So about two and half years ago I made a pretty infamous Toa Mahri Hahli revamp that got a decent amount of attention (and my first MOC spotlight). I've been wanting to do an overhaul of this MOC for about a year now and I finally got round to doing it.
I should be bringing this to Brickfair virginia so if anyone wants to see it irl it'll be there.
Forgive me if some of the shots here a little poorly shot on my part. New lighting setup, messing around w. the camera, you know how it is.
Without her wings
My arm in comparison to her full wingspan. IIRC it spans about 70cm or about 30" when fully extended.
I actually really like the pose/shot with this one. When I get the chance I'll try and redo the shot at some point with a wider backdrop and better camera presets.
Admittedly I'm not too focused on the back of this MOC. This is intended to be a display piece first and foremost so bulking up the back of the wings just to make it look a little nicer from this angle wasn't worth it. I did try and make it look presentable though, you're eyes won't hurt if you look directly at the back.
Nearly coming up on ten years. I feel old.
Quick little thing about the old one:
Firstly, Ven, your standards (atleast back then) were extremely low.
Honestly looking back on this thing it IMO it deserves about 5/10 or something similar. Might be me being extremely self critical but there's a ton wrong with the first one, including but not limited to:
- Poor colour distribution
- Messy texturing
- Some awkward proportions
- The wings can't angle in any way except for up and down
- The wings are too thick
EDIT: Also, anecdote time.
So I've exhibited both of these mocs at lego shows before, and I kid you not most people referred to both of them as 'he'. The irony there is so strong it may spontaneously form a black hole at any moment. To be fair the original didn't have too great proportions but still it's pretty funny. Hahli just can't catch a break.