Has anybody got the Glyptodon from Alchemy Works? I'm thinking about getting one and wanted to see what everyone, or anyone, has done with theirs. At one point, years ago, Primeval Plastics announced we're going to proceed with our own version of the animal. But, alas, the company is now defunct and I still want one and I have no plans to continue to kit one. I don't see any build ups other than the ones on the Alchemy website. So, if you have one, please post pics here in this thread. Thanks!
Post by prescenes2 on Oct 10, 2013 22:03:10 GMT -5
I forgot about the OOB. I think I'll do like Scott and do some addition to the base plus I want it to go somewhere else. Besides all that, I'm baffled about what tail to use. I like the Glypto club tail and the Deodicirus's spikey tail. Oh the dilema!
Post by pbbass3313 on Oct 11, 2013 13:21:21 GMT -5
I bought one from Mike and I've done some work on it. I also bought one on e-Bay to build the 'other' version.....I was kinda planning on PP to give me 'mates' and a nameplate for the Doedicurus.... sad to hear that may not happen. Working on a migration scene with this and the (2) Mammoth versions and the Platybeladon. Unfortunately, everything is on hold until I complete my new work area, since the kids have grown and kicked me out of the house......
I kind of like the idea I gave Mike to modify the 'Tank' as a replacement head...he went the further steps with it to give the furry look, but ya'll will recognize it at as a 'Tank- Undercarriage'. It's heavy for it's size, so plan your diorama accordingly! The head and shell were also done nicely, but again, overall weight IS surprising.......
Mr. Banks, that is a nice base....is it part of your line of products I hope you will be selling soon!?!?!?
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2013 13:32:23 GMT -5 by pbbass3313
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 14, 2013 18:17:39 GMT -5
Funny I just replied a few moments ago and low and behold, guess what came in the mail today? That's right....The Glypto/Deodi! It was missing one large ear but that's okay, we'll make it work with the smaller set. Gonna get started on this in the next few days. Wahoo!!!
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 18, 2013 21:56:25 GMT -5
Just a few things playing around with the glypto last night. The body and shell don't have any keys to match up so to make it that way, I applied some epoxy to all four corners (using the head and tail in place) for alignment.
Tried to get the hair texture to match.....
After the epoxy hardened, now the body fits in nice and snug and doesn't slide. I wanted to do this so I can replace the tail sections any time I want. The shell is heavy enough to hold down the head and tail without gluing. Plus, there isn't a huge gap between the shell and body half now.
Post by artdecovampire on Dec 21, 2013 3:30:55 GMT -5
I saw a fossil of this in The Natural History Museum in London. I wondered how they got the carapace out of the ground in one piece. It must have been pretty heavy in real life. Are you going to paint up all the parts and leave it unglued so you can have both versions when you want?
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 21, 2013 15:43:51 GMT -5
Yup, I'm a going to leave it unglued. I might have to get another head for the long eared version or just plain out get another complete kit. Anyway, making it possible to be able to switch it out without gluing. The shell on this thing is very heavy, without pinning or glue.
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 26, 2013 17:02:48 GMT -5
Between guests, eating and watching movies yesterday, I happened to finish this fat boy up. I still gotta spray him down with Dullcote or Matte finish but he's pretty well complete. I'm currently finishing up the other tail. Real fun and easy to do. On to the base next.... Hope you like?!
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 27, 2013 17:51:24 GMT -5
Thanks Trev and Steve. I wasn't sure what color scheme to go with. I checked out pics on line and in the library to see what caught my attention. One thing I knew had to be done is it had to be done in a vibrant color since most all of my kits are painted that way. I really liked the golden look of the armadillo i saw in a pic but didn't want the undercarraige to match so I went with the dark brown. Then, instead of brown eyes, I went with the stand out blue eyes.
By the way, what type of paint do you use? (Just curious). I also assume you use a primer first before applying the finishing color coats? Is it all airbrushed (except for the fine detail like the eyes), or is some parts dry brushed?
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 28, 2013 11:53:51 GMT -5
Yep, I prime every kit now with a rustoleum auto gray spray paint. Then i paint with Delta ceramicoat, applebarrel and Folkart paints. No airbrush, just plain old brush. For this particular kit I used pastels chalks (black and brown), Brown glaze, Acrylic paints, and laquer spray on gloss and matte finish.
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2013 11:55:34 GMT -5 by prescenes2