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Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:05:05 AM »








his refreshing rendition is so different from the others ive seen.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 11:06:38 AM »
It looks so weird but I really like it. The scales are gorgeous.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 11:20:32 AM »
his version is heavily inspired by extant chelonian species like the indo-australian snake necked turtles and the fly river turtle. Goro is a turtle hobbyist btw. and to those who do not know, he sculpted a lot of Kaiyodo's prehistoric animal figures.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 11:30:10 AM »
Whoa, they've taken the whole "snake threaded through the body of a turtle" quite literally.  It is a beautiful sculpt. Inaccurate in many ways, unlikely in other ways, but stunning to look at. As Sauroid said, it looks like they were mostly inspired by long-necked turtles, which have a very different skeletal anatomy to plesiosaurs. Is it for sale anywhere?



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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 11:40:05 AM »
The lake in our local park is full of Eastern Snake Necked Turtles so it's weird seeing an ancient marine reptile so reminicent of these modern reptiles! I too would love to know if this is a one off or available commercially, though having said that I suspect that it will be out of my price range as a lot of these higher end figures usually are. Great to see the images however.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 11:48:04 AM »
It's unique, I'll give it that. And the sculpting is nice.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »
i do not know if this figure is for sale because his fb posts are 100% in Japanese :D

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 11:53:26 AM »
I like how the neck is fleshy. Has a fishy feel too. Great sculpt.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 11:54:36 AM by Reptilia »

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 11:54:10 AM »
I doubt it's for sale. A most he'd make casts of it. But from what I've seen, most Japanese sculptors keep their originals.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 12:42:03 PM »
It might not be accurate but it's a great sculpt, I love turtles, all of them (by the way we have only a word for turtle in my country, I've seen like 3 in English  :))), so this looks great for me.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 02:27:30 PM »
"Fresh" and impressive, I really like it, though the surface structures look to me like a somewhat wild mix of several creatures.... neck of the named Chelodina, flippers and belly from Caretta or Chelonia,  back scales from Hydrophis or another sea snake.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 05:44:30 PM »
Saw this last night, very cool. Adam that snake through the turtle bit is exactly what I was thinking lol 

One of his post said he might sell copies at Wonderfest I think?  I tried translating it.  "   宇都宮聡 On the wonder festival next year
Three, one.
I'm going to sell it for 50 million!  "

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 05:47:37 PM »
[...]

 "   宇都宮聡 On the wonder festival next year
Three, one.
I'm going to sell it for 50 million!  "

Proud price :D

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
yeah..even in Yen.. lol

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 07:00:27 PM »
Not much to add to other responses...

Whoa, they've taken the whole "snake threaded through the body of a turtle" quite literally.  It is a beautiful sculpt. Inaccurate in many ways, unlikely in other ways, but stunning to look at. As Sauroid said, it looks like they were mostly inspired by long-necked turtles, which have a very different skeletal anatomy to plesiosaurs.

... ditto!

It looks like something you might see in a modern-day Harryhausen film, and that's not (only) intended as criticism.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 07:16:36 PM »
I like it.  It differs from the standard plesiosaur figures in so many ways.  inaccurate or not,  I like it very much.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 07:43:51 PM »
Very interesting! If only they would make a toy version of it.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2017, 02:38:18 AM »
i hope he proposes to Kaiyodo to make a plastic version of it. hopefully the same size as the original sculpt.

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2017, 02:38:57 AM »
Man, it looks gorgeous!

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Re: Goro Furuta's awesome Plesiosaur sculpture
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2017, 04:17:17 AM »
That does look really gorgeous.