Here is my entry for the Bionicle Canon Contest #3: Honor Guard, Part 2.
So, a little context and explanation to my entry:
Overall, I wanted to depict the Toa Hagah in the scene that defined their entire further lives and the lives of everyone in the Matoran Universe. As soon as I heard this contest was going to be a group shot, I’ve had this idea in my head. I’m really happy with how it came together. I also really found it important that everything pictured here is from existing canon, from the Makuta fortress to even the Rahi bird.
For their metallic colors I tried the 1/1/1/1/1/1 and 3/3 distributions, but eventually the 2/2/2 distribution turned out to be visually the nicest in my opinion. Because of this 2/2/2 distribution, I also tried to do this for the speartips and for the masks, to really bring the team together.
Norik and Iruini don’t need much explanation.
I really liked the model and I loved the idea of giving him a little Rahi bird. I tried all kinds of metallic colors. Gunmetal didn’t really fit for me personally, and gold made him look like a Toa of light. The metallic blue from the MOC was the nicest, so I kept it.
I love the chunky build, I liked to colors, so I really didn’t change anything about him either. Mask stayed the same Faxon variant by Galva (Heroes of The Lost [MASK PACK #5] by Galva - Thingiverse)
I really liked the build of this MOC, I loved how the legs, the shoulders armor, the tubes and even the speartip really gave off a water-vibe, so I kept those. The mask I changed into one of my own design, that I also used for my original entry. I did this because this mask really fits Gaaki for me. A picture of this is below.
I was in love with the knight-like appearance of the MOC and because the mask and speartip were allowed to be changed, I gave him the most knight-like mask I know: the Kanohi Arthron. I used the one from Galva (Heroes of The Lost [MASK PACK #5] by Galva - Thingiverse) to make him fit nicely with Bomonga. The speartip was changed to one of Takadox’ tools, so he fits with Gaaki (both have 2007 speartips). I also changed his metallic color to metallic blue, because of two reasons. One, I think metallic blue looks really nice on a Toa of stone. Second, I went for the 2/2/2 distribution, and didn’t like the “dirty snow” feeling that a gunmetal Kualus gave me.
I am really happy with how this drawing turned out and I hope you like it too!