I just realize that this blog is an year old!
Happy one year anniversary, my dear blog!
I would never have imagine maintaining such a blog of so long! Hope for many more years, with many more new additions, stories and photos to share with you all! I know that all of you are silent readers, or just watching the photos, but I would like to know if you enjoy watching and reading my blog :) You could comment on my Instagram page: www.instagram.com/nightlioness_collections/
Talking about my Instagram page! I reached 650 followers there! I never would have guessed that my hobby, collection model animals, is so welcomed by so many people! THANK YOU ALL! Of course my hobby is my own, and I do it most of the time for myself XD But sharing gives it an other dimension! Helping young collectors, giving info about animal models and brands, sharing experiences and giving reviews, it all makes it so much more than just a hobby <3
Oke, enough about the other stuff XD Lest show my new additions!
First up are trades and sales from members of STS. I asked Masoud if he could find me some animals, and he did! So this is a small order from Masoud. I was looking for some Bandai animals pairs. The ones I immediately fell in love with, are two red panda's and a deer family. These animals are so small! And so adorable! The details are very nice, they are painted very nice as well, for their small size. The minus was, that the deer family had trouble standing. This due to cramped packaging from the seller (not Masoud!) to me. They have such thin legs, that they get warped very quickly. I had them on a edge of a cardboard box, so the legs would mold into that shape. It had some good effect on the male and female deer. But the fawn still has trouble standing on her own. Luckily she has her family to support her <3
Masoud was so kind, when we began trading/selling to each other, to give me some shops from TaoBao. I sometimes search trough them, to look if there are interesting things between them. Of course, I don't do this often, as there are many interesting animal models on there XD This time I saw a unknown lioness and her cub. I still do not know the brand... But they are small and so cute!
The last one was a bit of a surprise XD I asked Masoud to kindly look for a second pair of Takara Tony orcas (mother and calf), because the last one I got, missed her calf. He found a pair and he ordered one I had the idea of trading the extra adult. When the package arrived, I got one orca adult and... two orca calves! XD So I will keep one calf, and will trade the extra pair XD
That was the small order, I had ordered more animals, but some went to good friends <3
Thank you Masoud, for helping me yet again <3
The next two are two single animals that I got from two different trades. One from Balaenoptera (the Safari LTD Pecheron gelding) and one from Bowhead Whale (Safari LTD African Wild Dog). Very happy with both animals! Thank you so much ladies <3
Last trade I made trough STS, is one with my dear Sauroid <3 I was very happy that we could trade again, as it was some time ago that we did one. The animals I got from him, are awesome! The first one I will show you all is the Colorata Coelacanth! It is bigger than I thought it would be, but that is not a problem <3 The blue color with his markings are gorgeous! I really love this fish! <3
The second one is the Colorata Pirarucu. It is also bigger than I thought! Love the red spots and his prehistoric appearance! I really like these ancient looking fish! <3 Very happy to have these two awesome fish in my collection now <3
Next one is also a Colorata, a Boa Constrictor. I had my eyes on this snake for a while now. And I was very happy to hear from Sauroid that he got one double! <3 I really love this snake! His patterns and colors are amazing! I wish that more brands could make a more patterned Boa or Python!
Next one is a Yujin Leopard Gecko! Love these reptiles! They are beautiful and I am very happy to own one more in my collection (I already have two color variations from Kaiyodo in my collection). Together with the two Kaiyodo ones, it forms a nice little group. And what i am happy about the most is, they are all differently colored! <3 It is the same mold as the Play Vision one, but with a more nicer paint job.
Last one from this little, but awesome trade is a Yujin frog! (I totally forgot which species it is!) I already had some Yujin frogs, also from Sauroid <3 So I am very happy that I could include this one in my collection as well! And it is not that big, very handy if you have not much space left XD
Thank you so, so much dear Sauroid! <3
In a previous blog-entry, you could see three new repaints that I got. Well, I got two more! <3 They are from a person that I follow on Instagram, named Milkaar. Her horses are, ohmygoodness! <3 I decided to do a commission from her, and well, it is addicting! I got one commission horse and one horse that she already made and decided to sell it. Lets introduce them! Because photos say a lot more than words!
Original mold: Schleich 2017 Tinker stallion
Repainted by Milkaar
Original mold: Lipizanner foal
Repainted by Milkaar
I am absolutely in love with these two horses! Thank you so much Milkaar! Eventually, all my repainted and customized animals will get their own page in the 'menu' in the right upper corner of my blog. Because they all have their own personality and story. I think I will call it 'specials' or something like that XD I am also planning a separate page for my Border Collie collection as well <3 With individual photos of the dogs and their information and names.
An other purchase I did from Instagram are some CollectA horses <3 Schleichgirl2006 was selling some horses and after I asked if she had other brands, she showed me these three very nice horses that I was interested in <3 First one is the Arabian mare! Her graceful appearance makes her a real Arabian horse! Second one is the Clydesdale stallion. He is huge! A stunning horse, love the pose and the movement of the main and tail. Last one is my very first CollectA foal! A Fjord foal, he is so cute! Thank you Schleichgirl2006!
I also did a purchase from Marktplaats. A very well know collector is done with collecting and is selling his collection on Marktplaats. (He has over 7000 individual models!) He places small amounts of animal at a time. He is on my Favorite list, so I can see when he posts new things on MP. So when I saw he posted the two K&M Red Panda's on MP, I immediately sent him a message. I also asked if he had more K&M animals for sale, of course he did. After I looked trough his list, I choose the big K&M tiger to. Because I was already buying from him, I looked at the rest of his animal on MP once again, and decided that the Monterey Bay Aquarium gray whales, mother and calf, had to come to. I am so happy that more K&M animals are a part of my collection now <3 They are so nicely made <3
I also placed an order at www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/ They had new Mojo Fun 2017 and Southlands Replicas! Southland is a new brand, started this year with some amazing Australian animals! I have seen many photos on STS and on Instagram and really wanted them in my collection! So I ordered some for me, and some for Julie <3 Let me introduce you to them!
First up, is the male dingo! I was so excited when I saw him! He is so beautiful and the best dingo on the market! (With the new Safari LTD 2017 dingo as second <3) Now what surprises me and got me al hyped up, is the fact that his card literally says, male dingo. While the other two I bought, have no sex on it. So... Could it be that there will come a female dingo also?! And if I am already dreaming, maybe some cute pups! SR is already a pro at making the unusual, like the standing red male kangaroo, or the hopping gray kangaroo. Lets hope I am right, because, I want pups!! XD
Second Southland Replica is the platypus! I already have two platypuses in my collection. But this one i could NOT resist, it is way to cute! <3 It is so small, yet so detailed. He makes me smile every time I see it <3 Their models have a great paint job and are made from very good material!
Last Southlands is a thylacine! Oooh, this one is stunning! I knew that Thylacines could open their mouth so wide, and this one really shows that. Paint job is fantastic. It has a rustic kind of feel to it, I love it! <3
I see a bright future for Southlands! They are still working on new animals, and I really hope to have more of these little beauties in my collection! <3
Next one is a new 2017 Mojo Fun that I wanted so bad since the day I saw it. The new color version of their black/white cat, a red tabby cat <3 He is so pretty! Love his stripes, very nicely done! Now my black/white one has a sibling <3 I also got an other Mojo Fun that I wanted for some time now, the Orlov Trotter horse! Horse and Bird studios, sculpted the original version and called hers Snegir. I am a lucky person and could buy one of her Snegir horses <3 Ad now I have the toy version also! XD Last Mojo Fun from this package is the stoat in winter coat XD I already had the brown version, but the one is his winter coat is just as nice as the brown one <3
I also got two howling wolves from Safari LTD. I do not have that many space left for wolves to enter my collection. But these two I could not resist. Especially the gray version is beautiful! They have that good Safari LTD style, that I adore. Very happy with these two, now in my collection <3
Next one from this package, is an cetacean that surprised me! It is a common dolphin from Maia & Borges! M&B made the Made in Portugal, old sea life molds for Schleich. (Also used by Papo and Mojo Fun now.) I have all the whales in my collection, with their babies. But Schleich, nor Papo or Mojo fun, used this dolphin. I do not know why tho. Maybe it is because the dolphin was made later on, to complete the line for M&B? Anyhow, M&B still sells it under their name, and I am very happy they do! because it is absolutely gorgeous! <3 The coloring is so nice! And I love the mold <3 Very happy with this one! <3
Last animal from this package, is an other Safari LTD canine, the Best in Show husky! He is beautiful and really charming! He is the fifth husky in my collection now <3 Love his simple paint job and his alert pose. Such a wonderful figure <3 Really happy with this one to <3
I also went to one of my favorite shops in Leeuwarden this month. Spellekijn. They have Schleich and some Bullyland dinosaurs and figures for sale. I could not walk out empty handed XD I found the new 2017 Schleich sloth! My oh my, what a cute figure! Very nice model <3 And I brought two Schleich dogs with me, the German Shepherd and the Dalmatian dog. The newer dogs are smaller, to be is scale with the farm and horse world they have created. Collector wise, very handy if you do not have enough space.
I also found some very neat books!
This was my blog-entry for this month! Next time I have more new additions to show you all, including a new Buddy Box, from Nardien this time! <3 If you want to stay updated on my newest additions, and see overviews from my collection, make sure to follow me on my Instagram account!
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