This is essentially a tablescrap creation. I am pleased with the body and form but not the head so much. I am currently dismantling most of my mocs so I can start all over again. Whilst taking my prancing horse apart I noticed that the hind legs resembled a large cat. Bingo – inspiration struck, and with the remaining pieces (plus a few extras) I built this.
About this creation
The Black Panther is one of my favourite animals so I hope you like it too. :D
Amazingly stunning! For a table scrap, it is actually well done and thought out! It is very sleek and realistic looking! I have to go now, so I have one more thing to say.....*pause for affect*..... KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Joost, great to hear from you. Congrats on your news :D. Enjoy fatherhood (again) and Slalom, Lego can wait :D. Yeah I built this with snot for an experiment (my other animals are studs up). The rear end does need smoothing off. Talk soon my Friend, I hope.
Hi Joe, hope you are well. I'm not on the pages that much these days, the slalom season is incredibly busy. Not much hope for improvement, as I've to build a complete new car, and!!!! I'm turning dad again! (ok, half of decembre, you're one of the first to hear) Not completely as planned, but hey, welcome off course. Now: the build : I am so jealous how you achieve those great builds in every subject you take on. Myself, I stick to cars for now. The panther is fantastic, and for sure in 3/4 front view. The last pic is one to keep in a frame! One little teeny weeny, small point of criticism: the rear just could look perfect if you didn't made the body "studs in one direction" . (legs are perfect, though) . I wish you great lego-times, my friend, I hope I can find some time to do some of my lego projects soon.
Nature certainly seems to be a popular theme lately, but this is a good one. You got the difficult feline body shape well designed, but the face doesn't seem very feline to me. The tail also looks good.
Oh I get it. I am not sure. I purposely over expose my photos (especially black creations) and I try and have the sun/light coming from a slight angle (not directly from behind), so my shadow is not cast over the moc. A few months ago I was using an old camera (when my PowerShot G9 was being fixed) and it was winter (very poor light conditions in the UK). The bi-product of mocing is that your photography skills improve too I suppose (and hope). Thanks for the interest Gabor, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. :D
You definately got the feline shape in there! Love the body and tail, the head looks a little strange though, can't quite put my finger on it, in fact I wouldn't dare put my finger near it, it would probably bite it off lol. I too am loving the last photo, don't mess with Cyber angel! Really nice Panther Joseph!
Thanks for your support Nick and Nils :D. The head is my least favourite bit too. I tried several different designs but this was the best I could come up with. I even tried to incorporate an open mouth with teeth but it was way too big.
The body of this cat looks really cool, especially for a "table scrap" MOC. The head is already looking good, but in my opinion not as good as the rest. So if you didn't dismantle it, yet, you could give the head a small rework ;-)) Well done, so far (4/5) :-))