Vault Tales 137 Shapeways Edaphosaurus

Here we are again, with a second Edaphosaurus in as many weeks. This time it is a 3D printed model from Shapeways, designed by creator GNModels, AKA Galileo Hernandez. I recognized the name as a sculptor that had created non-3D print model kits for some people, but I am not much for building; the opportunityContinue reading “Vault Tales 137 Shapeways Edaphosaurus”

Vault tales 127 – Clades – Chondrostei

I am back with another Clades post. This one is exciting because it features one of my favorite fish groups! It’s also daunting because I have a lot of representatives of this group (unlike most of the ones I’ve done) which means more to say. And also trying to sort out photo presentation… As itContinue reading “Vault tales 127 – Clades – Chondrostei”

Vault tales 109 – Clades – “Stegocephalia”

So we’re back with another ‘clades’ post, and this one is a very unique one, which requires one heck of a caveat! In this case, it is figures labelled as ‘Stegocephalia’ in my collection database–informal labels, not truly clades. If I was going to discuss all of the stegocephalians, well, it would cover the entirelyContinue reading “Vault tales 109 – Clades – “Stegocephalia””

Vault tales 104 – Clades – Gorgonopsia

We’re back to another clades post–this time it’s one where I actually have a number of models, from a group that I actively collect. It’s the group of synapsids called Gorgonopsia–a group of reptile-looking Permian tetrapods that, being part of Therapsida, are more closely related to mammals. They, along with related groups, were often referredContinue reading “Vault tales 104 – Clades – Gorgonopsia”

Vault Tales 93 Shapeways Kosmoceratops

For this post we’re going to look at another figure produced through Shapeways. This time it is a Kosmoceratops sculpted by noted artist David Krentz. I don’t know if he has added more, but for a while he was putting up small 1:72 dinosaur models, and since no one at the time was making one,Continue reading “Vault Tales 93 Shapeways Kosmoceratops”