MOC olympics round 1 - Steef de Prouw vs. Dan Church . Monsieur Grenouilles jungle walker Araignee II (ca. 1895). . I'm competing against Dan Church
Group: 2 (bracket 2B)
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The Araignee II is a steam powered jungle walker, commissioned by French nobleman M. Grenouille. Here we see the Araignee trudging through the jungle, in search of new animal species.
First, let's meet the international crew (left to right): 'Baconface' Morton (pilot), Manuel Rana (local guide), M. Grenouille (expedition leader), Petitpattes (ship pet), Heinrich Frosch (engineer), Lord Fairfax (biologist), Taco (ship pet), Guido Kikker (gunner) and Jean Baptiste Grenouille (navigator).
*CHOONK* *HISS* *CHOONK* *HISS*
The Araignee walking through a clearing in the forest.
In this high shot, you can see some of the inner workings of the walking mechanism through the floor plates (I don't know why I bothered really).
Detail shot of the leg.
Oh dear, there's a perfectly unknown species of frog hiding in the bushes, but I don't think they've seen it yet.
Manuel and Guido standing on the lookout.
"Look, when are they going to let me use this gun?"
Jean Baptiste only got this job as a navigator because he's monsieur Grenouille's cousin. Soon, he is going to have to admit to the rest of the group that he doesn't have the faintest idea of where they are.
In the background is Baconface busy piloting this abomination. His steering is steam powered, don't you know.
M. Grenouille enjoying a nice cuppa, while having a civil conversation with lord Fairfax about the creatures of the jungle.
Mmmm electricity made with steam! You didn't think they put coal directly into those lanterns, did you?
Some clearer shots of the vehicle.
Front and backside shot.
There are luggage racks between those chimneys. And some glass jars and barrels to collect species in.
A shot I took during construction, to show the underside more clearly. I like how it looks like an upturned and defenseless beetle in here. I can just imagine his little legs squirming in the air.
Pfew! That's it. My first steampunk MOC!