Those of you who enjoyed the Princess Bride should be laughing right now. Anywho, this whole endeavor started out as a little Space Pirate ship. Nothing big, just a cute little ship with some ridiculously big gun mounted on it. Once I finished my little boat, I thought it could really use a place to kick back, relax, and set up it's growing business in used Baseball Cards. I'll explain all the little robots later on.
About this creation
Okay, for a scene this epic we must start at the bottom. Here, we can see a Skele-Cannon and Gun-Bot defending the base of the mountain the fortress is built into. The Gun-bot has been christened Jeremy. Before he was made into a Gun-bot by the dread pirate, Jeremy was a banker. He wasn't a very good banker however, and he gave Ribberts the improper amount back when he was trying to draw from his account. Jeremy now paces the base of the mountain all day and night and his rib cage has been made into a laser. Way to go Jeremy.
Take note of the Skele-Cannon. The skele-cannon can fire two high power laser beams at a rate of two per minute. It's not the most effective weapon, but it can kill tanks. I'd say that's worth it.
This little fellow here is Steven. Steven worked at Wal-mart. Ribberts was in a bad mood that day, and despite giving him the correct change, Ribberts took him prisoner and converted him into a Gun-Bot. Steven is actually the best shot of the resident Gun-bots, and is the star of the company volley ball team.
This is S.O.B., the Superior Orderve Bearer. He carries cool refreshing drinks and occasionally chips and dip out to Ribberts when he lands at his fortress. Take a guess at the parody hidden in this one.
The faithful Skele-bots await their master on the main landing platform.
Now, let's take a look at those hanging gadgets. I'll let you imagine what they do yourself.
Before I move on to the top tier, I'd like to point out the cliff. I should have done this earlier, but that's okay. It just means I get to keep you here a little while longer.
This tier contains one of the many gardens. The unfortunate Gardener Bot was once a successful Golfer by the name of Karl. Noone really knows how Karl ended up here in the middle of nowhere, but it's rumored Ribberts needed someone to play golf against. If you listen closely on a cold winters night, you can still hear the whine of the Golf Cart as Karl traveled to a match for his life...
A closeup of Karl.
The tree looked a little plain.
Who says sociopathic frogs can't enjoy a good statue?
Can it be? It is! Geoffrey Wilson, rogue psychiatrist! That's right folks, Wilson has been hiding out in Ribberts' hideout ever since the Teleportation Incident. He's tried to kill the pirate several times, but he's always been beaten off by Hans, Ribberts' personal bodyguard.
The Dread Pirate approaches... Run. Run for your lives, Dear Readers. He will remove your bones and craft them onto his weaponry and craft! Oh, the humanity!
An overview of Ribberts' Laser Skiff, the Vengeance.
This is Hans. Hans was the very first Skele-bot Ribberts (And I) ever created. He is equipped with a single bolt-action rifle and the ability to tear your liver out using his feet (The hands would be the normal way to do it).
At last, the face of the legendary Dread Pirate Ribberts is revealed. As you can see, he's a frog. You really should have guessed that from the name though. If you didn't, you probably didn't get most of this MOC.
Touchdown, Green Team!
Is it that time of the month already? It seems like he tried to kill me just yesterday...
Maybe he did... I really ought to just kill him. But then again, I do enjoy the challenge. He'll make a fine Skele-bot.
Thanks for stopping by folks! Be sure to look out for those Skele-bots on the way out, and be sure to let me know what you think about this one.
Just watched this movie last weekend for the umpteenmillionth time. A true classic and glad to see you bringing it into a MOC. Now onto the MOC...stellar. I love the skele-skiff. You've used a lot of great techniques and told a great story. Looks like we won't have to hook you up to 'The Machine' after all.
Inconceivable! I've never gotten this many responses this fast. Thank you all for the comments, and the quotage.
@Dave: Thank goodness, I'm not very good with a sword so I doubt Inigo would come save me.
@Chris: I don't think I'm going to challenge you to a dual of wits anytime soon.
@Owen: Thank you very much, it was quite a fun build.
Nice MOC, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning. Gee, I wonder how many Princess Bride quotes you're going to get on this? Coulda used a fire swamp with some ROUSes on the back but hey, this moc is just "as you wish" as it is... Ok, I'll stop that now. Time to go build up my immunity to Iocane powder... ~ Chris.