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WIP Lindberg Anklyosaurus

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  • Member since
    April 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
WIP Lindberg Anklyosaurus
Posted by smeagol the vile on Monday, March 7, 2011 1:46 PM

Hey, dont know how many of you have tried to put together this kit, but lindberg really... phoned it in. A butt load of fit issues, things not lining up right all kinds of issues.

The BIGGEST issue with it, for me, was that the head was not only that the back of the head was open (no back of the head put in the kit and not in the instructions either, so it wasn't that the part was missing) but that things like the horns on the head, and the underside of the skull cap were just... flat and had no definition, like they were two dimensional.

SO I went and took my sculpting clay and fixed those problems, also made some vegetation for him to be eating in a little base im planning for him.

Where I sculpted and where the plastic ended is self explanatory (gray plastic tan clay)






and the vegetation


 

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    March 2010
Posted by shoot&scoot on Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:00 AM

Nice save on that cool dino.  That thing's proof that nature came up with the tank millions of years before man could dream of one.  IIRC it had a clubbed tail,  maybe after you paint it you could weather the tail to show it had just been used.  BTW, what color DO you paint an Ankylosaurus?  Oh yeah, and maybe some fresh scratch marks on the hull (er sorry, shell) to simulate Alosaurus teeth marks!

                                                                         Pat.

  • Member since
    April 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:12 PM

Well, one problem the kit had, was it gave the anklyosaurus sharp teeth, which it did not have, it was a herbivore.  The shell was armored but the rest of it's body was not, so Im planning on doing a green/brown/tan kind of color for the skin and doing with a redish brown/tan for the shell, and white for the spikes.

 

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 11, 2011 12:04 PM

smeagol the vile

Well, one problem the kit had, was it gave the anklyosaurus sharp teeth, which it did not have, it was a herbivore.  The shell was armored but the rest of it's body was not, so Im planning on doing a green/brown/tan kind of color for the skin and doing with a redish brown/tan for the shell, and white for the spikes.

I'm not sure about this, I'm remembering something I read, maybe in one of Bakker's books, but that it was a sketch of an Ankylosaur tooth, and that it was actually a blunt point, like a leaf.  I will have to go back and look for the reference.  If you think about it, it made sense, because Ankylosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous, and while it didn't have grinding teeth, it may have had to cut the tough grasses that were around, and maybe also conifer needles.  It may have also been among those dinosaurs thought to have swallowed gizzard stones, to help crush its food before digesting it, too.

Remember, too, that the back isn't a shell like a turtle's (or Gamera's Smile ), but it consisted of bony patches embedded in the upper layers of skin, and surrounded by tough hide.  The bony patches or plates are thought to have been covered in keratin on the live animal.

Are you going to build a base for it, too?  That should look pretty cool!

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  • Member since
    April 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Friday, March 11, 2011 1:16 PM

 

Im thinking about making a base for it, but I have a few other time consuming projects on my hands at the moment to think about that just yet.

Even if the teeth were a blunt point, on the kit they were still as sharp as daggars

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2011 2:21 PM

Remember, too, that the back isn't a shell like a turtle's (or Gamera's Smile ), but it consisted of bony patches embedded in the upper layers of skin, and surrounded by tough hide.  The bony patches or plates are thought to have been covered in keratin on the live animal.

I like to think of it as my own personal 'mobile' home Snail

Very cool Smeagol, I love seeing people take these 'not so great' kits and make something special out of them.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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