The Glencoe T-Rex was an old kit that had fallen off the shelf and broke into several pieces. I had spent a lot of time on this kit when I first built it, drilling out the skull and changing the stance to reflect current thinking on how this animal
moved, eschewing the tail dragging pose that was originally assumed in the paleontology community. I also carefully heated the tail end sections with a heat gun to soften the plastic so I could get a nice curl at the end of the tail, the purpose being to add
some visual interest as well as shorten this fairly long model by about two inches. Once the repairs and adjustments were complete, I drilled a vertical hole beneath the hip bones for the mounting wire and painted the skeleton a hammered brass color from a
The base platform was a piece of 9” x 15” 3/4” plywood on which I glued a sheet of N Scale Architect O gauge Ceramic Tiles that I had painted a medium gloss gray. I applied a dilute solution of white acrylic paint evenly
spread over the surface which flowed into the seams to look like mortar, dabbing any excess away with a paper towel. I applied this wash twice letting the layers fully dry between coats until I was happy with appearance. I finished the base off with a plastic
trim of Plastruct 1/4” L stock on the front and sides and painted the exposed plywood flat black.
There as several color variations for the Kothoga creature to choose from so I painted it various shades of dark and medium greens on the upper surfaces
and flesh for the belly and tail underside. Using a toothpick, I applied a dilute solution of dark blue to highlight the raised veins on the underbelly and then painted the back frill and random raised skin details glossy black. I went with orange irises for
As I said, there wasn't much to this kit so in some ways it allowed me to use my imagination to make a hopefully more interesting scene than just the monster in a menacing stance. I think I succeeded. 6/25/20 SOLD!