Sideshow Collectibles T-Rex Repaint PICS

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by tek2graphics, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    So I finally had the nerve to repaint my statuette. What do you guys think?
    It's a BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURE!!!! (But I'm sure i'm not the only one who thinks SH screwed up with the paint job. :sick)
    Not sure if i'm finished, so any advice would be appreciated! :thumbsup
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    Here's the before (taken from eBay):
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  2. E Q

    E Q Active Member

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    I love your repaint! I think it is perfect.
     
  3. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'm not sure if I should paint the bones a darker brown.... what do you think?

     
  4. E Q

    E Q Active Member

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    Hard to tell with flash photography. I view bones like that as being bleached by the sun. As long as you used various black, brown washes it should be fine. Take the T-Rex outside on a mostly cloudy day and out of direct sunlight and take the picture without flash.
     
  5. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    Here you go..:)
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  6. E Q

    E Q Active Member

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    Perfect! Congratulations, job well done!
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Great repaint, much better than the factory original.
     
  8. Boogeyman13

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    Wait, the original Rex is green? Wow, how did that pass QA... Fantastic repaint!
     
  9. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! LOL!! I wanted it to be closer to the screen. So I painted it brown. :)

     
  10. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Great improvement!!!
     
  11. Tim Nolan

    Tim Nolan New Member

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    Oh yeh it looks a lot better now!!!!
     
  12. tek2graphics

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  13. John B

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    I don't know how well you can make out the destroyed skeletons in this image - taken from the video - but I don't think they were as dark as those shown. They sealed many old bones with Orange Shellac back in the day ... giving them the shiny color. The bones were darkened by the mineral replacement of the calcium, and they sealed them with a like colored sealer, and over time they simply get even darker with age. Natural 'fresh' bone color is an off white, leaning towards a pale Yellow Ochre ... this being caused by the natural fats and grease in the bones. They are only whitened after bleaching ... either chemically or from time in the sun. Sun bleaching also depletes the bones of minerals, causing them to become somewhat porous. If you want the bones to appear 'natural' as if they are 'leftovers' from former meals, then go for an off yellowish/brown color. If you're looking to represent the scene from the movie - preserved and articulated bones, destroyed in the fight - then go for a more brown coloring. The decision is based solely on what you are looking to represent.
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  14. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    [Thanks John, but unfortunately the sculpture was sold a few years back because I needed the $$. :wacko

    QUOTE=John B;3676800]I don't know how well you can make out the destroyed skeletons in this image - taken from the video - but I don't think they were as dark as those shown. They sealed many old bones with Orange Shellac back in the day ... giving them the shiny color. The bones were darkened by the mineral replacement of the calcium, and they sealed them with a like colored sealer, and over time they simply get even darker with age. Natural 'fresh' bone color is an off white, leaning towards a pale Yellow Ochre ... this being caused by the natural fats and grease in the bones. They are only whitened after bleaching ... either chemically or from time in the sun. Sun bleaching also depletes the bones of minerals, causing them to become somewhat porous. If you want the bones to appear 'natural' as if they are 'leftovers' from former meals, then go for an off yellowish/brown color. If you're looking to represent the scene from the movie - preserved and articulated bones, destroyed in the fight - then go for a more brown coloring. The decision is based solely on what you are looking to represent.
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  15. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    Wow!!!! puts the original SS paintjob to shame, fantastic repaint!
     
  16. Dobber

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    *, that is a fantastic repaint. FAR superior to what SS delivered.

    Chris
     

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