After waiting months for this contest, I’m finally back at home and I can upload my entries for this contest (and it’s even my first post on the boards)! All the images’ll be below in spoiler tabs and I’ll do brief blurbs about the design choices I made. About all of them, two things.
- Kualus and Gaaki are as tall as Iruini. My height pictures might be at bad angles.
- I tried to stay away from making them all extremely similar to Norik and Iruini, but each MOCs armor and color arrangements have similariites with other members of the team to emulate possible regional and sub-regional armor styles from across the universe. The Hagah are from all over, after all!
Kualus - His shoulder armor (two silver Avohkii) is meant to resemble icicles hanging down from a ledge. His spear follows that same philosophy, and his chestplate was chosen because the Nuhvok-Kal shield’s bumbs look like the Avohkii spikes. Mask of Translation is there because he wears the Mask of Rahi Control and I thought that connection would be funny, given he also speaks in the language of birds.
Pouks - Pouks was partly inspired by this line on his Biosector page: “Pouks is known to be loud and boisterous and believes in plain speaking and taking direct action rather than sneaking around.”
To that end, I wanted to give him the look of something like a football player (someone who charges right into battle), so I gave him the slightly beefier Inika knee armor and the wide shoulder armor. The Noble Miru fit that aesthetic the best (it’s also to have another Noble mask on the team with Norik). His spear is a G2 ‘hook spear’ piece, meant to mimic the ability of his Rahaga bolo spinner (going in low and sweeping the legs out from opponents). I also slid a heartlight in, just because I could!
Gaaki - Gaaki originally had some Knights Kingdom armor pieces on her legs, but the contest rules required those to be cut. Given that Gaaki is a toa of Water, I wanted to give her the look of someone who can effortlessly cut through waves. The Great Miru, to me, has always looked like the prow of a boat, so it was a natural choice! The spikes on her arms and legs are meant to mimic fish dorsal fins. Her spear, the Tidal Spear, is an attempt to emulate waves crashing over each other (kinda).
Bomonga - Bomonga follows the short, bulky earth toa design philosophy, and there isn’t a whole lot to say about him besides the fact that every piece on him, excepting his head, silver armor, and eyestalk, are black, which tracks with his exceptional skill of hiding in darkness as a Rahaga. His spear shape allows him to grab opponents from behind, which is a loose emulation of his Rahaga spinner effect of rendering them immobile.
(w/ Norik & Iruini)
(w/o Norik & Iruini)
I give consent for my mask to be altered in the final group art if the artist chooses: (No) (Unless there are mask duplicates among the final winners)
I give consent for my metallic color choice to be altered in the final group art if the artist chooses: (Yes)
I give consent for my spear tip to be altered in the final group art if the artist chooses: (Yes)