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Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Alex » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:22 pm

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After having bought this set, constructing it and then cannibalizing it for parts, I sought to find a way to use the lime green pieces it contained. Initially, I thought of building some kind of wasp mech, but after deciding that one of the green pieces kind of reminded me of a tyrannosaurus snout, I had a better idea. Using mostly a large pile of scrap parts, this was the end result:
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This is the Mechasaurus Wrex. A robotic reptilian on a rampage, it's been literally armed to the teeth. In addition to its jaws of destruction, Wrex has arms consisting of gatling guns (and useless little claws), three high explosive rockets and a tail tipped with metal blades. Wrex's origin is a bit of a mystery, although some think it was built in a top secret government research facility. According to one scientist (who later mysteriously dissapeared) Wrex was developed as a combat robot to hunt down enemies on jungle worlds with dense undergrowth. Although constructing Wrex was pretty straightforward, other than some balance issues at the start, the real issue with Wrex was with its programing: although extremely intelligent, Wrex's AI simply wasn't aggressive enough for the military's purposes. Instead of destroying targets in the test area, Wrex seemed to prefer frolicking in the forest. The top brass were having none of this, and threatened to shut down the entire project if progress wasn't made on improving the situation. The researchers wracked their brains, but couldn't find a viable solution. One day, shortly before their funding was to be cut, one of the researchers had the bright idea to show Wrex Jurassic Park, in hopes that it would give him a better example on how to behave. After queuing the movie on repeat, everyone left for a long weekend, sure that this last attempt couldn't hurt. When they came back in on Tuesday, Wrex proved most of them wrong on that point. After destroying the research facility and it's occupants, Wrex escaped. They tried to track Wrex, but she was to much of a clever girl, and had already disabled her tracking beacon. That's the story anyway; there are rumors someone hacked Wrex's programming and is using her for their own nefarious purposes, but there is no way to verify this.
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Occasionally reports of Wrex will surface, but survivors of her attacks have a strange habit of vanishing. Is it Wrex coming back for seconds, or is some shadowy organization trying to remove witnesses? The world may never know.

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Zupponn » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:16 pm

Old Mech Wrex was hoppin’ around,
Tokyo City like a big playground,
When suddenly Brikman burst from the shade,
And hit Mech Wrex with a brik grenade,
Mechs Wrex got pissed and began to attack,
But didn’t expect to be blocked by Stak,
Who proceeded to open up a can of Stak Fu,
When Baron Farter came out of the blue,
And he started beating up Stakille O’Neal,
Then they both got flattened by the Brikmobile,
But before he could make it back to the Brikcave,
Zombie Lincoln popped out of his grave,
And took an AK-47 out from under his hat,
And blew Brikman away with a rat-a-tat-tat,
But he ran out of bullets and he ran away,
Because Poptimus Slime came to save the day!
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Zahru II » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:37 pm

Very clever- could you give us some better shots later down the line? Thanks!
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Alex » Fri May 01, 2015 12:12 pm

Here's some more pics:
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Frontal view
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Side profile
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The back
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An overhead view.
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As you can see, it can lean forward and balance quite a bit.
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A more detailed view of the side
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Close-up of the face

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Zahru II » Sat May 02, 2015 3:23 am

Yup, I like this a lot!
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Sir Sporktimus » Sat May 02, 2015 10:00 am

I have to concur. Awesome build. The shaping of the head and body, in particular, are well-done.
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by The Shadowscythe » Mon May 04, 2015 4:02 am

Hot damn this is good. Kudos to you olde chappe.

Now you need to put together a purple wrex and force it to watch barney the dinosaur on repeat before setting it loose to battle wrex in some form of Dino mecha combat.
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by ikensall » Mon May 04, 2015 3:04 pm

I'm with TSS here, requesting puple Barney_The_Dinosaur T-Wrecks. Spray paint is acceptable in these exceptional circumstances.

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by BFenix » Tue May 05, 2015 12:29 am

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Natalya » Wed May 06, 2015 9:41 pm

I approve.
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Alex » Mon May 18, 2015 10:19 pm

The Shadowscythe wrote:Hot damn this is good. Kudos to you olde chappe.

Now you need to put together a purple wrex and force it to watch barney the dinosaur on repeat before setting it loose to battle wrex in some form of Dino mecha combat.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=865AoXifk7E

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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Zupponn » Wed May 20, 2015 3:14 am

Alex wrote:
The Shadowscythe wrote:Hot damn this is good. Kudos to you olde chappe.

Now you need to put together a purple wrex and force it to watch barney the dinosaur on repeat before setting it loose to battle wrex in some form of Dino mecha combat.
Appropriate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=865AoXifk7E
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by BFenix » Wed May 20, 2015 9:03 am

Perhaps you should help the Wrex's million-year-old problem:

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However, when you have miniguns for hands, nothing is really a problem.
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Re: Mechasaurus Wrex

Post by Swordsalmon » Thu May 21, 2015 8:54 pm

Utter perfection. All it needs is an axe-wielding cop riding it.
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