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Gimme Shelter

Wandering down to the Pool - a tower of Brachiosaurs

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I guess you could call this a Dinorama as opposed to a Diorama.

 

I've used 7 of the Tamiya Educational prehistoric Brachiosaur parent and baby sets to come up with the display which is about 5.5 foot long x 1 foot wide. Although the parent kit has a choice of 2 different front leg poses to choose from, I wanted to ensure the herd looked as individual as possible so I made numerous alterations to each adult and baby. After a lot of cutting and filling, the end result provides 7 different neck, mouth, tail and leg poses and I could not resist a go at making the classic Jurassic Park Brachiosaur rearing up on it's hind legs; this took a lot of re-sculpting work but I think it hits the mark now. I've used a tree from the CollectA prehistoric tree collection but again making my own changes to it and adding external roots and a total repaint of the tree; it helps add a bit of scale to the diorama. Deluxe materials clear resin water effects were used for the pond water, mixed with a dash of acrylic olive green to give it a nice murky look. It is nice and easy to work with and settled well around the plant and lilies in the pond itself.

 

I know its not the norm, but thanks for looking in; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it (approx. 3 months in total over a 4 year period)

 

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Every so often, something a little left-field comes along and breaks up the monotony of the usual fare. This is just such a thing and is absolutely superb! A very enjoyable diversion from the norm.

 

Mark.

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29 minutes ago, Harry Lime said:

Every so often, something a little left-field comes along and breaks up the monotony of the usual fare. This is just such a thing and is absolutely superb! A very enjoyable diversion from the norm.

 

Mark.

Thank you very much for your kind words Mark

 

John

 

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Your painting of each creature  is inspirational. 

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A most interesting and enjoyable "Dinorama". Very well done. :goodjob:

 

Gerry

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Love it! that is such an original piece of work, beautifully thought out and executed.

 

Cheers

 

John

 

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Nice to see something different and some lovely paintwork. Excellent.

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Posted (edited)

Wow! That's different

 

Museum quality execution - well done sir!

 

TT

Edited by TEXANTOMCAT

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Hi Gimme, long time away but I return to this - WOW - as usual you've created an amazing spectacle. I've just restarted after a period of being too distracted by life to remember how good it is to just concentrate on something relaxing yet challenging... Truly an inspiration to us Dino fans!!!:dinosaur:

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On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2020 at 10:01 PM, Mrs PlaStix said:

Hi Gimme, long time away but I return to this - WOW - as usual you've created an amazing spectacle. I've just restarted after a period of being too distracted by life to remember how good it is to just concentrate on something relaxing yet challenging... Truly an inspiration to us Dino fans!!!:dinosaur:

Thank you Mrs P - I remember your model of the same very well and was an inspiration to start this off about 4 years ago or so

 

On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 11:05 AM, TEXANTOMCAT said:

Wow! That's different

 

Museum quality execution - well done sir!

 

TT

Many thanks TT

On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2020 at 8:36 PM, Beefy said:

Your painting of each creature  is inspirational. 

cheers Paul - I may need you to help me lug this in and out of shows next year !

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Brilliant work John,

It's a show stopper, a true 'catcher of the eye'.

I do like the what I presume are 'breeding colours' or maybe they are male/female differences in colour. Whatever, it's nice to see. There's no palaeontological evidence for 'drab' dinosaurs and with some of them being so large there'd have been no reason for camouflage, so bright colours might have been common.

 

I do worry for the safety of the 'lil uns' though.  Probably they behaved like Ostriches with all the young staying  together in creches? They'd have all been in a rush to get to the water though.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

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How did I miss this,absolutely fantastic.

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That is outstanding a real conversation piece I bet too!

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I love this scene!!  The paintwork on the creatures is amazing and the whole scene comes together so well.  Great to see something 'different' that showcases skill and talent - more please!

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