Sunday, October 11, 2009

Something from the Bah'glenn Vault: the Glomporr creature!

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")
Diet: Meat
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."


(Left Side)

(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.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Two new Customs made for my Fiancee

While hanging out in our new apartment with some friends a thought of silver & gold head sculpts popped into my mind. I busted out my sculpting stuff right there and over the course of the evening made two new heads for my fiancee Beth. I didn't know what I wanted them to look like exactly, so these were works in progress throughout the night. They came out pretty good, I've since re-worked Syl'virr's shoulders though, so I'll post an updated pic of him later on.

Names: Gohld & Syl'virr ("Gold" & "Sil-Vur")
Bio: "When a Metahlon is born, it buds off of an adult metahlon and becomes a second being. Gohld & Syl'virr changed the norm by both being born at the same time and from the same parent. Unfortuneatly, their birth resulted in the death of the adult metahlon, but made the two of them unique among their race. The other metahlons then viewed them as outcasts and they were banished from their homeworld. Since then, they explore the spaceways in their ship, the Conundrum, trying to help those in need. Gohld possesses an enhanced intellect, one that rivals some of the smartest minds on any of the known worlds and Syl'virr's strength is almost without limit. When approaching any problem or obstacle, Gohld thinks things through to come to the most logical conclusion where as Syl'virr just charges in head first. Gohld is also a bit more reserved when speaking with others unless about a familiar/enjoyable topic. Syl'virr, on the other hand, has the subtlety of a neon brick and just prefers to be blunt and to the point. This way of thinking, combined with immense physical strength, makes most beings unable to deter Syl'virr from completing a task. Despite their opposite tendencies, they do get along for the most part as they are essentially two halves of one being. As for other abilities, both possess excellent night vision and the glow of their eyes often unnerves allies & enemies alike. Gohld also possesses a low-form of telekinesis that can be strengthened with practice, and Syl'virr can absorb energy from the environment to add more power to physical attacks.

(Notes on the Metahlon ("Meh-taal-on") Race- Reproduction is achieved through budding, so most metahlons are not technically male or female; they all look rather un-belonging to either gender. Each metahlon will birth offspring once a year and always one "child" at a time; seeing twins born had never happened before Gohld & Syl'virr's birth. Their bodies are composed of a living metal-like material that is very resistant to damage, but not indestructible. Also, dispite their lack of visable mouths/ears they CAN speak and hear perfectly well. For nurishment, they absorb light and often stand around in groups to feed when the sun is at it's highest point of the day.)"


(Battle Stance)


(Syl'virr Close-Up Angled View)

(Gohld Close-Up Angled View)

More customs to be shown soon, just gotta take pictures and write up bios for them. Take care everybody!