Cordak the Last Makuta's Magnificent Kronkiwongis

So...I've been building MOCs for a while now, usually keeping them to myself unless a little contest is about. With a new year, and new parts, upon us, I decided that now's the time to show off what I've been building over the last few years. Now, since my collection is finite, I'm only going to only upload a few images at a time. Every Friday from now, I'll be uploading images of either one large Titan MOC, or a couple smaller ones, either Matoran or Toa-sized. Feedback is welcome. To start this off, I'll be displaying one of my more-recent creations.

-Name: Subject 06012001, a.k.a Toa Hunter

-Backstory: Years after the fall of Makuta Teridax, the glorious city of New Atero came to be. But with it came new problems, some in low places, some in high. Turaga Dume, new head of the city council, began to become increasingly worried with the potential destructive power the Toa possessed, and sought to have them enlisted into a personal militia where he could monitor and enhace them with cybernetic implants that would rob subjects of their free will. To accomplish this, Dume approved a special genetic project: the creation of the perfect predator. After numerous trials and errors, that creature was finally born. Equipped with experimental transforming technology, a massive cannon, fiery breath, twin platinum blades, enormous strength, a sharp, strategic intellect, heightened senses, and fierce loyalty to Dume, the Toa Hunter is prepared to find any Toa and retrieve him, dead or alive, depending on his master's preferences.

-Quote: "The Master bids that you must be removed. Yield now, or prepare for obliteration."

-Images:

  • Robot Mode:
  • Dragon Mode
  • Cannon Mode
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The dragon mode is well thought out.

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@tahtorak
Thanks. The Dragon Mode probably took the longest to perfect, especially the position of the legs, for which I used the model of an old Mega Blocks dragon from 2004 as a guide. I really liked how the head turned out, though I had to sacrifice neck articulation for stability.

robot mode ain't perfect, but I'll be darned, that Dragon mode is superb-ish. Though you'll have to listen to other's opinions. But overall if this was a set I would buy

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@TheJMPofArcadia
Thanks. Like I said, feedback is welcome.

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It looks hideous. I love it!

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@Leoxandar
wink A hunter must strike fear into the heartstones of his enemies.

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Robot mode: Heck. NO. Looks very messy and disproportionate. Do not like it one bit.

Dragon mode: yesplz that head is very nice

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@Ekorak
Yeah...this was definitely a MOC that made the dragon mode a higher priority. Considering I've grown fairly accustomed to the messiness of the designs of the live-action Transformers, it wasn't really an issue I took into account much here, with the exception of the chestplate. As for the proportions, to which are you referring to? I mean, I though the arms looked fine compared to the legs in terms of human-like proportions (better than the post-2006 sets, anyways). The blades are admittedly a little too long (for the sake of the wings) though, and I can see some having a problem with that neck of his. If it's his feet, the photo hides the back of them (if you look closely, you can make out the lime-green Onua Mata claws).

What proportions? The chest takes up more space than all four limbs combined! I don't mean to be rude, or anything, but you generally don't see something like that. I understand it has to be like that for the dragon mode, but it's just personal preference.

@Ekorak
Oh, don't tone down your ranting on my account. I don't get much outside feedback on my MOCs, so any is welcome.

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Okay Ekorak, given how my stock of pieces is running pretty low, there wasn't much I could do to act on your words. The most I could do at the moment is give the model slightly thicker forearms.

Anyways, I also decided to provide more-detailed photos of the rest of the MOC.

The back of the legs:

And shots of the actual back:

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I'm...BAAAACK! Okay, the images of my next MOC are coming shortly. Apologies for the tardiness (the forums were down). Before I show the new model, I'd like to present Toa Hunter 2.0, influenced by (mainly Ekorak's) feedback. Enjoy!

Dragon Views (w/ New Wings)

Front Views (w/ New Chest Armor)

Back View

Arm Shots (w/ New Blades and Extension/Joint)

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The robot form is much better. The proportions are a massive improvement. Now you just need to fill in all the armor gaps you can and I'd say he's good for now!

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Okay, here's the actual new MOC for this week. This is probably the biggest MOC I've ever built, and is, in fact, a self-MOC for my BZPower persona of the same name (as the MOC, I mean). Remember, leave any feedback you like.

-Name: Cordak, "The Last Makuta"

-Backstory: Cordak was once a simple Nynrah Ghost named Destrolax, whom inhabited an isolated village deep in the Southern Continent, commonly pillaged by Dark Hunter raiders. To counteract the attacks, the Matoran constructed a massive robotic suit for personal combat against the thieves. An explosive conflict ensued, only for the unleashed energies to destroy the village, and permanently fuse the suit to Destrolax's body. Ridden with guilt and a hatred for the Dark Hunters, the Matoran wandered the wastelands of the Southern Continent for 10 years, refusing any companionship and slaughtering any Hunter he came across. One day, he stumbled upon a furious battle between a Dark Hunter raiding party and a fortress held by the Brotherhood of Makuta. Enraged to see more beings oppressed by the vicious murderers, Destrolax stepped in and quickly flanked and dispatched the attackers, Impressed, the leader of the group of Makuta took him to Destral, where he was introduced to a visiting, and wounded, Teridax. Teridax was intrigued by the Matoran's story, and gave his own secret: he was creating a special squad, a group of highly trained assassins at his beck and call, to which he required a leader. Taken aback, Destrolax reluctantly refused, despite the prospect of doing battle with more Dark Hunters. But Teridax didn't take know for an answer. One swift blow, surgery, and implantation of a specialized helmet later, and the former Matoran was ready for service, and took on a new name under his new master: Cordak. And thus the Shadow Hunters were born. Following the death of his master at the hands of Mata Nui, Cordak was left devastated and lost. But not directionless. Rallying his team members to his side, Cordak took on a oath, to avenge his master and ensure that the future of the Toa would be a dark one. Wielding a powerful shadow staff, tipped with twin electrified zamor sphere launchers, a jetpack, a shoulder-mounted turret, and his headgear's laser-targeting interface, he has every intention to carry this oath out to the letter.

-Quote: "You merely slew the master of shadows. The shadows themselves shall always roam free."

-Images:

Front Views

Back View

Legs Close-Ups

Turret Close-Up

Head Close-Ups

Staff Close-Ups

Size Comparisons

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@Ekorak
I might just end up up leaving the gaps. I mean, he is supposed to be a giant mesh of cybernetic implants, wiring, and armour, hence the gears on his arms.

Also, remember when you said that the head for your self-MOC went through MOCing hell? Funny you should mention that. Cordak's feet went through a very similar (though arguably more painful) experience.

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Indeed, his head has been through a lot.

As for the MOC itself, I'd have to know if the incredibly chaotic look is intentional, which would honestly kinda make sense if you know the translation of Cordak.

If that's the case, I won't complain too much. While I'm not a fan of the look, if that's what you want, by all means.

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@Ekorak
You mean desolation? Well yeah, that's why Teridax named him that to begin with (in the fanfic backstory, anyway). wink
Anyways, I actually just modified his chest armor a bit. Doesn't remove his chaotic look, but at least his torso armor won't be jutting out as far. I'll put up images shortly.

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Here we are:

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Another week over, another new MOC to present. This will stand as the last titan-sized figure in my collection, and he doesn't quite stand as high as the last two, but I have a bit of a fondness for the sadistic creep. FYI, the next few weeks will consist of entries for the rest of the Shadow Hunters (including this guy) mentioned in Cordak's bio, which will be a pair of Toa-sized figures and a trio of Matoran-sized ones. After that, we'll get to my custom Toa team. Remember, any feedback is welcome. Now without further ado, I present..the venomous...the viscous...the voracious...Venak! (Yes, he's another Bioformer)

-Name: Venak

-Backstory: Venak was a former Toa of Air, serving as a member of Jovan's mysterious Toa team in the universe's older days. Not to long before the team's adventures on Voya Nui, Venak was separated from his comrades during an expedition on the island Visorak. Captured and mutated by the spiders, Venak soon found freedom...and revenge. Quickly escaping the island, Venak's mind became warped by the venom, slowly driving him to Rahi-like madness, and became obsessed with the concept of death, and developed a delight in trying various methods on those he came across. One day, a shadowy figure whisked him to an island known as Destral, and gave him an opportunity: join a team he was preparing, and get all the fresh meat he desired. He graciously accepted. After painful experimentation, he is now equipped with a vicious alternate wolf form and twin customized Nynrah Ghost blasters, and is more than ready to combat the enemies of the Makuta.

-Quote: "You think this is about vengeance, little Toa? No...I've just come to enjoy the hunt...and the kill."

-Images:
Robot Mode - Front Views

Robot Mode - Guns Loaded

Robot Mode - Side/Rear Views

Wolf Mode - Front Views

Wolf Mode - Rear Views

Wolf Mode - Overhead Views

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