Friday Night Fights [Round 31]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another kick in the head edition of Friday Night Fights! This week’s bout is the battle of the digital multipeds, with state of the art heat-sinks and the lamentation of the enemy’s women on the line.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the deepest recesses of study-hall, it’s Nicola “The Sledgehammer” Stocchi and his “Tallneck”.

Tallneck - Horizon Zero Dawn

And fighting out of the blue corner, from the core of the MCP Cone, it’s “MalevolentMax his “Punisher“.


As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the model that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner.

Last time, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of the snowflakes, with spiked eggnog and access to the mistletoe on the line.  In the end, Aaron “The Argonaut” Van Cleave and his “Christmas Day” scored a highly questionable 6-2 victory over Keith “Goldmember” Goldman and his “Blue, Blue Christmas“.  Van Cleave scores his first victory (1-0) while Goldman runs his record to (0-1).

17 thoughts on “Friday Night Fights [Round 31]

  1. Tallneck is badass, but Punisher and its low profile gets my vote on this one. It is definitely the less complex build and has to be the underdog here, but I just really like the shape of Punisher.


  2. On a quick glance it’s tallneck, obviously. But looking closer, I have no freaking clue. Not only are the models fantastic, but they both capture the sense of movement splendidly. The majestic pace of the thallneck or the aggression of the prowler? Heck, I’ll come back to it, can’t decide right now.


    1. Going with Tallneck eventually, Punisher’s got too many showing studs in the front and that hose Ted mentioned stands out now, although I didn’t really noticed it before.


  3. I’m voting Tallneck. I did give Punisher a thorough look over, and the part-combos used for the feet/legs are very, very impressive… but the difference comes down to the thickness of a tube. On the Punisher, I’m guessing it was used for the accent color, but then why not do that in brick? Perhaps it is hiding some unsightly gaps where the gun meets the body?… I guess I’m also not feeling the floppy-green-pancake look either, and I kind of wished all of the white accents in the build were tan instead… Tallneck is not without it’s issues either, but perhaps with the larger scale they don’t stand out to me as much…


  4. Punisher. Tallneck is brilliant and elegant, but for brute force and stamina my money’s on the turtle. I love those rear legs, the joint placement is absolutely perfect for something that looks like it’s ready to pounce. It sort of reminds me of the Geth Ghost from Mass Effect, coiled up, agile, and ready to put a world of hurt on you. The Longneck has some amazing qualities though, those feet are outstanding. The names are vital, Tallneck doesn’t instill much fear or dread whereas Punisher says it all.


  5. Went back and forth a bit on this, both are excellent, and for a while I was thinking the Tallneck’s long, spindly legs couldn’t actually stand up, but closer examination revealed a solid structure inside. On the other hand a closer look at the Punisher made me conclude that while it has some sweet lines and lovely joints, the front is severely underutilized and should really have gotten some more love.

    So my vote goes to the Tallneck.


  6. That Tallneck (and Nicola’s other, stunning, Horizon creations) are among my top-most favorites of 2017. His Thunderjaw is a masterwork, and I’d slot the entire collection somewhere around Rowntree’s viper landing pad.


  7. I discovered Punisher some time ago and fell in love. It’s a gorgeously done example of smooth part integration forming flowing shapes. Tallneck is impressive in a different way, but going off looks alone I’ll be voting Punisher. Incidentally, this is a funny matchup. Feels like I’m comparing two different people, one of whom has been squashed flat, and the other stretched out.


  8. Punisher is a masterpiece all on it’s own, but the sheer scale and innovation of Tallneck, as well as the intricate details in the feet and wiring connections, have won me over. Tallneck it is!


  9. This is a tough decision. I really like the unusual turn of events and feature of complex, fabulous, organic models. And on that note, both models capture the essence of the creature they represent absolutely perfectly. That is incredible design work. I vote Tallneck. I really dig the color combos.


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