Thursday, March 22, 2012

Screaming (Saber Tooth) Skulls

Many Moons ago I thought about what an epic addition a Saber Tooth Cat Skull would be to my Victorian / Steam Punk themed curio collection. Alas, I could never afford a real fossil (2.5 Mil to 10,000 Yrs) skull until I stumbled upon a company who made life sized, quality molds of various Pleistocene age fossils. They are used for study in major colleges, universities and to be displayed in museums or private collections. These anchient mammal bones are extracted from the La Brea Tar Pits in California. When it arrived in the mail the only dissappointment was that the impressive skull was all one colour white. I proceeded to hand paint it to depict contrast between the softer bone and the enamel teeth as an original fossil would appear.
Narwhal Tusk next?