Fenrek is back in his best for yet. Bigger and badder with a bunch of brand new accessories to aid him on his endless hunts to claim the bounties on many a head.
About this creation
Fenrek's new form features some new aesthetic changes aswel as functional ones.
Fenrek's Grapple Grenades.
(One of the handles can be seen peaking over his left shoulder.)
This version of Fenrek was designed to be able to utilise his accessories and in this case, even stow them. Both grenades can be stowed on Fenrek's back at all times. The clips to connect them however do push the plating either side outwards more and so widen the back a bit almost to the point of an aesthetic disaster, but I think I managed to still make it look pleasing enough.
Due to them being stowed on Fenrek's back, the upward reach for them may not be the best, but the practicality of it is that deploying them now offers the choice for a quick motion to lob them instantly with the downward retrieval.
The pair of Grapple Grenades here show the pressurised cap, the 'grapple' blades either side aswel as the chemical chamber in the lower area.
Fenrek's melee weapons are a trio of wrist mounted claws that are integrated into the entire lower arm armour. This means that they are rigid as to not bend/flax and they are easily accessible as they can be retracted/deployed from the wrist at a moment notice.
Whereas a sword or mid-ranged melee weapon would offer more safety due to the range and time to stop attacks, the blades offer more power being as they are integrated into the arm, their movements carries the full force of Fenrek's body with it.
The Flak Cannon is a durable, close range, shotgun style weapon that uses four barrels to fire a highly pressurised spray of razor shrapnel to cause maximum damage to enemies and serve as an all rounded weapon.
The Flak Cannon was introduced as a simple point and fire weapon that disregarded the precision of other weapons and skill required to use them. The only skill needed (apart from some degree of aim capability) was to know the right stance/arm positions so the force of the recoil wouldn't tear your arm off.
There's little plating on this weapon as it only covers the essential parts of the weapon that need to be both safe for the user and essential for the weapon to work. The rest is open as it's firing can overheat fairly quickly and needs numerous exit ports for ventilation.
The Flak Cannon fires a highly pressurized blast of razor shrapnel designed to cause maximum damage with each shot fired.
The ammo type was designed to get around armour as the many smaller bits of metal get in, under plating to damage connections such as where the armour is connected aswel as to get into the flesh of an opponent.
The shrapnel type of ammunition was utilised as it could be made from any kind of spare metal scraps lying around. If the weapon is out of all the current ammo the handler has, all they need to do is to find metal scraps, put them into the compression canister which serves as the magazine and fire away.
(The compression canister compresses the metal shards to be able to fill more and aid in the pressure canister which is a separate component used to create the force to fire the ammo itself).
Fenrek's Sniper Rifle is of unknown origin but appears to be of a more high tech origin than his other weapons. The slick white plating and light coloured finish, coupled with the blue hue of the weapon's energy aren't familiar to Fenrek, but he has mastered it nonetheless.
One of the more unusual features of this Rifle is the scope. It is angled onto the side of the body rather than on the top. This actually has a practical use as it increases accuracy and if used while lying down, forces the wielder to be closer to the ground rather than showing their head out on top as a target.
Fenrek's Sniper Rifle's ammunition is a liquid filled compartment of plasma that solidifies by reacting to a compound lining the barrel.
The inner workings are unknown but generally put, once the trigger is pulled, a small amount is transferred to a pressurised chamber where it is fired down the barrel. Because of the speed it is fired at, it becomes elongated to a more bullet style projectile.
Due to the nature of this plasma compound, it dissolves within minutes of becoming a solid leaving no evidence.
This hapless douche-bag annoying Fenrek is Nimrod, a lazily made moc for the sole purpose of being in my next instalment of "Pure Plastic" over on YouTube.
However, he would serve well as a sort of comic-relief to Fenrek, appearing at the most inappropriate times to say something sarcastic or just plain stupid in his own imitable humour.
Just a final shot of the moc which will serve as the signature image on different media sites such as DeviantART and Flickr.
I really like this pose as it has a good stance whiles also displaying weaponry (claws) that don't obstruct posing.
Here Fenrek has been completely rebuilt since V4 and has a few new aesthetics to make him look and perform even better. He still follows the theme of being a generally larger, armoured character and here's a rundown of the major changes:
- His Torso is structured better to be more solid and imposing.
- The back region uses the previous versions leg technique to appear larger and also has attachments or accessories (grenades).
- The lower legs (my pride in the last version) have been redesigned to keep the same pattern effect but in a more rounded, clean way. This means that the legs overal are bigger and heavier. This follows down onto the feet aswel as they too are bigger.
- Whiles the upper arms are practically the same as before, the lower arms are different as the left arm has attachment connections for melee claws. The elbow region also sacrifices some aesthetics to make way for much better articulation. Before, Fenrek could only raise his arms about 45 degrees but now they can bend the full 90 from straight down to facing forward.
- Community feedback dictated that I add a third colour into the mix of orange and black and white seemed the most appropriate to use. The smaller white claws add detailing here and there such as stripes on the upper arms and lower legs whereas the large ones serve as weaponry (claws).
- Fenrek has always lacked in weaponry but now he has a decent arsenal complete with melee blades, grenades, a shotgun style weapon and long range rifle.
This moc took about longer than my usual works as I wanted just about every detail precise to what I wanted. Overal I feel that it was worth it and that this is the best version of Fenrek yet. I know that it's still quite early from Fenrek V4 but he didn't feel as 'complete' as I wanted him to be and hopefully this will mean that I won't be re-doing him for quite some time.
I hope you guys like my all new, bigger, better, badder self moc.
Help me make this my most liked moc guys ;)
Yes, I am aware that there is a V6, but since I haven't seen this yet, I'm going to pretend there isn't. At first glance, I love the color spread... but what I don't like is the lower torso/waist. I'm not a big fan of really skinny waists on MOCS, although it isn't a big problem. I absolutely LOVE the white spikes as highlights ! The "muscle" look he has going on on his upper torso and his arms (the roundness) is well designed. His back reminds me of some of your older MOCS, it's just super wide and scary haha. An it wouldn't be a Fenrek MOC without some Tubing in it. And - ZOMFG ! WOLVERINE CLAWS ! :O All the weapons and the guns are soo well designed as well ! Beautiful work on this. I'm gonna check out the newest version of this MOC some other time, and I can't wait to see what you've done with it ! :D I like what I see :)
Fantastic accessories compliment, Fen. Also really like the thickness and cladding from the chestplate and upper arms, lower limbs, etc. The whole MOC has a Pressure-Suit aesthetic, given the orange tubing accents, truly nice work. Cheers!~
Truly a great piece of work. I like everything about him. The thickness of the legs, armor, part usage, you got everything right. Fenrek as a character has truly amazed me, as does this moc. I like the wrist weapon and how it acts. I also LOVE those guns you made for him. This moc on the whole is just a piece of art, Fen. Can't wait to hopefully see more from you :3
Very, very cool. The torso and the arms are simply superb. His two guns are very, very cool and well. I can't see anywhere wehre you've mentioned so what are the fire types of the weapons? Semi-auto? Pump-action? Bolt-action? 3-round burst? I think it'd be interesting to know since you described the rest in such detail. :)