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ERIDANUS: Transforming Mega-Titan -BIO-CUP r.#4 . 2012 Bio-Cup entry Rd. #4 vs. Monarth G.S. He's big. He's bad. He transforms. 'Nuff said. . Greetings! The following is my submission to the 4th round of the Bio-Cup. The assignment was (quoting Berial): "The theme for this round is titan over 45 cm with a focus on size and function! ...and remember, the more function and size, the better!" So, I went for the Biggest and most pose-able titan I could create. He exceeded the required height by a foot (30cm). He is also very limber for a big guy as you soon shall see. More specifically, I needed to create a (quoting Berial again): "Transforming Titan - A titan that transforms into something else (a beast,vehicle, etc)." I chose a vehicle mode, specifically, a Battle-Submersible with loose stylings like something out of "the Matrix". I hope you enjoy "ERIDANUS" (e-RID-a-nus) named after the second largest constellation known as the "Celestial River" This is his Robot Form. He stands 75cm tall (yes, he actually stands quite well) My main priorities throughout the build were Sturdiness, Dynamic Flexibilty, Solidness and OverallAwesomeness. I didn't want a hulking monster who couldn't move. Besides, this one had to transform as well for the contest. I used nearly every clicking type hinge connector I own. The shoulders and arms move on many points of articulation. There are no ball joints built to handle joints this size. He's about half my own height. Yo, Wazzup? START THE ONCE-OVER, Head first... ...High Profile... Neck detail...His head can turn and nod very naturally as well as make the necessary transformation. ...abs of steel... ...front thighs... ...lower legs, front... ...foot and ankle detail... ...From behind... ...Shoulders and back of head... ...his...erm...hind-quarters... ...back of foot... ...Let's Articulate! Hyaaaaaaaahhh! His hips in action. The legs are where a lot of the engineering lies. They had multiple revamps to make this giant work. Here's more detail on the hips which allow the legs to pose in as many ways as a ball joint would, only much, much stronger. Posing (not Tebowing!) A Gargabog Splat-wich! 29 1/2 inches (75cm) BEGIN TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE! Turn him face down... *Werp.werp.werp.werp* Is that your voice I hear , Optimus?? I will NOT roll out! Wait, wrong Universe! (the black thigh armor swings out and reattaches later) ...Bio-MOC Yoga? ...almost there... ...wait for it.... ...Spin head around, pop up the headlight, and.. Voila! A Submersible Super-Destroyer!! (main shot) Shall we go for a swim?? A plankton's-eye view... ...top-rear-view... ...back of sub... ...head of the submersible... ...again from side... ...Ankle mounted mini-turrets... Eradinus: (to Kalmah) You are unworthy to share my ocean... Kalmah: I am but a mere Bio-Cup eliminatory round entry, I mean you no harm! Eradinus: In that case, prepare to be... ...Eliminated! (You didn't think I could post a MOC this destructive without some of my trademark gratuitous splatter, now did you?) Eridanus- Posed with some old friends of mine (L to R) Evil Flower, D34THBR1NG3R, Gentleman Scarecrow, a M.O. Mini, Clockwork Pegasus, and the MAV-X5 Tomahawk and crew. BEHIND THE SCENES: While I was waiting for the judges to announce the next challenge, I began making the skeleton of a really big Titan ( I kinda guessed it would be a titan, based on last year's cup). This was what it looked like. Notice the enormous hands....They're long gone now. Actually very little of this sketch remained in the final MOC. Pretty much everything changed when I began to get serious. It just got me thinking big. Here was an earlier incarnation of Eradinus, long (hours) and many major revamps before it's final form. Do I look tough?? C'mon, maybe a little! Ah, now I can go to sleep! It's finally done!! Fourth Wall Commentary: Whew! I got the assignment for this round of the BIO-Cup (make a transforming titan 45 cm or taller), TWO DAYS before I was set to leave on a three week trip to Peru (without my parts!) So, two 16-hour non-stop building sessions later, I finished Eridanus. My Dad and I finished the photo shoot and photoshopping with a literally a couple of hours to spare before we left for the airport. To get Eridanus to stand firm required doubling up the sturdiest joints I could find and use rubber tires on his feet to give him traction. To make him moveable, it required double sets of those joints close together pointing in different directions like a universal joint. A lot of time was spent making him sturdy enough to stand. He's a biggun'! This MOC seriously wiped out a LOT of parts! My opponent this round of the 2012 Bio-Cup is Monarth GS. Tell me what YOU personally think of this MOC. I value your opinion sooo... WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Rate and comment.


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