Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus

A fossilized tooth from a theropod was found at the island of Bornholm. Our scientific supervisor - Jesper Milan - suggested the we should make a Megalosaur. John Sibbick made some sketches of the beast and the positioning of it. Jakob Vinther supervised the proto feathering.

Søren Buus made a digital model and sliced it up and constructed it "the old fashioned way" from PU foam covered with a layer of fiberglass reinforced acrylic gypsum. 

To make the proto feathers we bought stretchable artificial fur made with hairs from Yak. We ordered a very loose and open fur and we painted between the hairs to give it a nasty predator look.

The head was sculpted and cast from a flexible poly urethan that we could punch hairs into. The creature was styled by a theatre hairdresser. With the hand made eyes and teeth it got the aggressive look that we wanted to give it.