There is something special about cretacea. When i work on it i turn into a fiend, working all hours, writing notes, coming up with ideas. I don't know why this happens, i like to think it's because cretacea is a "green light" for me and i can feel it in my bones. I have been working on the book this week but i have been focusing on the terrain and miniatures. In just one week i've expanded the collection to a much more comprehensive one, i'm waiting on just one more adult brachiosaurus to round out my herd (yes you "herd" that right...)
Secondly i finished a suchomimus pair (they're basic and not really suchomimus models but by jove is it very hard to find affordable therpods!) On top of that i painted a few other bits, undercoated tons of models and i got a big delivery in the post of probably a hundred dinos. Sadly many of them are "un usable" for my own colection but they may not be for someone else so i may just set up an exchange program on the facebook and keep them moving. People can take what theyw ant, add what they dont and send it on. It's a quaint idea don't you think?
Among the lot was some cute dimetrodons, a bunch of awesome ankylosaurs (including some great polocanthus stand ins and some baby ankylosaurs) lots of baby dinosaurs including stegosaurus and triceratops (herd animal babies are awesome for photography and campaign play), some great hadrosaurs, a few baby sauropods that i can make work and a but load of out of scale theropods. The last is a shame but i think i can salvage some bits from them.
I also started working on the giant redwoods i want to inhabit my main table for the game. I seem to have taken less pictures than i thought i did but i've gone with a basic loo roll/ papier mache and hot glue method (the same as i did for the first book) only i've put a few more hours work into them to make them seem more tree-ish and i also worked harder on the papier mache and hot glue bit, really taking my time to run the "veins" of the roots in the appropriate directions.
I will be working on the project over the weekend but i have a few other bits to get on with, so i will likely post little updates with a bigger one on monday. We are so close to the photography stage of the book development, i'm so excited and i just need to get some good T-Rex's done for that. The one i have currently is blue, which is cool but i think it'll hurt some of the moany older peeps who need their T-Rex...to not be blue haha, however i decided to keep him blue, maybe use him as a different dinosaur and paint a "traditional" T-rex to use for the pictures. Leep your eyes peeled for more.
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