Hello everyone on the Boards!
Today I have something special! This actually isn't my MOC, it's the actual, physical Self-MOC of a friend of mine who goes by the name of Lew on MOCPages.
This dude seriously increased his MOCing skills over the course of a few months! Props to him for making this awesome creation!
Why am I showing this here? Because he says I take better pictures and he doesn't yet have a TTV Message Boards account so I'm doing it for him!
He has some interesting stuff on MOCPages, so you can click here to go visit his page!
Also, no this isn't a promotion or anything, I'm just better equipped to show off his MOC here. To reinforce this, I'll offer a critique on it and have this be a sort of discount MOC Spotlight: PN99 Edition!
So let's get into it:
Front shot. Right off the bat you can tell one thing: this guy is BIG and also stole Ghar's colors. He's actually quite a bit taller than Ghar. His size is intimidating, and for a MOC this size he's surprisingly light and well balanced. He's also fairly lanky, and his proportions look maybe slightly off, but I can't tell for certain. I want to say his legs or torso are too long, but they fit well enough together to work.
Back view. It is a little messy, and you can see the innards of some of him, but it really doesn't look too bad since it's all black. I question the Nuva chest as back armor though, but it does its job.
Close up of the torso and waist. He's got an interesting waist joint there that only swivels up and down, so it's more of an abdomen crunch than anything else. It's integrated nicely and flows fairly well into the Hordika chest piece. I find the tubes on the hips add some nice mechanical detail, but they do hinder articulation a bit.
We have some really nice arms here. The upper arm is really compact and solid, however the lower arm and hand are a little awkward. The green CCBS shell isn't actually attatched very well, and the hand is brick built and on a hinge joint, so it can't rotate. The thumb is also fixed. He does get the added benefit of having four fingers as opposed to three though! Lew has told me he plans on making new hands, so we'll see what happens!
The shoulders are awkward looking from some angles, but man are they posable! He can move his shoulders down, as seen here, and also up and backwards and forwards, so it can add a lot of expression.
More shoulder action.
Got some equally awesome legs! Again, really solid, and the layering of some armor pieces looks great. The feet are also really nice too.
Back is less covered, but it isn't too bad.
Kind of a "meh" pose...
Fill in your own blanks as to what he's exclaiming here!
So yea, that's it.
This MOC's score is based off of three fundamental attributes, each totaling up to 5 points!
My final verdict: 8.5/10
He's solid and well built and looks pretty cool, but the lankiness is hard to get used to and he has some questionable build choices. But overall, a fantastic MOC!
So that's about it! Leave your thoughts below and look forward really soon for something even more special!
Because he's coming back....
Comment and Discuss!