2013-09-08

MOC: Tawa (not even going to count how many versions I have built)

 This Toa Tawa, leader of Bio-Klaani in Finnish Bionicle(-ish) story (Or novel, actually) project Klaanon is one of the MOCs I remake or mod from time to time. There is few reasons: Firstly, the color scheme of yellow and purple is rather limited when it comes to action figure parts, and the original owner of the character updates the design from time to time. And with time, I always find some bits that bug me on MOCs. That's what happens if you look a thing on your shelf long enough.

You might notice a few differences between this and the second last version (actually there is a few version between these, but I haven't posted them here or Flickr). The colors are better balanced now. I know that the dark red feet look a bit odd, but I don't have them on purple, the yellow feet wouldn't balance the colors very well and the other colors don't really work. Well, at least there's a little link with the trans-red Admin stone hanging from the hip.

There's some shaping differences too. The chest area is completely reworked (yep, bananas). The old version was rather floppy because the yellow Slizer feet spun around on T-bar connections. By the way, did you know that the yellow Slizer feet glow on UV light? They're only yellow parts with a such behaviour. Exciting!

The legs are another part being altered. The old version had double Rhakshi (not gonna make sure I typed that right) legs on the shins and the shape was rather strange. Now there's some typical TECHNIC work, while yellow gears work as guards and add some Bionicle feel. I like those purple bits on the knees.

The skirt has gone through a change too. As based on the original art it now covers the back and the sides giving more freedom to the legs. The 3x2 wedges are pretty much my only purple SYSTEM parts, but luckily I took plenty of the from Chaos Pick-a-brick years ago. The design isn't the sturdiest ever, but I like the look of it.

In addition to the multi-bladed Electricity Spear this version includes also the chainsaw sword, an ancient and disputed Toa Tool of might. I do not know much about it, expect that it took some light bley cheese from the LUGBULK order.

On other things, I'm still having rather busy time and I'm not going to post that much stuff on the following days. I'm still having my driving academy alongside the casual schoolwork, my student exam (Finnish version of A-levels on Britain or something like that) on geography is in three weeks and I'm going to spend the next weekend far from my bricks. But some bigger projects will be revealed eventually. I just don't like "spoiling" the big projects when they are nearly completed!

-Pate-keetongu

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