'a' is pronounced as it is when saying the word 'father'.
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 10:39:19 AM »
Thanks, Badger.

I deleted my question because I realised I had alread asked it earlier in this thread! Kept your answer, though!


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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2019, 05:39:23 PM »
What a marvellous model. I've done photography with it with alpine flowers in France.  :)
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2019, 11:07:49 PM »
Oh, I was unaware of this figure, it looks like much better than the Bullyland that I had in my mind for buy! And it seems to have a good size for my collection despite being at bigger scale! It's retired, it isn't?

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2019, 11:57:04 PM »
Oh, I was unaware of this figure, it looks like much better than the Bullyland that I had in my mind for buy! And it seems to have a good size for my collection despite being at bigger scale! It's retired, it isn't?

I bought mine very recently :)

It is nice, albeit large for the species (when next to other bovids). I think you commented on my Synoptic Collection thread

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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2019, 07:33:38 AM »
I'm still getting the Bullyland one so I can have a pair of chamois.  :D
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2020, 11:01:53 AM »
I'm glad I grabbed one at a local shop (they only had a few Papo figures, the rest were and still are Schleich  :-\). I also had a chance to see a Chamois couple chasing each other in the mountains last year. They're called gamsi (plural) here (singular is gams).  ^-^
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2020, 08:40:33 PM »
gamsi... that Swiss German?

Lucky find of a nice figure. Seen wild ones several times, sometimes quite near, but the best memory is of a hike to a lone lake up in the mountains during fall and we saw a big herd on the flank of the opposing mountain.


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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2020, 03:50:25 PM »
gamsi... that Swiss German?

Lucky find of a nice figure. Seen wild ones several times, sometimes quite near, but the best memory is of a hike to a lone lake up in the mountains during fall and we saw a big herd on the flank of the opposing mountain.

It's Slovenian, actually, but the word itself was borrowed from Bavarian German Gams (Gämse in Standard German) according to the Etymological Dictionary.  :D

I hope I'll run into them again next year (it's the end of mountain hiking for me for the year).  ^-^

They're quite common in the Slovenian Alps here, but I live on the other side of the country where, sadly, there are none because the terrain here is a mix of hills and flatlands (no mountains on this side).  :-\ But we do have the image of the Goldhorn (our legendary white chamois with gold horns) on one of our favourite beer brands. xD

Now I need to get my hands on a decent Alpine ibex. I have the Schleich one, but it looks a bit off.  ???
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Re: Chamois (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2020, 08:15:58 AM »
A very rare mountain goat from Taurus Mountains whic actually in my country so I can go to see it but Theres a high chance that I can't see one.
 

 



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