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Kaiju Revamp - Anguirus by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Anguirus by Bracey100
Next in the KR series we have from the Godzilla films, Anguirus! Anguirus is rather unique as he is a carnivorous ankylosaur who burrows. He is also primarily quadrapedal and is quite agile. Keeping all this in mind I steered away from the typical redesign for this guy which is heavy on the ankylosaur and instead went with the kaprosuchus or boar crocodile for my base model. The boar croc was a prehistoric croc with huge tusks that hunted on land by galloping after prey. So now my design is fast and agile. After that I included armadillo into the mix for a flexible shell (as Anguirus has been known to "stand up" to fight) and digging claws (which would also be good for close combat). Add in some ankylosaur spines and heavy club like tail (much more effective than his long skinny one). Lastly there is some rhinoceros plating for added protection along the flanks and we are done.

Some may note the length and direction of the spines on my version. To me this made more sense for a burrowing monster. Sure movie Anguirus has th raw power to burrow even with his oversized, jutting out everywhere spines but I think my design us more effective for moving forward through the earth...backing up would be a pain though, lol. I thought this guy would be boring to do as so many people have seemed to cover every other design possiblity for him. But thanks to the Boar Croc I think Ive hit upon something unique and it was certainly fun to do.
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MatoosaurusRex 1 day ago  New member
Your welcome :)
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MatoosaurusRex 2 days ago  New member
Yeah if plants were scarce... Look it up! :)
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Bracey100 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Cool I will. Thanks for the trivia.
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:iconmatoosaurusrex:
My anguirus is a omnivore like triceratops. Great drawing
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Bracey100 Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Triceratops ate meat and plants? And thanks for the compliment.
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TheManInTheFoxMask Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the agility concept. Now, there is one last thing for me to say:

:icongodzilla1972plz::iconsaysplz:Hey, Anguirus!
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Bracey100 Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Heh, like that last part.
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TheManInTheFoxMask Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That scene always gets me.
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randomemaster360 Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Nice revamp on one of my favorite kaijus. It has a very cool look and actually quit strong but also very mobile and yeah, that tail would do a much better job that Anguirus's original tail. And very interesting that you used Kaprosuchus as a base for him, a beast I always found a totally bad mean looking one ( I guess he also appeared in a ,,Primeval" episode, right ? ).
Still, really cool design !
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Bracey100 Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ive only seen the first 2 seasons of Primeval, I discovered Kapro in an issue of National Geographic. I wanted to get away from the ankylosaur look that others often go for with Anguirus and do something that I felt fit the spirit of him better. 
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