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BEAST of CRONOS by GLITTERWOLF

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2 hours ago, Peithetairos said:

That one looks really cool, too!

 

Oh there are many cool STL files out there and Lord of the Print has some great monsters and creatures.

I need to paint till I've cleared my desk, I've been printing since I got the Elegoo Mars in April and now I need room in order to be able to print more.

The cycle goes on forever..

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13 hours ago, NecroMancer said:

Those eyes are elfing fantastic!

 

 

Thanks, I start with white, then Vallejo Fluo Yellow.

Then a red and a little triangle of white with black borders.

Finish with a white reflection dot.

 

3 hours ago, Rigel said:

The coral reef base is especially sweet! 

 

Thanks it was part of the model.

I looked at pictures of real coral reefs to get a feeling fo colours you could encounter.

Happy it worked out.

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Nicely done. Coming from the state Kronosaurus queenslandicus was named after and obsessed with prehistoric beasties as a kid, I was always a bit miffed I couldn’t visit the original fossil in the Queensland Museum (it had been snaffled up by the Smithsonian). Fast forward 30 or so years and I did a stint teaching at a place a few hours down the road from the newly opened “Kronosaurus Korner” museum established at the site of the original discovery. Some of our students even managed to uncovered a 4m Icthyosaur skeleton on a fossicking trip.

 

You’ve done a great job bringing it to life. That eye looks like it’d be at home atop a tower in Mordor.

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5 hours ago, Dr Boom said:

Nicely done. Coming from the state Kronosaurus queenslandicus was named after and obsessed with prehistoric beasties as a kid, I was always a bit miffed I couldn’t visit the original fossil in the Queensland Museum (it had been snaffled up by the Smithsonian). Fast forward 30 or so years and I did a stint teaching at a place a few hours down the road from the newly opened “Kronosaurus Korner” museum established at the site of the original discovery. Some of our students even managed to uncovered a 4m Icthyosaur skeleton on a fossicking trip.

 

You’ve done a great job bringing it to life. That eye looks like it’d be at home atop a tower in Mordor.

 

Thank you!

I love Fantasy and I love History, especially Military History and the Evolution of Animals.

Prehistoric animals are something I have always loved.

I mean how close can you get to actual dragons and other fantastic creatures?

 

I would have been thrilled to discover such a fossil!

Awesome that you got to teach there!

 

As for that eye being at home in Mordor....

Sauron / Saurian / Saurus???

Who knows?

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. . . Briefly resurrecting this thread.

 

The Queensland Museum is currently presenting a "Sea Monsters" exhibition, concentrating on Mesozoic marine reptiles from Queensland. I was hoping for a bit more on Kronosaurus, but it was a great display nonetheless. Learnt quite a bit, including the rather fundamental factoid that Kronosaurus is nowhere near the largest prehistoric marine reptile as I was led to believe as a child. That title goes to Shonisaurus, an icthyosaur at a whopping 21m. The display had a cast of the skull which is about the size of a VW beetle. No teeth, suggesting it fed on plankton like modern day whale sharks.

 

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At 10m, Kronosaurus wasn't even bigger than Tylosaurus, although it may have been the heaviest of the plesiosaurs - as a short-necked plesiosaur it's shorter but probably bulkier than the long necked versions. Below are some pics I took at the display:

 

These are a couple of 3D prints they've done. Colour scheme seems to be based on Orcas and some species of dolphin.

 

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Since the original discovery at Hughenden (not Richmond as I previously through, a few fragmentary fossils have been found. This is a section of lower jaw found near Boulia:

 

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And the following is the tip of a nose found in Richmond:

 

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Finally, a cast of the almost complete skeleton of an as yet undescribed polycotylid plesiosaur found near Richmond and nicknamed "Penny" for the time being. Only about 4m long, it's similar in appearance to Kronosaurus but latest thinking has it not closely related. The original is on display at Kronosaurus Corner in Richmond.

 

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A great display overall. It reminded me that once this Covid-19 stuff gets sorted I need to get back to the Museum of South Australia in Adelaide - not only do they have the original Ediacaran fossils, but they also have a nice collection of opalised plesiosaur fossils from around Coober Pedy

 

 

 

 

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Kronosaurus! Young Samedi would have been absolutely ecstatic! And old Samedi still thinks those marine dinosaurs are really cool. Great work on the skin texture. And the eyes, of course!

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