So after 21 years from discovery, just one more year to see our star go up. And yes, I am working on at least one merchandising thing that you will all really want...maybe I'll need a larger (limited) run...
One photo of the model's pose is here--it isn't perfectly clear, but it is a serpentine running pose, meant to invoke an animal that is zigging when it was originally zagging (in this instance, right toward the visitor). The pose was even okayed by Phil Currie, and the fabricators have apparently not seen a pose like this before, so it's pretty cool (and I think proprietary, because why wouldn't it be? ;D).
This, and a tylosaurus coming in next week...this is a very busy month
But will the gastralia be added? It really should in order to give a full idea of the animal's massive size;
Isn't Scotty particularly unique due to it having the moss massive (not largest, but most robustly built) skull ever found in a TRex?
Any ideas why? Subspecies?
There are lots of unique things about Scotty (huge mass, very old age, some gracile and robust features, most complete Canadian specimen) but the official publication is still in the works.
As for gastralia, I doubt it--none (one?) were found, it would be very expensive to include, and since it isn't 'my' specimen it wasn't really up to me anyway (I'm just glad to be getting the skeleton up).