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Going on a safari.....

Posted by dykio on 22 Feb 2009, 21:52

hi Guys,

I was looking at the Hát site and came upon pictures of war elephants. (Brillaint painted btw). But there were also some tigers and a jaguar (i think thats the name). Does anyone know if there is a set containing such animals. I know there are lions in the airfix/tarzan set but i don;t know if there are other sets with wild animals. :help: .... So help is wanted

Thanks

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Posted by Susofrick on 23 Feb 2009, 08:06

Italeri's gladiators got lion and tiger. The only other sets I remember are Airfix's Zoo-sets, but they are long gone. :(
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 23 Feb 2009, 17:02

I know they're not the Airfix animals or the Italeri Lion from their Gladiator set (6062; which has a lion and bear). I looked those up last night. Maybe they're metal figs?
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Posted by Maurice on 23 Feb 2009, 17:23

None of the plastic animals look (as good) as the tigers and leopards in those pictures at HäT. I think they've sculpted them themselves.

Edit: you could try some Preiser animals, though they would be somewhat too small.
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 23 Feb 2009, 18:56

Has anybody tried contacting the painter? I think he's Dutch, correct? Does anybody here know him?
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Posted by Old Wolf on 23 Feb 2009, 19:09

there is a set from atlantic called "The Romans" it includes tigers and lions christians and gladiators

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Posted by ColeF on 23 Feb 2009, 19:20

That's one of them. ;-)
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Posted by MABO on 23 Feb 2009, 20:59

I really love this contribution. I think it is a great paintjob. The Coates & Shine Elefant sets looking bad when unpainted so it was a suprise what you can make out of this set. :shock:
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 23 Feb 2009, 22:06

OOOOHH! Should have known that Adam, I have that set! But what about the other animal, the leopard?
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Posted by Martin on 23 Feb 2009, 23:24

dutchboyinohio wrote:Has anybody tried contacting the painter? I think he's Dutch, correct? Does anybody here know him?

Hi Dykio,
Yes, mr Cryns is Dutch.
I met him serveral times at the DUZI.
Cryns is a nickname of him.
I have his email adress too.
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Posted by Fenton on 24 Feb 2009, 12:29

In the UK the Early learnng centre (kids toys etc) used to produce 1/72 scale jungle animals, so maybe its something like that
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Posted by dykio on 25 Feb 2009, 20:25

hi guys,

thanks for al the comments and help

and martin please send mr cryns my compliments. his elephants are the best i have ever seen. one of them is from the king porus army set which i recently bought. but i doubt it if i ever get it as good as his.
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Posted by Siegfried on 25 Feb 2009, 20:34

Dykio, there was a message for you on the strelets forum from Käptn Blaubär:

Hi,

Tell Dykio, the other animal is probably meant to be a cheetah (or Gepard in German), not a Jaguar (which cannot be found in Africa anyway, but only in Central and South America), and it's from the Airfix Tarzan set:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=38
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