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The Vahki

CCBS Vahki Robot LDD Illustration

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#1 Offline The Mugbearer

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Posted Dec 07 2018 - 04:48 AM

Vahki were the mechanical law enforcers designed by Nuparu that kept order in the more dystopian times in the city of Metru Nui.

 

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Making Onu-Metru their home and the Great Archives their domain, Rorzakhs used their Staves of Presence to spy on the Matoran suspects, routing out illegal trade hubs and Matoran Underworld hideouts.

 

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Stalking the ramparts and scaffolds of ta-Metru, Nuurakhs used their Staves of Command, forcing the Ta-Matoran to turn their undivided attention to the work at hand, sometimes to the point of complete exhaustion.

 

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Overseeing the district from the rooftops of the crystalline spires of Ko-Metru, the Keerakhs ensured peace by using their Staves of Confusion, making any troublemakers lose their sense of time and space long enough for Vahki to apprehend them.

 

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Stalking the canals of Ga-Metru, the Bordakhs used their Staves of Loyalty to make the Matoran delinquents willingly hand over their accomplices and reveal the locations of hidden Matoran Underworld hideouts.

 

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Stomping the badlands of Po-Metru, the Zadakhs employed their Staves of Suggestion to soften up the minds of even the most rock-hard stubborn Po-Matoran.

 

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Watching over the hubs of Le-Metru, Vorzakhs possessed Staves of Erasing. Considered the most terrifying of all Vahki Staff powers, Staff of Erasing was capable of temporarily stripping the target of any higher mental functioning, leaving them shambling along the streets of Le-Metru without a thought or reason.

 

This was a huge undertaking. It took me a lot of time, energy and motivation to not only put the staves together, but also pose the models in an appealing way, as well as create interesting backgrounds/scenes to put them in.

 

For me as a content creator this set of models is a bit of a milestone as I have started to employ heavily the vector graphics using Adobe Photoshop. Vectors are hella fun but also a handful! I am glad I am doing them though.

 

With some of those I struggled a lot, and in these moments I received help from my spouse Demitsorou who is an amazing artist and you totally should check them out.

 

I've no idea where to go from here, but I guess up is a good direction?..

 

Anyway, thank you for reading this and checking out my newest creations. <3


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#2 Offline Kranan Crustallus

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Posted Dec 07 2018 - 08:53 AM

Now that is really amazing! Man, it must've taken you forever to make these. These are totally awesome, I love everything about 'em.


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Posted Dec 07 2018 - 03:34 PM

I am extremely impressed. Those brick-built staves are absolutely perfect, and the vahki bodies themselves capture the movie appearance perfectly. I love how posable they are without sacrificing aesthetics for it. I'd love to give you constructive criticism, but I have none. With my current mind, I view the actual Vahki sets as pretty lackluster, but I remember the anticipation I had for them as a lad and these pictures bring back a sense of that innocent wonder when they were first revealed way back when.

 

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#4 Offline The Mugbearer

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Posted Dec 07 2018 - 10:11 PM

Now that is really amazing! Man, it must've taken you forever to make these. These are totally awesome, I love everything about 'em.

 

I am extremely impressed. Those brick-built staves are absolutely perfect, and the vahki bodies themselves capture the movie appearance perfectly. I love how posable they are without sacrificing aesthetics for it. I'd love to give you constructive criticism, but I have none. With my current mind, I view the actual Vahki sets as pretty lackluster, but I remember the anticipation I had for them as a lad and these pictures bring back a sense of that innocent wonder when they were first revealed way back when.

 

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Thank you guys!

 

@Pohatutron, I am glad I made you feel that way. I really wanted to capture the feel of the old Vahki animations. It's ok that you can't provide any criticism! Thank you for your feedback anyway! <3


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#5 Offline Darth Jaller

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Posted Dec 08 2018 - 07:07 PM

Oh WOW these are so cool. I particularly love the way you've built the heads mostly out of system pieces; capturing the look and aesthetic of the Vahki perfectly without needing any of the big specialised parts that the sets so relied upon. The attention to detail on the various staves, too, is spectacular... not to mention the sense of atmosphere and aesthetic that you create with the lighting and backgrounds.

 

They certainly do call back to mind the old animations... which I now want to go back and watch again, heh xD

 

Really nice work! :D


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#6 Offline The Mugbearer

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Posted Dec 09 2018 - 12:40 AM

Oh WOW these are so cool. I particularly love the way you've built the heads mostly out of system pieces; capturing the look and aesthetic of the Vahki perfectly without needing any of the big specialised parts that the sets so relied upon. The attention to detail on the various staves, too, is spectacular...

Thank you! I somewhat pride myself on my brick-build Bionicle designs! You can see it in another of my recent threads here, The Toa Hagah.


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Posted Dec 28 2018 - 07:36 PM

I have to say, I'm always impressed by how you are able to recreate certain Bionicle parts that are simply not available in LDD. Are you planning to eventually try recreating some other series of G1 sets, like the Toa Mata/Nuva, or the Toa Inika/Mahri, or the Piraka? (I imagine that last one could be quite challenging)


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Posted Dec 28 2018 - 08:39 PM

I have to say, I'm always impressed by how you are able to recreate certain Bionicle parts that are simply not available in LDD. Are you planning to eventually try recreating some other series of G1 sets, like the Toa Mata/Nuva, or the Toa Inika/Mahri, or the Piraka? (I imagine that last one could be quite challenging)

Thank you!

 

I can't say for certain. Eventually, everything is possible. The Piraka can be a challenge, but I already built a Skakdi MOC so it's not like I can't do it. It's more of the case of me having time (I have plenty), energy (I don't have a lot of it at any given time) or motivation (see energy). So yeah, maybe someday!

 

But you know what? I actually did Toa Nuva! Or, rather, the Phantoka.


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