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Fish Walker Machine Statue 2 by buildersstudio Fish Walker Machine Statue 2 by buildersstudio
BIG FISH Walker Biped ExAqua Exploratory Copper Machine Vehicle All Wood Replica Statue

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What do the intelligent creatures (ahem... people, even if they are actually fish) of the sea do when they want to explore terra firma? Use their latest Bipdelal ExAqua Walkers of course! These self contained aquariums on legs will be popping out of Earth's oceans by the millions over the next couple of years!

These very sturdy walkers (hey, how do those land animals balance anyway!) are made with powerful mechanical legs with a foot and ankle system that has MANY joints as well as overall a broad stance. A "fish eye" domed front view port allows for a wide angle of visual exploration (through which can be seen a few of the controls including those for the feet as well as the fish pilot if you look VERY carefully). A top hatch allows for entry and exit (under water). A small fish tail rudder, is, well, normal, is it not?

Two small nostrils above the dome allow for the intake of dry air to be mixed with the internal watery environment. The poweful, jaw like hand grabber below has a very long arm, along with six fingers and two thunbs (why on Earth would you need ten digits between two hands? Humans...). Connected to this is a strong spot light. Sensors abound inside this marvel of ichthylogical machinery made from spun copper, a supmarine (above water) vehicle taller than a man and ready for action!

The head of the wood pilot inside IS a bit hard to see but IS in there and CAN be seen! It's pretty big at about 5" high by 6" long by 3 1/2" wide (2 1/2 centimeters to an inch)!

Made almost 100% from wood (sometimes with tiny amounts of other things) I paint and / or finish these with dark undertones and shading to highlight the details and then use layers of metallic and / or other coloring and finishes, making sure a lot of details shine through, often even the wood grain despite high tech themes. They maintain an often retro, sometimes even rustic look and feel to them, like an "olde worlde" toy or something (some more so than others).
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Given 2008-03-23
Fish Walker Machine Statue 2 is a wooden sculpture by ~buildersstudio It's a very imaginative and whimsical concept with great detail and a superb finish, a really unique exploratory vehicle. Make sure to check the rest of this deviants gallery for more fantastic creations! ( Suggested by cl2007 and Featured by Myana )
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allegrettoind Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student
Oh, amazing!
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:icondarkowl85:
darkowl85 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
amazing
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:icondreamhunters:
dreamhunters Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
this is how Nemo and the fish world is going to take over the world....
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:iconjan3ll3:
jan3ll3 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
this is just great...wood really looks like bronze casting.... awesome (: <3
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MesolimbicArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
hahah great. The concept is the best
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gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I love the idea of a fish equivalent of our ROVER submersible. Only, this would be a surfisable I suppose.
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:iconthealmightypillock:
TheAlmightyPillock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Your as good a storyteller as you are an artist :)
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XxStone-HeartxX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Futurama right?
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:iconsquiglemonster:
squiglemonster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! What a deserving DD... :heart:
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:iconbuildersstudio:
buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
YEs, coll to be on the same wavelength! Your's is for the domestic, mine, the oceanic!

Pete
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:iconbrynnmetheney:
BrynnMetheney Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
OMG I need one! :omg: hey you should look at my Character Splodie [link] .....maybe we were on the same wavelength ;p

Gorgeous work!...I might need to buy one!!
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:iconhannahchapman:
HannahChapman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: how very gorgeous!!!
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:iconarnos-roth:
Arnos-Roth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Nice! I'd buy one =)
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:iconbltsalade:
BLTsalade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
NICE
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:iconswordfishll:
swordfishll Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
I saw something like this in futurama lol an invention of a fish suit in which they can walk on earth
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:iconbuildersstudio:
buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
I've watched futurama but certainly not all the episodes... would love to this that one!

Pete
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:iconorigin-ing:
origin-ing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
It's the Reverse Scuba Suit on Futurama.

This is very nice.
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:iconorigin-ing:
origin-ing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
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Nick-the-Sushi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Everyone run! The fish have learned the human way! Everyone to the bunkers before WE are made into Human Sandwhiches sold at a fish food shop called 'Moby Humans'! RUN!!!
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Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
i could buy that
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:iconbuildersstudio:
buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Be my guest!

Pete
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:iconpipe182motas:
Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
could, not will :P
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blasticore Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
I second the motion of awesome.
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:iconzackgol:
zackgol Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool.
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:iconeastsidebro:
Eastsidebro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Great, What will be next, it amazes me what people can come up with.
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buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
I have walkers coming up that will continue the "tradition..."

Pete
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:iconeastsidebro:
Eastsidebro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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Liquid-Purple Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008   Photographer
My god.... That's so.... Wow....
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angstmonkey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
whats the bubble made of?
awesome work btw, i couldnt believe it was wood at first
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:iconbuildersstudio:
buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
The bubble dome is acrylic (read plexi)...

Pete
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:iconminhata:
minhata Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Student General Artist
me ish a fish. miss fish needs one.
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goobster013 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
pretty shweet!
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:iconstupics:
Stupics Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Wows. The chicken-esque legs are what won me over, but so did the head and arm. Well done!
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:iconnewm:
Newm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
simply amazing!
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:iconhp-mcdoogle:
HP-McDoogle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah this reminds me of 2 things.

The Fish walker from Futurama, and the Sk Cannon from The legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess!
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BantaInc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Futurama?
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PsychoactiveTV Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
That is wicked cool :D
Fish travelling to explore the land in little exploratory robots.
Awesome, love it.
:heart:
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:iconcurtition:
curtition Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
hehe very cool! :D

:love: tradicional art.
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:iconrobinism:
robinism Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
awesome :clap:
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:icontakeshi03:
takeshi03 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Very nice concept.
:+fav:
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:iconminus2pi:
minus2pi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
great concept! i love the explanation you give, as well as the idea of fish exploring land in this thing!
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:iconnewyorknaomi:
NewYorkNaomi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Wow, nice!
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
How fun! Great story to go with it, too! Congrats on a well-earned DD.
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minami63 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008   General Artist
Holy Futurama! Professor Wernstrom?

Congrats on the DD! This is truly awesome!
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altergromit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!! :clap: :nod:
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:iconlapurr:
LaPurr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Congrats on the DD! :clap:

This is really cool and very retro...like something from a comic book but better. Original and interesting work.
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:iconbuildersstudio:
buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Well, thanks all!

I just finished a mini, about 1/3 the size (only a couple of inches high or so...)

Pete
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TheGirlsAuntie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
how cool!!!
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:icondanwalters:
danwalters Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
hello

like your work.

check out [link]

lumberjocks

great place for woodworkers to surf

regards
dan
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:iconcl2007:
cl2007 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
excellent concept and execution... love the finish!
:D
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