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pet cyborg 2 - unpainted by ariscene pet cyborg 2 - unpainted by ariscene
This is my next pet cyborg project.

The basic idea is that the translucent plastic components that electricians use to couple lots and lots of cables (how are they called, really?) look like spines. So, I took a couple I had picked up from a construction site and linked them to make the body of this centipede-like cyborg. I used about 60 steel needles to make it stable, and give it the bent shape I needed.

The rest is either salvaged toy parts or scratch-built components (and cables, and beads).

His name is CP-06, and he hates it.
He also hates it when people think he is a centipede :D
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:iconsweberra:
SweBerra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Cool and creepy :D
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Kataraxy Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm in love.
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   General Artist
:bounce:
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musicalbee2003 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's funny how a coat of paint is all it takes to jump genres from cyber- to steam-punk. Your cyborgs look cool either way.
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   General Artist
Great observation I must say ;)
Thanks!
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Formel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"the plastic components that electricians use to couple lots and lots of cables"
Electricians call those things "chocolate" in my country. Seriously. Very clever little creature, and it's so cute. Congrats on the DD on the finished product. :)
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Really?? I guess I can see the resemblance...
Thanks :)
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Alchina Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Love his multicolored feet! He could be unpainted and be an albino, or cave version, haha.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Hah, I love the cave version idea :D
Could be a deep sea version as well....
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
My god I want one!!
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Now you know how to make it ;)
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now it's just the matter of finding the materials and time to put it all together!
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FOXSUSENKO Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Clever man. Good idea to use terminal block connectors or whatever they are called in English. :lol: But I dunno how you colored it, it really looks like metal. Holds this plastic color well? :)
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Thank you, glad it looks like metal..!
At first it would actually flake...I had to use really good primer sprays for it to stick. But it stuck :D
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PeaceEatter Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Oh so smart.... :p
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
:D
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robotomize Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Ah ok I see it now. Dude you are a genius!!! I'll try to take regular pictures of my robots to show you.
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   General Artist
Haha, thanks for the kind words :D
Yes, please do!
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robotomize Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Is the centipede head a part for some other model kit?

I love how you added the tubes that run from the side of the centipede head.

Where are the centipede feet taken from?
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ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
The head is from a model kit, exactly..!
The legs I made myself out of plastic and wood
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robotomize Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
lol do you buy lots of model kits to cannibalise from?

It must be expensive I imagine.

I have been pulling parts off old computers & $1 toys.
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ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
"made in china" toys, old transformers and model kits, and stuff like that. Quite cheap :D
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robotomize Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I don't get a lot of model kits here going for cheap... most of them are at least $15.

I pull parts off matchbox cars which are 97 cents... some electronic parts off those blinking toys that are $1. I love getting these cheap blinking toys so I can get the switches and battery contacts, bulbs etc. Its way cheaper than buying it from the electronic store.
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ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
Cheap toys are a great source of parts...try looking for random stuff on flea markets too, you never know what you'll find..!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Well, tell him for me that I think he is awesome. :)
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ariscene Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   General Artist
I'll get the message through :D
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FrodoGoofball Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
nice!

the idea seems to be catching on [link]
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   General Artist
That is fantastic :D
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americanimengel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
OMG A GIANT CENTIPEDE!

:O

...

i'm just kidding CP-06... you know i love you!

^_^ oh, great work!
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au4u Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
XD he's cute <3
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SMB-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i pay you to make me a centipede. <3 this thing his amazing! <3 <3
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
:D
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional
You do very nice work
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:iconariscene:
ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's adorable! And the fact that the little guy has such a personality says fathoms about his creator ^_~ heehee

Nicely done!
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ariscene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
Oh, hehe...thanks! :D
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Arty2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Now that one I'd like to see crawling for real
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   General Artist
Me too Herc....but they don't teach us enough at school to do that :D
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LunglessArt Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Super sick! You're going to paint it? It looks pretty futuristic as it is
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   General Artist
I know what you mean, I like the current materials as well (especially the translucency).
But...it is going to be painted I'm afraid :)

I'd make him completely different otherwise!
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LunglessArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I see, just wondering :)
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Olovni Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you just gave me the greatest idea possible how to utilise my random electronical junk to make a spinebase for some of my sculpting projects. Thanks :D

As for the name of thos eplastick things, they're called clamps, or electrical cable clamps, we call them "Kleme"
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ariscene Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   General Artist
Thanks, I now know how to describe them by name :D
Glad you found it useful..!
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WilsonJpg Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
wow,cool
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