Post by becdecorbin on Jan 30, 2012 20:49:30 GMT -5
I bought (and bought again once I ruined the first) JP Spitter. He's still in the box, but after such a disastrous beginning, I turned to an experienced modeller for advice. No more hot water for softening the tough vinyl. A hair dryer came into play for the HUGE Jurassic Park Brachiosaur.
Once assembled, he took a lot of Miliput to fill in the gaps.
Single and double action airbrushes brought Brachy to life.
He survived intact for years, but recently took a fall.
Only with his head broken off could I get such a shot.
Post by prescenes2 on Mar 22, 2012 15:52:48 GMT -5
This leads me to the next question:
Has anybody taken a Horizon Apatosaurus and turned it into a PS type Brontosaur?
I ask this 'cause I have one and want to convert it to a PS type model and don't quite know where to begin. I'd love to see someones attempt. Many a folk have said they were going to convert theirs but have not seen anything as of yet. This would be a first for me to put together a vinyl kit too. I can't quite afford Alchemy's Giant Sauropod so I'd like to do myself one in a slightly smalller scale.
I see there is a Shane Foulkes 1/15 Apatosaurus on Eebay right now that measures 68" long!!! That would be a great one to convert as well!
Post by becdecorbin on Mar 4, 2014 21:01:21 GMT -5
Surprise! (for me; I didn't remember I shot this). Anyway, I was making my first photo-journal of the building of a model kit. The Horizon JP Spitter. I set all the parts down on Masonite and took the picture with a traditional film camera.
The Spitter came with an additional ankle and was missing a foot, but that didn't matter too much. Within minutes of trying to assemble the poorly-fitting upper teeth and roof of the mouth into the head, I had made it into a glue-bomb. With the head a total loss, I chucked the entire kit, keeping only the brass stand. I just took on more than I could handle with a vinyl kit and steered clear of them until many years later.