Oh, hey, this thing still exists.
What. Do. You. Know.
So I've talked before about how much I love the Vahki head piece, and I showed you why with Meissa/Ski. Now, to show you the other nonstandard thing I've done with them...
Right, so this'll be a great MOC, right?
Coming off the heels of that last conversation on here, this may end up making things worse, but as this was part of the original agenda before the Breezies and Constraction guys derailed things, well, the show must go on. Everyone... I would like to welcome you to what is both one of my better MOCs, and one of my greatest failures as a human being.
Re-Vamprah: The Huntress Revamped
(Yeah yeah I know Vamprah's a male in canon, but to quote a great man... "It's more like a guideline, anyway.")
"What? Whaddid I do?"
YOU HAVE NUVA BOOBS FOR ONE THING
GAWD WHAT WAS I THINKING WHEN I MADE YOU THREE YEARS AGO
Anyway, moving on. I like how the Vahki heads let her remain slender while giving her the imposing presence a Makuta naturally demands.
Obligitory back shot! I like how the ridge of Nokama Hordika's head resembles a spine as used here.
The arm/wing/thing, I think, turned out pretty well. Even if it meant I never had Chirox, this "Multiples of certain sets" thing was absurdly helpful here. Also, I think I'm one of the few people who actually liked the Hordika leg piece.
I originally intended to make the hook weapons look like a big thumb of sort, but now looking at it, I find I like it a lot less than I used to. I should have added a handle to make it still distinctly a weapon before taking these pictures.
Despite this MOC's other flaws, I think it's still ahead of most other stereotypical feminine MOCs in that it has actual hips. The black Mixel balls do
have a purpose. Also, you would not
want to be kneed by her.
The feet were designed to both utilize the Metru-Blue Mahritoran blade that consisted of her original set's lower legs, and to call to mind high-heels to go with the revamp's "femme fatale" theme. I think this worked out pretty well.
Side shot, since the front and back would have revealed nothing new. I'm rather proud of my unique use of the Vahki waist in her upper torso.
When I originally began building her, I was initially going to try to make something similar to the Tridax Pods, perhaps utilizing silver versions of Onua Mata's claws for the "ribcage."
Then I remembed that I completely hated the whole concept of the Tridax Pods, and gave up. The chestplate can't even open like this without removing the arm, as I had done here. This trans-orange is all that's leftover from that; I would swap it to trans-blue if I hadn't used them all up in her feet.
Here's a shot with Gavla. There's one other Karda Nui revamp coming down the line, though I hope to increase that number after some Ebay and Amazon purchases.
Fun With Posing
So I mentioned before that despite being one of my greatest shames, Vamprah here is also one of my better MOCs, enough to get on my top-seven* list. The reason for that is simple - posability. She may look ridiculously sexualized, but she still looks good otherwise, and she is lightweight enough that nearly any pose is within her capabilities. Here's a demonstration.
Strict, or slouching? ("Fiiiine, Teridax. You're not my real
"Aii vant to suck your protodermis!"
That's what the black Mixel balls were for. This one pose. Right here.
(In Caboose's voice) "I am sneaking, I am sneaking..."
That's another nice thing - with her head tilted back, the "horns" of the Avsa come together fairly well with the back of Nokama Horika's head. Put that together with the outstetched wings from the last picture, and flight mode is looking pretty great.
"I want YOU! To join the Brotherhood Of The Makuta."
Yeah, this is just me having fun now.
And we finish things off with a fairly close approximation of the Thinker pose, courtesy of some Protector boxes.
"How much wood could
a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
Next Time: Fasten your seatbelts, everyone; the road ahead will be a bit more... rocky.
*Because five and ten are too mainstream.