Meeting a Dinosaur on Sunday Morning
Strange what you come across in the course of carrying out your duties for Everything Dinosaur. Take yesterday for example, some of us had been invited to a museum in Worcestershire to participate in a “Dinosaur Day”. We had provided lots of technical information and such like before hand and on the day itself we came down with various fossils and replica casts of dinosaur fossils to show the visitors.
The day was a great success with over 1,100 people attending and we were bombarded with questions about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Taking Gallimimus for a Walk
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Whilst awaiting the first of our visitors on the day, we came across Gavin Howard the Director of Avalon Studios Group and the man behind the amazing dinosaur and other prehistoric animals models seen at the Dinosaurs Unleashed event. He and his team had kindly supplied the museum with some ornithomimids and a Deinonychus model to help support the dinosaur day.
It was quite surreal to see a Gallimimus going for a walk on a Sunday morning, as the finely detailed model was rolled into place. Gallimimus was a large ornithomimid dinosaur that lived in Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous. One of the largest “Ostrich-like dinosaurs”, Gallimimus reached lengths of approximately 6 metres and it was a powerful runner, although its arms and hands were proportionately much smaller than other members of the Ornithomimosauria – as can be seen in the excellent model next to Gavin.
There are not that many models of ornithomimids in the ranges of mainstream dinosaur companies, but CollectA does include a replica of Struthiomimus in its not to scale range of figures: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Range.
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