Bill Weiger's amazing lifesize Velociraptor mongoliensis welcomes you to the dealer area.
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Bill Weiger is an amazing talent who's not afraid to work in really huge scales. In addition to the gargantuan dinosaur sculptures shown below, he had some very impressive busts of big cats, a dead-on likeness of John Wayne and an assortment of other nice pieces. He wasn't selling anything as far as I could tell, but hopefully will be soon.
Message to all people interested in sculpting a Great White Shark. This is what one looks like! Sadly, Bill did not have this for sale, but will hopefully chop it up to be molded or will do a similar one for market. This one seems bent on devouring Elvis, apparently unaware of the toxins involved.
Paul Francis had his neat sci-fi ships and other craft at the show. These build up great and are very good buys for their size!
This is the ATHENA, one of the new vessels glimpsed at the end of STARSHIP TROOPERS -- a terrific design well-captured here. I couldn't resist and picked one up. In the frame you can see some other Anubis stuff too.
I met Tom "Servo" Seiler at Janus's table, and got to see his impressive little sculptures of the 'bots from Mystery Science Theater 3000.
A "better" view of the kit itself (I'm clearly not a photographer). I was assured that, eventually, Mike Nelson will have hands.
Shawn Nagle was in attendance. His pieces are really dynamic. He mentioned that he was considering doing a kit of a lion chasing a hyaena and a kit of a charging rhinoceros, both extremely welcome things to hear!
Shawn's sculpture of William Stout's Godzilla concept. A leaner, more dinosaurian Godzilla, it lost out in the Godzilla-remake game, but is still a terrific piece!
Technically not a vendor, but a sculptor with some castings of his work for sale, Dan Perez wowed the crowd with his new alien bug (bearing an uncanny resemblance to the warrior bugs from STARSHIP TROOPERS!).
Another "better" view of Dan's single bug.
Dan's very impressive contest entry -- a recreation of the great little moment in STARSHIP TROOPERS in which two warriors playfully spar on planet Tango Urilla right before the Terran Fighters wipe them out. Since the bug kit is fully (and I mean FULLY) posable, you can use multiples of the same kit to represent literally dozens of charging bugs (and if you've got the space for that diorama, more power to you).
Grey Zon is the noggin master -- they offer skulls of everything from Klingons to Godzilla to alien xenomorphs. Here for a change they offer one of those trophy-style heads, this one of the dragon from DRAGONSLAYER. I've heard castings of this aren't perfect, but it certainly builds up impressively if this type of sculpture is your thing. It's HUGE, but I still ask, "where's the rest of the darn thing?"
Charlie McGrady! I finally got to meet this extremely talented sculptor. I've always admired his dinosaur work and got to see many of his kits upclose for the first time. I picked up his Phobosuchus sculpture -- this was a forty foot-long crocodile that dragged dinosaurs into the watering hole!
A terrible picture of Charlie's fabulous battling dinosaurs sculpture, with a protoceratops lifting a velociraptor over its head.
Charlie's Utahraptor goes after an ankylosaur -- this and the following picture were contest submissions.
Charlie's Styracosaur fights off a hungry Albertosaurus (a tyrannosaurid smaller than the more familiar Tyrannosaurus rex).
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