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Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Caramell, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Caramell

    Caramell Arachnosquire

    I took my love of sewing and tarantulas and made this:

    Its legs, pedipals, and chelicerae are posable, thanks to a wire frame:

    Pen for size comparison:

    And I made threads come out of the spinnerets as if it were silk:

    I tried to make it as anatomically correct as I could without making it too difficult for myself. I did this all by hand and not a machine, so it was very time consuming.
    It is modelled after a terrestrial T, and I'm planning to paint it with the colors of a certain species, so I am looking for suggestions.:)
  2. I think your T is gravid!{D Good look raising stuffed slings!!;)
  3. lol. good job, looks great! :clap:
  4. violentblossom

    violentblossom Arachnoknight

    That's adorable! I'd buy the hell out of one! Way to go, can't wait to see the colors.
  5. dukegarda

    dukegarda Arachnobaron

    Cute. {D

    Is it a particularly defensive species? Looks terrestrial. Are those it's adult colors? :D
  6. Skullptor

    Skullptor Arachnobaron

  7. bakaichi

    bakaichi Arachnoknight

    haha omg i want one tooo

    i acutally made something similar before with those fuzzy wires hehe

    but the one u made looks awsome
  8. thats great, i bet if u made enuff of them u could get some people to buy them, of course with time and material its probably not cheap. probably cost as much as a real T to ship lmao.
  9. Me 3

    I want one two. I can't sew for anything in the world. I'd def buy one or two.
  10. blix

    blix Arachnosquire

  11. violentblossom

    violentblossom Arachnoknight

    Ooooh, my vote is for C. Elegans.
  12. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    That's awsome! :D

    But if you painted it, wouldn't the paint crack when you posed it? :?
  13. Caramell

    Caramell Arachnosquire

    If I put a thin layer of acrylic paint on, it won't crack. And I don't plan on moving it around that much.
  14. Spider-Spazz

    Spider-Spazz Arachnobaron

  15. arrowhd

    arrowhd Arachnolord Old Timer

    Nicely done. That must have been a lot of work.
  16. zes

    zes Arachnosquire

    its awesome, I sew too but there is no way I can make that :clap:
    Maybe instead of acrylic you can try dyes? Some good fabric paint would probably work better than acrylic and you won't need to worry about paint cracking or tearing =)
  17. Dyon

    Dyon Arachnosquire

    Looks very nice, good job :D
  18. Tapahtyn

    Tapahtyn Arachnobaron

    I would soooo buy one from you!!! Let me know if you'd like to make another

    SCORPIONNOOB Arachnoknight

    AWESOME!! Now.... what species shall you color it?! Better take a poll! I vote... P.metallica or any kind of pokie! :wicked:
  20. s__i__v

    s__i__v Arachnosquire

    My Wife would like one as well!! You could very easily sell those to many people on here! If you ever make more please let all of us know!