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zRODAN Legendary style by dopepope zRODAN Legendary style by dopepope
Here's my take on Rodan in that 'Legendary' style. Not actually a redesign, just a realistic approach. Showa influenced. 
RODAN © TOHO.

zBrush. View a 3D realtime turnaround of this model HERE on sketchfab
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Phantanos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
THE EYESSide Eyes Emoji MAY BE A BIT SMALL, BUT IT IS FAR BETTER THAN THE UGLY STORK LOOKING BATTiny Halloween Bat FREAKLitten Freak Out Emoticon ! THAT THE OTHER DEVIANT ARTIST DESIGNED! 
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XenoXyvern Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I actually liked that design
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Phantanos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Only if a xenomorphXeno  facehugger DOWNLOAD ME ALIEN EGGYattacked a PteranodonJurassic Park - Pteranodon. stenbergi [Flying V.1]  in the past.

RODANRodan1956plz  is more like a hellish gargoyleGargoyle Wall Climb  mixed with a PhoenixWinged Flame  .
Rising from the fiery heart of a volcanoVolcano Rider , screeching  Rodan - ShodaiRado [Roars] [V.1]  across the sky!
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XenoXyvern Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
? Too many gifs
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Edd000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I hope Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan team up to fight Gidorah xD
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Godzillafan964 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I like this design better than this other one I saw by a user who's name I don't remember at the moment. His design looked like the Xenomorph at the end of "Prometheus". 
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo, nice take on this!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thanks man. 
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks better than he ever did in the Showa series honestly. Well...at least the Showa series, beside the 56 film. That will always be my favorite look for the bird. But you did a really good job at capturing his likeness. Love the fact that the beak is more integrated into the skin of the monster...as opposed to a hard cartoon like beak that a normal bird has.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
HA yea, the original suit was best. Then there was so bug eyed thing that was silly looking. And fire rod an was kinda cool, but I felt it lost it's charm somewhere in the update. 
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JadeHopps Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's the bird that won't cop out, when there's fighter jets all about.
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Neat!
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ShadowKaiju Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
you should do a legendary Destoroyah
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Definitely 
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Epic
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Tracer67 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great looking representation of the classic Samurai Of The Sky. :-)

(Of course, I can't help but think of the opposite end of the spectrum and the bug-eyed, Don Knotts looking version from Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster.) =P (Razz) 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Lol yea. That one is goofy looking. 
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daggerclaws Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
GREAT update! I like that you stayed with the original design of Rodan from the first movie. Awesome!
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monsterartist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Love it! I've seen several different Rodan redesigns floating around, but this is easily my favorite. 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I'm glad it is. : )
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WinterGaia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
AWEE YEAH!!!!
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EmeraldThunderComics Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very '56-esque, I love it! 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Yea, my favorite suit. 
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R-MAZE Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
now that's rodan...nice update
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Ragezilla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I can definitely see the early Rodan in the render. He is perfect the way he is. Awesome work as usual!
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very awesome update on good old classic Rodan.
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SuperMonpo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing! ouo
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
tyvm
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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DesmondBaxter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Thanks! 
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C0RRUPT3D-G3M Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! :)
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
: )
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Loganius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I'm really diggin' these updated Legendary/Showa designs! Safe to assume Mothra's next?

I'd love to see more Legendary/Showa designs, like for Anguirus.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Mothra is not next. Not that I have a set list or anything. I'm just doing what pops into my head for practice. Anguirus is coming, for sure. Mothra too, at some point. 
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Loganius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Ah! I thought you were focusing on the kaiju coming up in the next movie. That was very presumptuous of me, and I apologize.

I'm super excited about Anguirus! I just love his look to bits and pieces.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
no apology needed. And I love Anguirus too! 
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Any chance we'll see Gorosaurus?
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
possible. He's a favorite of mine as well. I'm just trying to figure out how to make him 'Legendary' without going full dinosaur. He's a tricky one, because he IS a dinosaur, but he's also a kaiju in the Godzilla universe, and he's gotta LOOK IT! 
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You could always make him some sort of rauisuchian! That'd preserve his dinosaurian features while giving you plenty of room to make him unique. That'd be especially interesting since the Legendary Godzilla appears to be a rauisuchian or something like one.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I kinda think he's perfect the way he is. I'll have to keep thinking on it. 
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I'd have to agree, he's great as he is. I'll be keeping an eye out, should you decide to do him!
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KillerKaiju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Well, from what we know of him he's a giant T-rex like Kaiju that can certainly dig even though it has small arms, and it possesses legs like a Kangaroo which it shows off with its infamous double-kick, and finally has a mouth full of sharp teeth, also, its body is often represented to have blue and yellow scales. Oh! And he has some scary freaking eyes.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
well, I already have a Gorosaurus in my gallery. But If I do him again, it's gotta be different, but just as cool. 
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KillerKaiju1954 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Ever heard of KaijuSamurai? He's a Deviant that helped out with a Gorosaurus drawing in the Neo-monsters section on his page, why not give it a look?
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Of course. He's amazing. I'll have a look. 
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dragokaiju2000 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
RODAN CONFIRMED MOTHAFOKAS!! 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
lol
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