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So one of my players just unlocked huge size animals for his animal form yesterday and he was All kinds of excited over getting to shift into an allosaurus. So after dinner myself the gf and my friends wife were walking through toysRexpensive and I found myself drawn down the figure isle by a rather large minitaur holding an mace that in scale would be something like 25' tall and I was looking around I saw a allosaurus that was 30% off that looked like it would fit on a 3x3 tile very nicely, I stopped at the Lfgs and talked with my buddy pete and he had a 3x4 war hammer grid laying around he threw into my order.

 

So here's what I'm working with

the base required about ten mintues work trimming it down to 3x3 (but I have 3 1x1 tiles now for human size mini's) then I covered it with thin layer of clear drying white glue then I placed the entire thing in a coffee filter and dumped equal parts oregano basil and parsley in and covered it.

 

So scale wise it's a Hair on the large size for a huge creature, maybe 10 feet to long but the important part is the player's are going to love it.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8274314034/'>8274314034_f714a7313d.jpg

For humor I threw the female druid Iv forced him into using, also for scale :p

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8273231555/'>8273231555_6bb09ff84c.jpg

Imput? suggestions? should I go jump off a bridge? repaint it?

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Did you pin the dino to the base or just trust in your adhesive of choice to secure her?

 

Looks like an awesome bit of fun too.

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Looks like the Schleich Allosaurus.

 

Yea I believe your right it's also a lot cheaper on amazon just saw one for 4.95, I paid 14.99 after 30% off

 

Did you pin the dino to the base or just trust in your adhesive of choice to secure her?

 

Looks like an awesome bit of fun too.

just superglue the feet had a pretty wide surface area so I laid the glue on pretty thick and applied pressure, There was some that came out from under the feet but I planned ahead for that as the basing covered all the excess glue up just fine. my friends/players are all in the late 20's so I'm not worried about anyone being too rough with the mini's or I warn them beforehand of a weak spot on a mini to avoid bending/breaking.

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the plastic probably wouldn't take a wash, but I wonder if you could thin down some dark brown paint with one of the mediums just to get in the crevasses and give it some contrast. Can the allosaurus be made to hold a weapon...

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I don't know about weapons but full plate barding would look really cool >,> but I think a light wash would do it some good, or prehaps darken those stripes I mean Im going to have to dull coat the base no matter what.

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Ooh! Armor! Perfect! Jewlery chain wire attached to sculpey or epoxy plates? Maybe a helm, metal claw extensions, a saddle...the possibilities are endless. (Make the druid work for props!)

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Ooh! Armor! Perfect! Jewlery chain wire attached to sculpey or epoxy plates? Maybe a helm, metal claw extensions, a saddle...the possibilities are endless. (Make the druid work for props!)

Yea I would LOVE to do it but honestly I think it's Way beyond my skill level.

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After a sleepless night I sat down and started painting, to start I covered the top porton of the mini with an intense brown wash

 

in the process of re stripping using black ink.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8284012495/'>8284012495_5ca237348f.jpg

a few hours later and a LOT of shadow work and we have this. (there's a Lot of shadow detail that's Not showing up in these pic's btw)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8285069506/'>8285069506_baf17dd42b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8285070256/'>8285070256_a2a6ec6338.jpg

I feel like this one shows of the shadows a bit better, also if you notice I left the underside of the "mini" unpainted as I liked the light contrast to the darker skin I added.

also added the original for side by side comparison.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8285071518/'>8285071518_07b4488978.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/78059741@N08/8273231555/'>8273231555_6bb09ff84c.jpg

I get my best ideas when I'm sleep deprived.

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very nice! you could even add some more shading in the webbing between the toes and fingers. Any thoughts about adding some color to the eye ridges? rusty red or olive green would look nice, and then you could incorporate some of that color into the stripes on the back. or you could go crazy with an electric blue... this model also has large eyes- perfect to practice on, if you want. the shading really adds a lot of depth- it looks much better! excellent! ::):

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very nice! you could even add some more shading in the webbing between the toes and fingers. Any thoughts about adding some color to the eye ridges? rusty red or olive green would look nice, and then you could incorporate some of that color into the stripes on the back. or you could go crazy with an electric blue... this model also has large eyes- perfect to practice on, if you want. the shading really adds a lot of depth- it looks much better! excellent! ::):

the ridges got a heavy coating of black ink around the edge, Imo I think it looks pretty good but it doesn't show up very well in those pic's. and it could use some more color in the webbing, I just needed a stopping point as I had to drive my daughter out to the grandparents this afternoon.

 

I'm also not opposed to the idea of painting the eyes but any good instructions for painting reptile eyes that big?

 

also Im going to rewash the face as I wasn't intending on it getting that dark.

 

Side note: It took a wash with zero problems, I even forgot to wash(clean it I mean) it :p I ended up going 2 water 1 matt 1 brown.

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