The astrologers looked into each other's eyes in worry. For hundreds of years, they and their ancestors had looked at the stars, drawing connections between the night sky and the lives of human beings. But now, none of the constellations could be found, and no star looked right -- even Polaris seemed to have given up on them.
What they didn't know was that the broken constellations signaled the coming of one of them to the earth. But he had not come to help them. No, he came to kill them.
He broke out of the earth, bursting the ground into flame. One by one, he killed those who had once relied upon him for their life. None dared even to whisper his name -- Scorpio.
Fourth Wall Comments: Well, here is, as promised, my look at "the more demonic end of the spectrum". I came up with the short backstory before making the MOC. It was originally going to be black, grey, and red--and also have a flaming spine--but I decided the red was a little off, and replaced it with black. This was built on/off in about a week, along with a few modifications on the 8th.
His leg design. The front and back legs have slight differences from the middle ones.
If there's anything that I need to add to the MOC before I add it to the group, please let me know!
Also, if you like this model, you should find some of my other arachnoid creations in this folder. Comments and Critiques are welcome.
Your hero image is epic! Much improved from your first posting! Um...Great shaping...it looks very congruent (for lack of a better word) The head is simple but wicked! I think it feels a bit repetitive, though...Though I like the shaping, I think the model might do with some color spread out along the legs and cepalothorax/carapace. Maybe some trans red vents or something...I just think it's a bit to monochromatic...Great job though! As I said before, the head/claws is epic! Keep building, Arci
P.S. Bricks! I used a bunch of polysyllabic words in this post : )
You probably know it already from the MocOlympics 'Round One Scores' thread; I'm sorry to tell you that you didn't made it to Round 2. But you can enter the MIT in case they take place this year. Don't give up and better luck next year. Your scorpion looks very realistic nevertheless. Cool.
Hahaha, how very ironic on every level. Anyways, interesting build. I like the colour choice, and the scorpion looks very menacing. I think the joints are a tad too far apart, though the pose is excellent.