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Ostrelephant Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:56635  
Name:Ostrelephant
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Nintendo
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:December 21, 2013
Base Figure:Modeled from scratch
Height:2.20 inches
Completion Time:8.00 hours
A bizarre combination of ostrich and elephant, these creatures can be encountered in Nintendo/Brownie Brown/HAL Laboratory's 2006 Mother 3 Gameboy Advance roleplaying video game. While said title was never officially released outside of Japan, the ROM received an English fan translation, courtesy of Starmen, in 2008. Ostrelephant [駝鳥象 (Dachou Zou), literally "Ostrich Elephant", in the original Japanese version] is just one example of the many strange animal amalgams that the game's protagonists will have to contend with throughout their adventures.

This particular critter has been on my "to make" list for quite a while, and the Comic Fusion II contest was the perfect excuse to "git 'er done". The Ostrelephant's design is simple, but brilliant--I've never even played the game it's from, but, the monster made a strong impression on me just browsing through Mother 3 sprite sheets. I like how the elephant's face looks malicious, but the ostrich is bored/indifferent--something tells me that the two of them seldom see eye-to-eye. The creature also seems like something that would show up in one of Winnie the Pooh's zany Heffalump and Woozle nightmares. This figurine was modeled, completely from scratch, in a couple of days, and finished with acrylic paint.


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Voting ends for the Comic Fusion II Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
NeCrollector - Sunday, January 5, 2014
I love this one! Quite a captivating and whimsical creature.
sanjuro04 - Saturday, January 4, 2014
That is one creepy creature..... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Frekki - Friday, January 3, 2014
This is awesome! I want to ride it!
Patraw - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I wouldn't trust a ride from this thing, I suspect that an Ostrelephant is exactly the kind of critter that would gallop off and then come to a screeching halt and fling you over a cliff at the earliest opportunity.

The hairs on the elephant's head are pretty delicate, so I wouldn't want to put a figure on those for fear of damaging them, but I imagine I could probably squeeze someone's legs around the neck/trunk area.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Friday, January 3, 2014
Beautiful creature, a wonderful mixed menagerie..though it reminds me of drawings from some Dr. Seuss books. Very well done!
Patraw - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Now that you mention it, I can sort of see the Dr. Seuss similiarities. The only elephant I can think of from Dr. Seuss is Horton from Horton hears a Who, but he did seem to be fond of drawing birds with long necks.
scorpio13 - Friday, January 3, 2014
pretty cool that u can sculpt and paint these in a couple of days.
VicVeinz - Thursday, January 2, 2014
First time ever seeing a something like this..very artistic & a conversation piece
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