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Full Size T-Rex by CB-FX Full Size T-Rex by CB-FX
This was one of my first project as a professional effects artist. I made up 1 of 4 main key technicians and spent 7 months of my life bringing the huge animatronic model to life. The piece was based on a Tony Mcvey maquette and due to it's size was sculpted in polystyrene. The workshop as large as it was still was not large enough to sculpt this piece in one so it had to be created in 3 separate pieces. The t-Rex was moulded using a Smooth-On spray machine and cast in fibre glass silicon and urethane. It stood over 16-18ft and 40-45ft long depending on it's movement. Powered with hydraulics, pneumatics and servos it had allot of movement from mouth, eyes, neck and head, arms and tail. The animatronics not being one of my strengths I only assisted with.
The T-Rex was made for Combe Martin Wildlife Dinosaur Park in the north of Devon near Barnstaple and can still be seen today operating every hour.

Other key effects artists include Tom Lauten, Simon Hall, Javier Aliaga and Andy Colquhon.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some amazing work there...
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CB-FX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks for the comment, you've got some nice sketching yourself going on.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) And thanks! 
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