Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rhamphorhynchus (2015)

Rhamphorhynchus muensteri
length 22cm
scale 1/3

mainly reference

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs ( Peter Wellnhofer)

The Pterosaurs: From Deep Time (David M. Unwin)

Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy ( Mark P. Witton)
The catalogue of the pterosaurs special exhibition in Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum,2012.

Constraints on the wing morphology of pterosaurs (Colin Palmer, Gareth Dyke,2011)

The extent of the pterosaur flight membrane (ROSS A. ELGIN, DAVID W.E. HONE and EBERHARD FREY. 2009)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Paraphysornis (terror bird) (2015)

Paraphysornis brasiliensis
 height 23cm (exclude the base)
scale 1/10

 On the feather of wing (forelimb), the forelimb bones is small like Southern Cassowary,  not similar to ostrich's.  So I represented the rachis like Southern Cassowary, didn't represent flight feather.

mainly reference

 ・Alvarenga, Herculano M. F. & Hofling, Elizabeth (2003): Systematic revision of the Phorusrhacidae (Aves: Ralliformes). Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 43(4): 55-91
・「Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History」Ross Piper

・「Magnificent Mihirungs」


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Miragaia longicollum

Miragaia longicollum
scale 1/12 
length 45cm

Miragaia is a close relative dinosaur to Stegosaurus.
The number of nail, forelimb is 2(Ⅰand Ⅱdigits), hind limb is 1(only Ⅱdigit).
I referred to Stegosaurus of Sauriermuseum Aathal for forelimb, and Gilmore 1914 for hindlimb.  Stegosauria researcher, Shoji Hayashi, gave me some advices for this work.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Allosaurus( from One Million Years B.C.(1966))

Allosaurus( from One Million Years B.C.(1966))
height 20cm

  This Allosaurus is my favorite dinosaur in Ray Harryhausen's dinosaur movies. The dinosaurs in Harryhausen's movies were my first "living" dinosaurs!
About 15 years ago, I sculpted some Harryhausen's movie monsters as original models for goods.
But that time, I wasn't able to sculpt dinosaurs.
This time, finally I was able to sculpt it as my personal work.