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Topic: Jurassic Punk!  (Read 4154 times)
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Luna1375
« on: June 01, 2008 06:00:38 PM »

Introducing the newest alt-rock sensation . . . all the way from 65 million years ago . . . Jurassic Punk!

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Here it is with flash, and a quarter for scale:

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And some close-ups
The drummer:


The bass guitar player:


The lead guitar player:

(his mohawk is really painted purple, not blue, darn flash!)

And the lead singer:


I didn't make the dinosaurs, just everything else. Well, I didn't "make" the lights, but I glued on the black covers for them.

See, what happened was, I was at work (after-school program with 1st and 2nd graders) and we were playing with the dinosaur toys, and I noticed that one of them had a crest that looked kind of like a mohawk. So I thought he should be a guitarist in a punk band.  So of course I had to find the other members of his band in the toy box, and then they all sort of ended up in my pocket when I went home. It's ok, I was the one who bought them and I never got reimbursed, so technically they're mine anyway.

I know they're not holding their instruments correctly, but come on! They've been extinct for millennia, it's amazing they remember how to play at all. And poor little T-Rex gets stuck being the drummer when he has the shortest arms.

ETA: The font I used for the banner was Xerker from www.braineaters.com.  I just wanted to give them credit, because searching for the right font was the most time-consuming part of making this . . . thing, and I loved that one soon as I saw it.
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sasastorme
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 06:02:01 PM »

Hahah!  This made me laugh!  This is awesome!
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funkensteins
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 06:11:19 PM »

Oh man this is great. I totally cracked up. This is the best reason ever for making a diorama! (Dino-rama?!) Smiley I love it I am so glad you shared this.
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toribird
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 06:11:48 PM »

Awesome!
Do the lights really turn on or is it a lamp providing the light in the first picture?
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 06:13:44 PM »

The lights really turn on.  I got them at Michaels, in the wedding section.  They're called "Celebration lights" and they're meant to go in, like, balloons or something.  They're kind of a pain to turn on and off though. I've got the lights rigged so I can swivel them to shine on the band members, but I have to swivel them out again to reach the little twisty things to turn them on and off.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 06:15:10 PM »

That's hilarious.  Rock on!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 08:51:45 PM »

I so love this. I love dioramas. Awesome job!
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Gemcraft
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 12:33:43 AM »

love it love it love it love it
anything dinosaur rocks!!
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toribird
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008 12:51:23 AM »

The lights really turn on.  I got them at Michaels, in the wedding section.  They're called "Celebration lights" and they're meant to go in, like, balloons or something.  They're kind of a pain to turn on and off though. I've got the lights rigged so I can swivel them to shine on the band members, but I have to swivel them out again to reach the little twisty things to turn them on and off.

Woah!  It would've been cool without working lights, but having them ups the cool factor so much. 
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Luna1375
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008 05:05:56 AM »

Thanks everyone for your comments!  Yeah, toribird, as soon as I got the idea in my head, I had to do it.  My friend says I should make a stop-motion music video for them now, and I do have next week off . . .
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