Monday, November 9, 2009

Subterranean

Here is a image of the freeze dried mole we have had 3-D scanned, I hope to have this thing rapid prototyped to gremlin like proportions quite soon. Moles, amongst the most subterranean of mammals have enormously enlarged clawed forefeet enabling the critter to virtually swim through porous soil at about a foot per minute. The grainless fur allows for easy movement backward or forward in tight burrows. A narrow pelvis helps facilitate an easy change in direction while underground, often by somersaulting withing its tunnels. I am really digging the detail of those claws seen on the left.

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