Isisaurus Colberti

The isisaurus is a sauropod that, at 18m long, is relatively small for its clade. From the few bones that we have, we know that it was odd in other ways, too. The possible hyaena posture attracted me to the creature, and I speculate that it used its thick, powerful neck in a manner similar to a giraffe, as display or outright dueling with rivals.

This model is about 45cm long, making it about 1:40 scale. It’s made of polyclay, aluminum wire & foil, and a piece of 2×4.

You can, of course, read more about it on Wikipedia.

Weird, right?
Weird, right?

 

Working the armature up from Jaime A. Headden's reconstruction, found here. I find the bamboo/aluminum armature design to be really great for this kind of thing; the bamboo is thermoplastic, so you can get it to shape easily, and then it holds its shape, where the aluminum bends easily enough to reposition joints at whim.
Working the armature up from Jaime A. Headden’s reconstruction, found here. I find the bamboo/aluminum armature design to be really great for this kind of thing; the bamboo is thermoplastic, so you can get it to shape easily, but then it holds its shape. The aluminum bends easily enough to reposition joints at whim.

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