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PostSubject: My second African shelf display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:59 pm

As I told in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], I’ve dismantled my “Euro-America” display that had delighted my eyes for more than 3 years. But the cabinet didn’t remain unoccupied – in a few days after setting up my “New World” display, I turned the empty cabinet into my second “Africa”.
To the moment the new “Africa” isn’t finished and not filled with all the animals I want. But I’d like to share step-by-step pictures of its initial creation.

First, I took down the upper (smaller) shelf and put it on the lower one. The results: 1) now there’s enough space for Schleich acacia; 2) there’s a gap clearance at the back wall of the cabinet which I will use for planting some greenery.
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The second step – adding a water pool. I use blue semi-transparent garbage bag for this purpose:
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Now let’s add some greenery at the background and a juniper “pedestal” to mark the waterside:
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Pebbles and another piece of wood complete the river bank from the other side:
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Now everything’s ready to accommodate the animals.

And here are the first inhabitants of my new Africa (more to come soon):
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The croc is obviously enjoying his new spacious home:
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Nicely done Kyrill, nice site! :)

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:30 pm

It looks fantastic, I really like the last picture!
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:27 am

Wonderful display! :)
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:45 am

Nice display and also realized the depth & the height of your cabinet is quite huge. Is it customized cabinet? Or the last picture is wonderful and also surprised Fujifilm Finepix F10 to perform that good.
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:15 am

Very nice! A pedagogic tread!!!
The water is too blue for a pond but don't worry because rhinos have a very low vision!
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:28 pm

thanks for appreciation, friends! But the thing is I wanted to set up a very simple but good-looking display to accomodate my acacia and the surplus of my African animals. The key task here was to spend as less time and efforts as possible :)

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Nice display and also realized the depth & the height of your cabinet is quite huge. Is it customized cabinet? Or the last picture is wonderful and also surprised Fujifilm Finepix F10 to perform that good.
No, Ken, it is not customized - it's an usual cabinet, and very old one indeed.
And Finepix F10 is usually doing well when it comes to shooting figures, you're right.

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:29 pm

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Very nice! A pedagogic tread!!!
The water is too blue for a pond but don't worry because rhinos have a very low vision!
What is this crock thinking about?
I like it to be distinctively blue! And the crock is thinking the same, as ! may assume :)

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:38 am

Kiryuha wrote:
Roger wrote:
Very nice! A pedagogic tread!!!
The water is too blue for a pond but don't worry because rhinos have a very low vision!
What is this crock thinking about?
I like it to be distinctively blue! And the crock is thinking the same, as ! may assume :)

I like blue water too but I don't know if I like the taste of a rhino!!!
Kiryl, I know that trees and animals you're using are very easily identifiable by the most part of the collectors but will be nice if you put the name of them!!! More pedagogic for who wants to make a display like yours!
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:37 am

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Kiryl, I know that trees and animals you're using are very easily identifiable by the most part of the collectors but will be nice if you put the name of them!!! ...
What do you mean? The only identifiable tree is Schleich Acacia. The others are hand-made of artificial greenery that is sold in markets.

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:18 pm

Great display. Thanks for the step by step details.
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:48 am

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Great display. Thanks for the step by step details.
I'm glad you like it. As to the step-by-step explanation - I wonder, if someone usus similar approach? (like Sergey - we do many things in a similar way when it comes to wildlife displays :))

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:23 am

Well, i use the Schleich trees, and some artificial aquatic plants too(for fish-tanks), although they are plants that grow on land most of the times, like ferns, and that is why i choose them.
But at the moment they are on top of one of my vitrines, as i don't have enough room to display everything like i want to.... Laughing
But when everything is moved to another room, and all of the vitrines are in order, then i will make some pics, but this will take some time i am afraid... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:53 am

WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
Well, i use the Schleich trees, and some artificial aquatic plants too(for fish-tanks), although they are plants that grow on land most of the times, like ferns, and that is why i choose them....
Yeah, some of the plants for aquariums look good in displays. Though, I don't use them cause such plants tend to be too expensive in my city, while there are many China-made artificial plants that are cheaper and more "flexible"..

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:22 am

Those artificial aquatic plants are made in China too, and quit bendable too, and they did cost me 2,50 euro on average... :)

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PostSubject: Renovation of my ‘Africa’ cabinet display   Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Thirteen months have passed since I set up my second African display located in a cabinet. It has been updated with new animals and plants since then and I’d like to share some pics of how it looks now.
General view in horizontal plane – this is how my daughter sees this display from her bed (I removed glass doors while taking pics):
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“Eastern” part of the display is adorned with CollectA cycad tree:
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My newcomer Mojo lion has waded across a river…
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..and met a lioness with cub that belong to another pride (Wink):
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Acacia canopy has accommodated Bullyland black vulture and Schleich chimpanzees:
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And the general view of the display from above:
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:37 pm

It is SO beautyful, Kiry Very Happy
I am sure your daughter sleeps well at night with all the animals singing for her, but safely behind glass Wink

It looks so real with all the plants, the lake and not too many animals.
I can see it is winter ( at the north) , the stork is there , - great touch cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:25 pm

That's wonderful, Kiril! cheers Mainly when we know that you make this fantastic work also thinking in your daughter! flower
I love everything and I hope your Mojo lion will not make anything bad to the poor little creature from another pride! affraid Hmmmm, maybe not, he looks very serene! Sleep
Congratulations for you and your lucky daughter! flower
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:24 pm

...Awesome for eyes! cheers And the beautiful Cycas Tree! Wink Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:11 am

beautiful Cycas Tree!!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:14 am

Always a pleasure to look at your displays Kyrill! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Thanks for appreciation, friends!

SUSANNE wrote:
...It looks so real with all the plants, the lake and not too many animals.
That was my aim - to make at least one display that is not overcrowded with animals. At this stage I'm succeeding, but with more African animals to come I'm afraid this display will gradually transform into a "dry season watering site" scene... scratch : )
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I can see it is winter ( at the north) , the stork is there , - great touch cheers
That is exactly what i meant, glad you've noticed it!

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...I love everything and I hope your Mojo lion will not make anything bad to the poor little creature from another pride! affraid Hmmmm, maybe not, he looks very serene! Sleep
Very Happy Actually, the other-pride lioness resides in another shelf display - she was only passing by when I was taking these pics... Wink

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...And the beautiful Cycas Tree!
Yeah, and it is there thanks to your help, Sergey!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:27 am

WOW cheers That was really cool to watch like it came alive and animals populated it, and awesome site.
I think I should join LiveJournal now!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 pm

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WOW cheers That was really cool to watch like it came alive and animals populated it, and awesome site.
I think I should join LiveJournal now!
Thank you!
And how do you accommodate your plastic critters?

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:13 pm

That looks great cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:26 am

Fantastic display!! cheers cheers Some really great ideas there..... simple, but very effective. I love seeing the chimps peeping through the tree foliage! monkey You daughter is very lucky having this set up in her bedroom. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:31 pm

Thank you, friends!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:27 pm

Wonderful diorama Kirill, I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:12 am

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Wonderful diorama Kirill, I love it!
I'm glad you like it, Harriet!

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:20 pm

Yes, it's very lovely diorama :) Congratulations Kirill Very Happy But have You any news perhaps from Your dioramas? I would love to see more photos of Your imaginative shelves Very Happy bounce cheers

One day, maybe, You could also share some closer shots of Bully vulture? I consider buying this one but I'm not sure yet :)

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:32 pm

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But have You any news perhaps from Your dioramas? I would love to see more photos of Your imaginative shelves Very Happy bounce cheers
One day, maybe, You could also share some closer shots of Bully vulture? I consider buying this one but I'm not sure yet :)
Thanx for appreciation, Ana!
I've been making a remodelling in my apartment, so had no time for my displays Sad Moreover, I had to dismantle this African cabinet. I've taken final pics of it and will post them soon.
I'll try to find time for the Bully vulture but don't know when Sad To my mind the vulture is too large and the paintwork is not top-of-class.

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PostSubject: Last pics of my African cabinet display   Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:16 pm

When making a remodeling in my apartment I had to dismantle my second African display (the old cabinet it was located in has left to dumping ground). All its animals now have a rest in boxes Sad
I took some final pictures and want to post them here as a farewell or swansong of my Africa-in-a-cabinet.

Here's a photo from below (without flash, as I prefer to do):
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Low angle close-up - as it looks from my daughters' bed:
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General view from above:
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Yeah, the display became a bit too crowded in two years - you can compare it with [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

And here's the picture I've taken for Mojo photo contest. It's called "This prey is too much..."
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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:46 pm

Great pictures Kirill, Mojo hippo and Papo hippo are beautiful pair cheers All scene was very beautiful Very Happy

I'm sure sooner or later You will find place for Your animals, even in newly arranged house Very Happy And for me it is always very nice feeling when I take my animals out of the box: I discover how nice they are again and again Very Happy Wink

Oh, and thank You for the advice about Bully vulture, I think I will wait with buying it or not buy it at all :)

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:31 pm

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And here's the picture I've taken for Mojo photo contest. It's called "This prey is too much..."
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lol!
Great pictures and displays, Kiril! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:09 pm

Ana, Roger, thanx!

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Yes, they certainly are! Papo male hippo looks much more better with Mojo female than Schleich hippo.

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Kiryuha wrote:
Ana, Roger, thanx!

ana wrote:
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Yes, they certainly are! Papo male hippo looks much more better with Mojo female than Schleich hippo.

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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:17 pm

Kirill, thank you very much for sharing the beautiful photos of your great African shelf !! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy elephant

As you mentioned when you welcomed me, we're very similar in the way of displaying. :)
[quote="Kiryuha"] "I like your shelves very much and I'm especially glad that we use similar approach to displaying our collections - zoogeographically divided and decorated with tree models and artificial plants. Even our water ponds resemble each other."

And one more, I have two little daughters, and the idea of showing them this beautiful animal world was the first motivation for me to come here in STS.
This could also be the common point between us!! :) Very Happy sunny sunny

I'm very sorry your shelf in the pics doesn't exist any more, but I totally agree with Ana, you'll find new place for them sooner or later, and re-create the wild kingdom again !! sunny sunny


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PostSubject: Re: My second African shelf display   Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:06 pm

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And one more, I have two little daughters, and the idea of showing them this beautiful animal world was the first motivation for me to come here in STS.
This could also be the common point between us!! :) Very Happy sunny sunny
:) Yeah, showing the beautiful wildlife to my kids is a good motivator. By the way, I have only one daughter, but two little sons in addition :) :)

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