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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

I'm trying to wire together some plant components (acrylic beads) to look like killer plants, but I keep coming back to the "Triffid" as a model.

What other "body" style would you guys come up with? Or do you think the Triffid is the ideal shape for a large killer plant capable of locomotion?

Dan

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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

How about this for mobility?


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spits out poison burrs at a prodigious rate at you.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

That certainly would be an interesting alternative!

Just like the alien "critters" in the film … Critters (1986). :)

Dan

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Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

How about an Audrey

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Can't quickly see a picture after she broke herpot.

x42

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

X42

Is this it? :)

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/9AlZVBo

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Dan
PS. Also found this:
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Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

Yep

x42

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

Dan,

Since plants have roots they would be the logical method of locomotion. However, how about a plant with "leafy" walking apendages? The plant would then be dragging the roots behind it.

Also, if you make one you gotta let me cast it up for you. grin

Dave

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

Not all plants have roots! How about an epiphyte? A deadly walking orchid marching along on its back bulbs

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

Guys

Check these out:

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They can walk 20 meters per year!

The legs remind me a bit of these Barlowe gourd trees:

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If they only knew how good meat tastes, perhaps by combining their DNA with a meat-eating plant, then they might quicken that pace a bit. :)

Dan

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 3:35 p.m. PST

Hi, CC: from Zamazonia--I have the only known giant mutant Chuca Bean Pod Boy. Lovingly known as the Husker.

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Capt. Z

TNE230005 Mar 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

I understand some look like carrots

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zoneofcontrol Inactive Member05 Mar 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

As mentioned in the link in Dan's post at 1:58 pm today, how about the Ents from Lord Of The Rings?
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For some odd reason, the Ents always made me think of Gumby. That may be a good basis to start from if you wanted to model them.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

Lol. They did look like Gumby!!!

Dan

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

I am Groot!

djbthesecond05 Mar 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

Krynoid from Dr Who

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:05 p.m. PST

Djbthesecond

That last picture is interesting. I wish there was a larger version of it with more detail.

Dan

TNE230005 Mar 2018 10:59 p.m. PST

larger version

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 11:29 p.m. PST

Wow, I kinda like that! It's like a plant-cephalopod.

Dan

Mugwump06 Mar 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

Take a look at the Reapermin.com and #77505 called Dragon Plant. I'm painting it up as an opponent for my player's in a Traveller campaign. From the way it's sculpted it's being given a paint scheme of a veiny pitcher plant crossed with a Venus Fly Trap.

deflatermouse07 Mar 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

Wow, never seen that one before. Thank you
Also never knew Walmart carry wargaming gear.
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Whemever107 Mar 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

The only other possibility I have to offer is the floating gas spores in DnD.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

Another excellent idea.

Thanks

Dan

deflatermouse27 Mar 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

New from Crooked Dice. Plant hounds

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

I like that, except that I would have to convert their feet with a little bit of putty, and turn those digits into flippers or something.

Dan
PS. If they are fast enough, I can see this happening:

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Lion in the Stars29 Mar 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

@CC: Check the manga titled "Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in the dungeon? on the side: Sword Oratoria"**, there are two different walking plant monsters to look at.

I'm reading it on mangahere.cc, and the Violas first show up in at the end of Ch7 ( link ). They show up again later (in Ch12 and again in ch21), and the Viskum plant monsters that spawn the Violas move like a snake because they're so big. Viskum show up in ch27.

**Yes, the title is weird. It's technically a gaiden, a side story, to "Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In The Dungeon". Main character in that story is a kid, newly an adventurer, who came to the city above the Dungeon to meet girls. He does kinda end up with a harem of sorts… Sword Oratoria is about the strongest girl in the entire city, who the MC from the main story is frantically trying to catch up to.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Super Dungeon Explore style:

Biollante:

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

Check out the Ultra wiki listing for all the various plant-based kaiju from those series: link

Legion 408 Apr 2018 8:19 a.m. PST

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in your garden …

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 11:25 p.m. PST

I'm staying indoors from now on … until winter.

Dan

Legion 410 Apr 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

It's still winter here in the NE Ohio !snowflake frown Regardless, dark green vegetables are very good for you. So plants, like Triffids may go good in a salad … evil grin Once you kill them of course …

Some of my 6mm "man eating" plants !

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Not just a "man-eating' plant … but it eats Orks too … !

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

Are these just distant relatives of the Triffids? :)

Dan

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Alxbates Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

That Biolante model is amazing.

And I like the plant hounds, too!

Dr Argent19 Apr 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

Dateline: April 17, 2018
Attack of the giant tumbleweed: California town swamped in invasion. They struck Victorville with little warning, rolling and tumbling up streets, barrelling past cars, virtually burying homes and prompting calls to 911 about a mass invasion.
Heavy winds sent thousands of tumbleweeds into Victorville, blanketing yards and piling up outside homes
No, not Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but the tumbleweeds that took over the California desert town this week did evoke the 1978 film and cult horror pastiche.

One resident was trapped for two hours until rescue crews could clear the weeds.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

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"Thorny terror"? Hilarious!

Those "terrorizing" California look so neatly stacked, as if they were posing for the photo. Not much dust either:

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Dan
PS. Now this is our annual tumbleweed "migration" here in Texas:

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