I imagine the creature exactly as paleo artist, Charlie Mc Grady sculpted it. Charlie actually depicted the scene after the Suchomimus successfully pulled a gargantuan, prehistoric alligator gar type fish out of the waters, and is rightfully enjoying the spoils of it's efforts with the fish disemboweled on the slippery banks of a rocky waterway. But I always enjoy imagining the hunt. I first saw Charlie's sculpture of this 1/12 scale Suchomimus at a model kit convention called Wonderfest in Louisville, KY; maybe it was 2002 or so. Anyway, it wasn't until a few years ago that I purchased a resin casting of the piece from Charlie. Keep in mind that it's 36" long, 1/12 scale. Holding the resin kit is like holding a medium sized Iguana, imagine the proportions of the full-sized creature that lived in what is now Africa, many millions of years ago?
I'll leave you with some nice photos of unpainted resin casting
|Painted by Steve Riojas|