Are you going to paint or are you going to repaint the Invicta Megalosaurus and T-Rex? If you're going to paint them, that's fine, unpainted versions are everywhere, but if you're going to repaint them, you're going to ruin two great figures
I realize I am going off topic here and going back a bit on the thread- I just wanted to point out here something about collectibles and rarities and all that. If teton paints his figures and they are 'rare' figures he is only increasing the rarity and value of all of the rest of the ones that are in original condition- you should be thanking him for increasing the value of the original ones you have.He is taking them out of the market for good- even years and years from now after he is in dinosaur heaven his figures will not be entering the market in some future auction- unless he becomes a famous artist- then his pieces will be worth more than any original one will be in the future. I say paint away. I am reminded of the Artist Raushenberg who bought a pencil drawing by a famous artist- WIlliam DeKooningand erased it and created a new piece of art- the piece of paper with the erased image- called it 'Erased DeKooning' or something like that.. he could have been accused of ruining a work of art but it probably is worth more now then it would have been if he had left it as is.
I would say that the best Carno, if money is no object, is the Sideshow Maquette. I personally think it is a beautiful statue, but it is too expensive for me. I don't live in the US, so shipping charges would be high and it might get damaged in transit. Plus, they'd be customs charges to pay. So I would reccommend the Carnegie Carno. It is beautifully sculpted and painted. Unfortunately, mine doesn't stand up, but I don't think all Carnegie Carnotauruses have this problem. The Battat Carno is also a good choice, but is really hard to get. The Favorite Desktop model looks decent as well.
EDIT: Oops just realised how old this thread is. Sorry.
Post by Blade-of-the-Moon on Feb 7, 2012 23:15:24 GMT
Eh. I have to agree the Sideshow piece is my Carno to date..I do like McVey's Carno as well still.
In the toy category it certainly has to be the new Carnegie one, the Battat is probably 2nd..though I don't have that one myself.
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