Pterosaur #4 almost done

There is no more foam work to do for the unnamed toothless dsungaripterid. Just gauze and acrylic resin. The mandible is done.

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I just started to add the gauze to fill the gaps in the head cavities. This is a view of the top back showing the upper temporal apertures.

gauze_ptero4

Spooky, isn’t it? It might get scarier if you look at the lower back (occipital) view:

p4_back

This is a view of the skull (without the mandible).

p4_topside

And this is what it looks like underneath so far (a lot of work to do there still).

p4_bottom_back

We can add the mandible and now it smiles!

p4_mouth_front

And this is a dorsal view of the the skull.

p4_above

Compare it with this real fossil of a Dsungaripterus (from David Hone’s Archosaur Musings.

http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/dorsal-dsungaripterus/

The angle in my photo is slightly different, but my goal is to have it look exactly like that (without the teeth of course, since my pterosaur is not a Dsungaripterus but a related toothless species).

Update

I practically finished the skull and now it looks a lot more like the picture above. Compare:

top_view

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