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About the MOC
Benji is a MOC I sort of preconceptualized after making the Tipper ATV. I also had the idea to use the Miru Nuva with the bugged out eyes thanks to Bucka Chew on Flickr, though I connected the eyes a little differently. I didn’t want to use the Noble Kanohi Rau like Bucka did, so I found another mask that would achieve the same goal, in this case the Miru Nuva. I knew I wanted a whacky dude for this trippy ATV and this played right into using Bucka’s Custom Googly eye technique. Everything else about Benji came from experimentation. I added onto his design with the Minifig stetcher holder mouth. Yay for flexible rubber parts :dance:
The idea behind Benji is that he’s a guy wearing a Batman T-■■■■■, Khaki cargo shorts, and shoes while his “skin color” is Green and Dark-Grey. I would have liked it to be more Green and less Dark-Grey but my selection of green is deplorable, especially since two other MOCs use it. I’ll have to fix that when I acquire more green elements to work with. Other than the lack of green and the simple arm construction, I’m happy with him. I love that I found a use for the Batman printed chest piece.
Benji is pretty much the most bonkers, off the wall, impulsive, spastic, dare devil you’ll ever meet. Hes got more guts to try a ludicrous stunt or just go spend the day driving around on his brightly colored, highly unstable, souped up ATV, which is his favorite activity to do. Benji got the name “The Dirt Surfer” from the way he drives the aforementioned ATV. Because it well “tips” over so much. He’s often seen skidding along the dirt or running along next to it while driving ball-joints to the wall on it in the hilly plains where he lives. He’ll also stand up on the ATV and “surf” it as well. He’s super friendly and never gets mad or hurts people or animals, but when his ATV isn’t working he gets furious and starts swearing and throwing wrenches or anything else near by in his garage. Benji is very excitable and impuslive. He never ever ever thinks about things twice before doing something. This gets him into a good bit of trouble when his more devious friends dare him to do something. He always tries it unless someone else is liable to get hurt or their property damaged.
When not on his ATV, or some other vehicle that goes fast, Benji can’t sit still. He’s always running around or fidgeting with something. About the only thing he can sit still and focus on for any length of time is video games, but only when they’re brightly colored, loud, or action packed. Anything else just doesn’t hold his microscopically short attention span. When he’s not doing either of those things he’s off doing some odd job for his neighbors to earn a little scratch or a favor to get by. Being so active, Benji is very athletic and quite handy with tools, so he can always find a way to scrounge up a living.
Again, this is just a reposting from DA and flickr, but I wanted to post it here for you guys as well. Hope you enjoy. Comments, likes, faves, and so on are encouraged, and much appreciated. Thank you.