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Some Paleoart News
Those uninterested in collecting and painting 3D paleoart should surf
Just a few quick notes from your prehistoric resin elf:
(But first be aware that I'm about to recommend stuff you can buy if
you're so inclined. I'm not affiliated with any model company and
unlike other reviewers I don't get freebies so I call 'em as I see
'em! These are resin kits supplied unpainted and need a little
modeling skill unless you spring for the extra bucks for a
1) The Wiccart 1/35th scale Dunkleosteus is now available. I've
ordered one and will let all know how it looks. If it's of the same
quality as Wiccart's skull restorations, it should be a terrific
likeness of the big fish. For those who are wondering why anyone
would collect a model of a fish, click here (it's the illustration
Steve used as a reference):
It's going for $99. If you're interested, check out Wiccart's
Those without modeling experience might want to talk to Steve about
getting a build-up which will be more expensive. If I were an
icthyologist I'd want one of these on my desk! Display it alongside
your 1/35th scale dinosaurs who will be glad they were strictly
2) Dinosaur Studio Triceratops
Those of you who know the work of Dan and Greg must be fans and must
be waiting eagerly for their newest edition to the 1/35th scale line,
the Triceratops horridus. If I call Dan LoRusso again to check on it
he will probably put out a contract on my life.
Well, it's been delayed a bit to perfect it's counterpart, a 1/35th
scale Tyrannosaurus rex. They will be posable together so that the
tyrannosaur will be moving in on the fleeing T. horridus, which will
be peering over it's shoulder at the hulking predator. Greg says the
T. rex will be hunched down and moving in on the T. horridus from
behind and from the flank. It's mouth will be closed if you can
visualize such a thing -- a T. rex with it's mouth closed! Greg
sculpted the wonderful T. rex and T. horridus for the Battat/Boston
Museum of Science toys, by the way.
Considering the top quality of their work and the precision of their
reconstructions (no dancing six-ton animals or movie proportions
here), this is all sounding like a little too much for me -- pardon
me as I fan myself. Imagine a diorama of the T. rex/T horridus prey
event next to one with Dan's Stegosaurus stenops and Allosaurus
fragilis, two other excellent pieces!
(Want to see them? The unpainted Allosaur at
and the painted stegosaur (they're supplied unpainted) at
Finally, a strictly accurate rendition of a classic confrontation.
Well, I've chewed your ears long enough. Happy paleomodelling!
Don't forget to post your own tips when you learn something's in the
pipeline . . .
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