Saturday, November 5, 2011

Specimens

"Zelemihr" brings us this collection of specimens from a secret Miskatonic expedition to the Antarctic in the late 1800s.

Of the three I actually like the empty test tube the most. It's a simpler prop in a technical sense, but it adds something to the story established by the other two. That's not a trivial accomplishment.

9 comments:

Phil said...

Oh much better than the ones I came up with. I went a bit overboard on dirtying up the glass.

ArtSnark said...

cool

Alex Kaeda said...

A set of those in a transport case along the lines of
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k193/Schutze16/photo18-49-12.jpg
would be super impressive.

Hrm.

I might have to go over to the craft store later this week to look for test tubes and a wooden box.

TheRedneckScientist said...

I love the ageing on the paper labels, it's bang on.

Jason McKittrick said...

These look oddly familiar. http://fav.me/d38h419

Skeptical Beowulf said...

It's LOOSE!

Phil said...

Jason: Similar. But hey, thats where I got the idea for mine.

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/226/3/b/specimen_tube_3_by_herbertw-d46htab.jpg

Jason McKittrick said...

@Phil- You got your idea from mine too? Cool!

Phil said...

Jason: And a good idea it was too! Thanks for the inspiration.

I guess thats the problem when you're just starting out. You see so many cool ideas and techniques that you want to try them out yourself and you're a bit afraid to deviate too far from the original idea for fear of screwing it up. Thats especially if you're on a limited income like me and worry about wasting materials.
I freely admit that I've borrowed ideas from Prop, and MRX Designs, and I'm grateful that neither has been offended.