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#1 Offline joev14

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Posted Oct 07 2012 - 09:24 PM

Hey guys. I am back with another model. I consider this to be one of my best works. It is my representation of the Marendar, or the Toa Killer as some of you may know, as it appears in The Yesterday Quest. (Link in my signature)An explanation about the storyline behind the model: The Marendar has five optical sensors, one on the front, one on the back, one on each side, and one on top, making it so that it has almost 3 dimensional dome vision. It's only blind spot is a small area right behind it's feet. It's weapons array consists of two primary weapons on it's front limbs, and a power dampener sphere launcher on it's tail based off the same technology as the Krahli (the Vahki Predecessors). The black parts on its body are heavy armor, and the silver parts are solid Protosteel, making it's armor almost impenetrable on the black spots, and completely impenetrable by any mortal means on the silver spots.An explanation about designing and building the model: I always imagined the Marendar as more machine-looking than humanoid; as a massive bipedal tank type thing, with knees that had backwards joints in order to hold up its back-centered body weight. I tried to add some gears inside to make it look more mechanical. I personally love the way the silver and the black blend so well together, and at the same time it looks like a massive robot, rather than a humanoid.Sorry about the pictures not being quite the same size. They all link to larger images if you click on 'em.

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A Toa of Psionics slain at the hands of the Marendar


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#2 Offline Atarius. Master of Flame

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Posted Oct 08 2012 - 01:22 AM

Very cool, looks like a lot of thought went into this design. The blue accents are a nice touch and really add a "mechy" look to the whole thing. You really did do a good job of constructing it in a way to look like a mechanical behemoth.
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Posted Oct 08 2012 - 03:33 PM

This is awesome looking! Not exactly what i imagined the Marendar looking like, but still really well done. I personally think the tail looks a bit awkward and i suggest you either remove it or make it longer. Because of the size of the whole thing it needs more length to be of any use unless it attacks its opponents backwards, http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/tounge2.gif
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Posted Oct 08 2012 - 04:08 PM

Although I always pictured Marendar to be much larger, I think this is a great representation, if not to scale with actual Toa and such. Very robotic while still having some sort of animalistic predatory killer edge to it, which is an interesting combination of traits.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 11:26 AM

Very cool, looks like a lot of thought went into this design. The blue accents are a nice touch and really add a "mechy" look to the whole thing. You really did do a good job of constructing it in a way to look like a mechanical behemoth.

Although I always pictured Marendar to be much larger, I think this is a great representation, if not to scale with actual Toa and such. Very robotic while still having some sort of animalistic predatory killer edge to it, which is an interesting combination of traits.

I'm glad you like it! that's pretty much what I was going for (hunter + mech)

This is awesome looking! Not exactly what i imagined the Marendar looking like, but still really well done. I personally think the tail looks a bit awkward and i suggest you either remove it or make it longer. Because of the size of the whole thing it needs more length to be of any use unless it attacks its opponents backwards, http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/tounge2.gif

It doesn't need to bend around, since it's a sphere launcher, all it needs to do is be on whichever side that the enemy is on. Though I might add length to it anyway :P

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check out the exo-force wiki, owned by yours truly :D

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My Epics
The Powers That Be Continuation | The Yesterday Quest Continuation
Secrets of the Star Cont. | End of the Beginning Cont. (VIDEO PODCAST SERIES) | Element of Surprise Cont.
 .
My Short Stories 
The Last Memories | Birth of the Kal | Key of the Codrex | Web of Karzahni
The Depths Below | Monster | Out of the Darkness | Archive

.

audio_narration_project_banner_wide.jpg

The project that aims to create narrated versions of all the Bionicle books, with voice actors for each character, and music taken from various other media to enhance the story. PM me if you're interested in auditioning for a role!


#6 Offline Teh X From Wiki Nui

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Posted Oct 29 2012 - 06:59 AM

In my mind I always thought Marendar was orange. I don't know why...
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