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Megalania. Queensland Museum. by Swordlord3d Megalania. Queensland Museum. by Swordlord3d
Megalania 3D model made for Lost Creatures exhibition at Queensland Museum. 
Supervised by Scott Hocknull 
and finally textured by Andrey Atuchin.
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SilverTheSerperior Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
looks more like a kommodo dragon but in other words looks epic 
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FictionalOmniverse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lol that's what it basically was.....it was the ancestor. ~Beyonder
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SilverTheSerperior Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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FictionalOmniverse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. ~Beyonder
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SilverTheSerperior Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
;3
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FictionalOmniverse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
O.o ~Beyonder
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SilverTheSerperior Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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X-StreamChaos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
This actually looks like a real megalania, but shouldn't the tail be longer and more whip-like?
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
The larger lizards get, the shorter their tails are relative to the body, compare a lace monitor to a komodo dragon, or a water skink to a blue-tongue. Similarly, Megalania may have even had a shorter tail than in this picture, the reconstructed skeleton in Melbourne has a very short tail.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
V. komodoensis seems to be an outlier in terms of tail shape among giant monitors, however.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes, but lace monitors and papuan monitors are tree climbers, asian water monitors swim, and Perenties are fast runners, they all have a reason for a long tail. But megalania is in many sways like a giant komodo dragon, 5 to 6 meters at most, according to Scott Hocknull. At this size, having an enormous tail would be a burden, most likely its tail was proportionally like that of a komodo dragon, or even shorter.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Considering monitor lizards in general are fast runners I'm not so sure about the fact V. priscus has no reason for a long tail....
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Swordlord3d Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
This is camera effect. In reality the tail is a little bit longer and thinner. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Ok
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FeysalAnthonyNair Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holly wow awesome work! those scales... Epic!
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well made, my friend;)
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I really can't stress how great this is. Almost every depiction of Varanus priscus shows a lipless snaggle-toothed monster rather than what the animal really was; a huge varanid. I'd go so far as to say this is probably the most realistic rendition of this animal anywhere.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Despite the fact I tried to make it look like a varanid, my depiction still has visible teeth (although the mouth is at least open and lips are there)
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joel3d Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I love this! maybe a bit uniform, but still, wow!!!
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Swordlord3d Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Varanus are uniform ) I used 3d-scanned lizard for making this skin. As a reference, I mean
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joel3d Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I see, my mistake. Very well done!
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Swordlord3d Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Love your work too!
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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