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Mrs PlaStix

Mrs PlaStix's 1/35 Tamiya Dinosaurs

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Several of these are sold as Dioramas and I suppose they are as there are several elements to the models plus bases... but there is only a small element of creativity devoted to the bases, so I think they sit better in Figures, especially since I posted their construction in Figures: Work in progress. 

I first came across Tamiya Dinosaurs in a Model shop in Birmingham, the kits were piled up by the door, I dug through the heap and found the Triceratops - it was love at first sight! Having only built a ship before, it was a steep learning curve but with a lot of instruction and teaching from Mr S, I finally managed to finish:

 

Tamiya 1/35 Triceratops Eurycephalus
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WIP - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235001698-tamiya-135-triceratops-eurycephalus-finished/

 

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I'm never going to embarrass myself by attempting to emulate your work Mrs P. Stunningly 'lifelike' (and I don't even like dinosaurs).

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You inspired me to build one of these with my daughter recently, very colourful it is too!!  Great Work!

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Lovely and very atmospheric!

 

(Just a shame about the grass!) Nerd mode off

 

Christian, Britmodeller's tame(ish) Palaeontologist

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48 minutes ago, wyverns4 said:

Lovely and very atmospheric!

 

(Just a shame about the grass!) Nerd mode off

 

Christian, Britmodeller's tame(ish) Palaeontologist

Hi Christian - Thanks for the comments I know, got enough grief from one of my Year 8s - he informed me smugly that grass wasn't around then - I argued artistic licence or Jurassic Park...

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1 hour ago, Rob G said:

I'm never going to embarrass myself by attempting to emulate your work Mrs P. Stunningly 'lifelike' (and I don't even like dinosaurs).

Don't be daft,:huh: if I can manage it I'm sure you could! :) 

 

1 hour ago, PZRGREN said:

You inspired me to build one of these with my daughter recently, very colourful it is too!!  Great Work!

Brilliant!!! It's a shame they don't make a greater range of non military/transport type kits, I'm sure they could get more people modelling if they did! - Please let us see some photos of your dino :please:

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Great job Mrs.P, very lifelike! :clap:  :worthy: I don't mind the artistic license at all :winkgrin:  but you could convince Stix to setup a proper backdrop/base for you - or teach you how to do it :whistle: 

 

Ciao

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I was meaning to post all these together, but was interrupted by work (most annoying!) 

 

My second Dino project was a real 'biggie' the box was ginormous!  It was the Tamiya 1/35 Brachiosaurus Diorama: 

I did a bit of work to try and improve the base, but it isn't really up to the standards displayed in the Diorama section!! 

 


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WIP -


 My final Dino kit (well, there's still the T Rex diorama and the velociraptors...) was the Tamiya 1/35 Chasmosaurus Diorama I liked their shape and character, as before I did some work on the base:

 
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WIP -

 

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1 minute ago, giemme said:

Great job Mrs.P, very lifelike! :clap:  :worthy: I don't mind the artistic license at all :winkgrin:  but you could convince Stix to setup a proper backdrop/base for you - or teach you how to do it :whistle: 

 

Ciao

Thanks giemme, I might just do that when I get around to doing the T Rex...:innocent:

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Very very nicely done Mrs Plastix, dont sell yourself short, i would be happy with the base's as youve done them.

 

Cracking job, just love the dinosaurs.

 

All the best Chris

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Have to say I love these builds and your finish on them is fantastic, can't wait for the t Rex.

Cheers Dave.

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8 minutes ago, DWC1968 said:

Have to say I love these builds and your finish on them is fantastic, can't wait for the t Rex.

Cheers Dave.

Thanks Dave, maybe a while as I'm busy building AFVs at present!:smile:

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41 minutes ago, whitestar12chris said:

Very very nicely done Mrs Plastix, dont sell yourself short, i would be happy with the base's as youve done them.

 

Cracking job, just love the dinosaurs.

 

All the best Chris

Cheers Chris, no, I just meant that the artistic standard in Dioramas is much higher than the stuff I've done so far! Glad you've enjoyed the Dinos!:smile:

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A nice collection there and all finished to the same high standard. Really, really nice! :like:

 

A question for the Y8, when did grass appear...?:wicked:

 

Answer 66 million years ago when dinosaurs still had a million years of owning the Earth left! The presence of grass was confirmed by the presence of phytoliths in dinosaur coprolites, (A.K.A. poo!). Unfortunately, none of your rather handsome collection were around then:shrug:

 

Christian 

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Amazing finish work.  :blink:

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I've been meddling (sic) for 40 years and I can't even weather a tank properly. There's no hope that I'll get a living thing anywhere near looking right.

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Holy hell, i realy love your paintwork on these "beasts"! just mindblowing! :) 

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On 20/03/2017 at 5:45 PM, helios16v said:

Amazing finish work.  :blink:

You're way too kind, but Thanks!!:smile: 

On 20/03/2017 at 7:58 PM, Gerrardandrews said:

Brilliant work 😎

As are you too Sir! Cheers!!:D

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On 21/03/2017 at 2:10 PM, John_W said:

Very nice. The detail of the eyes really brings them to life.

That's the hardest bit, took several attempts to get the white dot just right... didn't quite succeed on some, but very satisfying when it does! Thanks John for your kind comments.:smile:

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22 minutes ago, Wolwe82 said:

Holy hell, i realy love your paintwork on these "beasts"! just mindblowing! :) 

That is quite a compliment  coming from someone with your skills! Nice to hear from you, hope all's going well with you and yours? :D

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i realy dont think i have any special skills :)  And thanks for asking, everything is going quite well, but i dont have much time for modelling lately :( still doing on some 1:1 projects at home (kitchen, bathroom, .. :D ) . And at my new (well, 2years "new") job, i dont have that much time to check BM over day .. But when i do, i always check yours and Mr.Stix´s models for sure :) Send hi to him from me btw , cheers!

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6 minutes ago, Wolwe82 said:

i realy dont think i have any special skills :)  And thanks for asking, everything is going quite well, but i dont have much time for modelling lately :( still doing on some 1:1 projects at home (kitchen, bathroom, .. :D ) . And at my new (well, 2years "new") job, i dont have that much time to check BM over day .. But when i do, i always check yours and Mr.Stix´s models for sure :) Send hi to him from me btw , cheers!

Ha - it's as I thought, domestic tasks are taking over - you've got your priorities right :smile:!! Mr S will sympathise with that!!  :innocent: We were only chatting about your absence from the site last weekend - I said that you were probably doing all the DIY, etc.. All the best!

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Haha yea, Mrs "Wolwe" seems to be happy wth all the DIY stuff.. but with every project finished, she brings one or two up on the table.. :D:D I ll have to bring her to modelling, so she can use her crativity here instead.. ;) 

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