[Hi, I'm Philbert, and I'm a former MOCer coming out of my little hole in the ground to say howdy. I've been a regular to TTV for a while, and always enjoyed exploring anonymously though I never really had anything I felt was good enough to show before now. Though just recently I looked in my container of Bionicle parts and both whole/fragmented MOCs when I decided "You know what, I'll never get back into it and learn how to make better MOCs if I don't do something", so that's my story. Anyway, if I tell some huge story not MOC related then I'll get in trouble on my first day here, so I'll try to remain on topic with my MOCs and won't type unrelated things again, this was just something I wanted to type since this is my first post I suppose.]
The MOC in question Below is known as Raustis, which mean's do dig, or mine.
This was my first MOC with hip articulation, jumping away from the inika build, as well as the only one at the time with an actual purpose. Raustis is essentially a miner carrying a custom made sickle/scythe shaped tool holding three different tools within it; a circular high speed saw on the front, a drill on the back side, and a large sword with the mechanism of a jackhammer built into the bottom. His primary job is to mine for precious ores and minerals to use for non specific purposes around the island he inhabits, earning him the nickname "Gold Digger" by some companions of his.
While being fairly strong with a tool that can make quick work of any boulder or substance of the planet in front of him, he is not the type to fight without very good reason, and more so the type to find a way to help others through a route to safety, even if he has to make one himself.
It's not the most developed character, nor is his buildreally impressive by today's standards, it was just an idea I had at the time. I initially built him around the Phantoka era, though over time I added some parts from other little sets I occasionally bought such as Tahu star's mask, and I'm definitely considering doing some work on him to refine his design a bit more if I can, starting with replacing the Inika shins with custom legs to accommodate the armor better along with making changes to those unpleasant arms. I mostly wanted to see what others thought of this, and advice people have and such, so here he is.