I've been sculpting stuff for about a little over a year, almost close to two, and I keep forgetting about alot of my earlier projects. This one, for example, was made waaaaay back in early April of this year and I just never got around to posting pictures of it anywhere. Now that I have my blog set up, I figure here is as good a place as any to show it.
Creature Name: Glomporr ("Glomp-Ore")
Known Information: "Glomporrs are large beasts that make their homes in both dry arid locations or in swamps. They are solitary beasts, coming together only to mate and raise offspring every spring. A glomporr hunts by burying itself under sand/mud. When prey walk past, vibrations trigger the glomporr and it strikes quickly with the posionous stinger on it's tail. The stinger injects a powerful paralyzing poison that stuns the prey allowing the glomporr to eat it without a struggle. It's vicious claws can tare through even the thickest armor and it's jaws can crush bones as if they where stale bread. Glomporrs are fairly stubborn beasts however and often don't back down from a potential meal, even if outnumbered. Their thick skin provides some protection but often not enough to warrant staying to fight. The beasts crawl around on their two massive limbs, dragging their bodies through the terrain to get from place to place. Very slow, they rely on their strength, thick hide and poisons to protect themselves. Many beings across the universe use glomporrs as 'pit beasts' to devour any intruders onto their property. It is rumored that the Prutarran High Council keeps a glomporr in their main building as a deterent to intruders, but it has never been confirmed or denied by the council."
(Angled Front View)
(Me opening it's mouth)
(Size Comparisson with Commander Grott..)
(...and eating Commander Grott)
I sculpted the body using Super Sculpey, and then used colored sculpey for the teeth, claws, eyes ang tongue (I ran out of white sculpey before I made the tip for the tail, hence why its the same color as the rest of the body). I figured, if done this way, it looks like the animal is supposed to be colored this way and I wouldn't have to paint it. I'm always hesitent to paint my stuff, as I'm not sure if doing so will mess it up or not. One of these days I'll have to get around to trying that though. It's mouth IS articulated as I slipped a cut sprue from a model kit in to act as a pin. Works great, especially for eating glyos guys heh heh heh.