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#1 YG-49

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:21 AM

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Well, I had nothing to do today so I got out my trusty old clay cube and made this. LEGO should have made a Rancor when the made the Jabba's Palace set but it would have to be very small to fit in there. :tongue: I have no idea if this is scaled or not (I'll have to watch Return again.) The eyebrows are minifig hands. I couldn't find anymore claw pieces for feet. Without further adue I give you my Rancor! :sweet:

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A hand. The chains were a last minute addition.
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A scaly back!
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Minifig comparison. Note, this photo makes the Rancor look bigger than it actually is.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:33 AM

I like how you created the rancor's teeth and claws. The chains were definitely a good addition to put on.

I agree with you, lego should make a rancor and i think they should also make a wampa. they would be so cool

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:39 AM

Interesting. I would work on the proportions a little bit as well as the overall shape.I like the teeth, but maybe you should look at a few more reference pics. Still, great start.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:43 AM

View PostSWMAN, on Jun 27 2009, 11:39 PM, said:

Interesting. I would work on the proportions a little bit as well as the overall shape.I like the teeth, but maybe you should look at a few more reference pics. Still, great start.
I was going to make it more hunched but the legs wouldn't hold it.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

Thats awsome YG! :grin: Definitly looks good, but I'd suggest sticking some brown peices on it, just to give it more of a lego feel. The scaling is a bit off, They have small legs and long arms with fat bodies, as seen here. But anyway looks good still.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:53 AM

I've forgotten the tail and fourth fingers! :oh3:  :grin:
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:54 AM

View PostYG-49, on Jun 28 2009, 12:43 AM, said:

I was going to make it more hunched but the legs wouldn't hold it.

I can understand your predicament. I would try building the body and legs separately, and then building up the legs as you need to.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:32 AM

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Aren't they supposed to be a bit more hunched back?

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:43 AM

View PostRaven Brickroft, on Jun 28 2009, 03:32 AM, said:

Aren't they supposed to be a bit more hunched back?

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I was going to make it more hunched but the legs wouldn't hold it.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:47 AM

Wonderful idea YG-49!  :grin:
A lot of people are right in this thread - TLG should make a Rancor because otherwise I have no sigfig.

The mouth looks just right - perhaps more teeth if you have them.  I really love the chains.
And I think people should accept that the model won't easily stand up with a hunch, even if it was perfect then.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:58 AM

Also if it was hunched it would have to be a lot bigger, I mean a LOT bigger!

Feel free to use it as your avatar Rancor :sweet:  :grin:
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:41 AM

Mmm... looks like a big cookie. Its nice, its not the end of the world to use. I would have added more details with regular lego, as long as I had many of them, like those little barbs.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

It still needs that big nose and a bigger back.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:24 PM

if u are doing a new rancor, in addition to the proportions of the limbs, add in "saliva dripping" frm the mouth. that was what was happening when it had Luke cornered before it was smashed by the gate.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:37 PM

Looks very nice, but one question, is it sturdy?

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:07 AM

View PostGeneral Magma, on Jun 28 2009, 10:37 AM, said:

Looks very nice, but one question, is it sturdy?

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Very! :sweet: It's pretty heavy too.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

looks pretty good :thumbup:  I like it

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:26 AM

He looks a bit like Morph's 'evil twin' :laugh:

Seriously though, good effort!

View PostYG-49, on Jun 28 2009, 06:43 AM, said:

I was going to make it more hunched but the legs wouldn't hold it.
I have a couple o' suggestions if you're interested...

For big clay builds you should build an armature with wire to hold the shape. Bend his stubby legs a little and build his hunch up and back, bringing his head down in front of his chest a bit more while maintaining the line of his spine. Hopefully that will help centre the wieght above the legs. You can always bring out his toes a little for extra support.

If you look at reference pictures you'll see the Rancor has very long arms compared to the rest of his body - lengthening his arms will make him look more authentic and help balance out the weight.

Just keep working at it until it looks exactly the way you want it to!




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