Animatronic T-Rex Head

Tools & Materials Used

  • Blue Foam
  • 1/2” PVC pipes
  • Plaster Bandages
  • Acrylic Paints
  • 3M Spray Adhesive
  • 18 Gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Hand Sander
  • X-Acto Knives
  • Hack Saw
  • Rhino CAD Software

Time taken : 5 days, 2 people ( 50-60 man hours )
Artists: Uttam Grandhi, Keith R. Griffiths

Uttam operating the T-Rex Head in the movie sets Uttam operating the T-Rex Head in the movie sets

Animatronic T-Rex Head CAD Render of the T-Rex Head

print of the unrolled T-Rex Head ( without tabs ) Unrolled CAD surface printed on an A0 photocopy paper.

Cutout of the unrolled T-Rex Head ( with tabs ) The tabs and the contour are cut using a No.11 X-Acto Knife.

Paper Prototype of the T-Rex Head Folded version of the T-Rex paper prototype

Keith R Griffiths working on the Jaw My Co-Artist Keith R Griffiths working on the Lower Jaw of the T-Rex.

Uttam posing with the assembled T-Rex ( rough cut, side view ) Uttam posing with the assembled T-Rex Head ( rough cut, side view )

Uttam posing with the assembled T-Rex ( rough cut, front view ) Uttam posing with the assembled T-Rex ( rough cut, front view )

Lower jaw after wrapping with plaster bandage Lower jaw after wrapping with plaster bandage

Upper jaw and lower jaw after wrapping with plaster bandages Upper jaw and lower jaw after wrapping with plaster bandages

Carefully carved teeth of the T-Rex Carefully carved teeth of the T-Rex

Assembled T-Rex Head after the plaster bandages Assembled T-Rex Head after the plaster bandages

Keith posing with the assembled T-Rex ( plastered, side view ) Keith posing with the assembled T-Rex ( plastered, side view )

Upper jaw after base paint coat ( black and white version ) Upper jaw after base paint coat ( black and white version )

Upper jaw with painted details Upper jaw with painted details

Assembled T-Rex Head after the painting Assembled T-Rex Head after the painting

T-Rex Head in ITP Winter Show 2013 T-Rex Head in ITP Winter Show 2013

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