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Re: Theropods scales at 1/35th

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff Green" <dinonaut@emerytelcom.net>
To: <michael@palaeoproductions.fsnet.co.uk>
Cc: "dinosaur mailing list" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: Theropods scales at 1/35th

> Dear Micheal and List,
>     I have run into this exact problem in this modeling scale. The only
> dinosaurs with scale patterns actually big enough to see in 1/35th scale,
> are the saucer sized middle of a rosette pattern scales on some
> ceratopsians. Most dinosaur scale patterns that I have seen, including
> stegosaur, ankylosaurs, allosaur, many different duckbills, sauropods, and
> alleged large tyrannosaurs, are all similar, that is small and round, and
> probably could barely be seen with the naked eye at 1/35th scale.
>     The solution that I have come up with in small scale, is to emphysize
> muscle tone and large joint wrinkles. I am now shying away from
> using scale stamps in 1/35th scale on anything smaller than a whale sized
> animal.
>     Oh, and shameless plug, I am finally breaking down and making a 1/35th
> scale T-Rex for the symposium. I will be bringing a few and if anyone
> one they will be 40 bucks for a kit and 100 for a painted one.And it won't
> have any oversized scales.
> Am, however, a shill for my company, Cliff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Lovejoy" <michael@palaeoproductions.fsnet.co.uk>
> To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 3:16 PM
> Subject: Theropods scales at 1/35th
> > I've been looking for a convincing way to portray theropod scales in
> 1/35th
> > scale and have run into a problem. The refs I have show theropod
> > (Allosaurus/Tarbosaurus) scales as about 2.5 mm in size. In 1/35th scale
> > this equates to .07 mm!
> > I think the skin will have to appear naked except for larger scutes on
> toes
> > etc. Maybe rhino type wrinkly skin? Any ideas?
> > Regards,
> > Michael Lovejoy
> > Paleo Studio
> >
Some kinda "silky" look may do. Cyrtodactylus peguensis, Palmatogecko rangei
or Anolis (Ctenonotus) oculatus winstoni may serve you well as examples.