So guys, just getting used to the boards and such, but I decided it was about time to post my own MOC in the Forums. As the title suggests, this MOC is heavily inspired by Kiryu, also known as Mechagodzilla 3. I was looking through my pieces one day and realized that, not unlike most 'mocists' out there, I had a plethora of silver pieces that were just lying around.
So, I figured that instead of using the silver/grey tones as accents to mocs.. why not use them as the main attraction to a creation?
The next step was finding out what I could possibly build that was mostly silver, but not bland because of the color scheme.
With that in mind, I figured, "What better character, or in this case, Mecha, to draw inspiration from than Mecha-G's third iteration? And so, looking at Fenrak's empty skull, I imagined a new body surrounding and filling it with life, and Kiryu is the culmination of this vision realized. It's not perfect, no MOC is technically, but I believe that if not capturing the exact character itself, I would have hoped to capture his essence.
As you can see, I had to use the support Piston system to help keep it upright. But, I don't think it detracts too much from the look.
Now these maser weapons (or lasers, I don't know the exact way to pronounce the canonical term) are key weapons of Kiryu and I wanted to implement them, but also retain the feature of them detaching easily.
And so, I did that by allowing the back end to the open plus rod at the back end of Pohatu Nuva's claws that I used on the forearms.
I think I did so pretty well!
Now, here are just some other shots if Kiryu in different poses.
The red eyes feature, when Kiryu is in "Bezerk" mode, was easily achieved through a change in Bohrok eyes.
And with that, I hope you've enjoyed a look at my Kiryu MOC. Let me know what thought and/or changes you might have in mind.
Thanks in advanced! -MataNui101