Xanafalgue Madness!

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Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Patraw » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:49 pm

Xanafalgue

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Tumorous bipedal creatures that can be encountered in 1994's Phantasy Star IV: The End of The Millennium Sega Genesis/Megadrive roleplaying video game. The biomonsters Xanafalgue and Gicefalgue share the same game sprite but have different color schemes and statistics.

While arguably the weakest biomonster on all of Planet Motavia, its horrifying appearance and rapid reproduction make the Xanafalgue one of the most feared by the general populace. These organisms attack by discharging bolts of electricity from their tentacled maws (some biologists have hypothesized that the constant, undulating motion of said appendages somehow builds up the charge.) While a single shock is usually sufficient to kill smaller prey, such as rodents, a healthy human adult can usually weather several blasts from the creature before finally succumbing. Xanafalgues are spawned in great numbers by a larger biomonster, the Igglanova, via fission. It is not known if an Igglanova is the adult form of a Xanafalgue or if the Igglanova simply produces Xanafalgues as a defense mechanism. Similarly, Gicefalgues are created by Guilgenova.

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Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, wire twist ties, white glue, gloss nail polish, and acrylic paint.

Dimensions:
4.4 cm/1.7 in. x 3.7 cm/1.5 in. (widest point x highest point)

Time:
Two days; November 13 and 14, 2011.

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This particular figure was originally created specifically for a monochrome themed contest at Figure Realm. I had initially painted my Xanafalgue figure black, but that wasn't photographing well, so I redid it in a purple hue instead, which worked out a lot better, as far as being able to see the detail in the sculpt goes. Below are the images that I submitted to said challenge:

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For comparison/informational purposes, below are some relevant images:

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Xanafalgue cut scene artwork that appears during the party's first conversation with the Principal of Motavia Academy.

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The party spots a lone Xanafalgue, near the entrance to the Academy's basement, but the creature bolts before they can act.

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The party prepares to do battle with a pair of Xanafalgues in the basement beneath Piata's Academy.

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An Igglanova in the process of creating a second Xanafalgue, via fission.

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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Missagh » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:48 pm

Dude these pictures are going in the PS Cave archives! ****ing amazing!
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby augmentedfourth » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:49 pm

Wow! That's so cool!
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Black Sword » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:57 pm

My first instinct was to reach for a sword. Amazing work!
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Zucca » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:51 am

Wow.
Next time try some strange creatures from PSIII?
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Mono » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:28 pm

Incredible, delicate and well done!
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Haaiku » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:54 pm

This is amazing! Would you mind sharing your secrets on how to make one?
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Re: Xanafalgue Madness!

Postby Patraw » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:14 pm

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Haaiku: My figures are made out of papier mache, which mostly consists of newsprint strips and white glue. For the Xanafalgue, I started by making a wire armature in the shape of the legs, wrapped paper around that into the proper shapes, and then built up the bulbous body/head up from that. I also use a wood burner to do detail work on the rough sculpt.

Zucca: I've considered making some PS3 biomonsters/robots, but I haven't done so yet.
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