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PostSubject: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:58 pm

Apparently my "Oh, I'll be too busy to hang around forums I'm afraid" shtick isn't going to stick, so I thought I, too, might begin a novel acquisitions thread of my own to celebrate lovely newcomers and practice poor photography in. I shall begin with -

The best of mornings. I woke up to birdsong and the sound of my mailbox lid shutting. Then: a fresh pot of black coffee and an hour and a half of unwrapping, assembling and admiring newly-arrived Kaiyodos, followed by another hour of trying to read the day's papers and failing because of gorgeous Kaiyodos. The treasures (in one terrible picture):
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This was my first real-life encounter with non-dinosaurian Kaiyodos, and I must admit I'm rather sold. These things are lovely! The utterly gorgeous birds in the background are from Sauroid - thank you! He even included a few gifts; I'm besides overjoyed, quite disproportionately touched. I never realised the Kaiyodo birds are quite this beautiful! (One of the wonderful birds Sauroid sent me isn't in the picture - I forgot him! - but you'll find him [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].)
The massive pack of dogs came as one big surprise blind box from a seller in the USA, who was very sweet and included the wee wabbit (in the foreground) as a gift also. Thank you too, whoever you are!


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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Oh, there's no such things as coffee and new figurines Cool I'm not very familiar with the Kayodos, but these look wonderful! Interesting species. Those birds look very neat!
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:28 pm

What marvellous additions cheers

I can`t say which ones I love most, - the birds, ...the whippet, of course, and ..they are all so lovely Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:32 pm

Great set of models and agree with you that the are so detailed and wonderful!:DLove the Boston Terrier,Samoyed,Boxer and the Shiba Inu-must add to my wishlist but they are so hard to get in Europe!Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:52 pm

Thank you Carola and Susanne! The birds are indeed superb, and I like the Whippet especially as well, even if he is one thin specimen. Sighthounds are a bit of a favourite with me, alongside molossers.

Taos: I will be listing a good number of the doggies up as trade (or sales) candidates later this week, I believe, just to see what happens - so if you want to, feel free to PM me and we can talk about perhaps reserving some of the dogs for you already. The Boxer, though - oh, he's staying. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:36 am

Congrats lea, fabulous bunch!  love these little works of art.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:16 am

Great additions !! Congrats!!cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:30 pm

What a fantastically great lot of lovely figures Very Happy All are great Very Happy
I love especially birds from Kaiyodo and how to not love their amazing bunnies :)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Thank you for commenting, Harriet, Andreas & Anna! That bunny is indeed dangerously cute, Anna. It even has that bewildered stare real rabbits do.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:55 pm

Great additions, congratulations. They've made some very nice dogs it seems, I just have dinos and birds mainly.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks! I was positively surprised with the dogs, too - and even more so with the birds.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:33 am

Wow! What wonderful additions. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:29 am

Congratulation Applause despite they are puzzle, those Japanese stuff are good lesson on how to make realistic toys !

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:34 pm

Surprised Wow, what a lot of goodies! That's it - I'm coming over to raid your house. 

OMG, just noticed the pugs. So pugly! I love you pig (pig, pug... potato, potahto.)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:37 pm

Thank you Chris, Sumo and Kikimalou! I agree, puzzles or not, the Japanese models seem to have a certain lifelikeness down more consistently than most Western brands manage to. I don't know if this can be said to apply to my newest Kaiyodo arrival, though - Mr. Deinonychus may look lively, but hardly alive by anyone's standards:
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He was joined in my morning haul by the wonderful New-Ray dogs from Sumo (thank you! You just included them all, then, eh? affraidcheers Come over and raid anytime, but bring tradees. That's how a raid works, yes?) and the small but imposing Papo Boer ram from Yvette (whom - the ram - I simply forgot to include last. Thank you for him, too, Yvette!).


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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Wow, I can see some nice birds in your first pic! Birdcollector likes! Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Lots of wonderful additions. My new animals thread is a year behind, I will update it soon though. So no worries if you run short on time, the thread will wait for you to come back.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:32 pm

Thank you Liiolii and Tim! I've been impressed with the Kaiyodo birds, too - the clade seems to lend itself well to the "puzzle" format (as do insects!). Tim: I quite intend to adventure through everyone's collection & acquisitions threads, but it's been slow going thus far. Good to know yours won't be running away before me, though!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:05 am

Lea.. wow did i missed this post...Sleep
beautiful addition.. specially for dogs....
congrats lea cheerscheers

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Thank you NandO!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:22 am

I love the Deinonychus Lea!! Wow. I have to get that now. It's not an option. Crap.

(The Papo Boer is one of my favorite models. Congrats on that too!)
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:14 am


Thank you, Scott! I like that Deinonychus immensely, too - Kaiyodo have conveyed a remarkably strong sense of intent and halted, birdy movement in him for "just" a skeletal rig at a standing pose, I think. The Papo Boer is also a little feat of cramming a much larger presence (think angry bears..) into such a relatively dainty model, I find - which I guess rather befits the species, too. They are both definitely stayers-on with me. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:00 pm

koniminiatures wrote:
Thank you Chris and Kikimalou! I agree, puzzles or not, the Japanese models seem to have a certain lifelikeness down more consistently than most Western brands manage to. I don't know if this can be said to apply to my newest Kaiyodo arrival, though - Mr. Deinonychus may look lively, but hardly alive by anyone's standards:
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He was joined in my morning haul by the wonderful New-Ray dogs from Sumo (thank you! You just included them all, then, eh? affraidcheers Come over and raid anytime, but bring tradees. That's how a raid works, yes?) and the small but imposing Papo Boer ram from Yvette (whom - the ram - I simply forgot to include last. Thank you for him, too, Yvette!).
really lovely dogs, ram and Deinonychus skeleton Lea.:) 
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:07 pm

Thank you, Gerry!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:27 am

Raptor sceleton is magnificent! And looks so natural.What a Face 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:47 am

Great collection of newbies! Well done. Love the artwork in your avatar also.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:22 pm

Congratulations Lea, the Papo boer ram I find very interesting! The dogs are cute cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:39 pm

Thank you everyone! Cyhyraeth, I really like that raptor skeleton, too - it may be my favourite of the Kaiyodo anatomicals I have. Katty, the chap in my avatar is a 1:30 scale Tennessee Walking Horse I customised and painted a long time ago - more of him can be seen [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], if you're interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:22 am

The Deinonychus skeleton I ordered just arrived and it is missing an arm! Big bummer.
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:53 pm

Oh noes! Perhaps you ought to contact the seller and see if he has a copy he might send you an arm off - or, failing that, I'd be more than happy to send you the suitable one on mine (I can easily enough make a cast of the arm for myself before that; I'll likely be customising the model anyway, so it won't matter to me).
Do PM me if you'd like to make arrangements for the latter to happen. I'm traveling at the moment so I may take a bit to respond, mind (which is also why I've still to reply to your last message to me - sorry! I will get back to you, at the latest once I'm back home).

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:48 am

Thank you Lea! I have contacted the seller. No reply, but I'll be patient. It's so kind of you to offer to send me the arm from yours!! Hopefully, that won't be necessary though. Regardless, it is very thoughtful and I really appreciate it. I hope you have lovely travels!
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:06 pm

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Thank you everyone! Cyhyraeth, I really like that raptor skeleton, too - it may be my favourite of the Kaiyodo anatomicals I have. Katty, the chap in my avatar is a 1:30 scale Tennessee Walking Horse I customised and painted a long time ago - more of him can be seen [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], if you're interested.

I checked out the photos and he is fantastic!! I didn't even realize that you avatar image was of a model horse. I thought the photo was a painting! You did a great job on him!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Scott: Thank you, I did have good travels indeed. Got to sit in a car a lot, which is always nice. Met two nigh-agreeable people and came off as a stuttering twit, but that's likely because I am a stuttering twit - and at least I came out of it all with new books to read.

Katty: Thank you kindly! He has an equally high-heeled 1:9 big brother currently cooking up (as well as two 1:30 siblings) who shouldn't end up sporting the many flaws he has (he is fairly old work), but it's going to be a while yet before those will get finished. If I ever get them done, I'll post a few shots here, too.


Alright, on to the last few days' haul. I got run over by a car the other week, so instead of putting the compensation towards fixing my bust bike, I bought myself some consolatory goldfish. I also recently received goodies from Taos, Ezhilan and a fellow Finn not on this forum (thank you all!), and the queerly coinciding arrival of this multitude of trade parcels made for what must be the best haul of the summer. (And the last, if I do intend to get that bike fixed before winter.) Behold, if you will:

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Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus). This has got to be the best model of anything I've ever seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:49 pm

Wow. I clicked your link for "Tennessee Walking Horse" and your paint-up is absolutely lovely!
It is.
It's amazing! But then....I got curious about Tennessee Walking horses and made the mistake of Googling them. I ended up with some Youtube videos that almost made my stomach turn....UGH~!

But anyways..I love the fishes.
The colours and movement in the sculptures are beautiful.
I had some of those ryukin goldfish myself and the sculpt is spot on.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:10 am

Yep, stack-shod TWHs are an utter, utter abomination. That's why I do them. It's the same with the massively deformed goldfish, really, and a lot of the dog & cattle models I go for.. I suppose chief part of my collecting is like that (I work in animal welfare, so..). It's not so much about celebrating the stuff depicted as it is just one more way of occupying my struggling mind trying to fathom the crap we people pull on non-human animals with such relish.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:13 am

LEA great Perfecto !! they must be expensive.. affraid Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:52 am

Cars should be disposed, so that we only travel by bikes and horses Very Happy Razz Very nice additions, the are so many I never knew of! And Hallucigenia Shocked ! And I like the cheeky pup, some just like the flashing lights Very Happy

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Wow. I clicked your link for "Tennessee Walking Horse" and your paint-up is absolutely lovely!
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It's amazing! But then....I got curious about Tennessee Walking horses and made the mistake of Googling them. I ended up with some Youtube videos that almost made my stomach turn....UGH~!

I was curious and did the same, and oh my God, it's sick what they do to them Sad Put acid an their feet to make them walk in a particular way?! Hit the horses! What are these people - psycopaths I assume! Evil or Very Mad I almost cried wathcing that... I hope the organisation made sure to stop it!
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:03 am

Wonderful additions again:-)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:49 pm

Thank you for your comments, NandO, Carola and Andreas!
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They weren't terribly expensive (at least in my opinion, considering how well-made they are) - most of them cost under $5, postage included. I wouldn't have taken them if they had been expensive, the mingy thing I am. Laughing 

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I was curious and did the same, and oh my God, it's sick what they do to them Sad Put acid an their feet to make them walk in a particular way?! Hit the horses! What are these people - psycopaths I assume! :evil:I almost cried wathcing that... I hope the organisation made sure to stop it!
Yes, the "big lick", as it's called, is an abhorrent practice. As for the people torturing the horses, I doubt they're much different from your average joe. Likely they've just got different priorities and have (like most people, mind) learned from since they were young to not perceive of non-human animals as entities worthy of inclusion to any moral system, but rather as mere objects. There's big money and social regard to be attained in that particular horse-torturing business, too - like in most animal-torturing businesses around the world.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:20 pm

Great fish, hope your bike heals itself easily.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:28 am

Beautiful new models Lea! The fish are especially lovely. Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:26 pm

Thank you Tiermann and Scott! The bike, I fear, may well be beyond repair financially; buying a new, used one is likely to come cheaper. Makes me sad (and angry) - it was a very good bike, nigh new too.

The fish, Scott, are my favourites of the bunch as well. They are really well made!

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I almost cried wathcing that... I hope the organisation made sure to stop it!  
I forgot to comment on this bit, Carola: I'm not sure if you are under the impression the horse-hitting and soring are things of the past now, but I'll reiterate they are not. No organisation, the US government included, has succeeded in ending that. The big lick people have lost some financial support due to social pressure from the outside world in the recent years, but their attitudes and practices appear effectively unchanged.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:56 pm

I really like your taste in figurines, although i fear the crippled carps for being a living nightmare-outcome of something once called "tradition".

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:07 pm

As I mention above, I concur on your view of the goldfish, PeGe. I find the goldfish models as (or more..) grotesque as the big lick TWH horses I have (and create) models of in my collections. I'd love to find an equally accurate model of an unmutated Prussian carp to supplement the sad freak show I now have on my shelves to illustrate how far from the able, camouflaged, quick thing the fish have been made become.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:30 am

Great load of additions Lea, those fish are exquisite! Even though I don't collect fish, I find myself wishing I had these! Laughing 

I hope you weren't injured in your bike accident, must have been terrifying!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:28 am

Thanks for the comment, Harriet! I faintly remember a time when I, too, "didn't collect fish". I was indeed injured in that accident, but it mostly managed to incense rather than terrify. (I've been hit so many times now it fails to spook anymore. No, Finns cannot care to drive politely amid their vehicular weakers for a kind crap, and I find I cannot politely yield to their disregard either.)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:48 am

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Yes, the "big lick", as it's called, is an abhorrent practice. As for the people torturing the horses, I doubt they're much different from your average joe. Likely they've just got different priorities and have (like most people, mind) learned from since they were young to not perceive of non-human animals as entities worthy of inclusion to any moral system, but rather as mere objects. There's big money and social regard to be attained in that particular horse-torturing business, too - like in most animal-torturing businesses around the world.

I see yes, you are right in that, but somehow the youngs then should be informed and given the view on animals as other than 'things'. Though I guess maybe a human has a natural urge for feeling empathy towards other living beings despite whatever they'we been told.. Or maybe that's just the mind of a romanticist..? ..
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:11 pm

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I see yes, you are right in that, but somehow the youngs then should be informed and given the view on animals as other than 'things'. Though I guess maybe a human has a natural urge for feeling empathy towards other living beings despite whatever they'we been told.. Or maybe that's just the mind of a romanticist..? ..

Carola, I quite agree youngsters ought to be taught to view other beings as entities of their own, of course. It's just not a very lucrative or effortless way of thought to promote. As for our having any natural urge towards empathy, I've grown a bit skeptical of the notion. People have a strong drive to think of people and to an extent other animals in terms of groups, I guess, wherein the in-group, "us", as it were, is fiercely defended and empathized with, and the outgroups, "them", are easily dealt with in an actively hostile manner and certainly without significant empathy (which could even be construed as an act of treason, in a way). Most people seem to view most other people, let alone different species, as members of different out-groups and treat them accordingly.

Well, onto my plasticky personal in-groups of the month.. Here's a batch that came in a day or two ago from a massive, long-outstanding trade I am utterly chuffed with (great big thanks to Deseo!). Included are also a few eBay finds, a Schleich Husky from Taos (thank you!), and a Safari Oviraptor from Saarlooswolfhound (thank you as well!).

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Kaiyodos (finally got that giant rabbit!), a Britains 1970 Jersey cow 2152, and the Safari 2005 "female" earlier paint version Oviraptor.

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Kaiyodo UHA Dinotales series 5 096a Protoceratops pondering his fate with the series 6 104a Protoceratops skeleton. I never thought I'd find the fleshed-out version at a price I could afford.

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Waiphoon Bull terrier. The details on this one are amazingly good, from bunched-up fascia to cowlicks and ridges in the fur. The shark teeth give him a slightly demonic touch, though. (He can't actually levitate, mind, despite otherwise demonic appearances - I merely happened to photograph him on very uneven footing. It's a shame; I'd rather like a levitating, shark-toothed Bull terrier.)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:18 pm

Lea, beautiful pictures and descriptions! I never thought I would enjoy a skeleton but this protoceratops is full of life... I mean... scratch .... full of bones! Wink
I also enjoy the big dog shelf project! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:12 pm

Thank you, Rogério! The Protoceratops skeleton is indeed a very nice model. The Kaiyodo skeletals tend to be quite full of expression and movement, even if they are mere bare bones.

The dogs are nearly all headed for customisation eventually, but in the meanwhile they certainly do take up a shelf all on their own. I'm very lucky they cannot bark.

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