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 RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #15 on: Sep 01, 2010, 06:20 PM »
The Wookieepedia article on them says this:
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Ysalamiri sank their claws into the Olbio trees on which they lived and drew nutrients. It was very difficult to remove a ysalamir from its tree without killing it, although Talon Karrde's smugglers found a way, enabling Grand Admiral Thrawn to do it as well.

I take a lot of Creative license when writing the character of Agro (Spanner's pet Ysalamir, based on my Bearded Dragon of the same name).  Since I view any fan fiction (such as our character back stories and RP's) as parallel universes, like The Ultimate Marvel universe or the new Trek universe,  I feel that it allows me to add some depth to subjects i feel are lacking.  I have been keeping and breeding various reptiles for 20 years now, so I like to add a lot of touches from species I have observed into the character.  And - I wont lie to you - I also modify it to suit the needs of the story.

There is so litte written about them, and what there is is fairly inconsistant.  For instance, Thawn's didnt have any back legs, and the Wildlife of Star Wars: A field Guide clearly shows one around someones neck as a pet, but other sources show them with 4 legs, and say they cant leave the trees.  So I kinda combined the two with my hypothosis, that they need the trees to survive, and getting them off the tree can kill them, but they can detach and move freely if they chose to.

Anyhow, I think that tank will make a very cool pack, Johan, and I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #16 on: Sep 02, 2010, 12:49 AM »


i was planning on put a small (4 to 5 inches) lizard toy on a branch in this part of the pack, i was thinking it would be like a sort of cage for it, and the rest of the top would be various nobs and what not devoted to keeping it alive while the bottom would have a hose going to my gauntlet for a flame thrower.

some pictures i found of them:



the wookieepedia page about them says they're 50 cm (about 20 inches) on average and put out a bubble up to 10 meters in radius (about 33 feet), so i figured one about 4 to 5 inches long would put out a bubble of about 6 to 8 feet in radius, keeping me safe from any jedi.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #17 on: Sep 02, 2010, 07:27 AM »
It appears to have some conflicting info on the Wookieepedia page:

The first sentence under the Anatomy Section of the Wookieepedia page has them at 90-120 centimeters (3-4 feet, or about the size of the average iguana or Savanah Monitor), and infact, The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide confirms this longer length.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #18 on: Sep 02, 2010, 04:13 PM »
It appears to have some conflicting info on the Wookieepedia page:

The first sentence under the Anatomy Section of the Wookieepedia page has them at 90-120 centimeters (3-4 feet, or about the size of the average iguana or Savanah Monitor), and infact, The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide confirms this longer length.

thats what it says the grow up to, if you look to the right of that under the picture it says their average length is 0.5 meters

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #19 on: Sep 02, 2010, 05:50 PM »
I miss the times when there weren't any pictures of the little creatures.  I had always imagined them as more koala-esque creatures with a sad sort of ugly cuteness.  We used to use those clingy little koala backpacks at con to represent ysalamiri....we also used to throw koala plushies at jedi at cons to "take away their powers".  Before the pictures everyone "got" the joke.  One girl even yelled out "But I was using the force to hold my bladder!", crossed her legs and scurried off to the bathroom wailing comicly.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #20 on: Dec 06, 2010, 04:50 PM »
Hey, any new progress? I've actually started work on one for myself too, didn't know anyone else was working on these, other than my fellow clan member Thorfastr for his son.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #21 on: Dec 06, 2010, 10:15 PM »
certain space ship repairts have put me behind a bit, unfortunately

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #22 on: Dec 06, 2010, 10:22 PM »
certain space ship repairts have put me behind a bit, unfortunately
Bummer, I look forward to seeing further progress.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #23 on: Dec 06, 2010, 10:32 PM »
Bummer, I look forward to seeing further progress.

thank you, i do too, do you have a WIP up for yours?

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #24 on: Dec 06, 2010, 10:52 PM »
thank you, i do too, do you have a WIP up for yours?

Haha not yet, too lazy!  ;)

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #25 on: Feb 08, 2011, 09:51 PM »
ahem....PM sent. 

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #26 on: Mar 01, 2012, 05:00 PM »
Updates?
Hmmm...... Bearded Dragon, there's an idea, when the weathers nice enough my "Boba" can go trooping too ;)


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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #27 on: Mar 01, 2012, 11:14 PM »
Unfortunately i didnt have the time to work on this so i donated the pack to another merc

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #28 on: Mar 24, 2012, 11:58 PM »
Some Sandblasted grapevine would work excellently as a substitute for Olbio wood.  it is very strong, and light, and can be found at any good pet store in the reptile section.

I also plan on making an Ysalamir to carry with me, maybe using some puppetry to make his head move or his eyes blink.

I cant wait to see how this turns out.
Just do what I'm planning on doing- making a little porta-cage for a ferret, then attaching it to a backpack.  Ferret, ysalamiri, same thing...

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #29 on: Mar 25, 2012, 12:36 AM »
Ferret = furball
Ysalamiri = ball of scales

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