Back from a blogging hiatus owed to a sinus operation (I’ll live), here’s more on the Urzeit Park. It makes some kind of sense to go through the park era by era, after all that’s how it is structured. But I won’t show you the eras in chronological order, that’s too boring and predictable. Today, let me bring you the Jurassic models.
First off, here’s another shot of the lovely Mamenchisaurus in the setting sun:
On the left, you can barely make out another model in the sauropod’s shadow that had to live up to enhanced scrutiny by me: Kentrosaurus. Here are two better shots:
Anorexic, and with a lot of fantasy osteoderms. And the spike is on the shoulder, not the hip – gargh! Other than that, it is fun to see a bipedal stegosaur. The shoulder girdle is nice and narrow, and the huge bones are hidden by the huge muscles. Decidedly not shrink-wrapped. Overall, not too bad :)
There are five more Jurassic dinosaurs, and together they all own the volcano. I didn’t get a picture of the Archaeopteryx – something about that little bugger and models always makes me want to puke. Compsognathus somehow fell by the roadside. Thus, all I have are Allosaurus, Dilophosaurus and – yeah, Brachiosaurus. Talk about the Jurassic Park gang. Oh, and then there was a Diplodocus, with a juvenile by its side. At least one addition other than Archaeopteryx (which is a must in Germany)! Here they all are:
I won’t go into the details here – for example, the sauropods have nails (uh-oh!), which is in this case not as bad as many seem to think. That will have to wait a while. Overall, the models are pretty good, and they look good in the landscape. Oh, landscape….. what’s missing now is a view of the volcano. I’ll use one with Allosaurus in front. Yes, that’s people up there, it is a lot bigger than it looks!
’nuff said for today. The next era will be up soon.