Friday, 23 December 2011

Sunday, 18 December 2011

1:72 Scale T.rex Model by David Krentz

This model was sculpted by the extraordinary David Krentz as part of his Antediluvia series and measures roughly 6.5cm tall and 15.5cm long.  I painted it as a birthday present for Marc Vincent of Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs, using this little study as a colour guide.  Readers may notice from his comment on the drawing that he was happily deceived as to which model it was actually intended for, which meant that the gift still managed to surprise.  Hopefully.

As the lighting seems to have turned out differently in each photograph, I've decided to include several pictures of the same angles to hopefully give a better idea of what the actual model looks like.

You may have also noted that I decided to omit the red markings I had originally planned for the flanks.  I felt they might prove too intrusive on a model of this scale and that I would be gilding the lily rather.

I think this may be my favourite picture of the set.  It seems to be the most faithful too.

In many ways, I think that this side turned out a little better than the 'display side', which is most inconvenient...  But there we are.

Happy birthday, Marc!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Another Mediocre T.rex

I'm afraid so.  Though this small drawing is in fact only meant to be a study for a colour scheme which I'm hoping to paint on a model, and was done relatively quickly. 

I will of course post pictures of the model too when it's done.