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Gwangi Valley Girl (Studio Mcvey Ruby)
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 05, 2002
KitMaker: 8,074 posts
Historicus Forma: 1,791 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 01:02 PM UTC
Here is another exquisitely sculpted limited edition small scale resin fantasy figure from Studio McVey. This one features a shapely “cowgirl” and a dinosaur. What more is there to satisfy the 13 year old in all of us?
The rider came in 4 parts, hat, left arm, rifle and everything else. The creature was formed from the tail section, torso, left ft and right arms, tongue, cranium and a guiding tendril for each side of the jaw. There is also a small round resin landscaped base as well as a plastic base this would fit into. There are foot print depressions in the base to locate the beast.
I trimmed the base and fit it onto a burled based I bought at the Long Island Show a few years ago and blended in the kit base with Celluclay.
The kit fit together very well and was assembled with Zap-A-Gap green. The only issue was at the base of the tail behind the right leg where here was a slight step. Unfortunately, the lighting at my desk hid this and I didn’t see it until I was ready to photograph the completed model
I went back to my desk, blended the step with 5 minute epoxy and repainted the area to match the rest of the dino.
I chose a palette of primarily reds. Oranges and browns except for the pants that show above the chaps. JoeFix shrub and Silfor grasses to fill out the base.

Florida, United States
Joined: May 04, 2008
KitMaker: 757 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 02:19 PM UTC
I don't care much for the subject . A little weird, but the detail and painting is well beyond awesome, especially for as small as it is................WOW...............Al
Staff MemberSenior Editor
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,579 posts
Historicus Forma: 1,985 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 07:34 PM UTC
I just love Studio McVey stuff. The imagination and creativity at its best...

You did a great job on Ruby, I think this will be one of their best sellers. Al, have you shown it on Studio McVey forum as well?

California, United States
Joined: December 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,870 posts
Historicus Forma: 73 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 11:55 PM UTC
Al, that's an excellant piece of art! Using the burl was a brilliant move as it matches and complements the textures and colors of the subject. Always enjoy seeing your efforts here. What's on the bench now? Thanks for sharing.
Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,435 posts
Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 09:09 AM UTC
Where did you find such a big coin?