Posted Sep 01 2012 - 11:53 PM
Well, it's good to see you back in fine MOCing form, Fsnorglepuff! And I must say that your newest set of creations continues to impress. I'm really looking forward to seeing those cool new Toa Metru in adaptive armor!
Let me begin my review on what is undeniably the highlight of this MOC: the mask. The Ignika already looks gorgeous with that extra yellow you added in its middle, but the corroded left half looks amazing to boot. I don't know how you did that effect (Sandblaster? Some sort of acid?), but in any case, it really does seem like the Mask of Life had been marinating in Pit water for a while. Top-notch work on that Kanohi!
Otherwise, his body retains the slim yet well-armored aesthetic of Matoro, which is helped by his cut parts, which allow flow and shapes that one normally can't make. His silvery bodice-type torso sheath is nice (although again, I must point out that it makes him appear somewhat female in physique), and I like the light blue heartlight. Also, his lower torso looks remarkably like the bottom of a Toa Mata body piece -- was that intentional?
In addition, his limbs seem muscular while retaining the good silver-on-yellow look. Those foot tubes are quite spiffy, and you gave him a nice set of fingers that actually grasp his new sword very well. Finally, that hoverboard has a great mix of old and new: the sleek shape from its set incarnation combined with a wicked custom-made Midak skyblaster. That is a really good design for the main gun; like the Exo-force machine gun, but smaller. A pity that you can't see it in any of the main pictures, but hey, concealed weapons can still work.
Overall, this is an excellent revamp of an often-overlooked character. That mask is simply phenomenal, but the rest of the MOC is well-made too. Keep up the good work, and bring on those Toa Nuva!