Those clever and talented people at JurassicCollectables have posted up another dinosaur model review onto their YouTube channel. This time it is the stunning new for 2017 Papo Ceratosaurus in the spotlight. The Papo Ceratosaurus is one of six new dinosaurs or repainted dinosaurs being added to the Papo range this year and it has attracted praise from many model forums and collecting communities, it is a fantastic model of the Late Jurassic predator.
JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model
Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables
Ceratosaurus Takes Centre Stage
In this video, which lasts a little over four minutes, the narrator takes the viewer on a guided tour of this excellent figure. Starting with a detailed examination of the skull and that articulated lower jaw, the spokesperson for JurassicCollectables comments on the use of various washes to add detail and the careful choice of paints as well as highlighting how nicely sculpted the digits and claws are. In a lot of the artwork that depicts Theropod dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation of the western United States, it is often the larger Allosaurus that is given centre stage, a case in point being the David Bonadonna artwork that accompanied our article (May 5th), on the new diplodocid Galeamopus pabsti.*
With the introduction of the Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur model, Ceratosaurus is likely to gain in popularity, especially amongst dedicated collectors, who perhaps may not have heard a lot about this Late Jurassic Theropod.
The Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Several Species within the Ceratosaurus Genus
A number of species have been assigned to the Ceratosaurus genus, including a species from Portugal and a tentative assignment after fossil material was discovered in Tanzania. The large skull in proportion to the body size has been captured in this Papo replica and the JurassicCollectables video review provides plenty of scope for viewers to study this replica from a variety of angles. Those bony ridges (extensions of the lacrimal bones), are shown in close-up view and the narrator takes care to discuss the paintwork associated with the dermal armour that runs down the back and the flanks.
The New for 2017 Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Scale Comparisons with Other Papo Models
A feature of the video reviews from JurassicCollectables are the size comparisons undertaken using other well-known prehistoric animals. Naturally, “off-colour Alan” is on hand to help out and in this video, the 2016 Papo Kaprosuchus along with a Papo Velociraptor figure are used to provide an indication of the size of the Ceratosaurus. For good measure, the recently reviewed Papo Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur model is filmed next to the Papo Ceratosaurus. It is great to see these highly collectable figures shown in this way.
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Papo’s “Les Dinosaures” Model Range
Although, Papo has chosen not to create scale models, their range of prehistoric animal figures is increasingly rapidly. In addition, to the models already introduced this year, Everything Dinosaur is expecting stocks of the new Dimorphodon, Cave Bear, Smilodon and the Cryolophosaurus dinosaur to arrive shortly. In terms of Theropods (not including models of birds), Papo currently offers nearly a dozen Theropods and several variations of the most popular carnivorous dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus rex. There are plans to add yet more in the late autumn, (more about this nearer the time). For the moment, we shall watch the JurassicCollectables Papo Ceratosaurus video review once more.
To the full range of Papo prehistoric animals including the Papo Ceratosaurus model on Everything Dinosaur’s website: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models
*To read Everything Dinosaur’s article on Galeamopus pabsti: Whipping Up Interest in Whiplash Dinosaurs