A Review of Prehistoric Times (Issue 113)
Armour and artists dominate the latest edition of “Prehistoric Times”, the magazine for dinosaur fans and collectors of all things Dinosauria. The front cover features a spectacular piece of artwork created by the very talented Luis Rey, a feathered Tarbosaurus battles the ankylosaurid Tarchia. Inside there is an interview with the London-based illustrator along with some selected images from his most impressive back catalogue. Armoured prehistoric animals is a recurring theme, not only is Ankylosaurus the subject of a Phil Hore feature, but he also covers Archelon (giant prehistoric marine turtle) and Glyptodon a member of the bizarre xenarthran group of mammals. Three Phil Hore features for the price of two, must be some sort of special offer for spring!
The Colourful Front Cover of Prehistoric Times Magazine
Picture credit: Mike Fredericks
Prehistoric Times Magazine
The huge Ankylosaurus skull fossil is discussed in an article by Dr Jordan Mallon, this specimen representing the largest individual known (CMN 8880) was discovered way back in 1947, but its significance and the implications for research into ankylosaurids has only just been realised. Tracy Lee Ford explains how to get ahead when it comes to drawing the cranial features of these most armoured of all the dinosaurs. This article, literally builds on a previously published one that explained the technicalities involved when it comes to producing accurate images of the wide bodies of these ornithischians.
Amongst all the reader submitted artwork, news stories and book reviews (great to see the Blu-ray version of “Dinosaur 13” reviewed, this was a super documentary), the forthcoming Jurassic World is not ignored. Mike Fredericks provides a personal view on this long-awaited block buster. There are some pictures from the movie, plus some images of the inevitable avalanche of merchandise – not too many spoilers (honest). We shall have to see if Jurassic World has been worth the wait.
There is a poignant feature on the Carnegie Collectibles range of models, written by Joshua Morrison. Everything Dinosaur received news, a while back that the partnership between Safari Ltd and the Carnegie Natural History Museum was coming to an end, to read more about this: The End of the Line for Carnegie Collectibles. In an article entitled “Fabled Beginnings: The Origin of the Carnegie Collection”, Joshua leads us through the early days of this iconic replica range.
To see the Safari Ltd range of models currently available from Everything Dinosaur now that the Carnegie Collectibles range is being retired: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Replicas.
Dr John Noad takes readers on a brief guided tour of one of our favourite places on the planet – the Dinosaur Provincial Park of Alberta, Canada and on a very sad note there is an obituary for Stephen Czerkas, sculptor, scientist and author who sadly passed away earlier this year.
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