this took way longer then it should have and i do not exaggerate when i say that this took a whole bloody year for me to get round to - but after many changes, bricklink orders and mental breakdowns. it is finally done.
So ye Toa Rhyla everybody!
the hardest part was having her feel unique - yet also in line with the style i build in. i also wanted her to feel like a combination of all my prior mocs and bionicle history - with the build being very similar to chiara’s, the ccbs bits, it all comes together quite nicely in my opinion. the colors also took a while (mostly due to the mata feet on the shins) but i decided to take some inspiration from Wholesome Gudunka’s Kikaiah with the black ‘gloves’ and ‘boots’ if you will. then the silver armour, teal accents and the blue forming the core of the model, even with not as much off it, i still think the blue does still form the base of the color scheme, which im pretty happy with.
whilst i did play around with the weapons a lot, i eventually settled on a trident, with little elbow blades since i liked that idea for her - also a jetpack for some extra propulsion whilst fighting, swimming and cause it looks cool.
i also angled the lower arms at a 90degree angle to give a more unique shaping and better articulation
although the knees cannot bend a full 90 - she can still do squats!
'i dont know who i am or who i want to be anymore…and either way…im gonna lose somone i care about.’
since i just remembered to explain this - whilst her matoran form still keeps the Kaukau, i gave her a faxon here since A. it looks cool, B. in story - she loses her Kaukau and replaces it with a kualsi, which she then reforges the shape off in honor of a dead friend - but she still has the kualsi power (think iruni) and C. The faxon is my favourite mask on her - kaukau wasnt really working for me and the kualsi has my favourite power so ye!
Aaand some fun action poses cause why not
thats all for now - and like i said i am actually quite proud of her but still C&C are always appreciated, toodles!