Post by Supersaurus on May 23, 2009 9:51:16 GMT -5
A baby Velociraptor hatchling sculpt as seen in Jurassic Park. This neat little prop was used in the lab scene during the guests tour around the parks visitor centre. Egg measures approx 8 inch.
As you can probably tell, I have created a quick mock-up of the egg and dinosaur to work out the proportions. Once I'm happy I've got everything looking good, I will start an egg in clay.
Here's the Raptor sitting in the egg for comparison. Looking at the movie stills, I feel the egg I did is slightly over-sized. It is currently 8" in length so I may reduce it to 7 1/2 inches to get the head looking just right sticking out of the top.
It is all very rough right now as you can see, this is not to be the actual model I will be finishing, only a quick mock-up. The egg actually looks smaller in these pics comapred to the head, and in a way, right. But in life, that's not the case unfortunately.
I wondered if the movie image shows the egg with the narrow end up, or the fat end? How would birds or dinosaurs hatch in life? Is there some kind of rule that they always break out in a certain area of the egg first (i.e. wide end of egg)? Mabe the embryo grows in a certain position and the head is always near the wider end of the egg?? Any ideas people?
Post by bladeofthemoon on Jun 19, 2009 1:37:18 GMT -5
You know ? I can't think of 1 dinosaur egg fossil I've seen that had a large and a small end... ?
These in the film were artificial so it prob doesn't matter really... ;D
Let's look at from a technical or practical point of view...For stability the bigger end should be on the bottom...it would just work out better. For the sake of canon, I believe the one in the film has the pointed end up .
Hey Giu ! heard anything about Roostercat's new pieces ? I'm waiting to get one of the baby dinos from him...and I can't wait to hear a price on the 1/1 Rex head he is doing...since it's a kit..it might be in my budget ! ;D
Post by Supersaurus on Jun 20, 2009 6:22:15 GMT -5
Thanks for the info!
I'm not certain, but I think fossil Raptor eggs had a slightly narrow end. I've seen replica casts and they look exactly like the ones Grant's holding at the base of the tree in JP. These seem to have a narrow and wide end also.