Araun, Master of Ice, journeys with Vupli, the ancient Spirit of Ice to seek a mysterious hidden relic! Armed with Araun’s Permafrost Staff and Vupli’s Ice Blaster, this icy pair can win any fight!
This is a 2016-esque revamp and 4th version of my self-MOC, Araun. While Araun does have an animal companion in the form of Vupli, the two do not "unite" like this year's Toa do with the elemental creatures. Araun uses my TW2 gearbox design, a torso shell from a "Fusion Warriors" set, a chestplate from an XSZ Iron Man figure, and a custom painted Mask of Fire.
That creature is what Melum should have been and more!!!! How the white mask of fire. Grand colour scheme. Nice buffed up build. Weapon looks nice but underwhelming. Textures are cohesive and balanced whilst the armour is cool and well done. Good job
My main gripe with this what seems to be a checkerboard pattern of armor placement. I would probably like it better if it was just black armor over white armor or (better for the concept of a Toa of Ice) white armor over black armor.
Thanks! Vulpi was fun to build, as I don't often build non-humanoid figures. Trying to emulate the shape of a fox at such a small scale was tricky, but I kinda got there in the end.
All great comments! Thank you!
Huh, didn't notice the chessboard aesthetic when I was building him. Thanks for the critique.
We do, we really do.
Those red pins on Araun's back are there for a reason...
[BLUSHING ROBOT NOISES]
I tried. I really did. And no matter what I did, it looked really bloody stupid.
Thanks for the comments! Again, the red pins on Araun's back are there for good reason, which will soon be made more clear. And as for Vulpi's feet, I tried the smaller beast feet, and they just looked way too big and clumsy. He looked like a chibi puppy.
I'm glad you think so And I can't really say! Trial and error, more than anything.