(Above: A spinosaur surfaces for the RareBreed Gallery)
Another spinosaurus as well as custom painting services are now available, no two customs will be exactly alike. This larger spinosaurus is difficult to reproduce due to numerous spines and spiky bits so custom painting for this particular model may be the last; the unpainted 1:60 spinosaurus version will still remain. More models from RareBreed’s Prehistoric Collection are steadily becoming available for RareBreed’s Paint Shop. This spinosaurus has a strong sheen to replicate its watery habitat of tidal flats and forest mangroves. A monster averaging 50 feet and 8 tons this spinosaurus is recreated at 1:40 scale for your collection. A future spinosaurus may replace this version for continuing RareBreed original custom painted works.
A creepy, crawly denizen of North America’s cold mountain waters is the relic hellbender. Reaching upwards of 70 cm and 2 kilos, it’s only rivaled by river monsters known as the Japanese and Chinese giant salamanders, which are dwarfed by their even larger still prehistoric cousins.
Curiously, it breathes mostly through folds of light-sensitive skin which varies from a blotchy brown to reddish color. Swimming with undulating movements as well as numerous wrinkles, its eyes are small, beady, and lidless. It hunts predominately by sense of smell preying on snakes, fish, crawdads, and amphibians (including other hellbenders). Most often it can be found hiding beneath rocks with its flattened skull and body emerging only till dusk. Like newts, these primitive salamanders can regenerate loss limbs and some body parts. As amphibians they go through metamorphosis -about 1.5 years into life their external gills disappear until then, they resemble the ordinary common mudpuppy.