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    skeletons for anatomy studies

    Hey,
    I finally got plenty of money from my crappy job to buy a skeleton for anatomical studies. Does anyone know where I can buy a good one for cheap? Maybe directly from a manufacturer somewhere?
    I found some on anatomical.com this is one that I'm interested in:
    http://anatomical.com//item_disp.asp...R=0&PROG_NBR=9
    I don't know if that's good enough quality though. How good of quality would an artist need, eh?
    I'm wondering if I can get my old science teacher to get me a school discount I'm not counting on that.
    Any suggestions and all that would be appreciatted
    --Keith
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    i got one from here...

    hey patton,

    i actually got this skull form this company and it's pretty nice and worth the purchase.

    http://anatomical.com//item_disp.asp...=0&PROG_NBR=11

    the only thing i would say about it is i don't like it with the vertabrae cuz i can't move it around to as many angles as i would like...

    on the other hand you get an good idea about how the vertabrae connect to the skull.

    this was also the cheapest place i found, and it was also recommended by my current anatomy/figure instructor.

    good luck.
    peace,
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    I don't know how accurate you need your skeleton reference to be, but I've found Poser to be excellent for creating reference poses - I don't use Poser to create subject matter for my pictures - just reference material, lighting, etc... The lastest version has a skeleton in it as well.

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    Dang!

    I've tried to order a skull and some other stuff from there and the shipment was twice that price of the merchandise - Iíve canceled the order.
    How accurate should the skeleton be for drawing? I know that Andrew wouldn't settle for less then natural bone.
    The point is that I somehow don't really want to disturb the sleep of the dead ones (not superstitious or so just... good faith). Maybe it's a different culture out there but here.. anyway, I'll prefer a replica. The bad part is that good replicas are very expensive.
    So... Andrew (or anyone else) could you recommend anything?
    Is this anygood? http://anatomical.com//item_disp.asp...R=0&PROG_NBR=9
    Would Poser do for learning the skeleton?
    I've been twice to the morgue of a hospital where it seems that is a guy who can deliver bones for money (it's illegal to have a natural skull here) but I didnít found him - it was closed

    Oblio
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    Did you try Ebay, yet? I just recently had a similar thought and browsed ebay for skeletons. They had "Stan" the standard male skeleton issue for about 190$ - much less than 330!

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    oblio, that illegal thing scares me...

    i have one cheapass skull around and (far more interesting) one badger skull and one fox skull.
    i dunno here the human one is from as my parents bought it a while back.
    the two animals are from a forest ranger who is a good friend.

    in fact, i'd go for natural stuff, too. it's just the feel of the real thing.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1774134501

    I own one of these. They're about a 12 inches tall and have a decent amount of detail. Definitely enough to get your structure down and deduce the insertions and origins of muscles. Only 10 bucks...

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    having a "real" skeleton skeleton in the house is kinda ...morbide

    if i had one i probably couldnt sleep for the whole night, being afraid that it would walk around or something


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