Rancor: First Blood. Part one

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It has been awhile since I’ve put out any update, but I’m still building. I haven’t put anything on the finished shelf, but I have added considerably to the ‘crap I need to finish before I die’ pile. I’m planning on doing a better job of documenting my builds and personal work this year (we’ll see how that goes). I’ve been stalled on a bunch of projects and it is frustrating not getting anything accomplished, maybe posting about it will help keep them moving along.

Anyway… The Rancor. Hideously beautiful isn’t it? This kit has been on my wish list, but the high prices they bring on eBay ($50-100) kept the beast out of reach. It’s not a kit I ever expected to find at the flea market. But you never know what you’ll find at the flea market. Maybe you’ll find a 15 year old Rancor vinyl kit new in the box. Maybe it will be hidden under a dusty table. Maybe it will be $12. I love flea markets.

Even though I have about ten other projects going, I had to start on this kit. It’s awesome. This thing is as tall as our cat. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a miniature pet Rancor? Picture it running around the living room, nipping at the cats tail. Those little vinyl teeth are sharp! I can not imagine what a Rancor bite would be like! Actually, I can. Sort of. This little beast drew blood Christmas eve. While triming vinyl flash, and thinking I should be careful not to slip with the knife, I did slipped with the knife. The x-acto slipped and dug deep into my left hand. If you’ve ever cut yourself with an X-acto, you know how those cuts bleed like mad. Hopefully the beast has satisfied its blood lust and there won’t be a sequel.

That’s all for now. I’m starting to fill the seems. Once the weekend gets here I’ll post photos of the work and links to some other Rancor models I’ve been using as reference.

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