Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Deinocheirus mirificus

Deinocheirus mirificus
length 60cm
scale 1/18

Hang-jae Lee, one of a co-researcher of Deinocheirus paper, gave me some big advices for this work. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tea party for dinosaur fan women

I planned tea party for dinosaur fan women at a cafe.
The main talker was a student majoring paleontology.

The 1st meeting on 12th Aug. 2014.

The 2nd meeting on 7th May. 2015.

Dinosaur shoes!
One of the participants drew dinosaurs on the shoes.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

a dinner meeting for paleontology fan

30th May, I joined a dinner meeting for paleontology fan as a guest of honor. Paleontologists and Comic artist also joined, and We talked about reconstructing paleo animals.

 Comic artist Masato Hisa is eating Dunkleosteus

A collection of messages for me from participants of the dinner meeting. The drawing is by a comic artist Masato Hisa 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Archaeopteryx siemensii (2015)

Archaeopteryx siemensii
 length 40cm

Main references,
 ・ ARCHAEOPTERYX: The Icon of Evolution (Peter Wellnhofer、 Frank Haase)
 Mayr, G; Pohl, B; Peters, DS. (2005). "A well-preserved Archaeopteryx specimen with theropod features".
Christensen, P; Bonde, N. (2004). "Body plumage in Archaeopteryx: a review, and new evidence from the Berlin specimen"
N. Longrich (2006): Structure and function of hindlimb feathers in Archaeopteryx lithographica
Carney, R; Vinther, Jakob; Shawkey, Matthew D.; d'Alba, Liliana; Ackermann, Jörg (2012). "New evidence on the colour and nature of the isolated Archaeopteryx feather"

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thalassomedon (2015)

Thalassomedon hanningtoni
length 70cm
scale 1/17

Tyrannosauroidea in Tamba city, Japan. (2015)

Tyrannosauroidea  in Tamba city, Japan. 
length 55cm

A supposition model of Tyrannosauroidea discovered in Tamba city, Japan. In Tamba city , Tyrannosauroidea maxillary anterior tooth was discovered. I sculpted this model with reference to Xiongguanlong and Appalachiosaurus. I and the supervising paleontologist couldn't decide the number of fore limb's digit, 2 or 3.So, I made the 3rd digits as detachable. This model is exhibited at Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab.