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I am currently working on a diorama/sculpture featuring a Pinacosaurus, some Protoceratops, and maybe a Velociraptor or alvarezsaur. From what I understand from the papers I have read, the Djadokhta formation was a semi-arid to arid biome, but I can't find any information on what kind of vegetation would have been present at that time. Does anyone have any insight on what kind of plant life you would expect to see in a Cretaceous desert? Thanks in advance. Progress pics coming soon.
Hi all I been playing around with the idea of a mini museum. When I see a really cool mounted skelton I always like it when the museum adds a little model or diorama next to it to give your an idea of the animals look and their landscape. I thought I would like to add this idea to a stand for a fossil. I choose my tip of a tusk from a straight tusk elephant. It is not the best looking fossil but really rare in the uk. I made the base out of a tea light holders that I made, some copper wire and modelling material. I will add the photos in order of making it. Now the fun stuff I add as a place holder this little lion until I get a 00 gouge elephant that I will purchase when I can find one. I think it is cool and works with some of my other display pieces.
Hi everyone, I am starting my first dinosaur model. A 1.40 scale scene of an Albertosaurus taking down a Parasaurolophus. Here is the sketch I have made before starting the sculpt and a first picture of the armature as well. After a quick trip to the oven it should be ready for the next layer of clay ! I have also made the separate Albertosaurus armature, but will sculpt it when I'll be done with the Parasaurolophus.
I recently purchased 2 Hadrosaur eggs, they were once joined but the matrix joining them has split (they can still be positioned as they were together, just with a visible crack where the split is). As they are heavy, fragile, and already split I want to display them and keep them safe, here's what I'm thinking: I have a plexiglas tray (thick) that they fit in nicely. I want to create a ground-cover like base that they can sit in, which will have some indentations to keep them from moving, and wanted to make this look like sand or riverbank mud as they would be found in their original natural state. Essentially making a nest or backdrop of their natural surroundings. Then I would place a plex cover to keep dust out. Rather than just fill the tray with sand (which would be messy, likely not too accurate, and wouldn't keep them in place), I want to pour in a wet material that I can sculpt and will dry to a nice base. Any suggestions on what to use? I could use plaster but that will add weight to an already heavy display. Ideally the material could have integral color (redish brown like the muddy matrix these eggs are found in), and some sort of a silty-sandy texture. I'm curious as to what others have used, done, or could suggest for my project. Thanks!