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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 12:19 p.m. PST

Ok. Now that Yahoo Photos is closing September 20, I am giving their Flickr program a try.

Please let me know if you cannot see the 9 photos I've just uploaded. They are the latest photos in this project.

link

Thanks.

CC
Previous photos: TMP link

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 12:27 p.m. PST

If you are able to open the folder/set and view the 9 new photos, you will notice that I still have a bit of work to do still.

The "ball joints" (for lack of a better term) in the jaw section still need to be textured in a more realistic manner, and the same goes for the individual jaw sections themselves.

Also, I want to reduce the appearance of a joint around the neck.

Other than that, please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments on progress so far and on how this may finally be completed.

As always, I value your input.

CC

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Jul 2007 12:42 p.m. PST

No luck!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 12:47 p.m. PST

Thanks Bill.

Is this better?

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CC

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 1:19 p.m. PST

Nice stuff. Going to produce it? Would be a cool addition to the 5150 universe.

The Gonk02 Jul 2007 1:21 p.m. PST

That is very cool.

mattblackgod02 Jul 2007 1:47 p.m. PST

CC uses his famous chat up line – again!

Nice work – it looks pretty good. I second the the produce it question!

Thieses Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 2:00 p.m. PST

CC like the "giant worm that grabs things" Nice sculpt. I can see buying one, if it were available.

Dewbakuk Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 2:03 p.m. PST

impressive, most impressive.

Hundvig Fezian Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 2:13 p.m. PST

Very nice. Nearly done, eh?

Vermis Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 2:17 p.m. PST

You're my new special friend, CC.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 2:45 p.m. PST

Yeah. Dorothy sometimes says that I'm "special", so I no longer know if that's a good thing any more. :)

CC

kyotebluer than blue Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 3:19 p.m. PST

Very good!!!

deanoware02 Jul 2007 4:59 p.m. PST

Where do I get one? Great sculpt!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 5:18 p.m. PST

Wow. Looking at the zoomed photos again, I can see I left quite a few finger prints!

Gotta fix that.

CC

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 5:22 p.m. PST

Yes, CC, the second one allows you to see the pictures immediately, unlike the first one that wanted you to start a Flickr Account to access the pics.

How many thumper rides did it take you to paint those?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 5:30 p.m. PST

Hundvig: "Nearly done, eh?"

Yes. And it's about time too. I think I've been working on this on-and-off for two months, though it feels like forever at times.

But, you know me, I'm not one to wait until the last minute for an unveiling. Constant pointers and criticism from the get-go is the way to go, I think, if you want your mistakes to be easy to fix.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 6:06 p.m. PST

Plus, I keep finding photos like this one, to keep me fine-tuning what I already thought was done:

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Geez. I'm never gonna finish this damned worm!

CC

Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Jul 2007 7:06 p.m. PST

darn….it's 'sad' when his 'nearly FINISHED' figure looks better than the REAL thing on TV??? *sigh*…

oh well…not everyone can be a 'worm rider'/ala 'DUNE'…

I did glom onto a bunch of 'damaged drones' from X-men Danger Room set…that I'm doing some kit-bashing on to 'fix up'…The spare 'gnerators' I also glommed onto went straight to my box of 'Titanian/Martian city' props…along with a new piece of 'aquarium scenery' I picked up over the weekend.

Ideally, WHEN I get the 'room' to put this up on a table the size of a ping-pong game board!!!…I will be able to make a 'terrain' that can be used as 'TITAN' or 'Mars/Barsoom' or 'Arrakis' or suitable 'weird ice-desert/planet'??? and then add/subtract specific pieces to 'spin' the 'flavor' towards one genre' or another…

your 'bug/worm-thing' would make a great addition to ANy fantasy/sf/pulp set CC…hope you can get it 'molded'/cast????

Carpe' Tentacle'um
Sgt DWW

Charles Marlow Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 7:22 p.m. PST

No luck?!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 7:28 p.m. PST

Ostgrenadier,

If this link doesn't work for you, then shoot me a PM and let me know where I can email you the photos direct.

link

CC

artslave Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 8:23 p.m. PST

Worked fine for me in Firefox. It has turned out very nice. Those added bits of crumpled earth and rock were just the thing! I was so tempted to comment about the "pleasure spines" but it would be just digging up old dirt, so to speak. The two-part feature allows for the straight-up emergence. That is very clever.

crewchiefmodels Inactive Member02 Jul 2007 8:46 p.m. PST

Eeeeeeeeewwww! But also really nice!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2007 11:23 p.m. PST

As for plans to put the beast in production . . .

. . . this really started as a personal challenge to myself. I've never really sculpted before, but these last couple of years have got me started on a few attempts. This just happens to be the latest and hardest attempt so far.

Now that it is almost complete, and after seeing how much interest there is in the thing, I am considering making the green available for casting.

A couple of people have offered to assist in getting some of my sculpts produced. However, I don't want to be too tied up with the business side of what comes with that.

Let's see what happens in the next week or so. Who knows? There might be "non-graboids" on the horizon for all to enjoy.

CC

Personal logo Dropzonetoe Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Jul 2007 8:10 a.m. PST

That looks great

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2007 11:21 a.m. PST

QUESTION:

Would casting it as a resin model be the way to go? Why/why not?

Thanks.

CC

Norscaman Inactive Member04 Jul 2007 9:10 p.m. PST

Very cool! I'd buy one!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2007 7:34 p.m. PST

About the 4-Tremors-film DVD set I just found:

TMP link

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2007 11:37 p.m. PST

I just can't believe that worm is sitting in a box at home, unfinished, after I put so much work into it.

I should have brought it with me on this trip.

So close, and yet so far.

I swear. If I don't get time to finish it soon, I'm gonna have to pass it off for someone else to take a crack at it.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2007 4:44 p.m. PST

I have not been able to make any more progress on it. However, if anyone is interested in buying the worm as is, please let me know.

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This is one of those projects I don't see finishing in my lifetime, so I might as well give someone else a head start.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2007 9:49 p.m. PST

Though it is, basically, 95% done, I can't spend any more time on it right now. Too many other projects and responsibilities at the moment.

Currently, the only thing left to do is what was still pending back on July 2nd:

"The 'ball joints' (for lack of a better term) in the jaw section still need to be textured in a more realistic manner, and the same goes for the individual jaw sections themselves."

CC

Riverbluff Wargames05 Nov 2007 7:21 p.m. PST

CC

You have mail.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2007 8:38 p.m. PST

Email received and reply sent. Thanks.

CC

Detailed Casting Products Inactive Member05 Nov 2007 8:39 p.m. PST

Riverbluff Wargames, did the "early bird get the worm"? Sorry for the pun. It was fully intended, of course. wink

I wasn't vying for it, but I'll say one thing- if CC sells it, will he then be "turning a new worm"???

I promise to stop now (cough, cough). Hey CC, if you ship it, how big of a bottle of Tequila do they make down your way anyway? It was just a thought. I'll move on now but in all seriousness, I hope it finds a good home!

Detailed Casting Products Inactive Member05 Nov 2007 8:41 p.m. PST

Ah yes, that was "turning a new leaf" I know, but hey, a worm could be on the leaf, right? (cough)…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2007 10:54 a.m. PST

LOL.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2007 4:05 p.m. PST

SOLD!

Riverbluff, I am sending it off to you in the morning.

Many thanks.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2007 9:10 a.m. PST

Riverbluff received the worm on Wednesday and said he is pleased with it.

I hope it gets produced soon.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2008 6:59 p.m. PST

Riverbluff,

Are you still planning on doing something with my worm??? If not, could you mail it back to me?

Please reply here or to my emails.

Thanks.

CC

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2008 7:15 p.m. PST

CC; I generally don't talk about other people's Worms, but that is a nice one!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2010 1:47 p.m. PST

I wonder if these heads might work for 15mm:

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Dan
TMP link

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member20 Mar 2010 1:58 p.m. PST

What ever happened with this? Riverbluff put it into production or no?

Pole Bitwy PL01 Apr 2010 1:26 p.m. PST

Are they even a company ? My Google-fu didn't produce a lot of results :/

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2010 1:49 p.m. PST

The 28mm version was sold to Riverbluff Wargames and was very, very big. I have a feeling I saw a website a while back*.

It was was sold nearly-finished back in 2007 or 2008. I know I was on the road at the time and could not break away from work to add the finishing touches.

Not sure if he will ever cast it, though I hope he does. I would love couple of those casts!

Dan
*Piotr, you might PM him directly, for additional information.

Pole Bitwy PL01 Apr 2010 2:11 p.m. PST

PM to Riverbluff Wargames sent Dan !

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2012 1:20 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2012 1:22 p.m. PST

UPDATE

Guys,

They are now being sold through Acheson as a Riverbluff product:

link

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

By the way, I've just found a comparison photo of the Graboid I made a couple of years ago, next to a 15mm and a 28mm figure:

picture

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TMP link

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What do you think?

Dan

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