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Professor Svennn or "Where's this damned statuette ?"  (Le Matou Rouge)
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The Lake of the Gods (WestfaliaChris)
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Author Topic: ROUND 10 Professor Svennn or "Where's this statuette ?" vs The Lake of the Gods  (Read 10319 times)

Offline Le matou rouge

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Thanks for all your comments, fellows, but as Pil already noticed, You had to know that the ourang-outang is a pre-painted plastic toy (from Schleich, Hitman, but now OOP I think  :'() so TREAT IT AS A SCENERY WHEN YOU VOTE, please  ;)

Anyway, I'm as Hammers not at all in retro SF but your picture composition is so moody  :-* Chris that I don't stand a chance ( and my figures don't match very well).

@ Svennn : of course, it's you ! He just had a goattee instead of the mullet but that should be a miscast of your magic attic  :)
By the way, I didn't know you would spend your holydays scubba-diving in Jamaïca  :D



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Offline Malebolgia

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There are a lot of cool things to see in both images! The first one tells a nice story and the urangetan adds a lot of questions to the story which I like. The professor and porters work really well. I also like how you managed to use paper as a rocky background. It works very well.

The second shot is just perfect. It looks so much like a movie still it's almost scary. The vehicle, the posing of the miniatures, the backdrop, the dinosaur...perfect. Absolutely your best entry so far and one of the better ones of this round. Awesome Chris!
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Offline Alxbates

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I love the dino in the second picture - who's the manufacturer?  Where can I buy one?

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I love the dino in the second picture - who's the manufacturer?  Where can I buy one?

Only saw your post right now, sorry for that. The T-Rex is an old toy (some 15+ years), which I bought as a souvenir from Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt (am Main, not in Kentucky or an der Oder, that is).

Unfortunately, I don´t exactly remember the manufacturer - I THINK it was "Natural History Collection" or something, but I sanded the bottom imprint off when I re-painted him in 2006. Those dinosaurs were molded in a rather hard plastic, in single colour. Unfortunately, the plastic is similar to that used on some plastic soldiers, and doesn´t take too well to paint - I recently tried to re-paint a Brontosaurus from the same range, only to have the basecoat flaking off in droves. I think I used some outdoors primer for the Rex, but I still suspect it mainly stays up because the skin is so rough (excellent sculpting, BTW, although the feet and hands are rather simply done. But overall, it´s a nice, classic pre-Bakker interpretation of the Rex.

Since voting has ended, here are some pics of the Rex and the Tank:

Maybe someone recognizes the manufacturer. I saw them sometime ago cheaply on the web (regular sales shop), but cannot find them anymore.


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