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28th October 2009, 06:57 PM
Hey all, long time no see!:biggrin: How've you been?
Well, I'm still hoarding hippos and painting everything in sight...
And this time my victim is the new Schleich zebra stallion. Apparently I just can't leave well enough alone... I'm modeling the color on a painting by the great prehistoric animal painter Zdenek Burian, showing an animal only described as a "prehistoric horse" being attacked by a sabertooth cat. I'm thinking of showing mine as a Pliohippus - and I realize they're traditionally portrayed as your standard bay dun, but c'mon...
Anyway, this got me thinking: Other than the Bully Eohippus, are there any proto-equine models to be found?

28th October 2009, 11:54 PM
Yes ! a really nice horizontally stripped primitive horse was produced by Starlux, I think it was an eohippus, I know mine has little claws instead of hooves!
And a made in china set of prehistoric/ modern mammals- bear, wild sheep, moose etc included a przewalski type animal, which I got back in late 1990's when I worked at West Mids Safari Park.
I also got an unknown maker rubbery type grey Tarpan horse from Germany, probably made in the 80's!
Im sure I had another eohippus as a wee boy, let me have a think!

29th October 2009, 09:01 AM
There will be a nice tarpan in a short time,because i did ask Ana,to re-paint the Schleich Przewalski-horse into a tarpan! :biggrin:

30th October 2009, 01:21 PM
Well,here is the tarpan,even when it is not pre-historic really,but extinct anyway.

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/g54606o83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/w50865e83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

I would love to see some more pre-historic horses too!

30th October 2009, 03:13 PM
Bully has made a few in the past. There are a couple of them in the Rise of Mammals (http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=collections&action=display&thread=691#) thread over at Dinotoyforum

30th October 2009, 03:48 PM
Tiermann, Thanks for the link, I think it is time to start collecting prehistoric mammals, I love some of those figures, the birds especially, and some of the hoofed mammals, just the whole thing is cool and worth having in my favorites.

31st October 2009, 05:30 AM
It's a fun chase to try and get even the more modern prehistoric animal figures. Most stores would rather carry the dinosaurs instead. I recently managed to complete my Bullyland prehistoric collection after years of searching, but it was totally worth it!

31st October 2009, 12:31 PM
Willy, your Tarpan is superb! I'm actually doing the same thing, but doubly - one like yours, and one of the "new breed" reconstructed from the Konik Polski. (The only real difference will be the mane...)

31st October 2009, 04:29 PM
Excellent tarpan!great colouration and markings!

1st November 2009, 02:24 PM
Thank you guys,i am very happy with this item!