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#1 Combee

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

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Hey guys,

This MOC was built for the 2012 MOCAthalon to highlight the threat posed to the few remaining rhino populations in the world.

The illegal poaching of rhino horns has left rhino populations all over the world in a critically endangered state. Today there are very few rhinos left in the wild that are not in preserves or parks. In 2011, the western black rhinoceros was declared extinct. It is estimated that there are only about 17,000 rhinos left in the world. If nothing is done, these majestic animals will be gone from our world forever.

I know it's a little blocky but I was working with what I have  :classic:

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#2 Sid Sidious

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

This is a really cool moc.  I like the cheese slopes on the back of the little rhino, and the birds are pretty good too.

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#3 JackJonespaw

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:18 AM

Looks nice! I like the sideways tree, and the Rhinos are done quite well!

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#4 Cerator

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Wow!

I really love this design! Both the rhinos, but also the beautiful birdies.

#5 Sid Sidious

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:05 AM

My nipples are burning carried over from April Fool's Day.  You might want to change that.

#6 Combee

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:34 AM

View PostSid Sidious, on 03 April 2012 - 04:05 AM, said:

My nipples are burning carried over from April Fool's Day.  You might want to change that.

:laugh: Thanks for pointing that out!

#7 Cecilie

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:15 AM

Those are some really cute looking rhinos :wub:. Even with such an angular design, they don't look blocky. Very well done :sweet:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Is it white or black rhinoceros?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

View Postviracocha, on 04 April 2012 - 09:04 AM, said:

Is it white or black rhinoceros?

I'll be honest, I wasn't focusing on a particular species when building it  :tongue: but I'd say it's probably a black rhino based on the pointed snout.

#10 Wrinkledog

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

this is really awesome! I love the little birds...
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

I think you did a good job with the "cute-ification" of the baby rhino.  Even though they're the same size as the adult's, the eyes are pretty adorable on the baby.  The eye-to-head ratio works well.  Also, I really like that tree, could tell right away that it was in the savanna.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:22 AM

And i thought i saw all the entrances for the MOCathalon. Never saw this though. Very cool build. To me its fine that its a bit blocky, i honestly feel like it works very well in that scale. Very nice MOC indeed. :)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

Excellent build, very recognizable  :thumbup:  I agree that the tree works perfectly  :classic:
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