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New 25mm Tyrannosaurus rex
A typical post from me.
Ral Partha, a miniatures company that produces those little 25mm
miniatures for D&D and such, has released a 25mm scale Tyrannosaurus
rex. (25mm scale means that a human miniature is supposedly 25mm tall.)
Their website is http://www.ralpartha.com, but don't expect to see a
picture. The thing is an astonishingly expensive $40.00. I got one
for a still-expensive $30.00 at the Compleat Strategist in NYC.
It is actually a fairly nice model. Don't let the PURPLE paint-up on
the cover fool you (yes, a purple T. rex, hardee har har). It comes
in eight pieces, and requires assembly with epoxy or zap, and will
need some filler too.
A problem: This T. rex has forelimbs like it was a big velociraptor,
and these simply have to go. They make the damned thing look out of
scale; even my mother knows that T. rex had small forelimbs. I
suggest resculpting with a bit of milliput. An easy conversion, and
you can even use elements of the provided fingers to just stick into
the milliput. For a good guide showing what is probably a much more
accurate forelimb depiction, look at Greg Wenzel's superb T. rex:
(Homepage for the image is http://www.dinosaurstudio.com)
Ral has done a 25mm Triceratops too, which is twenty semoleans, but
the sculpt totally failed to pique my interest. A shame, really.
So if you want something to gobble up your D&D hobbits and orcs, buy
(When will they be doing a camptosaur? Heh heh.)
"Glass of milk
Standing in between extinction in the cold
And explosive radiating growth"
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