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Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops - Pegasus Hobbies

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I felt it high time I got on and had a go at building these 2 lovely kits from Pegasus Hobbies; the Triceratops cow and Tyrannosaurus Rex posed stood pinning down a slain Triceratops calf.

 

The kits are complimentary to one another and are ideally suited to be built together or just as single display pieces. Cast in 100% solid vinyl plastic, both kits are very weighty and substantial. A lot of hot water treatment and dremeling was undertaken to get the various pieces fitted. Even after a lot of joint head shaving and heat treatments, the fits were so tight that virtually no glue was needed but I used long arm clamps overnight to keep constant pressure to the joint surfaces. Minimal filler was required at the time of assembly but I admit now to having to add a fair bit of Mr Surfacer 500 on top of the joint seam lines.

 

You get a lot of dinosaur for your money from Pegasus and old Rexy is about 2 foot long when it's tail is inserted. I hope these kits give me as much pleasure as the Pegasus Hobbies Great White Shark did which I have just completed and is up on the forum elsewhere.

 

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The slain Triceratops calf with chest foot print from old Rexy

 

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Didnt realise they were solid,or that big for that matter,Will watch with interest,I see they have the forearms in the accepted(for now) position.

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Awesome! I've got the T-Rex and Spinosaurus at the bottom of a pile somewhere, this makes me want to dig them out. It'd be an authentic paleontological experience :)

 

From memory dry-fitting the bits, the Spino had the best fit of them all and is absolutely massive.

 

Will

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That T-Rex looks so much better than the ancient and ugly Tamiya equivalent! About two years ago my daughter and I built the Tamiya one and she hasn’t touched a kitset since. 🙁

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I'm looking forward to this as I've got all three of their Dino kits in the stash as well. 

 

Carl 

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Great to see another brand of Dino kit. T- Rex looks well detailed, not sure I'm  as keen on the Triceratops but will reserve judgement until I see it built... :popcorn:

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A good number of hours have been spent going around in circles trying to get the seam lines filled so that they are not so visible - I have also managed to decide how to display the trio and have made a few modifications to the T-Rex and Triceratops calf which I will point out below. What a great pair of models these have turned out to be

 

TAIL ON

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THE 3 FIGURES

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TRICERATOPS COW

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HER BEAK

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COW ASSEMBLED

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THE DISPLAY

 

The Triceratops cow is posed with her head down and looks a bit dull considering her calf has just been struck down and is being stood on by old Rexy so I decided to use pose her climbing upfil to defend her calf while taking on old Rexy dino to dino style. Using foam, plaster and resin, I came up with the basic base from which I can add rocks and other bits of foliage onto to make this a true classic fight scene

 

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resin icing added to the cake base

 

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THE CALF

 

The calf is pictured to appear dead on the box art and certainly by the cast. I wanted to make mine look alive but pinned down - perhaps in the process of being rescued by the Cow so I cut the neck and bent it upwards so that the calf only looks to be pinned down but struggling to escape.

 

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The new neck pose

 

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REXY'S MOUTH

 

Rexy's tongue was not right for me either so I heated and twisted it so that it will look like it is flicking sideways out of the opened jaws.

 

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Now ready for painting, and with their feet pinned for fixing on and off the diorama base, this is where the project stands today

 

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This looks interesting... Ok I'm sold, following! :popcorn:

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Old school Dino Fight,Love it.

 

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On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 8:06 PM, Carts said:

Old school Dino Fight,Love it.

 

oh yes, well and truly inspired by my first Dino book back in 1971 - The How and Wonder Book of Dinosaurs and this classic sketch

 

Fight

 

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I had that book,the "Art" was something else :) I still shudder at the man like Allosaurus,that was one creepy looking critter!

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a quick update of how Mr Rexy is coming along before he goes under the wash process

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Thanks for looking in - more to come soon

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Love the pearly whites! just need a little gore...:thumbsup:

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On ‎5‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 12:56 AM, Will Vale said:

Awesome! I've got the T-Rex and Spinosaurus at the bottom of a pile somewhere, this makes me want to dig them out. It'd be an authentic paleontological experience :)

 

From memory dry-fitting the bits, the Spino had the best fit of them all and is absolutely massive.

 

Will

HI Will

 

My Spino is going together as a side line project while Rexy is drying - you are right, Spino's joints are 100% better and leave little evidence of seam lines - the joins are made along the contours and texture of the skin

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Mr Rex is complete, along with the fallen Triceratops fallen, while the base oil colours on the Triceratops cow continues to slowly dry prior to me being able to start the body detailing.

 

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while the work on the Triceratops cow continues...

 

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thanks for following and check out the Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus I have on the forum too

 

John

 

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Aye up John.

 

That Rex is fantastic and the tongue really gives it extra character.

 

Regards,

 

Steve 

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 6:58 PM, fatfingers said:

Aye up John.

 

That Rex is fantastic and the tongue really gives it extra character.

 

Regards,

 

Steve 

cheers Steve - I discovered what a touch of Tamiya clear red can do!

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The detail & level of painting done is astonishing!

 

Regards:

Shaun

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I have taken Triceratops back to basics for a second attempt paint job using Alcad II paints

 

here are the 2 base coats - she needs a dust down before going any further

 

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Triceratops number 1 is almost done - should have photos soon. Triceratops number 2 has had to be modified - tail and head poses are being altered - all will become clear later on in the build

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Nice 'Trixie', as my 4 year old grandson calls it! :D

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Here is Triceratops  "Trixie" number one completed

 

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And now onto Triceratops "Trixie 2" number 2 and its prehistoric surgical modifications under early stages - head and neck posture changed to face T Rex on the attack

 

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I am waiting for the Tamiya putty to dry before engraving the neck skin wrinkles

 

thanks for following along here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great stuff, I love a good figure-hack, me! :thumbsup2:

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