Sunday, 23 February 2014

– hard plastic dinosaur (it needs to be sturdy and balanced)
– small melamine plate
– sand paper
– adhesive*
– spray paint
– hand held saw
– parchment paper

1. Use the handsaw to cut off your dinosaur’s head just above the shoulders. Make a level cut. Use sandpaper to smooth the edges (it will be rough).
2. Lightly sand the surface of the plate on the bottom and top where you will be adhering the dinosaur. No need to sand the entire surface.
3. Apply your adhesive to the body of the dinosaur and plate. My adhesive* recommends applying to both items you want to glue together, and allow them to set for 5-10 minutes BEFORE adhering.
4. When ready, attach the plate to the body. Touch ups can be done around the glue site with a damp paper towel. Allow to cure for 24 hours.
5. Once the body and plate have dried and cured, prep the dinosaur’s head and attach to the plate. You will need to eyeball it from the side and front before attaching to make sure it is centered in the right spot. Perform any touch ups and allow to cure for 24 hours.
6. Once completely dried, spray paint from all angles and underneath. I like to spray one coat at a time every 20 minutes or so to avoid drips and get the best coverage.
7. Once your dinosaur is dry, enjoy**!

References from: Hostess 


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