Another Moc comparison with Giovanni Seynhaeve - and another SHIP
About this creation
Well friends, folks and out of the Nirvana appeared Mark Kelso,
time for a new Moc comparison between Gio an me - the "battle of the Hives"
The subject (for those of you, unfamiliar with it) is a spaceship from the Sci-Fi series Stargate Atlantis - The Wraith Hive Ship
Initially this one should be done before BW, but I needed all my black parts for Barad-dûr so it had to wait after BW - Gio was finished with his one, before I even started on it...
To prevent questions like "How many of your black parts are in it" or something like these lines - It is maybe 15-20 % of all my black parts ;-)
The Hive is 85x60cm in measurement - so it is per definition a SHIP (my smallest one so far, though)
This 'subject' was a real tough one and a challenge to build!
1. Shape achievement - Organic look + Lego = MUCH FUN...
2. Color and contrast: I tried to integrate some bley for contrast - but it didn't work well and I decided to build it completely black, only with the trans-yellow windows as contrast to this mass of black. (i have to admit, that it came out better than I exspected it)
It was much fun and a blast to do this! Thanks Gio!
With that amount of snot, it has to look organic (das kannste jetzt sehen, wie du willst, hehehe). I only watched (and loved) the original Stargate movie and the first 2 or 3 seasons of the original series, so I had to google the ship, to compare it to your SHIP. The photos look great, especially since it's so hard to take pictures of black MOCs. Thanks for sharing this.
I can't stress the fact enough that your snot version of this mofo build is fantastic. with my black stock I wouldn't even reach a third in this technique... The detail on the sides is fantastic and the vein like bars on the bottom are stunning! You might want to take a closer look to the nose too, people, it is geniusly built! We had a great time with this, Kevin. A great time!
One of the things I like best about it, it that it looks much smaller than it actually is. Sometimes the drive to push details on a SHIP makes it overwhelming, but you've captured the right amount of shape to match the level of design.
Looks great brother! A very tough call as to which is better though. I like the overall shape of Gio's, but I find your SNOT and organic look pushes yours slightly over the top. This is f'ing AWESOME!!!