I now present to you Kaihanga Nui! (The Great Maker) to enter into the contest.
Entry Photo: (please go off of this when voting.)
For starters, his large build was inspired by various descriptions of him, mainly how “his stance made it clear that he was equal if not superior” to the most powerful beings in the Matoran Universe.
His complex design is based around certain elements of some of his vehicle creations (the Axalara, the Rockoh, and the Jetrax) along with my usual building style, and his varied textures are supposed to represent the “ancient runes” that he has been said to have had throughout his armor.
Artakha raising his hand in proclamation:
Now to focus on each of his parts respectively.
His torso was primarily inspired by the Toa Mata, the reason is because he was the one who created the Toa Mata, same goes for his vehicles that I mentioned earlier, I figure if he named his realm after himself why not have it that he designed his creations after his figure?
I also took inspiration from the Great Spirit Robot, that came from how some thought that he was actually Mata Nui in the story, and the Mata torso was similar enough to his that I decided to put they’re designs together to make what you now see before you.
The forearms are intended to represent the Three Virtues, something which I tried to show while still making it cohesive with the rest of the MOC.
Unity, duty, destiny!
The legs were made in contrast to his brother Karzahni’s who, in his original form before he was mutated, had rather short supports, therefore this Artakha’s are giant in comparison not only to create this opposition, but also to add to his all-powerful appearance.
And finally his Forging Hammer was designed for practical usage, with a heavy counterweight on the back for a balanced swing, and a flat head perfect for getting a precise shape by the end of the forging process.
Now on to the breakdown photos.
Front and back:
Left upper arm:
Right, left, and front:
Right and Left:
Front and Back:
So there you have it! this is what I personally want Artakha to look like, is this how you envisioned him?
Best of luck to all my competitors and may the true Artakha step forth!