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 Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design)

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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design)   Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design) EmptySat Dec 23, 2017 7:36 pm

Walk-around of the emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator (Koch, 1843) by Veronese Design, 2011. I stumbled upon this sculpture (not a toy/figure) on eBay after Beetle Guy alerted me to something similar. I went to their website [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and I suggest others check it out for some really nice animal sculptures.

The sculpture has a base measuring 11 cm in diameter and it stands (at the top of the tail) roughly 12 cm tall. It is hard to measure, but it appears to be 1:1 for a large individual. It is made of cold cast resin. The scorpion and its base are separate objects, but the scorpion is permanently affixed to the base by means of sealed pegs of some sort. The detail in both the animal and its base are amazing. I am glad I invested in this one! More realistic than typical toy/figure versions of this species (although Kaiyodo is releasing one next year in their Sofubi Toy Box line).

On to the pics (I had to really play with the lighting in my apartment today to get the detail):

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design)   Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design) EmptySat Dec 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Great figurine

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design)   Emperor Scorpion (Veronese Design) EmptySat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 pm

Very beautiful and detailed piece and with base as you like. I watched some wildlife figures on that website, thanks for sharing that link. :) This sculpture looks more delicate in terms of morphology than the 2018 Kaiyodo figure that may want to accentuate a kind of brutal looking to the beast. :)

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