Where several of the other Lost Valley dino-beasts have extra fantasy elements to them, such as extra horns. spiney ridges, a third digit on the vestigial front limbs and such, this one is about just about picture perfectly based on a real dinosaur: The Carnotaurus.
The Carnotaurus lived at some point during the Late Cretaceous period, that lasted from about 100 million to 66 million years ago. There have been found several fossils with bones and skin impressions that show scales, ridges and bumps in the hide. No sign of feathers though.
The fossils are all found in South America, which was part of the supercontinent southern Gondwanaland when these critters existed.
This is the only raptor-like predatory dino we know of that had horns on the skull, looking like very sharp eyebrows more than anything else really.
This model was originally released in metal some years ago, which might explain the difference in design philosophy (“real dinosaur” vs “fantasy dinosaur”). Now it also exists in Bones Black in the Lost Valley.
This mini was finished August 18th 2020.
from the Lost Valley Expansion
Bones 4 kickstarter, delivered 2019
Sculpted by Dennis Mize
Made in Bones Black PVC
65x35mm bespoke 3D printed base
available from reapermini.com
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 214/365 goal // scenery and terrain: 11)
March: 45 / 10
April: 41 // 1
Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion: 29+4 / 36+4 Just 7 to go!
The Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion: