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I needed a snapping turtle for Ghost Archipelago, and the easiest way I thought of to get one was to convert a spare Spikeshell Warrior I had into one; changing him from a biped back into a quadruped.  

 

First I removed his head and all his legs...

 

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I then trimmed the pieces so they'd more realistically fit the new horizontal alignment of the shell, and glued them into place...

 

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It's not perfect, but for a fantasy snapping turtle, I think it's pretty good.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:

I needed a snapping turtle for Ghost Archipelago, and the easiest way I thought of to get one was to convert a spare Spikeshell Warrior I had into one; changing him from a biped back into a quadruped.  

 

First I removed his head and all his legs...

 

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I then trimmed the pieces so they'd more realistically fit the new horizontal alignment of the shell, and glued them into place...

 

It's not perfect, but for a fantasy snapping turtle, I think it's pretty good.

 

 

This is BRILLIANT!!

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12 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

This is BRILLIANT!!

 

 

Thank you, Dilvish!  I'm glad you like it. 

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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Chris Palmer once again you inspired me!

 

This is a great conversion!

So stealing this idea!

 

Thanks, Glitterwolf!  

Stealing ideas is welcome!  ::):

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So. Practicing some converting. Found the upper half of a violin skeleton in the melt bin. I have cut apart a bones skeleton with sword. Kept his bottom half and shaved the sword until it looked like a baton. I don't know how to shave it more without hurting myself. Not the first conversion since I played around in the bones class, but the first bones and metal combination mod. ^.^

 

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5 hours ago, pcktlnt said:

So. Practicing some converting. Found the upper half of a violin skeleton in the melt bin. I have cut apart a bones skeleton with sword. Kept his bottom half and shaved the sword until it looked like a baton. I don't know how to shave it more without hurting myself. Not the first conversion since I played around in the bones class, but the first bones and metal combination mod. ^.^

 

 

 

Awesome !

Does it hold?

I mean, since it is the lower half that is Bones, can the legs support the metal body?

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On 1/23/2018 at 4:56 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

Awesome !

Does it hold?

I mean, since it is the lower half that is Bones, can the legs support the metal body?

The skeleton stood and had little bending, but the superglue I used didn't hold and now he has fallen apart. I'll try some sort of putty eventually. 

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2 minutes ago, pcktlnt said:

The skeleton stood and had little bending, but the superglue I used didn't hold and now he has fallen apart. I'll try some sort of putty eventually. 

Maybe pin it?

 

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2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Maybe pin it?

 

My first attempt failed. I didn't cut the bones clean enough to allow a pin devise to drill properly. Thinking I add putty and let dry to build up a smoother surface before pinning.

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On 3/31/2018 at 11:58 AM, pcktlnt said:

My first attempt failed. I didn't cut the bones clean enough to allow a pin devise to drill properly. Thinking I add putty and let dry to build up a smoother surface before pinning.

 

If you've managed to at least pin the pewter part, perhaps you could use a heated pin or needle to burn/melt a pinning hole into the Bones pelvis?  (I'm just brainstorming here.  I don't honestly know how that'd work with whatever surface area you have available.)

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