Tips to Make Your Own Animatronic Dinosaur Model
The kids are like some novelty toys, for example: dinosaurs. Especially the a animatronic dinosaur. When they see the big guy, always very excited. When we participated in the theme park equipment exhibition last year, the chrildren were very interested in our animatronic dinosaur. They tried to touch them and feel funny with this moving animal.
I work in the factory for many years to making dinosaurs, today, let me teach you to make a animatronic dinosaur by yourself. Of course, it should be not very big, because it will be very complicated if it’s too big. Well, here we go. . .
First of all, You need to make sure that what dinosaur you will make. Tyrannosaurus Rex or Pterosaur? You decide it. And you should have an ideal how big and which part will be movable. The moving mouth dinosaur is the easiest. You can make a T. rex, because it is cool, right?
Now, let’s go. You have to prepare some tools and materials. We will use iron wire, foam, latex, resins, pigments, etc., we also need a pair of pliers, welding machines, some small motor.
Ok, let’s make a bottom base which will be use to fix the dinosaur’s skeleton, you need to make sure he is strong enough. Next thing is build a dinosaur’s skeleton, you should weld iron wire on a fixed base to make the trunk, try to make it looks like the shape of the dinosaur. Then, weld some thin iron wires on trunk as the dinosaur’s ribs, coccyx, and limbs. Use the motors to control the closing and opening of its mouth, you need have some knowledge of electrician. This is a very detailed work, you need enough patience. When you finish this, your model should likes like a dinosaur skeletons, it’s great.
Next, we need to use latex sponge stick to the skeleton, Next, we need to use latex sponge stick to the skeleton, Again, you need enough patience.
Well, when you finish stick the sponge, you will see that your model laready looks like a dinosaur, and the mouth is movable. Finally, we need to use a resin material to make the dinosaur’s skin. You need use the electric iron engraved some lines and folds on the skin, so it seems more realisticn.
When you finish this step, you can start your painting. Remember, you can imagine any color of the skin to make your model be unique.
Finally, put this dinosaur model on the corner, when your child to find it will be very exciting, I wish you good luck!
I work in dinosaur model factory for 10 years, every day contact with dinosaur model, I am very happy to share my experience. If you like animatronic dinosaur, welcome to visit our site (silboarts.com) for more information.