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PostSubject: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:35 am

Walk-around and review of the Scorpion Anatomy Model by 4D Master (2009). The model represents the emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator (Koch, 1842). I have been eyeing this model for a while and finally decided to get it when I could get one on eBay from the US. There is a tarantula as well (not to mention several non-arthropods including a snail, mammals, reptiles, and possibly more) [I thought brontodocus had reviewed one of them but if so I cannot find it].

The model comes disassembled in 29 pieces. A few pieces are clear to view the interior anatomy. This is a very high-quality model, made of vary hard, high-quality plastic. It takes some strength to get some of the pieces in, but it a tight fit once secure. The pincers on the end of the pedipalps have a ball-and-socket connection and the claws themselves are articulated. The detail is superior and is probably the best emperor scorpion model/figure available (we'll see how it compares to the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box model later this year). This was clearly designed to be used as a display model and teaching aid, at a level of quality to be used at the university level! The figure is also VERY big (I was astonished by the size of the box it was shipped in!); I did not measure it, but it appears to be about twice the size of the Safari Smithsonian figure, which would make it 4:1 for a large specimen.

The figure comes with a small base and a peg with which to attach it. It also comes with a booklet with information of scorpions (anatomy, biology, etc.) and assembly instructions.

After seeing the quality, I am tempted to invest in the tarantula next, but not sure if I have room right now for another of this size ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:18 am

Great figurine!!

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:44 am

Very impressive and interesting model ! Shocked
Beautyful detail, and it is clear that it is good qualitry .
Strange, - I never really wondered how this kind of critters look inside the exoskeleton geek

So already in the morning, I learneds something new today ! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Wow, what a great and very interesting model! I love anatomy models! Smile
Nice to hear about the good quality of it. Does this company make also mammals?

Thank you for sharing and congratulations! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:06 pm

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Wow, what a great and very interesting model! I love anatomy models! Smile
Nice to hear about the good quality of it. Does this company make also mammals?

Thank you for sharing and congratulations! cheers

Hi Anna,

Just a quick search on eBay reveals they also have a chicken, snail, polar bear, cat, dolphin, tarantula, Triceratops, pig, giraffe, human, brown bear, T-rex, tiger, gorilla, frog, elephant, crocodile, Stegosaurus, shark, mammoth, plus human organ systems and a couple funny things (gummy bear, rubber duckie).
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm

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Wow, what a great and very interesting model! I love anatomy models! Smile
Nice to hear about the good quality of it. Does this company make also mammals?

Thank you for sharing and congratulations! cheers

Hi Anna,

Just a quick search on eBay reveals they also have a chicken, snail, polar bear, cat, dolphin, tarantula, Triceratops, pig, giraffe, human, brown bear, T-rex, tiger, gorilla, frog, elephant, crocodile, Stegosaurus, shark, mammoth, plus human organ systems and a couple funny things (gummy bear, rubber duckie).

Thanks! That's very interesting! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion Anatomy Model (4D Master)   Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:23 am

That is surely an interesting and educational model. More a work piece than a regular collectible. I think you could use it exposed in a special place of your house where your bugs have no access once I think you won't resist to the tarantula. For a person with your profile, I think these are the best.

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