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Silicone octopus animatronic

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A silicone octopus, about 70cm tentacle to tentacle, it's a skin for an underwater animatronic I made as my graduation project at the prop-making programme.
I'm going to make a WIP-post about it at earfox.blogspot.se/ in the near future

The reef cave in the upper picture is made from styrofoam, jesmonite and plaster and is installed into a fish tank, filled with water (the whole thing was insanely difficult to photograph with the light refraction and cloudy water).

When the animatronic was "in action" three of the tentacles were servo controlled and could be programmed to twist in various ways and move about, I might show a video some day but I'm not entirely pleased with the result as the silicone in the tentacles post-cured and became much stiffer than I intended.

I've taken the whole thing apart though, I kept the octopus and as of now it's just lounging about in my apartment.
I have no idea what to do with it, but it's nice having it around.
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Subrosa-RosamundiHobbyist Artist
Wow! That's excellent!
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This looks utterly amazing! Wish I could see it moving.
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Wood-Splitter-LeeProfessional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop: Absolutely exquisite!  :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
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earfoxProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D