Finally, after having this MOC complete in every way except for colors for the last 2 weeks, I’m entering my Artakha!
I tried to stick to detailed, G1-style parts as much as possible, whilst using solely sand green for color as much as I could, to avoid requiring any painted parts besides the Mask.
Of course, there’s a few places on the torso where I’ve incorporated Ben 10 limb parts, but I hope the texture matches the chestplate enough that it looks alright.
Style wise, I tried to make his build look like he was originally an official set which I had revamped. In order to accomplish this, I made the inner structure of the MOC simple enough that you could remove 90% of the filler and accent pieces if you just wanted to have a barebones, BIONICLE G1-style titan.
I also tried to minimize the use of system as much as possible, only relying on it to fill in gaps in the build, and splash some more sand-green here and there.
" You… imbeciles. You ignorant stone apes… is this how you try to save existence? "
— Artakha, Reign of Shadows
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Details & Features:
Greg stated his hammer was taken from his forge to use as a Warhammer, so I tried to made it look like a titan-sized smithing hammer which had been given a longer handle, to make it a Warhammer. Funnily enough, it’s about the size of a real human-scale smithing hammer.
I may have gone with a shorter handle - however there isn’t an axle length long enough to pass through the gunmetal hoses besides the one I’ve used here. Normally, I’d cut one of the tubes down to do this, but part modification isn’t allowed, of course.
The cape is from the Knights Kingdom line, King Mathias specifically. The way its built into the torso puts 0 stress on the fabric, to avoid tearing or fraying the 15 year old fabric.
Beneath his chestplate are some of those sand green fancy-looking fence pieces - which was my attempt at hiding some rune-like details in his armor.
He has built-in storage for his hammer on his back.
He also has an armored waistcape. Figured I’d mention this because they’re somewhat hard to see from the front.
His legs have a similar shape to '03 Makuta Teridax and '07 Karzahni, so I hope they give off that subtle G1-Titan build appearance without looking too ridiculous.
I’m really happy with how these feet came out especially. FYI, they’ve got rubber pieces built in underneath, so they’re really stable!
Height wise, he is precisely 12 inches tall, which is slightly shorter than my Tobduk revamp (which is taller than the original MOC), and taller than my Brutaka revamp (which is shorter than the actual set).
Size comparison w/ an Inika Build:
Mask is the Mask of Creation designed by KhingK, however with some slight neck/head modifications you can swap it to a G2 Mask of Creation as well:
- Ankles can go all the way forward, left & right, and about 50% of the way back.
- Knees bend from 180° to just below 90°.
- Legs can move forward about 90°, back all the way (if you move the waistcape aside), and about 40° to the side.
- Waistcape can be posed freely.
- Head has no interference anywhere besides looking up.
- Shoulders have a full range of articulation everywhere except where the Ben 10 Limbs stick out, and straight up.
- Elbows swivel and bend from 180° to 90°.
- Full range of wrist articulation.
- 5 individually poseable double-jointed fingers on each hand.
– Total points of articulation: 29
Some of you may recognize my other version of Artakha from YouTube, Artakha, the Great Being of Judgement. If you’re wondering why I didn’t simply enter this version, here’s why:
In my storyline, Artakha was replaced early on in the Matoran Universe’s history by a Great Being named Domarius. (Same way Velika was replaced by a Great Being in Canon). After a while this Great Being took on the name Artakha, and that’s the smaller fella you see here. Eventually, he’ll change his form from the Sand Green & Gunmetal version to the Gold and Green version.
(Speaking of my storyline, want a great way to reach trust level 1 on the boards? Take a gander through Knight of Nights: Knoxus’ Story! I promise it’ll be worth your while!
Required Links & Stuff:
Free Download Link:
Contest Rules Topic:
BIONICLE Canon Contest #2: Meet the Maker
Please let me know what you think! (This MOC cost me all the gray/gunmetal parts that I was saving for a MOV of Krakua, so I hope it was worth it!)
PS: You have my word as a BioTuber that if I win, I’ll immediately release a full tutorial on this MOC for anyone looking to re-create it! I’ll still do one if I don’t win as well, but it may take a while, lol.
EDIT: Thank you all for all the massive outpouring of support! I’ve decided to make a Stud.io File and Building Instructions of my Entry available to download for free early as thanks for being so awesome!