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PostSubject: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:28 am

Good day, friends!
I have set up a new shelf display dedicated to the American wildlife. And it’s that very kind of event in a collector’s life which I must be necessarily shared with the others :)
I’ve chosen 14 pictures of the whole process and will divide them in two parts.

Part 1. Preparation.
First of all, I had to dismantle my older shelf display which included Europe and the Americas. Here’s the last photo of it in minutes before the take-down:
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Before the dismantling I allowed my kids to play a bit in the display (what happens VERY seldom):
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This display has been delighting my eyes for about three years, but recently it has ceased to do so :) and needed renovation. Moreover, the upper “American”, shelf was overcrowded and badly observed.
So I decided to move all the American animals to a new place on a book-shelf and turn this cabinet into my second Africa. The European fauna became “scapegoats” – I’ve got no new display space for them to the moment…

So, here’s the book-shelf which is to be turned into Wild America:
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I rearranged the books to make the upper shelf empty:
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After that all the animals and most of the plants were removed from the old cabinet – only the remnants of my most long-living display are left:
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BUT a vacant place never remains unoccupied! While I was busy with the changeover, my kids took their animals and set up their own “forests” in my ex-display:
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:36 am

Part 2. The New World.
And here’s my new American display how it looks now (not finished yet – I’m going to add a river for the Mississippi alligator and a “mountain range” to separate South and North Americas and give habitat to the eagles and the goat):
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Note the small space in the right corner that was enough for all of my S. American fauna – it reflects the miserable market representation of S. American wildlife figures Sad

To add illumination I tried these sticky LED-lights:
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Let’ take a closer look. In the left corner I want to make a river with a bank made of sculpting clay (that’ll wait till November, I guess):
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I wasn’t satisfied with pictures taken with flash as they were overexposed and the figures shined a bit. So I tried to experiment. At first I took close-view pics without flash on a mini-tripod, but my camera had problems with focusing as the light was insufficient:
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And then I found a simple but effective solution: took a small piece of white paper and put it in front of the flash to direct it upwards. The results were just what I wanted: warm light, neat shadows, no highlights:
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One more - jaguar in ambush:
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Hyacinth macaw in the canopy looks gorgeous when taking photos with the “small-white-paper“ technique:
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Finally, here’s my favorite photo from the whole bunch, also with semi-covered flash - S. America from above:
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:52 am

Your new display looks fantastic Kirill! Your idea about the river and mountains sounds really good, look forward to seeing it finished Very Happy
Clever way to get the photos how you wanted, there is a special gadget you can buy called a "Flash Gun" I think, my brother has one, but it does the same thing.
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:35 am

Hey that's very nice, Kirill!
I like the way you put the owl on the tree. :)

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:05 am

I agree, so hard not to agree as it looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more.
I'm sure your children enjoy "playing with daddy" with setting up the display. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:41 am

Thanks for appreciation, friends!
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...Clever way to get the photos how you wanted, there is a special gadget you can buy called a "Flash Gun" I think, my brother has one, but it does the same thing.
Who needs to buy a gadget when one can do the same with just a piece of paper? Wink Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:40 pm

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Thanks for appreciation, friends!
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...Clever way to get the photos how you wanted, there is a special gadget you can buy called a "Flash Gun" I think, my brother has one, but it does the same thing.
Who needs to buy a gadget when one can do the same with just a piece of paper? Wink Cool

Who know? Sometimes you may need a gadget that performs better than paper.
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:09 am

[quote="Kiryuha"]Part 2. The New World.
And here’s my new American display how it looks now (not finished yet – I’m going to add a river for the Mississippi alligator and a “mountain range” to separate South and North Americas and give habitat to the eagles and the goat):
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Note the small space in the right corner that was enough for all of my S. American fauna – it reflects the miserable market representation of S. American wildlife figures Sad


...Good work old man! (I have made some copies) Laughing But I belive it, s only beginning! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:22 am

...by the way, Kirill... I think "noth forests" world animals and plants is almost the same in Eurasia and Nothh America (the bears, wolfs, mooses, deers (stag and other),zubr-bizon, foxes and etc). So it,s more simply to make general landscape - "Norh Forest Eurasia/America). And quite the contrary the animal and plant world of South America is quite opposite to nothh-american landscape! So you have a difficulty to combine it. Yeh? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:43 am

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...by the way, Kirill... I think "noth forests" world animals and plants is almost the same in Eurasia and Nothh America (the bears, wolfs, mooses, deers (stag and other),zubr-bizon, foxes and etc). So it,s more simply to make general landscape - "Norh Forest Eurasia/America). And quite the contrary the animal and plant world of South America is quite opposite to nothh-american landscape! So you have a difficulty to combine it. Yeh? Wink
I would argue here, Sergey.
Eurasia and N. America have a number of significant endemic species that don't allow me to combine them into a common"Holartcic Forest". In my collection such species include Mountain goat, Black bear, Missisippi alligator, Bald eagles and Great Horned owl for N. America and Ibex, Eagle owl and Roebuck for Europe... I want to display the above mentioned American figures more than the European, that's why I chose to make the American display.
Second, S. and N. America and have a couple of common species, like the Jaguar and White-tailed deers at my display, so I made a kind of transition zone from North to South.
Moreover, yesterday I bought some Safari toobs and now I have a quetzal which will represent Latin America at my shelf. Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:14 am

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...by the way, Kirill... I think "noth forests" world animals and plants is almost the same in Eurasia and Nothh America (the bears, wolfs, mooses, deers (stag and other),zubr-bizon, foxes and etc). So it,s more simply to make general landscape - "Norh Forest Eurasia/America). And quite the contrary the animal and plant world of South America is quite opposite to nothh-american landscape! So you have a difficulty to combine it. Yeh? Wink
I would argue here, Sergey.
Eurasia and N. America have a number of significant endemic species that don't allow me to combine them into a common"Holartcic Forest". In my collection such species include Mountain goat, Black bear, Missisippi alligator, Bald eagles and Great Horned owl for N. America and Ibex, Eagle owl and Roebuck for Europe... I want to display the above mentioned American figures more than the European, that's why I chose to make the American display.
Second, S. and N. America and have a couple of common species, like the Jaguar and White-tailed deers at my display, so I made a kind of transition zone from North to South.
Moreover, yesterday I bought some Safari toobs and now I have a quetzal which will represent Latin America at my shelf. Cool Cool


... Yeh! It,s your right... But there is the idea "geographic(al) zone" оr " geographic latitude"! The "Noth-American (Holartcic ) Forests" and "South-American Tropic Jungles" has only formal unity because historical reasons and mistakes of the Spaniards who named the all "New World" one word "America"... It,s has different Nature I think... scratch scratch


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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:22 am

Nice new set-ups Kyrill!
By the way, is there any Schleich or similar model, that you really want, and were not able to buy or get for your displays?

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 am

Congratulations for Your new display Kirill!
I think You touched very interesting problem: lighting. Good lighting can do a lot, and there is many options how to use it. It's almost like magic. Some tricks with light are well known for the theater workers or photographers. But LIGHT is really big subject and not only for photos of course. I think there could be many ways to use this magic in displays and dioramas. albino
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 am

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Nice new set-ups Kyrill!
By the way, is there any Schleich or similar model, that you really want, and were not able to buy or get for your displays?
Well, there are such models, but quite a few. I'd be glad to add Schleich jackal, armadillo, marten, marmot, capercaillie and cobra to my collection.
Also I think there are numerous Japanese-made raptiles and birds that could make my displays more complete and beautiful, but they are unaccessible to me now...

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:55 am

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...Good lighting can do a lot, and there is many options how to use it. It's almost like magic. Some tricks with light are well known for the theater workers or photographers. But LIGHT is really big subject and not only for photos of course. I think there could be many ways to use this magic in displays and dioramas. albino
100%!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:26 am

Beautiful photos and a great display. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:52 am

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Beautiful photos and a great display. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for appreciation, Amy!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:17 pm

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Nice new set-ups Kyrill!
By the way, is there any Schleich or similar model, that you really want, and were not able to buy or get for your displays?
Well, there are such models, but quite a few. I'd be glad to add Schleich jackal, armadillo, marten, marmot, capercaillie and cobra to my collection.
Also I think there are numerous Japanese-made raptiles and birds that could make my displays more complete and beautiful, but they are unaccessible to me now...

Well i need some of those models back in the collection again too, but more eyes see more.... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:29 am

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Well i need some of those models back in the collection again too, but more eyes see more.... Wink
Actually, I'm not doing anything to find those retired figures now. I haven't bought all the current models I want yet...

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PostSubject: Renovation of my ‘Americas’ shelf display   Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:40 am

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So, what has changed?
My first aim was to add a “mountain ridge” to add some altitude capacity and depth to the display.
When it comes to making something with my own hands, I prefer the simplest solutions Wink :) So here is how I decided to make as “mountain ridge” - just glued together some carton boxes to make this barebone:
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To fit it with the shelf environment I wrapped it with adhesive film. Here’s the pic of another “hill” I did the same way for my ‘Africa’:
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After that I put this “mountain ridge” to my ‘N. America”. It became a good home for birds & mountain sheep and improved the overall layout of the display:
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A small cave in the mountain was immediately occupied by Safari Bald Eagle. And there’s still a place for the nest with Schleich eaglets! Wink
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Side view of my ‘S. America’:
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Two Americas are separated by a “lagoon” with semi-aquatic animals, mostly from Safari toobs. Take note of this figure: one my favorites among all Safari toobs – Cottonmouth Snake:
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Excellent figurine with just the right size!

Schleich’s Saguaro in the middle of the shelf represents the deserts of Northern Mexico. Safari’s Quetzal found a place in the sun here:
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Below the American shelf I set up my fifth display – Europe. I’ll make a separate topic about it, but now look at the general view of both shelves:
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:05 am

Really wonderful!!! Congratulation!! cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:31 pm

That 's a good idea putting boxes into display!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:14 pm

It's wonderful Kirill! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:13 pm

I'm glad you liked it!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:14 pm

I don't know why I've lost this topic! What a Face Many beautiful displays and clever ideas to follow! :) Thanks for showing Kiril, it's a shame I don't have space to make a little display! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:32 pm

I lost this topic, too. Embarassed

Kirill, I LOVE your displays!!! More photos please! :)

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Oh, great I see You "updated" Your display Kirill! Very Happy It looks really nice cheers
I see You have big group of wild boars, I like it very much sunny But don't You have badger in Your European display? It's so cute animal, isn't it? cat
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:21 am

Thank you, girls and boys!
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...I see You have big group of wild boars, I like it very much sunny But don't You have badger in Your European display? It's so cute animal, isn't it? cat
Yeah, wild boars are among my all-time Schleich favorites. And the real gems of my wild swine herd are two figures "made in Germany" which look noticeably superior than the "made in China" versions - I posted a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
As to Schleich's badger, I've not bought it yet. I'm not too excited by this figurine, although I like badgers. Of course, I'll get it sooner or later, but right now my focus is on the figures to be retired next year Wink Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:33 am

How collectors are different! Laughing Schleich European badger is in my opinion, the best Schleich 2011 figure! Laughing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:07 am

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Thank you, girls and boys!
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...I see You have big group of wild boars, I like it very much sunny But don't You have badger in Your European display? It's so cute animal, isn't it? cat
Yeah, wild boars are among my all-time Schleich favorites. And the real gems of my wild swine herd are two figures "made in Germany" which look noticeably superior than the "made in China" versions - I posted a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
As to Schleich's badger, I've not bought it yet. I'm not too excited by this figurine, although I like badgers. Of course, I'll get it sooner or later, but right now my focus is on the figures to be retired next year Wink Cool
I see Very Happy Yes, wild boars are really nice figures, they look wonderful in bigger group!
I like the badger very much, although it's quite big. But it's really well done and badgers are one of my favorite animals :)
About what will be retired, I don't know if any really nice figure will be retired this year confused Riding sets are quite nice but they are too expensive for me, and all others I have in collection or I don't want in my collection Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:56 am

Kirill, a great display of a great collection! the boxes are brilliant! and very appropriate because western North America has what we call... box canyons!

the cottonmouth is brrrrrr! scary! i love snakes, but for some reason cottonmouths give me the willies. i think it's that mouth. much scarier than rattlesnakes. plus they swim! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:42 pm

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Kirill, a great display of a great collection! the boxes are brilliant! and very appropriate because western North America has what we call... box canyons!
Glad to have positive feedback about my N. American display right from California!
I didn't know about the "box canyons". Now I know it and can pretend that there is a deep idea behind my box-sticking-together thing. Wink :)

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:00 am

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How collectors are different! Laughing Schleich European badger is in my opinion, the best Schleich 2011 figure! Laughing Very Happy
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I like the badger very much, although it's quite big. But it's really well done and badgers are one of my favorite animals :)
I like badger as a species too, I wanted to have a badger figurine for a long time. Moreover, I liked Schleich badger when I saw its catalogue pics. But when it appeared in shops, I was a bit disappointed...
That's why the best Schleich-2011 figure for me is the buffalo calf! Wink
And yes, Roger, it's wonderful to know how collectors are different!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:24 am

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How collectors are different! Laughing Schleich European badger is in my opinion, the best Schleich 2011 figure! Laughing Very Happy
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I like the badger very much, although it's quite big. But it's really well done and badgers are one of my favorite animals :)
I like badger as a species too, I wanted to have a badger figurine for a long time. Moreover, I liked Schleich badger when I saw its catalogue pics. But when it appeared in shops, I was a bit disappointed...
That's why the best Schleich-2011 figure for me is the buffalo calf! Wink
And yes, Roger, it's wonderful to know how collectors are different!


Yes, I also like this diversity of course Very Happy Very Happy
I like the buffalo calf very much too... But I still don't know which Schleich 2011 I like best scratch Kudus are nice and Arctic fox, badger too but I still haven't seen on real the beautiful grizzly bear from the Bayala set "Torak" scratch In catalog this bear looks wonderful!! santa rendeer What is Your opinion about this bear Kirill? :)
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:46 am

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...I still haven't seen on real the beautiful grizzly bear from the Bayala set "Torak" scratch In catalog this bear looks wonderful!! santa rendeer What is Your opinion about this bear Kirill? :)
I've seen this bear only photos too... And, well, I don't like it because it's too large, too expensive and has that clumsy handle on his shoulders...

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:06 pm

Nice to see that you used common boxes to give some structure in your displays Kyrill.
Just a tip, you could form these boxes into more natural shapes, which would even look more natural, isn't it? Laughing
It would be hard to put this cupboard sheets on them, but the endresult would look great i guess... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:51 am

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...I still haven't seen on real the beautiful grizzly bear from the Bayala set "Torak" scratch In catalog this bear looks wonderful!! santa rendeer What is Your opinion about this bear Kirill? :)
I've seen this bear only photos too... And, well, I don't like it because it's too large, too expensive and has that clumsy handle on his shoulders...

Hmm, if it's larger than normal grizzly by Schleich then it would be good for me. In my opinion the "normal" grizzly is too small, being in that size he doesn't look impressive scratch You are right about the prize, I also don't like it. But are You sure there is any handle on his back? If yes, I would have to cut it off in mine version Rolling Eyes
Anyway I haven't seen this figure yet, so not sure if I will buy it, however pose, colors and texture look wonderful in catalog photos cat I would be so happy to see some photos from collection of someone who has got this bear... Could someone help me, please? What a Face What a Face What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:37 am

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...I still haven't seen on real the beautiful grizzly bear from the Bayala set "Torak" scratch In catalog this bear looks wonderful!! santa rendeer What is Your opinion about this bear Kirill? :)
I've seen this bear only photos too... And, well, I don't like it because it's too large, too expensive and has that clumsy handle on his shoulders...

Hmm, if it's larger than normal grizzly by Schleich then it would be good for me. In my opinion the "normal" grizzly is too small, being in that size he doesn't look impressive scratch You are right about the prize, I also don't like it. But are You sure there is any handle on his back? If yes, I would have to cut it off in mine version Rolling Eyes
Anyway I haven't seen this figure yet, so not sure if I will buy it, however pose, colors and texture look wonderful in catalog photos cat I would be so happy to see some photos from collection of someone who has got this bear... Could someone help me, please? What a Face What a Face What a Face

Happy to help, of course Ana Very Happy

I think the same as you. the grizzly by schleich is too small in comparisson to human figure, and the texture (fur, colour) is best done in Torak version, more realistic. But has a notch on his back hand suport made of a different material and difficult to fix. Evil or Very Mad .

Torak bear could represent a Kodiak bear from Alaska ?

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:04 am

Thank You so much for photos Miguel!! This is big help! Very Happy Very Happy
I think he has very good size compared to many other forest animals! He is definitely on my wish list cheers Pose, texture and size are great cheers And about this handle, well, I will try to fix it bounce
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 am

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Thank You so much for photos Miguel!! This is big help! Very Happy Very Happy
I think he has very good size compared to many other forest animals! He is definitely on my wish list cheers Pose, texture and size are great cheers And about this handle, well, I will try to fix it bounce

...For my sorry this bear with a hero in russian shops is... 65-70$!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Sad Sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:32 pm

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Thank You so much for photos Miguel!! This is big help! Very Happy Very Happy
I think he has very good size compared to many other forest animals! He is definitely on my wish list cheers Pose, texture and size are great cheers And about this handle, well, I will try to fix it bounce

...For my sorry this bear with a hero in russian shops is... 65-70$!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Sad Sad Sad

It's cost so much!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:19 pm

I found a site here where it does cost 11 euro's, as for the other Bayala figurines to. :)
When i see this huge bear next to the wildlife ranger/animal keeper, i think he is even to big for that scale then, even as a giant Kodiak- or Kamtchatka-bear.
He would be like 4 m upright standing which is even bigger then a polarbear! Shocked
But i like him enough to give him a nice place in the collection anyway! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:32 pm

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I found a site here where it does cost 11 euro's, as for the other Bayala figurines to. :)
When i see this huge bear next to the wildlife ranger/animal keeper, i think he is even to big for that scale then, even as a giant Kodiak- or Kamtchatka-bear.
He would be like 4 m upright standing which is even bigger then a polarbear! Shocked
But i like him enough to give him a nice place in the collection anyway! cheers

I think this bear would look great next to Schleich racoons, hares, foxes, CollectA swan and many others Wink cheers
Sergey, in Poland it also costs 11euro scratch
Kirill, I'm sorry, maybe I should have been open new topic for that bear, this one was about Your beautiful Brand New American Display Embarassed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:23 pm

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Kirill, a great display of a great collection! the boxes are brilliant! and very appropriate because western North America has what we call... box canyons!

the cottonmouth is brrrrrr! scary! i love snakes, but for some reason cottonmouths give me the willies. i think it's that mouth. much scarier than rattlesnakes. plus they swim! Shocked

He gives you the WHAT? Haha.
It seems that in the English speaking countries my name is abused for many things... Crying or Very sad Shocked If you had the Willies in the UK, you would have been a busy girl i guess Carolynn! Laughing Wink geek

By the way, every snake can swim! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:38 pm

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Kirill, a great display of a great collection! the boxes are brilliant! and very appropriate because western North America has what we call... box canyons!

the cottonmouth is brrrrrr! scary! i love snakes, but for some reason cottonmouths give me the willies. i think it's that mouth. much scarier than rattlesnakes. plus they swim! Shocked

He gives you the WHAT? Haha.
It seems that in the English speaking countries my name is abused for many things... Crying or Very sad Shocked If you had the Willies in the UK, you would have been a busy girl i guess Carolynn! Laughing Wink geek
oh land! i forgot about that! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! my, i'm just abusing you all over the board, aren't i Willy? pretend i said "heebie jeebies" instead. Laughing


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yes, all snakes can swim, but cottonmouths (AKA water moccasins) do swim! i keep imagining being waist deep in water and seeing one of those things coming at you; infinitely more unnerving than coming across a rattlesnake on the trail!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:42 pm

Haha, don't botter Carolynn, there are more names used for different things, my oldest brothers name is Dick! Shocked geek

Yes, i know, the water-moccasin, bbbbrrr indeed.
Better imagine beeing waistdeep in a swimmingpool of your own money! farao king cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:25 pm

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Haha, don't botter Carolynn, there are more names used for different things, my oldest brothers name is Dick! Shocked geek
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're quite the pair!

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:48 pm

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Haha, don't botter Carolynn, there are more names used for different things, my oldest brothers name is Dick! Shocked geek
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're quite the pair!

Yes, you can say that, an English owner of a pub in Spain, near to my other brothers house was laughing to, and called my other brother a specific name to, haha... Wink geek
So a nice trio after all, but maybe it has its reasons... Rolling Eyes
We were all known as womanizers in our best times... Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:47 am

Very Happy Laughing A very witty discussion has been developing here - about willies and stuff... :)

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...Just a tip, you could form these boxes into more natural shapes, which would even look more natural, isn't it? Laughing
It would be hard to put this cupboard sheets on them, but the endresult would look great i guess... Very Happy
I have already tried it, but adhesive sheet doesn't stick properly then Sad So I prefer to hide the geometric lines with plants instead.

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PostSubject: Re: My new American wildlife display   Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:59 pm

Yeah, side discussions appear here easily on this forum, which makes it extra fun IMHO... Laughing

About the boxes, yes, i understand, that wouldn't be easy indeed. Rolling Eyes

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