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LiamL    1
LiamL

I'm currently looking at acquiring my first Keichousaurus.

Can you tell me if this looks like a good none fake/painted specimen. 

 

Also comment on the prep job and quality and i'd appreciate it!

 

I'm itching to add one to my collection.

 

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

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WhodamanHD    348
WhodamanHD

I don't see any red flags, but I'm no expert. 

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FossilDudeCO    501
FossilDudeCO

i don't see any red flags either!

The broken bones are actually a plus.

Nice mineral veining in the piece.

Slightly out of place hands.

I'd go for it!!!

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LiamL    1
LiamL
1 minute ago, FossilDudeCO said:

i don't see any red flags either!

The broken bones are actually a plus.

Nice mineral veining in the piece.

Slightly out of place hands.

I'd go for it!!!

On the other specimens the ribs are all in place and perfect, i think it looks really unusual out of place. Is it a decent prep?

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Fossildude19    3,629
Fossildude19
35 minutes ago, LiamL said:

On the other specimens the ribs are all in place and perfect, i think it looks really unusual out of place. Is it a decent prep?

The prep on this is typical, and about as good as it gets from China.

 

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snolly50    771
snolly50

The prep is of the quality generally seen. Disarticulations are a plus to me, as they add to the sense of authenticity. I think I see a tooth. No sign of paint enhancement, but this of course is best determined in hand with a 10X loupe. I like it - if the price is right.

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Seguidora-de-Isis    80
Seguidora-de-Isis

I agree with all the opinions! It really seems to be authentic! I agree with Fossildude19. The preparation is exactly the same as it is usually used in Guizhou Province, China, ie rotary brush and dilute hydrochloric acid. I really enjoyed the preparation and these calcite veins; moreover, in the Keichousaurus, the dorsal  position is much rarer than the ventral position.

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LiamL    1
LiamL

I just pulled the trigger! Thank you all for your help. I will update pictures once it arrives. (Will take over a week probably)

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-Andy-    396
-Andy-

This piece is good. I would say it's real, with little to no restoration.

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LiamL    1
LiamL
8 hours ago, -Andy- said:

This piece is good. I would say it's real, with little to no restoration.

Thanks man, very nice to hear. Gotta wait 8 days for shipping now :)

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Bguild    81
Bguild

Looks real to me! I'm not seeing any signs of restoration either. Typically I'll start by looking for added/painted digits in the hands/feet, but they look natural in this specimen. The bones being in various positions also adds to the authenticity of this Keich.

 

As others have said, the preparation seems pretty standard for a Keich coming out of China. Some detail was lost with this specimen, but overall it's a nice piece.

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cheney416    2
cheney416

It looks perfect. The white line on the matrix means its not made by someone else.

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Macrophyseter    42
Macrophyseter

Broken bones, accurate alignments, disarticulations, repaired cracks, usually signs of natural destruction and reparation. It would be unlikely that any faker would try to replicate a destroyed and repaired piece. Therefore, no red flags in my eyes for now. Nice keich!

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