First is the mammoth. This is going to be a straight build. Cleaning up the seems where the parts joint, but I am not going to give it the full putty job where the legs meet the body and such.
The second is a spiked dino. This one is going to get the full treatment. Not a joint left visible by the time I am done. This is also a special "family project". As my daughter is going to paint it once the building phase is done. Tentatively scheduled for completion by WF 2011.
It's the main motivation that actually gets me to work on, and finish kits. I love working on them, but sometimes it is hard to make time for the hobby. Having the deadline of getting something finished to enter into the contest actually forces me to sit down and make time to work on kits.
I like this forum thing you got going here. Unfortunately I don't check in as often as I wish... As far as what's on the bench... Lots! Just finished an Airfix T-Rex ( AirfixUSA ), refurbished Aurora White tail Deer and I have a cool Revell ( read AURORA ) Styracosaur diorama in the works as well as refurbishing the Aurora Buffalo, building the Tar Pit and dreaming of the time I can work on them all....! HA ! I'll post the Airfix T-Rex pic over in the "other dinosaurs " forum...
I am going to start on a Cromagnon Man. This was part of an eBay purchase. I wound up with two nearly complete CMs. Both are missing their spears, so I'll either have to find those somewhere or maybe make my own.
Thought I'd start with one and if I screw it up, still have the second one. Been 25+ years since I messed with models) tanks & airplanes), so probably a bit rusty.
Planning on a full glue and smoothed seams, with possibly some slight modifications.
Look forward to hearing how it goes. The build should be pretty straightforward. Only tough part will be the seam line through the hair. If you screw up the paint job you can always strip it off and start over.
Post by cromagnonman2000 on Apr 23, 2011 20:42:13 GMT -5
This sin't on the bench yet, but this summer I might get out the human kits (Neanderthal and C-M Man and Woman) and give them all a consistent look. I've built each kit twice now, but at different times, some better than others, and overall they don't look right as they were done in different styles of painting. I think grubbier/dirtier is better, and some look too clean!
Yeah, I think that is the story behind it. Not sure, as I haven't even seen the new Kong yet, let alone any of the deleted scenes. Tell you what. Blake packed a ton of detail into the base for that sucker. I spent 2 hours painting details on it yesterday, and still have a bunch more to go.
Hi All, I have had a few weeks off building/painting, but now back. The T-Rex is nearly painted. Earlier this evening after some deliberation I opened the sealed "Giant Bird" kit and have started to build it up. I think it will look good as I have a soft spot for Megafauna! Just a Sailback to get then finished with the originals. Next would be the reissues with some reposing and vibrant paint jobs. At presant I have tried to follow the box art for my colour scheams. Hopefully get some pics posted over the weekend. Cannot wait to see it all laid out.
No need to be envious! I only have one of each complete kit that I have built up and painted. No sealed kits, a few timelines/instruction sheets missing, some bad or missing boxes, so in that respect still some way to go. It would be nice to get the two or three boxes I am missing, but am just happy to have complete models. During my "down time" I have been working on reposing a reissue Allosaurous ( with resin Carnosaur? head) that came with the resin two part Allosaurous base that I picked up last month. So no pressure if it goes wrong, so far I am happy with it and look forward to painting it in a bright, for me colour scheme. Keep collecting G