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PostSubject: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:35 am

I bought a WS allosaurus a few years ago when they first came out, but the tail broke off mine shortly after .I've been meaning to replace the tail and customize it for a few years but only got around to it now.I made my allosaurus to be like the one in Dinosaur Revolution.
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As well as the new tail tip, I also added spines to the neck and bulked up the throat area, as it bothered me in the original how skinny it is. I'm also working on a base which should be finished soon. As well as the allosaurus, I painted these two Shapeways models back in November:
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They are by David Krentz, and painted to look like the Dinosaur Revolution ones as well, since he sculpted both. To give an idea of scale, I included a US penny in the last photo.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:19 am

Great work! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:40 am

Somehow the wheat penny makes it more epic than it is already. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:14 am

I agree about the penny. Laughing Great diorama! I like the Allo's new colour scheme too - the slight reds make for an especially nice touch.

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:29 am

Great work:)

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:47 am

They arewonderful cheers

I love the colours, they look both ancient and real , - and that diorama is fabulous Very Happy  Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:26 am

Awesome dinosaurs Very Happy Congratulations! I have watched Dinosaur Revolution too, I quite enjoyed the images of dinosaurs used in this production. However the  red with white mask colour scheme remind me some off the dark characters from productions like "Batman" or something Laughing Very Happy

BTW, was it in "Dinosaur Revolution" this story about tyrannosaurus living with broken jaw? (actually not even sure if it was story of tyrannosaurus or other big predatory dino, I just remember the story was quite interesting and based  on the real fossil records)

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:15 pm

They're wonderful! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:28 pm

Thank you all for the positive feedback!
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Somehow the wheat penny makes it more epic than it is already. :)
I used to use a Canadian quarter with a caribou on it for scale, but it seems I had misplaced it.

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BTW, was it in "Dinosaur Revolution" this story about tyrannosaurus living with broken jaw? (actually not even sure if it was story of tyrannosaurus or other big predatory dino, I just remember the story was quite interesting and based  on the real fossil records)

Yes it was, however it was the allosaurus which had the broken jaw. The color is based on that one but I couldn't get myself to break his jaw.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:30 am

They are all really nice. I like the Allosaurus especially.

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Somehow the wheat penny makes it more epic than it is already. :)

My thought exactly! (well, I mean, I didn't entertain the word 'epic' but it's a better word than anything I thought.)


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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:47 am

I am glad you haven't broken his jaw! Laughing It is very well done and all looks great in that diorama. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:17 am

I like your repainted Allosaurus- it makes me look at this model differently- a few spines and face stripes is just what it needed! I've never bought through Shapeways, but I love that Triceratops and it tempts me whenever I see it.

I've never watched Dinosaur Revolution... Shocked Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:46 am

Thanks Scot(t), Roger, and A.R. Garcia. A, if you do decide to order Shapeways, be sure to order one of the detail plastics as opposed to the "Strong and flexible" ones. It costs a little more but is very much worth it.

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I've never watched Dinosaur Revolution... Shocked Embarassed
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My inspiration appears at the 1:38 mark. It was a nice show, and had great visuals, even if the animals acted a bit anthropomorphic.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:37 pm

Here's the Antediluvian Tupuxuara, I finally gave it the paint job I had in mind for three years. Colors are based on the Sideshow model.
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With the penny to give a sense of scale:
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:13 am

Simple idea for a great result! Very Happy These creatures look so bizarre to me. It usually increases my interest but in this group of animals they seem all not viable to me. Though, scientists know what they are doing. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri May 15, 2015 1:50 am

Thanks, Roger! (Though I realize that this is a bit late)

My apologies for my absence on the forum, I haven't really been making many sculptures, and therefore wasn't motivated for a while to come online much. I do have some other projects I am working on and hope to share them when I can.
I also just finished David Krentz's Stegosaurus which has also been sitting in my drawer since 2011:
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The paint wasn't based on anything in particular-- I was going to give it spots like those on the Sideshow stegosaurus, but I thought it would look better without, particularly at this scale.
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Now I'm off to do some 'new' pieces, though they aren't as new as they were when I originally intended to paint them.
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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri May 15, 2015 3:06 pm

Lovey work Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri May 15, 2015 8:34 pm

Applause
Cool model, very well painted :)) Bravo !

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Fri May 15, 2015 9:31 pm

Very nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Sat May 16, 2015 2:32 am

It is never late and it is great to see you're back! Very Happy Wonderful paintwork in an impressive bipedal stego! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Geospiza Fortis' Custom Models   Sat May 16, 2015 9:02 am

Really impressive. Even more considering the scale...

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