Sometimes the simplest and most boring of ideas can turn into a really special cake.
I can't say I was terribly excited when a customer wanted to order a cake in the shape of a cardboard box... Yet when I actually got down to seriously studying the box, I found that there was indeed a whole wealth of detail that could be captured in my cake.
Reality is imperfect. To capture realism is to create deliberate imperfections. This cake taught me that.
"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
I used water based acrylics to paint it and -as usual- it's made out of junk.
First piece for the new year, 2010! One of a kind polymer clay fantasy sculpture by Nicole West. (yes, that's me!)
I felt no better figure of mine could convey the new year like a Diva. They are my favorite girls. All I saw of her in my head were the colors. I loved how the combonation was both elegant and flashy. You know, sophisticated "in your face". Enjoy!
that's the reason why i just love this shit so much and i just knew it would be cool
as i saw this model for, well, meanwhile also over a year ago i just had to ask sanat49 for it and i'm very thankfull and proud that he spend his original mesh for a papercraft project the cool thing about this model is, that it's an entry for the pre-DominanceWar V competition, where i'm also a huge fan of what made this model, not the first Dominance War Papercraft, but the first downloadable (ironic hint to an other crafter ) and hopefully definetly not my last ... but that's up to the 3d designer
ok now, back to the model the last steps, where you have to combine all parts will be exhausting specially for the big shoulder armor pieces there is not many space for glue or failures so be patience test it out first where you can attach the pieces
also you have to put some weight into the rear leg or maybe both maybe you noticed also that i attach the model a bit displaced at the pedestal i had to do this because of the weight ratio it's a lot testing and trying so don't hurry
file description: the file contains as always three pdo files one with texture and folding lines one with texture and without folding lines and one white version with folding lines
so you need the Pepakura Viewer what you can get "here"
all three pdo's are not protected so if you have the Designer, you can edit the sheets in the way you want
the original texture is NOT included
model description: the model come on 27 pages with 290 pieces and is 30cm tall
the model is actually not hard but the mouth take a bit more work as i thought also the first three rings of the arms the skulls and bones of the pedestal are very small but it's up to you if you wanna build them i removed the lower site of the pedestal, it is too big for one page but just glue the whole thing at a blank sheet and you have the same effect
difficult level is about 7/10 if you have any trouble, feel free to ask me or/and take a look at the "building process gallery" where i explain how this and that is working
to download the model click on the download button on the right side you can thank dA for, that i can't write the direct link anymore
some words to the bloggers
because this is a collab, you have to give credits to sanat49 too! otherwise i can't allow it to write a blog entry
you have the permission to use my photos you DON'T have the permission to use his renders ore screenshot of it except he allow it
this model is a Deviantart only download so do not upload this model somewhere else and the most important thing