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9- Trimonosaur by BlackHoleInAJar 9- Trimonosaur by BlackHoleInAJar
This is the Trimonosaur! Its long, slender body and cone shaped head enables it to tunnel through the heaps of debris and its long, extending arms can remove or claw through anything that it can't. Its arms usually support most of its weight while its four insect-like legs provide the forward movement. Its arms can extend an extra 6 inches to reach for its prey. Its eye is on a long, flexible stalk hidden inside its three-part mouth, which is lined with short, but very sharp, teeth.


Okay, there's the bio. Now here's what I need to say:

This thing is absolutely the largest thing I have ever made! It's over 43 inches long! Why so big? I wanted to make a REAL creature from "9." Life-size. And it is fully articulated! Fingers, arms, legs, mouth, everything moves! This was REALLY hard to do, everything was so sharp. I found everything I needed around my house. And it's all held together with wire or screws and bolts. The only tape I used was on the eye, because wire just didn't want to cut it. The burlap is all sewed on with embroidery thread and some copper wire.


This guy is made of:
stainless steel wire mesh
an old pair of scissors
a stainless steel pipe
'Erector" parts
Popsicle sticks painted silver
a spark plug
red wire
rubber washers
aluminum sheeting
copper plating
"Exacto" knives
2 inspection tools
bolts
burlap
embroidery thread
copper wire
stainless wire
3 hinges
steel diamond grating
ball-and-socket joints from a hands-free tool
1 rubber band
1 wire tie
1 red LED
1 flashlight head
1 goose-neck lamp
plastic tubes painted silver

And several things that I have no clue as to what they are.
You would not believe how hard those ball-and-socket joints are to find! Apparently they're made exclusively for inspection tools and those hands-free things.

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:iconpolin1:
polin1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
super beast!!!Clap
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmistabeans:
Mistabeans Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying to find the words to express my happiness, but I can't. I'll just leave it with IT'S PERFECT!
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!:D
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:icondeixtobiallyaoi:
DeixTobiallyaoi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
wow looks amazing! it looks like something that would truly come out of the film!!! so amazing!
great job!
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! That's what I was shooting for.
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:icondragonzardman:
dragonzardman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I like the ingenious use of a oil return to make an eye stalk, looks really nice!
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, that's a little goose-neck lamp(minus the magnetic base). I guess it's used for a lot of other things too, like oil returns and air blowers.

Thank you!
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:iconmatman333:
MATMAN333 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Which bit is the picture just above the "9" logo?
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is an undershot of the left shoulder.
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:iconharlequinn133:
Harlequinn133 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow. i want it.
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I do take commissions.
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:iconharlequinn133:
Harlequinn133 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
make a devil or angel one! please =3
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wait, make a what?
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:iconharlequinn133:
Harlequinn133 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nvm i dont know what im saying anymore
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:iconceasarex-the-mage:
Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like a fordable foe for practically any stitch punk 0.0
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was a formidable thing to work on too.:XD:
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:iconceasarex-the-mage:
Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
XD so I read... I would sure hate to be pitted up against it lol
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:iconyellowcanery:
yellowcanery Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
ooooo creepy ^_^ its like a crocadile !!!!!
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was going for a creepy, bug-reptile look.
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:iconeatyourheartout46:
EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE THIS! X3
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!:D
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:iconeatyourheartout46:
EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hey, no problem! very cool- i wish i had these skills. :( i SUCK at making things, I'm only good at designing the.
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, designing them is half the work. Just need to practice I guess.:)
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:iconeatyourheartout46:
EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
and practice is what I shall do! :sleep:
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:iconkonakoro:
Konakoro Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O
This is amazing. Beautiful details and overall creativity.
:iconmegustaplz:
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much but what's with the face?
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:iconkonakoro:
Konakoro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an internet thing :meow:
It's used when someone likes something, I guess...
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Uh, I don't think so.:XD: You need to go to knowyourmeme.com and look that up.
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:iconkonakoro:
Konakoro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh well. :meow:
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome ;]
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:iconthevaudevilleprince:
TheVaudevillePrince Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*views winnders* ...And you, somehow, did not win?

LUDICRIS!!

How could such a thing be?? D8>
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I accidentally disqualified myself by posting it as a collage(I think that counted as a duplicate) and by inserting the 9 logo in there.:iconfacepalmplz:
I will never make that mistake again.
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:iconthevaudevilleprince:
TheVaudevillePrince Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Well, thats a stupid way to loose... You just wanted to show every detail.
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but I'm only guessing that because all the other finalists were single pictures. Now I believe that it was the 9 logo that got me.
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:iconthevaudevilleprince:
TheVaudevillePrince Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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:iconxkingpenx:
XkingpenX Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its mouth reminds me of Diababa from Twilight Princess and the Lava Whale from Metroid Other M
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, there's quite a few creatures that have that multi-mandibled mouth/head.
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:iconxkingpenx:
XkingpenX Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose there are~:D
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:iconcollettejellis:
ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is genious O.O should have done better in the contest :o only think I think let this pice down is the presentation :/ you could have photographed it more artisticly with just one photo rather than lots of different angels?
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Yeah, I know. I accidentally disqualified myself by placing the "9" logo in the collage.
I thought about that but I just didn't have the time to do it, nor did I know what to do.:shrug: Besides, I wanted to make it about the model and just one picture wouldn't have shown all the details.
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:iconcollettejellis:
ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aww shame :( I'd love to see some more shots of this? :3 perhaps backlit on a stony surface? Could be interesting :P
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't know. Maybe, if I can ever get around to it.
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:iconkiwi-the-one:
Kiwi-the-One Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
AWESOMZ :drool:
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
YEZ:icongoofygrinplz:
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:iconbeatblack:
beatblack Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
wow! i love the textures and frailty of it all <3
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I tried my best to make it as akin to the movie as possible.
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:iconbeatblack:
beatblack Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I've never seen the movie of the character before. To be honest I was waiting forever for it to come to dvd but forgot all about it when it did.
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, the movie was no big shake. It was good, certainly a visual work, but it easily could have been better. You should try looking for it in a library before spending money to rent it.:)
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:iconbeatblack:
beatblack Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I like that advice. It's sensible and I think I may just do that.
thanks <3
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