My biggest and most detailed creation to date - With changeable facial expressions!
My third instalment in the 'Edz Challenge.
About this creation
Inspiration for B-57 Achilles comes from:
The Toa of fire, Tahu Mata.
The Brotherhood of Steel.
Nannan's Black Fantasy.
Mango Solero ice cream. Yum!
Fallout 3 had not been released when I created B-57 Achilles, but the battle theme fits his story so well... (This video and the inspiration pics were added in an edit.)
Toa Antheke is the only known Toa ever to escape the BIONICLE Universe, and now lives in a human military installation in combat against the Black Biomech scourge. Now away from his home planet, he has lost his elemental powers of fire, and his mask was destroyed long ago. However, he is still invaluable to the marines there.Towering over them, he is able to take down gigantic creatures thet would take a whole army of men to overcome. He weilds a giant flaming sabre made of car parts and a couple of flamethrowers, and a tower shield made of a Boeing 747 reinforced with force sheild technology. His armor is painted to match the Marines' armour, but the front is messed up a little bit due to an attack from a leech like Biomech that tried to infect him. Being partially mechanical, Antheke is vulnerable to the Biomechs, and always has to be on guard.
The 'Ed on this occason is off a really ancient Mega Bloks set I've had since I was tiny. The set was a hge base, with a giant robot in the miidle that could be changed to NOVA, MAGMA, or EVAC armour. This is the EVAC helmet. It is MEGA BLOKS, but that's no reason to rate it down. It was probably just as easy to attach to the model as a walnut kernel, and fitting the eyes behind and everything must have taken me hours of trial and error. A full body shot.
One of the marines. I used Brick-FA to make him much more poseable, and He's based off the Dark trooper of Count Blockula's. (count Blockula is the father of Brick-FA). The gun looks a bit like something out of Fallout 3.
A pic of future 'Edz to be used in the 'Edz challenge. Amongst them are my version of Christian Collins' Mask of Power, Darth Vader's helmet, the top off a toa metru canister, the boga lizard's head, Some sort of Galidor character and two MEGA BLOKS cyclonian's helmets and chest plates.
Surprised face. The helmet hes eyes behind it too, but the camera doesn't show them very well. Zoom into this photo to see them properly.
Chest armour. This is where the whole MOC started, and is very detailed.
Back armour. He's so fiddly that I didn't have anywhere to hold him by when constructing him, so I added this vahki pelvis pece to use as a handle. It also holds the supports for his legs.
A full back shot.
think the pics might have been a little in the wrong oreder, but oh well =]
Quoting Mike Johnson
Never has a creamsicile looked so deadly yet playful at the same time! Definitely a great color scheme on a highly detailed MOC. Yoou may not doing these much anymore but there still great for their originality.
Who says I don't? I have a couple coming, actually :) I just like to save the best-till-last, until I photograh another couple months' worth of MOCs.
5/5 I'm at school and flicker is blocked. So is Brick-FA when you use the gear shift (Not sure on actuall name. The white half circles that have the black pieces sticking out on top.) pieces as joints.
I was going to post a ridiculously long comment praising this creation, but it was mysteriously deleted as I was typing it. Thus, I'm going to make this short.
This creation is definitely going to rack up some votes in my contest (not to discourage others who are entering). I love the sword and the head is awesome. Great job, keep up the amazing work.
Just to meake it clear to people like Shadow Gear here: The mega bloks head is not a reason to downrate. The whole idea and function of the MOC is to house that one Non-LEGO peice - 'cause It's harder and more challenging and intuitive than just slapping any old Mask on there that fifty people have already used in the last 3 days! It's different than normal BIONICLE, because It's a different breed of MOC - okay?