L 720, H 230, W 95 (mm)
Hand-cast polyurethane resin
My Ants Allosaurus model rebuild progress photo Nov 2008
A rebuild and update of the Allosaurus fragilis skeleton model produced in the mid-1990's by the Ants company (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA). I consider this my "Holy Grail" as it took over five years to obtain one, eventually from a private collector in New York. It was worth the wait however as the copy I secured in June 2008 was as-new, unbuilt, and untouched since invoiced in March 1994. An early edition, it consists of 150 parts (later editions had fewer separate parts).
This model is a perfect compliment to Phil Platt's Apatosaurus model; it's the same scale, very accurate, and a contemporary predator of Apatosaurus. This model was also made entirely by one man; Steven Wagner. He sculpted the model largely from technical drawings in the classic monograph Allosaurus fragilis A Revised Osteology (Madsen, 1976) (pdf here). Madsen's 160+ page publication is unique in that virtually every bone of the animal is reconstructed and drawn to scale.