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.

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"