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http://orig09.deviantart.net/a468/f/2015/354/3/d/cragger___phoenix_armor___2015_by_mate397-d9ksfiy.jpg An updated version of this http://mate397.deviantart.com/art/Cragger-Phoenix-Armor-475535910 changes are really minor, custom tail with armor, legs with golden armor and two fire axes instead of a single battle axe and where possible extra gold/trans orange/green pieces. Detail shots: http://mate397.deviantart.com/art/Cragger-Back-Side-579149794 http://mate397.deviantart.com/art/Cragger-Fire-Axe-579150046 http://mate397.deviantart.com/art/Cragger-Comparison-579150360
A Rahi of immense proportions, the Kronodaial is as mysterious as it is feared. It is possibly one of the first Rahi ever made, and the Makuta who made it is either long dead or refused to admit they made such a monstrous creature. http://s20.postimg.org/4yk9hrjrw/Croc_Side.jpg (Visorak for Scale) It was first sighted in the Southern Islands sometime before the Makuta's rebellion. There appears to be only one ever made, and many beings large and small are thankful for that. The Kronodaial is as resilient as a Tahtorak and as cunning as a Rock-Raptor. Worse yet is its sense of taste. While not gluttonous, the Kronodaial seems to have a very selective palate that changes when the mood strikes it. If it consumes a Rahi (or anything else) that it finds appealing, it will pursue that particular species until it finds something that tastes better. In this manner it has pursued fleeing species across the entire universe. It is thought it has the ability to track a creature's energy the same way an Energy Hound can. As such, it is never welcome where it goes. Don't be taken in by his welcome grin. He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin. The Kronodaial happened to acquire a taste for Visorak when the Makuta deployed the creatures to conquer the universe. As such it was a thorn in Sidorak's side for much of his career as the commander of the armies. It followed them for the entire campaign, picking off squadrons that happened to lag behind. Clear the isle and never smile... At Mr. Crocodile... It is believed that the Kronodaial found a taste for Zyglak shortly before Makuta Terridax's death, which may explain why none have been sighted yet on Sphereus Magna. Edit: Image linked; please keep images to 640x640 pixels and 100 kB in BBC. -Wind-
EDIT: Toa Bumblebee mentioned that this needed more pictures. I apologize that there weren't, but my camera needed its battery charged and I had lost the charger some time ago. Finally managed to get it working again, so more pictures as needed. And yes, this is based on the actual dinosaur by the way. Here's the wiki for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchomimus Suchomimus is one of the popular groups of dinosaurs known as Spinosaurs, which include the infamous Spinosaurus aegyptiacus as one of its members. It is also one of the most complete specimens, with most of its skeletal structure pieced together via many specimens which includes its ribs, hips, most of the skull, and the massive thumb claws from which the family is so famous for using. Adult members are estimated to grow an average of 11 meters (36 feet) in length when fully grown, making them massive theropods and one of the largest in the group with only Spinosaurus being bigger. Suchomimus lived in Early Cretaceous Africa and may have been one of the largest predators in its ecosystem. Suchomimus, like other Spinosaurs, was believed to be a specialist and a fish hunter, much like crocodiles and bears. It would have used its long, crocodile-like snout to snatch prey from the water's edge; the teeth perfectly designed to grab slippery fish due to their straight and conical shape like modern crocodiles. However, these jaws weren't very good at tearing prey apart, and unlike crocodiles it couldn't twist itself into a death roll in order to tear flesh. Instead, it is believed they used their signature claws; of which the thumb is shaped like a massive, killing scythe that can tear through flesh; in order to cut apart their catch enough to eat it. Bears use similar behavior today when catching fish, using their claws to help tear their catch apart. Suchomimus retains much of its almost Baryonyx-like traits, which means that while some evidence of a sail is starting to show they don't yet have the classic spine that makes Spinosaurus such a huge predator. Still, its spine is covered in large dorsal growths that gave its back a very pronounced bump, indicating that whatever Spinosaurus needed its gigantic sail for started with dinosaurs like Suchomimus, though we still don't know what that reason could be. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So I made this not too long ago, was hoping that I could do some stop motion with it sometime in the near future. When I saw the CHI Cragger set with that massive set of jaws I couldn't NOT get it for myself, and I've been messing with the parts since. That tail and that nice crocodile-like skull work perfectly for some kind of dinosaur, so I thought why not build something like a spinosaur? The trouble of building anything Spinosaur related out of bionicle pieces has little to do with their spines on their backs or their mouths, which are actually really easy. The problem always lies in that special little adaptation they've got on their thumbs; they have these massive claws that they use to tear through flesh, theorized to be the way that they actually tear apart food, since their mouths were built for grabbing fish and other slippery prey instead of tearing it piece by piece. Cool, right? Not when you're building a decent-sized MOC with limited parts...yeah. I ended up managing to kind of cheat and build a custom finger using pieces from another set, but it took a while to get it to work the way I wanted. Can't wait to start making stop motion stuff with him, he's going to be a lot of fun to work with. Of course, it wouldn't be a fun dinosaur movie without an opponent, would it? Hmm...I wonder who he'll be facing? We will have to see...