Hello! Today I'm showcasing my Makuta Teridax MOC. And yes I felt it necessary to make a new thread, because let's face it, the old thread created around late May this year, is simply dead. This thread is meant to be a refresher of sorts.
Some General Knowledge: I began constructing this MOC in early August 2014 (version 1), and while it illustrated the basic appearance that I wanted. It and version 2 (originally posted in the Say Hello To Teridax thread) were not simply up to the quality I want this creation to display.
This interpretation of Makuta Teridax is supposed to serve as both a revamp of the 2003 set, as well taking some notes from Teridax's appearance in Mask of Light and Legends of Metru Nui; though it does take some liberties, I actively made sure that it reflected those sources, while not weighing towards one or another. Another thing to consider is that my main note for this MOC is that given the amount of time in the film and the people he had to work with, obviously the body is not going to be perfect. He threw together what worked.
Personal Touches Evenly scattered around the MOC are 6 Rahkshi kraata containers, one for each of Makuta's children. Tucked away in the torso is an Infected Kanohi Hau, meant as a callback to MNoG, as well as the 'true face' of Makuta.
This MOC is articulated to boot! featuring movement at two points in the head, two-to-three points in the shoulders/torso, three points in the legs and feet, 3 points in the wings, and around two-to-three points in each finger. The legs are a complete custom build using CCBS and some G1 parts, like the rest of the build.
Custom Additions! The wings are hand cut from a black-vinyl cloth purchased from Amazon, this is currently the fourth version of them.
Gallorama! Photos of this all versions of this MOC (minus 1 and 4) are available my Flickr.
I'm dedicating to making this MOC the best that it can be, so please feel free to leave any critiques in the comments that you feel appropriate.