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     Fossil preparation is one of the things I enjoy doing when the day is over and bodily energy is limited.  Having a model-building background has really helped...patience, hand-eye coordination, texturing, and painting are all important parts of fossil prep, repair, and restoration.
Fossil Preparation

Hoplophoneus skull.  Oligocene, White River Formation.  Found near Wall, South Dakota in the 1970s.

This is a current project.  The skull is in a block of matrix and will be removed and displayed in an articulated pose.  I plan on making the frame with a movable jaw.
Hoplophoneus sabertooth nimravid skull
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