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homunculus -or pet cyborg- ii by ariscene homunculus -or pet cyborg- ii by ariscene
"When we realized that the crawling invertebrates in Io's deeper mud pits had an iron-based internal support system, a kind of iron-oxide space lattice, our biochemists went amuck. The need for expensive ceramic and titanium-alloy based prosthetics would be over...

...since these organism's immune system was tolerant to iron and steel. The business potential was huge.Thus, in 2093 the first series of hybrid-agents (as we called them) appeared in the markets. With a fully functional biological nervous system and digestive track, motorized mechanical parts plus double-shell high-density silica foam carapace, we had ourselves the perfect soldier. Or so we thought...."

Small story I conjured up, after making the critter. It's supposed to be a living creature bound to a mechanical contraption, in order to be used a fearless/resilient/obedient soldier. Its supposed size is more or less like a cat. The size of the real-world sculpture is closer to that of a rat :P

I used water based acrylics to paint it and -as usual- it's made out of junk. Check my gallery for the unpainted assembled version (since I've forgotten how to post a link to it...d'oh).
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sillydeadperson Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
It needs a hug. I'd be happy to supply that, tetanus or not.
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MadSebby Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I want to let you know this came out beautifully. Your paint job is both believable and gorgeous and the clever use of found objects is pulled off perfectly. Well done!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you think so :)
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:icondazedwinter:
DazedWinter Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It looks very sad. kinda Tim-Burton-esque. Good job.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   General Artist
It does...thank you...!
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IronNails Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Oh my Gosh, Dat Homunculus! This would be amazing in set with your other, as a three piece set.
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RobotBash Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Creepy, I love it.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   General Artist
:D
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:icondaisukekuroneko:
daisukekuroneko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
marvelous piece!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Cool aliens, just found one of them down here: [link]
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