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2012 Bio-Cup round 2, Marko Petrusic vs Overlord Galaxus: Zurentis
For the Bio-Cup round 2, Insect Rahi
About this creation
First off, the required links:
My opponent
His entry
Link to the 2012 Bio-Cup
3 - Overlord Galaxus Vs Marko Petrusic - Insect Rahi: a bionicle insect creation.
NOTE: PLEASE read the bio and the 4th wall in order to understand the color placement on the MOC, as well as some other things. Thank you.
Bio: The Zurentis are four legged insect-like Rahi that can be found in the forests of Bara Magna. They are usually calm beings and won’t attack unless they are provoked or a threat to their hatchlings occurs. An adult Zurentis has two pairs of wings, a stinger where the eggs are kept safe from the predators, an acid sac stored underneath the mouth and thick shining armor. When hatched, a baby Zurentis shares no resemblance to an adult. During the first few weeks, a thin layer of armor starts to form and the colors begin to resemble the adult. At that time, they are most vulnerable because they become too heavy for the mother to carry them on her tail. Therefore, the evolution has gifted them with the greatest defense method, camouflage. When in danger, they just lay on the ground and act dead. From a bird’s point of view, they cannot be told apart from the surrounding grass and dirt. Later, the armor thickens and gets a metallic shine. Due to the armor being too hard by the time the Zurentis doesn’t need the camouflage, the colors remain the same. The only way the female Zurentis can be told apart from the male is by the hatchlings on her tail, which clearly stand out. Some Matoran have been known to tame a Zurentis, but just by pure luck. Zurentis can be tamed only when young, and the only way to find a young Zurentis is if their mother is killed by a larger Rahi. The Matoran that tried to kill the mother themselves ended up facing it’s sting and the acid which an adult Zurentis spits at the enemy when provoked. Due to the Zurentis having four eyes, the only blind spot is the middle of the back. That is also the place where the chemical produced in its abdomen is exposed to sunlight and becomes a corrosive substance. If a Matoran manages to cut off the translucent tube that contains the chemical, it will render the Zurentis helpless and disable it’s flight ability, for it would rather die than risk hurting its babies by swinging the tail at the enemy. Zurentis are also extremely fast, either in air or on the land. Please do not attempt to kill or tame a Zurentis without help of a skilled tamer.

Well, that’s a big bio. If you haven’t gotten tired of this post, here is the MOC:


Front view


Side view


Back view, the stinger can be seen here.


The other side


Head closeup


The acid spitter, yes, it’s a flick-fire missile :D


To fire it, just pull up the single tooth :)


Wings folded


Wings stretched


The back, the tube with the chemical can be seen here :)


Tail/stinger closeup, you can see the way I fitted the leeches to look like Zurantis’ babies


A view of the side, nice part usage, don’t you think?


The underside of the torso, I’m quite proud of it.


Front leg.


Back leg.


With it’s babies.
“Squeek!(Mommy!)”


“ZRIWWW!(Back off!) ”


Action-ish pose

Alright, time for the:
4th wall

Judges, please read this too, thank you.

This was certainly an interesting build, for me at least. Especially when I saw the theme and my opponent. The first idea I got for this was the wings, and I worked from that. This entry was also done in two days, so I guess you could call it a speed build. I would’ve posted this earlier, but I had to pack for vacation and I only managed to take the pictures when I was home. Okay, that’s enough about me, this is supposed to be for the MOC. The hardest part to do was the head, because I really wanted to incorporate a lot of playability and also make it look good. A lot of inspiration for this was taken from real bugs, but it all got mixed up into, well, this. I would like to explain the chosen colors as well as some parts of the MOC. I decided to go with metallic green I used on Solarus for the shield parts on the top, mainly because it reminded me of colors some bugs have. Same goes for the metallic brown. I decided to leave the bottom not armored because the real bugs don’t have armor there either. The shield idea came from the beetles having their wings protected by their exoskeleton. I also decided to give the Zurentis some plain non-metallic colors to represent soft tissue. There are also some interesting part usages and illegal connections here. I also need to say that the MOC isn’t exactly photogenic and that it looks better IRL, honestly :)
Well, that’s enough. Good luck to my opponent, and to all participants of the Bio-Cup that made it to this round. And if you are getting bored of all this reading, go and write a comment :D

Also, thanks to 12LegoGreendude for posting the main pic for me :)

To end, here’s a pic of it flying :)


‘till next time,
Stay cool like a swimming pool.



Comments

  October 4, 2013
this is psycho awesome! he looks like the tarantula from code lyoko (except with wings).
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  August 19, 2012
Quoting Wertman 8 I got Skype! I am wertman.8!
Finally XD
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  August 19, 2012
I got Skype! I am wertman.8!
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting The Millennium Warrior Heh heh, I see you put my name on your friends list on your homepage. Thanks a lot!
Ah, no prob, I thought I put it there some time ago, but now I see that I didn't :)
  July 25, 2012
Heh heh, I see you put my name on your friends list on your homepage. Thanks a lot!
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  July 19, 2012
Quoting Daniel Janči This is amazing entry. I think that you win this round, really!!! Good luck in Bio-cup!!!
Thanks :)
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  July 19, 2012
This is amazing entry. I think that you win this round, really!!! Good luck in Bio-cup!!!
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  July 18, 2012
Quoting Johann Dakitsch Now this one got me surprised. I love its design, its different form any insect I've seen, but still looks liek one. The colors were also pretty well used here, and that head is lovely. Altough presentation could've been better, I thinks its ok enough. You got my vote.
Thanks for the vote, you really made my day :)
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  July 18, 2012
Quoting Tabaris CarpeNocte I'm not a judge or anything, nor am I involved with the biocup in the slightest, but to me, it's rather clear to follow the pictures and I think this entry just makes fried insect of the opponent.
Thanks man :)
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  July 18, 2012
Now this one got me surprised. I love its design, its different form any insect I've seen, but still looks liek one. The colors were also pretty well used here, and that head is lovely. Altough presentation could've been better, I thinks its ok enough. You got my vote.
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  July 18, 2012
I'm not a judge or anything, nor am I involved with the biocup in the slightest, but to me, it's rather clear to follow the pictures and I think this entry just makes fried insect of the opponent.
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  July 18, 2012
Quoting Yuri Fassio This was way more imaginative than your opponent's entry, but i was disappointed in seeing that throughout the page there isn't one good shot of it. Every shot is a closeup, there's always some part of it out of frame, and that's frustrating because it makes it hard to figure out its actual proportions and overall aspect and stance. Since I like both builds, I'll go with your opponent for his better presentation.
Well, I couldn't really focus on pictures since I was in a hurry to pack my stuff. There are a few shots that show most of the MOC. Besides, is it such a big deal if the tip of a well known piece gets cut out of the picture?
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  July 17, 2012
This was way more imaginative than your opponent's entry, but i was disappointed in seeing that throughout the page there isn't one good shot of it. Every shot is a closeup, there's always some part of it out of frame, and that's frustrating because it makes it hard to figure out its actual proportions and overall aspect and stance. Since I like both builds, I'll go with your opponent for his better presentation.
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  July 17, 2012
Quoting The Plague , Mechanical Biohazard Love this. That metallic green color is PERFECT for this guy, and the baby idea was perfect. Good luck!
Thanks :)
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  July 17, 2012
Quoting Vorred 03 This is a very interesting MoC, and like you described, the head and the greenish armor on its back reminds me of real bugs! The colors you choose also match, and the body is great! Also a nice idea to add some small "babies" to it! I must say, you have great chances to win even against Galaxus! Good luck in the contest!
Thanks man, good luck to you too :)
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  July 17, 2012
Love this. That metallic green color is PERFECT for this guy, and the baby idea was perfect. Good luck!
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  July 17, 2012
This is a very interesting MoC, and like you described, the head and the greenish armor on its back reminds me of real bugs! The colors you choose also match, and the body is great! Also a nice idea to add some small "babies" to it! I must say, you have great chances to win even against Galaxus! Good luck in the contest!
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  July 17, 2012
Thanks guys :)
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  July 16, 2012
A *TRULY EPIC* moc, especially for an insect rahi!!! It is extremely complex for it's size but as a whole when looked at at a certain distance it looks like something very possibly real! Good luck in the contest!!! 0w0
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  July 16, 2012
Oh, you might have noodles on the ropes...This is high caliber...
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  July 16, 2012
Very nice!
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  July 16, 2012
I really hope you win this round, nothing against Galaxus, but this MOC topped his.
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  July 16, 2012
You way overbuilt Galaxus this time. Not only that but this is far more complex and the colors are better too. This deserves way more likes...
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  July 16, 2012
Awesome build!
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  July 16, 2012
Looks like a tough match. Good luck!
  July 16, 2012
Very interesting moc, the head is very good.
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  July 16, 2012
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant It's clear you've thought hard about how the Zurentis would live, and how it works, and that's reflected well in the build.
Thanks, hope I didn't bore you with the long bio :)
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  July 16, 2012
It's clear you've thought hard about how the Zurentis would live, and how it works, and that's reflected well in the build.
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  July 16, 2012
Thanks guys,and Banjax,I hope so XD
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  July 16, 2012
Wow both of you have awesome mocs. This is going to be a tough round.
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  July 16, 2012
Wow.....0_0....That's Awesome you may have just deafeted a overlord .
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  July 16, 2012
oh, yeah Marko, that rocks!!! I think you have a chance, this may be your best work yet. great job!!!
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  July 16, 2012
When you sent me the pic, I knew this was gonna be special, and you have not let me down. Great job, and good luck!
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  July 16, 2012
TOO... MUCH... WRITING!!!!! D: Naw, I kid, I kid. I like this MOC, especially the head design. Nice incorparation of all the unique pieces. Good luck, my friend ;)
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  July 16, 2012
Thats awesome dude!
  July 16, 2012
lol!
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  July 16, 2012
Quoting Jake Madau niceness!!! you might just beat him!
Thanks, still needs a main pic though :)
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  July 16, 2012
niceness!!! you might just beat him!
 
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