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PostSubject: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:21 am

Dear all

This is my favourite animal and a highlight for me of the 2014 Wildlife collection.  The impressive Wild Water (Indian) Buffalo (Bubalus arnee).  I did put some clues out there in another discussion and some of you guessed right (including you Roger!) but I had to keep my mouth shut.  You are all too intuitive these days, far more than ever before Very Happy Very Happy 

Note that this sculpt is modeled on a beautiful photo of a Wild water buffalo from the Kazirangha national park in India.  It is one of the last remaining herds of truly wild buffalo in Asia and the Kazirangha is only a handful of hotspots on Indian soil where these magnificent beasts are free to roam.  These look very different from the common domesticated form and are now very much endangered due to poaching, disease from domestic cattle and inter-breeding with other domestic buffalo.  I hope this species can be saved!

Enjoy Very Happy 

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Here is a front view image of the prototype's face where you can see the full horn shape:

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:22 am

Shocked EVERYONE will like this I think. cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:22 am

Oh yes!!! Top in my hit list! Definitely a must have!


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:28 am

Wonderful! Congratulations to CollectA, this is beautiful model of long waited species in animal figures' world Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:30 am

For reference I attach some images that helped inspire the creation of the sculpt - Kazirangha Wild buffalo imagesEnjoy:


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:32 am

Amazing! Beautiful creature!


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:35 am

Thank you for this informatoins!
He looks very good!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:40 am

Ultimate ungulate years Applause

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:43 am

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Shocked EVERYONE will like this I think. cheers 
Me too! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:25 am

This wonderful figurine is a must Havel

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:34 am

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This wonderful figurine is a must Havel
Me too!cheers Applause 
It is wonderful and I long overdue thank you Collecta8) sunny I love you 
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:05 pm

One more beauty cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Yuppyyyyyyyyy
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:47 pm

Beautiful! I like he is moving, just a little, but enough for him to be in motion cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:45 pm

amazing

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:23 pm

Nice, but I was expecting something more majestic!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:24 pm

GOSH ! One more beauty Shocked 

Dear, dear CollectA ! What a fabulous flock of wonderful, wonderful models ! Again cheers 

Numaan, thankyou, thankyou for showing then..again Wink

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:28 pm

I´m melting away...drunken drunken drunken 
This is heaven :)

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:30 pm

Awesome--Again I am an African species collector but he is gorgeous!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:30 pm

WOW!Laughing 

This model must i have!
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:40 pm

Oh, beautiful model. But I'd like a frontal view to see the horns shape

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Numaan, guessing is only important for me when my guess is a wish. Guessing is not hard, wishing is not forbidden. I am really happy CollectA decided to make this magnificent creature that was very wanted here! cheers
I think the angle is giving the impression that horns are not wide enough or are not in a correct angle but maybe it is only a little and wrong suspection. I am almost sure it will look fantastic in real! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Many thanks! :)

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Thank you Numaan and Collecta : a very long waited for marvel !!Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:59 pm

Thanks so much Collecta!
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2014: WILDLIFE - Wild Water Buffalo (88657) UPDATED   Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:07 pm

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Numaan, guessing is only important for me when my guess is a wish. Guessing is not hard, wishing is not forbidden. I am really happy CollectA decided to make this magnificent creature that was very wanted here! cheers
I think the angle is giving the impression that horns are not wide enough or are not in a correct angle but maybe it is only a little and wrong suspection. I am almost sure it will look fantastic in real! Very Happy:D:D
Many thanks! :)
Hi Roger

I love your guesses so continue guessing, it is great because I think you are quite good at getting things right so it is always nice to read your messages Very Happy 

You are right, the photo does not do justice to the horns, I will see if I can post another picture.

The horns vary so much between wild and domestic buffalo's. In fact, through research it is the domestic variants that tend to have the longer, larger horns, I dont know why. The Wild counterparts tend to have smaller horns but this is not always the case. I think in this case the horns should not be too over enlarged and too big otherwise it just goes from far from reality and so this was modeled on a realistic set of horns. Will see what I can find and post for you :-)
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