Decided to try my hand at another prehistoric creature but with a bit more time to work than the last one.
Pliosaurus funkei, the biggest of the pliosaurs nowadays. With a head that was almost 3 to 5 feet longer than a t-rex in the largest estimates and about 40+ feet long and weighed a lot.
If anyone watched the BBC’s walking with dinosaurs, Pred X is about 3 times the size of Liopleurodon.
Since it’s intended to be part of a show reel, I don’t think I’ll be wasting my time with such stuff. If you want to, there’s plenty of models to reference. And Pred x wasn’t a dinosaur, it was a prehistoric marine reptile… different as dinosaurs went extinct and a vast majority of the smaller marine reptiles did not.
Maybe you should catch up on your prehistorical σαῦρο history. I highly recommend reading Ludwig Freeman’s book which explains dinosaurs in aoviraptorosaurianical manner. It also explains the Triassic–Jurassic extinction which is highly misunderstood by people like you who can’t get a grip. Mainly because of trauma from the rnchosaurs extinction. As Ludwig said, “句话说笏提高车顶亲密螺母工作.” Truly inspirational words.
As it is, I am quite up to date on paleontology seeing as I have friends (and relatives) both at dinosaur digs and lecturing at universities in this field.
Interesting since I’ve never heard of this Ludwig Freeman. Maybe one of those quacks laughed out of mainstream paleontology that published for the ill-educated??? It’s more than likely you’ve given me the wrong information but as such I’d like you to link this supposedly fantastic book.
And do you even know what this says 句话说笏提高车顶亲密螺母工作 - as someone who speaks the language it’s not even translatable unless you’re missing half the quote.
Haven’t heard of him!?!?! And you call him the quack. The hypocrisy is unbearable! Speak the language? Ha! You can barely comprehend what I’m saying!
Your model looks like a damn mutant turtle. If you had any experience in this field you would know this reptileian wabrockeriszatoris had bionic arms with 50 caliber machine guns sticking out of its ass!!!
I am still waiting for you to post this fantastic book by quack Ludwig Freeman. I know that a Ludwig Freeman died recently… he practiced / taught music… which is hardly related to prehistoric creatures.
Thanks. Growing up in Alberta [and the Bad Lands] gave rise to the love of all things dino.
Added nostrils and eye sockets. Some adjustment to the flipper placement off of what I read and reviewing other more studied subspecies of the genre.
The nice thing about p. funkei is the fact that rough estimates make the head about 8 to 10 feet long, the body itself is about 40-43+ feet from what I’ve read. So that’s four head lengths if one would making it easy to estimate on Blender body length in relation to head length. I copied the head / skull and used an array mod at 0.9 for it to literally be back of skull to nose as a comparison.
After some debate added a small tail fin. Some people say they had it, some don’t. Personally without a longer tail I can’t see the animals being capable of turning a massive head and/or body quickly without a counterbalance.
Needed a day to reference some other subspecies, books, etc. and then sketch out a very rough etching to use as material for the features and finessing. The head has taken me about 2 hours if that and am moving into the neck.