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Dinosaurs and other creatures in 1/72

Posted by sberry on 06 Jun 2017, 07:51

They all look very nice!
Have you ever considered to create a larger diorama, involving a number of these creatures together? I would love to see such a scene! The vegetation might be some challenge, though.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 08 Jun 2017, 23:46

The beast, which is only outnumbered by Spinosaurus:

Giganotosaurus carolinii, 1/72, David Krentz, Shapeways (WSF)
Unfortunately its only avaiable in WSF-(white strong flexible). Forget about sanding, it won't work.
Fortunately the details are prominent enough to paint them in a reasonable way. But FUD (frosted ultra detail) would be of course much better.
Paint-reference is the African wild dog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wild_dog)

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@sberry: There are only a few dinos which could be placed together, because they must match in place and time. But I have no space for a dio like this. My Afrovenator/Jaobaria and soon Allosaurus/Stegosaurus diorama are problematic to place them on exhibition. Usally I sort them like a evolution tree with bones as branch. But meanwhile the network is so dense, that I need to present them by families. May be I will place Allosaurus on a single standard mini-dio, and use the base for my in bulit Giraffatitan.
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Posted by Ben90 on 09 Jun 2017, 12:24

Looks really nice. Taking the wild dog as reference was a great idea.
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Posted by Carlos on 11 Jun 2017, 04:09

Good work, nice for the eyes.
Very good painted job.
I had the opportunity to see the bones (the museum of "Villa el Chocon" is very nice, and have many pieces, I still have T-shirt from it :-D ) . The history of the discovery of these creature and his discoverer is very intersting too.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 18 Jun 2017, 22:26

Yes, a time ago You had some freaky beasts in the backyards of Argentinia. :-)

Next one:
Troodon formosus, 1/72, Manuel Bejarano (Shapeways, FUD)
Once again a small and nice dinosaur from Sen. Bejarano, printed by Shapeways.
Troodon was probably omnivor (all-eater), so I decided to paint it like a Scarlet ibis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_ibis) with some blue as contrast.

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Posted by sberry on 19 Jun 2017, 09:31

Cute!
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Posted by Wiking on 19 Jun 2017, 15:32

Sberry wrote:
Cute!

... is the beginning of each Jurassic Park ...


@MixvsMinimax
I hope that you have build a great wall for your well paint Animals. :cowboy:
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 21 Jun 2017, 22:16

@Sberry: It's only just a thin layer of glass wich seperates my beasts from the world....

Next ones:
Pteranodon longiceps/ steinbergi, female, 1/72, Mixvs Minimax. Model was built OOB. The kit contains seperate crests for a male P. steinbergi and P. longiceps (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteranodon). The wing-skin is thin like paper. Lower beak, tounge and feets have to be assembled. Paintjob-reference: Albatros ((https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatrosse) and Blue-footed booby (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_booby)

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and:

Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis, 1/72, Manuel Bejarano ,Shapeways, FUD. Paintjob-reference: Clouded Leopard (Nebelparder) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clouded_leopard)

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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Jun 2017, 07:19

Really love the colours on your figures! Making the past more alive.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 30 Jun 2017, 19:47

@Susofrick: merci! I am buisy to paint one of the next ones (Yangchuanosaurus) like a lion.

Furthermore I am working on my biggest dino model: Giraffatitan brancai. Formerly known as Brachiosaurus.
Its nearly relaxing to work on areas larger than 25mm². Supersaurus is also on my screen and will be 50cm long. My Spinosaurus from Manuel Bajarano is also in the garage and is elongated from 18 to 22cm.

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Posted by Ben90 on 30 Jun 2017, 21:07

Hope to see all these painted, soon :-)
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 01 Jul 2017, 20:59

@Ben90: Spinosaurus will be "sooner" than Giraffatitan and at least Supersaurus. Before them some smaler guys will posted.
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Posted by Rahan on 03 Jul 2017, 19:19

These are fantastic!
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 28 Jul 2017, 00:02

@Rahan: I know. :-)

And once again a new "beast" has left my production garage.

Protoceratops andrewsi, 1/72, Mixvs Minimax, is watching its nest.
Its again a small 2-parts kit. One base (with casted legs) and the body.
Paintjob-reference is the Springbok (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbok).
BTW, this kind of camo (bright downside, sand/brown upside with contrast-stripe between) seems to be witespread in the recent fauna.

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Posted by sberry on 28 Jul 2017, 09:17

I really like your color schemes!
I'm just reading "Dinosaurs" by Fastovsky and Weishampel. On p. 99 they say: "The murky crocodile-green of your parents' dinosaurs is a thing of the past: dinosaurs were colorful, brightly patterned animals." Every painted model you are presenting here is a great illustration of this concept.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 29 Jul 2017, 05:57

Thankeschön.
"Dinosaurs" by Fastovsky and Weishampel seems to be an interesting book and maybe similar to my "The complete dinosaur" by Farlow & Brett-Surmann.
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Posted by sberry on 01 Aug 2017, 09:18

I think with The Complete Dinosaur you have already the, yes, most complete book on the subject available (I haven’t bought it yet, because of the price, but I suppose it is a must-have). By comparison, Fastovsky & Weishampel have written a sort of introductory Dinosaurs 101, with a stong focus on the phylogenetic relations. If you are interested in this aspect, you might have a look at their book.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 01 Aug 2017, 15:50

mmmhm...I need phylogenetic information for my kits, because I attach the family tree on the downside of the lid of the kit.
My "Complete Dinosaur" edition is from 1997. I already thought about to buy a new edition, but 90,- €....
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Posted by sberry on 05 Aug 2017, 10:21

Yesterday, I came across this story here about the camouflage pattern in a herbivore dinosaur (you can download the pdf for free). Fascinating, in particular figure 4 which sort of summarizes the story!
And, if the analogy to mammals holds, one might expect that at least the large sauropods might be of a rather dull coloring, like elephants today.
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Posted by MixvsMinimax on 06 Aug 2017, 21:41

Thanks for the link!!! That is what I already assumed. As bigger an animal is, the camo gets unicolour, or just grey. It's a bit a disappointing view to the future painting of my Sauropods, but on the other hand is grey a good colour to work with.
The countershading, as mentioned in the article, shows me, that I am at least not on the wrong way with my dino-camo.
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