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troglodon conversion

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Skinquisitor, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    Hi guys!

    After assembling a carnosaur, i looked over the remaining bits, and something came to my mind: the uniqe parts to build a troglodon remained, just missing the body, leggs and arms. What if i make those missing parts invisible? Hell, yeah, a troglodon roaming in a swamp! The leggs and arms cant be seen, and only the upper part of the body. So i put those things together, and built a body for him. The result:

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    ll add water effect with waves like he was moving in the water. Got some really nice duckweed to make it look like a real swamp. The wire on his back will be a seaweed stuck to his back. Im planning to add a rock next to his head, with a snake from jungle swarm sitting set,on the rock, or put one to the plants to lurk around. Thoughts, any ideas? Any comment are welcome!
     
  2. Ondjage
    Razordon

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    Awesome, love it!

    What material did u use to sculpt the body?
     
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  3. Hojdar
    Cold One

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    What a simple, creative and superb idea and well executed too!

    Well done fellow cold blood.
     
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  4. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    its a limestone based material, used to put between the gap of tiles, way cheaper then greenstuff, solvable in water, hardens in about 24 hours
     
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  5. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    thanks for both compliment :)
     
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  6. rychek
    Troglodon

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    Nice conversion! It should be a little better at hiding from cannons too. ;)
     
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  7. LawGnome
    Chameleon Skink

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    That is a really good idea. If I ever buy a carnosaur, I think I'll do the same thing. I can't wait to see how it looks when painted.
     
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  8. Prof
    Saurus

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    best idea i've seen in a while!
    Might just have to steal it... ;)
     
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  9. GnomeRage
    Skink

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    You clever devil
     
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  10. The Red Devil
    Troglodon

    The Red Devil Defender of Hexoatl Staff Member

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    Love it!

    Can't wait to see it finished and painted.

    If I ever get the new carnosaur package, Ill defiantly steal the idea. Suddenly the box became a little more cost effective.
     
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  11. Essmir
    Chameleon Skink

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    Wow! Amazing conversion it locks so cool
     
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  12. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    Thank you for all the comments and compliments!

    Actually, Im not gonna paint it myself, because im new to painting (just practicing on skinks and sauruses), but a pro mate will do it soon, then I can finish the basing. Ill keep the thread updated.
     
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  13. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    This is what Ill use as duckweed:

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    First ill add green and grey tone to the base, then the weed and then comes the water effect with some waves imitating that the troglodon is in motion.
     
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  14. JPowah
    Skink

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    That looks epic buddy!!
     
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  15. The Slann
    Skink

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    That's an soooo awesome idea, hope you don't mind if I steal it :) Reminds me of good old JP3 ;)

    I'm looking forward to the final version :)

    cheers
     
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  16. Eladimir
    Salamander

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    Agreed, very cool.
     
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  17. Baergren
    Skink

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    Awesome idea, looks great.

    One thing I might suggest is changing the tail placement. As it is it looks like he has a very short tail, perhaps if it was coming off the side where the plants were it would give the illusion of a longer tail curving under the water.

    Although I don't know if it would work out as it does in my mind.


    Great job as is though.
     
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  18. Skinquisitor
    Kroxigor

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    "One thing I might suggest is changing the tail placement. As it is it looks like he has a very short tail, perhaps if it was coming off the side where the plants were it would give the illusion of a longer tail curving under the water."

    I tried out many options, but most of them looked unnaturally :S This position meant to imitate that the troglodon is moving trough a very deep swamp, has to raise its head to enable him breathing, accordingly its tail takes up an S shape to make it act naturally, but most of that is invisible.
     
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  19. sillyduck123
    Saurus

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    Stunning really like the conversion on dat m8

    i rate 8/10 :)
     
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  20. Bowser
    Slann

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    This is brilliant! I think I have to steal this idea!
     
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