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  Blue Whale Skeleton Returns - Day 6
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The goal for today was to assemble the ribs and mandibles. Academy Studios achieved that goal and also assembled the upper limbs of the flippers. There are smaller bones to attach and then work on the finishing details begins. At this point, we are on time to have the Blue Whale skeleton fully articulated by Friday, November 19.

8 RIBS, ZERO MANDIBLES
MOVING FIRST MANDIBLE
ATTACHING FIRST MANDIBLE
SECOND MANDIBLE ASSEMBLED
ATTACHING THE RIBS
ATTACHING MORE RIBS
ALL RIBS ASSEMBLED
INSIDE THE COMPLETED RIB CAGE
UPPER LIMBS OF FLIPPERS ATTACHED
(Scapula, Humerus, Radius, and Ulna)

ALMOST COMPLETE: Remaining bones to attach: ear bones, hyoid bones, pelvic bones, carpal bones, phalanges, and tip of tail.)

 

 

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