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Mounting a Psittacosaurus Replica

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FossilDudeCO    501
FossilDudeCO

Looking good so far!

Make sure you keep us updated!

By the way, these are beautiful casts, where do you get them from? @LordTrilobite

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doushantuo    1,551
doushantuo

:P:dinosmile:

NICE!!!!

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Kevin H.    106
Kevin H.

Waaah how cool is that :D

 

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Mahnmut    4
Mahnmut

Very nice!

I´d like one of those...

And that way it is much more fun than simply buying an assembled one.

Enjoy it!

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LordTrilobite    671
LordTrilobite
15 hours ago, FossilDudeCO said:

Looking good so far!

Make sure you keep us updated!

By the way, these are beautiful casts, where do you get them from? @LordTrilobite

I got it from Triassica, a UK based company that makes a number of different casts.

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Troodon    2,858
Troodon

Very nice replica have fun putting it together.  Bones looked pretty detailed.  Check the phalanx count on hands and feet, looks short on pictures.

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LordTrilobite    671
LordTrilobite

Yes I noticed it seems to be missing a few phalanges.

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JohnBrewer    437
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1 hour ago, LordTrilobite said:

Yes I noticed it seems to be missing a few phalanges.

 

Im sure you have a few real ones in your collection you could put in the model ;) 

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LordTrilobite    671
LordTrilobite

Real chinese fossils are hard to come by. So I'd have to make any missing phalanges from scratch.

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JohnBrewer    437
JohnBrewer
12 minutes ago, LordTrilobite said:

Real chinese fossils are hard to come by. So I'd have to make any missing phalanges from scratch.

 

Sounds like a 3D printing job to me. 

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Troodon    2,858
Troodon

Very talented to be able to make them.  Yep 3D printing the way to go..  

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LordTrilobite    671
LordTrilobite

Here's some more progress on opening up the fenestra on the right side of the skull. It's starting to look fairly nice but I still want to smooth it out some more.

 

psittaco13.jpgpsittaco14.jpg

 

 

 

I've also separated most of the dorsal and cervical vertebrae so that I can mount the skeleton in a curve.

 

psittaco15.jpg

 

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Troodon    2,858
Troodon

Looking good.  The detail on the verts is super.   I like the idea of mounting it with a curve.  Its more work but will payoff in the end.  

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sandgroper    61
sandgroper

This looks terrific, you're doing a great job!

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Fossildude19    3,635
Fossildude19

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Triceratops    17
Triceratops

Very cool. Your alterations have improved it a lot. Can't wait to see more!

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LordTrilobite    671
LordTrilobite

More progress on the skull. I've opened up the supratemporal fenestra with a drill and filed them down. Still not done but it's getting there.

psittaco16.jpg

psittaco17.jpg

psittaco18.jpg

psittaco19.jpg

psittaco20.jpg

psittaco21.jpg

psittaco22.jpg

psittaco23.jpg

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Troodon    2,858
Troodon

Looking good, like that you are making it look right.  It's definitely worth the extra effort. 

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Aurelius    45
Aurelius

That is great! I've got one of the actual specimens from Triassica (seems they only sell replicas now), and you've given me some ideas as to how I could possibly improve it in the future.

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