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PostSubject: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:57 pm

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Safari Incredible Creatures "hermit crab" repainted to represent Coenobita clypeatus, Caribbean hermit crab, Soldier Crab, or West Atlantic Crab. Although the body is too large relative to the legs I couldn't find a better ID for this figure. The ID seems plausible given it's the go-to hermit crab (in North America), but the proportions may better suit a fully aquatic species somewhere. Some may recognize this from the ATF but I have since added antennae (they are just PLA filament fed through a printer with no instruction so that they come out as thin strands, but are surprisingly durable).

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PostSubject: Re: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:11 pm

It is truely amazing !!!! Shocked Shocked

I have this model, but could not recognize it Shocked

The mould looks so much more detailed ! It looks almost alive now ! Very Happy

What a fantastic job you did !!! cheers  WOW !!! Applause Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:15 pm

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It is truely amazing !!!! Shocked Shocked

I have this model, but could not recognize it Shocked

The mould looks so much more detailed ! It looks almost alive now ! Very Happy

What a fantastic job you did !!! cheers  WOW !!! Applause Very Happy
Thanks, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out (the antennae help, a lot). As a bonus is it's roughly 2:1, so it makes a good companion to the Safari Smithsonian arthropods.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:43 pm

It is incredible that not all creatures of that Safari's line are made upt to the species level. It was important that they did it not thinking in generic creatures. I don't think it would decrease their sales. Thus, it is surely a good idea that you rework it to match something specific. Surely the result is wonderful and there's not doubts, that some hardly manufacturable parts, contribute a lot to the realism of the piece. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:36 am

Looks great; and it is certainly a Coenobita, so your great paint job just takes an identification closer to a species-level.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari IC Hermit Crab   Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:25 am

Very nice

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