Well, it has been a while since I last posted (hopefully it will be worth it). This is the How to Train your DRAGON Sharkworm. This creature barely qualifies for a dragon, but it is one. They are seen in the book How to Speak Dragonese. They are a nasty breed of dragon. They search for two things with mindless perseverance: hot water and blood.
I tried to make a scene for this guy, but I ran out of blue pieces pretty quickly. This was a lot of fun to make. The scene depicts two vikings who have decided to beach their ship and cook a meal on the beach. This was a bad idea. The small of the blood in the meat and the heat of fire draws Sharkworms from miles around. Now the two brave Vikings fight for their lives (and their chicken).
Here are some pics of the dragon alone. This guy took quite a while to make. This was mostly because of his bizarre anatomy. a shark and a dragon. Personally I think that Cressida Cowell went a bit overboard on the freaky side at times.
They have a shark like tail which they use to swim at huge speeds. They are one of the most dangerous tidal class dragons. To the day, no one has ever trained a Sharkworm.
They have serrated dorsal fins. This makes them easy to distinguish from regular sharks. No they do not saw through ships.
Here is the head of the creature. It is sort of like a blunted hammerhead shark design. Again, I was trying to follow the book description, so if you think its a bit weird, feel free to say so.
Sharkworms have truly terrible jaws. They have an interesting mechanism. They have a front jaw and a reflex operated pack jaw deep within their mouth. This second jaw snaps onto the victim and pulls them in. The second jaws will even snap after a Sharkworm has been killed.
They do have wings and legs, so they can get out of water. They will climb onto ships. This gives them the nick-name of Pirate dragons. But they cannot breath air, so they usually return to the sea within ten or fifteen minutes. I tried to make some red behind the gills.
Oh yeah. This is the scene with no dragon. The vikings are probably a bit relieved. I tried to layer the sand and give it more texture.
Here is the dragon with his wings and legs tucked in. The dragons take this position while swimming. It took me a while to get a look I liked on the swimming position that could be easily rearranged into the standing position. Thankfully I do not have to break this dragon at all to pose him. The joints turned out fairly well.
Well here is just some finishing shots of the dragon. He is now pursuing a viking. Maybe someday I will build a bigger Viking ship. This shot is really just to show the size comparison with a minfig and a small boat.
Shark attack! Swim little viking, but you still don't have much of a chance. Oh well.
Thanks for viewing. The set has been fun to make. I really want to build a Gronckle next, but I may need more pieces to do so. If this dragon wasn't your favorite, I fully understand. He is a bit unorthodox. Still he is an httyd dragon, and that gives him merit.
Please rate and comment. Any advice would be great.
Not your best dragon, but it's still cool! It looks very much like a shark :). My only advice would have to be improving on wings and the tail. And also, it really seems that you're a real dragon fan!-I mean you have a dragon bed sheet/blanket! :)