Tamiya Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur 1:35 Scale Plastic Model Kit (60203)
Paint pack for Tyrannosaurus Rex (5 x 10ml pots) (PP60203)
From the Tamiya Prehistoric World Series No.3, comes this ready-to-assemble, precision model kit of a 1/35th Scale Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The model has high accuracy, and is accurate in scale and pose from thorough research. It also has a lifelike skin appearance.
A very realistic and interesting diorama can be made using the Tyrannosaurus as the main subject, in a setting during the Cretaceous period. During the later part of the period, the world was getting colder due to global climate changes; however some areas were still warm and humid, with lots of green ferns and plant life. All kinds of pine trees, maidenhair and maple were seen in these areas. Although humans were not yet around in those days, a science fiction diorama with the Tyrannosaurus in a modern setting could be entertaining.
Another idea would be to use the Tyrannosaurus and the Triceratops (sold seperately) both of which lived during the Cretaceous period. The true colouration of dinosaurs is, of course, unknown, however living reptiles of this day, such as alligators, tortoises etc, offer a good example of what they may have looked like. The box top and other references may be used as guides in painting. We also offer a paint pack with 5 genuine Tamiya acrylic paints in colours based on the box art.
A brief history of the T-Rex
Of all the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex "King of the Tyrants" is perhaps the best known. Dinosaurs lived and flourished during the Mesozoic era, which is divided into three periods; Triassic period (230 million years ago); Jurassic period (195 million years ago); and Cretaceous period (136 - 65 million years ago), and the Tyrannosaurus lived during this last period. Its skeletons have been found in the Cretaceous sediments of Montana, USA, and Mongolia. He was the largest of the meat eating dinosaurs and grew to a length of 15 metres and had a height of 6 metres. With a weight of 7 - 8 tons it spent three quarters of each day hunting for food, and it has been suggested by Palaeontologists that the Tyrannosaurus most likely laid in wait for prey to come by, then pounce upon the helpless beast for another meal. Tyrannosaurus Rex was indeed the terror of its time, a tyrant in deed as well as in name. Its tremendous head with jaws of over 1 metre in length and numerous sharp teeth six inches long, together with a jaw mechanism that allowed the mouth to be opened extremely wide, this beast could tear off and devour enormous pieces of flesh. In contrast to its large head, the Tyrannosaurus had ridiculously small front limbs, which were almost useless. The hands had but two small clawed fingers, that could perhaps tear flesh, but could not reach to the mouth. The Tyrannosaurus was a bi-ped, meaning that it walked upon its legs in an upright manner, and used its large, heavy tail for balance and support. It ran with huge strides, lifting its feet well clear of the ground, and its tail swaying from side to side. It is now believed that the Tyrannosaurus could run as fast as 25 - 30 kilometers an hour even though it weighed as much as seven tons.