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Here's a quick build/paint and a sneak preview of what I'm going to put in the next High River library display.



I painted this model with a new Krylon Metallic Purple spray paint, and then touched up the eyes and horns with Games Workshop Skull White and Enchanted blue, followed by a Gryphia Sepia wash on the horns. The light Purple areas are Testor's 1134 Purple.

The background is my 24"x24" Dwarf Mine...as seen in my You-Tube videos.
The Library is probably not going to have the benifit of this backdrop, but it makes for an amazing picture!

Enjoy!:wave:
 

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you're really close to a really good paint job there.
if i might be so bold, i'd suggest mixing up some of the lighter purple with some clear flat, and giving the entire model a light drybrushing with that to tone down the contrast a bit. its just that the extreme contrast between the metallic purple and the lavender keeps the eye from seeing the overall contour of the beastie itself.
 

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Yes, something to tone down the contrast and tie things together would go punch that up nicely.
I agree, it is hard to actually see the dinosaur with the huge contrast there.

Those cheap dinos can be fun though.
I use them as fun little quick kits that also work well for practicing certain things.
Usually I use mine for trying different techniques with spray paints.
http://www.tylisaari.com/models/dino/bandai/brex.htm
http://www.tylisaari.com/models/dino/bandai/bbront.htm

You can become very versatile with cans of spray paint with a little work, and practice.
 

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How about painting the armoured plates on his spine a different colour to the rest of him, or letting some dark red paint into the grooves on the plates, to represent the blood flushing technique they used to ward off predators?
 
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