Months ago, I posted about the value of rust monsters. I don't have any, so I decided I'd make some. :)
I started with 5 ankylosaurus toys. They were $0.59 each.
Using a hand drill, I made some holes in their shoulders. I know that "real" rust monsters have feelers on their faces. I didn't want to ruin the faces, so I went with more of a "displacer beast" mode, where the feelers are tentacles growing out of the shoulders.
I used 2-part epoxy to hold the copper wire in. Then I used epoxy putty to make their tail. I also wanted each one to look differently, so I added some embellishments to their armor.
I made loops on the ends of their feelers/tentacles and formed some putty around them.
When they are dry, I spray painted them black then dry brushed them with rusty orange. Yellow highlights finished them off.
This guy isn't going to have armor and weapons for very long...