Good news - Schleich agrees with me: The Allosaurus is way cooler than the Tyrannosaurus. At least when it comes to their small, cheap series... They do insist on giving them fugly paintjobs, though, so I repainted mine. I realize black isn't the showiest color, but I've wanted a black Allo for ages.
The flash shows off the shading a little better. The belly is a dark reddish brown, while the limbs are a dark, warm grey (black mixed with burnt sienna and white). The rest of the body color has a little metallic blue mixed in, it only really shows in flash photos.
This is the first big(ish) model I've painted, so critiques are more than welcome!
And then I finally finished this little guy! I had such a hard time coming up with a color and pattern... still don't know that I'm 100% happy, but it'll do for now.
Woah that black allo looks really awesome! Seriously man, beautiful job! Looks very sinister. You said you wanted a black allo for ages, check out Dinonikes section, he actually just made an allosaurus model with a black color scheme that hes going to replicate and sell to anyone who wants.
The amargasaurus is cool too. If you want color inspiration for it if I may say myself I think i came up with a pretty neat sceme for it a little while back with my drawings check it out.
Inspired by a lionfish if it wasnt obvious enough.
ooh, he's great! Have to admit I find stripes and spots ridiculously difficult... I'm only used to painting patterns on animals with hair, and those techniques don't necessarily translate well to scales.
Finished another pair today, both tinies. First, a Dinosaur King Utahraptor. Poor thing was bright purple with what looked like a bunch of bananas stuck on his head... Before:
... and after:
Next, a Dilophosaurus from Safari's basic dino toob. This is by far the best mold in the lot IMO, although the feet are weirdly bulbous.
Both are painted using pastels, with acrylic detailing. I'm still having fun working out colors and patterns, maybe someday I'll have worked up the courage to paint a spotted one...