Scale 1:1L 86, H 25, W 25 (mm)
Hand-cast polyurethane resin from silicon molds
My recast version of the Wiccart skull model
I had long-wanted a copy of the Wiccart Rhamphorhynchus but, being high-grade unobtanium I was resigned to never seeing an original model. Nevertheless, I made contact with Frank Galef and he came to the rescue! Frank also has a website dedicated to dinosaurian interests. In fact he owns a great collection of original Wiccart models, including an original and unbuilt Wiccart Rhamphorhynchus skull model.
More views of my recast version. It really is a remarkable model and, holding it in your hand it feels so very birdlike and delicate. I have not modified the model yet, but will correct details of the palate and the back of the skull in time.
Original Wiccart Skull Kit
ABOVE: Full kit shown above. Many parts were in separate hand-labeled zip-lock bags. There were three pages of assembly instructions with the kit (not shown).
The original skull was cast in a yellowish resin, fragile, and extremely delicate in form. Before I recast it I cleaned parts of flash and some minor repairs were made (Wiccart kits were a little rough around the edges).
RIGHT: close-up views.