Octharius: "Welcome, fellow gladiators! I am Octharius, and I am here to demonstrate to you how to bring a 4-headed Chimera to the ground in a couple of easy steps."
Octharius: "The most crucial step to neutralize such a huge threat is to select the right weapon for the job. Or weapons, shall we say. I opted in for an axe-chain because I believe this is the most versatile melee weapon in terms of range. Plus, it has a lot of potential when compared to simpler weapons. The trick is, however, to master the use of this particularly deadly contraption."
Octharius: "So a bit more on the technique you should use. First off, the most important advantage you get over a Chimera is that you have a brain. Well, the Chimera actually has four of those, but let's not worry about that for now. The most important skill you can employ is surprising the gigantic beast, by pretending to be weakened severely on the first attack it directs towards you. A demonstration:"
Octharius: "Once the beast thinks it's got you, you STAB the blood out of one of its feet!! Ideally, you'd choose one of the front hands, and more often than not the lion hand, as the dragon scales are particularly hard to try and pierce."
Octharius: "The next step is to nimbly leap onto the goat head, and tie the chain around one of its horns, like so: "
Octharius: "Then you pull the chain through the lion's mouth, like so: "
Octharius: "The snake head will try to attack as soon as you are on the beast's back, so watch out for that. I learned that the hard way. But luckily, I had harder armor. (See what I did there? ) What you do next is anticipate the head's thrust towards you and seize it with your legs!"
Octharius: "And then once your hands are free, you snap off the snake's lower jaw! This is much easier than it sounds. Once you've done that, you thrust the bare fangs into the beast's back. While the chimera is traditionally immune to the snake venom, it is not immune to the pain from the bite! Once it has bitten its back, it is usually left paralyzed. USUALLY."
Octharius: "And finally, for the money-maker: You take the chain from the closest end to you (in my situation I was closest to the goat's head)"
Octharius: "Then you somersault forward while holding the chain. Take care to master your landing. Wouldn't wanna look awkward, now do we?"
Octharius: "And finally, take whichever stance you like! You've earned your bragging rights fair and square!"
Okay so that's done.
Some more shots of the beast?
Onto a few shots of Octharius:
This is an alleged face-off MOC (see what I did there? ). After the 50-50 Challenge on MOCpages, Callum Lincoln and I decided that we'd do a face-off, with Chro as the judge. Sadly, I had not been able to post the Chimera MOC any sooner due to having so much on my hands at uni. The Chimera was finished completely on the 12 of November 2013, some 1.5 months from when Cal and I decided to do a face-off. So think of this as an apology, Cal, for not having posted it sooner. It was a pleasure competing against you, and I will see you again... on the building grounds!!!
The initial concept was going to be used for the earlier rounds of the 50-50 Challenge, where I was going to use only two of the 4 heads, the lion head and the goat's head. The idea was to create a "precious metal chimera" with just the lion and goat, but I think this turned out a whole lot better.
Octharius was just a display dummy to compare the chimera to an average hero build, but I figured I might as well build a decent-looking MOC and have a bit of fun with it. I happen to like the ideas used on him; the asymmetrical armor, and the visor, and stuff.
So that's all I have the time for today! C&C is definitely welcome, so please don't hesitate to let me know what you think!
Coming soon: An LDD giant mech. WHAT?!
Some recent stuff:
EDIT: If you like this MOC, please don't just visit and leave unnoticed. If you have any criticism whatsoever I'll be glad to hear it! Otherwise, you could up-vote the topic if you wanted to! It's a (new?) feature that I just noticed this morning. Thanks!
Edited by Mohamed Marei, Feb 16 2014 - 10:42 AM.