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(AIPT Comics)   David Silva talks about his upcoming line of scientifically accurate Tyrannosaur figures and how his next project will top it (Hint: It involves dressing them in completely unscientific battle armor)   (aiptcomics.com) divider line
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2021-10-10 5:22:42 AM  
Headline is false, next project is dragons.
 
2021-10-10 7:21:24 AM  

dittybopper: Headline is false, next project is dragons.


Made me think of this:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2​0​21/oct/06/scientists-discover-welsh-dr​agon-dinosaur-size-of-chicken

Could probably do this one 1:1 scale.
 
2021-10-10 9:07:33 AM  
Maybe they can remake this.
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2021-10-10 10:36:18 AM  

dittybopper: Headline is false, next project is dragons.


From TFA:

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2021-10-10 10:40:34 AM  
still not as cool as this.

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2021-10-10 4:06:49 PM  
"Scientifically accurate?"

Where are the feathers?
 
2021-10-10 4:07:07 PM  
Unscientific?

Is it boob armor?
 
2021-10-10 5:08:47 PM  

Dhusk: "Scientifically accurate?"

Where are the feathers?


Current scientific consensus is that Tyrannosaurs only had features as juveniles. Once they got older, they weren't necessary and shed. 

Silva's raptor series (and a couple of the juvenile/smaller species in this series) have feathers and look amazing.
 
2021-10-10 5:26:01 PM  

Dhusk: "Scientifically accurate?"

Where are the feathers?


Tyrannosaurus didn't have them, but some tyrannosaurs did.  For example, IIRC, Dilong.
 
2021-10-10 5:28:37 PM  

dittybopper: Dhusk: "Scientifically accurate?"

Where are the feathers?

Tyrannosaurus didn't have them, but some tyrannosaurs did.  For example, IIRC, Dilong.


Yep.  But a very small tyrannosaurid.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilon​g​_paradoxus
 
2021-10-10 8:49:31 PM  
More scientifically accurate dinos please
 
2021-10-11 9:25:49 AM  
Here's the actual Kickstarter link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/​c​reativebeast/beasts-of-the-mesozoic-ty​rannosaur-series-action-figures

I'm in for about $50 right now and might grab another $100 worth in the BackerKit.
 
2021-10-11 9:30:50 AM  
I think I'll get this Guanlong as my main KS Pledge award:
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With the Yutyrannus and Bistahi in the BackerKit.  Sith-Rex!
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2021-10-11 9:46:41 AM  
I've pledged around $200 towards each of the previous campaigns Silva's done.  I believe he first came to my eye from a BossFight recommendation on their FB page.
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/c​r​eativebeast/created

I ended up with about 5-6 of the Raptor series, and just one of the Ceratopsians so far.  I like the big murder chickens with 18th figures jousting on their backs.

For the Ceras I chose the gorgeous neon-green of the Chasmo.  That green with that big crest never gave me any other choice.
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The differences between all these creatures are subtle but he's not just making one body and slapping different heads and paintjobs on them like they're Star Trek aliens.  Each species has its own dedicated body sculpt with its own jointage.  In-hand these subtle differences in how their bodies moved in their environment gives me an understanding of them beyond anything I can get from a book or movie.

If any of you have the slightest appreciation of the action figure artform or dinosaurs and want to watch an artist show off his skills and understanding throw some money towards this project.  You'll dig what you get, I'm sure.
 
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