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PostSubject: Tremors movies creatures   Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:15 pm

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North American Graboid Life Cycle

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A few days ago, I told you about Tremors movies creatures figurines I made for my brother, which I will give him when his birthday comes, on August 8th. Tremors is a series of movies of which the first one was released in 1990, starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Michael Gross. That movie featured graboids, monsters from underground. Because of the success of this movie, sequels have been made, all starring Michael Gross. The sequels introduced, step by step, the life cycle of this Deadly, ferocious animal (the graboid, not Michael Gross). So, from a movie to another, we learn that the large "worm" is just one step of the growth of the monster and the humans always have to improve their protections that become totally useless from a phase to another. For example, the anti-graboid underground walls become obsolete when the graboids give birth to their previously absorbed siblings (absorbed while still in the egg), who had turned into ground-running shriekers. And the shrieker "safety rules" become totally osolete when the shriekers turn into imagos, the gliding, egg-bearing ass-blasters. Anyway, here are the figures I made of those monsters.
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PostSubject: Re: Tremors movies creatures   Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:12 am

I didn't know about these movies. The first mention I know of it was when you announced it when talking about making some gifts for your brother. I've read a little about it and I find quite intriguing that fictional creature. Humans are quite immaginative sometimes. I enjoy that you decided to make the lifecycle of these braboids, I love miniatures of everything, even of film characters although I do not collect them. I love the alliens film and sequels and I find the creatures with all metarmophosis absolutely spectacular. I will consider to watch these movies someday and find more about Tremors. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Tremors movies creatures   Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 pm

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Yesterday, I decided to improve the shrieker's beak, to make it look more like the hook-shaped beak of the movie creature.

My brother also loves Alien movies. I am thinking of making models of its life cycle as well, but I will start with finishing my African Graboid Life cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: Tremors movies creatures   Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:22 pm

SO cute !!! lol! Wink

And what a wonderful fantasy you have !!!! cheers Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Tremors movies creatures   Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:26 pm

@SUSANNE wrote:
SO cute !!! lol! Wink

And what a wonderful fantasy you have !!!! cheers Applause Applause

Thank you for your compliment, Suzanne, but thosae creatures are not MY fantasy: they are the Tremors movies creators' fantasy. I din't invent those creatures, I just represented them as figurines.

Actually, I could hardly ever create such a Dangerous animal myself: I'm way too insecure and easily scared for that. silent

In fact, back in 1994, in my Secondary 5 arts class, we had to invent a mythological creature of our own, getting inspired by at least 3 different living animals. And I couldn't invent anything more Dangerous than the omnivorous HIPPOLEUS (female seen below).

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Hippoleus is a close relative of the Greek Chimera. Looking like the hybrid of a lion and a zebu, with ram ears, horse incisors, wide dark stripes Under the eyes (protection against the sun, its ancestor being greek) and flappy goat ears, Hippoleus is not a meat eater, but a large vegetarian who can sometimes eat meat. Hippoleuses are nomadous creatures, so their coat colors are extremely varied: bay, palomino, chestnut, grey, buckskin, cream, etc. Being larger and stronger than the Chimera, the Hippoleus does not breath fire. However, the animal does have a unique defense of its own: if a predator grabs it by the head, Hippoleus will regurgitate strong gastric acid in the attackant's mouth, which will be painful and disgusting for the predator.

Male hippoleuses have a much wider thoracic cage and bigger horns than females. Females also have a mane (protection against predators), but their neck is a lot thinner. However, females have extremely wide hips and thick back legs, which gives them the shape of a pear and makes them a lot less agile than the males; on the other hand, those big indquarters make them able to stand on their back feet for a relatively long time, which allows them to reach branches and food sources unavailable to males, who are unable to stand in this position for long. Also, large hindquarters make child bearing very easy for females and giving birth to a baby never takes them more than twenty minutes, no matter the position the baby may be in the womb.

Anyway, that is the creature I invented in art class at the age of 17 years old. As you can see, it is far from being as menacing as the graboid...

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PostSubject: Re: Tremors movies creatures   Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:14 am

I hope to have the chance of watching your Alliens lifecycle. bounce Very Happy It was very interesting to read about your own mythological creature. I'd probably won't expect an equine oriented figure from you but the final result is quite pleasant. It is also nice that you still preserve your work after all these years.

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