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Pegasus Hobbies T-Rex and Triceratops Dinosaurs

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After a good 2 or so years of storage I felt it high time I got on and had a go at building these 2 lovely kits from Pegasus Hobbies; the Triceratops cow and Tyrannosaurus Rex posed stood over and pinning down a slain Triceratops calf. I have sold off my Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus to a club friend making these 2 kits the last of my Pegasus prehistoric collection.

The kits are complimentary to one another and are ideally suited to be built together or just as single display pieces. Cast in 100% solid vinyl plastic, both kits are very weighty and substantial. A lot of hot water treatment and dremeling was undertaken to get the various pieces fitted. Even after a lot of joint head shaving and heat treatments, the fits were so tight that virtually no glue was needed but I used long arm clamps overnight to keep constant pressure to the joint surfaces after a soak in freezing cold water upon assembly. Minimal filler was required at the time of assembly but I admit now to having to add a fair bit of Mr Surfacer 500 on top of the joint seam lines later on in the build after a base priming but not yet pictured here

You get a lot of dinosaur for your money from Pegasus and old Rexy is about 2 foot long when it's tail is inserted. I hope these kits give me as much pleasure as the Pegasus Hobbies Great White Shark did which I have just completed and is up on the forum elsewhere.

 

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The slain Triceratops calf with chest foot print from old Rexy

 

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Another for me to watch as I have the Spinosaurus which can often be seen in the background of my in-progress photo's. Its been sat on my windowsill for about the same time yours has been waiting. Looking forward to learning from your painting methods.

Paul 

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A good number of hours have been spent going around in circles trying to get the seam lines filled so that they are not so visible - I have also managed to decide how to display the trio and have made a few modifications to the T-Rex and Triceratops calf which I will point out below. What a great pair of models these have turned out to be

 

TAIL ON

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THE 3 FIGURES

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TRICERATOPS COW

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HER BEAK

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COW ASSEMBLED

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THE DISPLAY

 

The Triceratops cow is posed with her head down and looks a bit dull considering her calf has just been struck down and is being stood on by old Rexy so I decided to use pose her climbing upfil to defend her calf while taking on old Rexy dino to dino style. Using foam, plaster and resin, I came up with the basic base from which I can add rocks and other bits of foliage onto to make this a true classic fight scene

 

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resin icing added to the cake base

 

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THE CALF

 

The calf is pictured to appear dead on the box art and certainly by the cast. I wanted to make mine look alive but pinned down - perhaps in the process of being rescued by the Cow so I cut the neck and bent it upwards so that the calf only looks to be pinned down but struggling to escape.

 

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The new neck pose

 

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REXY'S MOUTH

 

Rexy's tongue was not right for me either so I heated and twisted it so that it will look like it is flicking sideways out of the opened jaws.

 

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Now ready for painting, and with their feet pinned for fixing on and off the diorama base, this is where the project stands today

 

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On ‎19‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 13:54, Toolmaker said:

Another for me to watch as I have the Spinosaurus which can often be seen in the background of my in-progress photo's. Its been sat on my windowsill for about the same time yours has been waiting. Looking forward to learning from your painting methods.

Paul 

Hi - I have just found another Spino in my collection so if these 3 don't drive me insane I will give the Spino a go too afterwards

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Cool. I'd pay serious money to see a living breathing Tyrannosaur! One suggestions, if you are able to, get some glass eyes, they really look great when put into these dino models.

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On ‎15‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 14:47, BradG said:

Cool. I'd pay serious money to see a living breathing Tyrannosaur! One suggestions, if you are able to, get some glass eyes, they really look great when put into these dino models.

Hi - I am sure I could get them but wont for this kit - I have some glass eyes for an old JP raptor kit which stands about 3 feet long but have not gotten round to making that kit yet. I was thinking about getting some black glass eyes for my Pegasus great white shark kit..

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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.

 

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while the work on the Triceratops cow continues...

 

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thanks for following and check out the Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus I have on the forum too

 

John

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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

 

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Thanks for following along

John

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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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