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PostPosted: August 26th, 2022, 6:05 pm 
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2022-09-22; new pics page 1; added alien details to legs, repositioned right arm, threw on some paint
2022-09-08; new pics page 1; detailing feet
2022-09-07; new pics page 1; reworking feet; shortening and slimming down feet, toes and claws
2022-09-06; new pics page 1; changed angle of left leg lower segment
2022-09-05; new pics page 1; attached feet to legs, beefed up thighs and calves
2022-09-04; new pics page 1; adding alien like details to feet
2022-09-01; new pics page 1; roughing in teeth, slimming down head
2022-08-31; new pics page 1; continuing to work feet and claws
2022-08-29; new pics page 1; detailing feet , slimming down head
2022-08-28; new pics page 1; adding 3rd claw, teeth to extended jaws, repositioned thigh and calf segments
2022-08-26; new pics page 1; cut up Xenomorphus Rex to prepare for modifications

Kitbash of Xenomorphus Rex kit and Wings from CM Studios Dino-Dragon.

Plan to:
Modify head to be more dragon-ish
Modify legs for a higher standing stance
Modify feet to have 3 pairs of claws on each foot versus 2
Modify tail to come under arm versus over it

Charlie McGrady was kind enough to cast me an extra set of wings when I bought 2 of his dino-dragons.
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Xeno rex before mods
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Cut up Xeno-Rex to prepare for mods
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Wings will not be spread this wide, but gives you an idea of the look.
(I will probably make wings bigger like I did for the CM Dino Dragon bash that I did a while back.)
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PostPosted: August 27th, 2022, 12:04 am 
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Continuing to dissemble before building back up.

Cut off:
Head to reposition it not so vertically aligned
Back horns on head to reposition them higher up
bottom jaw and streamlined upper jaw to prep for a longer dragon like head and jaws
Left upper thigh to reposition it for a taller stance
Right arm to reposition it more symmetrical to other arm

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PostPosted: August 28th, 2022, 10:01 pm 
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Repositioned 2 existing claws on feet and roughing in 3rd claw
Started adding teeth to upper jaw and roughing in much longer lower jaw.
Will have to significantly slim down and narrow the head as it looks more orca like versus dragon
Repositioned upper leg thigh and calf segments

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PostPosted: August 29th, 2022, 5:49 pm 
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Detailing the feet
Cut off the top of the head to slim the head down and make it more dragon-ish
Started adding dragon like head
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PostPosted: August 31st, 2022, 5:33 pm 
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Continuing to work the feet and claws

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PostPosted: September 1st, 2022, 11:08 pm 
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Working on adding teeth to jaws
Plan to have double rows of teeth in upper jaw, maybe bottom jaw as well
This is tedious as I make each and every tooth.
(Anybody know where I can get 3d printed sharp small teeth? I found some but they are too big)
Slimming down the upper head

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PostPosted: September 5th, 2022, 12:47 am 
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Adding some alien-ish details to feet using small ribbed plastic tubing
Still have to blend the sides of the tubing into the claws shins

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PostPosted: September 5th, 2022, 11:48 pm 
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Beefed up thighs and calves.
Attached feet to the legs.
Still lot of detailing to do on the legs and feet.
I will have to rework some of the alien-details on feet as they got destroyed when blending into legs.
It still has a bit of an awkward stance given that severely swayed back.
I hope the following changes will make the stance look a bit more natural:
extend the neck, rework and reposition the head, add wings, and reposition the right arm.

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PostPosted: September 6th, 2022, 10:07 pm 
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Reworked lower segment of left leg, changed the angle from backwards to forward leaning
Like this stance better

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2022, 4:50 pm 
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Feet and toes were too big, thick and clunky, so now shortening and slimming them all down.
Will have to redo the alien-ish details and claws

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PostPosted: September 8th, 2022, 4:31 pm 
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Adding details to feet, still some refining and blending in to do
Feet still look a bit large.
But before shortening them , I am going to wait and see how they look after head and wings are added .
Also, everything is a bit exaggerated on this kit (very long tail, extra large head, long arms), so larger than normal feet will probably look ok.
Will also add more of the alien-ish tubing details to upper thighs and arms for consistency.

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PostPosted: September 8th, 2022, 10:39 pm 
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Yeah, I think leaving the feet larger will look, and work better.

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PostPosted: September 8th, 2022, 10:54 pm 
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Thanks Trevor. Hope you are right !

I am trying to mostly stay with the original design approach of this kit.

But it will be interesting to see if I can live with the original very large alien head design?
The original head is actually thicker and longer than the upper torso.

My changes will keep the same basic length of the head, however, I will streamline the head a lot, and will add a much longer lower jaw, more teeth, and add eyes instead of the usual blind alien head.

So not sure if the scale of things will still feel right? …we shall see…


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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2022, 9:29 pm 
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Added some more alien like details to legs
Continuing to refine feet and claws
Roughed in a repositioned right arm

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2022, 11:42 pm 
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Slimmed down the right arm where it attaches to the torso
Threw on a quick coat of paint
I am pretty happy with how the tubing looks and is working for the alien details
Will also add tubing to calves and biceps

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