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Spinosaurus WIP
Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:59 PM

I've started my Pegasus Spinosaurus.  I glued all pieces together and filled most scenes.  Also assembled the dead fish that comes with it.  It is in gray primer.  I will be spraying it white as a beginning color.  There will be a bunch of airbrush work blending various colors, so I wanted to start with a white coat as a reference for further work.

 

I have also begun work on the base.  I mounted the kit base on a rectangle of plywood and put some resin casting material on to bring up the base to the level of the kit base.  I then put some celluclay down to build up the terrain towards the rear.  The colors on it now were just playing around.  I don't like them so will be using some other colors.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:03 PM

Looks like a neat project!

Will you be adding footprints to your base when the surface is finished?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:14 PM

Cool, dino builds are fun.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:45 PM

Great project.   Following along. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, August 12, 2021 6:34 PM

   Jurassic Park...COOL!Cool

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 12, 2021 8:06 PM
Pretty cool Don

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 13, 2021 4:31 AM

Great stuff Don, looking forward to some paint.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 13, 2021 5:40 AM

Now!

 Make sure that he gets enough to eat. Or stuff will start to disappear at night. You know stuff moves when we ain't looking , Right?

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:00 AM

Greg- not sure yet.  Depends on how I paint terrain.

TB- he will be just ready to start a good meal (prey provided in kit)

 

I now have a big problem.  As I was gluing parts together, I had a feeling the material might be vinyl.  That seems to be the case.  My white base coat is not drying!  Putting it in my drying box made it worse!  The prime worked fine but that Rustoleum paint sure didn't.  I'll try stripping it.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 13, 2021 11:18 AM

Thanks for posting this! That's soooo cool!!!

I've got a Tamiya T-rex around somewhere, going to be watching you to give me ideas!

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:25 PM

This build definitely has my attention!  I've held this kit, along with the Pegasus T-Rex in my hands so many times when I've been in my local hobby shop.  I've made the Great White Shark and the Kothaga kits both from Pegasus and I know what you mean about the "plastic" they're made out of.  It's not styrene and it's not quite vinyl either.  I remember that I used Gorilla Super Glue and Tamiya Acryli putty to build it and Tamiya primer as a base coat.  On the Great White I airbrushed Tamiya acrylics and on Kothaga I hand brushed craft acrylic paints.  Good luck with the rest of your build.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:52 AM

It could also be a form of P.V.C.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 9:13 AM

armornut

   Jurassic Park...COOL!Cool

 

Actually, Creataceous Park Big Smile

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 9:19 AM

Tanker-Builder

It could also be a form of P.V.C.

 

Yep, I think so.  So far I have had no luck getting that paint layer off.  If I do I can spray it with clear lacquer.  Funny- the dinosaur would not fit in my bucket, so I had filled the bucket about a third full and dumped the head and arms into the soapy water.  When I went into the basement the next day, the bucket was empty and water all over the floor!

All I can figure out is that the tail was hanging over the edge of the bucket, and the rough texture of the dinosaur skin promoted capillary action, like leaving a towel in a full sink with a corner hanging out.  I'll try again with purple power and scrubbing harder.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, August 14, 2021 2:53 PM

   Still cool DonYesYes

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 14, 2021 3:09 PM

It heard you coming down the stairs and jumped back into the bucket.

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 14, 2021 11:41 PM

From recent threads I gather that Isopropyl Alcohol is good for stripping paint. Is that a possibility here?

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 16, 2021 5:59 AM

Well; Funny That!

         I too have had problems removing paint from P.V.C. with anything other  than Lacquer Thinner or P.V.C. Prep Fluid. I Never have had any luck with ANY type of alchol! One type just sits there and the other type causes ME to just sit there!

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:28 AM

Making progress on the paint removal. Bigger, stiffer scrub brush and pure purple power seem to do the trick.  Lots of brushing ahead however.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:16 PM

Good luck with it! 

I tend to use 'Simple Green' and oven cleaner. 

One thing I started to do is to save the excess material (sprues on a regular injection molded kit) and paint them first before I use any paint on the actual model to test if there's going to be any weird reactions. 

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:16 AM

Gamera

Good luck with it! 

I tend to use 'Simple Green' and oven cleaner. 

One thing I started to do is to save the excess material (sprues on a regular injection molded kit) and paint them first before I use any paint on the actual model to test if there's going to be any weird reactions. 

 

I wish I had done that!  However, the lacquer primer worked okay.  That led me to a false sense of security.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 20, 2021 11:48 AM

Glad to hear it, really looking forward to seeing how she comes out.

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