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Ajax the Great

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:37 am

Hey all,

Check out Lino Martins' Ajax the Great:

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Re: Ajax the Great

Postby Tycho McKorley » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:47 pm

It looks excellent. I wonder if its scale works with the old KKII action figures. Not that I ever cared for those guys, but the inner child in me loves imagining battling them with this centaur.
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Re: Ajax the Great

Postby Napoleon » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:17 pm

Tycho McKorley wrote:It looks excellent. I wonder if its scale works with the old KKII action figures. Not that I ever cared for those guys, but the inner child in me loves imagining battling them with this centaur.



To me, it looks like it's a slightly bigger scale, but I could be wrong.

As for my opinion, all I have to say is "Wow!" :shock: This thing is incredible. It must have taken him forever to figure out how to make it. Well done, Mr. Martin, well done!
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Re: Ajax the Great

Postby quaraga » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:25 am

Good centaur with great detail. My only problem is that Ajax in geek mythology was a human. Then again what's in a name?
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Re: Ajax the Great

Postby Handar » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:59 pm

quaraga wrote: My only problem is that Ajax in geek mythology was a human. Then again what's in a name?


I had the same 'worry'–hmmm, that's not exactly the right word–but it helped that on the builder's Flickr page he acknowledged that he wasn't attempting to build a model of Ajax. Instead, he only took the name 'Ajax' because it was "a nice strong Greek name that [he] liked." So, apparently there's strength in a name. ;)

As for the MOC, I think it's a great build. The original picture that I saw was dominated by the torso and head, and I didn't realize that this was a centaur until clicking through to the Flickr set. Seeing the whole thing, however, just made everything that much better.
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Re: Ajax the Great

Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:16 am

The skill it took to make this is very impressive. I know I could not have built it. It is very nice and worthy of all the attention it gets.
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