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Old 10-15-2018, 07:16 AM
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Eatcrow, Doug, skidoosnopro, Vermin King, Vinalssergio155, Elliot - thank you all for your comments - much appreciated!

Vermin King - printing is done on a laser printer (smallish office machine). Varnished before building.

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One thing I forgot to mention is that I really enjoyed making this model. It was a great build, fell together and has wonderful artwork (as you can see for yourselves). So a big thanks to Johan Scherft for this model. It makes a big difference to my motivation when Iknow the finished model is going to look great......
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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Wow! Great looking bird! Is it real?

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Another outstanding bird model, Kevin!

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:55 AM
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Fred and Don - also many thanks.

Don - I still owe you (and others) the Hoopoe/King Solomon story. Coming when I have the time to write it up!

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Meanwhile, a last hoopoe snippet for those interested.....
  • One unique thing about the Hoopoe, is that to defend themselves against predators when nesting, the mothers and chicks both produce a foul-smelling liquid from their glands.
  • This secretion is very sticky, and they smear it on themselves and the nest access.
  • The secretions smell similar to rotting meat and this is why they are said to “foul” their nests.
  • Hoopoes can also squirt the secretions to deter people and animals – cats particularly are often targets and as result leave Hoopoe nests well alone once they have learnt!
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:35 AM
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Weather is poor, so no pics for the moment in a natural setting.

But as mentioned, here is the King Solomon story I have just dashed off about how the hoopoe got its crest - only a one-pager so have a look if you are interested, otherwise, of course, give it a miss!
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