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This Gertie the Dinosaur and tuxedoed Winsor McCay garage kit is especially appropriate in 2014, the 100th anniversary of McCay’s seminal animated film. But it’s not a new piece: ILM modelmaker Carol Bauman sculpted and released it back in 1996 through her company Tullymonster. (She is currently a model supervisor at Kerner Optical.) The solid resin figure was hand-painted by Bill Craft of Craft Beast Designs.

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Although Gertie was never animated in color, she appeared in color on McCay’s poster, which is what Bauman used for color reference:


The figure is rather difficult to find nowadays at a reasonable price, but McCay’s 1914 film is readily available online:

(via Super Punch)

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