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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« on: January 14, 2014, 04:16:49 PM »
Happy New Year! :)

And after finishing the Nautilus and its base, I found in my spare box a nice vinil squid to play with!



So, I am using it for an alternative (and, dare I say, more interesting...) project.

Vinil is not something  I am particularly found of to work with, but, as they say, when life gives you lemons...you prepare a nice gin&tonic :)




The first thing was to fill up with putty the tentacle unions to the body :




Then it was time to thing of something.....


The "big" picture, with lots os details yet to be sorted out.
A rescue vessel (the Lonely Seagull is a name as good as any, I guess...) trying to rescue a victim.




And some close-ups.

The victim:




And the "Lonely Seagull", with some more detail added:

















Now is just a question of adding some additional details...

Hope you like it!


« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 03:40:03 AM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 06:28:32 PM »
You got the Nautilus & giant squid subject nailed.
Keep posting.  Is so different  :)

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 07:08:15 PM »
You have the coolest toys ......  :-*

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 12:57:26 AM »
Is the Lonely Seagull going to be steam-punked? ???

Or Sci-Fi'ed? :-\

(I think I'd prefer to see it steam-punked. ;) )

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 04:26:49 PM »
Thanks for the comments.

Regarding the steampunk versus cci/fi dicotomy I think this time is something towards a dieselpunk kind of stuff.
But you decide!

Here are some pictures of the latest developments:
































The construction and additional detailing is pretty much done.

After taking the photos I decided to replace the machine gun with a search light.
Not as cool as the gun, but way more appropriate for a rescue vessel! :)

After that, the primer will follow.

Thanks for watching!



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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 04:44:43 PM »
Wow!  Loving where this is heading.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 01:54:25 AM »
Hmm? ::)

Maybe something bridging steampunk & dieselpunk, a transitional period vehicle/vessel? ???

There are elements which bring to mind both genres, to my eyes.... but, then, I do wear spec's! :D

(To me the hull shouts steampunk, while the machinery suggests dieselpunk. ;) )

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 06:33:43 AM »
Terrific work. another PC mouse dies for the greater good.

Loving it already



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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 07:06:46 AM »
Most Excellent!  :-*
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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 04:18:30 PM »
Hi guys

Thansk for the comments!

In the meanwhile, I managed to complete the missing details and give the whole thing a coat of primer:



























Now is time for some coloring activities! :)

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 04:25:58 PM »
Amazed first that you come up with concept/design.  Second that you build this and others so well  :)

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 04:26:36 AM »
Masterclass in design and execution ..........  :-*

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 05:40:19 AM »
Wow that's good!  :-*
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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2014, 06:04:01 AM »
Antonia, this is great work. The Modelling is A one.

Although I am a little confused as to environmental context... is this underwater like my head says it is ?

I ask because unless the people have gills, there appears to be no breathing apparatus for the figures.

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 04:21:39 PM »
Hi

And thanks for watching!

Regarding where does this action takes place, in my mind it is on the coast, a rocky shore of some sort...
where the beast is lying semi-hidden in a hole, lurking for some innocent prey to feed upon  :o

I know, I know, regular giant squids are creatures of the deep....of the very deep actually, but  hey  ;)
this is not your average "off-the shelf" giant squid.

This is the famos wickedly vicious mutant giant squid. Which has just gained some color!



















The wonders of Nature never cease to amaze me  ;)

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014, 12:42:24 AM »
Antonio, scary looking squid! This reminds me of "The Future is Wild" episode - "The Tentacled Forest":

The Future is Wild: The Tentacled Forest [200M, E13]


In particular, starting here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yQ9Yf6mO4&feature=player_detailpage#t=647

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2014, 09:24:10 AM »

Regarding where does this action takes place, in my mind it is on the coast, a rocky shore of some sort...
where the beast is lying semi-hidden in a hole, lurking for some innocent prey to feed upon  :o

This is the famos wickedly vicious mutant giant squid. Which has just gained some color!


Works for me !!
That paint job looks really nice

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 12:17:28 PM »
The novel that could be written and/or the movie that could be made about its attraction to WW1 then WW2 Uboats.
Post war records showing statistically significant more Uboats missing than allies attacked and believed or know to be sunk.

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2014, 11:32:46 PM »
Land squid!!!   Run awaaaaaay!   :o



Excellent work.  :) :)
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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 03:38:35 AM »
Thanks for watching!

A few more advances....






Isn´t this character looking just riddick...ulous? ;)

Almost done!

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Re: Squid Attack
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 03:39:14 AM »
And after some painting and weathering, this project is finished.

Please find below some pictures.












































Thanks for looking!

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 05:33:31 AM »
That is absolutely gorgeous: you've really excelled yourself with this one Antonio!  :) :) :)
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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 11:51:02 AM »
Fantastic!  :)  Utterly fantastic. 

If there is ever more, keep us in mind here please.
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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 05:13:15 PM »
Masterpiece of off the charts imagination  :o
How you figured out to build "this" as it is and then to get all the features, details, weathering looking right for the unreal - WOW
Ditto on Weaver and Daryl J comments  :)

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 02:34:52 AM »
Outstanding!!!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 12:09:13 PM »
Outstanding!!!
Seconded!!!  Calamari, anyone?

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2014, 01:02:45 AM »
Squid. They can ruin your day.

Well done, Antonio! I especially like the look on the driver's face!

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2014, 04:03:27 PM »
Hi

Thanks for the nice words!

I am glad you like my little imagination ramblings!


The next project is already on its way... :)


Cheers

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2014, 01:46:59 PM »
Nice one! :)

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Re: Squid Attack - Finally finished!
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2014, 05:21:08 PM »
Holy moses that's 10/10ths of awesome .............