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Old 19th October 2010, 02:30 PM
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As I told in my previous post, 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”.
I wanted to set up a very simple but good-looking display to accommodate my acacia and the surplus of my African animals. The task here was to spend as less time and efforts as possible.
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.


The second step – adding a water pool. I use blue semi-transparent garbage bag for this purpose:


Now let’s add some greenery at the background and a juniper “pedestal” to mark the waterside:


Pebbles and another piece of wood complete the river bank from the other side:

Now everything’s ready to accommodate the animals.

And here are the first inhabitants of my new Africa (more to come soon):


The croc is obviously enjoying his new spacious home:
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Interesting to hear the step by step narration by you Kiryuha Waiting to see the whole scenario
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Interesting to hear the step by step narration by you Kiryuha Waiting to see the whole scenario
Eh, I think it'll take a long time until I find time to continue the scenario ...
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Old 20th October 2010, 03:55 AM
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Kiryuha,

I love your step-by-step set-up dialogue and the diorama even though not full or finished yet looks wonderful.

I do think the crocodile looks very pleased with himself and all the space he has to himself. He does have a few handy hiding places, so I hope the other animals know he's there because one never knows when a crocodile's stomach is growling.
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Old 20th October 2010, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for appreciation, Helen!
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I do think the crocodile looks very pleased with himself and all the space he has to himself. He does have a few handy hiding places, so I hope the other animals know he's there because one never knows when a crocodile's stomach is growling.
That's tight!
By the way, soon there'll be a giant Papo hippo in the pool, so it'll be not so spacious for the croc :).
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Old 19th November 2011, 08:24 PM
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Default Renovation of my ‘Africa’ cabinet display

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):


“Eastern” part of the display is adorned with CollectA cycad tree:


My newcomer Mojo lion has waded across a river…


..and met a lioness with cub that belong to another pride (;)):


Acacia canopy has accommodated Bullyland black vulture and Schleich chimpanzees:


And the general view of the display from above:
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Beautiful display Kirill!!! I like it a lot! Palm by CollectA is great And hippo looks really happy to stand in his own little lake Thank You for sharing photos
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Thank you, Ana & Nick!
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...And hippo looks really happy to stand in his own little lake ...
Oh, yes, he does! The lake was intended to accommodate Schleich croc as well, but I don't buy this croc 'cause don't like the blueish color of the figures I see in shops today.
I bought one croc for my son about 3 years ago, and it was green and "Made in China". But now all the crocs on sale are "Made in Germany" and blueish... Strange things happen with Schleich sometimes!
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Bluish? Odd... My Schleich Croc is normal colored... Probably the last of its stock though.

Seeing your displays always makes me want to refurnish my own...
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