Hey, guys. From now on, I'll be posting character designs, concepts for armor, vehicles, locations an' whatnot to this thread and use this thread http://www.bzpower.c...showtopic=11507 for new entries in the actual stories. If you're interested in either, you may want to follow both, since they'll each be used for different things.
For now, here's my first finalized design for a Toa who will be making an appearance in the story!
This is Toa Uira, a Toa of Lightning. She won't appear until later on, but from what I have planned for her, she's quickly become my favorite character.
She's kind of like a punk rocker girl, you know? She's really gruff, but still very much a girl, and just fun to have around.
I've decided that there will not be a Toa of Ice on her team, since the two would end up looking too much alike. Two Toa that look similar yet have completely different powers on the same would be confusing.
She uses the Kanohi Kadin, the Great Mask of Flight, and wields a bow (that can be separated into a pair of curved blades) to focus her elemental power into thin beams of light and release them in the form of arrows. To give you a better idea of how this would work in set form, I've included a couple of spear pieces, which can be pinned to her right shoulder when not used as arrows. These won't be a part of her actual character design in the story, though.
Anyway, her construction is very possible. It's a mix of two Mocs that I've made recently. Her torso is a backwards Inika backbone (which I usually hate, since it's a lazy way to make a character look "different") with three Toa Metru chest pieces bulking her up. Two hang from the top row of pegs near the shoulders, and the middle hole on each plugs into either end of the five holes in a row on the backbone, with the third chest piece fitting snuggly between them. Try this out, yourself! It looks surprisingly good, in real life.
There is a Toa Mata foot on her stomach, making her look more muscular, like she's got good abs or something, and she has the curvy Inika chest piece (Gelu's, for example) on her back, the upper chest of which I think looks great as shoulder plates. Needless to say, she looks RIPPED from behind.
I did still want to make her fairly feminine, though. The Inika shoulders being used to widen her hips, the three Toa Metru pieces sloping over the curved back of the Inika backbone making for a defined chest, and the Toa Mata feet looking something like heels, but not to a point that it's obvious or offensive. With these and the sleek, muscular Piraka legs, I wanted to make her look lean, nimble, and powerful.
Her right arm has one of those 2009 upper limb pieces with the pegs on the side, with another Toa Metru piece on the inside to give her some more muscle (I hate how stick-like those arms usually were) and a Mata Nui shield piece with a Guurahk staff on top to act as a sort of lightning rod, as if she draws her power through that. Her right arm has the Inika shoulder armor moved up a peg (like, say Toa Inika Matoro), and, well, that's it.
Again, I challenge a mocer out there to bring this character to life if they happen to take a shine to her. I'd love to see how that would turn out.
That's it for now! Consider this an early Christmas present.
Well, that was a pretty disastrous way to start. I accidentally linked to my DA gallery. Well, nothing a quick edit couldn't fix. Sorry guys, I'm just juggling a bunch of things at once.
Edited by -Windrider-, Aug 06 2014 - 05:07 PM.