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I was looking through all my old artwork, and I discovered a few drawings I did of Bionicles. One of them was a pencil drawing of Tanma from 2008 in all his Av-Toran glory. Link.Please link to images larger than 500 kB. - B6 Here is the link to the rest of the pictures of the drawing in my Brickshelf gallery. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=529053 So what do you guys think? I personally think it was good, but I could do a much superior job now. It definitely needs more shading.
IMPORTANT EDIT: Three more Matoran in a similar build have been added to the page; Kapura, Macku and a custom character Rukvin. See below. Original Post: So I made a drawing based on this MOC, and people on that thread want to see the actual model I drew. So this is Tanma, freshly 'rebuilt' into a stronger form. He's a little tall for ordinary Matoran, but when I lined him up next to a Hero (which is roughly the same height, isn't it?) and a skeleton frame of the Inika Build, he is still shorter which is good enough for me. Funnily enough, he does look the perfect scale against a Titan set like the Light-and-Darkness Takanuva. Honestly, if I could change anything about this MOC, it would be that I'd love to be able to have his limb and body colouration match the original set, which sadly is impossible due to a lack of lime green Vahki leg pieces. Also, I definitely cheated to give the illusion of armour and colour in this. Oh, and the pipes in the first picture were removed since I felt they were out of place. NORMAL (with since-removed pipes) Cool Pose (the one I drew) Talking with another Matoran (note: The Ta-Matoran pictured was the 'prototype' to the rebuild design for Tanma. As you can see, a lot of edits were made) So how much shorter is he compared to a Toa or Hero? As Queen Elizabeth would have said; "shortened by a head". but I guess he still carries that Matoran charm either way.And one of my favourite things about this build is probably that since I was making Tanma, I wanted to use the original Av-Matoran body (complete with Jetpack), and I was surprised to be able to use all the sockets on it. EDIT: Oh, also, about his red eyes: Red is the only version of that headpiece which I have that DOESN'T have a snapped socket. even his hands have snapped sockets. It's so frustrating. Lego, whiy couldn't you have made the parts less brittle during this period! ____ ExtrasI had nothing better to do, so I used up whatever parts I could scavenge to make as many more Matoran in the same design, specifically choosing 2 canon Matoran and a third custom character. While the custom character Rukvin is the same height as Tanma, Macku and Kapura are slightly shorter and thus a little more Matoran-like due to their smaller feet. I think this just makes the two Av-Matoran stand out from the others. Macku RebuiltFor Macku, i brought back the discarded chest piece from Tanma's design (a removed feature that remained for the other males), since it seemed to give off a more feminine appearance. Her tools for whatever it is she would need to do on Spherus Magna are a couple of short armblades. Macku's Cool PoseKapura Rebuilt For Kapura, I tried to use as much red as possible based on his Mata Nui rebuild form. Since I don't have an all-red ruru, the one from the Metru Nui matoran set had to do. His tool is a launcher, which fires small energy pellets or Thornax Fruit. Kapura's Not-Cool Pose OC - RukvinRukvin is an Av-Matoran, one of the many Av-Matoran that lived in Karda Nui. During the invasion by the Makuta, he was in one of the villages that got attacked and as such got turned into a Shadow Matoran. His original Kanohi, a powerless Great Hau, was replaced with a powerless Noble Avsa during this period. When he was restored to the light with all the other villagers, he decided to keep his Avsa despite the insistence of the Turaga's wishes, as he wanted to keep a memento of his time in the shadows (though unlike Gavla, he rejoiced returning to the light). He since became a wanderer on Spherus Magna, helping out Agori and Glatorians where necessary. He also participated in a rebuild for Matoran on Spherus Magna. His tool is a Photon Blade, which is an outlet for Light energy when in contact with a Toa (and when he was a Shadow Matoran, it was an outlet for his shadow energy). Rukvin's Cool Pose TEAM SHOT!
Customer Service Customer service is the provision of service or aid to customers before, during and after a purchase. Chapter one: A new Job. Tanma rolled over in bed as an alarm clock next to him blared, signaling the start of a not-so beautiful day. Tanma punched the clock, attempting to get it to stop its noise, but it appeared previous button mashing prevented the machine from stopping the noise. “You wanna play that way?” Tanma found himself saying, yawning afterwards. He ripped his bedding off of himself in anger, and tossed his legs over the side of the bed to get into a sitting position. He then glared at the alarm clock next to him, blaring and yelling; Tanma reached over, and picked the machine up, yanking its cord out of the wall, and effectively ending the horrible noise. Yes, today was going to be a very peaceful one. ~~~ Tanma walked down the sidewalk of a street named Makuta, cars populated the road, so walking there was not an option. Sadly, mobs or people populated the sidewalks, so walking was very little of an option there. Tanma, already angry from his event with the alarm clock, and the toaster, and the sink, broke free from the mob, and ran into the road. Thankfully, the traffic on the road was so packed; he had to squeeze between cars to get through. As the traffic slowly inched forward, Tanma ran down the open middle of the road, making his way towards his destination; Brickmart. “Okay… just a few more blocks, and I should be there,” the green Matoran said to himself, slipping out of the traffic-plagued road, and back onto a clearer sidewalk. Tanma could see the building in sight, his job interview awaited; he quickly ran the questions on the entry form through his mind, coming up with answers for each question over and over again. “Okay, you can do this, Tanma,” the Matoran told himself. ~~~ “You’re hired. Baggage boy,” the Matoran (who seemed rather annoyed) behind the counter said. Tanma was confused, he looked at the Matoran, “What? But, I didn’t even fill out the application yet! I haven’t even met the manager, or gotten myself familiarized with the store even,” the Matoran of light complained. “Alright, kid, since I’m a nice person, and I care about people,” the Matoran behind the counter said in his usual low tone of voice, “I’m going to explain to you how things work here, and it can all be explained in one, simple word; dysfunctional.” Tanma’s face remained contorted with confusion, “Dys… functional?” he asked, and the other Matoran nodded, “That’s what this place is, and currently, your pay is seven widgets an hour. Darn that minimum wage, we would cut pay so hard if that didn’t exist,” the Matoran said, leaving Tanma shocked, and still confused. “Well what are you waiting for, a raise? Go get to work, baggage boy,” the Matoran (who will now be named Henry) said with what Tanma guessed was a laugh. Tanma was given (or thrown, is more the word) his work cloths, which consisted of nothing more than a blue store apron, with a badge that read ‘Worker’. Tanma sighed for the third time that day, as he put on the apron, and walked over one of the seven bagging areas (number seven to be exact). With a dull mindset, and slow pace, the depressed Matoran began to bag groceries that came his way. ~~~ Tanma continued to bag food products, including the occasional toy or DVD that was mixed in with said food. He picked up a loaf of bread lazily, stuffing it into a bag neatly, followed by another, and then other light food products such as hot dog buns and other foods that were packaged in bags of plastic. The Toa operating the cash register next to him poked Tanma, causing the Matoran to react. Tanma started, turning to look at the Toa who poked him, “What was that for?” he asked the rather short black Toa. “Heh, you’re new here, don’t mind me, I just had to make sure you weren’t some kind of drone from the Order or something,” the Toa said with a slight smile. But, wait, what? How did this Toa know about the Order of Mata Nui? Tanma shrugged the thought off as he spoke to the Toa, “Well, I’m not, but please don’t poke me anymore,” he said, turning back to his job. As he carried on, the black Toa waited until a low point in activity struck the store, fewer customers came to their lane, and the Toa was able to talk to his new baggage boy for once. “I’m Lyke,” the Toa said, extending his hand to shake Tanma’s. The Matoran shook Lyke’s hand, “I’m Tanma,” he said, looking around the store for any coming customers. Lyke spoke again when none arrived, “I think you’ll like it here, even if it is a little out of shape,” the Toa said, turning to a customer. Tanma shrugged, “Maybe…” he said, as he began to bag the customer’s items. ~~~ Tanma rubbed his eyes, yawning as he did so, he turned to Lyke, “I’m going home now, my shift is long over anyway,” he said, and Lyke nodded, “A’ight, see you tomorrow, Tanma.” The green Matoran stumbled over to where he was apparently ‘hired’, speaking to Henry, “I’m going home now…” he said, handing in his work ‘clothing’. Henry half nodded, paying more attention to a screen than Tanma, the green Matoran then left the store, walking back towards his apartment. It was a letdown to him, he had been expecting better from the store, better staff, cleaner store, he would have liked to become a stocker or maybe even one of the people who unloaded the goods from the trucks; but instead, he had been left to be a baggage boy. The green Matoran of light went back home, tired, and disheartened by his experience at Brickmart. He doubted the next day at work would be any better. -End Word Count - 991 Alrighty then, this is kind of a test of sorts, just to see what you all think of the idea. I know its short, and I know there isn’t much to it, but consider this a prologue. The next chapter won’t be as boring, I promise. -Skar