Alright, I’ve had this one in the works for the past 5 months. It’s time to write out the damned tutorial and post it. Especially since this is my Craft War entry for April.
My Chimeras are made from 2 Gazelles and 2 Lions from a $3 Jungle Animals pack I got from Walmart, and 2 Velociraptors from a Dinosaur bucket (also from Walmart).
I started by cutting the heads off of the Gazelles and the Raptors, and trimming down the horns of the gazelles.
The next step was using some Flexible Modeling Paste to hide the join points with a bushy mane.
All in All, I’m very pleased with the end results.
Interestingly enough, Dave O’Gara from Miniature Mashup did a video on how to make a Chimera, using similar methods.