LordTrilobite

Mounting a Psittacosaurus Replica

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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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NICE!!!!

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Waaah how cool is that :D

 

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

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

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

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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.

 

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

 

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

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

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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.

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

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Here are some more updates on the progress for my Psittacosaurus mount. I've separated all the vertebrae near the base of the tail. So now I can mount it in a variety of poses. I've also started experimenting with Magic Sculpt. There are a few areas on the cast that have some air bubbles or other artefacts that happened as a result of the casting. So I've repaired some of those. One on the nose can be seen here.

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I've also separated the toe bones and added some extra phalanges because based on all the reference I could find Psittacosaurus had more bones in their toes than the cast had when I got it.

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