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#1 fallentomato

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:46 AM

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A couple years ago I picked up the UCS Batmobile for 50% off. I didn't have much interest in building the actual model, but I used the pieces to build some alternate models. I first rounded up all the pieces that were not grey or black and tried to see how colorful I could make something from a set that was mostly monotone. The result was the Twortise
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Half-Fire...
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Half- Machine...
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100% Awesome. It even has two tails
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Then I looked at the remaining pieces and knew that the 4x4 dishes with the Batman insignia had to be the eyes. I first made a really creepy Pogo Bat thing but my friends told me that was too creepy, so that eventually evolved into a spider.
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I'm really proud of the face.
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Both together:
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These have been sitting around on my shelf for acouple years now collecting dust. I thought it was time I photographed them. Those dark red curved slopes on the Twortise are looking mighty appealing after all... :devil:

Edited by Rufus, 16 July 2011 - 07:43 PM.
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#2 Rick

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

Now that's thinking outside the box...  :classic:

#3 knuclear200x

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 05:02 AM

call me stupid...but whats the twortoise supposed to be? I know its a vehicle of some sort but...I dont know what I'm looking at to be honest <:( sorry...

The Bat-spider's cool though. lookit those sweet eyes. Staring at its prey, itself only knowing what its going to do next.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

Hello!

Well, I don't know what a Twortise is at all but I know what a Tortoise is. Which is the only similar word that came to mind. :classic: Maybe you can shed some light on that?

The spider is clearly recognizable as member of its species. The barbed hooks on the legs look threatening as they should.  :wink:

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#5 fallentomato

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

View Postknuclear200x, on Nov 27 2009, 11:02 PM, said:

call me stupid...but whats the twortoise supposed to be? I know its a vehicle of some sort but...I dont know what I'm looking at to be honest <:( sorry...

View PostLegostein, on Nov 28 2009, 07:25 AM, said:

Well, I don't know what a Twortise is at all but I know what a Tortoise is. Which is the only similar word that came to mind. :classic: Maybe you can shed some light on that?
Yes, perhaps I should have explained that better. The Twortise is supposed to be a two-sided turtle/tortise. One half is robotic and the other half is fiery. It's hard to make out, but I tried to create a shell shaped body. The heads are a little weird though.   :sceptic:
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#6 knuclear200x

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:20 AM

View Postfallentomato, on Nov 28 2009, 11:25 AM, said:

Yes, perhaps I should have explained that better. The Twortise is supposed to be a two-sided turtle/tortise. One half is robotic and the other half is fiery. It's hard to make out, but I tried to create a shell shaped body. The heads are a little weird though.   :sceptic:

NOWWWWWWWWWW i see it :grin: and i thought the tails were the heads...

perhaps it wouldve been more recognizeable with a two-face tortoise head, one side red and the other side gray...ok now i see which batman character drives the twortoise.
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