Author Topic: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture  (Read 1542 times)

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2017, 05:18:32 AM »
At 50 million Yen (about $5500 CDN!) it's far too pricey for me, but if this sculpt was cast and sold at a reasonable price it would be a must-have. Something about it gives a distinct impression of an infant, it seems so alive being held like that.

I must ask what in particular are the accuracy issues with it? I think the flippers don't connect to the body correctly, but is that it?


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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 01:37:35 PM »
Can't speak about the flippers (don't know plesiosaur anatomy that well), but...

"Contrary to early work... the plesiosaur neck did not have the flexibility required to coil up and strike prey in the manner of some snakes and pleurodiran turtles"

I've also never seen those ridges around and over the body, that look like a leatherback shell or something trying to push it's way out, on any other restoration. Overall I'd echo what Sauroid said earlier - Goro's managed to get a spectacular level of detail, sense of movement and realism by drawing heavily on turtle references; but it's led him to overegg the pudding.
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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2017, 03:18:13 PM »
Pretty, I would buy it as a mythical creature, but definitely not as a Plesiosaur.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 01:48:24 PM »
Whoa! That is a sculpting tour de force!

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2018, 09:42:44 AM »
I've asked him if he will sell kits or painted statues but he does not answer to my messages, I dont know if he doesn't speak English or if he doesn't care about selling his figure.