1:5 Scale Tyrannosaurus Rex
I am in the process of building and painting a Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus rex 1:5 scale bust and decided to detail my WIP here. This model was purchased by a RPF member and commissioned me to finish and paint it with the male colour scheme as seen in The Lost World. I hope this tutorial will also help anyone who happens to have a similar bust and needs some tips.
As you can see, I have started removing the jaw so it can be re-attached in an open position. Because of this, some of the neck will have to be re-sculpted. For this step, I used a combo of tools, such as a hacksaw, drill and dremel grinder. The model is foam-filled. This process took about 1 1/2 hours, to avoid damaging the lip edges. Once the resin had been cut all around, the inner foam at the rear of the mouth was seperated by using a flat end side of my hammer in the front of the mouth and levered open (like using a crowbar). I heard a satisfying crack of foam as the jaw came off nice and neat in one piece! Time to hollow out.