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The Beauchene Fox by Phoenix-Cry The Beauchene Fox by Phoenix-Cry
This may be the coolest thing I've made in a long time. :giggle:

This is known as a Beauchene Skull, sometimes called an exploded skull. The skull has many bones with suture joints. In the Beauchene Skull these bones are disarticulated. This gives you a chance to see all the bones from all directions in the proper anatomical orientation. I've never seen one done with an animal skull, until now!

I got the metal clamps and springs, and copper rods from a surplus store that sells random stuff. I drilled little holes to connect the copper rods and such. It was painstaking.

I'll finish it up by staining the wood platform with a nice deep cherry.
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mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Cool, I like this a lot, very well put together.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
thanks!
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mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Have you seen anything from Alternative Chrome yet? They'll chrome anything, including skulls. I'm getting some skulls done by them, and your style would work with it. Metal and organics, cool stuff.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I have, and it does look awesome. A beauchene done with part chrome would be really awesome.
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itterrecmas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
cool how did you seperate the skull because this is somthing i would like to try .right now ime doing something simmilar but with a racoon skull that exploded. Note to all dont try to occupy the same space as a moving car
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Ouch, poor raccoon!

I separated the skull by placing it in very hot (but not actually boiling) water for about ten minutes. Then wearing gloves to protect myself from the hot bone I took a flat dental tool and worked it into the seam where the bones are knit together and with a little force they popped apart. Some pieces came apart easier than others. The younger the animal the easier they come apart. Opposum are also famous for falling apart. I tried a young doe skull but that just did not work.
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itterrecmas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thats cool ill have to try that when i get a nice skull thanks for telling me
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
No worries, let me know how it turns out.
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
you are so awesome. omg.... SO awesome.

I *know* this is the first one that I've seen! omfg.

:hugs:
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Squeee! I am pleased you like! I'm working on a Coyote skull and a deer skull right now, I hope to get more bones apart on the next ones.
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