Rebor King T. rex and Fallen Queen Diorama
A special thank you to Paleo Paul who sent into Everything Dinosaur some photographs of his spectacular dinosaur diorama featuring the Rebor 1:35 scale King T. rex and the Rebor Triceratops “Fallen Queen”. This is a wonderful composition that shows these two well-crafted replicas against the backdrop of a skilfully made prehistoric landscape.
The Rebor King T. rex and the Rebor Fallen Queen – Dinosaur Diorama
Picture Credit: Paleo Paul
The model maker has added a couple of personal touches to these models, for example the imposing Tyrannosaurus rex is posed with its huge jaws nearly fully open, as if the predator is roaring to stake its claim over the carcase of the Triceratops. The Rebor replica 1:35 scale T. rex has an articulated jaw permitting model enthusiasts the choice as to how they want to show their own “Tyrant Lizard King”. The base upon which the Triceratops corpse rests also looks to have been repainted, these types of quality figures provide plenty of scope for a bit of subtle customisation.
The Triceratops figure represents a T. horridus and we think this is the original version introduced by Rebor in late 2015. Recently, Rebor has introduced a second version of the “Fallen Queen” sculpt, this version has a different wash and offers variations in the paint effects and a slightly different colour scheme. Version two has been brought out this spring in anticipation of the third part in this Rebor series, the adult male Triceratops which we expect to have in our warehouse in time for Christmas.
To view the Rebor “Fallen Queen” version 2: Rebor Triceratops Replica “Fallen Queen” (Version 2)
It’s All About the Detail
Paleo Paul has evidently thought very carefully about this composition. The background has been constructed in such a way as to draw the eye into the diorama, the use of natural materials gives the diorama a very realistic look and when considering the best angle to photograph from, the use of two ferns at the extreme left and right of the frame helps to provide depth of perception. It is all about the details when it comes to creating a striking prehistoric landscape and much planning has gone into constructing this prehistoric scene.
Tyrannosaurus rex Claims His Prize
Picture Credit: Paleo Paul
Clever Use of Lighting
Having created your dinosaur themed diorama, you might want to share this with the world. To do this requires a practical approach to photography. In this composition, (see picture above), Paleo Paul has chosen to take an image from a low angle, as if the viewer is looking up, this helps to provide an impression of size and scale. Clever use of lighting has allowed the various hues and colours of the models to be clearly defined against the backdrop. A few minutes considering what sort of effect you wish to create can really pay dividends when it comes to displaying your work.
At Everything Dinosaur, we enjoy seeing the creative ways in which our customers display their prehistoric animal model collections. Our congratulations to Paleo Paul for producing such a striking dinosaur diorama.
To view the range of Rebor models and replicas available from Everything Dinosaur, including the Rebor King T. rex and the Rebor “Fallen Queen”: Rebor Replicas and Scale Models