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$50 Dread Saurian build/conversion

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Paul Beenis, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Paul Beenis
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    Paul Beenis Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the forum but decided to share something I've been working on lately. So I thought my Seraphon army needed a big beastie (Dread Saurian) but was appalled at the gigantic rat like miniature forge world made and the enormous price tag so I started to get creative and came up with this so far.

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    It's based around a Papo Tyrannosaurus (Cost $50) and I have been scratch building the armour from an empty hommus container haha. I'm an architect so the armour had to make sense and work and I'm pretty happy with the result so far. Reason for this post is if anyone is interested in making one I can start to share the process of doing this and hopefully help some of you guys get a Dread Saurian :)
     
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  2. pendrake
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    Which base (mm x mm) has been placed under him? Does the Dread Saurian have an official size base (what did it have for 8th)?

    And, Yes..., there is something disturbingly rat-like about the FW DS.
     
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  3. Paul Beenis
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    I've made a base out of marine ply same dimensions as I thing the 40k Inperial Knight (170x105). I found that was the conclusion someone else found as the most relevant base for him in AOS. I'm attaching an image of the scale of the model next to a carnosaur.
     

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    That is a very nice t-rex model!
     
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  5. Paul Beenis
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    Thank you! Yeah I was very impressed, it actually fits in well with my army now with the armour on!
     
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    Nice project... impressive indeed!

    Recently found a similar impressive model of a feathered raptor that would make a nice carnosaur... couldn't afford the 16€ cause I had to buy ice cream for the kids and the shop won't take ec but cash only...
     
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  7. Paul Beenis
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    That's rad! Post a pic up when you get it

    More pics to come soon folks, I'm going to start painting tonight
     
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  8. Aginor
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    There are several nice-looking T-Rex models out there that would be suitable. Tamiya also has one that is pretty cool. (the newer one. The older one is rather meh).

    About the armor... Can't tell if I like it yet, the shape looks promising though! Can't wait to see it painted.

    About the base: I think going for the biggest GW base size (170mm oval) is the best choice.
     
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  9. n810
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    the original forgeworld model Didn't come with a base. :(
     
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    Maybe the thing to do is put individual Round bases or Oval cavalry bases under each foot.
     
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  11. Crowsfoot
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    Here is mine I'm working on he is on a 170 oval base


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    Every time I see that picture my brain initially thinks that the brushes are mounted to its neck and tail. :D
     
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  13. Paul Beenis
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    Looks great! The brushes kinda make me wanna see some big spikes on him haha
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg A few more pics of the armour, so you guys can get more of a feel for how it looks :)
     
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    Not bad, :D
    though that piece above his arm looks a bit painful... :nurse:
     
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