The inspiration for this guy, began with the head. The upper part of the head actually hinges open to reveal his face - so he's a bit like a knight in armour. The shiny black plating made me think of the chitinous armour of a beetle, thus he became "The Scarab Lord" (although I did consider calling him Ringo Star)
The body was a real challenge... The extra limbs and prodigious amount of armour plating, meant that, rather than relying on the conventional beam-torso construction method, I had to build a complex custom chassis.
He's just under 12" tall but stands up really well - without any extra support. His custom core is very bulky and weighty - but fortunately the legs are designed to lock-out under the strain of all that upper body mass.
I <3 the Scarab Lord, let me know if you do too :)
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant
This is probably an excellent MOC, but like Johann said below... I can't tell. >.<
I see what you mean, it is a bit of a mess of limbs - and the shiny black plastic doesn't help make things clear either. I'll definitely take more pics, but in the mean time - have you tried clicking the image to zoom in?
Thanks for the feedback guys :)
Next time I get the camera out (probably when I finish my next MOC) I'll be sure to snap more pics of this guy.
I actually did film a 360 turntable video - but my Canon camera will only output .mov files, which are useless to me :(
I only have windows Movie Maker and unfortunately that doesn't like the .mov format.
looks very nice, with an interesting design. I hardly suggest posting more pics of it, though. You know, other views, details, this kinda stuff... it give us more of a notion of the MOC, so we can judge it better.