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RJB

Thanks guys.  Ive got another 3 1/2 hours into this thing today.  Found me a 5th leg which reeeeeeealy made my day.  Removed lots of rock to start 3-d'ing this thing and its starting to look purty dang good!  Ive put the last photo and todays photo side by side so that its easier to see the difference. 

 

RB

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Ludwigia

:popcorn:

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Tidgy's Dad

The new leg is a good one too, and the right claw is coming along very nicely. :)

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Wrangellian

It is impressive how something starts out looking like hell, when you first get going on it, then gradually comes into focus as it were, and looking splendid.

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RJB

Has anyone noticed a tippy tippy coming through the pincers of the right claw?  Unfortunatley, that leg is real deep and more than likely stacked underneat the arm.  Still, purty dang cool just to have that tippy tippy.

 

RB

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RJB

Very tired right now, but got just a tad over 4 hours into this thing today.  You can see I found a 6th leg, but there is actually all 8.  You can see the tippy tippy's of the front legs around the claws.  Still got about 3 or 4 hours to go to finish this up. Taking longer than I thought, but turning out purty dang good!  Here are pictures of last prep and todays prep.  Im happy.  :)

 

RB

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Bobby Rico

Stunning preparation. Congratulations it is very beautiful. All the best Bobby 

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ynot

This one is coming along great.:drool:

 

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Ludwigia

So far so good!

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Tidgy's Dad

A good looking beastie, to be sure! :)

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RJB

Thank you one and all.  Im gunna try and get this done, but other stuff keeps gettin in the way.

 

RB

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RJB

   Well, amazes me how I underestimate prep time!  Ive got another 3.5 hours into this and still have a ways to go.  I finished up the rock smoothing and filled in some of the bad areas with some 2 part epoxy putty.  Gots to do some work on those areas of putty and then a tad bit of acrylic work and I should be ready for some fossil sauce.  When i first started prepping this thing I knew i was not going to keep it!!!  Now, I know im going to keep it for sure!!!   This one is turning out to be purty dang nice crab!!!

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

   Well, amazes me how I underestimate prep time!  Ive got another 3.5 hours into this and still have a ways to go.  I finished up the rock smoothing and filled in some of the bad areas with some 2 part epoxy putty.  Gots to do some work on those areas of putty and then a tad bit of acrylic work and I should be ready for some fossil sauce.  When i first started prepping this thing I knew i was not going to keep it!!!  Now, I know im going to keep it for sure!!!   This one is turning out to be purty dang nice crab!!!

 

RB

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Yes, it's turning into a beauty, sure enough! :)

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WhodamanHD

What a nice crab! Looks like you found on the shore yesterday!

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Fossil-Hound

@RJB that's a gorgeous crab. Please tell me this isn't the one you were going to sell to me, because I would be super jealous if it was. That's a beauty.

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ynot

Boy is You hot!:thumbsu:

2 Nice crabs for Your collection in a row!:crab:

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RJB

Thanks fella's.  got one more prep session and this little beauty will be done. 

 

RB

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crabfossilsteve

Yeah another beauty, but I BELIEVE all the legs are in there.  Needs some more exploration....ha ha.   NICE

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