Quest for the Golden Ants
Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:18 PM
We find our hero in another adventure. On the outskirts of an African jungle, Indy goes to return an ancient Golden Ant to it's original shrine. But besides hordes of killer Siafu Ants, our friend is not alone...
(Again, this is for an e-Klocki building contest.)
I had lots of fun making these guys:
Any thoughts? =-)
"Doubt is the rust of the peoples' minds, but the only way to sieze the future is to grasp the present." - Chairman L. C. Clench, X-S Technologies
1776 or 1984?
Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:24 PM
but on topic, really great! i see you made up your own scene this time. the positioning of the ants must have taken you a while. nice paint jobs on the ants and the pedastel. how did you make him have 4 arms?
Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:21 PM
My name is Wilhalm Bloodaxe and I am back to be part of the Ragnarök Now Redux.
Lord Kenneth Valise, Level 1 Knight, 28yrs old human
Power: 4 Health: 10/10 Gold: 10
Inventory: One potion, a Greatsword (WP: 3) and a Shield (SP: 2)
Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:52 PM
As for the paint job, I don't consider it cheating if it brings something positive to the creation. I always use a blank torso (white if I have an extra) so the print doesn't come through. For some reason, gold is my favorite as well. I use a regular spray paint from Wal-Mart. I have a few scrap Lego that I use as a base and paint each piece individually, with tape around the neck peg and flat on the bottom of the torso so that the parts still fit when I put them together.
As for the arms, I wish I was at home so I could tell you what drill bit to use, but I have a superhero and a villain with four arms. You just carefully drill under the exsisting arms holes (leave a little space). If the bit is the right size, the arms fit on and are just as secure as the factory-made holes. The only drawback is that you can't lower the upper arms. To get the torso to go all the way down on the leg assembly, you have to cut a little off of the leg assembly pegs. An exacto knife works well for this. Just be careful, because some leg assemblies are more brittle and will snap off with enough pressure.
Sorry if this turned into a tutorial. I always admire you guys that take the time to build and share with the rest of us. This is one of my favorite MOCs, so keep on brickin'!
The Moors are very many. Around him close they drew,
They did not pierce his armor, though they laid on him strokes of power.
-The Lay of the Cid
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