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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2015, 01:50:35 PM »
Does anyone know of a glue like super glue, that doesn't spread that fog effect? It can be scratched off, and it takes about a day to appear, you guys know what I'm talking about?
So it's a residue from the curing process? I wonder if it would help to have a fan blowing across the top of the bottle while it's curing, to evacuate some of the fumes. I don't know any glues that wouldn't give you that problem, but what I don't know could fill a book.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2015, 09:28:03 PM »
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Does anyone know of a glue like super glue, that doesn't spread that fog effect? It can be scratched off, and it takes about a day to appear, you guys know what I'm talking about?

Do you need it to be fast drying like superglue?
If not than a Wood glue, PVA or some sort of Craft glue would work.
I have a really nice Craft glue from a scrap booking shop that I use for pretty much everything called Tacky Glue by Sullivans.

however if you are needing a very firm hold and fast drying I'd use a two part epoxy and superglue
what you do is mix up the epoxy and apply it leaving a small part of the contact point clear of epoxy then squeeze some superglue onto a piece of tinfoil and with a toothpick transfer just a small amount
into that clear spot then press the surfaces together and leave to dry.

the superglue holds everything in place while the epoxy hardens but because you only used a tiny amount there isn't enough off-gassing to fog your clear surfaces.
I've used this to attach models to clear bases with great effect, superglue on one foot epoxy, on the other.
You can just use superglue and the toothpick but the bond is weaker and can brake.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2015, 01:42:07 AM »
Thank you for the explanation this work is really really cool

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #123 on: October 09, 2015, 10:13:09 PM »
Hello! A long while back, you may remember I showed the beginnings of a protoceratops head... Well, it's getting close to completion! I haven't posted a lot of projects lately, but I have been busy with multiple Dino related things. Also I didn't want to share my work in case I wanted to use it for the Diorama contest. Anyways, here he is! I've considered naming him cricket, but I'm not sure yet. So far he is mostly paper mâché with a wooden frame for the legs. I painted him red today, to help me spot things I wanted to change. When I'm done with the head and front feet, I will use fiberglass/resin to make him super strong. Then I'm going to try roughing out detail with Bondo. This guy is 100% life size, and will be strong enough to sit on!
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #124 on: October 09, 2015, 10:36:08 PM »
Lookin' good.  ;D Any plans to make a 1:1 scale Velociraptor to go alongside it?

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2015, 03:46:46 AM »
Very cool.  8) If you don't mind me saying so, I just wanted to point out that the hind legs would be better off with more musculature. The gastrocnemius is particularly small. I can't wait to see this one finished... I would really do this as well if I had the space for something of this size. ;)

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #126 on: October 10, 2015, 05:05:30 AM »
Very cool.  8) If you don't mind me saying so, I just wanted to point out that the hind legs would be better off with more musculature. The gastrocnemius is particularly small. I can't wait to see this one finished... I would really do this as well if I had the space for something of this size. ;)

Thanks! Yes I agree, I will bulk them up. I'm not sure where I'm going to put this guy, I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with my family and 2 dogs, so I know about space :D.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Dino in a bottle... Well sort of Dino)
« Reply #127 on: October 10, 2015, 05:06:23 AM »
Lookin' good.  ;D Any plans to make a 1:1 scale Velociraptor to go alongside it?

Not yet, however at least 2 forum members have.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #128 on: October 10, 2015, 06:07:58 PM »
Lookin' good.  ;D Any plans to make a 1:1 scale Velociraptor to go alongside it?

Not yet, however at least 2 forum members have.

Yeah, mine is looking at me rather grumpily for not having worked on him for a while, haha.

Great progress so far, can't wait to see it finished! And funny you want to call him Cricket, I have a Velociraptor-character (female) that I named the same. :D Cricket-fight!

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #129 on: October 12, 2015, 04:04:48 AM »
He turned blue! I bulked up the gastrocnemius as you suggested Pachyrhinosaurus. I've also added the toes for the front feet. I think I may need to enlarge the tail as well as the front legs, and add some shoulders.

If anyone has suggestions feel free to let me know.

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #130 on: October 12, 2015, 07:23:29 AM »
Here are the changes I plan to make to the head
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #131 on: October 12, 2015, 01:33:56 PM »
Quills?

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #132 on: October 24, 2015, 02:31:20 AM »
I did this on my iPad today, digital painting really is amazing and fun to experiment with  :)

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #133 on: October 24, 2015, 06:58:20 AM »
Lookin' good!

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #134 on: November 04, 2015, 04:45:25 AM »
Most of the fiberglassing is complete! I still need to sand, fill with bondo, finish the head and add details, then I can paint it! He is super strong and fairly light weight.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #135 on: November 04, 2015, 06:38:54 PM »
I'm impressed that it can hold up a person! I don't think a real Protoceratops could ;)
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #136 on: November 05, 2015, 03:43:12 PM »
Coming along nicely! Now I really feel like I'm falling behind with my Velociraptor, haha.

Are you going to cover it for details?

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #137 on: November 05, 2015, 06:41:01 PM »
Ah the sweet smell of styrene, if you are going to do a lot of this be sure to use good ventilation with preferably a respirator with organic vapours cartridges, you only have one liver after all.
Can't wait to see the finished piece, my friend did a life sized Protoceratops vs Velociraptor but he sculpted them, moulded them and then cast them in FRPolyester.

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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #138 on: November 06, 2015, 12:36:18 AM »
I'm impressed that it can hold up a person! I don't think a real Protoceratops could ;)

I don't know, I would think a full grown Proto would be rideable. This one is 6' long and 2' high at the shoulders.

Coming along nicely! Now I really feel like I'm falling behind with my Velociraptor, haha.

Are you going to cover it for details?

Yah, you've got to get him ready for battle :)). What did you have in mind to cover it with? So far I haven't found a cheap enough material that can be sculpted and strengthened. I will definitely be doing details on the head and feet though, I have some Epoxy sculpt left from smooth on that I can do that with. I think the epoxy was bad when I got it, the hardener seems to produce this tacky substance over time, but coating it with resin should seal it in.

Ah the sweet smell of styrene, if you are going to do a lot of this be sure to use good ventilation with preferably a respirator with organic vapours cartridges, you only have one liver after all.
Can't wait to see the finished piece, my friend did a life sized Protoceratops vs Velociraptor but he sculpted them, moulded them and then cast them in FRPolyester.

Yes! Resin smells of creativity  :)). I do wear a respirator  ;). I can't wait either! Sounds like your friend did it the right way! I've found this metal coating method to be very interesting, there are pictures of their Hadrosaur fountain in the gallery: http://www.afxstudios.com/sculpture/

I would love to make a park that is full of life size dinosaurs that can be climbed on, or at least one dinosaur.
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Re: Kayakasaurus sculpt ( Life size Proto update!)
« Reply #139 on: November 06, 2015, 10:38:14 AM »
I must say, finding a cheap material for coating that is resistant to pressure is almost impossible. I've run into the same issue while looking for ways to cover my Velociraptor. DAS clay seems to be a good solution for detailing, but only if you have the sculpture displayed at a museum or somewhere it won't be prone to a lot of stress due to handling. Aves Apoxy is expensive, but hardens quite nicely. Since you have a strong base, maybe papermaché/clothmaché in combination with D4 (waterproof) white glue would be a solution, but it has quite some limitations for detailing. Maybe that in combination with aves apoxy for areas like the eyelids? Just a few ideas, though. Can't wait to see it done! :)