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#1 Offline Chro

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Posted Nov 25 2017 - 05:36 PM


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Posted Nov 25 2017 - 05:51 PM

This is delightfully creepy. Carapar is my favorite Barraki, so naturally I love this creation. It is a tad samey all over, but fantastic nonetheless!

 

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Posted Nov 25 2017 - 09:47 PM

Oh my Mata Uni that is amazing.
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Posted Nov 25 2017 - 09:55 PM

Very nice. Especially creative usage of the Umarak pieces to make the claws and jaws. I can't decide if his lack of eyes works for or against it as a MOC. It definitely makes him creepier, but crabs do have eyes.
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Posted Nov 26 2017 - 11:41 AM

The claws and mandibles are fantastic. They are long, thin, and bony, giving him a good eerie feel. The torso uses the original Carapar's pieces to create a crab shell like armor, which isn't very original, but it is well executed. I also like the color scheme, particularly how well balanced the tan claws, mandibles, and toes are. But the feet, IMO, are one the best parts of the MOC; the Carapar armor piece with the Onua claws just fit together so beautifully, and the claw-toes add a creepy feel that really gives the finishing touch to this creature of the Pit.


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Posted Nov 26 2017 - 11:07 PM

Even though he kinda loses the "big clunky brute" thing, I think this is a tremendous improvement over OG Carapar.


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Posted Nov 27 2017 - 07:30 PM

thanks folks!

 

Very nice. Especially creative usage of the Umarak pieces to make the claws and jaws. I can't decide if his lack of eyes works for or against it as a MOC. It definitely makes him creepier, but crabs do have eyes.

they do! and he probably does. i think it looks better without visible eyes, though – where is he watching you from?

 

Even though he kinda loses the "big clunky brute" thing, I think this is a tremendous improvement over OG Carapar.

felt like i could do brute without the big and clunky. og carapar is cool but doesn't feel too crab to me... not that i did a ton better in that department


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Posted Nov 27 2017 - 11:45 PM

I love that head. So creepy, so nightmarishly anthropomorphic crab-like. Body's dope too, keeps the bruiser tone. The claws though, bug me. They seem gangly on him, almost more like tentacles than claws. Those I wouldn't mind being a bit bulkier.

 

But elsewise, dude, that's a really cool Carapar.


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Posted Nov 28 2017 - 03:14 AM

I love that head. So creepy, so nightmarishly anthropomorphic crab-like. Body's dope too, keeps the bruiser tone. The claws though, bug me. They seem gangly on him, almost more like tentacles than claws. Those I wouldn't mind being a bit bulkier.

 

But elsewise, dude, that's a really cool Carapar.

that's a fair complaint - when it comes to claws i'm always more concerned with the iconic pincer silhouette than the realism, but in this case it fell short.

 

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Posted Nov 30 2017 - 11:53 AM

Definitely quite a improvement for Carapar and even fitting for being late to the halloween. The body shows no noticeable gaps which can be difficult to pull off but the result is fantastic as he looks like a perfect version of the muscular brute he was meant to be. Just needs the OG claws in one hand and a set of eyes.

Final verdict: A big 9.5/10, excellent creation! 


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Posted Nov 30 2017 - 06:38 PM

looks crabby alright! i remember back in 2007 my dad for some reason called him Craper! XD 

and i went along with that for years! ah the good ol' days! :P


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Posted Nov 30 2017 - 09:04 PM

Great armoring. I'll agree with the comments on the claws looking pretty frail and not crab-like. I was a sucker for OG Carapar's claws.


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Posted Dec 02 2017 - 09:45 PM

Idea for claw improvement.

Use one of the OG claw blades as the large half of the claw and use the small antler piece as the small half of the claw.
Also you could figure out a custom head structure under his OG head to keep the tusk and give room for eyes.

(personally I don't mind it eyeless.)

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Posted Dec 02 2017 - 11:27 PM

As with everyone else, this is freaking awesome!

 

For the eyes, I see the black claws holding on to the pincers being four little black eyes. My main complaint is the lack of spikes, especially on forearms. I have eaten enough crabs to remember such details. :lol:


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Posted Dec 03 2017 - 08:19 AM

As with everyone else, this is freaking awesome!

For the eyes, I see the black claws holding on to the pincers being four little black eyes. My main complaint is the lack of spikes, especially on forearms. I have eaten enough crabs to remember such details. :lol:

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Posted Dec 03 2017 - 01:28 PM

Idea for claw improvement.

Use one of the OG claw blades as the large half of the claw and use the small antler piece as the small half of the claw.
Also you could figure out a custom head structure under his OG head to keep the tusk and give room for eyes.

(personally I don't mind it eyeless.)

didn't love working silver into the color scheme. if one of those claw blades came in black or dark tan, i'd be down. fair point regardless

 

the head does have a custom structure and i could have added eyes but, agreed, it looks better blind

 

For the eyes, I see the black claws holding on to the pincers being four little black eyes. My main complaint is the lack of spikes, especially on forearms. I have eaten enough crabs to remember such details. :lol:

ah, interesting, that makes sense!

 

i didn't have enough black nor dark tan spikes to make him consistently spiny, so i elected to cut my losses and make the armor generally smooth


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Posted Dec 03 2017 - 09:55 PM

Maybe try this piece instead.
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It's from the Chima Phoniex Temple set.

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Posted Dec 04 2017 - 02:48 PM

Maybe try this piece instead.
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It's from the Chima Phoniex Temple set.

a little too robotic and not big enough for the scale of the build, if you ask me – but definitely not a bad idea, thank you


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Posted Dec 05 2017 - 07:40 AM


Maybe try this piece instead.
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It's from the Chima Phoniex Temple set.

a little too robotic and not big enough for the scale of the build, if you ask me – but definitely not a bad idea, thank you
Well I'm out of legal pieces but Carrier's original blades dyed black.

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Posted Dec 06 2017 - 07:47 PM

 

 

Maybe try this piece instead.
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It's from the Chima Phoniex Temple set.

a little too robotic and not big enough for the scale of the build, if you ask me – but definitely not a bad idea, thank you
Well I'm out of legal pieces but Carrier's original blades dyed black.

 

if they existed, those would work, lol


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Posted Dec 06 2017 - 09:49 PM


Maybe try this piece instead.
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It's from the Chima Phoniex Temple set.

a little too robotic and not big enough for the scale of the build, if you ask me – but definitely not a bad idea, thank you
Well I'm out of legal pieces but Carrier's original blades dyed black.
if they existed, those would work, lol
I'm guessing your a purest MOCer.
I try to be but I'll paint a mask or dye some parts to fit my needs if I need that part desperately.
I find G1 silver to take in Rit clothing dye very well. Note just softly buff the surface with a soft sandpaper just to get some of the glossy shine off.

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Posted Dec 07 2017 - 08:39 AM

I'm guessing your a purest MOCer.
I try to be but I'll paint a mask or dye some parts to fit my needs if I need that part desperately.
I find G1 silver to take in Rit clothing dye very well. Note just softly buff the surface with a soft sandpaper just to get some of the glossy shine off.

not a purist per se. big proponent of modalt, for instance

i just don’t have the means to dye or paint pieces in a way that won’t look terrible / sharpied on

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