Raphael’s Makeover the Final Reveal!

Now it’s time to freshen up Raphael’s mouth. Again, the layering of the cloth on the body saves blue tape and plastic. Especially since this is just to catch overspray mist. I paint each tooth individually with an artist brush, so there is no need to mask them off. They will get an extra base […]

Raphael’s Makeover part 3

After taping off the area for the “Regal Red” stripes, I used a reusable drop cloth to cover the lower parts of the Raptor. I used a piece of cardboard to reduce overspray. It was a little breezy. Even though I waited for pauses in the wind the cardboard was a helpful assist in blocking […]

Raphael gets a Makeover painting starts

Raphael’s all clean and the masking with blue tape is finished.  Only the gray and silver are exposed for repainting.  The Rust-oleum Hammered paint in the colors I used 2 years ago is still available.  I like the Hammered paint it’s very easy to apply without masking.   After completing several coats of the gray, the […]

Raphael gets a Makeover

Evaluation   Actually, I had never completely finished with Raphael.  I intended to have a red stripe on the sides.  After making one on his left side, I stopped.  It looked like a racing stripe.  So, I decided not to go further until doing some research.  After seeing “Jurassic World” and later viewing the work […]

Dinosaur Transports

If you want to move your Dinosaur, you need to consider how?  Its size, distance, your terrain and your physical capabilities should all be considered when answering this question.  Selecting the right permanent spot to begin with might help.  But plans change and your weather conditions may warrant changing locations especially for those living in […]

Dinosaurs & The Strawberry Festival (conclusion)

I hope you were able to make the Strawberry Festival part of your weekend.  If not mark your calendars now for next April 2018 to check out http://www.castrawberryfestival.org to make sure you don’t miss next year!  In addition, you can enjoy discounts when you buy your tickets a month early.  It was a great festival. […]

Dinosaurs & The Strawberry Festival

Join the Summer Fun in Oxnard, California at the Strawberry Festival!  This Weekend – Saturday & Sunday May 20 & 21, 2017 10:00am – 6:30pm for an unforgettably sweet experience! The California Strawberry Festival is among the top festivals in the nation with over 50 food booths, contests, rides and attractions, over 200 Arts & […]

Natural History Museum Los Angeles – Meet Nate a Paleontologist! part 2

During my visit with Nathan D. Smith, PH.D. Associate Curator The Dinosaur Institute, we discussed where animals fall on the Cladograms.  I have often found this very confusing when reading different writer’s articles.  Nate suggests looking at the evolution of animals as a line in time.  Scientists created groups for Fish, Amphibians, Mammals, Reptiles, Pterosaurs, […]

Natural History Museum Los Angeles – Meet Nate a Paleontologist!

At my recent visit to the Natural History Museum Los Angeles, I had the privilege to meet Nathan D. Smith, PH.D. and Associate Curator of the Dinosaur Institute at the Museum.  This was arranged by Cristina Rosales, Coordinator, Fellows Advancement.  The Museum has many Membership Programs to fit your needs.  I joined the “Fellows Program”.  […]