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Manticocerasman
On 26-1-2019 at 10:30 AM, ziggycardon said:

No it's a replica, the original piece lies in the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands. :)

 

I know a British paleoartist who creates museum quality replica fossils. I'll send you a PM with the link to his website. :)

ziggy, would you mind sending me the link in a pm also? :)

 

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ziggycardon
2 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

ziggy, would you mind sending me the link in a pm also? :)

 

Yeah sure no problem! 

He has quite a lot of nice pieces and offers a selection of claw and skull replica's and life sized skeletons. :)

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Bobby Rico
3 hours ago, ziggycardon said:

Amazing topic, really love when musea have that antique look and feel to them! 
I think I will pay it a visit with my girlfriend in the coming months :) 

Hi Ziggy make a day of it, if you do go with your lady. It is an astonishing museum and haarlem is a beautiful little town . Mrs R and I had a wonderful day there. 

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ziggycardon

Got a new fossil in my mailbox today, something I wanted for quite a long time to add to my Kem Kem collection! 
A quadrate bone from a Mawsonia lavocati, the famous giant coelocanth that lived along side Spinosaurus, found in the Kem Kem beds of Morocco (95 million years old)

As many who are following this topic probably are already aware is that the fossil location that the Kem Kem beds are the fossil location that interest me the most and that I am trying to make a Kem Kem display with as many different species as I can. So I was really happy to get my hands on the piece as Mawsonia fossils aren't really common on the market.

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On 28-1-2019 at 4:22 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Hi Ziggy make a day of it, if you do go with your lady. It is an astonishing museum and haarlem is a beautiful little town . Mrs R and I had a wonderful day there. 

I think I go in March, my girlfriend lives only an hour drive away, so I probably combine it with a Fossil fair on saturday and the museum on Sunday! :) 

 

 

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Abstraktum

Still waiting for that Spino skull... :ninja: ;)

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ziggycardon
23 minutes ago, Abstraktum said:

Still waiting for that Spino skull... :ninja: ;)

Haha me too! 
I got an update a few days ago that the Spinosaurus skull is cast, and that the only thing left to do is to paint it. 
So I kinda expect halfway february :)

But as a sneak peak, this is one that's being made for me :) 

 

 

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Abstraktum

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ziggycardon

While waiting for the Spinosaurus skull and a whole lot of other things, I ordered a few fossils in the meantime to ease the wait! :)

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My first "zwerfsteen" fossil with the imprints of crinoïds found in Lathum, The Netherlands but it originates from Sauerland in Germany (400 million years  old)
These fossils are quite common in the Netherlands as they were transported with glacial movements during the Ice Age.

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A Parotodus benedeni tooth from Hoevenen in Belgium

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Very rare desert roses found in Roekeberg, Hessen in Germany

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So the things I am still waiting for are the life sized Spinosaurus skull replica, a Psittacosaurus mounted skeleton replica, a Bambiraptor skull replica & a Deinonychus claw replica! 
But my birthday is also coming up next week, so I probably can expect some as presents as well! :) 

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Bobby Rico
11 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

Psittacosaurus mounted

Is this from the uk?

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ziggycardon
42 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Is this from the uk?

Jepp, quite a famous manufacturer of replica fossils, I think most on this forum are probably familiar with the seller. :) 

 

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Bobby Rico
57 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

Jepp, quite a famous manufacturer of replica fossils, I think most on this forum are probably familiar with the seller. :) 


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Yes I know the owner he a really nice guy. He lives in the next village to me. Good replicas indeed cast from his own specimens . He gave me years ago an complete skeleton of all the moulds that had gone wrong and not come out right. He thought it was better than binning them. It took me about a month to clean , paint and mount the creature but it was worth it. I hope yours comes soon.

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Misha

Finally got to look through this thread, some really nice stuff you got there!

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ziggycardon
7 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yes I know the owner he a really nice guy. He lives in the next village to me. Good replicas indeed cast from his own specimens . He gave me years ago an complete skeleton of all the moulds that had gone wrong and not come out right. He thought it was better than binning them. It took me about a month to clean , paint and mount the creature but it was worth it. I hope yours comes soon.

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Ooh that's very cool, yeah I've been following his company for years and I have wanted to buy one of his skeletons for years now, very happy I finally did! :) 
And now after seeing yours I really can't wait for mine to arrive! :) 
Really love the paint job you gave it!

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ziggycardon
6 hours ago, Misha said:

Finally got to look through this thread, some really nice stuff you got there!

Thank you! 
i've tried my best to build an awesome collection, my own little museum! :) 

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DanKurek

@ziggycardon Beautiful collection!

 

I just had a question about your shelves. Do you have to clean them much to get rid of dust or any other dirt because I was thinking of getting some similar shelves.

 

Thanks,

Dan

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Bobby Rico
On 08/02/2019 at 7:03 PM, ziggycardon said:

Ooh that's very cool, yeah I've been following his company for years and I have wanted to buy one of his skeletons for years now, very happy I finally did! :) 
And now after seeing yours I really can't wait for mine to arrive! :) 
Really love the paint job you gave it!

Thank you . You’re will look much better . I had no experience in mounting a skeleton before this. :dinothumb:

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ziggycardon
19 hours ago, DanKurek said:

@ziggycardon Beautiful collection!

 

I just had a question about your shelves. Do you have to clean them much to get rid of dust or any other dirt because I was thinking of getting some similar shelves.

 

Thanks,

Dan

Well, most of them were placed back in october and they were still pretty dust free until a week of two ago, I was actually planning to dust them tomorrow. :) 
But I am using the same shelves for a few years now in my living room as book cases and the showcase a few of my movie props and I must say they are a delight when it comes to cleaning. You can barely see dust on it due to the white color, so a small layer of dust barely shows unless you whipe with your finger, and due to the material they are made of they are very easy to clean and maintain. :) 
I really recommend them! 

 

18 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Thank you . You’re will look much better . I had no experience in mounting a skeleton before this. :dinothumb:

Now I am even more excited for it to arrive! :) 
Although I also have no experience when it comes to mounting but I ordered the easy to mount version, so I hope I can pull it off and otherwise I call in the help of my girlfriend, she usually is a lot better than me when it comes to tinkering with things :) 
 

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ziggycardon

Got some new fossils from my girlfriend for my birthday today!  

A beautiful starfish (Ophiura sp.) from Kataoua Formation in M'ssici, Morocco from the Ordovicium (460 million years old)

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A schrimp (Carpopenaeus sp.) from Haqel in Lebanon from the Cretaceous (The ID card says it's 75 million years old, but I believe I've read all Haqel fossil are between 100 and 94 million years old)

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The Amateur Paleontologist
23 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

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That's a wonderful starfish :) 

Happy birthday, by the way!

-Christian

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Bobby Rico

Happy birthday Ziggy hope you have a fantastic day. Beautiful fossil and the starfish is stunning. 

 

:yay-smiley-1:

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Misha

Happy birthday!

Some nice fossils you got there, especially that starfish.

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ziggycardon
On 14-2-2019 at 2:07 PM, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

That's a wonderful starfish :) 

Happy birthday, by the way!

-Christian

 

On 14-2-2019 at 2:10 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Happy birthday Ziggy hope you have a fantastic day. Beautiful fossil and the starfish is stunning. 

 

:yay-smiley-1:

 

23 hours ago, Misha said:

Happy birthday!

Some nice fossils you got there, especially that starfish.


Thank you all for the birthday wishes :) 
And yes I am very happy with the starfish, I find it absolutely stunning :) 

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