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Preparing a large Choffatia ammonite with attachments

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Ludwigia

As you can see, there are quite a few gaps and cracks in it, so the next step was to pull out the Apoxie Sculpt, knead the 2 components together and get to work.

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Tidgy's Dad

Wonderful work, Roger. :wub:

I love seeing prepping from start to finish, amazing. 

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Ludwigia
5 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Wonderful work, Roger. :wub:

I love seeing prepping from start to finish, amazing. 

Thanks Adam :) I'm happy with this one.

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Fossildude19

 Phenomenal association piece, Roger! 

I like the hitch-hikers!

Thanks for posting this.  :) 

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Ruger9a

Impressive work!

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grandpa

True artwork!:drool:

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Uncle Siphuncle

You are keeping the Remberfluat folks an essential business!

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FossilNerd

Great piece and great job on the prep\restoration as usual! Thanks for sharing Roger! :) 

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Ludwigia
10 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

 Phenomenal association piece, Roger! 

I like the hitch-hikers!

Thanks for posting this.  :) 

 

9 hours ago, Ruger9a said:

Impressive work!

 

6 hours ago, grandpa said:

True artwork!:drool:

 

25 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

Great piece and great job on the prep\restoration as usual! Thanks for sharing Roger! :) 

Thanks for the laurels, everyone :)

 

5 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

You are keeping the Remberfluat folks an essential business!

You said it! :D

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RuMert

Excellent work as usual

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Ludwigia
1 hour ago, RuMert said:

Excellent work as usual

Thanks :)

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Ptychodus04

Top quality prepping as is usual for you. This one is especially beautiful!

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Ludwigia
4 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

Top quality prepping as is usual for you. This one is especially beautiful!

Thanks. The customer was pleased with it too.

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RJB

  Really neat to see the step by step process you do.  Also purty dang neat to see the end results!  You do some mighty fine work my friend. 

 

RB

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12 minutes ago, RJB said:

  Really neat to see the step by step process you do.  Also purty dang neat to see the end results!  You do some mighty fine work my friend. 

 

RB

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jpc

Hey Roger.  Another really cool fossil.  Here is a question for you or the troops.

 

There is a European haramyid (early mammal) named Paulchoffatia, and now you show us this Choffatia ammonite.  How did one guy (I am assuming they have the same namesake) get a mammal AND an ammonite named after him?  Who is Paul Choffat?  I know, I could google it, but that's no fun.  

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10 hours ago, jpc said:

Hey Roger.  Another really cool fossil.  Here is a question for you or the troops.

 

There is a European haramyid (early mammal) named Paulchoffatia, and now you show us this Choffatia ammonite.  How did one guy (I am assuming they have the same namesake) get a mammal AND an ammonite named after him?  Who is Paul Choffat?  I know, I could google it, but that's no fun.  

He was a Swiss geologist of the 19th century who lived in Portugal and became THE pioneering specialist for Portugese paleontology and geology. There is also a typical Moroccan ammonite called Choffaticeras.

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DanJeavs

Absolute quality! What specific sculpting material are you using may I ask? Trying to find something worthwhile for a project of my own. 

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Ludwigia
1 hour ago, DanJeavs said:

Absolute quality! What specific sculpting material are you using may I ask? Trying to find something worthwhile for a project of my own. 

I already mentioned it above. It's called Apoxie Sculpt. Comes in various colors and you have at least a good hour to form it before it really starts to set and it can be filed and whittled after it's hardened. I can recommend it.

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6 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

He was a Swiss geologist of the 19th century who lived in Portugal and became THE pioneering specialist for Portugese paleontology and geology. There is also a typical Moroccan ammonite called Choffaticeras.

Thanks.  As a Swiss American, I will put this in my mental notes.  

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AK hiker

Wow! Beautiful work and gives me something to aspire too. I am a dentist and appreciate the details in your preparation.

Bob

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Ludwigia
3 hours ago, AK hiker said:

Wow! Beautiful work and gives me something to aspire too. I am a dentist and appreciate the details in your preparation.

Bob

Thanks. I'm sure that with your experience you would also be able to do a very good job with the proper instruments. One of the best preparers I know is a goldsmith by trade.

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