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"Houston, We have a problem..." 2012 Mocathon
About this creation
Team: "A MOCtley Crew"
Category:
19. Houston, We Have a Problem
These famous words must be illustrated through your creation. Not too much rules for this one, just make sure you can tie it in with the phrase.

Mocathon

This scene depicts an American astronaut landing on Mars. This is the first time anyone has been to mars... but when he gets there he realizes he isn't the first one to come here. Sticking out of the ground on a far off hill is the Russian flag. Unknown to America, Russia secretly had been trying to beat us to Mars ever since they lost the space race to the moon. They don't know it yet, but they just started up the race again...

The landscape... or maybe Marscape...

This terrain technique is new to me, but it was really fun to build.



The spaceman. This took me the longest out of the whole build. I like how it turned out. I know it isn't perfect, but for a first time doing this scale I think it isn't too shabby.











The best part is he is flexible and can be put in many poses, just like an action figure. This is only one of the many different poses he can do.

Thanks for viewing,
Ben



Comments

 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
Very nice work - the rockwork is top notch! Amusing backstory too. ;)
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
Fantastic job Ben! Keep up the superb work=)
 I made it 
  March 7, 2012
Quoting Jeff Lee I wonder what Brian K would think of this.....
Who is that?
 I like it 
  March 7, 2012
I wonder what Brian K would think of this.....
  March 7, 2012
Very nice technique on the rock work. For the figure, while the flexibility is nice, I might have opted to eliminate the joints in our space dude. There are a few proportional problems with him and the joints in particular, interfere with that bulky quality we've come to associate with current space suit designs. Score of 3.
 I made it 
  March 7, 2012
Quoting Ian Spacek Love the landscape...err...moonscape!
Actually its Marscape.
 I like it 
  March 7, 2012
Love the landscape...err...moonscape!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Nice MOC
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Great job on the landscape, but the astronaut needs to be fleshed out a bit more. Score= 3
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Hahahaha, I love how the astronaut has that sort of sad look there holding his flag. Love it!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Very nice!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
It's Mars.....man, was I out of it yesterday. That landscape is sweet!
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  March 6, 2012
Almost a three from me but enough to pull out the 4 pointer. ~ Chris.
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  March 6, 2012
WOOW, just incredible, how you did the whole MOC! The stars are amazing and the red rocks are perfectly detailed!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
not bad at all really cool
 I made it 
  March 6, 2012
Thanks for the comments everyone!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
There is just one word to describe this; Beautiful.....
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Very nice work!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
This is great. That mars landscaping is beautiful. That first image is pure gold.
  March 6, 2012
Score = 4
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Great idea. That would be a problem. XD
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Great concept and cool build! And you're right, that WOULD be a problem... Well done!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
I love the flexibility! Nice build!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
This should win. And thats it. After looking at the first pic, I took me a minute but then I saw the Russian Flag! I would really call that a problem. Anyways, the main thing is the astronaut. He looks, well skinny. True, the trip to Mars would take a few months, but even so, he could do well from a pizza or two. The space suit looks like the ones Nasa is planning to use on the future. Overall, excellent, and you will be part of my *long* list of faves.
 I made it 
  March 5, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator I'm trying to find the right words to describe this... uhmmm... Gorgeous?! Anywho... me likey! Following your team's progress, I will be... lotsa luck! :)
Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
I'm trying to find the right words to describe this... uhmmm... Gorgeous?! Anywho... me likey! Following your team's progress, I will be... lotsa luck! :)
 I made it 
  March 5, 2012
Quoting Blake Baer Mr. King, to say that I "really like" the landscape would be an understatement. It is drop-dead gorgeous. The astronaut however, could use some work. Score: scraped up a 4
Thank you so much! I agree the astronaut is... well, he could use some work.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Mr. King, to say that I "really like" the landscape would be an understatement. It is drop-dead gorgeous. The astronaut however, could use some work. Score: scraped up a 4
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Amazing job, Ben! Absolutely lovely landscaping; I personally think you nailed this category! Go Moctley crew!!!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
this is just great! the detail is superb!
 I made it 
  March 5, 2012
Quoting Mister Bones Hmmm.....since the Americans landed on the moon in the late 60's, the flag should be the USSR, not the Russian Federation. Good build, your score = 3
Well, since this is in the future and we haven't landed on mars yet the flag should be the russian federation.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
I like your figure.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Very cool scene!
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  March 5, 2012
Stunning! At first, I thought the pictures were edited. You have improved a great deal! Well done! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Hmmm.....since the Americans landed on the moon in the late 60's, the flag should be the USSR, not the Russian Federation. Good build, your score = 3
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Earth wouldn't be that big or clear from Mars. That aside, this is clever. I laughed when I finally realized the problem. (I didn't read your story right away)
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Ha ha, nicely executed! Looks like the only aliens they've encountered were from their own planet.
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  March 5, 2012
Haha, the americans sure won't like the russians being first :P This is really good, especially the astronaut. !! don't forget the links !!!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Very nice! The Martian landscape is great.
 
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