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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.

 

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

I made a waxen placeholder to shape the ribs around.

it looks like sushi.

Aloha

J

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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

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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Mahnmut

Aloha.

They are Sauropterygians, not fish, but as Placodontia is one of the tags I added to this thread -and I don´t want to open up to many threads- they go here.

Two species in the making. They will be small even if I make them 1/10 scale (most of my aquatic models are 1/20). Curious how the printout will work.

Best regards,

J

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Mahnmut

Ahoi!

Still not a fish. The parts inside the red lines are restored/fake. I do at least believe the rest is the real thing.

Cheers,

J

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Mahnmut

Still much to do, but I like how the skull came out.

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Mahnmut

I thought I´d show some spine.

That one is handmade the oldfashioned way. Looks not as good upclose as 3d-printed stuff, but somehow its more satisying.

And in my experience it will look fine when its complete and painted.

Aloha,

J

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Mahnmut

Next step, ribs.

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Mahnmut

Still not a fish, but nearly done.

Most spinal osteoderms fell off again while attaching the rest.

Aloha

J

 

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Jackson g

Great work on all of these models. I can't imagine the amount of patience and detail it would take to make them look so accurate. :default_clap2:

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