Tupuxuara: two more cervicals

I decided to carve the two shorter cervicals from a solid block of foam. These are the last two cervicals. The ones which connect to the thoracic vertebrae (notarium). I tried to make one of them hollow but it got too complicated, so I gave up and cut out a block of XPS foam for each one.

foam

And then I carved them in the shape of the vertebrae. I later added some details with strips of foam, filled in the gaps and shaped with fire. Here they are in dorsal view compared to the sixth cervical vertebra (cervical #5, after atlas/axis).

after_fire

I tried to fit the vertebrae together. Based on how well they connected, I made some adjustments, cut some parts, added some foam. When finished, I covered each one with a layer of acrylic resin (modelling paste) and when dry, stained them with coffee. Here are some pictures of the final result.

This is the front:

front

And this is the back:

back

The two last cervicals seen from below, separated and connected:

connect

connect_bottom

A view from above:

connect_top

And from the sides:

connect_side

These pictures show the last three cervical vertebrae connected. This is a view from below:

connect_w_side_bottom

Here is a dorsal view:

connect_w_5_top

And a side view:

connect_w_5_side

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  1. Pingback: Making of a Tupuxuara | The Imaginary Pterosaur

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