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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:19 am

Ok, a couple of bad cellphone photos, as promised. I was going to crop them, but my photo editing program keeps crashing. So here they are, in their unedited glory.

First up, the Sable with some other 1:22 scale figures so you can see how it compares.
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I'm not sure how that Colorata Serval found himself in that shot - he's only scale 1:21 ( Shocked Mad Rolling Eyes )

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Some one-on-one's:

Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger) and Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
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Sable (Hippotragus niger) and Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
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I chose the older Schleich figure over the newer one because I didn't have the newer one handy
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:34 am

Ok, so that's enough of the Sable. Now for the new White-tailed Deer. Again, I was planning to crop these, but my program isn't working tonight ( Evil or Very Mad ). If anyone can crop these and wants to either edit in post or repost the cropped pix, that would probably help. In the meantime:

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Notice the 2012 Wild Safari White-tailed Deer figures on the lower shelf, right hand side with other denizens of the Eastern deciduous forests (Red Fox, American Black Bear, Eastern Coyote, Northern Raccoon).

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:19 am

sphyrna18 (sorry, I don't know your name), Thank you for the pictures!!

May I ask what brand the raccoon is? (It is next to the Safari Coyote on the same shelf as the new Whitetails.)
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:56 am

scott wrote:
sphyrna18 (sorry, I don't know your name), Thank you for the pictures!!

May I ask what brand the raccoon is? (It is next to the Safari Coyote on the same shelf as the new Whitetails.)

KAIYODO Wink

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By the way sphyrna18 (sorry, I don't remember your name), I cropped... I couldn't resist monkey geek

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:50 am

thank you Christophe!

that's a really nice figure. (but I really like raccoons.)
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:58 am

After seeing more pics of the Safari Sable, I think I prefer it over the Mojo Sable.
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 am

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After seeing more pics of the Safari Sable, I think I prefer it over the Mojo Sable.
Me too... this Safari sable is the second best for me (after Collecta) so... thank you so much for sharing your photos cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:39 am

scott wrote:
thank you Christophe!

that's a really nice figure. (but I really like raccoons.)
I don't think I've seen that raccoon before, he's so nice - added to my dream wish list.

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:45 pm

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By the way sphyrna18 (sorry, I don't remember your name), I cropped... I couldn't resist monkey geek

Hey Thanks! Those look a lot better cropped! I was using a different computer, and a different photo editing program, from what I usually do to post pictures, and the one I was using just did not want to cooperate. So I appreciate you taking care of it for me. I usually take pictures with my cell phone from a decent distance from the figure and then crop them because using zoom on a cell phone can make the photos look grainy. So thanks.

Oh, and my name is Chad, but I respond just as well to sphyrna Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:02 pm

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After seeing more pics of the Safari Sable, I think I prefer it over the Mojo Sable.

They are definitely two very different figures. First is the obvious: Mojo's is more flat matte vs. Safari's, which is matte or semi-gloss. What's the difference? Flat matte resists glare better than regular matte finish, and much better than semi-gloss. Also, Safari's appears very "handpainted," while Mojo's appears more airbrushed. Not that Mojo's aren't handpainted - as far as I know they are. What I mean is that if I were to sit down with a Sable antelope figure, a few acrylic paints, and some brushes, I could easily replicate Safari's crisp, neat paintjob. White parts are painted white, black parts are black, and tan parts are tan. There's no transition and no shading. It would be much more difficult to replicate Mojo's paintjob, predominately because it looks airbrushed - which is to say that the color is applied from the center out. So for instance, when airbrushing the white belly, they heaviest paint application is in the center of the belly, and the airbrush is moved outward toward the flanks and legs from there. The overall effect provides transition zones between the colors. Suffice to say, Mojo's likely represents a more natural appearance vs. Safari's more romanticized appearance. They are both very accurate, but the paint applications are different. Can't say I prefer one over the other right now, though. Both are pretty freakin' cool looking!
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:37 pm

Congratulations for wonderful Sable antelope Shawn Very Happy First I didn't like it (catalog photo not look as nice) but after seeing Your photos of this model I started to like it very very much Very Happy Thank You for sharing cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:38 pm

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After seeing more pics of the Safari Sable, I think I prefer it over the Mojo Sable.

They are definitely two very different figures. First is the obvious: Mojo's is more flat matte vs. Safari's, which is matte or semi-gloss. What's the difference? Flat matte resists glare better than regular matte finish, and much better than semi-gloss. Also, Safari's appears very "handpainted," while Mojo's appears more airbrushed. Not that Mojo's aren't handpainted - as far as I know they are. What I mean is that if I were to sit down with a Sable antelope figure, a few acrylic paints, and some brushes, I could easily replicate Safari's crisp, neat paintjob. White parts are painted white, black parts are black, and tan parts are tan. There's no transition and no shading. It would be much more difficult to replicate Mojo's paintjob, predominately because it looks airbrushed - which is to say that the color is applied from the center out. So for instance, when airbrushing the white belly, they heaviest paint application is in the center of the belly, and the airbrush is moved outward toward the flanks and legs from there. The overall effect provides transition zones between the colors. Suffice to say, Mojo's likely represents a more natural appearance vs. Safari's more romanticized appearance. They are both very accurate, but the paint applications are different. Can't say I prefer one over the other right now, though. Both are pretty freakin' cool looking!

I wished my English was good enough to explain something like you did! Laughing
I still don't have the Safari one but I can warrant that the rich texture of the Mojo's sable also helps a lot in that effect. What doesn't help is the static pose but that was the choice of the team envolved in the review and not a choice of the brand.
I confess I never thought before that a figure with the head turned like all Schleich cows would make such a difference for so many collectors. I expected it more for general buyers like children. flower
Anyway, in dioramas, the bored pose of the Mojo figure works better to make a herd and Safari works better in pictures lokking directly to the camera showing his body! Rolling Eyes
It is nice to have 3 different sables, I continue saying that all of them look very good and surely one of them will fit in individual tastes, because of the pose, the paintwork, size or even because of what is written in the belly! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:35 pm

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After seeing more pics of the Safari Sable, I think I prefer it over the Mojo Sable.

They are definitely two very different figures. First is the obvious: Mojo's is more flat matte vs. Safari's, which is matte or semi-gloss. What's the difference? Flat matte resists glare better than regular matte finish, and much better than semi-gloss. Also, Safari's appears very "handpainted," while Mojo's appears more airbrushed. Not that Mojo's aren't handpainted - as far as I know they are. What I mean is that if I were to sit down with a Sable antelope figure, a few acrylic paints, and some brushes, I could easily replicate Safari's crisp, neat paintjob. White parts are painted white, black parts are black, and tan parts are tan. There's no transition and no shading. It would be much more difficult to replicate Mojo's paintjob, predominately because it looks airbrushed - which is to say that the color is applied from the center out. So for instance, when airbrushing the white belly, they heaviest paint application is in the center of the belly, and the airbrush is moved outward toward the flanks and legs from there. The overall effect provides transition zones between the colors. Suffice to say, Mojo's likely represents a more natural appearance vs. Safari's more romanticized appearance. They are both very accurate, but the paint applications are different. Can't say I prefer one over the other right now, though. Both are pretty freakin' cool looking!

Thank you Chad. This is a really nice description of the paintwork on each. Much appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: The Safari LTD Sable is in my hands! finally...   Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Absolutely love the Safari Sable antelope; thank you for sharing such superb photos. So many different antelopes by different brands anticipated this year. As yet alas, I haven't been able to find a single one of them.
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PostSubject: Sable availability   Wed May 02, 2012 10:05 pm

We recently ordered some Safari Sable Antelopes when a customer made a special request for some figures I was out of stock on. Not trying to be pushy, just letting everyone know it's available! :)

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