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PostSubject: Crane repaint   Fri 23 Apr 2010 - 18:10

I have several cranes, Grus japonensis, but I have no plans right now to do a Japanese diorama. I am collecting figures, because sometimes I think of a mountain diorama, and I like to buy animals when they are available. In the past I have passed on animals only to have to look hard and pay a lot more because they have been retired.


Well, I have a pr of Japanese cranes, Grus japonensis, which are about the same size as Grus antigone, an Indian native crane. The head and body color are different, so I repainted them to go in the Indian diorama.
Here is the repaint.

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Let me know what you like or don't like about them.
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sun 25 Apr 2010 - 8:51

They look wonderful to me!
It's also called the Sarus Crane isn't it. Yours look like all the pictures I found of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sun 25 Apr 2010 - 14:28

That is it, I love this crane, and now it fits in my Indian diorama. I have two more japonicus figures coming, in different poses, one is flying, which I will either hang from some monofiliment line, or it has a clear plastic dowel that I can stick into the foam pad and it will fly above the diorama about 4 inches off the ground. The other is a female on a nest with a hatchling. Both of these will have to be repainted, I am thinking of another pr of Sarus cranes, or maybe with a little modification, adding waddles, I could make a pr of African waddled cranes. We shall see, but I wont leave them as Japanese cranes.
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sun 25 Apr 2010 - 18:06

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That is it, I love this crane, and now it fits in my Indian diorama. I have two more japonicus figures coming, in different poses, one is flying, which I will either hang from some monofiliment line, or it has a clear plastic dowel that I can stick into the foam pad and it will fly above the diorama about 4 inches off the ground. The other is a female on a nest with a hatchling. Both of these will have to be repainted, I am thinking of another pr of Sarus cranes, or maybe with a little modification, adding waddles, I could make a pr of African waddled cranes. We shall see, but I wont leave them as Japanese cranes.
One flying across your diorama would look brilliant! A Wattled Crane would be nice. They have lovely long tails don't they.
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sun 25 Apr 2010 - 18:10

These two could be your models!
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 5:35

I got a new Japanese crane today, I purchased it about two weeks ago, but from the orient it takes a while to get here. I have some pics to add, the first is the figure as it came in the mail. This one is in the flying position, I am not sure if I will put it on the stand, or hang it from the tree with monofilament line.

Here is the photo before painting
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This one is the repaint
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Here is the flock, I have one more coming, it is a female on a nest with a hatchling, when it arrives I will repaint it and put it on the diorama. But as my favorite commercial says, "but I digress" so here is the group as they are today
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 8:14

They look really fantastic together! Your repaint is perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 8:28

Poor Kaiyodo's birds Crying or Very sad Wink Laughing

Very good idea for your dio Phil, cranes are gregarious citizens, it's nice to see more than one !
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Fri 30 Apr 2010 - 15:21

Fantastic cranes and re-paints Phil! Very Happy
Nice to see a little group of them!

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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sat 1 May 2010 - 2:16

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I got a new Japanese crane today, I purchased it about two weeks ago, but from the orient it takes a while to get here.

Very nice crane, Phil. Yes, shipments from the Pacific Rim do take a while to reach California. But hang in there and remain patient, as we wouldn't want you to become "dis-oriented"..... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Crane repaint   Sun 2 May 2010 - 0:37

Very nice work, Phil. :)
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