wow simply awesome i had to show my mother and she even was slightly amazed by it. must say i love the tophat
I'm glad that you and your mother both liked Ferris and his hat! It's a design that I'm sure has been used before, but it works quite well for the purposes of the MOC.
Marvelous, old chap, simply marvelous. (sorry, I couldn't resist.) Ferris here has an awesome color scheme, along with a really unified look to him that makes you look twice to see if it really is made of HF pieces. The backpack and the tophat are nice, but to me the real star here is how you used Breeze's faceplate in conjunction with Thok's ice gun-tube. It looks spectacular, very robotic and generally cool. Now on to figuring out how you did it.
Why thank you, dear fellow! For starters, the face was the very first thing I built on this guy, and once I realized that the had made a good covering for it, I just had to make him a dapper steampunk cyborg. Hence the electric cane and the generator backpack, but I think the blue conserved throughout adds a nice splash of color. Black and gunmetal worked great too, especially since the black gives the appearance of a suit.
Truly amazing....I love the color. Your utilization of HF elements made me stare for a while....and the tophat is a nice touch.
Yes, itsn't the old chapeau quite ripping? Unfortunately it has a nasty tendency to fall off, since it's held on by only half a stud, but that's hardly a problem.
Nice one, Bals. Those electric protrusions are great; I'll be quite interested to see what you do with the new fire parts from Brain Attack.
Thanks, Chro. I was quite happy with how the electric blue sparks from the Castle series looked on his cane, and I'm really looking forward to those new fire pieces. Believe me, they are awesome.
Beautiful MOC. The almost all-black colour scheme wonderfully contrasts with that lightning around the head (which, along with the staff, gives the MOC a kind of god-like appearence to me). The body and legs are aloso both nicely built. Overall, awesome fellow. (Oh, and a really, really good description.).
Well, I wouldn't call him a god -- he seems more of a Sherlock Holmes type of Gentleman Adventurer to me, rather than a thunder deity like Thor. But thanks for the comment, and I do agree with you, th description was fun to write.
At first I thought it was supposed to be some sort of magician, but a gentlemen works just as well.
I can see what you mean; magicians often have a dapper appearance with a top hat and tails, along with a debonair flair when they do their tricks. That's nice of you to say.
This struck me immediately, because I've recently been working on some MOCs wearing more standard looking human headgear (Got a guy in a cycling helmet type thing, and I did have a top hat as well). Hat looks out of place, but not in a bad way. Its quirky, and rather completes it. I'd perhaps say this could be made better if there was less bulk in the shoulder area. There's not much else I can say on it, I've never set my hands on any HF parts, and I'm feeling less and less confident in my ability to critique HF builds.
The main reason I added that armor in the shoulders was that I was aiming for a sort of bulky cloak-like look, albeit without any actual cape (I don't have any except for the ripped Vezon one, sadly). Otherwise, I feel that the hat is a pretty big part of this guy's character, and I think that it fits in well with his appearance, but I can understand if you think it is a bit out of place. Maybe a bowler would have looked better, but I don't know how I would have made one!
And don't sell yourself short on your critiques; I thought this one was very good. You should buy a Hero Factory set or two if you can. The parts are quite nice, and they fit in perfectly with Bionicle and other Technic parts.