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A.Garcia

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A's dinosaur sculptures
« on: November 03, 2014, 05:35:26 PM »
I'll use this topic to share images of the dinosaurs I've sculpted. So far I've done 3 figures (plus a few tiny ones). They are my first attempts at creating dinosaur models. My goal was to make 1:40 scale figures of species I wanted, as lifelike and accurate as I could, to fit alongside my other dinosaur figures. For the most part I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.

First is my recently finished Gorgosaurus libratus. It is around 7.5 inches, or 1:40 for an animal 25-30 feet long. I actually started it over a year ago, and at the time I didn't anticipate very many feathered tyrannosaurs becoming available as models, so I wanted one in my collection as an alternative reconstruction. Anyway, as the subject of integument style preferences comes up from time to time, I'll let this speak as my interpretation for tyrannosaur feathers, if they are going to be on a model. Feathers are absent on the feet, gular skin, and parts of the snout and undersides. I opted for a subtly striped paint scheme, with signaling highlights on the arms, beneath the lacrimal crests, and a bit on the tail.

My other challenge was to make a free-standing figure with a life-like posture and proportional feet out of solid material, so on this one I used solid polymer clay rather than filler materials inside. A lesson I learned: I had to put the sculpture aside for a long time before completion, and I left some of the clay for the head uncured; during storage it became predictably crumbly and caused problems for continuing the head sculpt, but  it turned out okay.

There's quite a few images here, but my preference for pictures is too many rather than too few. :)) I learned a lot from making these, and I hope to keep improving, so comments and criticism are more than welcome.  :)





















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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 05:37:37 PM »
Awesome! Ever thought of casting your sculpts?

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 05:39:25 PM »



(My favorite portrait :) )

















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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 05:40:23 PM »
Dude, this is very awesome. A bit more details would be nice, but still: AWESOME WORK!!!!
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Dude, I very like Dinos and I cannot understand those who don't.

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 05:41:02 PM »
It looks fantastic!

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 05:45:27 PM »
Finally, some outside including my diorama image this year, with a couple of options I almost used instead.











Lambeosaurus will be next...
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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

DinoLord: Yes I'd like to, but I can't at the moment (figuring out one thing at a time). :-\ Some day, hopefully. :)

Rathalosaurus: Thanks, but let me know what you mean by details.

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 06:13:39 PM »
Very impressive. How long have you been sculpting?

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 06:25:43 PM »
I think your easily on par with Favorite and their work. I would have easily bought that set if it were available.

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 11:20:41 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 11:54:36 PM »
Wow thats awesome  :o  :))

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2014, 12:04:52 AM »
This looks wonderful! Very nicely detailed and painted; it really holds true to the real animal.
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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 01:03:49 AM »
I think your easily on par with Favorite and their work. I would have easily bought that set if it were available.

Likewise! Very beautiful work. I didn't realize the dinosaurs in your diorama were made from scratch.

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 02:03:03 AM »
Excellent sculpture. You're abilities are definitely in league with those of Papo, Favorite, etc... Beautiful animal!

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 02:11:13 AM »
you have done an amazing job with the gorgosaurus feathers. I agree with the post above

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2014, 07:42:20 AM »
 :o :D Wonderful work, Mr. Garcia!!

.......  I would have easily bought that set if it were available.

Me too ;D!!

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2014, 01:15:22 PM »
I was impressed by your work in tne Dino Toy Contest.
Your feathered Gorgosaurus is a beauty.

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2014, 07:34:42 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, tyrantqueen, Blade-of-the-Moon, Yutyrannus, ARUL, Manatee, Gwangi, Paleogene Pals, spinosaurus1, postsaurischian, and pascosaur!

Tyrantqueen: This is among my first "serious" attempts. Here's the boring answer: Throughout primary school, etc, I would sculpt little imaginary creatures (left uncured, and minimalist in style) from Sculpey with a friend. I did a few simple things since, and took one university semester of sculpting, but it was with metal, wood, plaster (I should post those pictures for fun sometime). Late 2012 I started a couple of the animals (shown on ATF) and a dinosaur, and have worked off-and-on since.

Blade: Any favorable comparison to Favorite means a lot to me, some of their first series are among my favorites. Let it be known that I'd commission a giant from you if I had the means. :))

Gwangi: The diorama was not the most flattering angle for them, but I knew I could post alternates afterward. ;)

Thanks again everyone- I'll try to keep going and learning, and who knows maybe someday I'll be able to share some of them. :)

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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 09:18:11 PM »
:o :D Wonderful work, Mr. Garcia!!

.......  I would have easily bought that set if it were available.

Me too ;D!!

Me three!!! You are very talented  :D
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Re: A's dinosaur sculptures (Nov. 3- feathered Gorgosaurus)
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2014, 03:19:18 AM »
   Wow, that's good work you've done. You have a natural talent that will be very impressive as you learn even more, I can't wait! ;D