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2011 Bio-Cup - Round 3 - Adam Toh vs. Kyle Peckham
My entry for the 2011 Bio-Cup Round 3. My opponent is the great Adam Toh. Match-up number 8. Category: #8: Insectoid Rahi. The topic is to build a rahi that resemble any insect of you choice. I chose a Praying Mantis. Good luck Adam and may the best man win.
About this creation
2011 Bio-Cup Round 3 topics.
Adam Toh's homepage.
His entry.

Common Name: Giant Mantis
Matoran Nickname: "Bringer of Death"
Scientific Name: Mantis Orantes (Praying Mantis in Latin)
Description: "A huge, insect-like rahi with a very bad temper." - Unknown matoran.
Traits: Huge, black claws on ends of arms and huge orange eyes.
Main colors: Gray and Black
Environment: Anywhere, as long as food is available.
Full Description: The Giant Mantis is a very common creature throughout Mata Nui. They live in all types of environments, as long as food is plentiful. They are known to eat other rahi, and drink raw protodermis. They grow very huge, growing bigger than a normal matoran. They often seek homes in high altitude areas, where they tend to thrive. The Giant Mantis has no known predators, but they will turn on one another once mating season is over. The female will kill it's mate by eating the male's head. The male will survive in this headless stage for a week, until dying of starvation. These Mantis's can't fly, unlike their ancestors. They can be tamed as pets, but it takes many years of training and commitment to domesticate one.

To the moc!



Overview of the Mantis.



Front view.



Left side view.



Back view.



Right side view.



Top view.



Bottom view. (Sorry for the Mantis on it's side.)



Size comparison with my other Bio-Cup entries, Mogu and Folfo.



One final 'staring you down' picture.



And finally, my comparison picture.

FOURTH WALL: I am very pleased with this build. 5 hours of work, countless designs for the head, and 30 minutes just trying to make it so it would stand up. It was a pain to build, but I am very proud of the finished project. I may actually leave this one together. I hope to go to the next round, but with Adam Toh in my way, I think I am going to lose. I hope I do good!

Judges, do your thing!

Constructive criticism and comments are appreciated as always! KP out!



Comments

 I like it 
  February 1, 2012
asome dude.
 I like it 
  February 1, 2012
asome dude.
 I made it 
  September 20, 2011
Quoting Marco Weiss Great moc! It uses many interesting designs, and strikes an amazing resemblance to praying mantises.
Thanks!
 I like it 
  September 20, 2011
Great moc! It uses many interesting designs, and strikes an amazing resemblance to praying mantises.
 I made it 
  September 5, 2011
Quoting Eric W. This is really cool looking! You really captured that praying mantis look. I have not seen this yet but I have seen your buddy icon and it has this look to it that reminds me of "The Fallen" from transformers.
You know, I never thought of that. It kind of does! Thanks for the comment.
 I like it 
  September 5, 2011
This is really cool looking! You really captured that praying mantis look. I have not seen this yet but I have seen your buddy icon and it has this look to it that reminds me of "The Fallen" from transformers.
 I like it 
  September 2, 2011
Really cool!
 I made it 
  August 30, 2011
Quoting Johann Dakitsch Even tough you lost on the cup, I think this is a great MOC. Uses some good techniques and a quite nice head. Could use some better coloring, but still, very nice.
You are definitely right about that. It has already been ripped apart, much to my disliking, for a new moc in a moc-off. Thanks for the comment!
 I like it 
  August 30, 2011
Even tough you lost on the cup, I think this is a great MOC. Uses some good techniques and a quite nice head. Could use some better coloring, but still, very nice.
 I made it 
  August 19, 2011
Quoting Shadow Toa Ok this is just plain epic! Most people can't out build Adam Toh but I think you will! Great job it looks allot like a real praying mantis! ,Shadow
Thanks Shadow!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2011
Ok this is just plain epic! Most people can't out build Adam Toh but I think you will! Great job it looks allot like a real praying mantis! ,Shadow
 I like it 
  August 19, 2011
A mantis! This one has some really nice designs, like the head! Excellent work!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2011
Thats really cool! Epic work Kyle! Good luck in the Bio-Cup! Great stuff!=D
 I made it 
  August 17, 2011
Quoting Chopperskull (Leader of air) I nominate it as rahi of the year. The techniques used are very interesting and cool. I can't even say what i like the most because it is soo well done ! I'm just gonna say it's really nice ! 5/5 :D
Gee, thanks! I never expected that one to come around! :P
 I like it 
  August 17, 2011
I nominate it as rahi of the year. The techniques used are very interesting and cool. I can't even say what i like the most because it is soo well done ! I'm just gonna say it's really nice ! 5/5 :D
 I made it 
  August 15, 2011
Quoting Cody G Awesome work, the head turned out great!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Awesome work, the head turned out great!
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Wow cool man. So regarding Galvis entering the comic, he can't crash land in Ghetta Nui because at no point does the comic take place there. You may have to give me some more info before i can determine if he'll fit into the comic!
Kyle Peckham
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JPfan65 Studios
  August 14, 2011
Ahh...The Preying Mantis One Of Natures Most Interesting Animals, I Must Say An Excellent Job Indeed! I Especially Like The Eyes...
 I made it 
  August 8, 2011
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ Very accurate Peckham! I know this'll be a close match. Good luck against Adam. :)
Thanks man! I hope it will be a close match. I wanted to see how far I could make it in this contest, so far I am surprised at how well I have done. Oh, and I need the luck against Adam. Thank you and good luck against Owl!
 I like it 
  August 8, 2011
Very accurate Peckham! I know this'll be a close match. Good luck against Adam. :)
 I made it 
  August 8, 2011
Quoting Ben Cossy NICE! It looks very accurate! Lovely work on the head and back :D I'm not too sure about the colour scheme though, still, a great entry!
I asked about the colors. One of the judges said that it would probably be fine, as long as the insect in it is recognizable. Thanks!
 I like it 
  August 8, 2011
A pretty good entry! Good luck!
 I like it 
  August 8, 2011
NICE! It looks very accurate! Lovely work on the head and back :D I'm not too sure about the colour scheme though, still, a great entry!
 I made it 
  August 7, 2011
Quoting Baron Von Ben ~ Nice! I'm surprised this didn't use the barbed hook pieces from the Baraki sets...Tamen, great work! Esp. on the head! Gook luck! :D
I would have used them, but I don't have any Barraki sets. :/ Thanks for the comment!
 I like it 
  August 7, 2011
Nice! I'm surprised this didn't use the barbed hook pieces from the Baraki sets...Tamen, great work! Esp. on the head! Gook luck! :D
 
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