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Roa McToa

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About Roa McToa

  • Birthday 09/15/1981

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    Seward, Alaska
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    I have been building Bionicle since 2005. I first found an interest in building via making stop-motion clips with a box of Bionicle sets found at a yard sale for $20. I learned to build bigger and better creations looking through brickshelf, then I found and joined BZPower. Being able to talk with members of the community and see everyones builds was an inspiration to me. Competing in BBCC's improved my skills as a builder and helped me do what I do today. Thank you BZPower!

    Lego aside,

    I am an artist and can draw, paint, sculpt, carve and much more. It is a great relaxation to whip out a great painting of a boat, or work the hours to carve a violin from scratch. I am also a musician, and have played the Viola since I was twelve. I made the instrument I play, and have made two other violins.

    I work at a marine hardware store, and am going to learn how to do fiberglass work on boats. I also plan to tender salmon during the summers with my friend on his power scow that were restoring. Life is good

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  1. So awesome! The entry i wanted to win totally took this contest! Congrats to all and see you at the next one!
  2. Its got the old Metru style head introduced in 2004 This is a very nice looking Kopaka. I like the coloring on him and the new parts used. It makes for a nice new rendition that has that "Kopaka of old" feel. Nicely done!
  3. Using small technic connectors and axles you can build an assembly that passes through the holes in the masks, making for many connection possibilities
  4. Polls have been delayed before. Just be patient and they will show up. I'm sure Tufi has been busy with whatever real life is up to.
  5. If i had tried to build him to emulate exactly his old character it would not have been possible to make him look G2at all due to the fact that old gold hasnt been produced since 2005, and the only dark blue ccbs part is a skull spider mask. New gold was the only option. The idea was to renew the character and make him look big n bad. I guess you could say that this is his old Order of Mata Nui clothes before going undercover and joining the dark hunters..... but yeah. I likehim either way. i may later build another moc of ancient they way I truly envision him without ccbs contest based constraints
  6. When i decided to build ancient the entire moc was centered around that big set of armor. I wanted him to looknlike a big new and madd version of the old ancient. The body inside is made prmarily of ccbs and the shoulders are made of only a small handful of old skool and some small bits. The torso is mostly hollow between the hips and the chest with ccbs holding the armor together. The moc is very solid and forgiving in its poseability. After the contest ends im gonna add a couple parts to aid in poseability even more. The shoulders are put together in an assembly that swings forward to close the gap. It was then secured by the gold back armor. The head is built threaded through the eyes of the elda to make the attachments. Hes got a poseable neck and everytbing. He can look straight up if need be. Hes even got a tongue made from a mini knights kingdom sword. The hilt fit right into the eyes of the elda. As far as how i built it, i have a very large collection of parts that ive been building since i got started in bionicle. Garage sales and thrift stores have provided well for cheap. Many parts are from the sets i purchase or those that are gifted but most were gotten secondhand so i guess ylu could say i have this stuff laying around. I dont tackle a moc with anything more than an idea. I dont lay out any drawings i just envision something in my head based on the parts i want to use for a specific part of the moc and go from there. Defining features develop as i go along. This moc started out as the two chima torsos that make up his chest. Overall i think the ccbs to old skool ratio is about 80-85 percent ccbs vs old.
  7. Diggen the pinch action! This is a cool manas moc. I'm enjoying the simplicity of it and the fact that its not a treaded tank. Very neat! Any chance we get a video of the pincheh pincheh?
  8. This is the best rendition of Turaga Dume and Nivawk I have ever seen. You've done an excellent job capturing Nivawks movie look with the new parts to boot! Killer entry! Best of luck in the contest!
  9. The first bits to assemble this was the chima chests. I centered the moc around that idea. Theres an orange heartlight under the skull spider mask. I tried it with just the rahk face, but the head was too small. After putting it together with the inika head it fit a lot better sizewise. I really wish more dark blue was available and that i had more dark blue skull spiders, but heres to a good contest! I wish luck to all as theres a lot of really great entries!
  10. I can see what you mean. Due to the constraints of there being vitually no dark blue ccbs pieces and zero old gold i wanted to try and use as little g1 as possible withoutnusing an overabundance of black. G2 has lots of gold going on so i figured id beef armor him up. Kinda went big and also took aeay the grey color that ancient did have. I tried to emulate the bulkiness of the originals build but beefier. Its really difficult to capture the lines of the body, especially since im not good at taking pictures compared to others here.
  11. It was a difficult choice choosing Ancient because of the limited colors in ccbs of his color sheme. The legs were giving me a fit because of the hip configuration trying to build them up with ccbs base. So i chose to use more old style parts in the thighs while incorporating some new. Theres a lot of good entries in this contest! The polls are gonna be great to watch!
  12. Entry Name: Ancient http://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/17590-bbc69-ancient/?do=findComment&comment=874741 Ancient by Archinto, on Flickr
  13. Ancient, Dark Hunter and undercover OoMN agent, back from the dead and built G2 This is my entry for BBCC69. Enjoy! He has a fully functioning Rhotuka Launcher mounted into his right hand. He is fully poseable from head to toe with a waist that twists and also can bend forward or back. His mouth opens/closes and his head can be moved up down side to side. Ancient by Archinto, on Flickr Ancient Back View by Archinto, on Flickr Ancient Portrait by Archinto, on Flickr Ancients Roar by Archinto, on Flickr
  14. Thats a cool concept. When I built him he was supposed to represent Makutas true form after being changed by the mask of ultimate power. I'm adding more pics right after i post this comment of the golden mask. I finall got it in my hands after waiting to gk get it from my moms where I had it sent to.
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