Hola, TTV Community
I've never posted any of my MOCs online before so I've been looking a little while for a nice board to start cataloging my stuff. I was told by my friend about this site and now I'm excited to be a part of the community here!
So here's the MOC I'm going to be posting as my first ever online MOC. I only build in original Bionicle parts and new Technic parts. Personally I'm not a large fan of CCBS but I'm growing to appreciate it more thanks to the ridiculous talent I see on this site. However for now I only build in the parts I've built with since I was a kid because I like the aesthetic of them.
This blue friend is named White Fin by me and I guess in-universe I've never made a name for it. Probably should be Boggarak IV, I guess.
Basically my idea behind it is that I abstractly have created a universe where the Toa never turned to Visorak, as normal, but they were defeated multiple times by Roodaka and placed back into their cocoons more than once before defeating her finally. I have made MOCs of the Toa from their extra-mutated forms but I don't like msot of them in their current state so I don't consider them complete yet.
Anyway, the story behind a giant bipedal Visorak with a sword is that I just imagined after many rounds of resets between the Toa and Roodaka the Visorak would be experimented on and mutated repeatedly as well. I ended up drawing a lot of inspiration, in concept, from the Sentinels that plague Marvel's X-Men in certain tellings of their story but I'm not much of a comic buff so I wouldn't know much past the idea of Sentinels (if they're even called that).
Oh yeah also... I've made two.
Again, I guess this should be called Vohtarak IV but I just call it Gold Fish because it's head was originally the older colour of gold.
Gold Fish here was actually the one I made first before I inherited a handful of sets from my friend who was trying to sell his old collection. Anyway, I realized Gold Fish was made up of three major sets and a lot of Technic: Maxilos and Spinax, Twilight Takanuva, and the original Makuta set.
Two-and-a-half years since Gold Fish's first form was made and I'm finally content with both of them. There are a lot of things I know I can do much better, like the look of the feet as a whole and the business of the lowest part of the legs but for my first titans I think I'm done. Eventually I feel like I've got to stop and just improve on a different MOC from the start instead.
I am very proud of the silhouette they have because it originally caused me a lot of problems. I really badly, from the beginning, wanted to mimic the proportions of the Elite from Halo Reach. I've always been intrigued by bipedal creatures with four knees or whatever, like werewolfs usually.
Obviously wieght with a big round torso is a problem but I believe the way I built up the parts past the "upper-hips" helped a lot. In fact I'm pretty sure upper torso can be considered hollow.
I can take off their arms and legs fairly easily so I did that in case anybody's interested in how I made them. 'Not particularly proud of them on their own but they are sturdy and the two on whole are very pose-able if not on my slidey laminate shelves.
What was pretty important to me was that they were both pretty yolked on the whole. So their arms are heavier than I'd like but still are light enough to be useful.
I also don't have anywhere with particularly nice lighting and especially not a special camera beyond my phone's. So sorry about the lighting and the grain.
Ew, those feet.
Finally their weapons, the launchers do work but I don't have them carry their rip-cords.
I'm sure I'm a little too long-winded but I guess I have a lot to say after never posting for so long. Please let me know if you have any constructive criticism because I'm always looking to improve and now I get the chance to have productive feedback. Thank you all, it's nice to meet you.