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So recently my father bought a 3D printer and we've been experimenting printing some cool fossils for a while now. It's a really cool technology. Though it can take a while to print a piece the results are really quite cool. A life size Archaeopteryx can take a few days to print if you don't keep printing during the night. Finishing up the prints afterwards can also take a bit of time. Cleaning off all the supports and sanding down rough surfaces can be quite the process. Then there's painting depending on the desired result of course. There are actually a lot of nice things that can be found for download on the internet. Though many of these models still require a bit of digital cleanup before they could be printed. So here are a number of the painted, unpainted and half painted results. Most of the printed stuff is dinosaur. Photo of the 3D printer and the just finished print of a juvenile Edmontosaurus lower jaw. And here's the same Edmontosaurus jaw print half painted again with the real fossil in mirror image next to it. I scanned the original bone that I then mirrored digitaly so that I could print out the other side of the jaw. Allosaurus hand claw. Clidastes Mosasaur quadrate bone. Skull of the "Prosauropod" Massospondylus. Holotype right lower jaw of Owenodon, an Iguanodontid. 1/5th scale Nanotyrannus skull. The Cleveland specimen. One of my favourites. The Eichstatt Archaeopteryx specimen. The right side skeleton of the baby Parasaurolophus "Joe". Printed at 1/5th scale. Right humerus and pedal phalanges printed at life size. Most of the fossil prints are for my collection. But my dad also wanted a few cool things which I painted for him. Skulls of Dodo and Australopithecus Taung Child. Most are painted roughly to look like their real counter parts.
niic posted a topic in Paleo Re-creationsHi all, This is my first post on this site. I am hoping I have come to the right place. I've spent some time searching the internet for answers but not having allot of luck so figured I should look at asking dedicated forums such as this and Collections and Research institutions. I am hoping someone here might be able to point me towards somewhere I can download anatomically correct digital skeletal scans (in the public domain) for Deinonychus Antirrhopus and Velociraptor. I work in the film (visual effects) industry so reference material is super important to us and would love some nicely accurate representations. The intention is to 3d print this so we have a tactile reference. In addition, any general information on digital dinosauria scan repositories, i'd be most grateful. Thank you for any help on links or suggestions who/where I could speak further with. Regards, Nick.