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Old 06-13-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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How to paint a T-Rex resin bust ?!

Hi everyone !

I saw some cool Jurassic Park stuffs on the forums and I say to myself : "Hey ! Why don't you get one ?!"
Well, I'll probably buy this item :



A 22" Jurassic Park T-Rex resin bust for 190 dollars.
But in fact, I don't really know what kind of paints I should use and how to do it !
So, I'm here to ask you some help !

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Old 06-15-2008, 07:27 AM   #2
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JP- It's a killer bust, but I gotta tell ya, I wouldn't recommend tackling this one if you're not very experienced working w/ resin kits. This one requires a LOT of grinding, cutting and putty work to get it to look like the pieces you've seen here.

Anyway, if you decide to run w/ it, I used Freestyle acrylic paints on mine, sprayed through an airbrush. You will have to prime the piece before painting though, as acrylic paints have a hard time sticking to unprimed resin. You could probably brush paint it since it's really big, and if you decide to do that I would recommend Liquitex or Golden paints for that. Delta Ceramcoat, Apple Barrel etc....will work as well, and are quite a bit cheaper. You will also need to seal the beast when you like the work you've done. Recommend using Krylon Matte or Testor's Dullcoat for that. Of the two, K Matte gives you more for the money and will leave you with a nice realistic finish.

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Old 06-16-2008, 02:36 AM   #3
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Becareful with this UK seller, name Gavin Robinson. A total fraud. He takes money and that's it. He also runs a website www.myjurassicapark. Now it's down. He still owes me $600 for 2 T-Rex bust and it's been a long while. So, beware!

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...ab=AllFeedback

This is his username at yourporps.com
http://www.yourprops.com/user-props....=propcollector

Btw, the pic you posed was one of the pic he sent me.


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Old 06-16-2008, 02:39 AM   #4
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Like Rick said. This thing needs a lot of work, but if you are a dino guy then it shouldn't be a problem. Keep us posted.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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Well, thanks for answering !

Men, I don't really know if I have to buy it or not since you've problems with it ...
But I'm very attracted !

Otherwise, I was thinking:
Will it cost a lot of money if I pay someone (an artist) to do it ?!
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:47 AM   #6
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W/ the amount of work necessary to get this beast assembled and painted, yeah, it wouldn't be cheap.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #7
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Yeah ... Ok !

Well, since I really like this dinosaur and I'm not hurried , I think I can do it slowly and take my time !

But, I hesitate for the seller ...
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:51 AM   #8
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saul is really good at painting up dinosaurs...
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:45 PM   #9
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Who's Saul ?!
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #10
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Yeah ... Ok !

Well, since I really like this dinosaur and I'm not hurried , I think I can do it slowly and take my time !

But, I hesitate for the seller ...
So, is the seller the one I mentioned?
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