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Fossildude19

Amazing as always, Kris!  :drool:

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Tidgy's Dad

The fish tail is stunning.:wub:

Glad you're feeling better, Kris. 

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

Amazing as always, Kris!  :drool:

 

27 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

The fish tail is stunning.:wub:

Glad you're feeling better, Kris. 

 

Thanks guys. I'm seriously ready to get this fish done. These darn things take too long.

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RJB
1 hour ago, Ptychodus04 said:

These darn things take too long.

  Maybe we should be calling these fish Michelobe fish?  :)   and a hardy har har.  Im actually wondering if anyone is going to 'get' this? 

 

RB

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RJB
On 2/24/2020 at 7:29 PM, Ptychodus04 said:

I did a minor bit of work finally assembling a piece my wife wanted me to test out. So, I give you Mrs. P04’s Knightia clock.

I just bought some clock movements.  Im gunna make MILLIONS!!!   Thanks  man.

 

RB

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Randyw

:wub:  If the rest of the fish is as good as the tail it Looks like it’s going to be great!

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Ptychodus04
54 minutes ago, RJB said:

I just bought some clock movements.  Im gunna make MILLIONS!!!   Thanks  man.

 

RB

I’ll take a 5% concept design fee. :heartylaugh:
 

19 minutes ago, Randyw said:

:wub:  If the rest of the fish is as good as the tail it Looks like it’s going to be great!

It looks like it will be. Just wait until you see the whole thing. We almost cut through it removing a fish from the layer above!

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Ptychodus04

Here’s the current state of the Mio, cut and all.

 

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Ludwigia
12 hours ago, RJB said:

  Maybe we should be calling these fish Michelobe fish?  :)   and a hardy har har.  Im actually wondering if anyone is going to 'get' this? 

 

RB

I got it :D I haven't had any Michelob fish yet, but I sure have worked on a good number of Porter ammonites.

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Ludwigia
5 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

Here’s the current state of the Mio, cut and all.

 

That's gonna be a humdinger. Let us know how much Michelob you've consumed :D

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Ptychodus04
16 hours ago, RJB said:

  Maybe we should be calling these fish Michelobe fish?  :)   and a hardy har har.  Im actually wondering if anyone is going to 'get' this? 

 

RB

I don’t get it... 

4 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

That's gonna be a humdinger. Let us know how much Michelob you've consumed :D

It’s slow but very well preserved. There’s a hard layer a couple micro-layers above the fish so I can scribe down to it with the ME9100, abrade what will come off, then touch up with the micro jack and abrade again. 

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hadrosauridae

what do you use as a backer on your thin and fragile plates?  

That tail is absolutely superb, I cant wait to see the whole thing completed.

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Ptychodus04
39 minutes ago, hadrosauridae said:

what do you use as a backer on your thin and fragile plates?  

That tail is absolutely superb, I cant wait to see the whole thing completed.

I use plywood usually as it is lighter than the cement board @RJB likes.

 

A bit more progress.

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Ptychodus04

Spent some more time on the Mioplosus prep tonight. I quit counting the hours.

 

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hadrosauridae

I think your pics look great, nice job (per usual) on the preps.

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ParkerPaleo

Nice looking fish!  I have a bottom cap Diplo to prep one of these years.  If I can ever unbury myself from my White River backlog.

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Ludwigia

Lookin good Kris.

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Ptychodus04

@hadrosauridae @ParkerPaleo @Ludwigia

 

Thanks guys. This just needs to get trimmed up and I’m contemplating thinning down the slab. It is close to 2” thick and weighs a ton!

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Ludwigia
5 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

@hadrosauridae @ParkerPaleo @Ludwigia

 

Thanks guys. This just needs to get trimmed up and I’m contemplating thinning down the slab. It is close to 2” thick and weighs a ton!

Careful!!

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Ptychodus04
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Careful!!

 Yep. This is a delicate operation. I'll have to cut grooves in the back of the slab and break them off without weakening the rest of the piece!! I may simply epoxy a French cleat to the back of it and call it good.

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Ptychodus04

This little guy was in my “Probably Knightia, May not prep” pile. I needed a bit of mindless work tonight so I pulled this one out at random.

 

I’m not sure what it is yet, but it’s definitely NOT a Knightia.

 

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StevenJD

Check out those teeth!  Very cool Kris.  :dinothumb:

 

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Huntonia

Woah! That's one mean looking mouth. Can't wait to see what the rest looks like. :tff:

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hadrosauridae

Wow, thats an angry looking fish.  I cant wait to see what how it finishes out.

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