In the meantime... I've painted two more of my NekoWorks Sharks:
Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831); Tawny Nurse Shark, NKWS-16. Length 99 mm, scale approx. 1:23 - 1:32. I've reshaped the rear edge of the pectoral fins to make them appear more slender and acute and I altered the two dorsals a little, too so that the fins now have the typical shape for N. ferrugineus.
Belated thanks, postsaurischian and copper! (note to self: read threads after posting )
Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861); Oceanic Whitetip Shark. Neko Works Shark Attack model NKWS-10. Length 90 mm. The Neko Works models aren't always flawless. The conical, evenly tapering snout of this one is very reminiscent of a lamnid shark rather than a typical blunt-nosed Carcharhinus.
Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758); Smooth Hammerhead Shark. Neko Works Shark Attack model NKWS-02. Length 80 mm.
Safari Ltd. Anglerfish (unidentifiable but similar to Melanocetus species); Length approx. 150 mm.
AAA Hatchetfish (unidentifiable but belonging to Sternoptychinae). Length 127 mm.
Even though it doesn't have the "uranoscopic" eyes that face upward like many Argyropelecus species. k907 also told me that it's a rare find, I must confess I didn't even know it existed before I found one.
Very lucky! Now I'm only missing the hatchet fish, blue angler fish, and the barrel eye. I remember this was very much available when I was high school and didn't even bother to get them.
I noticed your MBA thresher shark's mouth is green (along with some I've seen at a store) and mine is pink, wonder what happened.
Thanks, Kevin! I'll pm you with the link where you can still get the barreleye (that's where I got mine). My thresher shark's mouth is indeed a little greenish but only slightly. I guess it's just a kind of light colour that's not opaque enough and lets the grey plastic shine through. In my photos it may look more extreme as it is in reality which is possibly due to the lighting from above which I prefer but which can occasionally make a figure's underside appear darker than it is.
Regardless if they are AAA or knock offs, I'd really be interested in seeing photos of your versions for comparison. And maybe someone can clarify if true AAAs do also exist without the AAA stamp? I know that AAA was also distributed by Bullyland in Germany for some time and my boxed deep-sea fishes had "Animal Planet" on the boxes. But mine all have the AAA stamp.
Hi kikimalou, I bought them from a German ebay seller "haps2", they weren't cheap at €39.90 but the transaction was perfect. The seller doesn't list them at the moment but maybe you could ask him if he still has them? This seller also ships within the entire EC, so good luck!