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Sketch Alien by DonSimpson Sketch Alien by DonSimpson
Done as a rough prototype for a small figure of an alien creature that was part of Starprobe, an exhibit I did for the National Air & Space Museum. Made from plastic bits and modeling putty. about four inches high.

The talons are from model kits of a prehistoric giant flightless bird (the phororacos), altered only slightly to fit the design, and attached to a "skeleton" made from plastic rods, beads, spoons, and sheet. Then I built up the form with modeling putty and carved and sanded it down, added _lots_ of coats of paint (primer, crackle 1, crackle 2, base color, modifier color, three or four spatter coats), and did some detailing.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional
nice job
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
this is really cute :D awesome work!
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clatu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
too bad the original alien pic is not available as it is something to behold. another must look at more than once don simpson creation complimenting the Starprobe. great!
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Snoofalah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Wicked awesome.

-Snoof
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Embarassedly, I must admit that the talons are from model kits of a prehistoric giant flightless bird (the phororacos), altered only slightly to fit the design, and attached to a "skeleton" made from plastic rods, beads, spoons, and sheet. Then I built up the form with modeling putty and carved and sanded it down, added _lots_ of coats of paint (primer, crackle 1, crackle 2, base color, modifier color, three or four spatter coats), and did some detailing.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
An interesting little fellow.
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HarLequin-X Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
ya talons look Similar to the Golems from Ghost busters...this fellar reminded me of em for some odd reason..i like it :-)
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LobotomyDoLL Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
I like his little talons ^.^
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