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« on: May 17, 2013, 07:34:47 PM »
Another thing about Max's kits - they were sold in the US exclusively from the now-defunct Link and Pin Hobbies in Las Vegas.
In its time (10 years ago) Link and Pin was THE store to get every manner of resin garage dinosaur kit known to man from.
There was only one problem. Art over at Link and Pin priced everything very, very high. His Argentinosaurus (1/35 scale) for example, cost over $300 in 2003 dollars ....
I don't know for sure, but I believe that his high prices were partially responsible for his business going under ...
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
I believe that the fire that destroyed Max's moulds (and uncounted other garage kit moulds) occurred about 9-10 years ago at the Alchemy Works in Texas, which is THE garage kit maker in the US that most of the 'name' sculptors send their pieces to for moulding and casting ...
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:21:21 PM »
Boki - the two smaller TRexes were issued by Sega 10 years ago. The brown one came first, the gray one is a repaint issued a few years later. They were sculpted by Tokugawa.
The Red TRex dates back to around 2007, and is sculpted by Shinzen. Its colored to match the TRex from that dinosaur game that is so popular in Japan (as is the accompanying Triceratops).
Hope this info is useful.
Personally I think that the Red TRex is one of the most accurate TRex sculpts made - right down to the muscular, though short, arms, and the massive thigh muscles that join with the tail muscle (which was the powerhouse that gave the animal its speed)....
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:56:03 PM »
Probably not. Who knows where the original figures are. The moulds made from the originals are long gone (they only last 40-50 castings).
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:16:04 PM »
I think we will be blown away by this film, based on the trailers so far. I think there is a lot of frustrated nit-picking going on here on this thread (the frustration being driven by having to wait for the movie). Yeah, I'd like to see it tomorrow too. In an IMAX theater.
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:24:57 PM »
It has to be a baby Albertosaurus - Maybe the little one ripped a hole in its frill that we see in the adult animal (which also fights an Albertosaur). So it makes sense that the two episodes tie-in.
At least I hope so, because that is NO Troodon no matter how you imagine it!
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:04:03 PM »
Hey spaceman - lovely display!
And I like the giant Echidna (Spiny Anteater) that you snuck in there! Anyone else notice that detail?
« on: May 12, 2013, 03:42:43 PM »
I believe that it is supposed to be a baby Albertosaurus...
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:37:36 AM »
SUPER! Can't wait to see the ones up for sale ... I have a feeling I won't be able to stop just at 2 ...
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:44:57 PM »
Hmmm....I am coming in late, and have no opinion on the music discussed here, not having heard it...but is anyone else disappointed that The Great Gatsby, about the 1920s, which decade gave birth to some of the greatest popular music in American history, apparently uses modern hip hop garbage as its background music?
You want to be outraged by music choices in films, that's a better one to get outraged about .... I am not seeing it ...
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:37:41 PM »
It looks like a Battat Amargasaurus resin master.
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:01:48 PM »
Wow. And its unfinished, so you should try to drive a hard bargain. You would do a great job of finishing it ... of course, then you would have to build a life-sized TRex ... I bet that would drive the visitor numbers up!
« on: May 05, 2013, 03:19:02 PM »
Takama - The Creationism bit suffers from a fatal flaw having nothing to do with the subject matter - its not funny.
The Pope bit is a good one. You think of the Spitter before you even read the caption.
« on: April 28, 2013, 06:21:57 AM »
Hi David. I believe that uploading photos takes up too much of the site's bandwidth. You should simply link to a photo from your facebook page like this:
P.S. I loved John Carter (of Mars). Too bad it bombed and the sequels will never be made.
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:29:29 PM »
STUNNING! I absolutely LOVE the Deinonychus. GREAT color choices!
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