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1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« on: November 18, 2012, 09:12:34 PM »
This is a set of two figures. One is Tyrannosaurus rex, the other is Triceratops horridus. I know this is a cliched subject. I had been working on a 1/40 T. rex for a commision piece, but it fell through. I had this figure well on the way, and didnt want to just discard it so I reshaped the armature into a different pose. The new pose isnt that far off from the original pose that was to replicate the pose of a skeletal mount to be installed at a later date in a museum. I liked the pose of the figure commissioned (it was basically a mirrored pose of my 1/40 Yangchuanosaurus with very minor differences), but felt it best to alter it before proceeding. I also had to make the sculpture fit more with what I did with the 1/40 T.rex Version 2 figure, so they could be displayed together. I then started a Triceratops to interact with the new rex, as he looks to be reeling around, mouth open, to rush in for a bite. The Triceratops is trying to turn into the attack.
I do not have photos uploaded, but was here and figured I would add some new projects that are in basically embryonic armature/or rough sculpt stages of development. Phots to be uploaded soon.


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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 09:46:57 PM »
You shoudl have just gone with the pose! It would have been so cool  :'(

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 09:53:32 PM »
Looking forward to this! T. rex versus Triceratops may be a cliché, but it is one of my favorite clichés. :D  Any chance you'll be updating the rex with some feathers? The evidence really is overwhelming at this point.

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 10:08:50 PM »
Looking forward to this! T. rex versus Triceratops may be a cliché, but it is one of my favorite clichés. :D  Any chance you'll be updating the rex with some feathers? The evidence really is overwhelming at this point.
PLEASE DON'T FEATHER IT UP!
If I want a feathered tyrannosaurid,I would rather see Dilong or Yutyrannus,which would have more of a feathered covering than Tyrannosaurus rex would likely have (at most T. rex may have a partial covering at best,considering the tiny impressions that have been found of it show small scales.)
And please no porcupine spines or quills for Triceratops either... ^-^
« Last Edit: November 18, 2012, 10:13:26 PM by John »
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 10:32:59 PM »
I think there should be a poll for whether or not this should be feathed.

Add quills on trike please

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 10:37:24 PM »
That's because those impressions are from North America, John. ::) Rex was probably just as fluffy as Yutyrannus. The evidence for quills on Triceratops is much less conclusive, so I'd consider that optional for now. Anyway, they're not "porcupine" quills, they're dinosaur quills. In case the rex doesn't get feathers, will you be selling these separately? I could always use another Triceratops. :)

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 10:39:49 PM »
I think there should be a poll for whether or not this should be feathed.

Add quills on trike please
Poll or not,if I see the more controversial aspects (the quills on Triceratops especially,feathers on T. rex less so,though it's not so out of the question for the late cretaceous tyrannosaurs to be scaly as some would have you believe) then that will dissuade me from buying one.
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 10:41:55 PM »
That's because those impressions are from North America, John. ::) Rex was probably just as fluffy as Yutyrannus. The evidence for quills on Triceratops is much less conclusive, so I'd consider that optional for now. Anyway, they're not "porcupine" quills, they're dinosaur quills. In case the rex doesn't get feathers, will you be selling these separately? I could always use another Triceratops. :)
Those impressions show clear scales,not naked skin where feathers could have been,so don't roll your eyes to me.And you know full well what I meant regarding the hypothetical quills,don't try to put words in my mouth.You aren't quite to the level of a lawer or politician just yet kid.
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 10:44:34 PM »
Feathers grow just fine over scales, not just naked skin. Sorry about the eye-roll icon, though, I just think it looks funny - no insult meant  :))

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 10:45:13 PM »
Looking forward to this! T. rex versus Triceratops may be a cliché, but it is one of my favorite clichés. :D  Any chance you'll be updating the rex with some feathers? The evidence really is overwhelming at this point.
PLEASE DON'T FEATHER IT UP!
If I want a feathered tyrannosaurid,I would rather see Dilong or Yutyrannus,which would have more of a feathered covering than Tyrannosaurus rex would likely have (at most T. rex may have a partial covering at best,considering the tiny impressions that have been found of it show small scales.)
And please no porcupine spines or quills for Triceratops either... ^-^
I agree, I don't want feathers. I could tolerate some fuzz though, maybe like Himmapaan does integument on his tyrannosaurus...



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The evidence really is overwhelming at this point.
How is it? There is no direct evidence (such as feather impressions) from T-Rex itself, just its relatives.
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 10:56:04 PM »
Feathers grow just fine over scales, not just naked skin. Sorry about the eye-roll icon, though, I just think it looks funny - no insult meant  :))
I always imagined the young could have be fuzzy maybe,with it growing out between scales as you say,as a remnant of it's ancestry,then maybe losing it as it got older as Thomas Holtz said long ago.
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 11:23:19 PM »
That's a perfectly acceptable middle-ground, Tyrantqueen :) And yes, the evidence is all cladistic, rather than direct, but that's enough  for paleontologists, so it's enough for me.

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 12:26:55 AM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 02:29:05 AM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)
Unless the Triceratops takes out all three of the T. rex,Peter Jackson's "King Kong" style... :))
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 02:34:44 AM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)
Unless the Triceratops takes out all three of the T. rex,Peter Jackson's "King Kong" style... :))

A Trike isn't Kong though ! lol   ;D

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 03:21:35 AM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)
Unless the Triceratops takes out all three of the T. rex,Peter Jackson's "King Kong" style... :))

A Trike isn't Kong though ! lol   ;D
I remember the original script for Jackson's Kong remake actually used real species for it's dinosaurs.Carnotaurus and Apatosaurus were what were going to be in the stampede scene,and the three big meat eaters that were to recreate the famous Kong vs.T.rex battle were going to be....ALLOSAURUS!!!
So Kong was to not destroy one,not two,but THREE of what appears to be your favorite of dinosaurs...
I imagine that would have been a case of "the good news is,a major scene in a big Hollywood movie involve THREE Allosaurus! The bad news is...what happens in that big scene..." ^-^
Which brings me to this...let's see some more of that Allosaurus pack too to go along with theropods like the aforementioned Tyrannosaurus. ;)
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 05:13:42 AM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)
Unless the Triceratops takes out all three of the T. rex,Peter Jackson's "King Kong" style... :))

A Trike isn't Kong though ! lol   ;D
I remember the original script for Jackson's Kong remake actually used real species for it's dinosaurs.Carnotaurus and Apatosaurus were what were going to be in the stampede scene,and the three big meat eaters that were to recreate the famous Kong vs.T.rex battle were going to be....ALLOSAURUS!!!
So Kong was to not destroy one,not two,but THREE of what appears to be your favorite of dinosaurs...
I imagine that would have been a case of "the good news is,a major scene in a big Hollywood movie involve THREE Allosaurus! The bad news is...what happens in that big scene..." ^-^
Which brings me to this...let's see some more of that Allosaurus pack too to go along with theropods like the aforementioned Tyrannosaurus. ;)

 I remember  I was ticked off the big ape killed a "Tyrannosaurus " in the original film ..lol

Now not so much. I read that the tyrannosaurs were supposed to have killed Kong's mom, hence his major dislike of them. There was only one Kong but a lot of dinosaurs on the island, he killed three..there are more.. ;)  Big bonus I would have had some awesome new Allo toys too if they had used them ! ;D

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 05:23:00 PM »
Darn another T-Rex ! lol

Well I'll have 3 of yours after this then Malcolm...all three against one Trike..I almost feel sorry for it. Almost.  ;)
Unless the Triceratops takes out all three of the T. rex,Peter Jackson's "King Kong" style... :))

A Trike isn't Kong though ! lol   ;D
I remember the original script for Jackson's Kong remake actually used real species for it's dinosaurs.Carnotaurus and Apatosaurus were what were going to be in the stampede scene,and the three big meat eaters that were to recreate the famous Kong vs.T.rex battle were going to be....ALLOSAURUS!!!
So Kong was to not destroy one,not two,but THREE of what appears to be your favorite of dinosaurs...
I imagine that would have been a case of "the good news is,a major scene in a big Hollywood movie involve THREE Allosaurus! The bad news is...what happens in that big scene..." ^-^
Which brings me to this...let's see some more of that Allosaurus pack too to go along with theropods like the aforementioned Tyrannosaurus. ;)

 I remember  I was ticked off the big ape killed a "Tyrannosaurus " in the original film ..lol

Now not so much. I read that the tyrannosaurs were supposed to have killed Kong's mom, hence his major dislike of them. There was only one Kong but a lot of dinosaurs on the island, he killed three..there are more.. ;)  Big bonus I would have had some awesome new Allo toys too if they had used them ! ;D
In "Unknown Island" my favorite (Ceratosaurus,which was a tyrannosaur to the movie's resident scientist) was bitten by a Megatherium (which looked more like King Kong with huge fangs than a sloth here,all prehistoric animals portrayed by guys in very unconvincing suits by the way) and then tossed off a cliff... :))
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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2012, 11:34:22 PM »
This rex will match the way I did the other stalking rex (version 2) so no feathers on it. Not a judgement against opinions or anything, just want them to match each other as much as possible.

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Re: 1/40 Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 12:19:01 AM »
You want consistency that's cool bud.  We don't have super definitive evidence Rex had feathers or if so just how much anyway so I think your good regardless.