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Beneathicle Porting Help

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I seem to have fixed animations, but must've changed something in the .QC file.
Crowbar says 'Line 13 is incomplete', meanwhile line 13 in the .qc is blank and never had anything in it.
As I said, I'm fairly new to compiling and wouldn't mind a bit of help, if anybody knows how to resolve this.
I'm trying to port the Beneathicles (underwater barnacles) from Black Mesa's Xen demo, but I'm also encountering some problems. I'm new to compiling, so I'd like a bit of help with the final steps.
So far I've decompiled the original model using Crowbar 0.62, opened it in Blender, renamed a few animations to fit the original Barnacle model and flipped it around, so it points downwards. Then, I created all the necessary files for compiling the model back, such as the .qc file, which I did by editing the original barnacle's .qc and after fixing some problems within the text files, finally compiled the model.
When opening in HLMV, the model appears to still be pointing upwards. From that point on, I've tried to rotate the model in Blender in so many different ways, but no matter what I do, the model is either pointing upwards and when it is rotated how I want it to - the bones tend to break.
Any people here with a better knowledge of compiling to help me out?

Here's the Blender view:

The animations work well.

View of compiled model from Noesis:

And it's even worse in HLMV, especially with animations:

Any kind of advise would be greatly appreciated.


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    Idk how different the bones are from the regular Barnacle but if they're close enough, you could swap the skeletons around and give it the barnacle animations? I'm probably not the best one to offer advice but that's something I would try.
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    It usually means something before line 13 has something wrong with it, but without the QC to look at, it's hard to know for sure.
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