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I am working on a tomb scorpion conversion and I was looking for some help. I want it to look like he is comming out of the sand. I am going to cut his body about 1/2 an inch from the tail at about a 30-45% angle. I am going to glue him so that angle is flat agains the base and then use modeling clay to make the hole that he is comming out of the sand. I am going to cut his back legs so it looks like he is crawling out. Once the clay and cutting is done I am going to basecoat everything and then sand the mound and put some bigger rocks like he moved them out of the way to come up. What do you all think? Any suggestions?
I've seen a Tomb Scorpion like that and it looked fantastic, so if all goes well you should have a really cool model. Your plan sounds good, and the hardest part will be sawing through the metal straight and at the right angle. Don't be afraid to make it a bit messy, you can always file it to smooth it down or raise the sand up a bit higher to cover any mistakes. I've also seen someone cut the model in half, that way they get two scorps out of the one model: one going into the ground, one coming out.
I decided to make a chariot coming out of the ground since it is plastic and easier to work with. It required a bit of remodelling and cutting and bending on the horses legs and necks, and cutting the back part of the chariot off, but is going well so far.
I did that with a scorp. but all i did was leave the tail off and put the claws on, then built it up with clay and put the front legs in, didn't have to do really any cutting.
Painting: 20 quarrelers
Very old thread, but i keep the link handy just incase:
Those are my 4 Scorps (If you're wondering who deceiver is, that was my original name on LO, a long time ago...) One standard, one coming from below, one rearing and one kinda... pouncing? dunno what word youd use lol. Anyway, hope the pics are helpful
wow cool, nice job