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1/18 Styracosaurus

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gorgosaurus, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Lots of catching up to do!
    Here´s my progress on a 1/18th scale Styracosaurus albertensis sculpted by my good friend Shane Foulkes, available from http://www.cretaceouscreationsofamerica.com/models_for_sale.html

    Instead of pinning, "plug-holes" were drilled in the join surfaces. 24-hour epoxy glue gets forced into these and gets a really good grip.
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    There´s lots of character in the details of the head of this animal. A broken parietal horn, assymetry and overall "spikeyness" >;~} > all boost the visual interest.
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    I slightly reduced and re-shaped the nasal horn on mine, just to make it a bit different from all the others out there.

    The kit looks really nice when built.
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    Here´s a finished and painted example from the hands of another good friend, Steve Riojas.
    He´s a grand-master with the airbrush.
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    Spike.
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  2. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    I want to give the impression that my animal is being pursued from behind, so I chose to turn the head slightly towards the left.
    Some neck was removed on that side and more built-up on the opposite side.
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    Thicker skin-folds were added to the compressed side whilst the stretched right-side was modelled relatively smooth.
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    You can also see here that I´m going to raise the pose somewhat, which I hope will enhance the sense of urgency/panic.

    There´s a new tongue in the mouth, too.
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    Spike.
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  3. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    The inside of the mouth is painted with flesh, yellows and creams with some sepia spattering (look at the inside of crocodile/alligator gapes). The rest of the beast is primed and ready ... but don´t hold your breath ...
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    The final pose will be slightly more elevated than this (the black styrofoam is just for support until a mounting-screw goes into one of the rear legs).
    There will be a scar across the right eye which will be blind - reason enough for a mob of Daspletosaurus to select this animal as a potential prey-item.

    Spike.
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome work Spike, it's such a breathe of fresh air to see your work on this site. I assume we'll see some paper plants and some rocks making up the groundwork? Can't wait to see the next round of WIP pics mate.
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  5. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    100% agree with Tony on this. Looking forward to seeing this progress. Would be great to see some photos of your other pieces.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  6. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
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  7. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for the kind words, Tony.
    Lush, swampy environment for this kind of animal - not so much rocks, but paper plants definitely on the menu.
    Spike
  8. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Spike, you're doing a fine job there. I love dino kits too. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Gerald
  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Oh I love that Spike!
    I do get the panicky atmosphore, it works.

    Adrian

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