I... uh, took over a large shed over in my moms' backyard. It is probably the most paleontologically educational shed in all of Florida. I should set up a sign in her front yard: Dinosaur Shed, $1 admittance! It could be awesome.
1$ admittance is so little, and yet, it sounds catchy and irresistible. XD Have you sent in photos of your work to museums n' stuff? o3o Maybe you could go to a 'con and sell them... I know that much less epic, huge, realistic statues sell for hundreds at conventions. I'd price your stuff at like... 500$-2000$, at least. Idk how much museums buy stuff for. Maybe much more. 8D
Dannng, I want to visit your dinosaur exhibit and bring friends n shenanigannnssss
This is so awesome! It's just wonderful! I read below you're trying to sell your models, and just wondering, but what would you ask for this one And I hear you can't get them sold, but maybe you could try to sell it to museums... (Especially museums in Argentina might have some interest in this model )
Thanks~ ^^ Ideally, probably $4-500 considering the time and materials. I've been looking at some museums, but either they're super cheap roadside things, don't do dinosaurs and such, or are well above my skill level so I can't bring myself to contact them. OTZ (And fear of rejection, that's slowed me down a bit too. Stupid reason, but we're all our own worst critics. I'll get over it when my boss finally gets fed up with my growing hoard of prehistoric beasties and orders them gone)
I don't know if that works for you, but maybe you could try in the Netherlands... Our natural history museums are not that large as those in the USA, but not small roadside things either. Probably the kind of museums you're looking for, but it might be a little far away...
Thank you~ I drew a lot of sketches, but no models(too impatient, that would certainly be a good idea though). It starts out as a bunch of foam blobs that need to be shaped and attached together. [link]
This is a replica rather than a skin mount(kind of hard to get a hold of cretaceous crocodiles these days), but either way it's just a matter of studying live animals and practicing. I've been apprenticing as a taxidermist for two years and it's only in the last few months that I can make deer actually look like deer...
So, I guess what I'm saying is, if you want to get good at taxidermy you might as well start now.
As for the pieces, I try unsuccessfully to sell them. xD
That's really odd that you can't find buyers. These are fabulous. Maybe you could strike up a bargain with a curio store or some such. Something that caters to the 'strange'. The novelty of owning a replica like this seems like it would be hard to pass up.