No pics yet, as I have just started gluing up sub-assemblies. But here is a shot of one I did back in the 90's.
Over the years it has sustained heavy damage. Mainly because the kit is very front heavy due to that large frill around the neck. Which has caused it to fall over many times. I hopefully have mitigated that problem by gluing some weight into the tail. I want to try and replicate the paint job I did on the first, as I am still really happy with the results.
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 20, 2013 15:43:19 GMT -5
Looked at the pictures. What do you use to texture and what filler do you use? I've come back to kits recently after years of lay off and things have changed. I need to get up to speed on the finer details. Also can you build the spitter without the frill. I've got a JP Linberg Jurrasic Park Raptor and a T Rex in the loft to build.
To expand a little more, I use several items to texture and finish my putty. Toothpicks are invaluable, especially for dino scales. If you need something finer, then a sharpened paper clip also helps. I also have 3 paintbrushes that I use. These are old and worn out. Coincidentally all 3 have slightly different shaped handles that I use for pushing the putty in where I need it, or shaping it. All 3 have very stiff bristles now, from using them with the putty, as it has gotten into them and hardened. One is kind of tightly packed and is used to dab into the putty, adding texture. One is kind of all fanned out that is used much the same way but gives me more randomness. The third is just a basic stout flat brush. I use that for smoothing out rough spots from the toothpick and such. As well as adding directional texture. Kind of like deeper brush strokes. Works well in the skin folds behind legs and such where things tend to be wrinkly.