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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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:iconsillydeadperson:
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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:iconmadsebby:
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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:iconironnails:
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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:iconmandelwerk:
MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Cool aliens, just found one of them down here: [link]
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tokaracer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome! gorgeus! man, you are my hero ;) i want to replikate it :)
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010   General Artist
Well, thanks!
Why replicate it? Make a better one! :)
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:icontokaracer:
tokaracer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
actually, i want to make a webcam with this design, or something like this.
your creature are absolutely perfect, doubt to make a better one. sorry for bad english :)
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   General Artist
Ok then, I'd like to see that!
Thanks again :)
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:icontokaracer:
tokaracer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i promise, i show you result, when i will finish him
you can see my other webcam, if you want, i hope you like it :)

[link]
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Hah! These are great!!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Radisus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
EXCELENT
I believed it is made of real metal, pity itīs not, but great anyway.
Any meaning for the "P2"?
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
I guess working with real metal would be waaay harder! I should try it though.
It is actually a Φ2, from the company that first supposedly produced the synthetic creatures:
---> Phaethon n.2 (ΦΑΕΘΩΝ Ν.2) :D
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Radisus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
nice detail :)
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:icondbrv6:
DBRv6 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Excellent design and well built. Nice creepy/interesting contrast.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconaelanessa:
Aelanessa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
So cool! This reminds me of "The order electrus", have you seen it? [link]
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Thanks :D
I hadn't seen it, the idea looks similar though!
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acidninjacake2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Hey, these are really ingenious. Almost like friendly little recon bugs, but with a sinister look that makes you think if they're friendly or not. The paint job you did on them is amazing though. But I do think, are those painted eyes? Or do you have LEDs in them? Because if not, perhaps you could put a little red one in there? Battery powered, as it'd make it kinda, come to life as it were. ^_^
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ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Well, thank you! That was the kind of character I wanted, like
"is this little thing friendly or will it eat my brains out?" :D

The eye is painted, and I think you're right.
A red led would bring him to life. I'll keep your advise for the next one..!
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acidninjacake2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Awesome! ^_^ Take a photo of it with less light, that'd be badass. lol.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Yep. I want to take an "action shot" in some kind of environment, anyway :D
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:iconacidninjacake2:
acidninjacake2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Cool! :D Maybe some kinda of marsh or something?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are awesome! How big are they?
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
It's only one, just two pics combined!
Imagine his eyeball is one inch in diameter :)
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!
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CandiceDionysus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
That is so totally awesome.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   General Artist
Merci :D
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