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Fossildude19

The larger of the two looks like a skeleton of a Mola mola, or Ocean Sunfish. 

Can't guess at the smaller one. 

Nice work, by the way. :) 

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Mahnmut

Hi Fossildude,

Mola is correct,

hint for the small one: its not the complete skeleton yet.

Greetings

J

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Jeri Cuffley
On 1/16/2019 at 12:01 PM, Mahnmut said:

Ahoi,

I just finished a model of Dunkleosteus the lazy way, because I don´t have that much time these days.

Lazy way means: Skull is a bought model from kaiyodo dinotales, postcranial is a  skeletal drawing by Scott Hartmann I modified slightly and printed on some transparent foil.

Like the outcome. It is quite small though, only 15 cm, representing a meager 3m in my chosen scale.

 

can anyone tell what the other two are? both recent species, one handmade after a photograph, the other 3d printed from ct data.

 

As I don´t know if I can add tags after posting , I just added the ones I may put in this thread if I ever find the time to build them.

After all my Whales, other marine Mammals , Birds and Reptiles I thought it would be nice if I could include some more Reptiles and "Amphibians" (?)

 

If it crossed the border between land and sea, its likeness shall be built by me ;) -some day.

 

-Placodus

-Cyamodus

 

-Mastodonsaurus

-Tiktaalik

-Ichthyostega

-Diplocaulus

 

Aloha,

J

 

dunkle.jpg

fish.jpg

Love it! I made one too!

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Mahnmut

Nice one!

Mine looks a tad skinny in comparison.

 

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Misha

The second looks like a hammer head shark to me, good job.

Also, what material did you print that with? I am guessing it is a resin but I am not sure what kind.

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Mahnmut

Thanks Misha,

Hammerhead shark is right. Sphyrna mokarran. Wonderfully bizarre, isn´t it?

i had it printed in uv hardening resin, that is nothing I would want to handle at home. But it looks just like cartilage

Regrettably the available ct data didn´t contain the whole body, only the head. I am still pondering how to match the delicate detail of the print. At least for the first impression.

 

Aloha

J

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UtahFossilHunter

That’s a great Dunkleosteus model! I’ve always had a soft spot for Dunkleosteus.:wub:

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Mahnmut

Thanks!

I think Dunkleosteus may have appreciated a soft spot, although looking at those jaws I doubt that he would have needed one ;)

 

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Mahnmut

Hi again,

I don´t like the pictures that much because they show all the little imperfections that don´t catch the eye as much in the original, simply because it is so small.

But still, it´s coming along.

Aloha

J

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Mahnmut

I made a waxen placeholder to shape the ribs around.

it looks like sushi.

Aloha

J

sushi.jpg

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ReptileTooth

Great sculpting skills!:dinothumb:

You really captured the mastodonsaurus skull in such small scale! Looking forward to see it finished.

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Mahnmut

Thanks ReptileTooth!

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Mahnmut

Ribs. Always a pain in the back.

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Mahnmut

But when the ribs are done, the rest is easy.

Although I don´t know yet how to give him the processus uncinati he deserves

 

Behold the great Mastodonsaurus!

Aloha

J

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Mahnmut

Jaws!

 

I had some trouble to get a printable file for the mandibula out of the scan data, but here they are.

Not printable in the nice cartilage-like translucent material of the maxilla, but still, jaws make it a shark.

Getting a good foto of the translucent skull was not that easy, but on the other hand I like the look of the contrast-enhanced profile, looks somehow like an x-ray.

 

Sphyrna moccaran.

 

Aloha

J

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