After making my Triceratops style "Winosaur"
I thought it would be nice to have a complimenting one ........soooo here it is Winosaur 2 - The Winosaurus - Rex
Again all made from skip rescued 8mm ply
Step 1: The Pattern
Yes I know Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus were from different eras but all the movies have them together...
First I had to find a pattern, good old Google is your friend, I typed in Tyrannosaurus side view and this is what I got.
It is an uncopywrited picture which is tip top!
I enlarged it to the size I wanted and made a few copies
Unfortunately this is a bit too upright to hold a wine bottle so a bit of adjustment is needed
Step 2: Cut and Paste
Apparantly you can use a computer to do this, but I found it much easier to ACTUALLY cut and paste (well scotch tape to be exact)
I made several copies ( A3) then cut out a body then drew in legs (a bit feint as I used pencil)
Step 3: Templates for Individual Parts
Once I was happy with the stance, I drew out the parts individually and again made a bunch of copies
I then stuck the pieces on my plywood
There are still the "leg attachment frames" to figure out, which I will do when I have a wood model
Step 4: Cut Out the Parts
For the earlier one I made a cardboard model first, I decided to skip that stage this time and go for broke!
Step 5: Initial Assembly
I joined the pieces together in a "dry run" in order to be able to mark up the positions that I needed the leg frames to go.
It is held together using 4 small drill bits, as at the time I couldn't find any panel pins (I found some shortly after)
Step 6: Leg Frame
Once "dry fit" assembled I could work out a position and shape for the leg frame (I actually used the template from my earlier winosaur to get the shape, then modified it
Step 7: Sand the Pieces
I got all the pieces together and sanded them, this is important as the wood thickness will affect what size you cut the locating slots
Step 8: Assembly Back Legs
These were fitted on to the back leg frame using morticed slots, I drilled the holes first with a 7mm drill and then filed with a hand file
Step 9: Assembly Front Legs
Initially I was going to make a front leg frame, but as Tyrannosaurus is known for having short, close front legs I decided to fit directly to the body.
I positioned them so they looked right and then drilled through and inserted 2 cut down panel pins to locate, the holes were filled with glue and sawdust.
All the joints were then glued up and sanded down for a flush finish.
I also curved in the top of the rear leg frame as it looked nicer
Step 10: Add Wine
The advantage of having the 2 front legs so close is that it effectively gives you a tripod which is very stable.
However if I make another, I would probably make it a little larger.
I will varnish it at some point!