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"When we presented the preliminary drafts for CP-06 the project was an instant success with the board.

Since the Lyra conflict -and the fuel embargo- large cyborgs became inefficient and expensive…
All our heavy duty models were gathering dust in warehouses, so we had to change our whole design philosophy completely.
Three years ago, we got the chance we needed:

Our most prominent client during the war -the Ord Republicans- wanted to end hostilities with the Relth before their government went bancrupt. Thus we looked in new directions and offered them a subtler solution: assassin cyborgs, that would take out the Relth ruling elite.

Compactness, speed, excellent maneuverability and low energy consumption already made CP-06 a perfect candidate. But there was more to him: The base creature -a ghalli centipede- produced an extremely effective hemolytic toxin, which would make its attacks deadly despite his size.

Nine development months and three million Ordin Dollars later, Phaethon and Partners bioMechaniks™ created one of the greatest blunders of the Lyra wars. It turned out that the effect of the g-modified creature's toxin on humans was acute and and severe….itching.

We lost our client, were sued, damaged our reputation, and as a side bonus started the era of corporate biological warfare all by ourselves.

Since then, prototype CP-06 (who I call Ceepee) lives as a pet in my office…constantly harassing my visitors. His murderous idiosyncrasy and huge inferiority complex make quite the combination. The only things that cheer him up are aquariums and muffins.

Please don't ask why."



My pet centipede Cyborg finally got his paintjob done. Check previous entry for the unpainted version, and info on how he was made :)
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You know,
sometimes I feel like the only kid in Steanpunk Town without goggles.
I know almost every steampunker has them, and they can be quite easy to put together -in some cases-.

So, it was time I made a pair of my own.

Parts are:
5€ goggles, parts from a plastic 1€ chinese toy car, lots of cable, some wire, a pvc tube, plastic pin heads and various junk. It is unpainted now, looking for a color scheme...

I also have a "breather module" in progress, that'll connect to the loose tube.

Painted version: painted goggles

Another view: goggles up
Yet another: goggles down
Side view: side

Details: details
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"When we realized that the crawling invertebrates in Io's deeper mud pits had an iron-based internal support system, a kind of iron-oxide space lattice, our biochemists went amuck. The need for expensive ceramic and titanium-alloy based prosthetics would be over...

...since these organism's immune system was tolerant to iron and steel. The business potential was huge.Thus, in 2093 the first series of hybrid-agents (as we called them) appeared in the markets. With a fully functional biological nervous system and digestive track, motorized mechanical parts plus double-shell high-density silica foam carapace, we had ourselves the perfect soldier. Or so we thought...."

Small story I conjured up, after making the critter. It's supposed to be a living creature bound to a mechanical contraption, in order to be used a fearless/resilient/obedient soldier. Its supposed size is more or less like a cat. The size of the real-world sculpture is closer to that of a rat :P

I used water based acrylics to paint it and -as usual- it's made out of junk. Check my gallery for the unpainted assembled version (since I've forgotten how to post a link to it...d'oh).
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This is my next pet cyborg project.

The basic idea is that the translucent plastic components that electricians use to couple lots and lots of cables (how are they called, really?) look like spines. So, I took a couple I had picked up from a construction site and linked them to make the body of this centipede-like cyborg. I used about 60 steel needles to make it stable, and give it the bent shape I needed.

The rest is either salvaged toy parts or scratch-built components (and cables, and beads).

His name is CP-06, and he hates it.
He also hates it when people think he is a centipede :D
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"When we realized that the crawling invertebrates in Io's deeper mud pits had an iron-based internal support system, a kind of iron-oxide space lattice, our biochemists went amuck. The need for expensive ceramic and titanium-alloy based prosthetics would be over...

...since these organism's immune system was tolerant to iron and steel. The business potential was huge.Thus, in 2093 the first series of hybrid-agents (as we called them) appeared in the markets. With a fully functional biological nervous system and digestive track, motorized mechanical parts plus double-shell high-density silica foam carapace, we had ourselves the perfect soldier. Or so we thought...."

Small story I conjured up, after making the critter. It's supposed to be a living creature bound to a mechanical contraption, in order to be used a fearless/resilient/obedient soldier. Its supposed size is more or less like a cat. The size of the real-world sculpture is closer to that of a rat :P

I used water based acrylics to paint it and -as usual- it's made out of junk.


Check my gallery for the unpainted assembled version: -->Unpainted version
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This is a recent series of works, where I tried to use my my techniques in a more expressionistic way -more or less like I did with "homage to tetsuo".

So, these are not very naturalistic, and have more to do with materializing abstract stuff. Some turned out good, others not. I'll be returning to cyborgs soon, I think :D

As usual, junk and acrylics.
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"In the Underworld your skin feels numb, there is no sense of heat or pressure...Remember that sound is muffled as if you were immersed in water, and normal vision isn't of much help either....
With the etheroscope you can see the nether things,
and we have also incorporated a Morse-Radio unit to communicate with the expedition.
Wear it at all times.
But be warned: do not -for any reason- remove the breather unit. Inhaling Ether will stupefy you forever, and trap your mind in the realm of half-light...."

This is the Etheroscopion (Etheroscope), made out of standard goggles and junk, and painted with acrylics. I only need to attack a leather strap to it, so it can be normally worn.

Unpainted version: unpainted goggles

Another view: goggles up
Yet another: goggles down
Side view: side

Details: details
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I made this little guy together with the centipede-like critter. He was just a test subject for some new techniques :D
He's made of caps, knobs, cables, wires, odd pieces of plastic and a bead. Most of him is -as usual- junk.

His name is Rupert, and his story will come with the painted version.
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Homunculus critter. Unpainted.
I've included some descriptions of the junk I used :)
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This is a recent series of works, where I tried to use my my techniques in a more expressionistic way
-more or less like I did with "homage to tetsuo".

So, these are not very naturalistic, and have more to do with materializing abstract stuff. Some turned out good, others not.
I'll be returning to cyborgs soon, I think :D

As usual, junk and acrylics. And a Cockroach.
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