Carnegie Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Diorama
Dinosaur enthusiast and prehistoric animal model collector Paleo Paul emailed Everything Dinosaur and sent us a couple of pictures of his dinosaur diorama featuring a remodelled Giganotosaurus. The talented model maker has used a Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus replica and set this, now quite rare dinosaur model, in a prehistoric scene that features cycads and a flowering plant. Giganotosaurus (G. carolinii) roamed Patagonia (southern Argentina) around ninety seven million years ago and it is regarded as one of the largest theropod dinosaurs described to date. It certainly makes a fitting centre piece to Paleo Paul’s prehistoric scene.
The Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Diorama
Picture credit: Paleo Paul
The Evolution of Flowering Plants
Great care has been taken to build up the vegetation in this diorama. A range of prehistoric plants are depicted including a substantial angiosperm (flowering plant). It was during the latter part of the Cretaceous geological period that flowering plants began to replace ferns, cycads, bennettitales and conifers as the dominant terrestrial flora. Top marks to Paleo Paul for adding a flowering plant to his dinosaur diorama.
Paleo Paul wrote:
“Sharp-eyed collectors will notice a Carnegie Giganotosaurus dinosaur model, I used modellers putty to modify and then repainted.”
At Everything Dinosaur we get lots of pictures sent into us by model collectors and dinosaur fans. We really enjoy seeing how prehistoric animal models are used to create prehistoric scenes and it never ceases to amaze us how talented and skilful a number of our customers are.
The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model
The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus dinosaur model, as part of the scale model range of prehistoric animals made by Safari Ltd, was retired a few years ago. Like the majority of this model range, that was endorsed by palaeontologists from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), it is becoming increasingly difficult for model collectors and dinosaur fans to acquire. Fortunately, Everything Dinosaur still has stocks and our strong links with the American manufacturer has assured Everything Dinosaur customers continued access to this range for the foreseeable future.
The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model Features in the Diorama
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
To view the range of prehistoric animal models available from Safari Ltd in the Wild Safari Prehistoric World range: Safari Ltd. Wild Safari Prehistoric World Figures.
Modifying a Giganotosaurus Model
Paleo Paul has skilfully repositioned the dinosaur’s tail and given this carnivore a deeper, more robust neck. These and the other modifications really help to make the diorama stand out. It’s an excellent prehistoric scene and great care and thought has gone into composition and layout.
A Close Up of the Giganotosaurus Dinosaur
Picture credit: Paleo Paul
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“Our thanks to Paleo Paul for sending in these pictures, we really enjoy looking at all the photographs of prehistoric animal dioramas that we receive. Giganotosaurus, as an apex predator, is a popular choice amongst model makers and we think that Paleo Paul’s interpretation is very praiseworthy.”
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