• I love the way this tail slightly twists. - ~Felix the Cat~
  • This bit here looks great... as well as the rest, of course. - Johann Dakitsch
  • This bit is fantastic! - tadashistate
  • Muscly! - Becheman
  • This bugs me a bit, but then again I have no idea how to fill it. The shape and the curve work very well. - Pate-keetongu
  • Agreed, beautiful. Have to get those pieces from somewhere. - Pate-keetongu
  • No one noted these? Great idea. - Pate-keetongu
  • Upper jaw is awesome. - Five Fives
  • A minifig cape in this area will fill the hole nicely. - Archinto
  • You're absolutely right, but they're expensive. If I ever rebuild this I'll consider the cape.

Redfoot Dragon

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I had this designed since winter but never had the will or pieces to finish it. I tried to make it as simple as possible while keeping the detail intact.

This was my test of the Hero Factory pieces. I really like the texture they can give to a MOC but they're not easy to use. I connected each armor piece using a ball joint and decimated my supply. I used about 100 in this model.

The tail technique is new and I'll post it later on. It relies on ball joints for movement so it can't hold itself up entirely. But it can pose well.

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  1. Joel.Baker 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastc, great presentation too

  2. DViddy 43 months ago | reply

    I don't know why you like the head. There's no lower jaw, and the angles in what you do have there are completely unnatural and jarring. The eyes and the forehead are great. But the teeth and the jaw are terrible.

  3. knobbyplastic [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    Incredible use of parts as usual.

  4. Johann Dakitsch 43 months ago | reply

    Guess its not meant to be realistic... I see it as part of the style. Its Lego, after all, you don't have to follow all the proportions and stuff...

  5. {{Rigel}} 43 months ago | reply

    Is there anyway of showing the inner skeleton of this MOC? I've always wanted to do something in this scale but never really new where to start.

  6. Gamma-Raay 43 months ago | reply

    Amazing Dragon I love all the textures you use here, along with the colours. Simply outstanding job!

  7. Aroŋ. 43 months ago | reply

    Holy cows!

  8. pasukaru76 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastic work.

  9. Lord-Oblivion 43 months ago | reply

    For the most part I'll say that you did an excellent job. But some areas just can't be ignored. The forelimbs (excluding the feet) have an awkward shape and kinda mess up the general look of the dragon. It seemed like you were going to make a more smooth upper front leg, as the shoulder area looks good, but then decided to just use those inika armor. And then that lower front leg has such a straight line at its back, and it connected to the feet so thinly. Basically ruined the look you could have achieved there. My only other complaint (other then the gap in the jaw) would be the wing connection. The area that connects the wings to the body just sticks out so much, yet if it was 3-4 studs shorter it would look perfect.

    Other then that though, its a great MOC. The majority of the shaping works, and some lovely designs.

  10. JimButcher 43 months ago | reply

    I've never said this before, but...

    NPU all around. Seriously, it's really amazing here.

  11. Archinto 43 months ago | reply

    I like the cartoon-esque feel of this dragon. The red doesn't really fit for me and I think replacing the red parts with black and some white would really smooth out this moc. Leave the wings as they are, as you have a nice look going there, not copied from anyone elses work....

    I think the HF parts fit well, and create a nice flowing smoothness to the body. The details are nice, and I think the head is ok. Teeth are a little big, might replace those with viking horns, but adding a minifig cape to the lower jaw and maybe a red flag for a tongue would fix the lower jaw problem and help to fill out the head. I see some sleipnir in this head a little bit.

    Over all, nice work with only minor improvements. :)

  12. retinence 43 months ago | reply

    I really wanted to stay away from a monotone build for this which is why I used red. It does contrast poorly with the orange, but I like the overall look of it. If I remake this, I'll consider what you said about the jaw and teeth. I did try to add the tongue but it didn't fit in naturally and looked odd so I left it out.

    The limbs were a battle between trying to keep to strong enough to hold him up, nice enough to flow, and nimble enough to maneuver correctly. The HF part under the inika armor is the only piece that is strong enough to be there and the inika armor is the only piece that I have that can fit there comfortably without looking a mess. The forelimbs had similar issues where I couldn't fit anything that looked decent behind the HF armor. Although I did break my rule a bit, this was the best solution in that it solved the shape I wanted (although a bit exaggerated.)

    I can lower the wings about 2 studs but I wouldn't lower it anymore. That would completely take out the base limb of the wing, leaving only the forearm.

  13. Alex Mac. 43 months ago | reply

    I rather like the lower jaw, it gives it a bit of an artsy look to it.

  14. DViddy 43 months ago | reply

    That's a poor excuse people make to cover up mistakes.

  15. Lord-Oblivion 43 months ago | reply

    Yeah I noticed they would prove to be a problem. If you ever get to redoing this consider having the forelimbs more similar to the rear limbs. Although I'm sure you already thought of that aspect. Yeah I was just approximating the length to shorten it, taking two studs off would help make those wings look better.

  16. Johann Dakitsch 43 months ago | reply

    Indeed, but in this case I think it fits. I kinda agree about the teeth, but I don't see it as such a big problem.

  17. _silvershot_ 40 months ago | reply

    I instantly favorited this one upon seeing it.

  18. bannerninja 37 months ago | reply

    This is awesome work - I am humbled by the sculpting skills here.

  19. robinwright369 15 months ago | reply

    are there instructions on how to make one of these yourself? I wanna make one for my boyfriend

  20. retinence 15 months ago | reply

    I don't have instructions for my models, sorry.

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