Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Brace of Protoceratops.


Just the briefest of posts as proof of life!  As is often the way, even with the best laid plans, real life has a habit of throwing the proverbial spanner in the works.  That said, I did manage to find some time this weekend to finish off these rather charming dinosaurs - a brace of Protoceratops.


This rather diminutive pair are from the splendid 'Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company' and fortunately didn't require much in the way of preparation.  I couldn't resist giving them a colourful beak and frill bone, but worried I've made them look a little too friendly.  There are still are few prehistoric beasties stalking around the painting table that need to be completed before one's attention turns towards all things 'Challenge' related', but more on that in due course.  



63 comments:

  1. What a charming young couple.

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  2. They do certainly look good - the colors are very nice.

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  3. Great painting! Like the color choices.

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    1. Thank you Thomas, they were great fun to do.

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    1. That's very kind of you Monty, thank you.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, still got some more to finish before the end of the month.

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  6. Terrific painting of my fave dinosaur Michael. Top marks and I love the choice of colours. if I'd painted them they'd be light brown with a wash all over :-)

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    1. Thank you Blaxkleric they were so lovely that I felt they just needed a little colour.

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  7. Great work, love the purple beck.

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  8. They really look the business!

    As to you saying that they may look too friendly ... I'm afraid to say, that on first sight I thought they looked cute and were like those dinosaurs in the first Jurassic Park (which it was possible to pet while they were eating).

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    1. Thank you Roy and I'm afraid you're might be right, perhaps they've been domesticated by Gunner Lofty.

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  9. They look great. I like the colors on them.

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    1. Thank you Brian, it just seemed a shame to go for the usual brown or green.

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  10. Excellent paint job! They do look a little cute and friendly (and fit in very well with the bespectacled fellow). Along the lines of what you said, maybe they could be used as "pets". Maybe give a plus to spotting other dinos in a hunt or other situation?

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    1. Brilliant, I love the idea of pets, perhaps a bit like bloodhounds?

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  11. Very pretty. Good choice of colours, what can rivet counters say about them!?

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    1. Good point Mark, after all who would really know what colour they were?

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  12. Very cute! Still, I wouldn't want to be between Mummy Protoceratops and her eggs!

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    1. A good point Ben, always prudent to adhere to the laws of the jungle, especially a prehistoric one!

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  13. Love the colors, Michael... purple beaks in particular.

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, it just seemed a shame to have them in drab colours.

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  14. These may be colourful but at full tilt would scare you half way to death.

    Great work on them

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian and a good point! I wonder what the top speed of a Protoceratops is/was?

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  15. Great work! The colourful palette really does look good. Though they do look maybe a tad bit friendly and cuddly. Maybe the prehistoric equivalent of dogs :)

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    1. Thank you and a great idea, perhaps I could apply some chains to act as leads?

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  16. I love the colours of those and they have the feel of what dinos should be

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    1. Thank you Pete, there are so many lovely dinosaur illustrations these days that tend to veer towards more bright colours that it was too good an opportunity to miss.

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  17. They are gorgeous! You know you can't wave something like that in front of a man who already has problems in this area! What were you thinking?!? Ah man, this is going to end badly . . .

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    1. Thank you Mike and I'm so sorry! If it's any consolation this is entirely your fault as having seen one of your posts on the Compsognathus I ended up heading over to HLBS and spending a small fortune!

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    2. I think if either of us do posts about dinosaurs we need to put a health warning at the top of the page :)

      At least I can now blame you when the next lot of dinosaurs inevitably ends up on my desk . . .

      But seriously, though two look absolutely amazing.

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    3. Thank you Mike, great idea although to be honest I don't think either of us needs much persuading when it comes to buying more dinosaurs! :D

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    4. We really don't, but it's good to get your excuses in early!

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  18. Excellent work on those.
    I'm looking forward to hear about your plans for the challenge. Did you think about my offer for a side challenge?

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan, as for the challenge, I left a comment on your post saying that I would be up for pushing each other to enter in all the theme rounds again, did you have something else in mind?

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    2. I answered on the comment but wasn't sure whether you noticed the reply.

      The only thing I suggest the one of us who doesn't submit a workpiece to each and every bonus round owes a single 28mm figure painted by his own hands to the other?
      In case that we both miss one or more unbelievably more rounds we would both be in charge of course.

      What do you think?

      All the best
      Stefan

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    3. Sorry Stefan, I didn't catch that, but I love the suggestion - you're on!

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  19. Hola
    Que buenas,me encanta las miniaturas que pintas
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D.. I do like a bit of variety! ;)

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  20. What a delightful pair of friendly looking chums. I bet they like to gambol and frolic through the Lost World undergrowth.

    Fabulous paint job as always, Mr A.

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    1. They're just not very scary are they? Many thanks for the kind words though.

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    2. I'd simply say remember what happened to Nedry in Jurassic Park when he thought a dinosaur didn't look scary....

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    1. Not really the big scary predator type are they?

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  22. Let's just hope they only eat leaves and green stuff.. Very nicely done Michael.

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  23. Fantastic work - I love the colour scheme that you've used.

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