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Where to find dinosaur models?
bracomadar
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 09:05 PM UTC
I'd like to try my hand at a few dinosaur models, but want to get something that looks somewhat remotely anatomically correct. I've seen a lot, but only a few from companies look good enough to pass as "realistic", not as if I've seen a real one, but I have seen all 3 Jurassic Park movies to get a good idea #:-) Anyway, my question is who makes good dino models, where can I buy them at? Tamiya had a few that looked good, but their T-Rex looks like Yoshi in the Super Mario Brother's Movie. I'd like to get a nice looking T-Rex, but anything would be cool to do.
scoccia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 10:12 PM UTC
Brad,
I bought a couple of them from Heller and Revell Germany, I actually don't know if they're "anatomically correct" but they didn't look bad...
Ciao
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 12:00 AM UTC
Tamiya has a variety of 1/35 kits from a set of 6 raptors to a brachiosaur. Your next choice is expensive vinyl kits. The only only other realistic option is to learn to sculpt.
Hollowpoint
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 12:13 AM UTC
Check out Monsters in Motion -- lots of nice dino models here! http://www.monstersinmotion.com/dino/
MadMax
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Germany
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 12:17 AM UTC
never saw a dino-tamiya or revell kit in stores
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 12:52 PM UTC
Here is a link to a hobby shop that specializes in dinos:
http://www.linkandpinhobbies.com/
Good luck!
User_789
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 07:27 PM UTC
Brad,

I think I found what you have been looking for...

The best dinosaur models I have seen is made by Horizon. I am unsure if they have a homepage, but you could try to search... I found some on Ebay (www.ebay.com)

User_789
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 07:31 PM UTC
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003 - 02:19 AM UTC
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herberta
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003 - 05:09 AM UTC
And if you get tired of Dinosaurs, Phoenix models make lots of dragons. Some of them are pretty cool, and fairly Dino-like.

Cheers
Andy
dsmith
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United States
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003 - 06:28 AM UTC
Hey, if you want some really nice dino models, try the T-rex and triceratops at

http://www.menagerieproductions.com/

I have wanted to get these two, but they are just a little expensive.
Hope this helps