Hello everyone! Thanks for reading yet an other blog-entry!
This weeks Friday we will go on vacation, for a whole week! <3 We need a break! We are going with our caravan to Valkenburg <3 The caravan already stands in front of our house, ready to be packed. I do most of the packing work XD Not that I mind <3 I am planning to bring a whole box full of model animals with me on this holiday trip! As photographing model animals is kinda addicting XD I hope the weather stays good, so we can walk and dome some sightseeing <3 I hope I will come across some new TipToi animals, as we are going to Germany as well, just for one day :) Of course Gaell is coming to <3
But lets not astray, and let me show my new additions <3 Lets begin with a special Buddy Box. For the people who a reading my blog for a while, all know that Julie is my main Buddy Box buddy <3 But recently, also Nardien joint the Buddy Box fun and she sent me one this month! And ohmygoodness, I can say I was blown away with all the goodies that where in the BB <3 Look!
So many beautiful and useful things <3 I will only show the model animals, as the rest of the photos I took are... Well, not really sharp... So no book and no stuffed animal. But the WNF puma plush will be showed in the next blog-entry, after our vacation is over <3 Lets begin with the model animals <3
Note: photos in this blog are not from the best quality, sorry about that.
Nardien is a person who already knows what I like, so her choices are perfect <3 She checks my Wish List frequently it seems XD I have a soft spot for marine dinosaurs. I do not know why, but I find them fascinating and very cool! Due to limited space, I can not have them all. But because many are really big, I tent to keep it small. But for some, I make an exception. For example the Papo Plesiosaur <3 I fell in love with this animal, the moment I saw it in Nardiens new additions topic. But I could never imagine that I would get that exact Plesiosaur! <3 I love his face so much XD It has a really sneaky grin <3
Next animal is one that has been on my Wish List for a long time. The Safari LTD Smilodon <3 When Nardien texted me, if I could remove the Smilodon from my Wish List (So I would not get any doubles.) I was very curious and enthusiastic! When the package arrived, I was so happy to see it in my own hands. Surely one of my favorite saber-tooth/Smilodon figures out there. Hope to find her cub one day as well <3
Next one was a big surprise, as I had never seen this model before. A Safari LTD salmon! I knew Safari LTD make very beautiful fishes. As I have seen some of them and I own one beautiful Safari LTD fish. This salmon is just gorgeous! Nice size with many details and great colors <3 Happy to have this one in my collection now <3
Nardien also included a Southland Replica in her Buddy Box! The standing red kangaroo! What a beast! These animals are very big and can fight like boxers, this model really represents their tougher side! It is tall, 16cm high! It has many great details and it makes a great photo-model <3 Really happy to have yet an other SR animal in my collection now <3
Next are two cute little kittens, Papo playing kittens <3 These two are so adorable! They made friends with my Schleich kittens already. Nice addition to my kitten and puppy shelf <3
The last animal from Nardiens Buddy Box is a very special one <3 Sometimes Nardien posts repaints that her mother makes, on her Instagram page. Mainly horses, but also other animals. I asked if she did commissions, not really getting into details, but a Border Collie would be nice. Nardien included a little cute tin in the Buddy Box, with... a repainted Border Collie inside! His name is Plato <3 And Nardiens mother repainted it for me! <3 So sweet!! Now I have three repainted 'Made in China' Border Collies. One I did, one Julie did and now one from Nardiens mother <3 Plato has beautiful golden eyes and a blue merle spotted coat <3 Thank you so much, Nardiens mother! <3
And thank you so much, Nardien, for sending me this awesome Buddy Box!
Next group, is a group I bought on Instagram. But thanks to this person, I will never buy model animals from Instagram again. Only repaints/customs from people I know or being recommended to me. He contacted me, if I was interested in his model animals. After some talking, discussing and being a kind person, I bought some of his model animals. I overpaid, big time. The only two models that are worth the trouble; are two big K&M animals <3 The rest... I could have bought from MPV, for a much lower price and better condition. I noticed this little detail, after I paid him...
Well, sometimes you have to take the gamble, I guess. The model animals are not to blame and I still like them. Lets see what we have here... First one is the Safari LTD warthog. Very nice and alert pose! He is bigger than the Schleich ones I have in my collection. I like his light browns colors. <3
Next one is one of the animals, other than the big K&M animals, that I fell in love with. The cute Safari LTD Clydesdale foal <3 His face, his colors, his pose, I love him <3 I am happy he is now, safe and sound, in my collection. Safe in a big and loving horse herd. <3
And here are the two big K&M animals <3 I love this series from K&M! A platypus and a red wolf cub <3 Extremely happy to have these two in my collection now. Wondering if the platypus has a baby, or an adult that goes with it. And I hope to have at least the adult red wolf in my collection one day <3
Luckily, you can never go wrong on flea markets and second hand shops <3 Have been to the Drafbaan in Wolvega this month. Big outdoor flea marked <3 Found some very nice little animals. Made a group photo of them. Sadly, the camera wouldn't focus on the animals on the sides... I found two mini Jurassic Park dinos. A rat that has no markings on it, but it still looks good! Two gray bunnies, I think these are from some kind of play-set. And a little Safari LTD Good Luck Mini elephant <3
Last but not least for this blog is, a group of small animals that I found in a bag that I got from Marktplaats. A big bag, full of model animals! There was only one photo in the advertisement, so I could only see what was on top of the pile of model animals XD I saw some nice looking old Schleich animals and decided to bid. I was able to buy the bag <3 I only found some animals for my collection. But luckily, I could make Julie and Nardien happy with some of the content <3 This little group contains: Schleich old Arabian foal. Two Natoon animal, a arctic fox and a polar bear <3 Very old Schleich sitting back cat. A standing blak cat, that I think is some kind of advertisement item. Bullyland micro rat <3 Troetels seal <3 And a Schleich little pink pig, that is from a series of 5/6 little pink piggies in different poses.
I hope I will find some nice new animals, when we are on vacation. Then I will make a special vacation blog when we are back home <3 Thanks for watching and reading <3
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