Stroll-around of the Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin Aquatic animal determine assortment Sequence 1 No. 005 Indo-Pacific sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus Shaw, 1792. It was one among my most anticipated determine from the collection. This small gem has a size of 131 mm FL (= Fork Size) or 118 mm SL (Customary Size, i.e. with out the caudal fin). So the size is approx. 1:12 to 1:26. The determine is manufactured from a barely translucent resin (which makes the trademark dorsal fin look even higher) and has a hemispherical base with a metal rod (from the images I’ve seen I’ve by no means been certain if the rod was manufactured from clear plastic or metallic). The Indo-Pacific Sailfish is among the most spectacular billfish with an enormous, sail-like first dorsal and is among the quickest water-dwelling animals (though burts of over 100 km/h have been disputed). Though the species is caught in sport and business fishing it’s nonetheless fairly frequent and IUCN classifies it as “Least Concern”. Human figures are approx. 1:22.5-1:24 (Freddie the Free Diver by Safari Ltd) and 1:20 (Minimen Andreas Köpke).
Comparability with the Kaiyodo Aquatales (Bottlecap) Sequence 2 Sailfish which is simply a little bit greater than half so long as its resin counterpart: