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The Unexpected Guest by Creature-Cave The Unexpected Guest by Creature-Cave
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Some very curious (and cautious!) Sussex hens investigating their rather large visitor.

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So back in November, my first project in Technical Arts and Special Effects was to upscale and replicate a small object that could fit in your hand. Naturally, I chose to do the hardest thing (which was a huge mistake at first on my part), a real chicken foot. Now, obtaining that is a whole other story...

Anyway, this is a replicated chicken foot, 10x larger-than-life. It is made up of a welded steel armature (so fun), chicken wire (haha...), mod roc (or plaster of Paris bandages), and modelling wax. I've learned a lot on this project, including a thousand different ways how NOT to make a giant chicken foot.

It weighs a total of 15kg (33 lbs), which is actually to scale, surprisingly enough. That wasn't planed, but it worked out in the end!

Enjoy!

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EDIT:
OH MY GOODNESS!! A DAILY DEVIATION! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

Seriously, thank you EVERYONE so very, very, very much! This is totally unexpected, and really brightened up my week! Thank you very much for ALL the favourites, watches, and kind comments! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

EDIT 2:
Sorry for the watermark, folks! I'm just a bit cautious. Thanks again for all the love!:D

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I am currently moulding and casting this foot in resin, and will be selling custom-painted chicken feet! If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact me for more details and information.
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The Unexpected Guest by tirevy ( Suggested by TealXUltimate and Featured by The-Build )
:icongundam019:
Gundam019 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Artist
hey how you make a giant chicken?
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
First, you need a giant egg. 
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:icongundam019:
Gundam019 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Artist
ooh ok
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xXBunnyRabbitXX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know this is about the giant foot, but you certainly have beautiful chickens!
XD sorry, crazy chicken lady, and i love the Sussex breed :3
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! Unfortunately, they're not mine:( I took these photos at a city farm here in London. But I do agree, Sussex chickens are so beautiful!
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:iconivyimagery:
ivyimagery Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is incredible!<3
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconneeko48:
Neeko48 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   General Artist
That's awesome! I love how the chicken is all like, "what the heck?!"
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!:) They sure were confused as hell!
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:iconsaeter:
Saeter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Ultra Mega Chicken.
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:iconnearahoshi:
NearaHoshi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
XD oh my god that is too funny! I love the chicken foot
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Cool work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!:D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconmaxwildcat:
maxwildcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
you wear a disguise to look like human guys but you're not a man, you're a chicken boo...
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:iconchickenzoo:
chickenzoo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
chicken wire lol
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Jurassic Cluck!
I cannot tell you how much I love this! 
I keep chickens and love just about everything about them.  I love how you posed your giant foot with real chickens!  Are they yours?

The detail is amazing too, you even got the random scaling on the legs.  You definitely deserved the DD!
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!! No, they're not mine. They belong to a small community farm. They were such lovely models! Thank you so much for your comment, as well as the favourite!
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chickenzoo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CHICKENS!!! THERE SOOOO CUTELlama Emoji 42 (Pinch Cheek) [V2] 
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:iconmiko-dono:
Miko-dono Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
My first thought: "Chocobo!"
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:iconbat-snake:
Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Chicken Boo =P
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:iconalisenokmice:
Alisenokmice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
WOW! It's really AMAGING thing *__*
Congratulations! ^___^
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!:D
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:iconjanematurin:
JaneMaturin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
It's amazing! Looks just like the real thing!
Maybe make the whole chiken? ;)
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! Haha that would be great!
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JaneMaturin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
^_^

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:iconalmostaustralian:
AlmostAustralian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You should make a table out of it... and sell it to me XD
Beautiful work and SO creative!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
It's funny you should say that! I have been thinking of casting it in resin and painting it like bronze or something, then turning it into a table! I just wasn't sure if it's worth it hahaha. 

Thanks again for your kind words!:)
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AlmostAustralian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I want to make a giant chicken foot! I'm weird enough that nobody would think twice if they walked into my house and saw a chicken foot side table. If you do it... definitely more pictures!!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Hehe absolutely!! 
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MADZchickenFreak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What did the little hens think of it?  ^^
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
They were terrified of it first; all crowding behind the only rooster. He was really defensive. But after the farmhand sprinkled feed all around it, they warmed up really fast. The rooster was extra adventurous, and tried to steal my keys from my pocket as I was taking photos!
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MADZchickenFreak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my!  What fun!    :D    It sounds like you have a pretty friendly rooster. 
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

interesting that it weighs the same to scale! proves their bones are very tough! comparably as tough as steel!

visually stunning, brilliant work.

:icontrippy-plz:

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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!!
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:iconbrigittovics:
Brigittovics Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is GREAT! And realistic... chickens got really confused :)
I love those nice hens too. And the rooster in the back!
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconpoldthedog:
PoldTheDog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
these chicken are cute and what is a big foot!:D
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:icondark-merchant:
Dark-Merchant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha they're like 'mommy?'
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:iconfluffybaseedit-chan:
FluffyBaseEdit-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Artist
I thought it was a real chicken foot.
Bravo~
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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FluffyBaseEdit-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Artist
Your welcome ^^Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1] Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1]
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Ileah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Those scales look like they were hard to make, but damn they look good.
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnamaki:
Namaki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would like to buy that foot :3
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Hehe I've thought of selling it. Although, it would be insane trying to ship it!
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:iconnamaki:
Namaki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would probably need a very box with lots of padding :0
Haha i wonder what the postal people might think if they had to open the package 
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gyngercookie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omfg I thought that was like some real bird!! XD lmao I was like "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT BIG??? Wait..... HOW SMALL ARE THOSE CHICKENS??" XD lol excellent work, definitely deserving of the DD :D
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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