2011 Bio-Cup - Round 3 - Adam Toh vs. Kyle Peckham . My entry for the 2011 Bio-Cup Round 3. My opponent is the great Adam Toh. Match-up number 8. Category: #8: Insectoid Rahi. The topic is to build a rahi that resemble any insect of you choice. I chose a Praying Mantis. Good luck Adam and may the best man win. . 2011 Bio-Cup Round 3 topics.
Adam Toh's homepage.
Common Name: Giant Mantis
Matoran Nickname: "Bringer of Death"
Scientific Name: Mantis Orantes (Praying Mantis in Latin)
Description: "A huge, insect-like rahi with a very bad temper." - Unknown matoran.
Traits: Huge, black claws on ends of arms and huge orange eyes.
Main colors: Gray and Black
Environment: Anywhere, as long as food is available.
Full Description: The Giant Mantis is a very common creature throughout Mata Nui. They live in all types of environments, as long as food is plentiful. They are known to eat other rahi, and drink raw protodermis. They grow very huge, growing bigger than a normal matoran. They often seek homes in high altitude areas, where they tend to thrive. The Giant Mantis has no known predators, but they will turn on one another once mating season is over. The female will kill it's mate by eating the male's head. The male will survive in this headless stage for a week, until dying of starvation. These Mantis's can't fly, unlike their ancestors. They can be tamed as pets, but it takes many years of training and commitment to domesticate one.
To the moc!
Overview of the Mantis.
Left side view.
Right side view.
Bottom view. (Sorry for the Mantis on it's side.)
Size comparison with my other Bio-Cup entries, Mogu and Folfo.
One final 'staring you down' picture.
And finally, my comparison picture.
FOURTH WALL: I am very pleased with this build. 5 hours of work, countless designs for the head, and 30 minutes just trying to make it so it would stand up. It was a pain to build, but I am very proud of the finished project. I may actually leave this one together. I hope to go to the next round, but with Adam Toh in my way, I think I am going to lose. I hope I do good!
Judges, do your thing!
Constructive criticism and comments are appreciated as always! KP out!