Post by prescenes2 on Apr 12, 2015 20:43:55 GMT -5
Yesterday, my family and I spent the day traveling to Jensen (Vernal) Utah to see the famous Wall of bones in its newly constructed building. Still is an Awesome site and sight to behold the 1500 various petrified bones of numerous Jurassic beasts. As a family, we usually go about once a year to see the wall and other sites in Vernal, like the Dinosaur Field Museum, which has change dramatically over the last 8 years since we were there last. The one major disappointment on the trip was the Sinclair dinosaur, Stegosaurus, which is one of my most favorites, was painted very poorly in black, white and tan underbelly. It probably wouldn't be so bad if it was painted with care. But the sloppy job on such an awesome sculpt is frustrating to say the least. Black and white paint drippings all over the side we could see and the tan wasn't blended at all. I just about offered to volunteer painting the figure because it infurated me so. Maybe, later this year, I'll go back with a couple of gallons of paint choices and repaint it properly! Here's a link to what the Steg looks like now: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dinosaur_National_Monument_(7002366043).jpg
Post by prescenes2 on Apr 17, 2015 14:19:25 GMT -5
Seeing it up close is much worse. The colors don't bother me as much, even though the choices aren't one of my top 100, but the way it was applied. I'm wondering if a group of 8 year olds came in as a field day project and painted it?! I'll have to ask next time I'm there again.