Final work on the Gorgosaurus continues and I’m on track for being ready for the planned mid-February for molding of the specimen. At this stage, bare areas of the jacket are being glued and sand from the Gorgosaurus block sprinkled on to the wet glue to create “rock texture”. This is being done so the latex mold is of rock or simulated rock and not the bare plaster jacket. A few more belly ribs have also been found and most of the nice ilium uncovered. The ilium looked awful at first with a bad crack running through it but it has been saved. The attached pictures speak volumes as to how nice this specimen is. There is little more to show preparation-wise on this specimen (until the mold is started) so the future updates will be more photographic in nature as the specimen nears completion.
All photos here and in the series are owned by Darren Tanke and the Royal Tyrrell Museum.