I've been working on some Rahi prototypes for a while and this one is the best I've got so far, now again it's veeery price but I liken this to a set with a tank, because that's basically what this Rahi is, a tank. And yeah I know Sokoda recently added a new moc (that's amazing, check it out) this is timed coincidentally. This set has 695 pieces, it's on the large side. Now enjoy my meh photoshop:
So this Rahi is based off the rhinoceros beetle or dynastinae, I combined it with pepeke which means insect, not the best name but it looks cool. It has about 300 pieces so off the bat it's an expensive set but I would argue this Rahi makes it worth it, 6 limbs with 3 points of articulation, the head with one in the neck and the horn as well as 2 in the wings. The Dynastieke has one rider and 4 stud shooters as well as a function, when the tail is pulled back, the wing opens.
For story information, these bugs are used to travel across mountains and through the caverns of Tiro, their wings are not large enough to sustain flight but can be used for large jumps, from mountain to mountain, cave wall to cave wall. The Tiroans tamed the docile animal with ease and are much like large Mahi in their behavior.
This outpost is on the borders of Naho as one of the small islets and rock outcrops surrounding them, it has 2 turrets and one sentinel (dude sitting in the lotus, kinda like a spiritual warrior-monk or paladin). This also contains a function, when either of the 2 levers on the back are pulled to the side, the wooden struts holding up the turrets collapse into the sea. Again not the most advanced function but it looks pretty good.
It's a much larger set than I'd like but I think the Rahi is cool, not really sure if I'll redo this set to make it much better in terms of piece count.
I am working on some more Rahi, an ice stag thingy or deer thingy and another large Tiro turtle carrier thing, kinda like an armoured transport Rahi. Not sure if that's gonna be a good set but it sounds cool as heck so I'll probably do it.
Comments and criticisms are appreciated as always.