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WILLYBACOMAN

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PostSubject: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyThu Jun 16, 2011 10:32 pm

I found something special on ebay Germany a few weeks ago, and for a very small price of course, as you know me, haha. Laughing
It was sold as a stork, but i already saw that is was a crane on the pic on ebay.
Now that i have it, it seems to be a Canadian- or Sandhill Crane.
The size is between the 1:32 and 1:24 scale as it seems...
It is not marked with Hong kong or China or so, so it must have a decent brand i guess...
It is made from hardplastic, like Starlux or similar brands, but it is not marked at all, so when somebody has a clue about the brand of this bird, please tell me so! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyThu Jun 16, 2011 11:51 pm

Very interesting! Of course I don't know anything about the figure! I usually say: "Maybe Willy can help you"! ...but this time I'm not sure! Sad Wink
There are many experts in this forum so it is a question of time.... Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 12:44 am

I don't know what brand it is either, but congratulations he's very nice Willy!! cheers

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WILLYBACOMAN

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 2:19 am

Thank you Rogerio and Harriet! Very Happy

Beautifull drawing again(moose) Harriet!
You are very talented!

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 8:05 am

WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
Thank you Rogerio and Harriet! Very Happy

Beautifull drawing again(moose) Harriet!
You are very talented!
Thank you Willy! flower

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 8:17 am

Nice figure and great find, congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 8:30 am

cyclops scratch Maybe we could ask Willy ? Laughing

Congratulation cheers , never saw this bird, it is a mistery for me confused
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 11:26 am

It is beauuutyful Willy I love you
Congratulations flower

Of course I do not know the brand, but that doesn`t mean a lot Laughing

I think there are very few cranes on the market, - is that right ?
Lots of storks, flamingoes, herons, but not many cranes question
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Thanks you Phil, Christophe and Susanne! Very Happy

Yeah Christophe, we always could ask old man Willy, haha. geek
But i guess he doesn't have a clue this time, although the brand New Ray came through my mind, but i am not an expert in USA models... Laughing

You are right Susanne, not many cranes in the business, and that is why this model immediatly struck my (sharp) eye for rare models or animals.
You can find very good stuff in the section animal models on e-bay sometimes, without searching for certain brands... Rolling Eyes

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Congrats Willy, it's beautiful cheers

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I nice crane- and i have the crane too. But not in a so good condition! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jun 17, 2011 4:29 pm

Nice tiny crane,Willy! Really lovely! A mystery it seems...
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptySat Jun 18, 2011 2:21 am

Well Andreas, that is good news in the fact that you have him to, but now is the question where it came from, and which manufacturer did make it... Rolling Eyes

Thank you Mihnea, yes, it is nice indeed, it has no more detail then it needs... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 11:34 am

Here is my crane and a other bird of this unknown brand (i think)

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 11:54 am

They are lovely, Andreas !

Fantastic the great figueres one can find between these humble, little figueres, - a true collector spots them , just like you and Willy cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 11:57 am

Congratulations Andreas! Very Happy
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Congratulations Andreas! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 6:32 pm

Nice Andreas, although your model looks the same, the material looks from of softer plastic, mine is made of a quit brittle hard plastic, and one of the legs was even broken when it arrived! Shocked
And your model has material between the legs of the model, and mine has its legs free.

The other bird looks like a little egret, or Kuhreiher in German... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 6:41 pm

Many many thank you!!!!!!!

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They are lovely, Andreas !

Fantastic the great figueres one can find between these humble, little figueres, - a true collector spots them , just like you and Willy cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 6:44 pm

A famous made in chine replica????


WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
Nice Andreas, although your model looks the same, the material looks from of softer plastic, mine is made of a quit brittle hard plastic, and one of the legs was even broken when it arrived! Shocked
And your model has material between the legs of the model, and mine has its legs free.

The other bird looks like a little egret, or Kuhreiher in German... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptySat Jul 02, 2011 4:21 am

I think, on the material, it will be a model made in Hong Kong, so around the 1970's...
But there are very fine models from there, and specially the early Hong Kong models(mostly copies from other brands) have the same detail as the original models... :)

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane   Unknown brand Canadian or Sandhill Crane EmptySat Jul 02, 2011 7:59 am

I think also its a good copy- but they have too repainted.



quote="WILLYBACOMAN"]I think, on the material, it will be a model made in Hong Kong, so around the 1970's...
But there are very fine models from there, and specially the early Hong Kong models(mostly copies from other brands) have the same detail as the original models... :) [/quote]


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Well Andreas, you can always re-paint it yourself again, and make it a nicer model again! Very Happy

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Oh no, if i repaint, then it is not a nicer model. I havent talent.


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Well Andreas, you can always re-paint it yourself again, and make it a nicer model again! Very Happy


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Did you try already before Andreas? question Rolling Eyes

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