Dinosaur Encounters at the Natural History Museum LA

Last weekend I made another trip to the Museum. This time for the Dinosaur Encounters Puppet Show. These Larger than Human-size Dinosaur Puppets are so life-like you’ll believe they are Real! As a Fellows Member the parking attendant was expecting me and provided my complimentary parking pass ($12.00 to non-Museum Membership visitors). After parking I […]

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 […]