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Recast And Drawing Of Dino, Cen Tex

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thair

Some of you may have seen my other post where I had the oportunity to cast some dinosaur tracks here in Brown County, Central Texas. I wanted a display that looked like the original tracts so I recast the tracks and the painted them to resemble rock. I also looked up the possible dinosaur that made them and did a drawing that I could display with the tracks. (Acrocanthosaurus)

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Fossildude19

Fantastic Drawing, and the casts came out perfectly!

Congratulations on some excellent work, Thair. :)

Thanks for posting the results.

Regards,

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fossilized6s

Awesome stuff! As a fellow artist you do some great work!

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snolly50

I am very impressed by your skillful artwork.

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thair

Thanks for the complements. I enjoy doing this stuff but just dont make enough time for it.

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JohnJ

Well done, Tully. :wub:

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Auspex

Man, Tully, you are good!

Any chance you can teach us the basics of how you did this?

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squali

WOW

If I tried really, really hard I might be able to make the casts. Well done.!!

However, if you offered me a million dollars I could not do better than a stickDino

Thanks for posting. Definitely interested in your casting technique

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lormouth

Impressive! Is it plaster and can you recast the tracks again?

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LordTrilobite

Nice, I really like the detailing on the drawing.

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thair

Impressive! Is it plaster and can you recast the tracks again?

Yes it is plaster and I could cast another. These are the first casts I have attempted so I looked up how to do it. I just cleaned the original rock then applied cooking oil to the rock before poring the plaster. I left over night then went out next day to retrieve. After I got home I used cardboard to make a form around the original cast. I then oiled and pored plaster. They were stck together pretty tight even with the oil but I got them apart without breaking. I painted with acrilick paint to resemble rock

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Axelorox

Great casts and drawing. However, current thinking is that Acrocanthosaurus' tall neural spines supported a mass of muscle (like in bison) rather than a ridge or sail-like structure. ;)

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thair

Great casts and drawing. However, current thinking is that Acrocanthosaurus' tall neural spines supported a mass of muscle (like in bison) rather than a ridge or sail-like structure. ;)

Guess I should have added more mass to the body structure. I was useing pictures of skelton and other drawings as reference. I did not do enough reading I guess. Still it helps me show my grandkids what kind of dino may have made the tracks. Thanks

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MarqusandDad

Your work could easily help pay the bills....

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thair

I came across my drawing a few days ago and decided to modify it per suggestion of Axeloro. I wanted it to be a more accurate representation if I was going to display with my tracks. Maybe this will be better.

 

 

 

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Fossildude19

Fixed it for ya, Tully. ;)  Excellent work, by the way! :wub: 

Here it is, enlarged and brightened a bit:

 

 

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Ludwigia

Great work!

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