Yeah, I mentioned that to give credit to Crazy Crow Man for that back detail- its this sort of thing that I like about getting input from the members here when doing these figures-that is a detail I wouldn't have come up with on my own-
Thanks, al- I hope it lives up to your expectations- i started this piece a little before the time that the Carnegie tylo was released- by the time i saw the photos of the toy tylo, I was fairly far along with mine- it did have an influence on my project, how could it not?- I did try to research this guy- on the Oceans of Kansas site there is a wealth of mosasaur info-many links-including a link to a nice series of photos of I believe the 'bunker' tylo skeletonwhich was what i used the most- that and photos of monitors
I think that they each have their pros and cons in relation to each other- but I must say that I have not seen in person, nor held one of the Carnegie Tylos- I am sure the plastic is cooler on the toy- more piable and tactile than mine-
One of the reasons why to me the Carnegie Tylo is such a hit is the presence of the second set of teeth on the roof of its mouth.
mIne has those secondary rows of teeth on the palate as well- the Carnegie's are wrong though- the smaller second teeth make a sort of V shape formation the two rows getting closer at one end, tapering- they made it where the tip of the V ofthe teeth points out from the throat instead of pointing in to the throat, the way it looks on the 'bunker' skeleton photos I used for research- I am admittedly basing this on looking at photos of the Carnegie, not the actual toy- but it appears this wayto me in the photos of the toy-