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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
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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polin1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
super beast!!!Clap
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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!
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!:D
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!
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! That's what I was shooting for.
dragonzardman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I like the ingenious use of a oil return to make an eye stalk, looks really nice!
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!
MATMAN333 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Which bit is the picture just above the "9" logo?
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is an undershot of the left shoulder.
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