"Little known to most historians - Vespasian used a Cohorde of Crocodiles in the VI Legion. The Crocs were much feared fighters - but were impossible to get up in the morning during the winter of '39 when the Emperor sent the unit to the northern part of the Empire."
3" High - Super Sculpey Firm with Green stuff and Brown stuff. Another figure I just had to make.
The result here is shown without teeth - as I am currently doing a mould of all the pieces. The length and angle of the arm is not finalized.
Rings for carrying the Gladius-scabbard will be added soon.
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I remember back in the far reaches of the past a time when there was a TMNT RPG that provided a lot of flexibility playing mutant creatures. This seems to have been crafted in the same spirit.
Your use of green stuff in the detailing really paid off here. I'm preparing to switch out Apoxie Sculpt for it in my next few pieces for a comparison of applications. You've shown here that the combination can work with solid results.
The Lorica Segmenta armor, the helm, the sword scabbard are all terrific. I especially love the little Egyptian touches you've added. Is that a subtle hint to the origins of this beast?
... a cry went up into the shuddering air, and faded to a shrill wailing, passing with the wind, a voice bodiless and thin that died, and was swallowed up, and was never heard again in that age of this world.
MADDMAESTRO: I promise I will cut down on my amount of crocodiles and do some real sculpts very soon (*slightly mad laughter*).
MARIAHC: The Green stuff is "Green stuff" from Games Workshop - I believe it is a kind of epoxy putty. After starting this fellow, I bought some Brown stuff - probably the same - but it stays in the shape you put it in, instead of the green stuff being slighly rubbery in the structure.
Anyway - both products can be removed after putting it on, if you decide the result is nothing like what you expected. I dont feel you can get the same results with Super Sculpey Firm (but of course other people in this forum can ;-)
KINGUNICORN: YES! - finally some old fart who remember "TMNT - and other strangeness" - I feared I was the last one alive.... I have a long list of mutated animals I just have to produce.
One experience from this project was to put on a strip of Stuff - letting it harden for an hour or two - and then cutting the shape and doing the final work.
Thanks for noticing the egyptian symbols, - I will still add the carrying rings for the scabbard - but I intend to do the mould first - and ad the rings after doing the copies.
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I wasn't telling you to stop making the crocodiles. I want to see more...croc in space!!!!mwahahahhahaha. King Unicorn, the crocodile was actually a character from both the comics and cartoon, originally a villain, I believe he wound up becoming friends with the turtles. I'll be darned if i can remember his name, but he had a Louisiana accent, and seemed like a bayou bumpkin. So Aseyngel's interpretations are a bit different, but definitely cool!!
Oh I see! But I will be cutting down on the Crocs - it is getting routine now. The things I wanted to try in this experiment was the use of Brown/Green stuff for future projects. You might know the feeling: There is a lot of sculpting skills I need to practice, and so little time....Maybe its time to quit my dayjob? ;-)
I am sorry to say I am not familiar with the actual croc from the series. This fellow is based on my dear brothers character as played in the RPG for the last 10 years (well, we dont play that often).
Your mad laughter is better than mine ;-(