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1/24 Scale Giganotosaurus Kitbash
This is a 1/24 Giganotosaurus kitbash. The front half of the body and the head are from a “see-through “ styrene plastic TRex/Allosaurus/monster toy kit (they keep changing the name without getting it right.) The kit was obviously made to look just like the Doris Kindersley book green Giganotosaurus which I have loved for years. I had to extend the head a half to ¾ inch just ahead of the eyes and add a few teeth. The hips/legs/tail are from the odds and ends bin I’ve had lying around for ages. The neck was also made a little longer. The legs were shortened, then heavily resculpted with putty to fatten them. The gut – showing the pubic bone outlines – was sculpted from putty. I wanted a big gut on it which is the correct reconstruction based on what we now know. It actually does balance without the need for pinning. The legs and tail were filled with plaster (they are vinyl) and connected to the front of the body with wire and putty. The front half of the body, which is made from much harder styrene, was reinforced by giving it an interior coating of Quickplastic putty. Its about 22” long.
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