Starship Troopers Full Scale Warrior Bug
This is the spectacular full-scale creature created by ADI (Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis.), which earned them an Academy Award nomination. It was the Hero Warrior Bug used in Paul Verhoeven’s classic sci-fi film Starship Troopers, and used for references during the shooting for actors as all the bugs where done in CGI. Tippett Studio designed all the creatures, which are giant bugs, and created all 218 CGI cratures shots for the movie. As positioned on the picture, the Warrior Bug stands approx. 72 in. in height and 120 in. diameter of leg-spread. Crafted of fiberglass, hand-painted and detailed over a welded steel armature. This is a one-of-a-kind display piece for Museum.
In the original novel Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, the Bugs are an extraterrestrial race. In the film adaptation (and its first and second sequels and spin-off television series), sometimes also referred to as the Arachnids, although this is a misnomer, as the aliens are not related to Earth arachnids. In the film, Warrior bugs are four-legged bugs approximately two to three meters long and are colored as to the terrain, such as desert warriors will be tan with black and yellow stripes. The rearmost pairs of legs are much longer than the two front forelegs, and serve as the primary locomotion, the forelegs being about a third shorter. Warrior bugs are quite agile and fast, they can climb and burrow if needed but would rather use tunnels made by burrower bugs. These Bugs utilize a powerful pincer-like mandible that is capable of crushing rock and metal, as well as severing limbs as a means of attack. The two upper forelegs or "side mandibles" are utilized in the manner of swords for attack as well as defense. In the film, they fight only with their natural bodily weapons, but it is said that they can lose a limb and still fight at 86% efficiency.