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MocOlympics R-II 1D John Moffatt vs. Josh Christenson
In the not so distant future, wars will no longer exist. But there will be Mech Racing
About this creation

Here's q quick look at the alternate Main Picture, along with the necessary links to Joshua Christenson's Page and the 2010 MocOlympics That title's a mouthfull....



My category was "Mech Racing", and I'm not going to lie, I did a little happy-dance when I read that off the page. All the mech racers I'd ever seen were like these, made off of this. I wanted to do something different, something original, though maybe not so crazy as a Bologna Research Institute (yet). Then I remembered the Baja 1000. For those of you unfamiliar with this race, it's a 1000 mile cross-country rally across a harsh, desert landscape.



The racer featured in the diorama is #4, Selena Kescenovitz, in her racer Bley Thunder.



The Baja is an event geared for people from all walks of life. They have beer, greasy food stands, and scantily clad women.... Everyone here has a good time:



Excited children....



Middle-Eastern drug lords....



Even arachnaphobics!



Though admittedly some hippies have an issue with the rally being run right through the habitat of the endangered shrub dragon.



Gambling and betting on the games is technically illegal, but officials are willing to turn a blind eye towards the black-market goings-on for the right price.



After the end of a grueling day, an Action 9 News crew hooks up with Selena for a quick interview.

Peter Johnson - "Selena, while we have some time left, what did it take for a nice girl like you to get involved in mech racing?"



Selena K - "Well Peter, my great grandfather always said that women made the best mech pilots in science fiction. Now that the technology has become available in sporting events I guess it just seemed like I should prove that to the rest of the real world."



Peter Johnson - "One last question. What would it take to get a nice girl like you into my hotel room tonight?"



Selena K - "10% more than Ribbits is paying me, and I doubt you reporters make that much in a year. Ta ta!"



And now back to the comedy stylings of John Moffatt!
Here's a couple more close up shots of bits. My apologies regarding the varying quality of the photos, as I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of our new camera



Top Bit



Butt shot of the reactor exhaust



Crotch Shot



I think this last shot is one of the best I've ever taken.

Something I would have liked to add to the interview but didn't fit in:
SK - "You should see when it gets up to 88 Miles per Hour!"
PJ - "You mean this thing can time travel!?
SK - "No, it just looks cool"

ps. Whoever knows what the modified quote in the introduction is originally from, you get an imaginary cookie.

Anyway, best of luck Josh. If this is it for me, thanks for all your hard work judges and organizers, it's been fun.



Comments

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  November 5, 2010
U know ribbets, Mr. President? woah. So let me get this straight. Shrub dragons are going extinct... why? if they're DRAGONS couldn't they fly away to another, non-racing area? Besides. If war was no more, there would be no need for hippies...
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  September 8, 2010
Really cool Mech! Poor arachnophobic... that scorpion... uh... ate him? Although I doubt his stomach is big enough for a human... ;) Anyway, great job!
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  September 8, 2010
Mwhaha, excellent. Real funny stuff mixed with an excellent build. Good luck buddy.
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  September 6, 2010
Quoting Matt The Backward One it'd be a nice C.O.P. runner.
Trust me, there's a light grey and red version coming once I get the time
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  September 6, 2010
I'm amazed at how thin that thing is. I would have given up long ago. If it doesn't survive the drop test, I wind up hating it. If that was light bley, it'd be a nice C.O.P. runner. /inspiration 4/5!
 I made it 
  September 6, 2010
Quoting Lee Jones Well, I don't see your competitor's entry. So it would look like you have the win. This is truly a beautiful build - very well done. Lee.
Thanks a lot, I just wish it had something to compete against
  September 6, 2010
Well, I don't see your competitor's entry. So it would look like you have the win. This is truly a beautiful build - very well done. Lee.
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Excellent mech John! Unfortunetly, I'm just starting my entry now (REALLY busy this week), so it should be even harder for it to compare to yours. Good luck John, now off to the building room!
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Wow, this has all the makings of an epic match-up. Great build. Good luck with the judges.
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  September 4, 2010
Noice one! That mech is beautiful. Once I've got the pilot out of the way, I should be able to safely get it to International Waters, where I can't be prosecuted...
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  September 4, 2010
Phipson's a GAMBLER!?!? AWESOME MOC!
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  September 4, 2010
Very nice build John! The Baja theme is excellent! Good luck against Josh, he's a great builder! You both should feel good you have solid competition this round!
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  September 4, 2010
Haha. Excellent racing mech and a funny story to boot.
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  September 4, 2010
ha scorpion with the head was funny inspierd me to do a racing mech other than the feet prity dam good
 I like it 
  September 3, 2010
I had some concern for Josh when he drew you and this is why. Still, if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Excellent entry and I can't wait to see what Josh brings. Good luck!~H
 I made it 
  September 3, 2010
Quoting Joe Schmoe Those feet are bugging me
me too
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  September 3, 2010
You made me laugh quite a few times. Those feet are bugging me though.
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  September 3, 2010
Nice job on the story (you fit quite a few funny details in there) and also on the build and pictures. Your variation on the racing mechs looks great. I also got a kick out of those pictures with the arachnaphobic during the interview.
 I like it 
  September 3, 2010
AHH im your biggest fan. Go all the way for me, man!
 I made it 
  September 3, 2010
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J The fact that you can spell Kescenovitz should get you extra points. Pretty cool MOC + hilarious writeup!
If I can't build as good as Kescenovitz, I can at least spell as well.
 I made it 
  September 3, 2010
Quoting Matt David Oh..almost forgot. Rollerball, circa 1975. Cocolate Chip, please.
One imaginary Choco-Chip for Matt!
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  September 3, 2010
The fact that you can spell Kescenovitz should get you extra points. Pretty cool MOC + hilarious writeup!
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  September 3, 2010
The mech looks way to cool. Love the legs.
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  September 3, 2010
Man those are some crazy legs, nice work on those and the irregular shaped scene is good, seems like I'll be going out but at this rate you'll surely be going through but make sure to remember how you got through, with the inspiration of your favourite european cactus.
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  September 3, 2010
Now where have I seen this before (;
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  September 3, 2010
The qoute is from Back To The Future part 1 as said by Doctor Emmet Brown, 1985
 I like it 
  September 3, 2010
Excellent mech! I really like it :D Mr. Arachnophobic got eaten :P
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  September 3, 2010
Oh..almost forgot. Rollerball, circa 1975. Cocolate Chip, please.
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  September 3, 2010
Whar do I have to do to get Selena's phone numbers, sheesh, smoking! Great build dude...
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  September 3, 2010
Most excellent.
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  September 3, 2010
Excellent build, I especially love the foot design and how you used those rocket launcher/video camera elements for leg greeblies.
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  September 3, 2010
The rare and endangered Shrub Dragon got a giggle out of me. Great work!
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  September 3, 2010
Enjoyable from the first line to the last ! Cool jokes, details, the mecha itself is a winner ! Love that idea of a future without war too, it changes :-) Good luck to this great entry !
 
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