SMILODON - SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER
Prehistoric Times|Fall 2020 # 135
SMILODON - SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER
This is the first large scale resin model kit of the Sinbad Smilodon that I have built. A great tribute model to the astonishing Ray Harryhausen creature creation. It was such an excellent sculpt that I was inspired to write this how-to article; featuring this great resin kit sculpted by Joe Bailey and produced by Typhon Studios (Mike Calvert and Brian Watters). This was a special art piece commissioned by Wayne Middleton and only a few copies were made available to the public. I am so glad that I was able to secure a copy for my personal collection.
Bruce Horton

I recently had the opportunity to build this large scale resin kit; the Smilodon measures approx. 12 inches long and the base with logo nameplate measures approx. 6 inches wide and over 14 inches long. A beautiful casting with excellent joint part fittings showcasing intricate detail. This article briefly discusses the basic steps I used to hand paint this beastie.

PREPAINTING: As with any model kit, it is vital that you clean all the parts with soap and warm water before assembly. You can use many types of primers including auto primers. I used a rust-oleum black spray primer for this model and I do so for most of my buildups. Black primer provides greater depth for the color application than do lighter primers. I spray the primer with thin overlaping layers until coverage is complete. It is best to allow the primer to cure overnite before continuing with the next step- color application.

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Fall 2020 # 135