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Custom Male Papo T-Rex by Panther10 Custom Male Papo T-Rex by Panther10
This is my customized male papo tyrannosaurus rex. Like the female, it has been reposed and repainted to match the scheme from the film Jurassic Park: The Lost World. However it has been given a more greyish brown paint job (as supposed to the female's light tan paint job) in order to reflect some elements of sexual dimorphism between the two tyrannosaurs.

Here is the link to the Female T-rex for comparison.

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tassietyger Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
How do you feel about the new Papo running tyrannosaur :D?
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Love it. Its about damn time. I'm going to attach the heads from the new brown rexes on to the running rex figures and build an army.
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theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you do that?
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
look at the other comments I've responded to. I've answered that question numerous times already.
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:icondwaynebenzie:
DwayneBenzie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Outstanding, is it a big job to repose these? I'd love one like this!
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Yes its a very big job to repose these. And they are far to delicate to ship. My advice is to try it yourself with the recipe I've provided in the comments section.
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Jarahamee Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish you added a few more pictures of these guys, but this looks much like the original Papo paint job. The anatomically correct stance of this guy is awesome! Your paint job makes it look more like a model than what was once an action figure.
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Panther10 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I actually really should post new photos. Last spring I repainted both my male and female rex and gave them paint schemes that look more like the rex from the first film. The female has a beige scheme and the male is reddish brown. I tooks some creative license with the male rex though since there was only a single trex in the first jurassic park. I'll post pics of the new repainted versions of these when I have the time.
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:iconjarahamee:
Jarahamee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really cool. I hope you post them soon, I enjoy your current paint jobs.

I love making models, but I am a poor painter, and don't have the patience to customize action figures radically.
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Panther10 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Painting these figures were actually the easiest part. takes about an hour and a half for me to paint each one. I'm actully talking to a guy from mexico right now that I've asked to make some super articulated JP t-rex figures that are about 8" tall and like 15" long or so and he does great work. His paint skills are far superior to mine and he builds these figures from sratch. once I have the figures they will definitely become my new quinnessential JP rex figures. the rexes I customized are great but they are too delicate to handle. so I cant wait for him to start working on these rex figures they are going to look super cool.
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:iconjarahamee:
Jarahamee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's incredibly awesome, I can't wait to see them finished if you do post them.
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I probably wont because its not my work.
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:iconjarahamee:
Jarahamee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would be interested in seeing it if you post it somewhere. Still, super awesome.
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
looks great. Wish they would have made them like that. Also wish they got the arms right.
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SolidAlexei Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How did you re-positioned the tail? Amazing job!!
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
yes. I repositioned the head and tail with a heat gun.
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:iconsolidalexei:
SolidAlexei Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It looks great! shame the original Papo paintwork although reasonably good, is nowhere near the one shown on all the preview images! I mean look at this! [link]
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Panther10 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Exactly. The subtle detail that was left out is what makes the JP t-rex so unique. I think it would be great in the future if Papo commissioned Stan Winston Studios to paint their dinosaur toys. that way we get gorgous figures that look exactly like the prototypes or better.
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SolidAlexei Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's true but from the financial point of view they would never do it unfortunately:( Their figures are not expensive hence the horrible paint job:( If you look at the stuff from Hot Toys or Sideshow the quality of the paintwork is incredible since they can afford to spend more time on it for the sometimes ridiculous prices their figures go for. Check out the dinosaur figures from Sideshow: [link]

I've seen these up close in shops and they do look almost exactly like the prototypes! Incredible!
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Panther10 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
To be fair, those are just statues and not actual figures. These are in a different realm than say their line of star wars dolls.
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SolidAlexei Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well it's somewhat partly true since Papo dinos are essentially statues with moveable jaws. They are not cast from polystone but resin but still the sculpt details on them can rival some of the Sideshow statues! It's just that the mass produced paintjob sucks.
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wolfsong97 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really cool! how do u get a custom?????
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Are you asking me to make you a set? Because I'd be willing to do a commission for you. send me a pm and we'll work something out.
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:iconwolfsong97:
wolfsong97 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow how can you do that?? And anyways, what's a pm?? Soree! Haha
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
A pm is a private message. If you want me to make you a set I certianly can. but it will have to wait for the moment. I have a pretty hectic summer ahead of me.
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:iconwolfsong97:
wolfsong97 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand! Let me know when you can! :)
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
No it can't bend. the lower half of the legs were sliced and then spread open behind the knee and some aves fixit sculpted was inserted inside to make it stand in a neutral pose. In addition to that both the male and the female tyrannosaurs include the lower left leg from the spinosaurus because the left legs on the tyranosaurs were somewhat shorter because of that natural squat. after that part was done, I reposed the rest of the figure with a heatgun. after that it was repainted.
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GuessWhatImAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Does it naturally bend like that or does it stay in that boaring victory roar stance or can it just bend???
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TheRealZilla360 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It and the female look really nice. Papo should have went with that pose anyway. (:
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:iconaction-figure-opera:
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
"as opposed". Not "as supposed".
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Dino-master Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
where did you find the sculture?
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
You mean the sculpting medium? I bought it from a website called avesstudio.com. The brand is called Fixit-Sculpt.
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pyramidrus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist
pretty impressive conversions you should do a tutorial!
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:icontrexmaster:
trexmaster Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
I've never seen a Papo T. Rex with that pose before.
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:iconpanther10:
Panther10 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I reposed the head and the tail with a heat gun, and then I transfered the right leg from the papo spinosaur, glued it on, put some putty behind the knee for reinforcment, painted it and the rest is history.

Then I did the same recipe with the female rex.
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