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Manticocerasman

Today is my girlfriends  birthday, and for the occasion I made her a special present.


 

A few weeks ago I got my hands on a 3D print of a Velociraptor mongoliensis thanks to a friend Paleontologist.

The plan was to assemble the skull and paint it for her birthday.

 

When I first got the parts I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of surplus plastic material I had to remove to clean the cast.

But after a few hours of cleaning the parts with a hobby knife I managed to glue the main parts together.

I still kept the lower yaw and the skull appart and left the teeth on the sprues for painting.

After a white undercoat with a spray-can I panted the bones dark brown up to tones of lighter brown and ochre.

The teeth were painted in a gray-brown color with a finishing gloss and glued afterwards in the painted skull.

 

Those are a few pictures of the whole process.

 

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The parts after cleaning them and gluing the parts together:

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Undercoat of white paint:

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the skull parts with the different tones of brown:

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Glueing the teeth :

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The finished replica:

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Macrophyseter

I love the skull!

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Troodon

Looks great :dinothumb:, nice detail,  need to find a 3D printer  :D

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Jaimin013

This is really really outstanding work. I am really impressed with this so thanks for sharing it with us!

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Fruitbat

Outstanding work!  Your girlfriend is going to love it as long as she likes Velociraptor!  Obviously a labor of love on your part!

 

-Joe

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Fossildude19

Amazing work, Kevin!  :) 

Thanks for posting this. 

 

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Ludwigia

Very cool!

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Darktooth

Great work! She will love this!

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caldigger

Great job!  Now you can start on the rest of the body!:faint:

 

Well we know if she doesn't like it, there is a large group that would eagerly accept it( see posts above!).

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Natalie81

I really love hem, he stays :D

And not a bad idea what caldigger says, now the rest of the body :P

Thank you X 

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britishcanuk

Beautiful job. It reminds me of this skull. I asked the artist to leave mine white, otherwise they were painted in. A similar way to yours. 

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