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Pegasus Hobbies 1/24 T Rex and juvenile Triceratops


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Hi folks:

 

I've been a dino nut for as long as I can recall. It's a modelling genre that's been a bit hit 'n miss with the mainstream manufacturers and one bolstered by garage kit producers, who've churned out some great stuff, inevitably in resin.

 

Now Pegasus Hobbies have pitched in and contracted the very talented Galileo Hernandez Nunez to craft three kits, the Rex here, an adult Trike and a Spinosaurus. Peggy married the abilities of GHN with Paleo genius Shane Foulkes for finishing paint.

 

The kits are solid vinyl and when assembled, are hard and heavy enough to kill a house intruder with a single blow, proving just how dangerous dinosaurs are...

 

Partially shielded within the trees of the Cretaceous forest, she stood perfectly still. Early flowering plants lay at her feet and insects moved enthusiastically among them, pollinating and feeding.

Her skin gently fluctuated in tone and colour, as the chameleon-like cells within adjusted to the dappled light that tumbled to the floor below through the hot and humid air. Although an adult and some forty feet long, the Rex’s muscular bulk melted silently into the background, as cold yellow eyes surveyed the bare, trampled trail some twenty or so yards away.

Her acute hearing and sense of smell tuned out the many distractions of the forest until eventually they excitedly conveyed the presence of approaching prey. Outwardly unchanging, she came to a state of readiness.

The Triceratops group was larger than normal and after a successful breeding season, was swollen with numerous young, who kept close station with their mothers. Unable to traverse the trail without spilling into the tree line, some individuals were forced to pick their way through the coniferous obstacles on either side, their direction undulating away and then back towards the relative safety of the herd.

Still she waited. Lethal jaws parted slightly, to better sample the scent that blew over and around her, revealing the rows of dark ivory teeth within. Still she waited. 

The juvenile ‘Trike’ barked in sudden terror as he stumbled within a dozen yards of the Rex. His alarm galvanised the herd that immediately flew forwards at the gallop in a thundering desperation to escape. The young Triceratops wheeled sharply to the left, seeking out the trail and the fleeing mass of flesh. 

She was on him within seconds. Knocked to the ground and ruthlessly pinned beneath a clawed foot, ribs splintered under her nine tons as the young Triceratops squealed in painful response. The Rex paused and bellowed out her roar of defiance at the Triceratops adult that stood, head and horns lowered, nearby…

 

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Full build review in issue 64 of Airfix Model World, out now. :-)

 

 

Best regards

 

 

Steve

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Beautifully Done! I like to think that, in the instant after this photo was taken, Mother Triceratops appeared and impaled the T-Rex, allowing her baby to lumber away frightened but unharmed.

 

Thanks for that! Actually I wrote the following short piece before visualising the paint scheme and as a means to that end. It also answers your post...

 

Partially shielded within the trees of the Cretaceous forest, she stood perfectly still. Early flowering plants lay at her feet and insects moved enthusiastically among them, pollinating and feeding.

 

Her skin gently fluctuated in tone and colour, as the chameleon-like cells within adjusted to the dappled light that tumbled to the floor below through the hot and humid air. Although an adult and some forty feet long, the Rex’s muscular bulk melted silently into the background, as cold yellow eyes surveyed the bare, trampled trail some twenty or so yards away.

Her acute hearing and sense of smell tuned out the many distractions of the forest until eventually they excitedly conveyed the presence of approaching prey. Outwardly unchanging, she came to a state of readiness.

 

The Triceratops group was larger than normal and after a successful breeding season, was swollen with numerous young, who kept close station with their mothers. Unable to traverse the trail without spilling into the tree line, some individuals were forced to pick their way through the coniferous obstacles on either side, their direction undulating away and then back towards the relative safety of the herd.

 

Still she waited. Lethal jaws parted slightly, to better sample the scent that blew over and around her, revealing the rows of dark ivory teeth within. Still she waited. 

The juvenile ‘Trike’ barked in sudden terror as he stumbled within a dozen yards of the Rex. His alarm galvanised the herd that immediately flew forwards at the gallop in a thundering desperation to escape. The young Triceratops wheeled sharply to the left, seeking out the trail and the fleeing mass of flesh.

 

She was on him within seconds. Knocked to the ground and ruthlessly pinned beneath a clawed foot, ribs splintered under her nine tons as the young Triceratops squealed in painful response. The Rex paused and bellowed out her roar of defiance at the Triceratops adult that stood, head and horns lowered, nearby…

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