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1/40 Tyrannosaurus Rex W.i.p.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gorgosaurus, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Here´s a Tyrannosaurus rex drawn with Z-brush by my pal David Krentz.
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    He´s had a 3D print made and used as a master to make moulds for casting conventional resin kits. Here you can see the 1/40 kit uppermost, in the centre a 1/72 3D-print and at the bottom a 1/144(!) 3D-print.
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    The 1/40 kit comes in 7 pieces along with a small resin base. Of course I had to have one for my collection, but actually I ended up ordering a pair of them from Dan´s Dinosaurs.
    http://stores.homestead.com/hstrial-Dliebman2/-strse-495/Tyrannosaurus-"Saurozoic-Collection"-Resin/Detail.bok
    The kits arrived safe and sound a few days ago.
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    As you can see, there´s no want of detail on the castings with lots of gnarly osteoderms, miniscule pebbly scales and every tooth in that open gape is perfectly formed and cast with not a tip missing - a rare enjoyment in my experience.
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    For me it´s a refreshing change to want to paint an open-gaped Tyrannosaurus.

    But, I did buy a pair of kits - knowing that old habits die hard. So ... this morning I got out my Gorilla super-glue along with my Dremel grinder and ...
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    Looks inquisitive, don´t you think? I like that.
    Sniffing at the air ... there - not too far off in the distance ... smells like ... CARRION!!!

    Spike.
    Don, Tarracus, mil-mart and 2 others like this.
  2. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful! I have always loved David's sculpts but have never splurged on one yet. This may be the one for me. I will check out the link to that website. Thanks for posting Spike!

    Gerald
  3. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Can thoroughly recommend this kit, Gerald.
    It´s smaller than I´m used to, but packed with intricate detail; casting quality is very high, too.
    Hiding some of the joins is the only challenge.
    Go for it!
    Spike.
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely kit Spike. Looking forward to seeing your progress shots.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb detail Spike.
    Carl.(y)
  6. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    My lad will be most interested in this (y)

    Steve
  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wonderful sculpting. My favorite dinosaur when I was a lad was the triceratops.

    Mike
  8. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Managed to get the gaping/bellowing Tyrannosaurus rex cleaned-up and built yesterday, despite the sweetest of distractions ...
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    Now on to some miniscule puttying and detailing work ...

    But first, here´s how two rival Tyrannosaurus may have sized each other up before a serious bout of face-biting.
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    Spike.
    balder and Ferris like this.
  9. Tarracus A Fixture

    Casting details are awesome! I hope to see your painting progress on it(y)
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  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    wow, what a kit! I'm looking forward to watching the progress. I may have to get one too!!
  11. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia

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