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« on: January 03, 2017, 11:06:29 AM »

Two ideas.
Floating baggage is meant to be a fantasy type baggage train using floating tentacle beasts that I'll sculpt.

The missile silo is an idea for my supers project that I've been toying with.

I'll probably go for the first one though. Just a small project.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 11:08:31 AM »

Floating baggage? This I must see!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 11:10:06 AM »

Better than a floating package  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 11:15:02 AM »

That sounds like a great idea  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 11:24:50 AM »

Just a small project.

Now you say that Smiley

Curious to see this one take shape.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 04:46:30 PM »

this surely sounds interesting
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 04:41:04 AM »

Righto, off my lazy bum now.
I've done a few concept sketches of what I want this thing to look like. I'll focus mainly on the beast and the baggage and if I have time I'll make a merchant to go with it.
The basic idea is that it is an air floating jellyfish/squid thing.
It has a gas sack that controls the altitude of it but it generally stays within a few metres of the ground so it can find prey, floating higher if predators are near by. I am thinking I will go for the beaked mouth rather than the toothy mouth or the mouth that is just a sphincter, although the last would make it seem quite different to anything else.
It will have multiple tentacles with a few longer ones used as probes and to ensnare creatures. the shorter ones also hold prey while the beast devours its prey (whole in the case of the sphincter or ripping it in the case of the teeth or beak)
The shorter tentacles also hold the beast in place in case of high winds etc as this creature mainly moves where the winds take it. In extreme cases it can use its longer tentacles to propel it along the ground for short times. It is at home as much over the water as over land.
It can reach great altitudes useful for when over oceans to avoid storms. (making this up as I go along)
It has been domesticated and used as a beast of burden for millennia. When well fed they are extremely docile.

Anyway, I'll add more to this info as I think of it.
If anyone played Morrowind (Elder Scrolls 3) you can probably see the inspiration from the Netch.

Here are some pictures
The first one is the beast, the second is hooks and things used for bringing it to the ground to access wares.


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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 04:54:27 AM »

Very original, looking forward to your final build.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 10:27:30 AM »

Thanks. I'll be starting with some air drying clay to bulk it out (cheap stuff first) then finishing with Green Stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 03:59:17 PM »


If anyone played Morrowind (Elder Scrolls 3) you can probably see the inspiration from the Netch.


yup Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 04:06:52 PM »

Sounds well-thought out - it's always better to have a bit of fluff with this sort of thing

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2017, 01:07:47 AM »

I've fleshed out the jellyfish main body part of it, well actually I've got 2 so if I have time I might make a second. I have a couple of pieces to attach the longer tentacles to (this will be hidden by smaller tentacles) and I've made 10 smaller pieces to sculpt wicker basket texture to.
I've no idea for a name yet so any ideas would be welcome. Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2017, 08:40:16 AM »

Very original, looking forward to your final build.
LB

This.

Nice to see the concept sketches as well, great start all in all!
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 08:56:36 AM »

Nice!  What about calling them something like 'glats' as in a contraction of gelatinous?

You could perhaps have greater glats and lesser glats,  or glats and great glats.  Watch out for the wild glats though.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 09:10:01 AM »

Surely it's gelatinous and it carries stuff.....it's a gel-pack!
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