Author Topic: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor  (Read 1148 times)

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The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« on: February 26, 2016, 09:08:32 PM »
Hey guys,

some time ago I bought a small lot of Dino Riders parts at eBay. One of those was Rudi the Raptor. Unfortunately his tail was broken and I nearly decided to through him away.

One day I found him like this:



My mother decided to put a bandage on his broken tail  :)

But it was sad... the other Raptors still kept making jokes about him...

So i decided: Rudi needs a new tail!!!


A few tries later it was done. I used silicone to create a negative from another Raptor and cast resin to give him a new tail:





It came out great, but the color was still a little odd  ^-^


So Rudi had to get a paintjob. I googled a lot of Raptor pictures and finally he should become green, because there never was a green Raptor at Dino Riders:

This was the first base coat with acryllic paint:



And this is the outcome after washing, drybrushing and adding some yellow, blue and gray for the claws:








Now Rudi is happy and waits for his saddle to join the Dino Riders  :D

Tell me what you think about him  ;D



PS: I know technically he is a Deinonychus, but Rudi the Raptor sounds a lot cooler  8)
« Last Edit: February 26, 2016, 09:08:58 PM by Angel-Oh-No »


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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 09:20:14 PM »
That's an awesome paint job on that toy, I would have bought him like that. It's certainly not as boring as the factory paint-job. I loved this toy as a kid, even though he is awkward looking. It got into a lot of trouble alongside my Kenner Velociraptor. Broken tails seem to be common on these, I'm thankful that the one I have now came in a lot intact but I have another missing a finger. I also have the Protoceratops who's missing a tail.

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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 09:23:18 PM »
Nice new colour scheme. Makes it distinctive from the Valorian Deinonychus.
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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 09:26:04 PM »
Whoah, nicely done! It's seamless.

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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 09:34:10 PM »
Not only do I like that story, I really like its outcome, too!


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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 09:37:43 PM »
Very nice job!  I like how your mom fixed it too! lol

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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 09:51:03 PM »
Haha that turned out great!
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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 10:37:59 AM »
You have done a really excellnt work with this figure  ^-^.
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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 01:49:11 AM »
He looks like he should be selling me insurance.

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Re: The story of Rudi the tailless Raptor
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 02:41:04 PM »
Nice job on the repair.  You could never tell that it was fixed.  I'm sure you could use that technique on a lot of other broken parts, which the Dino Riders line is notorious for.