Hello again, Friends!
I’ve finaly finished Toa Krakua’s revamp!
Kanohi : Suletu
Tool : Sonic vibration sword
Element : Sonics
Affiliation : Order of Mata Nui
◆Fix the illegal connection at arm(I’m not a purism, but if I can fix, do is better)
◆Add Ball-joint at his neck
◆Non-adoption of parts that are as fragile as possible
◆Make to allow his shoulders to go straight down more
The Original MOC is very fantastic, but due to its structure, his arms can’t be dropped a little.
And his long neck is very beauty, but his shoulders are competed up against the simplicity of his body structure, which makes him look different from the most famous photo when viewed from the front.
And his neck has be connected by pin, so he can’t move his head at an angle.
I tried fix little this point, with my maximum respect to original design.
I deliberately chose not to completely immobilize his shoulder joint while adding BJs to his neck.
This way, the “collar” attached to the chest armor will hold down the base of the piece, which is the material for the shoulder joint.
It preventing it from dropping any further than necessary, while still giving his shoulders a natural angle and increasing the angle at which he can lower his arms.
Of course, this modification hardly interferes with his posing, And Hic neck has get more movable!
Also, his hips, due to their structure, bury the axle-bar next to the BJs, thus inhibiting him from angling the base of his thighs.
So I used a new piece to create a gap at the base of his thighs to allow for a slight angle.
Furthermore, I added a rotating mechanism to his shin armor to make it look as if his legs were spread wide beyond their actual joints.
・Krakua’s Suletu having a scaly half depends on whether the scales on Kongu’s were a result of it being organic or not.
・The nature of the masks has to do with how they got them (Kongu’s one being buried for quite some time).
・Kongu’s one is “true shape”. (It’s unclear if this is a response to Krakua’s Hau-Suletu or if it is literally the regular shape as it is.)
・All(regular) Suletu’s have reptilian growth like Kongu’s.
・Inorganic Inika masks look pretty much the same as their organic counterparts.
・Inorganic Inika masks look somewhat different from their organic counterparts.
As I explained in detail in this topic, I tried to make Suletu such that all these ambiguous references are valid as much as possible.
I interpreted this as “Kongu’s Suletu had the “right” shape, but the damaged parts were repaired with organic material when Redstar changed it” and “normal Suletu also has scales, but only in a very small area”.
So, based on KhingK’s model, I decided to add scales to the chin area.
"Find the truth, no matter what barrier blocks your way. " ─Krakua