Orthocone and Ammonite

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Lately I have become fascinated by another ancient cephalopod and begun thinking of sculpting it in 24th scale. (That may never happen.) But here is something I have been doodling with and I thought you might like to see it.

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I did not realize the curled shell animals got THAT big! I've see photos of the smallest you show (the fossil found in Germany) and thought that was pretty much as big as they came.
 

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According to the Wiki page, that fossil is incomplete. The living chamber is missing. The size estimates given (hopefully by people who would know) are 2.5 and 3.5 maters if the shell was whole.
 

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LOL, the TONMO measurement standard has humorously become a double decker bus :bus: (this happened before my time so I don't know its origin) so the question becomes, "how many VW bugs does it take to make a double decker bus?" :wink:
 

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Hmmm. I just so happen to have a double decker bus on file. It will take a bit of English to adapt the scale. But it is certainly doable.

 

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Why doesn't that picture give you the option to see the full size image?
 

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There are several ways to upload and display images and I have given some hints on the results in the tips and tricks thread in the Octopus' Den forum. When you use the picture icon (vs upload) to attach a file, the software will resize it to fit, keeping the original length and width ratio so the size depends upon the ratio as well as the overall size. If you upload the image, there are a couple of display choices but I don't believe clicking to display the original size in a new window is currently available in any of the display choices.
 

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