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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:57 pm

wow Lea, the new figures are gorgeous. you should get the rest of the dinotales figures from the series where the Protoceratops and Oviraptor came from.Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:34 pm

They are very nice, indeed. I'm slowly trawling through the entire Dinotales saga, picking out the ones that most please me. The fleshed-out Protocera and Oviraptor are both series 5 releases and the series is indeed a very fine one, but I doubt I'll ever go for trying to collect all of the figurines in it (or I hope I won't - oh, the expenditure!) - I'll just cherry-pick my way through it. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:49 pm

Wow, fantastic additions! The Kaiyodo newcomers are so beautiful :)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:02 pm

Wonderful newcomers, especially the Kaiyodos. Now i dont know if i will add the baby swell shark in my zoo or not.:-)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:06 pm

you should/must Andreas. it's an excellent figure! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:17 am

lea another great catch cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:55 am

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It's a shame; I'd rather like a levitating, shark-toothed Bull terrier.)
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Congratulations Lea, that is an amazing haul cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Widukind: I too do recommend that swellshark. It is a beautiful, well-engineered model. The composition of the coral may be a tad flat, but the model's finishwork, especially on the egg case, is very detailed. The translucent plastic has layered striations and mottling that shows beautifully as light passes through the figurine. The body of the hatching shark can also be seen dimly through the "collagen". I also appreciate the point in the shark's life cycle that they've chosen for the figurine; rather than an adult shark merely swimming along, we get to see the ornamental "devil's purse" and the way it clings by its tendrils to the coral environment as the hatchling struggles free of it.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:13 pm

...that shark! ..that Rabbit! ...Inspiring!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:54 pm

I see what you mean with the groupings, I can completely follow your thoughts :)
But away from the sad subjects...

Those are wonderful additions! The Dobermann looks absolutely handsome cyclops I just love that noble shape. Despite that cutting the ears ( and tails - don't know what it's called in English) is bad, I think.. not sure why it's done to the dogs.... But it does look good with the pointy ears, I have to confess! silent And since it's a replica... I guess it's ok.

Sawllshark is very interesting. Googled photos - and how fascinating it is!

And nice with a levitating demon dog, even though he's just doing tricks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:57 pm

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Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Widukind: I too do recommend that swellshark. It is a beautiful, well-engineered model. The composition of the coral may be a tad flat, but the model's finishwork, especially on the egg case, is very detailed. The translucent plastic has layered striations and mottling that shows beautifully as light passes through the figurine. The body of the hatching shark can also be seen dimly through the "collagen". I also appreciate the point in the shark's life cycle that they've chosen for the figurine; rather than an adult shark merely swimming along, we get to see the ornamental "devil's purse" and the way it clings by its tendrils to the coral environment as the hatchling struggles free of it.

Thank you sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:57 pm

No problem, Widukind! I should have more photos of the shark up on my website in the next week or two, if you need additional views before deciding.

Thank you for your comments, Carola! I agree the Dobermann is a handsome devil. I, too, find ear cropping and tail docking repugnant yet the resulting look oft quite pleasing. The mutilated "look" could, as I understand, be more or less achieved with relative ease in real dogs through sheer crossbreeding followed by a few generations of "back-breeding" to regain the overall appearance typical of the breed (I wish I could find the website.. it had a photographic timeline of one breeder's progress towards naturally pointy-eared Dobermanns, I think it was..). No cutting up of live animals would be necessary. Apparently breed purists find the idea abhorrent, though, and obviously outnumber - or outshout in any case - the relatively sane.

It's a pretty alien mindset when even cutting out a part of a live animal's spinal column for fashion is seen as preferable to mixing a bit of one freshly-invented 'breed' into another.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:15 am

Great catches Lea Applause  I love the hatching Japanese swellshark Shocked  Could you make a walkaround please ? Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:39 am

Wonderful new additions Lea! I particularly love the Protoceratops and the Oviraptor by Kaiyodo. I just got that Oviraptor recently as well! Same color scheme too. I love it. Congratulations on so many wonderful finds!
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:19 pm

Thank you for commenting my comment Very Happy The discussion is very interesting. I know only very little of dog breeding, but the web you mention sounds interesting. I hope you remember it sometime cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:24 pm

Thank you for the comments, everyone - and sorry to reply so late (recently any new forum comments haven't been showing up highlighted for me). Kikimalou: I'll give the forumers a walkaround of the swellshark, sure, when next I'm photographing models. [EDIT 19.11.2013: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].]

Scott: Ha, you got her too! She's a very nifty figurine, isn't she? Probably my favourite non-skeletal Dinotales dino, actually - an intriguing species, lively restoration and skilful engineering.

Carola: I'll try to dig up that site, although I wouldn't hold my breath for it - it was rather an old one. If my memory serves me correctly, though, it can be found through the comment discussions in a post or two on the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. The place offers useful information about the dog breeding world overall. I recommend the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] of the same name, as well - it illustrates the point far better, in fact, than do the supplementary blog texts. The thing should be mandatory viewing for anyone looking to purchase a "purebred" dog.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:12 am

Here are some of my newcomers from the month or two I was away. I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but here are most I've received. A big thank you to all who helped me get these treasures!

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Leftmost a Safari Dinosaur Skulls Toob Triceratops; on the background a slightly damaged Kaiyodo Birdtales series 1 Bird's Nest Figure Collection (2004) Japanese paradise flycatcher; on the foreground Kaiyodo Birdtales series 1 Bird's Nest Figure Collection (2004) 10 red-flanked bluetail (thank you Jarda for these birds!); a Kaiyodo Tyrannosaurus skeleton from the Capsule Q Museum 2013 Tyrannosaurus 6-piece set (with a wee human skeleton underfoot for scale); next to him from the same set a Tyrannosaurus skull (with a human skull for scale); in the center a Safari Rainforest Toob Emerald Boa; in the foreground a Safari Desert Toob horned lizard (thank you Nando!); next to it a Britains knockoff alligator; above him his larger cousin, a Britains Ltd. 1972 crocodile (thank you Goatherder for both crocs!); background rightmost a Kaiyodo Capsule Aquarium 012 Humboldt penguin skeleton (Spheniscus humboldti); and rightmost an unidentified lizard (thank you again Nando!).

Does anyone happen to know the species/subspecies for the above crocodile & lizards? Or the make for the rightmost little lizard?

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A Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Japanese Freshwater Fish set 08 Japanese fluvial sculpin; Yujin/Takara Tomy A.R.T.S Aquarium Fish In Colour/Aquarium Golden Fish Series 02 secret figure, panda telescope eye goldfish; Takara Tomy A.R.T.S 3-D Capsule Encyclopedia National Museum of Nature and Science / 2011 Tokyo Dinosaur Expo 8-piece set Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, secret brown version.

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Safari Lipizzan stallion (in a halter I cooked up quick) and Schleich Hanoverian stallion. Thank you Carola!

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Leftmost background a Wing Crown spitz (thank you Nando!); leftmost foreground an AAA Boxer pup (thank you Goatherder!); center background a Schleich Husky & Great Dane; center foreground the porcelain Hagen-Renaker miniatures Rottweiler and Basset (a thank you to Taos for all these "center dogs"!); big old 1960's Lomonosov porcelain German Shepherd; and the king of them all, a tiny repainted lapdog, a wonderful gift from Nando (thank you!).

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:22 am

Wow, what a treasure trove! Congrats.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:08 am

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 
beautiful addition lea... specially "Skulls"

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:30 am

Thanks, you both! I like the skulls, too. The t-rex one is even hinged so the mandible is movable:
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Wow, great additions Lea! I love the Lomonosov Shepherd, I've seen him on eBay a few times and have been tempted, but he's quite a biggin isn't he?

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:16 am

Bunches of beauties cheers 

Those little birds are fantastic ! And the fish ! And the...all are beautyful Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Quite a new type of herd the little horsies had to face when hitting Finland affraid cheers Wink 

Lovely halter for the Lipizzan, he is now in the Danish colours sunny - or Japaneese tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:22 am

Thank you all for the lovely comments! The Lomonosov Schäfer is indeed majestically big - a little over 22cm long. Doesn't sound like much, but the dog's as long as a soup ladle, and about as heavy..

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Quite a new type of herd the little horsies had to face when hitting Finland affraid cheers Wink 
I didn't dare put them in the horsey herd I have - instead of other species, they would have had to face missing limbs, faces and ears by the dozen. Perhaps when I have at least one custom horse successfully put back together, your two will have a same-species herdmate.

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Lovely halter for the Lipizzan, he is now in the Danish colours sunny
That's sort of what I was thinking of when I picked the colour. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:28 am

Very, very nice additions you have there, congrats!! Love the triceratops skull and the great Dane :3

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:34 am

Big congratulations wonderful additions, especially the Kaiyodo birds.Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause  Can you share please closer pics of the lizard on the right side question 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:53 am

Thank you both! I'll snap closer shots of the lizard as soon as I get back home from work.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Congrats! I love the penguin skeleton and the basset hound. cheers The t-rex skull is huge Shocked compared to the human's. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:48 pm

Very very nice newcomers, especially Kaiyodo Bird Tales! Congrats! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:12 pm

Thank you for the comments! The rex skull is indeed massive, and the forces the structure was able to generate are quite something too. The tyrannosaurus had 30-centimetre teeth and a bite force approximately equal to the weight of a grown elephant. Not much skeleton Jack there beside him might have done about that, I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Great figures and very diversified. Very Happy
I hope someone can help you with the crocs, I am useless with this kind of creatures. Wink
Hmmm, I don't know if I like to know that the STS official distributor of crocs is called goatherder. Evil or Very Mad Laughing Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Thank you, Roger! A good number of crocs do seem to issue forth from Phil's vaults, yes. Perhaps he's keeping the goats all to himself, eh?

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Here we are, he and a fellow he came with:
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:21 am

Wonderful new additions Lea! I love the T-rex Kaiyodo set. I have the skeleton but not the skull. I think I have to get it now.

The penguin skeleton is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:44 am

The lizards are great, what brand are they?:-)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:35 pm

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Well here's a late and relatively useless reply (sorry, Andreas - I only noticed your question now!): I'm afraid I've no info on their make. The yellow one is unmarked, but the greenish does have 'S.H. CK MADE IN CHINA 3' stamped on its belly. Both came from the wonderful Nando in Indonesia, if that's any help.


Now. I received a massive, heavy package in the mail today. (Alright, the weight was mainly sculpting epoxy, but still. The rest of the contents require some gravitas.) In that package were some of the best figurines I've ever received, and one in particular I've been doing mental handstands and quite audible whoops and hurrahs about for some months now. No, I won't show it yet. Group pictures first:

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Colorata whale shark, manta ray, cats galore and wee AAA shepherd are courtesy of Philipp (PeGe) - thank you! Shown are also a Papo running rex and Kaiyodo Aquatales - Enoshima Aquarium Bathynomus doederleini, which is now my favourite Kaiyodo by far. (Come on, it's a gigantic isopod doing an aquatic cartwheel on a bottle cap. And it's giving its viewers the evil eye while at it!)

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CollectA Clydesdale stallion & Papo caribou. The former turned out to be utterly huge! Perhaps it's only right, given his breed, but really, he's nearly two CollectA Hafling horses tall! His right hind leg and amusingly narrow head (the muzzle on my copy is, puzzlingly, broader than its brow..) make him a fixer-upper, but he was headed for repainting anyways and should make a handsome old gelding one day. The caribou isn't too shabby either - I'm pleasantly surprised by how accurate the details on it are. Some of its proportions are a bit off, but that's all fixable - the figure will likely become a Finnish forest reindeer custom. Certainly it is getting some new paint on.

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And here's the real gem, right there in the middle! The reclining Neapolitan mastiff is an original sculpture our Deseo was kind enough to create just for me, from scratch - paint, collar and all! Isn't he grand? I've never been as excited about a model as I am with this one. I'll create a topic just for him for me to rave on about in the Homemade models section once I get some decent photographs taken - but for now, I can offer the below tasters. Accompanying the regal mastiff in the above picture are the new and very dapper Papo Dane, the surprisingly (or at least relatively) unexaggerated Country Artists Best in Show Basset Hound, a keen AAA bowing shepherd, TOPPS Precious Puppies 07 Bull terrier 'Spike' and a tiny China/AMSCAN molosser.

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That was the parcel day of the decade, for me! So many excellent models, (new epoxy to play around with,) new favourite Kaiyodo, and - best of all - that gem of a Neapolitan! I'm humbled to be able to own such an excellent - and literally unique! - sculpture, and will create a dedicated thread later for more views of him. I want to thank Deseo for creating him, and for most of the other figurines as well, actually - they came from her in a trade. Thank you also PeGe for the feline frenzy, surprise shepherd and superb sharks. If you, reader, got this far with my blathering, I thank you - I hope you too were able to feel some of my enthusiasm for these marvellous newcomers!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Fantastic newcomers! The mastiff is indeed really good, those eyes, so dreamy and comfy Very Happy
And those cats must be very brave, riding on such a big and dangerous T-Rex!  Laughing 
Feel some of your enthusiasm? I felt it a lot!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Beautiful new additions! cheers cheers The mastiff is absolutely amazing, big congratulations!

Do you have any information on the Country Artists brand? I found a few and I'm trying to get rid of them. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:39 am

Your enthusiasm is evident in your comments and it is always interesting to read your posts. Anytime you do it I feel like reading a magazine expertized in animal toy figures. cheers
Congratulations for all your additions and really great work from Emilia. Looking forward to see your thread dedicated to it. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:26 am

wow Lea... what a great addition... i just love your T-REX  cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:07 am

Wow these are fabulous additions Lea!! I love Emilia's custom, beautiful.
That basset hound is gorgeous, I've been quite impressed by some of the Country Artist best in Show.

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:55 am

Great new additions!! I especially love the Kaiyodo crayfish  cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:05 am

Fantastic new acquisitions Lea! Wow!

The custom Neapolitan Mastiff is really wonderful. And I also think that the Bassett Hounds is particular marvelous.

What great pictures to share! Thank you so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:15 am

I like very much your photos, especially the cat caretaker T-rex  sunny 

I wonder though, the CollectA Clyde is a stallion I think - unless calling him a girl is part of a joke I didn't get  Razz 
But yes, the strange narrow face was also something that bothered me a lot with that model.
Now I found another owner for him, who can love him more than I did  Very Happy 

Will be interesting what you will make him into!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:28 pm

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Now I found another owner for him, who can love him more than I did  Very Happy 

 sunny cheers Wink cheers sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Thank you for the many comments, everyone! I'm gladdened so many found this interesting enough to view through. I'm very fond of the Papo rex, too, Nando - and likewise, Scott & Harriet, I find the Country Artists Basset a very nice piece. In fact, I think I shall have to try and hunt down some more from that series if I can. As for Deseo's glorious Neapolitan, I shall have the thread up soon on him. (I'll link it here as well, once I have.)

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Do you have any information on the Country Artists brand? I found a few and I'm trying to get rid of them. sunny

I only know they're a UK brand producing home decor, typically British countryside themed stuff, in mass produced industrial resin. Of he dogs they have several lines, the Best in Show one being in my opinion the best-sculpted. I might be interested in seeing what you've got that you're looking to get rid of - I think I'll shoot you a message.


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Your enthusiasm is evident in your comments and it is always interesting to read your posts. Anytime you do it I feel like reading a magazine expertized in animal toy figures. cheers
Well, that is certainly a very generous description. Perhaps more so than deserved; it is, after all, mostly just me blathering on, isn't it - there's usually woefully little of actual information mixed in. Laughing Thank you kindly, nonetheless, for the compliment! I'm very happy to hear you don't mind reading on.


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I wonder though, the CollectA Clyde is a stallion I think - unless calling him a girl is part of a joke I didn't get  Razz 
But yes, the strange narrow face was also something that bothered me a lot with that model.
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Will be interesting what you will make him into!
Ah yes, that was my mistake entirely - I confused him with another heavy I have on my desk, a Shire mare. The Clyde is indeed a stallion, and shall likely remain that way with me. He has had a leg cut off and has his head currently sawn in half for broadening, though - perhaps he would have preferred to have lost only is gonads as per my initial introduction. He'll probably become a sunburnt black sabino or even a fleabitten grey one - he hasn't told me yet. (In fact all he's said so far has been "THE HELL YOU DOING I NEED THAT LEG! NOO! MAH FAAAACE!")

(Don't worry Carola, your poor Hanoverian and Lipizzan were spared the sight. They're hanging out with the snakes and skulls with their backs turned.)

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:23 pm

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Scott & Harriet, I find the Country Artists Basset a very nice piece. In fact, I think I shall have to try and hunt down some more from that series if I can.
If you don't already have it, I thoroughly recommend the Dalmatian, it's beautiful. I have photos if you'd like to be convinced Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:57 pm

Oh, by all means, convince me!

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:25 am

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Ah yes, that was my mistake entirely - I confused him with another heavy I have on my desk - a Shire mare. The Clyde is indeed a stallion, and shall likely remain that way with me. He has had a leg cut off and has his head currently swan in half for broadening, though - perhaps he would have preferred to have lost only is gonads as per my initial introduction. He'll probably become a sunburnt black sabino or even a fleabitten grey one - he hasn't told me yet. (In fact all he's said so far has been "THE HELL YOU DOING I NEED THAT LEG! NOO! MAH FAAAACE!")

(Don't worry Carola, your poor Hanoverian and Lipizzan were spared the sight. They're hanging out with the snakes and skulls with their backs turned.)

Oh goodness  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:13 pm

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Oh, by all means, convince me!
I sent you a load of photos Lea  Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: Koniminiatures' recent acquisitions   Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:00 pm

Got them - thank you! He is a lovely sculpt indeed, if not my breed exactly. I especially like the expression he's got on his face.

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