Hey guys, this is my submission for the art portion of the
Toa Helryx canonization contest, I started work on this mask
and custom Mace & Shield along with an bonus Short Sword
the moment I heard that the contest had been first announced,
I made a number of modifications to @TheUnderscoredDouble’s
build to better suit the mask such as increasing her height slightly and
along with that, giving her a straighter posture.
I have no idea if this build would even stay together without falling apart in real life so if any of you guys have more experience in that field, please do let me know.
As for the mask itself I tried to go for something that looks somewhat organic without veering to far to the side of the Toa Inika’s organic masks, as well as something that befits a Toa of water along with what looks closest to what a Mask of Psycometry might look like.
The actual model of the Mask looks slightly better than the one pictured here as I had to lower the model’s resolution so that Stud.io would recognize it as a part.
With that I posit a name for the mask, The “Kanohi Whakaaro”, derived from the Maori word for mind, I’m open to suggestions for an alternative name if you guys have any but if not I’ll stick with this.
With all of that out of the way here below is an alternate build with weapons built similarly as to how Double would have made his.
You can see more photos in these Imgur galleries linked below.
Toa Helryx From Most Angles (With Action Poses)
Toa Helryx in Extra Action Poses (With my own Custom Shield & Mace + Extra Short Sword)
Toa Helryx’s Kanohi Whakaaro (Mask of Psycometry)
And below are the links to my mask, mace parts, and shield and short sword.
And below is the link to the model file for Stud.io.
This is the Version with weapons that closer resemble Double’s weapons.
And Below here is the version with my custom weapons, along with the model file below that will be the file for my parts which you can then import into your own stud.io program.