I’ve polished up my Tuyet and since I wanna put her out there for the contest when the time comes, it would be fair to ask which version do YOU want to see in the contest, since it’s ultimately up to you all what you want to build as a physical model.
I have 3 variants for you:
1 - full height: about 3 pins taller than Lhikan.
2 - shorter version: In case ttv will put the height limit again, she’s about as tall as Lhikan
3 - shorter and less expensive version: uses parts which are much cheaper and easier to get, but is generally less interesting in terms of color scheme.
Original color scheme has a lot of parts to paint and a lot of rare ones in metal blue that only existed in 1 set (technic super battledroid)
The left shoulder armor is mounted on the balljoint to allow better articulation of her arm. The Ehlek claw is supposed to represent a spiky coat that she can use as a shield in combat.
I thought her sword looks interesting with those snakes as decoration, but It might still be changed in an artwork, so think about it as a placeholder for now.
I used super battledroid minifig arms to create a shape of mechanic muscules on her right arm and abs (my original idea), I retained it in all versions.
Size comparison with my Lhikan revamp and the first version
Much less interesting build for the upper legs - just ccbs and shortened lower arms, but nothing drastically different.
Call it a cheap version, this colour scheme is pretty generic with all the silvers and definitely less interesting, just a typical toa of water, no “touched by nui stone, regal empress of the toa empire implication”, but it’s much easier to physically build and all parts can be commonly found in those colors except for the craana in pearl light gray, but I can change it to a blue in final version if you insist.
Tell me with version you would prefer 1, 2, or 3. Make your suggestions in terms of color scheme please.