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GRC4 entrant: The Robo Ostrich by Vedkarrtheunbroken GRC4 entrant: The Robo Ostrich by Vedkarrtheunbroken
Entry for Gringat's Repugnant Contest "Build the Robots"

When I went to edit this one, the pics were too dark to post. I spent some time cleaning it up, but I won't be doing this every time I post, because the process is long and tedious, and doesn't look too great.

The concept here is: reconnaissance drone optimized for speed. Equipped with two ocular cameras, and long powerful legs, this unit is perfectly suited for all kinds of recconaissance applications, and has often been weaponized for kamikaze missions.

The build has very simple construction on the inside, so I was able to build this in less than the maximum 300 pieces, but I must admit that the build has suffered in stability as a direct result.

After the contest I'll likely revisit a few parts of this MOC, and any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Very cool!
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat face.
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123-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's a nice birdie :D
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:iconvedkarrtheunbroken:
Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks
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123-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.

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ethan-k793 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
neat
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Writer
Dang, this is a great build!
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:iconvedkarrtheunbroken:
Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks
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:iconjeremyx2000:
JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Writer
Very welcome you are!
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warriorkt135 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.........................................................i wanna ride that so bad -U-
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree that you should revisit this MOC to improve what you can beyond the constraints of the contest, but visually I don't think it suffers that much. Its a robo Ostrich. Maybe some thicker more armored legs would help but since its a robot it can have hyper thin skeletal framed legs and it make sense.

The shaping of the body is immaculate! Bravo :clap: I like how the gold is kept isolated to the top part of the body, and the use of those round parts on the sides shapes it well. I get a real sense of motif since you used those with some other round spiky or jagged parts throughout its body. Its always nice seeing a theme or motif in a MOC. Its something I try to do in every MOC I make. You got a NPU with that gun part as the armor piece for its neck. Works brilliantly there. :D Overall its an awesome MOC and I hope you keep it around for a bit, and improve where you think you cna. :icongreatjobplz:
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Ostriches, as opposed to the build, have much longer necks and longer torsos. Ostrich legs are typically fairly thin, but with this set of proportions, the build looks alot more like a chocobo from Final Fantasy. (especially the head)

 

Oh, I love those round parts; they look good and don't even restrict the poseability!

The gold was meant to be a bit like a racing stripe (mere senseless detail for the sake of looking neat (that, and I have limited gold))

Yeah, i've been paying extra attention to detail and texture and the like, it's good to see that people notice :)

 

I'll definately be keeping this lil' feler for a while, at the very least i'll keep the head in case I want to use it again later.

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Rannok Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
looks pretty great man!
other than whats been said for the legs, everythings fine.
if you cant seem to fix the legs though, the torso could be shorter
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! and as said, I'll work on some thicker legs.
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Rannok Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ohnowait
i mean longer legs
forgot to say
the girth of the legs are fiiiiiiine
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GoldenArpeggio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Oh! Damn, totally forgot about that contest.

It looks even better from other directions. Oh, and it even has a tail! <3
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:meow:
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It needs thicker legs, but looks awsome
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'll see about fixing that, thanks!
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem
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