Hello there, I present you my submission for the Toa Hagah art contest.
He wanted to show them in some kind of battle formation, ready to go. The Kraahkan in the background represents Teridax’s presence and threat on the Toa, either deceiving them with lies or deceiving them with mind control (he is not actually physically there, I am not implying that at some point Makuta takes the form of a giant Kraahkan).
The first thing I wanted for the team was an equal armor color ratio, and since the disput for that was beetween gunmetal Pouks and metal blue Kualus, I end up chocing metal blue for both. This color works surprisingly well with Pouks, and also give a more precious metal look than gunmetal (although I’m not sure what precious metal).
Originally I wasn’t gonna change Gaaki’mask, but since the MOC author express his desire for it to be changed, I did. I chose an Elda since it also have an aquatic look and it don’t introduce a new mask with unkwonw power.
Also she wear it in honor of the Toa in Jovan’s team when they were for the Ignika (maybe that Toa was the one that sacrife himself). The mask is basically the same than Hahli one, but it fits a Metru head.
I also changed the spear tip, since the original one is a little expensive piece. The new tip is more accessible piece and it looks like a harpoon.
Pouks was the one that recived more changes, not because I didn’t like his original design, but he was just a victim of the circumstances. I already explained the color choice. Since the original tip don’t exist en metal blue, I opted to change it to something more in line with BIONICLE (something with pin holes).
I also changed the Champion Kakama for a Noble Kakama since both looks very similar, and the latter avoid the problem of introducing new unkwonw masks.
These changes present several interesting balances:
- Armor color: 2 silver, 2 golden, 2 metal blue
- Kanohi: 2 have a Noble form, 2 introduce a new shape and 2 have been worn by Hahli (this last point was a coincidence, I swore)
- Spear tip: 3 are long and 3 are short. 2 are Knights Kingdom swords, 2 are Toa Mata/Nuva tools and the other 2 are… also spear tips.
This could have been the piece for the contest, but as I said, I went for metal blue.
This is the original color of the entries.
How many armor colors do you want? Yes.
I hope you like them. If you like one of the concept that I changed (mask choice, spear tip, color) feel free to used them in your own art entry. I like my choices, so I would like to see them getting through the contest.