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A small bird alternative of 4417 aero pod. It uses some interesting building techniques to get the detail of the feathers.
About this creation
This small but detailed bird is my entry into the beginner level ("Prove That you are the best Beginner Builder") of the first round of The First Official Moccer Cup 2012.

Of the three X pods that I have built with this far, the aero pod was one of the hardest. It does not have many functional pieces, is not a wheeled vehicle, and has few useful parts. Thus, I struggled to make anything out of it. However, as I plan to make at least one model out of each of my X pods, I remembered DeTomaso Pantera's amazing British Bird Series. (Please support this on Cuusoo.

Thus, I decided to make a bird.

In this MOC, I wanted to use a special technique to make the tail feathers. Remembering the wings of DeTomaso Pantera's great Kingsley Kingfisher, I decided to use a similar technique.
This technique resulted in a bird with a realistic body shape as well as pieces pointing in every direction.

The front view, which nicely shows the beak and the eyes. You can also notice the thin legs and slightly outward pointing wings.

Side view, which again shows the wings. Also visible are the connections for the legs.

A view from above as the bird shows off its plumage. The tail feather technique is visible here.

And a bottom view to show the crazy construction.

Enjoy! Feedback is welcome.


 I made it 
  July 3, 2012
Quoting Alex B Does it fall apart often?
It falls apart sometimes if you try to straighten a wing or something like that. It doesn't fall apart by itself or when you just hold it.
 I like it 
  July 3, 2012
Does it fall apart often?
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Creativity: 9/10 Imagination: 8/10 Build: 40/50 Photography: 9/10 Personal Opinion: 18/20 Hey mate, pretty cool, I like it! Nice work.
 I like it 
  June 29, 2012
This is so cool! Awesome techniques and shapes with basic pieces! Great work!
 I like it 
  June 25, 2012
Creativity: 10/10 (Something different really helps!); Imagination: 7/10 (the designs used are great, but since they have been used before I cut a little from your score); Build: 40/50 (Simple, yet elegant. Solid entry.); Photography: 8/10; Personal opinion: 16/20 - KP
Halhi 141
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Paddy !
  June 24, 2012
Creativity: 10/10 Imagination: 10/10 Build: 40/50 Photography: 9/10 Personal Opinion: 16/20
 I like it 
  June 24, 2012
I love this. Full of character. Great use of the wing technique.
 I like it 
  June 24, 2012
So simple but brilliant!
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  June 24, 2012
Interesting techniques. Creativity: 6/10 Imagination: 8/10 Build: 38/50 Photography: 6/10 Personal Opinion: 14/20 Total: 72/100
 I like it 
  June 23, 2012
Very nice. Good luck to you as well!
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  June 23, 2012
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