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RE: Deinonychus skeletal model

Quite excellent! Better than the current museum mounts!

On Mon, August 5, 2013 10:38 pm, Jason Brougham wrote:
> Of course that is at:
> http://www.softdinosaurs.wordpress.com/
> www.jasonbrougham.com
> ________________________________________
> Hi DML'ers!
> I put up two images of a Deinonychus reconstruction I did a few years ago.
> I drew on all the published sources, the Yale specimens, and AMNH stuff. I
> am happy with the skull and pectoral girdle, but I had to fatten up a few
> places, like the knees, to fit an aircraft steel armature through. It
> basically welded a bicycle frame inside it! Also I rushed the uncinates a
> little and ran out of time to put on gastralia. But, overall, I stand by
> it.
> It was great, if fatiguing, to sculpt every little bit of an animal this
> big from just clay.
> I hope you like it.
> cheers

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