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Dark Hunter Rampage (BBC #73)
Infrared posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsAmong the Dark Hunters' ranks stand some of the cleverest spies and backstabbers the universe has ever seen. But sometimes The Shadowed One just wants to break stuff. That's when he calls in Rampage. Flickr album Gear function! (gif) My entry to BBC #73. Few things stand out as more quintessentially G1 to me than the models from the 2006 Dark Hunters book. I tried to replicate that unpolished mechanical style here. In fact, as far as I know all the pieces in Rampage except the upper arms were available in 2005 when the Dark Hunter contest took place. I'd love to hear your comments and criticism! Edit 2016-07-17: Gear function instructions!
Hey guys for the Month of Stone I revised the Toa of Stone to re-orient the gearbox to allow the speed demon to run and kick! Though Pohatu ended up a little pear-shaped I like to imagine it's mimicking the real life Roadrunner bird which shares the same triangular figure. Plus claws! Anyway please comment with feedback, I tried to use as many themes from the 2001/2002 sets as I could with spiked biceps, armoured toes/shoes, claws etc. ps if anyone would like a close-up of the Protector's Sure Shot blaster let me know and I'll make room in my uploads to add it!
Rearticulated Toa Mata
Vahkiti Master of Time posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsSo a few years ago, I came up with a pretty solid method of adapting the Toa Nuva to move much like they do in Mask of Light, while retaining most or all of their original parts, and leaving very little out of place to the casual observer. Now I have begun to apply that same concept to the Mata. Due to their differing construction, Pohatu, Onua, Lewa, and Kopaka had to be adapted in more noticeable ways, and were a lot more difficult to do so. Any suggestions on how to better that would be appreciated. Also uh.. don't mind the yellow Hau. I still need to order my red one off Bricklink or something. xD
Trijhak posted a blog entry in Unspoken WordsEver since I acquired Lord of Skull Spiders, my position on functions has been reversing. I think they're great and would like to see a wider variety of them. This has also made me realise I've probably been a bit harsh on Skull Scorpio, although we'll have to wait and see how well its function works and how many parts it has. Skull Scorpio has got to be one of the most unique sets at its price point in quite a while, IMO. Although I'd agree about the legs, we'll have to wait and see the price point and piece count - that'll have to be taken into account. It would appear that every BIONICLE set is now to have a function: either gears, crushing, bashing, or the tail thing. I don't think functions are a bad thing any more - I think they're something that some sets have sorely needed to help set them apart from other sets. 1. Do you want more functions? 2. What is your opinion regarding functions?
Ballom Nom Nom posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsFlickr Made out of intricate geared components and a polished wooden exterior stronger than steel, this antique mechanoid forever guards the remote mansion of a particular eccentric nobleman... Name means "striding" in German. Also my entry for the November Flickr contest. ~B~
Deflecto - The Dark Guardian (BFTGM)
Zeb posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsHe has style, detail, and creativity, but best of all, he has GEAR FUNCTIONS!!! Deflecto - The Dark Guardian (BFTGM entry) Main multi-picture in Super HD - Main front view - Back - Side - Closeup of face Gear function angle 1 - Gear function angle 2 - Gear function angle 3 Blades in held & unheld modes - Blade stored on back - Blade stored on back 2 Both blades stored on back seen from front - Both blades stored on back as seen from back You can store the axle extenders on the weapons when not in use - Or use them as Furno 2.0 goggles Monocle Deflecto - Another look at a blade w. an axle extender stored on it Size comparison to Zigben - to Ventox - to Ventox with neck extended - to Pohatu Mata & Pohatu Nuva Deflecto VS. Pohatu Mata - Deflecto VS. Pohatu Nuva - A trick to get the boulder to stick to Deflecto's blade This picture took perfect timing and a good flash & shutter speed Deflecto with a Kakama Nuva - Deflecto with a Kakama Nuva in a creepy stare Brickshelf Gallery Gallery showing the MOCs structure & inner-workings Gallery showing alternate gearbox-less version Gallery showing visual story Story/Background: Deflecto is an ancient mechanical warror built long ago. He was once a great guardian of Okoto, but was corrupted by an unknown force, turning him into a cold, merciless hunter seeking power. His sole mission is to gain possession of the Mask of Ultimate Power, so he can take control of Okoto and rule with a literally cold iron fist. Deflecto is fully mechanical and possesses quick reflexes, and he can calculate and estimate what his opponents will do next and decide what is the best way to defeat him. The more you fight him, the more he learns your fighting style, and the more he will be able to counter it. He wields 2 mythical weapons known as the Blades of Avlanka, which can deflect nearly any form of projectile or elemental power. It can even absorb some of the power and then shoot it back out. So if a Toa of Fire sent a large blast of fire at the blades, they would deflect some of the elemental power and absorb the rest. The blades could then be used to send the power back at the Toa of Fire. The Blades of Avlanka are also very sharp, and can cut through nearly anything. Deflecto also has special laser eyes that can shoot a variety of rays & lasers, ranging from acting as a flashlight to providing X-ray vision to firing powerful energy beams. Deflecto's armor is made of a hard metal alloy consisting of silver, titanium, & platinum, which cannot be penetrated by most weapons. His main weaknesses are his gear-system & slowness. His ancient, mechanical inner-workings are exposed in one spot on his back, and damaging this section will cause Deflecto to be weakened, especially in his arms. His arms are able to spin as fast a saw blade, but damaging his gear-system will cause his arms to be slowed down and weakened. Although his arms are able to move and fight dangerously quickly, Deflecto cannot run very fast, as his legs are quite heavy and are old and rusty. Deflecto's logic systems have determined that the best way to obtain the Mask of Ultimate Power will be to first gain the Golden Skull Spider mask, so he can use the Skull Spiders to defeat and take control of all who oppose him, building up an army that none will be able to resist. He once encountered dimension-and-time-travelling Pohatu Mata and Pohatu Nuva, who had come on a mission to rescue Onua Nuva, Lewa Mata, & Lewa Nuva, who had all come to the Okotoverse to find and capture a villain called Vezon or something... the 3 ended up fighting and getting defeated by 2 dangerous villains known as Zigben & Ventox. When the Pohatus tried to rescue them, they encountered Deflecto, who, upon seeing that they were both wearing Masks of Speed, attacked them with all his strength and power. Pohatu Mata & Pohatu Nuva fought hard, and tried to use large rocks and boulders to stop Deflecto, but the rocks just bounced off of his blades and knocked them out, and they ended up having their masks knocked off, too. And before they could try to fight back and regain their masks, Zigben & Ventox showed up, and they were beat up even more, and left to live so they could, as Zigben said, "tell others about us and spread fear across the island." Zigben also decided he would finish them off later, and left them with their weapons so their defeat "wouldn't be too boring." Deflecto saw the 2 villains as a tool to help him obtain the Golden Skull Spider mask, and joined the now-trio of villains. Zigben promised Deflecto he would give him control over the Stone region of Okoto, but he doesn't intend to live up to his promise, and intends to destroy both Ventox & Zigben. And Deflecto doesn't intend to let Zigben obtain the Golden Skull Spider mask for himself. Knowing Ventox probably intends to betray Zigben and try to poison him, he will take advantage of this and claim the mask for himself while the two fight. He will then use the Skull Spiders to attack & eliminate Zigben & Ventox, using his blades to deflect their attacks. FUN FACT: "Deflecto" is Latin for "deflect", and "avlänka" is Swedish for "deflect". This is my 3rd BFTGM entry. Yes, he does feature an arm gear function, which works as well as the new 2015 sets in that is has full flexibility and does not cause floppy arms! One of my favorite parts of building this MOC was coming up with creative uses for the HF gun & foot pieces! Yes, I know what you're thinking, it's weird that he's using the HF chest armor add-on. I used that because it was the only silver armor I had that looked right, and it seemed to fit the style of the character. Think of the "H" as being a symbol put there when he was built, signifying his now-former status as a heroic guardian. Please feel free to like, comment, and criticize!
Makuta Miras posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsWell, Toa Chronix's Project Mangai inspired me to start a Project Cordak, which I'll probably be posting at some point before Christmas, but just as a precursor to starting it, I decided to make a MOC form of Nikila. With functioning gears. So here's a front view with her trident: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Makuta-Miras/Project-Cordak/Nikila/trident.jpg And here's one without: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Makuta-Miras/Project-Cordak/Nikila/front.jpg And here's a back view: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Makuta-Miras/Project-Cordak/Nikila/back.jpg And then I beheaded her to show you all the gear system: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Makuta-Miras/Project-Cordak/Nikila/gears.jpg I know there are some colour discrepancies between the left and right sides, but I don't care so don't go wasting posts on that; and also I am not apologising for the mask. The closest one we have to the Mask of Possibilities is the Mask of Water which 1. I don't have yet and 2. Only comes in dark azure and gold. So And also, it was basically that or the Faxon.
Ehlekdude posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsThis MOC was built about four months ago, and has been disasembled quite a while ago, too.At first I wanted to build something like Zam Wessel's speeder from "Star Wars", but then I decided to add gears that move the wings up or down, and this is the result.Other pictures:TopFrontCockpit
InvaderZeta posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsI'm sure not too many people have seen my original version of Widget (On BZP, my guess would be no one). So here is a quick look at the first version of Widget. Now that you've seen that atrocity, here is the newer and with no doubt WAY better version of him.A little backstory:I made this MOC originally for a silly little contest that had a theme. Gears. So I decided to make Widget, I updated him a few times, realized I didn't really like him much after a while, and took him apart. Then two years later (Now) I just randomly got in the mood to use all my gears again and tried making him better than before.Here are more views and poses:Side/poseBackRandomly standing on one legLooking up...?Yet another side and pose Nifty 360 spin:You Spin Me Right 'Round