Toxic Trapperfang . . Well this dragon is the product of a competition between myself and a builder know (currently) as Bluestar. It has been a lot of fun to make. I am really glad to finally introduce a green dragon to my line up. Sadly this dragon is NOT from How To Train Your DRAGON (shocking I know), but there is a dragon who very slightly resembles it called a Stickyworm, but even that dragon is only barely described in the books. Well enough with the intro. Here is the dragon.
The scene tells a sort of story. It is a clear demonstration of how the Trapperfang traps its meals. It dwells deep in caves and collects tiny amounts of gold throughout its lifetime. This gold is then piled in a convenient place.
The dragon will then wait for legend and lore to spread of the hidden treasure. It will let smaller individuals actually even take small amounts. This then leads to great commotion in surrounding villages. Before long big, burley, succulent, wonderful warriors start looking for the treasure.
When they find it, it is far to late to escape.
The dragon has two forms of eating. It will first cover its victim in sticky web. Once they are immobilized, the dragon will either swallow them whole, or drain the vital fluids from their bodies. The dragon is a sort of mix between the nastiest parts of snakes and spiders.
The web is not only sticky, it is toxic. Like the venom in the dragon's fangs, the webbing causes severe numbing. Before long the victim collapses from the inability to use his legs. Fortunately for the victim, he is completely numb to what follows afterwards.
Here is a really nice shot of the Toxic Trapperfang's body. The lack legs, but they can fly quite well when they leave their cavernous homes.
Here is a good picture of the Tapperfang's greatest weapon: Its tail. It is swollen at the end. Contrary to popular belief, the Trapperfang does not have a stinger at the end of its tail. The point is used tho guide the web that is ejected from spinnerets. It can sling this web around with deadly accuracy. It is a sticky whip of death. One flick results in gradual numbing of both body and mind.
And here is the end result of this one viking's foolish greed. He has swallowed the bait, and now the Toxic Trapperfang has reeled him in.
His greedy thoughts have all transformed into absolute terror. The creature eyes him with hideous pleasure with its huge lidless eyes.
Here are some pictures of the scene with no viking and no dragon. You can clearly see the venomous webbing hanging from the wall. Also, I want to add some extra images of the treasure. Was that worth it?
Now for just the dragon. I really liked the arched back design. This creature was built mostly from a big green vehicle, ironically. I learned once agin how great lego was. I took a car and some space ships, and got a dragon. The rest of the shots will just be some detail shots. I will show the wings, back and head. The head has two spider-like fangs that stick out even when the mouth of the dragon is open. It also has a forked tongue.
I really like the standing position. I was really surprised to see the model able to do this. It makes for a great desk decoration. When the dragons do come into a conflict, they will often stand like this so as to be out of harms reach. The have hard exoskeleton armor (Another nasty spidery bit).
Well thanks for viewing. Good luck Bluestar. I am certain your creation will be amazing. Judges, I certainly hope you have liked this dragon. I know he is a bit bizarre, but I sort of like working out of the box. Please rate and comment. Thanks again!