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Velociraptor
« on: December 15, 2007, 08:27:47 PM »
Time for another Dinosaur and this time it will be the Velociraptor :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html

So far, it's been pulled apart, reassembled and is nearly ready for puttying.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 01:17:59 AM »
Painted the insides of the mouth and puttied :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html#update1

Next up, sanding back the putty and preparing for painting.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 10:12:44 AM »
Pick this issue of AFM up. I have it and it's FANTASTIC! Lots of tutorials and eye-candy for dinos. Looking at this issue always makes me wanna do one.

http://www.amazingmodeler.com/issue.htm#31

You can order it in the back issues section.
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 11:38:16 AM »
This was originally a Jurassic Park kit. I had one way back then (when the movie came out). I had cut it all up and re-built it in a running pose, but knew nothing back then about MagicScupt or any of the techniques you could use to fill in the gaps. Eventually I tossed it. Having seen these kits re-released I've also been tempted to pick one up. Good to see one being built!
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 01:40:33 PM »
Pick this issue of AFM up. I have it and it's FANTASTIC! Lots of tutorials and eye-candy for dinos. Looking at this issue always makes me wanna do one.

http://www.amazingmodeler.com/issue.htm#31

You can order it in the back issues section.

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into getting that issue.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 01:51:12 AM »
Back on this kit after a couple of months!

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html#update2

Sanding back the putty and re-shaping the grooves and creases in the skin.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 02:10:08 AM »
That's a nice and original model but it does look like a sanding nightmare! :lol:
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 03:11:08 AM »
Finished sanding those nightmare seams and now beginning to re-add the skin details back to those areas sanded using files, putty, primer and sponges :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html#update3

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 02:45:42 AM »
I've been painting today. Ended up painting the eyes, then began painting the whole body :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html#update4

Thoughts about the initial painting are more than welcome.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 03:03:20 AM »
Honestly, it looks finished! Depends what you're going for, but for something "realistic", well, imo you've got it!
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 03:27:35 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging words Ezechiel. I still plan on adding a wash and slight dry brush to highlight the creases and skin details.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 10:52:18 PM »
It's interesting to see Dinosaurs here on the forums that are dominated by Ma.K and Gundam. Maybe you should add some awesome armor and a laser beam on it's head. XDD That would be awesome.
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 07:52:31 PM »
Yeah looks very good.  I'd suggest more brown/nasty colors at the jaws though, the sparkling rows of teeth looks like he just came back from the dentist!  :lol:

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 01:31:23 AM »
Been working on the base for the beast :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/raptor/raptorwip.html#update5

Most likely the last update for this kit. Comments at this point are more than welcome so I can try and make this as best as I can.

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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 01:41:39 AM »
Great looking base. My only comment is the same as MB's: some nastiness on the teeth :D but I'm sure you took care of that with the last final touches on the skin details.
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Re: Velociraptor
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008, 03:30:07 AM »
I did. Added some more dirty colors like Burnt Sienna to make it look a bit yuckier (if that's a word!)