4882 Sea lobster
After making the Coral Cruiser I realized that with the twin tails it should not be that hard to convert it to the front side and make twin claws. It would force me to let go of four large curved pieces that I often use to cover up the main body. So I knew I had to use the remaining parts effectively. As I had a good idea of how I wanted to do the claws and how they were attached to the head I started with that. What remained would be used for the body. As the head it of a decent size and I didn't want to reduce it, it meant that I had to make some choices on the proverbial legs. I decided it was just for the imagination and that the body would just be a submersible with the legs just regular fixed extensions. As the available parts were limited the design resembled the Coral Cruiser, with some small modifications. Some improvisation was required to fill up the body and the result looks quite decent. I am especially satisfied about the head and the front shell which look quite convincing (if you have enough imagination as I do). It even has a kind of beak that looks like a mouth. The model is far from perfect, compared to some other creature models I did before, but it does the job well enough and I am happy enough with a decent approximation. Most important is that it looks good because that is where lies the charm.
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