My entry for the TTV Channel cannon contest.
I’ve been working on this guy the very day TTV announced they would be hosting cannon contests.
Back (with/without weapon storage)
I wanted to make Artakha fit the G1 2006-2009 titan aesthetic. I tried to incorporate as many 2008 armour parts into both Artakha himself as well as his warhammer as Artakha made that very armour. Now to address the Ash Bear in the room, yes I used the G2 Mask of Creation, this is because of three main reasons: 1-It features runes that are mentioned in Artakha’s description
2-It is gold tin colour and the other two legendary masks are also naturally gold.
3-Weather you like it or not, it is an interpretation of the Mask of Creation.
I knew I couldn’t just use the mask on it’s own so I added the eyepiece that I feel would be used to aid him when concentrating on small details of his creations.
Now to his colour, I always interpreted “Grey/Green” to mean grey and green and not sand green, In my model I used silver and light grey for grey and dark green for green. I imagine in the Matoran Universe he would be a shade of green similar to Boba Fett in Starwars, where he’s somewhere between Lego’s sand green and dark green.
Edit: If anyone would like more pictures of different angles, breakdowns or comparisons to other sets then just comment and I’ll more than happy to do so!
A breakdown is available on my Flickr and Instagram
Sorry I have different names on different platforms.