Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tarbosaurus & Saurolophus

 Tarbosaurus & Saurolophus, the official toy of the special exhibition "The Gobi:Cradle of the most enchanting dinosaur fossils" 
I sculpted the original models with supervising by paleontologist Mahito Watabe.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tamba sauropod head

Tamba sauropod head as a signboard of Tamba Dinosaur Fossil Lab was opened to the public yesterday.
This model was based on my work>

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A new dinosaur illustrated reference book

New dinosaur illustrated reference book for kids was published. Some my works are used on this book. And my company helped editing a little.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tambatitanis amicitiae (Tamba sauropod )(2013)

Tambatitanis amicitiae
Tamba sauropod

length 120cm
scale about 1/10
The sauropod that discovered from Tamba city ,Hyogo,Japan.

This model was ordered by Tanba city.
Supervised by Haruo Saegusa( Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo,), the researcher of this dinosaur.

This model is exhibited at Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab.


Utatsusaurus (2013)

Utatsusaurus hataii
length 80cm
scale 1/5

This model is orderd by Tohoku University in Japan. Supervised by Ryosuke Motani,  Ichthyosauria researcher.
Utatsusaurus is the earliest Ichthyosauria, and one of the representative fossil animal in Japan.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Numataphocoena (2009)

Numataphocoena  yamashitai

This models are sculpted for Numata Fossil Museum in Japan.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hyogo International Dinosaur Symposium 2013

Hyogo International Dinosaur Symposium 2013
March 16-17

 The first day naight, we stayed and had a dinner at a spring inn.

The second day, I and Takashi Oda talked about our art work at Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab.

 Xing Xu , Mahito Watabe, James Kirkland, and Haruo Saegusa.

James Kirkland, Xing Xu , and Takanobu Tsuihiji.

Romain Amiot and a origami dinosaur he made.

I, Ren Hirayama, and James Kirkland with my work 

 Thr paleontologists expained the exhibition of  Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab. to participant  of the sympojium.

I gave James Kirkland Tarbosaurus and Saurolophus the official toy of the exhibition "The Gobi:Cradle of the most enchanting dinosaur fossils" .
I sculpted the models for these toys.
The center is Mahito Watabe, He is the supervisor of these toys. 

 After the sympojium, We went to Osaka Museum of Natural History  to see  a special exhibition "The Gobi:Cradle of the most enchanting dinosaur fossils" .

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A new dinosaur book for children.

New Dinosaur book for children.
All dinosaurs images are my works.
The supervisor is Katsuhiro Kubota, paleontologist of Kannamachi Dinosaur Center.
The editor has edited many dinosaur books.
I'm very pleased to make book with them!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Drepanosaurus (2012)

Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus

Length 25cm
Scale 1/2

Of course, I know these plants were not in Triassic.  I took this picture with imagination as "if we can keep this animal".

My Drepanosaurus with Dan Chure and his wife  at SVP annual meeting in 2013.
He presented on new specimens of Drepanosaurus at the SVP, and used my work images in the presentation.

Main references, 

" The taxonomy and paleobiology of the Late Triassic (Carnian-Norian: Adamanian-Apachean) drepanosaurs (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha: Drepanosauromorpha)."
Silvio Renesto, Justin A. Spielmann, Spencer G. Lucas, and Giorgio Tarditi Spagnoli. (2010).
 New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 46:1?81

Phil Senter
Division of Mathematics and Science, Lamar State College-Orange,
410 Front St., Orange, Texas 77630 USA