|The original hole in the ground, field season 2005
|The first ugly toe. It got better.
|Copies of this ungual can be purchased at www.deeptimefossils.com
|I really like this shot
We tried to make the supporting steel as visually unobtrusive as possible while still being substantial enough to do its job of holding up hundreds of pounds of real bone (and quite a bit of super glue). There might just be as much steel by weight as original bone in this mount, but it really doesn't feel like it.
|Every bone gets its own personal mounting steel support
We're really happy how this mount turned out and now all you tyrannosaur researchers out there know who to talk to about planning a visit and publishing. No more excuse to pretend it doesn't exist anymore! And if you notice, things look "unfinished" in the photographs. This is because I helped install it back in August, so if you have better pictures of the display from your next visit I'd love to see them! Here's to thousands and thousands of visitors liking this specimen just as much as we do!
|The finished mount, curator for scale
|An even better photo without the curator
|Pete's huge (as far as tyrannosaurs go) arm