Tyrannosaurus Rex

UPDATED 05/27/11


Check THIS PAGE to see my building process for this kit.

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Found a nice blue spray paint for this baby. Originally I was thinking a bright blue (like a kid's toy) with black patterning.
After I saw this color I changed my mind. Now I am thinking a dark brown paterning.
The kit won't be quite as bright as I originally envisioned, but I think this will be a bit more realistic looking.
And I think leaving the underbelly the primer gray is a nice compliment to this shade of blue.
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Now I have the pattern blocked in.
Next I need to go back in and detail paint it to make sure that it follows the scales.
Otherwise it won't look natural, or organinc.
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Not much. Gave the kit a black wash to bring out the details. Started work on the inside of the mouth, but no pics yet.
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Ok/ A little lesson learned here.
I had just hte right shade of purple that I wanted to use for a highlight color.
Unfortunately, that paint also happend to be a pearlescent paint.
Looked great on the kit.
Untill I hit it with a flat coat.
Yeah, it flattened out the gloss, but the paint was still shiny and reflective.
Not what I wanted. (will file that away for futuer reference. Both for avoiding it, and for using it)
Now I am mixing a color close to what I wanted, and painting over that shiny stuff.
Hope it doesn't set me back too far.
I thought I was almost done.

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