Link: now this is an impressive moc; the build is just so incredible, especially the head and torso. The resemblance to the source is so amazing; the weapons are pretty nice and the shield is excellent.
Ganondorf: another great moc featuring some marvelous building techniques; the legs and arms are my favorite on this one.
Really great job, Obsessionist, you made some very nice mocs here. Good luck in the contest.
I appreciate a little love for Ganondorf. I think the legs are meh, but the upper arms I was pretty proud of, not that you can see any of his construction particularly well in the pictures. And the shoulders/torso gap is weird, but eh.
While I can't judge the game accuracy, I like these Mocs! I applaud the use of color and the unique building techinques, especially the rubber bands used to mimic hair.
Good luck in the contest!
I was just glad to see enough pieces available in the right colors. As it is, I find Mata green to be one of the harder colors to build in. I always try to avoid using rubber bands structurally, but I'm glad they don't detract from the MOC for you.
I love the details on the Hylian Shield! Link is easily recognizable as a character and to have a set of weapons for him really adds to the feel of the game series.
A Navi figure would probably help with the overall feel, but it's already pretty great as is.. Edit: hah, I didn't notice Navi the first time I viewed this. Sorry for that.
Ganondorf does look a bit off in terms of his personality coming through as you've mentioned. I think if you gave him a black cape it would help as he did have one in the game if I remember correctly. The one from Vezon and Fenrakk could work if you have it (though it might be a bit small on him)
It's worth noting that his official artwork and his in-game appearance are very different personality and proportion wise, which means that choosing how to build him is difficult. Plus his appearance before the final battle and during the final battle are different. I opted for the before-battle version, which lacks a cape.
The faces look a tiny bit weird due to the use of Kanohi, but I'd be hard pressed to come up with a better alternative. The characters are instantly recognizable, and you really went the extra mile by building the entire set of items for Link. The Master Sword, the Hylain Shield, the Hookshot... love them all.
I really love Arpy's Bionicle Naria scene, and I always felt that it and other MOCs that used Kanohi for faces looked cool. I guess it's partly the best Bio/technic solution I can come up with, partly a stylistic choice.
The collection of items you've built and the sheer obsession (no pun intended haha) with detail just blows my mind. Link is gloriously well done, and I particularly like the detail on the hookshot.
With that said, there's something off about Ganondorf. He's not quite bulky/muscular enough and the level of detail, while good, just doesn't match up to same level as Link.
Can't have Link without his arsenal! I don't think it's so much that my Link figure has more detail than my Ganondorf figure as that Ganondorf himself has more detail than Link himself, so naturally I captured a smaller fraction of them in my creation. I'll need to so some more experimenting with the King of Evil so see which details and proportions are most necessary to capturing his personality.
Didn't even notice the voting topic got locked, I was late to the party but at least got my vote that didn't do anything in... Congrats on the well-deserved win
Gotta say, I'm disappointed #4 isn't getting more votes. It's a really stellar build, definitely my favorite entry except for a particular one I'm biased towards. I've never played the game #4 is from, but the way the character is recreated is fantastic.
Thanks! I've actually never played the games either! I just liked the character, and thought it would be an extremely challenging build with high reward if I get it right; it certainly was. It was a real pain to get all the detail I wanted into the moc, but I'm happy with what I was able to do.
Thanks! It's nice to have a BBCC to my name. Sora is great, it nails some good details is very well-designed. I really appreciated the build because you were building at around the same scale and with around the same aesthetic mentality as me, and doing it really well- scary when we're in the same contest! It's great to capture Link's tunic, but you captured a much more complex outfit just as well.