Post by Supersaurus on Aug 22, 2010 17:15:02 GMT -5
Sometime in the new year I will be creating a bunch of small-scale dinosaur model kits of the larger Jurassic Park animals. These will be approx 12" long and smaller. Cast in resin, they will be very easy to assemble and paint as well as being very affordable. ;D
So far I estimate the scales between my chosen dinosaurs to be as follows:
The models are to be in scale with each other which will allow dioramas to be made with the various species together if desired. Please let me know your thoughts and anyone interested in purchasing something like this, please speak up now.
Note Due to their incredibly small sizes (compared to the dinosaurs listed above), I will not be doing Raptors, Spitters, Compies etc for this range, so please do not ask for them.
Just to let you know, I have found someone making toy dinosaurs ( A.K.A. small replicas) and they have rather good techniques. Here: dinotoyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=dinonikes If the tyrannosaurus is 1' tall , then it is 1/40th scale, since the real tyrannosaur is 40' long. Same goes to the stegosaurus so mamenchisaurus would be 30' at the shoulder and 100' + long. So they would be 18" long or 2.5 ft. Oh, and I would buy these (or at least the original JP ones) if they were on eBay and depending on the cost. PLEASE NOTE: this post is outdated/expired due to the modification of the post above.
Post by Supersaurus on Sept 2, 2010 17:07:06 GMT -5
I'm really excited about this idea of making small dinosaur models to the same scale for dioramas! In cases such as the Sauropods and Hadrosaurs, I will be making multiple posture kits to create realistic herds. Gallimimus will be another herd animal, along with Triceratops. I could maybe make a little sick Trike too, smaller than the one I have started.
Here's a Spino started to give you an idea of what I'm doing. I will create them in neutral positions, then modify those later to make different kit versions.
Will you make the scientiffically accurate spinosaurus, or the real one? since I didn't see those riges in the JP3 one. (but, I know that it is a re-cast of a PAPO one. I just thought of something: couldn't you sell legs, necks etc. in seperate sets? So you can have a calling parasaurolophus or listening parasaurolophus without making 2 sets with heads, so someone could mix and match body parts of the same in custom poses.
Will you make the scientiffically accurate spinosaurus, or the real one? since I didn't see those riges in the JP3 one.
Are you talking about the ridges on its head? I do recall seeing those on the JP3 animatronics Spinosaurus and maquettes. I may alter the head a little anyway, as it's not quite accurate to the movie version (but not because of the ridges