Posted Aug 12 2012 - 03:12 PM
When I was at BrickFair, I chanced upon a vendor selling Throwbots and Robo Riders in great condition, so I decided to pick up #8513 Dust. Great set it was, but I felt like revamping it. This was the result.
I felt like turning the set into a bipedal form akin to other LEGO action figure lines, but didn't want to lose the original motorbike appearance, so he can transform back into a vehicle of sorts.
And I just gave him a tail for no reason at all. :U
That's all for now. Might do some other revamps soon. Hope you like it~
Latest MOC: Ol' Dusty
Posted Aug 12 2012 - 03:24 PM
Posted Aug 12 2012 - 03:25 PM
Credits go to Strack for the awesome sprite.
I'm an Emerging Fluidic Master (again). Time to start working on my Waterbending.
I'm still a ninja although I think I'm losing my skills as one.
"Eggnog sales killed by Master of Wind. Matoran killed by Master of Wind as well. That terrible person."
Posted Aug 15 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted Aug 16 2012 - 02:41 PM
If it's of any interest to you, I am now on semi-permanent semi-hiatus.
Posted Aug 17 2012 - 03:44 AM
Equalists. Equalists everywhere.
Posted Aug 17 2012 - 09:58 AM
One of the things I really enjoy with this guy is how he so easily and smoothly transitions from "Roborider" to "Hero Factory" - though vastly different styles, they work together. The System bits really accentuate the form and serve to complete the entire MOC.
Now, for the quibbles: I know there aren't that many pieces in tan, and thus it's one of the hardest non-discontinued colors to work in. The layering seems do go black highlights on tan-on-black ... but you seem to have run out of tan parts by the lower limbs. If you wanted to, you could work it into color blocking instead of layering, which probably would be best if you don't have enough tan.
While the feet look strange standing up, I can cut you some slack on that because it's a pseudo-transforMOC - but what I really don't get is the tail. While it looks fine - not to mention totally cool when he's standing up, it looks strange when he's on wheels, and for that reason I'm sort of thinking it might be improved without it.
Also, those hands are epic and I'm totally going to copy the concept someday.
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