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Scootaloo riding a cloudsweeper! by PrototypeSpaceMonkey Scootaloo riding a cloudsweeper! by PrototypeSpaceMonkey
Scootaloo on a cloudsweeper! All your arguments are invalid!

So I was playing me some Ni no Kuni a few weeks back and I was REALY hoping I would get to fly one of these bad boys! Unfortunately, I never got to. All I got was a sweet-ass car and a giant flying reptile. That's cool too, I guess. Dragons are cool. But they don't have machine guns. Well, technically I suppose they have flamethrowers, but you know what I mean. I really wanted a cloudsweeper. And then (my head being full of ponies) I thought, you know who ELSE would realy like a cloudsweeper? Scootaloo. Nay, she NEEDS a cloud sweeper. This needs to happen, and by Celestia, I have to be the one to do it!

It's sculpted entirely from the cheap modeling paste they sell at my local Action (supermarket chain) It seems to be made out of chalk, paper pulp, sawdust, glue and Celestia only knows what else. I've taken to calling it "The Stuff"
I sprayed the sweeper with black and gold paint, painted everything else by hand with acrylic.

The sheet aluminium parts are sculpted from The Stuff covered by brushed heavy-duty aluminium duct tape. (The actual aluminium tape used for securing air ducts! Not to be confused with DUCK TAPE, the ever popular all-purpose gray tape named for its COTTON DUCK reinforcement! It's a completely different kind of tape! Seriously people, this is a pet peeve of mine! Stahp calling it duct tape! If a ducting professional saw you using it to fix an air duct, he would scoff at you. SCOFF, I tell you! [link] )

The canvas part of the wings is just the dirty old rag I used in my garage. I loved how dirty and oily it was. Teh SUPER steampunx, yo!

The Base is just a big old rock covered in The Stuff.
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uBrosis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Looks great! :)
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
......I really need to learn how to sculpt these.
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who to I make the check out to? Seriously, this is amazing!
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DuvessaRaven Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
TAKE MY MONEY!
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gwalla Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
It's covered in The Stuff? :fear:
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
This looks incredible. I'm amazed you modeled so many different kinds of shapes and textures from the same generic stuff. Elegant, beautiful, a great sense of motion. It definitely earns its spot as an EQD craft header.
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banjo289 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
what the *buy some apples* is a cloudsweeper?!
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:iconprototypespacemonkey:
From the game Ni no Kuni. Cloudsweepers are a kind of technomagical broomstick for non-wizards. (or those wizards looking for a little more firepower in their brooms)

you can see them in this cutscene, at around the 1:00 mark: [link]
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banjo289 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
i've never heard of ni no kuni
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PrototypeSpaceMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Great old-school JRPG by Level-5 (the Dragon Quest guys) and Studio Ghibli (the Totoro guys) It's an underappreciated masterpiece, if you ask me.
Keep an eye on the PS3 bargain bins for this one.
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