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Old 18th October 2009, 08:10 AM
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Default The identical variants !!!

I finally acquired the light greenish blue colored African elephant female and bull variants , I am so happy for it as they were on my most wanted figurines list , I was so desperately searching for quite some time .
I admire them a lot as the green color over them gives a feeling of dried mud bath . A perfect fit for the dioramas

I compared these 2 with my other versions of dark gray colored ones. They are EXACTLY of the very same molds , same material , same skin fold details , made in Portugal [ the female ] and made in Germany [ the elephant bull ].

Here are some pics. ...... the females first
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Old 18th October 2009, 08:22 AM
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the bulls ......
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Old 18th October 2009, 11:54 AM
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Nice addition doc. My other elephant is actually the greenish too. But then I still prefer the grayish colored. That's why I bought the gray version too.
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Old 18th October 2009, 02:25 PM
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Great hunting again Doc!
Now you have those variants finally!
I have a strange mix at the moment.
I have the greenish cow,the dark-grey bull,and the middle-grey calf,haha.
I have to do some more hunting...
In the past i even had a cow with her ears folded to her body.
I think the previous owner heated the plastic,and re-positioned the ears,because they stand wide out,and are taking much room in the vitrine.
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Old 19th October 2009, 05:25 AM
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Thanks Ron and Willy , I have here some pics. after accommodating such huge elephant figurines in my 3 rd vitrine .

As u told Willy , it was a challenging task for me to display the African elephant females without hindering the view of other critters , because of their huge spread ears . But I successfully managed
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Old 19th October 2009, 11:56 AM
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Ok,good job Doc!
I did have a seperate shelf for them in the smaller vitrines,when i had them all.
They are in the back of one of my vitrines now again,but this vitrine is bigger and deeper.
At the moment,i am trying to display my figurines in scales,and more or less,in brands.
This means marks like Schleich,Papo,Safari,Bullyland,AAA and T&M are together in the about 1:20 scale.
For now i keep my composition models apart from them,although,they are about the same scale most of the time.
Then i have shelfs for my 1:25 figurines like Elastolin-Preiser,some smaller Bullylands,New Ray and Animal Classics(The Natur Zone).
The animals that fit into the 1:32 scale are together in two vitrines too.
Another vitrine is filling up slowly with all of those uncoloured pieces from the 1950s and 1960s,and some other different nice stuff,like pre-historic people,the Starlux torero's and fighting bulls,the Timpo Toys Eskimo/Inuit-group,and my fish-species.
The last big vitrine is almost full of all brands of farm-animals and pets,together with some marine-life.
Talking about that marine life...
I had the idea to do not make any display shelfs in that one,but hang in the whales and dolphins from the ceiling of that vitrine with fishing-line on different levels,that would look nice i think.
Maybe only 1 or 2 glass-plates in the bottom-section for the seals and so on.
Nice clear blue paint in the back of the vitrine as a background.
But this vitrine is quit high(1.70 m),and maybe i would loose too much display-space with this idea.
So maybe it would be wiser too find a display kabinet that is smaller in hight,but more broader...
But ok,i am getting out off topic here,haha.
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Old 4th July 2011, 06:37 PM
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The Bactrian camel [ German version lt. side ] joined his Chinese partner [rt. side ] today .

Also , the Leopard German version [ lt.side ] joined the China version [Rt. side ]
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Old 16th July 2011, 05:45 PM
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Received many vintage giraffes that I won on ebay.de , luckily one of those is authentic BLANK figurine with schleich symbol , straight from the factory . So , pics here ....
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Well done. I like the blank one. Maybe you could paint it purple and pink.

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Congratulations Doc, super finds!! Especially the blank one, wow
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