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Gotcha! Daspletosaurus.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gorgosaurus, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Gotcha! Daspletosaurus.

    This is my Alonso 1/24 T. rex slightly converted to represent a 1/18 Daspletosaurus.

    I changed the shape of the lacrimal hornlets in front of the eyes with milliput and leaned the body slightly down and more forward by bending at the ankle.
    Then I painted it like a Giant Killer Rottweiler-Chicken.
    [IMG]

    I made a big base to look like the edge of a forest-floor with a fallen tree.
    [IMG]

    A corner with some stagnant water and algae for a little variation.
    [IMG]

    And this is what it turned out like after the final finish with pastel chalks.
    [IMG]

    It just fits in one of my display cabinets.
    [IMG]

    Spike.
    gordy likes this.
  2. AJLaFleche Active Member

    Looks really neat. Curious, what is your fixative for the "leaves?"
  3. Frank-Holger Member

    Spike, as I told you, I LOVE the way you handle Bases. Especially those Bases with Leaves on it. Incredible work, and well done. Surrounds the T-Rex in a natural way.

    Frank
  4. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thank you very much, Frank.

    Aj, the leaves are glued down over a heavy misting of pva glue diluted with water. Once set, several passes of matt varnish help fix them.... for a while.

    I took this model to a show during a storm last year and between my car and the doors to the hall a deal of my forest floor took to the heavens.

    Spike.
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice, I like it.

    Cheers
    Roc
  6. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks, Roc. Much appreciated.

    Spike.
  7. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Holla thats a good one. Well done groudwork.
    I like him.
  8. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks, Stephan.

    Sometimes the groundwork gets as much time and effort as the kit.
    And why not?

    Spike.
  9. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Indeed, me too.

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