A small ocean Rahi for a Unity Infinity Circle contest.
The irony here is that the contest rules require a description, but I don't really have much for this guy. So, time to make something up.
Species name: Khargicrote
Common name: Khargi Turtles
Environment: The Khargi Turtles commonly live on the sea floor of Liquid Protodermis seas. (Consider Liquid Protodermis seas as a sort of "fresh water", and Mahri Nui as a "salt water" environment.) Though they live at the bottom of the sea, they still receive a good amount of surface light.
Behaviors/Aggresion: Khargi Turtles are usually docile and nonaggresive. However, any people or objects that get too close for comfort are in danger of being attacked. (Khargi Turtles are known to attack rocks that fall into the water and startle them.) Their claws are natural and not fatal, but still rather painful, as are their shell spikes, which bristle when the turtle is startled or territorial.
Alignment: Passive neutral, although there are records of turtles being kidnapped and trained as combat or mount Rahi.
Gender: Like many species of Rahi, Khargi Turtles have no genders.
So yeah. Small build done between finishing Jethryn V3 and starting something for the BMC's final round. I was inspired to build this by the Shadow Snapper from Atlantis, which had a shell made from Kiina armor pieces. So, I went for a miniature version of that set with the four pieces I already had. Also, finally got a chance to use the trans-blue sockets from Matoro... they were on Jethryn's original design, but I wanted to save them for another character concept (which I tried to do recently, and quickly became rubbish.)
Note that my version of the torso uses a much smaller space than the original version, and relies more on the angles that other parts are placed in to hold in place.
And here's an unedited photo for Chro and Halhi.
C&C appreciated. Should put Jethryn V3 up tomorrow, so stay tuned.