Scott- let me know when you are ready to ship....I already have the kit and would be very interested in what you have done here. Also, have you looked into a PS style nameplate? How are your other add-on bases coming? I'm glad you went ahead with this, I haven't found the time to to what you have done on the Bison, but I would have done it just like this (but not as good.....).
Post by scottbanks on Jan 15, 2013 18:36:58 GMT -5
Finally finished the kit, but the horns are a bit crooked. I didn't notice until after the glue set. I may try to bend them with a hair dryer, or break and re-glue. I also created a base that extends the tar pit and still integrates neanderthal man & saber-toothed cat. I did my first 3D casts. The skull is a mod of a horse skull that I added horns. For the horned gopher, Ceratogaulus, I made a recast of the MPC plastic/wax toy from the 70s. that was tough, and I'm still trying to figure out how not to get bubbles in the horn tips. for this one, I had to add epoxy to fix them before painting. Now I have to get a nameplate made.
Post by prescenes2 on Jan 16, 2013 17:58:57 GMT -5
Strong Work Scott!
I wasn't sold on this being a PS add-on either. Don't care for the original bison or its head. Seemed all wrong. I got the Aurora version years ago and painted it. Now it sits on the shelf collecting dust. I recently viewed a few pages talking about the Buffalo, which I highly think are one of the coolest and most bizarre animals alive, and saw a Buffalo being surrounded by some Wolves! You know what? That just sold me on this now!!!! ;D
Post by scottbanks on Jan 16, 2013 22:55:11 GMT -5
The "kit" is OK. I had to fill the body with epoxy-putty so it would stand, and modified the angle of the head. The fun part was building the base and learning how to cast a few things in 3D. But I always liked this creature. The horns are just absurd.