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"Now Try To Imagine Yourself In The Cretaceous Period."

Updated: Feb 14, 2021

"You get your first look at this six foot turkey as you enter a clearing."

This 40mm tall plastic figure of a Velociraptor is manufactured by “Mondo Games” and can be found inside the Jurassic Park: Ingen Vs. Raptors board game for "Unmatched". Sculpted to depict the "genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur" in one of their memorable moments from the 1993 American film "Jurassic Park", the model was actually cut from its 25mm stand and glued upon a 40mm circular base instead.


"Significantly smaller" in real life than that depicted on the big screen, the creature was undercoated using "Vallejo" Earth, drenched in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Earth. I then 'picked out all the Raptor's claws with "Vallejo" White and later treated them to a wash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade too.

"Unmatched" WIPs - The two raptors are slowly having their teeth and claws picked out

As a last step the dinosaur's eyes were 'dotted in' using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. However, I wasn't quite finished with the entire ensemble yet, as I wanted to pigment the figure's somewhat iconic sculpted base with something a bit more noticeable than my usual all-over 'muddy brown' colour scheme.


Clearly cast to replicate the Raptor's scene with the ladle in Jurassic Park's kitchen, I applied a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey to the tiled area around the dinosaur's clawed feet, shaded them "Citadel" Nuln Oil", and lastly dry-brushed them with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. I also gave the long-handled spoon a coat of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and subsequently gave it a generous splash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil as well.

"Marvel Crisis Protocol" WIPs - Crossbones has been based, primed, and dry-brushed

With the first of my three "Unmatched" Velociraptors completed, I have been slowly working on the remaining figures from this "asymmetrical miniature fighting game" by picking out their claws and numerous teeth. Fortunately, neither of the creatures has such an elaborate base as the other one, so hopefully they should prove a bit more straightforward to paint.


In addition, I have managed to make a little progress on my Crossbones miniature by "Critical Mass Games" for "Marvel Crisis Protocol". The super-villain's palette is a little dark for my liking, so I've decided to break it up somewhat by applying some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna to some of Brock Rumlow's leg straps, his pistol holster and ammunition pouch...

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 15, 2021

LOL, Joe. It's been a busy few weeks, as I've been in a bit of a groove hobby-wise and got a fair few models painted as a result.

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joehcc
joehcc
Feb 15, 2021

All good progress (it's been hell catching up btw).

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 03, 2021

Thanks Undercoat. Crossbones will probably end up like the Red SKull tbh, where I'll pick away at him and then suddenly dedicate my time to getting him completely finished.

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undercoat2670
Feb 03, 2021

Nice raptor and a great idea to paint them all differently. I enjoyed painting Crossbones so can't wait to see yours when he's done.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 27, 2021

Cheers Roger. Yep. The ladle is a nice touch though to the base I think. I was purposely going for Blue from "Jurassic World", but that'll probably be what I call her when using the figure on the tabletop.


Crossbones is incredibly well-detailed, Roger, and the temptation, as with so many of the MCU characters, would be to drown a "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal dry-brush with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and call him done. But I want him to have a bit more contrast than that on the tabletop.


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