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rhachic
11-30-2011, 04:49 PM
I just finished this for a friend, so this works out perfect ;)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6432909611_7dda856432.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6432909667_b912bf20d3.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6432909761_4ce7a3ba04.jpg

Enjoy!

aquapimp
11-30-2011, 04:59 PM
that's freakin awesome!

Riverside Reptiles
11-30-2011, 05:26 PM
That's soooo F'in cool! Awesome job! :yikes:

Chris Dunlap
11-30-2011, 05:26 PM
Love it!

Yoshi'smom
11-30-2011, 05:57 PM
This is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen! *thumbsup*

aquapimp
11-30-2011, 05:59 PM
nice tubercle "rosettes" I might add!

Hannibal
11-30-2011, 06:38 PM
:yikes: I'd like to see someone top that, that is AMAZING!!!!
Your friend is so lucky!

rhachic
11-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Thanks guys :) It took between 15-20 hours to finish but I think it was worth it. And those spikes were a total pain! If I didn't drop them I squished them! lol It was tedious but I definitely think small details make them look more real.
I made it with a tin foil and wire armature and colored sculpey. The eyes are actually neat glass beads that had a double layer of colored sparkling grey glass on the inside and clear on the outside. I painted the whole thing with acrylic paints. I need to work on my painting skills but I think i'm doing well with the sculpting part. :) Next I am hoping to finish a moloch...if it doesn't kill me first!

Hannibal
11-30-2011, 07:56 PM
Next I am hoping to finish a moloch...if it doesn't kill me first!

OMG.....that is going to be freaking amazing looking!

rhachic
12-11-2011, 12:09 PM
lol, yeah it's nearly done, just have to finish it's face. I'm going to pick up the eyes today...then the task of painting :/ They're a very varied species so i'm going to have to pick what colors and patterns I like best from photos as i've never seen one in person. I figured sculpting one was the closest i'll ever get to owning one :P

Ozymandias
12-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Ok how did I not see this sooner that is awsome

ewin9615
05-05-2012, 03:55 PM
This is sooooo cute! I love it! That shade of orange is gorgeous.

rhachic
05-25-2012, 04:16 PM
Thank you :) I was trying to make it as realistic as possible. I used a lot of photos for reference, but this top pic from Derek Wong's collection I found on the GGA's website was my biggest influence.
N. amyae (http://www.gekkota.com/html/n__amyae.html)

AidenLovely
06-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Thanks guys :) It took between 15-20 hours to finish but I think it was worth it. And those spikes were a total pain! If I didn't drop them I squished them! lol It was tedious but I definitely think small details make them look more real.
I made it with a tin foil and wire armature and colored sculpey. The eyes are actually neat glass beads that had a double layer of colored sparkling grey glass on the inside and clear on the outside. I painted the whole thing with acrylic paints. I need to work on my painting skills but I think i'm doing well with the sculpting part. :) Next I am hoping to finish a moloch...if it doesn't kill me first!

Not sure how old this thread is, but some tips for painting can be thinning out the color with water. Get a small amount of whatever color (like red for the pinker parts on geckos such as the belly/nose/anywhere the blood flows closer to the skin), then get a good amount of water with your brush and thin it out till it's very light, then paint that onto the desire area and wipe it off. Do that until the desired color is obtained on your sculpture. (I sculpt too, but I'm only 15 so I have a lot to work on with skills.) You can also do this to make certain details (like wrinkles on skin or scales) really pop! ^^

morla
08-31-2012, 11:48 PM
Wow! That is amazing!