So, since I haven’t made a MOC from scratch (being that I started something new and didn’t just add onto one I already built) in roughly 7 years, I figured a good test of what I can possibly do, see if I’ve improved at all in my thinking with parts. This is my result.
The MOC below is Gelidus, name meaning cold, freezing, icy, etc.
So to start, the concept for this guy was brought up from me pouring a bag of parts onto my table to see what I could find, and whilst digging through them Kopaka Phantoka’s mask, and a LEGO hockey chest piece ended up right next to each other. The two pieces were both white and looked rather fitting together, topped with the fact I never see any MOCs with this mask on them despite it looking pretty nifty. I also had way too many of those small white spikes, so I used some of those up as well (I also didn’t notice one fell off his chest on the right side while taking the pictures, so just pretend there’s a spike there)
He doesn’t have as much of a backstory as my older MOC’s did since I just built him to build him, though some ideas came to mind when I started making his backpack sort of armoring. Since he’s the colors of ice, obviously he’s a loner type, though he’s completely separated himself from his fellow teammates (not sure if I really want him to be a Toa, or just a wonderer) to choose his own path rather than having him be told what it is. His specialties are Stealth and ambushes from behind, whilst his weapon of choice being a sword he formed into more of a long dagger, and a mace formed entirely from ice which is chained to the bottom of the hilt. Unlike most from the frozen lands, he chose to focus more on his strength for ambushes rather than his knowledge, though he is far from dimwitted.
There are some things I know aren’t the best, such as the arms/shoulders and possibly the way I built the legs, though I’m pretty alright with the appearance, the simplistic arms and weapons I personally fee give it some character, though I’m curious what other’s think of him.