Post by becdecorbin on Jan 31, 2012 17:15:24 GMT -5
Shades of Ray Harryhausen. (Actually, I met R.H. up in Los Angeles a few years ago) The Allosaurus is Drive-In movie material. His head looks borrowed from a Chinese Dragon and his claws are big, clumsy theme-park character gloves.
But, to a kid, he is way more impressive than those Pyro kits with his moveable parts, fierce expression and slobbery, fang-filled mouth complete with lolling tongue and a palette.
I pared down those gloves into claws--a daring customization.
And the bubbling fumarole? I thought a Yellowstone-style mud volcano would make more sense. No lava. No red. The color scheme with this Allosaurus is yellowish earth tones.
One of my first airbrushed dinosaurs. His scales show the effect of spotting with off-white and other colors.
That is one of the best versions I have ever seen,of what is, Arguably,the worst P.S kit,Kudos. Any chance of a link for the new base? Ta Andy
It is arguably the worst kit, and only one by an unknown sculptor which is probably one of the reasons it doesn't seem to fit with the others, plus the goofy saliva--- yet it other ways it seems to be the most important kit, because it was the only big predator dinosaur during the heyday of the kits.
The T-Rex came out at the end, wasn't even released in some territories, and the Allosaurus was so integrated into the initial artwork (Cave, with the Saber-tooth, with the Neanderthal) that it almost seemed to be the series "glue."
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 15, 2013 1:15:22 GMT -5
Of all the PS kits, this is the one that captured my imagination most. I remember seeing my first one at school not long after it was released. In my head this was the big Al from the Gwangi movie. It was moulded in a bright metallic green and compare to the fat little Pyro Tyrannosaur I had it was the dogs whotsits! As for the slobber, back then I loved that detail and painted it gloss red originally as if it were chunk of meat. If I ever feel particularly low, I spend a few minutes dry assembling a Revell re-issue and it makes life feel a little bit better. I can remember the plastic smell as I opened my first PS Allosaurus having saved up for weeks. Its a big deal to me.
Post by artdecovampire on Nov 16, 2013 6:38:18 GMT -5
I was looking for ideas for my own Allosaurus project. I'm going for the full Land that Time Forgot B movie swamp surroundings. However I love the way you have done the base. Bubbling mud makes so much more sense than lava. My Allosaurus is a Revell re-issue so it has no base. If it did I would be copying this.
I once thought that a bit of PVA, some red acetate, a few LEDs and dremmel would turn the Allosaurus base in to something a bit more impressive but with this there is no need