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Graboid in progress

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Ever since the purple worm mini came out, I have been itching to turn one into a graboid from the movie Tremors.

 

The only problem is, I have no sculpting skills, so I've been a coward about actually doing it.

 

Then the solution came to me: use parts from other things, and graft them on. Conversion isn't sculpting, so there are no fears of messing it up!

 

So I snagged a broken bug from the Starship Troopers minis game, and did some surgery:

 

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graboidwip2.JPG

 

 

I'm still working on the tenticle tounges, but I've run into a design decision:

Do I keep the kind of cool looking forked upper mouth, or make it into a solid beak, like the actual movie graboids?

 

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For reference, this is a picture of a graboid on set, relaxing between scenes.

 

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I heard they were really nice, and signed autographs for most of the cast and crew. (and ate relatively few of them!)

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qualifies as sculpting with the greenstuff work you did.  excellent.  i kind of like it in the direction you are going.  no need to copy it exactly.

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I think you've come up with an interesting design innovation, and it'll be uniquely yours.

Keep with it I say.

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I think you need to find some cheap dollar store snakes that are small enough. Cut em to the right length and pin them into the mouth.

If you were going to do some "sculptural" work a snake would also be about the easiest thing to do. I recall them not having a lot of detail.

 

Great idea. I've been considering this myself.

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Thanks for the words of encouragement!!
I made some snake-tongues, but they seem like dorky sock puppets (which they were, I guess) so I'm thinking of re-designing thos as well, to go long with my other changes.

 

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