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  • Member since
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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Baby Dinosaur Arrives
Posted by TigerII on Saturday, February 10, 2024 8:25 PM

I saw this at a Gem & Crystal shop and I just had to have it on my 4th visit to the shop. It feels like molded plaster and a bit heavy. It'll be my first time doing this, but I feel I have the knowledge and technique to pull this off. I've seen other photos of this finished dinosaur; that looks like a baby Brachiosaurus, so I'm going to give it my best shot. The first picture is a primed dino, followed by the scales wash.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:22 PM

Oh wow, that looks sharp! It's so much fun to take something like this and transform it with a little paint and TLC. 

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

 

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, February 11, 2024 9:45 PM

Very neat!  A chance to let your imagination run wild!

Gary

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 10:04 AM

That looks realy cool. I will be watching this one closely. That is a great subject to work on.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 10:44 AM

What a great subject.  I've never seen that before.

Thanks,

John

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:38 PM

That's a cool subject! I've never seen it before, either.  You're off to a good start.

It reminds me a little of the BBC's "Walking With Dinosaurs", that aired in the wake of the first "Jurassic Park" movie.  It was kind of a "Mutual of Omaha's Mesozoic Kingdom".  One of the stories was of a clutch of Diplodocus eggs that hatched, and it followed the hatchlings as they headed for the safety of nearby woods.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 6:08 PM

the Baron

That's a cool subject! I've never seen it before, either.  You're off to a good start.

It reminds me a little of the BBC's "Walking With Dinosaurs", that aired in the wake of the first "Jurassic Park" movie.  It was kind of a "Mutual of Omaha's Mesozoic Kingdom".  One of the stories was of a clutch of Diplodocus eggs that hatched, and it followed the hatchlings as they headed for the safety of nearby woods.

 

My first grandson would make us watch those shows endlessly. Good times.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 15, 2024 6:58 AM

UhOh!

    Now, What do you feed it? You are off to a good start there. I am still working on my "Great White with divers and cage" This is the first Multi-Media wildlife kit I have had the pleasure to build-Something different for sure-Good luck!

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, February 16, 2024 2:47 PM

Well thank you Gamera, GAF, lurch, Keavedog, Baron, cwalker & T.B. for your comments. I'm taking it slow and trying to do as much research as possible on this piece. After the scales wash, I drybrushed a green & brown color to bring out the scales. Afterwards I gave it a tint wash of "soot" again. I Dullcoated the piece to seal in the base coat, then I did the claws, which probably will be tweaked, then I applied another drybrush of Dark Yellow & Yellow Ochre, to really make the scales pop, followed by a dry brushing of Yellow Ochre & Red Brown in the creases and shadows. Another dullcoating will follow to seal it. I believe the mouth might be next followed by the eyes. As always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, February 16, 2024 2:50 PM

Hey T.B. I'm just glad that this is a herbivore dinosaur.Big Smile

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, February 23, 2024 10:54 PM

Well here are some updated work on the dinosaur. The front ribbing, shadowing and highlighting and of course, the mouth and eyes were done. As always critiques and comments are welcomed.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 26, 2024 10:02 PM

He/she's (I can't tell if it's a boy or a girl dino) is coming along great there! Love the eyes and teeth- it's adding a lot of character to the lil' guy. Your work on the scales looks fantastic.  

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

 

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