Oohhhh, this was cool. So I found a Kabutops figure on Etsy, 3D printing of it. I mixed some tissue paper and glue to clump overtop of the head, after rearranging the head to create ears, and doubling the length of the tail (I always pictured my tail dragging on the ground), and then covered the rough tissue paper with JB Weld (good ol' JB Weld) and smoothed it out with sandpaper, and it's come out amazing!
As of the present moment I am away from my paints, so the painting of the Kabutroid will wait a little bit, but at least we have the base figure now!
Base shape finished February 11, 2022