In case anyone finds this topic again, here's a link to an updated version of Wanitama: http://board.ttvchannel.com/t/manguopo-wanitama-makuta-revamps/51706
Wow, I wrote this when I was in 8th grade... this takes me back.
-End of 2020 update
Assigned Region: None
Kanohi: Hau, Great Mask of Shielding
Some makuta were Rahi makers. Others, architects. Some, even, fierce warlords. But not Wanitama- he was, as a matter of fact, a botanist (which could be argued to be simply a different type of Rahi creator, but that is neither here nor there). While he didn't really end up doing much that affected the universe as a whole, he did make a major impact on a number of the Makuta themselves. You see, when he was first forged from the antidermis, he attempted to become a Rahi maker, like most makuta. However, he became fascinated with plants, more
eso then the animals living off of them, and realized that botany was his true calling. He proceeded to plunge himself into his work, staying in his sprawling greenhouses for sometimes weeks at a time. He lived for hard work, building things with his own two hands. He was also quite amicable, and became friends with nearly everyone he met. He even received his great Hau as a gift from a fellow Makuta- and Makuta don't give gifts. By the time Teridax proposed The Plan, he had already created a number of sentient plants. He joined Teridax in his efforts to take over the universe for two main reasons. One, he owed him for eliminating a Makuta who'd been sabotaging his and other's work, and two, he thought that, even though The Plan itself was evil, is people like him had there say, it could turn out for the betterment of the universe despite the elimination of Mata Nui. He may have been right, too, but unfortunately he met an untimely fate. He was on an exploratory mission to an uncharted island, and became fascinated with a new species of plant he discovered there. He brought is back to Destral to experiment upon it, but aster a few years, mysterious spores from ot lead first to a severe cough, and then to a painful and slow death of asphyxiation.
As for the MOC itself, I'm quite satisfied with him. He is my first real attempt at a MOC with a custom "gearbox". The function is simple (the arms swing) but I like it.
A better shot of the gears.
His only real problem is the head connection. It's solid enough, but limits articulation.
That's about it! I hope it makes the project.
@Gilahu, is this better?