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General Grievous

 
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ChronoDK



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: General Grievous Reply with quote

Hi,

This is my first post here. I build a General Grievous because I don't like the original model that much. I used his head, but the rest is made of new parts. What do you think about him?



Oh, and I'm sorry if this post breaks any rules around here Smile

Update (10/01-09):
I revised the model:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, I like it!

I think it's great how the different arm and hand configurations allow the sabers to rotate and be positioned in so many various positions. This certainly would allow you to pose him in so many more realistic ways than with the official fig.

I like those legs on him, too -- the detailing seems much more representative of his mechanical legs then the ones LEGO used. It'd be great if they could bend at the waist, but the fact that this is obviously a figure meant for battle and not for sitting in a cockpit means he really doesn't need to bend, anyhow. So, good choice.

(As far as breaking any rules, I think you're fine. Smile I suppose you could have also posted this creation in the Minifig MOCs forum. But, I'd say it's just as much a model as it is a custom fig, so I'll leave it up to the rest of the guys on the staff to decide of it should be moved or not.)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice Smile I like this neat parts on him. I too dont like the normal Grievous I think he's too small. Great Job
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much more menacing than the normal minifig. Good job.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, very good work. However, I can't help wondering.. how would a sleek, little plate on his chest look?

In addition, where's that wicked leg piece from? I don't seem to recognize it..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the nice comments. I do have ideas for a slightly different chest and waist setup, but I don't have the right bricks. As for bending the waist, I don't think it is possible if I want him to keep the slim 1x1 figure - I cannot find something to stick to a 1x1 tile with clip. So if I build a ship for him, he will have to take of the legs - or stand on the bridge in a huge command ship Very Happy

The legs are bionicle.

Oh, and the trans-yellow lightsaber is a broken antenna from one of my old space sets. So that's cheating I guess, but I don't have any green lightsabers.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fig is indeed cooler than the official version of Grievous, but the really distinctive feature of the character is his hunched-over pose. (You can almost see him steepling his fingers and muttering "Exxxcellent.") That'd be harder to do. He also needs a dramatic cape.

ChronoDK wrote:
The legs are bionicle.


Specifically, this piece, from the minifig-scale Bionicle sets. They have the cool printed Barraki, Piraka and Toa Inika heads (like this), but which unfortunately don't fit on a standard minifig torso neck.

ChronoDK further wrote:
I don't have any green lightsabers.


Nobody has any green lightsaber blades, just TrNeonGreen (as Peeron names the color), more's the pity. TLG has never molded them in that color, although they've done sea grass in TrGreen recently. It's probably the simplest mold they have, but maybe it's part of their "reduce the number of separately warehoused elements" policy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great MOC of GG. He's much shorter than I expected. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done! but I think that the legs are a bit small...anyway I like It Very Happy
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ChronoDK



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe because the body is too tall?

Anyway, I have improved the figure and build him a Starfighter:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/89824
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man thats awesome, except for the head, which parts did you use? Do you know the numbers (Is totally not contemplating ordering the parts to make one.... looks around, :D)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man thats awesome, except for the head, which parts did you use? Do you know the numbers (Is totally not contemplating ordering the parts to make one.... looks around, :D)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets hope Kit Fisto is ready for this:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/95608

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great! The little orange stud throws me off a little it, I could do without it, but it looks great overall.
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ChronoDK



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. The orange light is his weak spot. But seeing episode III again I realize that his weak spot is actually hidden behind his chest plate. Oh well, I think it's a nice detail between all that white.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. A lot taller than the actual one as well.
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