The Beautiful Artwork of Schleich

The German manufacturer of models Schleich have been in business for something like seventy-five years.  They have established a strong reputation for producing accurate and beautifully painted animal models and historical figures.  In the company’s literature they claim that at the moment their range covers something like 500 different models, however, for us at Everything Dinosaur we are only really interested in their depiction of prehistoric animal models.

For their new 2010 catalogue Schleich commissioned several landscape shots featuring their figures and models.  Thanks to our close working relationship with this particular manufacturer we have been given permission to post them up (including their new beastie the Giganotosaurus).  We will add them to our website to help illustrate the models in the Schleich range that are featured in the landscapes, but below we have reproduced one of the shots showing the Sauropod Apatosaurus and the Azhdarchid Pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus.

An Example of Schleich Artwork

Picture Credit: Schleich

To view the Schleich range: Dinosaur Models for Boys and Girls – Dinosaur Toys

Whilst we accept that Apatosaurus is associated with the late Jurassic and the Azhdarchid Quetzalcoatlus is a Pterosaur from the late Cretaceous and these two animals are separated by millions of years, it is still a nicely composed picture.  We could be pedantic and object to the grass-like vegetation in the foreground but this would be missing the point, as a piece of artwork showing the fine detail of the Schleich Saurus models it works quite well.

We like the touch of the meteorite shower in the sky, perhaps this picture is showing the last few days of the Dinosauria on Earth before the majority of these amazing creatures were made extinct due to the disastrous impact of an ex-terrestrial body some 65 million years ago.

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