Welp, I’ve decided to do the Toa minifig masks because I’m too lazy to do the whole bodies, and was fun the last time I did one; so I’ll just settle with the masks . I’ll try update this post with one new mask design a day, and I guess I’ll take notes to change certain things if I can.
So I started with a warm-up by redoing Tahu, adressing some of the points Exx brought up on the podcast (Well, just one. I don’t really know how to work around the “Iron Man head” thing) by making the vents smaller so hopefully it wouldn’t break as easily. I also tried my hand at the tribal paint stuff. Let me know if it worked out, or if I should try something different… I guess.
Now… an updated version of Tahu adressing the tribal patterns (again, let me know if it looks okay) and giving the mask a back, since i forgot to add it. I also colored (kinda badly) the 360 stuff.
Next comes Gali, the Toa of Water. I tried to give her less jagged lines to look slightly more feminine, along with the different-shaped eyes.She also has a pair of goggles that she can flip down to look slighly more like she does in G1. Again, let me know if the tribal patterns are worth doing for these.
The one and only Toa of Earth. Ended better than I though it’d be, not as good as I hoped. Maybe it’s the nose. Any suggestions? Anyway, I still kinda like it, just not completely sure how well it would look IRL. Had fun making it though.
I succesfully managed to churn this one out pretty quickly! I’m not too keen on this one, but like it anyway. Weirdly, it might not have enough detail.
After reading some posts, no one seems to have too many problems with Lewa, so I might not completely redo it unless someone has some specific suggestions.
Another early one. Pretty satisfied with this, other than that he has no nose and his eyes are slightly weird. But yeah, had fun.
So that just leaves…
Last and certainly not the least, Kopaka.
Managed to make this one since I finished Pohatu so early. That and I have no obligations today for reasons.
So, let me explain… that scar. It gives him a slightly more practical reason to wear a futuristic scope-thing on his mask (apart from the idea of X-rays) and lets him hide what he considers a sign of weakness - I always imagined him as an opposite to Tahu because of this… Tahu’s flaw, his temperament, is something that affects others, while Kopaka is likely to hide his own flaws and keep them to himself. Just a little bit of character building with just the head. It could also make way for some interesting backstory. Who knows?
I just had a lot of fun making these.