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African Ranger Save Last White rhino by Scientificmodels

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by gpldsl, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi all and welcome back....
    Some of you were asking about African Ranger Diorama.
    a premise:
    This is a tribute to all those brave rangers who lose their lives to fight the ivory poacher.
    I just post a WWF's bulletin of last year: "More than 100 wildlife rangers died on the job in Asia and central Africa over the last year, nearly half killed by poachers, the WWF reported Tuesday."
    This is terribly sad and shameful and I feel the need to tell their story. Many of these Men and Women lose their lives to protect a heritage that belongs to us all. Remeber this!

    So I did it and I decided to create a true hero of our times... I have a degree in natural Science so for me is normal looking for people that protect our environment and our world... In my vision Heroes are all that people that through inventions or facts they change this world in a positive way. This is just my personal point of view clearly.

    So this is the resin Kit: a wildlife Ranger with 3 different heads sculpted by Claudio Casini and 2 White Rhinos sculpted by Simone Rasetti.

    White Rhino, you know, is one of the kings of Africa that technically is extinct... and it is a loose for all of US....

    You have 54mm Kit complete

    Just Rhinoceros 54mm

    or 75mm African ranger....

    you can use them as you wish....

    I hope you like it!

    Gp



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  2. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Congratulations for another beautiful set Gianpaolo! (y)

    And with a very dramatic, and still true story behind it! :(


    Cheers!
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  3. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you Dolf, i think that is task of my company give "punches in the stomach".
    I can't change the world, but i think that modellisms or model making could denounce or inform trought art....
    be clear i am not a pacifist and i have nothing against soldiers models... :)
    But i believe in some of different, "thinking out of box" some peoples says....
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  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A first rate sculpt and a lovely pairing of man and beast.

    Mike
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  5. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    thank you mike
  6. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thoughtful and excellent, well done Gp (y)

    Rob
  7. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy

    :) thank you
  8. nig-g Active Member

    Absolutely a great idea!
  9. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    These rangers form a kind of bodyguard for the last few surviving white rhinos in the Sweetwater Game Reserve Park in Kenya ...

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    Great sujet!!!

    Cheers
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  10. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superbly done, and a fitting tribute.(y)
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  11. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
  12. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Beautifully done, and thought provoking Gianpaolo. Sadly, the mediaeval mindset of some people will always mean wildlife remains under threat.

    Phil
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  13. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    i Know....that's why i need also modellers that likes tasks and they improve their abiliteis to denounce them also in modelling contest....That's is so important...a lot of people ignore it...and painting will wispread message!
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  14. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Regrettably the best way of preserving these amazing beasts is for them to be 'dehorned', although it has always amazed me that anyone caan consider keratin, the main constituent of rhino horn and fingernails(!) to be an aphrodisiac.

    Mike
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  15. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is a wonderful release for lots of different reasons, good luck Gianpaolo. Love the choice of heads as well.
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  16. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    yes exactly....
  17. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    thank you
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    I can only agree with these comments

    Always something different from Scientific Models and in this case very emotional regarding the need to protect these animals

    Love the sculpts esoecially the baby rhino

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  19. gpldsl Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    is my pleasure as usual, the only problem is following all socials, facebook, forums, instagram, chat, mails...sometimes i lose some number.../
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  20. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Gianpaolo,

    "I can't change the world"

    If each one of us changes, for the better, together we are changing the world, into a more positive one, every single day. So yes, you can, I can, every one of us can, that's how the world changes IMHO (y)


    "be clear i am not a pacifist and i have nothing against soldiers models... :) "


    We modelers probably all started by collecting, assembling and painting "soldiers"/military stuff. That was the only option available in the old days...
    But times change, and some of us change as well... evolve... ;)

    Keep up the great work Scientific Models has been doing, by doing that you're doing your part, your way. In the end that's all that really matters, each one of us doing the best he/she can to help things change for the better of all :)
    IMHO this is how tomorrow will be a better and brighter day than today :happy:



    Cheers!

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