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#1 Offline Takanuva The 7th Toa

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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 12:44 AM

The color of these parts, custom painted? custom cast? Photoshop? Or are they real?Here: http://www.brickshel.../Takanuva/2.jpg^see how they are a really light gold color.Here's the parts in the only gold color I know them in: http://www.brickshel.../Takanuva/1.jpgDid the 2003 Takanuva mask ever come in a light gold color? And if they did, what set did they come in?
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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 01:02 AM

I know the Metru thigh armor came in this shade of gold before (Brutaka, if I remember correctly), and the Nuva pauldrons came that way in the Stars sets. As for the Kanohi and chest, I'd say they were painted.
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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 09:38 AM

There are prototype Avokhii masks in around that color, so given that the person whose Brickshelf it is also has a picture of a prototype Kraakhan, I'd be inclined to say the mask is real.Alternately, could just be image editing. I remember DeeVee posted an awesome image where by photography magic and editing he made Takanuva Stars look like he had a perfectly white mask.~B~

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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 10:54 AM

There are prototype Avokhii masks in around that color, so given that the person whose Brickshelf it is also has a picture of a prototype Kraakhan, I'd be inclined to say the mask is real.Alternately, could just be image editing. I remember DeeVee posted an awesome image where by photography magic and editing he made Takanuva Stars look like he had a perfectly white mask.~B~

Not completely correct-- the prototype Avohkii (I have one) are not in fact 297 Warm Gold (the color used in Brutaka). 297 Warm Gold was not introduced until 2006 (with some appearances in late production runs of 2005 sets). The prototype Avohkii are in fact 189 Reddish Gold, a color used between 2003 and 2006. Knights' Kingdom fans will recognize this as the slightly more copperish gold color from several sets of that theme in 2004 and 2005. BIONICLE fans will be more likely to recognize it as the color of Nuhvok-Kal's Krana-Kal.In this picture I'd imagine it's either Photoshop or custom-molded parts. Generally you can't melt down LEGO pieces and expect to re-mold them in the same quality as official parts, but perhaps this type of plastic is more forgiving, at least visually, than ABS or polycarbonate.

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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 11:57 AM

If someone here knows the person whose Brickshelf that is, could they please ask them what's up with those parts? This has certainly grasped my curiosity. Thanks.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 06:50 PM

I know the light colored mask was a misprint. I don't know about the armor.
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 09:01 AM

Probaly a prototype
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 07:21 PM

There are prototype Avokhii masks in around that color, so given that the person whose Brickshelf it is also has a picture of a prototype Kraakhan, I'd be inclined to say the mask is real.Alternately, could just be image editing. I remember DeeVee posted an awesome image where by photography magic and editing he made Takanuva Stars look like he had a perfectly white mask.~B~

Not completely correct-- the prototype Avohkii (I have one) are not in fact 297 Warm Gold (the color used in Brutaka). 297 Warm Gold was not introduced until 2006 (with some appearances in late production runs of 2005 sets). The prototype Avohkii are in fact 189 Reddish Gold, a color used between 2003 and 2006. Knights' Kingdom fans will recognize this as the slightly more copperish gold color from several sets of that theme in 2004 and 2005. BIONICLE fans will be more likely to recognize it as the color of Nuhvok-Kal's Krana-Kal.In this picture I'd imagine it's either Photoshop or custom-molded parts. Generally you can't melt down LEGO pieces and expect to re-mold them in the same quality as official parts, but perhaps this type of plastic is more forgiving, at least visually, than ABS or polycarbonate.

Actually, I heard that some Avohkii were cast in the new color around 2006 to test the new gold plastic.

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 09:42 PM

It's hard to tell, if that Avohkii is real, I would say he somehow obtained it, but there are a lot of other Photoshopped images in his account, and I do see a gold Arthron (but it could be painted, since he uses it twice), so I don't know. If he painted it, he's very good. Photoshopping colors takes a lot of skill (I tried it with my Gar MOC if anyone saw that, it took forever just to get it to look black), and he also has the prototype Kraahkan (which might be 3D printed, since I've never seen it before, and it would appear he has another "prototype" on there for HF that could also be 3D printed). To sum up, I have no idea, but I want to know.EDIT: Nevermind, I looked on his...er...video hosting site account...and he has a video showing him scratching the mask, proving a. It's not painted (unless he did a very good job), b. It's not Photoshopped (unless he's very good at Photoshop and did the whole video like that, which I might believe since he actually made that Takutanuva head on Photoshop, and he did a ton of other stuff in it), and c. It's most likely the actual prototype.

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 02:07 PM

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Posted Dec 05 2012 - 02:12 PM

But if he painted them, how did he get them the exact same hue?  I can't see any difference in the color between the different pieces.  Unless he painted them all........


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Posted Dec 05 2012 - 05:59 PM

The color of these parts, custom painted? custom cast? Photoshop? Or are they real?Here: http://www.brickshel.../Takanuva/2.jpg^see how they are a really light gold color.Here's the parts in the only gold color I know them in: http://www.brickshel.../Takanuva/1.jpgDid the 2003 Takanuva mask ever come in a light gold color? And if they did, what set did they come in?

 

 

I have a set that looks very much like that. I'll have to get it out and tell you what it is. ^^


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Posted Dec 22 2012 - 08:14 AM

...Hard to tell. It could be real, but you would need special lighting to make the gold look like the modern "pearly." It could also be custom pieces or molding.
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Posted Dec 22 2012 - 10:05 PM

To me that looks like the real 2003 Avokhii and not a prototype. I may be wrong though.


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Posted Dec 28 2012 - 07:35 PM

 

[color=#993399;]There are prototype Avokhii masks in around that color, so given that the person whose Brickshelf it is also has a picture of a prototype Kraakhan, I'd be inclined to say the mask is real.Alternately, could just be image editing. I remember DeeVee posted an awesome image where by photography magic and editing he made Takanuva Stars look like he had a perfectly white mask.~B~[/color]

Not completely correct-- the prototype Avohkii (I have one) are not in fact 297 Warm Gold (the color used in Brutaka). 297 Warm Gold was not introduced until 2006 (with some appearances in late production runs of 2005 sets). The prototype Avohkii are in fact 189 Reddish Gold, a color used between 2003 and 2006. Knights' Kingdom fans will recognize this as the slightly more copperish gold color from several sets of that theme in 2004 and 2005. BIONICLE fans will be more likely to recognize it as the color of Nuhvok-Kal's Krana-Kal.In this picture I'd imagine it's either Photoshop or custom-molded parts. Generally you can't melt down LEGO pieces and expect to re-mold them in the same quality as official parts, but perhaps this type of plastic is more forgiving, at least visually, than ABS or polycarbonate.

 

From what I recall the Pearl Gold/Warm Gold Avohkii was a prototype for the Stars Takanuva, and I have seen and heard of other Avohkiis in this color. 


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Posted Jan 06 2013 - 12:25 AM

Definitely photoshopped.  I've used it enough to recognize the color-replacement tool effect anywhere.


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Posted Jan 16 2013 - 06:52 PM

Hmm I would love to own it if it I. Fact us a prototype part
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Posted Jan 30 2013 - 04:39 PM

Well all of these pieces came in the prototype takanuva set, so I don't see any problem
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Posted Jan 30 2013 - 05:51 PM

The chestpiece is photoshopped. It was very well done, however. I noticed a tiny discoloration in the top-left of the chest-plate compared to the rest of the armor pieces, and realized it wasn't a shadow.


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Posted Jan 31 2013 - 11:09 AM

The chestpiece is photoshopped. It was very well done, however. I noticed a tiny discoloration in the top-left of the chest-plate compared to the rest of the armor pieces, and realized it wasn't a shadow.

 

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