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Insects MOD (Discussion & unit preview)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Supa, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    I was talking about the Living ones :p

    .... But that gives me an idea for an Arachnid Naval unit: the Horseshoe Crab (the direct descendants of said Paleozoic Sea Scorpions).... Also larger than any of thier land-based cousins, but not as big as their forbearers.
     
  2. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    The arachnid Battleship equivilant? :D

    that's a HUGE scorpion, 2 metres...
     
  3. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Well, the 2M giants have been extinct for several hundred million years, however, their descendants, the Horseshoe Crabs, can reach up to 3 Ft in length (including tail) and up to 1.5 ft accross the carapace....
     
  4. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    Wow, someone has to make that camel spider, it really does look like it came straight from hell! This thread is so educational :)
     
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    Ive seen Horseshoe Crabs longer than that, but skinnier, maybe a different kind?...they were only 6-8 inches wide, but like 2.5 feet (without tail)...Ive never seen a live one, but the dead husks washed up on the beach all the time, and we would take em to shop class, and varnish them...sold em at fund raisers as ash trays...

    they didnt have the tail tho...only a shell...
     
  6. Supa

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  7. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    I was on that page a minute ago :)
     
  8. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    This is a new ant #1

    I have been watching the drawings of Granvil and 'the revolution of the insects', and thinking of the old french stereotypal association of the ants with the english :p
     

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  9. Supa

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    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Horseshoe Crabs do indeed have a tail.... Here's a pic of one belonging to the species found along the Atlantic Seaboard:
     
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    yep...thats them...the ones I usually found were skinnier tho...I can only assume the tails were gone due to decomposition...all the ones I ever found were dead...just the outter shell part...

    is that thing a stinger?...
     
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    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    If you just found outer shells, I'd say they were simply shed when the animals molted.
     
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    possible...I didnt know they did that either...

    this is in fact a very educational thread
     
  14. Gojira54

    Gojira54 The folly of Man

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    How did I miss this thread earlier? I LOVE IT!:goodjob:

    Supa, you do know I will most likely be scavenging some of your units for Godzilla, right?

    Would you be using the Mothra model in this mod? Also, if you make the larval Mothr it would fit in both mods as well...
     
  15. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Next your going to tell Supa to make Rebirth Mothra, Super Rebirth Mothra, and Eternal Mothra, and..wait...Aqua Mothra too..:)
     
  16. Supa

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    Amesjustin: Well, when I was talking about "Them!", I was thinking about you ;-) I probably won't use Mothra in this mod.

    SoG: You know, I already thought about making a second Mothra, probably the Eternal. But it's not on my immediate to-do list.
     
  17. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Can you please please release the bugs, at least the giant bee and ant(maybe as a teaser)..
     
  18. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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    hey there is some beetles I have for poser. Do you want me to make some for your mod? Or are beetles not needed?
    I can also make some leaderheads
     
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    SoG > I've planned to release some of them periodically when the MOD will be finished, like R8FXT did for Anno Domini. Why, do you need them for a specific project ?

    ShiroKobbure > I've currently no use for a beetle but thanks for the proposition. For the LHs, if you've got some good models, I'd be happy to see the result. If not, no sweat, I could probably do some myself. :)

    I need unit ideas for the Bee civ. Beside the unit you saw and the Queen, I've got nothing.
     
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    ... Killer bees :evil:
     

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