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Gimmie Shelter

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About Gimmie Shelter

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  • Birthday 10/03/1967

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    Iver. Buckinghamshire, UK
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  1. Gimmie Shelter

    Airbus A320 Air Berlin #Flyinghomeforchristmas Revell 1:144

    looks brilliant - love the choice of livery and in particular, a nice home-made job too
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    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    a few flory washes on now - I am not sure if this should also have a grey/white wash or to leave it as is and then go on to the fine detailing.....thinking about it for a night or two more before taking action
  3. I am calling this first attempt at a Jurassic themed diorama complete now. These are the Pegasus Hobbies 1/24 T-Rex and 2 of their Triceratops models combined into a hilltop fight and rescue scene. The T-Rex is supplied with a slain Triceratops calf however I altered its posture and neck/head to give it the look of still being alive but pinned down while it's parents took over the fight. I also altered the head and neck pose of one of the parent Triceratops to reduce the uniformity of the striding parents. "Get your size 30 foot off our baby....." Thank you for dropping in for a look - I wish we knew what colour dinosaurs really were as these really do leave a lot for the imagination John
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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    now completed - here is the end of what seemed like an endless journey in time of a modelling session. OOTB pose and the amended pose some work during the diorama base build stages Triceratops 2 base colours washes on Jurassic Hill completed - Get your foot off our baby ! Thanks for following - I will stick some pictures of it once properly photographed, over on the RFI section soon Keep Calm and Dinosaur On - John
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    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    Spino is coming to life - some of the base colours now added using Alcad II markings started - plenty more to do
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    'I'm not going first...

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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    some recent work on the base and the 2nd Triceratops which has been re-posed https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAPf8r5yHsdtou2p9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/UmqVAJfPaABYXD8t9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/4HrtuVvVUmGsnXpQ9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/QiLi2gp6hqEJcScg6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/4i11ZmGJmdWGFMva6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/E24eXmGGi8iK1LJt6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwhAcxTtDt5wKnAs5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HFgRmsZkGGcxHPgL7
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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    Here is Triceratops "Trixie" number one completed And now onto Triceratops "Trixie 2" number 2 and its prehistoric surgical modifications under early stages - head and neck posture changed to face T Rex on the attack I am waiting for the Tamiya putty to dry before engraving the neck skin wrinkles thanks for following along here
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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    Triceratops number 1 is almost done - should have photos soon. Triceratops number 2 has had to be modified - tail and head poses are being altered - all will become clear later on in the build here I am so far
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    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    a bit of progress painting Spino this week - not much but some base colour work thanks for following - John
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    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    with a wash of yum-yum drooly Tamiya clear red added, Spino's tongue is now complete. Also, Spino's fishy catch is complete - Mr Xiphactinus (I am not sure that either lived during the others paleontological life time) but they will look great together once completed. Again, using Alcad II colours from Alcad's Candy Colour and hot metal ranges Thanks for following along
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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    I have taken Triceratops back to basics for a second attempt paint job using Alcad II paints (my fave's) here are the first 2 major base coats on - she needs a dust down before going any further. More to come soon Thanks for following along John
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    wow - the finished article looks superb - very nice and uncomplicated paint work there too stunning model
  14. Gimmie Shelter

    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    Another fine sculpture from the Pegasus Hobbies prehistoric range - Mr Spinosaurus. I have been slowly working on this in the background while working on the T-Rex and Triceratops diorama being built elsewhere on this section of the forum. Compared to the Rex and Triceratops sets, the Spinosaurus is really in a different league of its own. The head and hind limb joint seam lines are very tidy and follow the contour of the scales making it a lot easier to hide the joins. Joining the forearms was easier than the T-Rex front arms too. This is a very heavy bulk of vinyl, she has a hollow belly but that has not really helped make it any the lighter - overall, a stunning sculpture. I am trying a different paint process here, working up from a black base prime and will then go onto concentrating adding the body colours only to the top of the scales. Flory washes are very good, but I want to try a different method of highlighting the scales and thought to work in reverse this time. The fish is started, using some of the Alcad II Candy colours - I have had to order some new colours to complete the fish but need the postman to deliver first for this. If you don't know the kit, this is what's in the box (Spino's dew claws had already been attached along with the fishes head, jaw and fins too) The belly lid Pete Bowyer of M*A*N Models recommended I try this new product of his (HULL TEX Texture) which is used for making military armour Zimmerit - it is a liquid glue that can be applied with a brush or cocktail stick, then you pour the powder onto it and leave to dry for 2-3 hours - a perfect textured join filler for the tail which was a straight join. some of the limb male pegs were swollen. Even after heating, they did not really want to fit their female sockets, so I cut them down and all went together well thereafter - surprisingly, the middle of the cut was still very soft and had not hardened over the years since it had been injected into the mould. Belly plate attached and the font limbs being clamped into position - I knew these things would come in handy again one day after using them to clamp my Sandcrawler together all those months ago some of the detail on Spino's head and neck The fish assembled, and some of the limbs tidied up and base primed Forward limbs working towards the rear Mr Dissolved Putty (again a M*A*N models purchase) used for touching in the limb joint areas where needed Spino's catch - primed in Alcad II Aluminium Spin's tail now added This is a good picture showing how well Pegasus have made the joints around the contours of the scales - the tail and body join. He's about 2 foot long assembled. starting work with the Alcad II Candy colours - more work still required As Spino stands today - primed in black and ready for body painting Thanks for looking in John
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    Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

    Mr Rex is complete, along with the fallen Triceratops fallen, while the base oil colours on the Triceratops cow continues to slowly dry prior to me being able to start the body detailing. while the work on the Triceratops cow continues... thanks for following and check out the Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus I have on the forum too John