As you could probably guess by the title, this post is going to consist of images of my self-MOC from over the last few years.
This isn't his first, but it's the earliest I still have a photograph of...
Meet Carnox, V4 -2012
After that, came this in-complete version, and midway through building this one, I decided to change directions for the better.
Carnox V5 -2013
I was much happier with the sleek and agile Toa of Air appearance of this one.
This is also when I decided on a solid design and general appearance of the MOC.
Carnox V6 -2013
I missed using the flipped adaptive Miru Nuva for his mask, so I made this variation around the same time.
I like the look of this MOC, but not as Carnox... y'know?
Carnox V7 -2013
I can say a lot about this next one, but I'll just try to keep it short.
I lost inspiration, and the motivation to use the Bionicle pieces I had half way through revamping this one, and I never completed it, and eventually, it was taken apart again.
He went from being a Toa of Air, to a Toa of Tempest here, (whatever that's supposed to mean)
I kept things I really liked about the previous versions present in this one, like the shoulder and torso design, and the overall look of it. This is also when I got a proper understanding of colour distribution.
...there were 2 different changes he went through before this update,
so without further ado, Carnox V9 - 2013/2014
I attempted to rebuilt him again a few months later, slightly differently, but again lost inspiration and he is still unfinished...
Now, after I've gotten used to how LDD works, and have had more experience building on that platform, I decided to rebuild Carnox.
But not just rebuild him, re-invent him, still utilizing one of his most iconic features (those Breez head-shoulders), while adding new ideas/concepts to him!
I attempted to make a custom head that somewhat resembled aspects of the adaptive Miru Nuva, both when flipped, and around the right way, although it ended up looking kinda bird-like.
Anyway, he actually has a neat little bio now, so I'll leave that at the bottom of these images, showing the process of building him (mostly getting the colours right),
...and the final product.
Bio: "Carnox is an easy-going Toa, and a pacifist. He wore the Kanohi Kiril, which he used to reform damaged parts of the landscape to it's prior state, he lost this mask however, and now wears a purely ornamental headpiece.
His Toa Tool was a Bō Staff, which Carnox turned into a hefty paintbrush, through which he can still channel his unique elemental power of tempest, controlling the wildest tornadoes and storms with ease, although he'd much rather create pieces of art while on his own, or redecorate the homes of his Matoran friends.
Carnox is an excellent climber, and has incredible balance, which he puts into practice while finding the perfect view of his island's beautiful landscapes to paint."