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 My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..

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PostSubject: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:35 pm

Hi everyone,
First off thanks again for the warm welcomes! Here are some completely organized not so good shots of what I have to date. I acquired most of these over six or seven years ago it seems, and am now getting back into them. Lucky to have acquired these when I did, it seems many are extremely hard to find now.
Thought it was mainly deep sea, but it turns out to be a deep sea, ocean in general, oddity, ancient ocean collection. My wife and I are both biologists, she with her PhD., and I am a biologist marine life artist full time. I actually use these as models for the art a lot. I collect mainly Japanese due to the high accuracy and overall quality. They are simply gems most if not almost all of them. Especially the Kaiyodo. So, here is a sampling of the deep sea, aquatales, Enoshima aquarium, night museum, and dinotales from the seas. Some very hard to get/aquarium available only ones in there as well.
Thanks!
Craig
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Holy Moses !!! What an awesom collection cheers

They are SO beautyful ! You were enormously lucky tho get them when you did, WOW!!

You even have some Homo diverianthus, too Rolling Eyes Wink
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You are an artist ? Ohhh, do you have a site where we can see your work ?
I am SO curious to see what you make bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Wonderful collection cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:07 pm

What a beautiful collection!

Thank you for sharing. :)

-Kristie
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PostSubject: Thanks!   Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:13 pm

Yes, the divers and subs are part of the deep sea Kaiyodo. I found all three large subs, all the divers, and I need one green small sub to complete..
Haven't seen that in years though. And the price now.. oofah.

Here is my website:

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I do very high end all by hand custom inlays for mainly the guitar industry. Materials are stone, pearl, metals, woods. etc.. I specialize in marine life, but have been "forced" to do it all, people, etc.. Laughing

It's all hand drawn, cut, and engraved. Pieces range in time to produce from three to hundreds of hours.
The website is four years old, best to see more work by facebooking me. Look for Craig Lavin Friend me, I'm good for it Rolling Eyes


Hoping to acquire more pieces soon, and make a "super collection" of sorts..

Thanks!
Craig


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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:01 pm

Fantastic collection, I love the Japanese makers.
Welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:05 pm

Wow Craig, that's a beautiful collection!! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Wow, Phantastic collection!!! Big congratulations. cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers What for a specie is the black whale in the middle of the 3.pic and also in this pic the whale between the yujin fish and the ChocoQ dolphin?

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PostSubject: Andreas, I'll check   Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:53 pm

I'll get all the whales together and take a pic for you. I'll speciate each soon. Thanks,
Craig

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection-new guy! sea life, deep sea, ancient sea- if it lives in the ocean..   Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:37 pm

You have a very fine and unusual collection! Incredible how deep Japanese brands go in quality! What a Face
Thanks for sharing with us! cheers

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