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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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Front and Back

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Side and Low View

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Head Closeup and Internal Mechanics

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A Toa of Psionics slain at the hands of the Marendar

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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, tounge2.gif

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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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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, 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

My Revamp MOCs (flickr) (Brickshelf)

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My Short Stories

The Last Memories | Birth of the Kal | Key of the Codrex
Web of Karzahni The Depths Below | Monster

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audio_narration_project_banner_wide.jpg.usro_photo.jpg

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Bionicle: ANP aims to create audiobook versions of all the Bionicle books, with voice actors for each character, and music taken from various media to enhance the story. Check here for the chapters that've already been released!
Bionicle: USRO, is a list designed for immersing both new and old fans of Bionicle in the various pieces of lore. Whether you're a new fan wondering how to get started, or an old fan who's looking to review the series in chronological order, you'll want to check this out!

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