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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #420 on: November 30, 2018, 06:24:22 PM »
Cheers Jim. Shame you didn't get the megatherium the other night.

Yeah it was nice but still i have the hyaenodon and the placerias head.
Did you win the meg?

I didn't but I did win this one through my friend in Hamburg. He won quite a number though I'm sure the postage will be a killer for him.

Good on you for getting at least two skulls. Really unique piece of history mate.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-walking-with-Beasts-TV-series-Gastorinis-head-CGI-scan-model/233015347265?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Good to know you won one mate, they are a nice bit of history to own.
They do weigh a lot so your friend must have to pay a lot out on shipping.

Only the placerias is a head, the hyaenodon i bought is the full model.

I don't envy the post man delivering his winnings!!! What are the models made out of? They look spectacular and I think probably a real bargain. Will you consider getting yours painted? I thinking of mounting mine line a gargoyle in my bathroom  ;D

I think their made of resin (or something like it) cast around a metal frame. I like mine unpainted plus i dont think it would look that good as the mammals dont have any fur just the muscles. I guess the fur was left off so the animators could better see how the animal would have moved.

Yeah yours would look great mounted on a wall plaque and would definitely be a better candidate for painting.


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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #421 on: December 01, 2018, 01:53:06 PM »
The antediluvian miniatures have arrived, fantastic despite royal mail breaking one of them. More later but here they are in my usual blurry unprofessional photographic style...








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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #422 on: December 01, 2018, 02:38:53 PM »
What more lovely figures UK! I congratulate you on your good taste. Sincerely it must be very nice to see in London (in your homeland Great Britain) the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace London made in the Victorian era, those replicas that fortunately you have are a living reflection of the dinosaurs represented in that set of sculptures made in the Victorian era.  :)

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #423 on: December 03, 2018, 10:11:10 PM »
A bit of a departure from my current collecting vogue of small unusual or vintage figures. Here we have a little piece of television history with one of the sculpts used in the BBC's Walking with Beasts. It might be used as a gargoyle substitute by our front door to ward off evil spirits.

It's surprisingly robust and weighs in at a healthy 1.5 kilos.





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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #424 on: December 04, 2018, 12:35:58 AM »
Great buy you got there mate  :)

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #425 on: December 04, 2018, 01:31:32 PM »
Its quite a beauty 😁

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #426 on: December 04, 2018, 06:53:54 PM »
That is one amazing acquisition! Great job!

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #427 on: December 04, 2018, 09:40:42 PM »
How much did that gastornis head cost you based on the successful BBC WWB series? It's great UK.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #428 on: December 06, 2018, 06:37:16 PM »
What a cool piece of history (prehistory?). Congrats.
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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #429 on: December 07, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »
An excellent acquisition.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #430 on: January 27, 2019, 12:02:57 AM »
A rare new acquisition for me. A wonderful vintage Miller Protoceratops courtesy of the invicta hunter. I also took a little time out to rearrange a shelf too.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #431 on: January 27, 2019, 10:06:49 AM »
Magnificent acquisition and magnificent protoceratops UK.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #432 on: January 27, 2019, 10:25:00 PM »
Liking the Crystal Palace Iguandon

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #433 on: January 28, 2019, 12:29:42 AM »
Beautiful figure, nice Crystal Palace dinosaurs
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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #434 on: January 28, 2019, 03:14:03 PM »
Excellent figures, wonderful diversity! Love the retrosaurs. :)

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #435 on: February 26, 2019, 11:20:59 PM »
Three new figures received recently and proudly on display.

A truly beautiful flat metal pair. What a fabulous scene and such detail.



From my daughter for my birthday, a large Kaiyodo T-Rex. My first dinosaur figure present for over 40 years.



And finally, a wonderful little Bullyland Plateosaurus courtesy of Invicta Hunter.


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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #436 on: February 27, 2019, 07:51:08 PM »
Congratulations to your birthday and that nice figure. I am happy for you, your daughter found a present you like :D

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #437 on: February 27, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »
Happy birthday UK that gift that your daughter has given you is worth more than all the money in the world. The sentimental or filial value is superior to any wealth of this world. I congratulate you on your new figures and you already know that I visit your forum assiduously.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #438 on: February 28, 2019, 07:46:39 PM »
Happy belated! Are those Brumm flats? Those really are beautiful.
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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #439 on: April 25, 2019, 09:42:16 PM »
I don't normally collect porcelain figures but I've received these two very beautiful figures from two friends. One being a rare 1960's Norcrest piece made in Japan and the other is unknown to me (any info gratefully received). Both are precious so I need to be careful with them.
















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