1/32 Tamiya T-Rex
I made this one for a friend who is a big dinosaur guy.
It took longer than I thought because I’m not a wildlife modeler and dealing with the headaches I had figuring out how to redo the surface detail such as scales and seams around the legs, arms and body. In short, I used Apoxy sculpt and Vallejo plastic putty for a lot of the redone details. Also used CA glue and or Vallejo plastic putty dots to represent skin warts, blemishes etc.
Instead of the classic colors of T-Rexs from my yout’, I went for a more brindle pattern instead of iguana stripes or basic lizard green. I sprayed very light coats of desert yellow, dark yellow, german grey, and dark green crosswise the model in an approximation of brindle.
I then painted the nose area bright orange based on the latest info on what a T-Rex looked like. The eyes were brush painted using Tamiya’s very nice instructions.
The feathers I took from a feather boa I bought from a craft store. Dinosaurs may have had feathers which seems to be more like peach fuzz or baby feathers which I couldn’t recreate to my satisfaction. Instead I decided on full cockatoo plumage and glued each feather in using white glue or CA glue.
The background and shrubs/trees were built/painted based on Tamiya’s instructions.
Lastly, I used an oil paint wash of black/burnt umber on the T-Rex to pop out the details and it was sealed in using Tamiya flat coat. I used water color wash and Tamiya enamel wash for the base.
I presented this to my dino loving friend friend a couple of years back. It was something out of my usual aircraft/armor/SF stuff range.
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