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PostSubject: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:47 pm

So here it is folks!  Many of you have wanted this model for a long time and CollectA have listened.  I am proud to announce the final model for 2017 which is this impressive male Bongo antelope!

CollectA actually planned to make this four years ago but other models took over......many of you continued to request this on the forum and so finally we now have the first Bongo made by a modern current western brand.

We were lucky enough to buy beautiful sculpts made by fellow sculptor and collector Ana who made a beautiful walking Bongo and so with that in mind I felt it important to create a simple standing Bongo that is looking straight ahead.  The image was based on a small photo of a male standing in a forest clearing surrounded by all his females.  The image quality was not the best BUT it was a photo of a super impressive male.  Another fellow collector and sculptor, Noemi has recently announced plans to make a Bongo and gave us the choice of selecting the pose.  The first choice was the same photo that I found online a year ago!  So of course I watched her poll in anticipation and with worry in the hope that the same pose would not be chosen and it was not phew!  Now Noemi is going to make one in another wonderful pose which I think is great because now we can have a collection of Bongo's in different poses Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The CollectA pose is simple yet elegant as far as I am concerned and I do hope that at least some of you agree!

The CollectA Bongo has taken some time to sculpt, it was started back in May and there were many changes but I am glad with the result and I was keen to see it finally make it by their deadlines and not see it pushed for next year.

Bongo's are big animals and so the prototype is big (I have a copy of it) and it is similar to the CollectA Eland model.

I hope you like it!

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Here are more images of the prototype alongside Ana's lovely Bongo sculpt (a male and female pair?  Very Happy).  CollectA Bongo paint colouration will be enhanced slightly and the model will also shrink a little once it goes into production (by 5% approx):

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:10 pm

Bongo Bongo Bongo Very Happy cheers drunken bounce study scratch
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:55 am

Bongooooooooooooooo cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
Thank you CollectA I love you
And Thank you very much Numaan Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:18 am

So finaly we have it! And it's a very handsome bull. Can't wait to see the prototype. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:27 am

Excellent!

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:15 am

Too bad another bull,...But let's wait. Appears to be very fat and slender-legged on that picture?

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:41 am

Very bad news for me. Very Happy By the way, it is a really nice model. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:44 am

Finally Applause

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:58 am

Not the first but with the best Bongo as figurine :)

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:20 am

CollectA !! Bongo it is !!! Applause drunken

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:08 am

Beautiful figure! I had never heard of a Bongo before, but I have seen that so many wanted a figure of it on here, so I guess I'll just pretend I know what I'm talking about and join in the excitement : Bongo!! Very Happy Wink
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:32 am

It's a beautiful model! And a long awaited species Smile cheers The paintwork looks great too! Very Happy

But is it as big as the CollectA Eland? My bongo will look quite small in comparison, I'm afraid. study

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:41 am

WOW !!! And a BONGO affraid

And not just A bongo, but a big, strong, powerful male, full of self-confidence and charm Applause Applause

CollectA, what an amazing, great brand you are cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:50 am

A bongo and a saiga, I guessed Numaan, why have you deleted my post? Laughing
This year there's a short number of releases but very well balanced between top sellers and unsusual creatures. I am very happy a bongo was released. This year I only think CollectA was a little defensive about poses, very simple actually, though, it is not any kind of criticism, I always commented that unusual animals don't need unusual poses to be appealing. Seems a very massive bull but surely the extra volume won't remove our interest in that figure. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:18 am

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A bongo and a saiga, I guessed Numaan, why have you deleted my post? Laughing  

Hi Roger

I deleted all the previous posts so as to make way for comments based on the info I have provided.  All others were just guesses whilst I had yet to complete my posting, apologies Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:17 pm

excellent! Looking forward to having a small herd of Bongos!

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:22 pm

Bongo!! Gorgeous cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:30 pm

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excellent! Looking forward to having a small herd of Bongos!

And I look forward to see your wonderful photos cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:51 pm

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A bongo and a saiga, I guessed Numaan, why have you deleted my post? Laughing  

Hi Roger

I deleted all the previous posts so as to make way for comments based on the info I have provided.  All others were just guesses whilst I had yet to complete my posting, apologies Very Happy

Apologies are not needed Numaan. Very Happy You have moderation tools for CollectA forum and it is because we know you can take the best decisions. Your work with CollectA is being brilliant and it is fantastic to know that our wishes have echo on CollectA studios through you. Just keep the great work! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:17 pm

Also here, thanks for the prototype-pictures and it's indeed very big. Shocked Will this one get shrunk too?

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:14 pm

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Will this one get shrunk too?

Hi Byan, yes it will shrink by about 5% but remember Bongo's are very big and so within the series of current antelopes it will fit well...they are big beasts, I was surprised when I saw one for the first time in a zoo many years ago.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:57 pm

Thank you very much CollectA for making a very happy Bongo! Very Happy Cool
Such a beautiful antelope, so much wish by many members of STS and never Bongo Finally 2017 is the click. cheers drunken bounce
I began to think of a best-seller year of Bogomania ... like what happened several years ago with Sable antelope Wink
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:58 pm

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Will this one get shrunk too?

Hi Byan, yes it will shrink by about 5% but remember Bongo's are very big and so within the series of current antelopes it will fit well...they are big beasts, I was surprised when I saw one for the first time in a zoo many years ago.... Very Happy

Yes, they look so fragile with the fine legs and delicate colouring, - but they are huge !
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"Adult height is about 1.1 to 1.3 m (3.6 to 4.3 ft) at the shoulder and length is 2.15 to 3.15 m (7.1 to 10.3 ft), including a tail of 45–65 cm (18–26 in). Females weigh around 150–235 kg (331–518 lb), while males weigh about 220–405 kg (485–893 lb). Its large size puts it as the third-largest in the Bovidae tribe of Strepsicerotini, behind both the common and greater elands by about 300 kg (660 lb), and above the greater kudu by about 40 kg (88 lb)."

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:18 pm

I hope we get a partner and calf for this Bongo in years to come Wink cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Bongo Antelope (88809)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:52 pm

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Will this one get shrunk too?

Hi Byan, yes it will shrink by about 5% but remember Bongo's are very big and so within the series of current antelopes it will fit well...they are big beasts, I was surprised when I saw one for the first time in a zoo many years ago.... Very Happy

Yes, they look so fragile with the fine legs and delicate colouring, - but they are huge !
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"Adult height is about 1.1 to 1.3 m (3.6 to 4.3 ft) at the shoulder and length is 2.15 to 3.15 m (7.1 to 10.3 ft), including a tail of 45–65 cm (18–26 in). Females weigh around 150–235 kg (331–518 lb), while males weigh about 220–405 kg (485–893 lb). Its large size puts it as the third-largest in the Bovidae tribe of Strepsicerotini, behind both the common and greater elands by about 300 kg (660 lb), and above the greater kudu by about 40 kg (88 lb)."
Thanks for you reply Numaan! Very Happy Every time I read you writing this I just wonder, how do they resize a model? It that done with an scanner and a 3D printer?
And yes they are huge animals, but compared to Giant Elands they are tiny Razz, which can stand 1.80 m at the shoulder. And you know that Hirolas can have a simmilar shoulder height. Very Happy

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