It did take me two attempts to get a colour scheme that I was satisfied with and although maybe not an exact match for the real-thing, I reckon it's close enough for my purpose.
They're meant to have 15 to 20 stripes from their tail almost to their shoulder, but I managed about 10 and they're not that obvious from the photographs, just as they were in reality (especially with my current vision). They're small carnivores and from accounts hunted nocturnally.
|The almost obligatory rear view (only slightly blurred)|
|Size comparison with a hunteress (she's on a 20mm diameter base)|
|Full frontal view|
|The whole order - five critters|
The two "terror bird" types (Phorusrachus), came with nests and they're great sculpts (- probably his newer ones) as is the Smilodon - one of the best I've seen imho.
The woolly rhino is yet another two part model and didn't go together that well, requiring the usual filler to get a result and it was also a bit small imo, so probably an earlier sculpt to fit his previous 20mm prehistoric range.
|The reverse of the Woolly Rhino kit|
It's a huge potentially beautiful model, as it should be, but those antlers I've no doubt will be a pain to add too, as the fixing points are very small.
The day after my order to Steve Barber, I also put in an order to "Fighting 15s", my first to this particular website.
|What a load of Aurochs !|
|Left to Right - 28mm Female Auroch, 28mm Ox, 28mm Auroch Bull|
Their horns and demeanour remind me of the archetypical bull-fighting bulls generally depicted in cartoons.
They fit in well with prehistoric games imo and their colouring is a bit unique too - Black bull with white stripe down its back but tan coloured females and chestnut calf; the latter darkening to black if male and lightening to tan if female.
So whilst it's not been a particularly productive week, I have finished four models and have started on the six wolves that I have and also started basing up all but the Megalosorus.
That's it then for yet another week and as always your comments are both welcomed and truly appreciated.