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Bionicle MOC: Matteo by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Matteo by 3rdeye88
About The MOC
Matteo(full name Dimitrius Matteo) is what I consider to be my official Self-MOC. He is by far my most developed character of any of my MOCs, currently assembled or otherwise. He's also my personal favorite and most worked on my, which was why he became my Self-MOC Matteo represents an old Plague Doctor. This was also what he was called before I gave him a name.

The idea I've tried to instill within this MOC was practicality, antiquity, and style. All of his accessories were meant to be as realistic as possible, while retaining a theme that Matteo is an old fashioned kind of person with his own sense of style. While I can't date any specific period he is supposed to represent in MOC form I do know that all his artifacts predate modern technology and probably predates 19th century technology as well. I would place the artifacts on his person from around 14th-18th century.

A little about his character
Matteo is an immortal, a survivor of a race of Ancient people who found a method to cease aging and gain physical attributes that were wiped out through genocide. Matteo is immortal in the sense that he does not age, and has a certain resilience to diseases and injury, though he still could be killed by most conventional methods(shot or pierced through the head, burned, etc). These attributes have allowed Matteo to survive where most others would have died. This also made him excellent as an Apothecary during a plague as he was always immune to it, or at worst experienced some sickness, but not enough to kill him. Matteo's biography is quite extensive, and as a result I don't quite have it all mapped or figured out. Everything I do know I have learned through the help of collaboratiors, naimly ~Acyrotin where he appears as a main character in her series, Witching Hour. I can assure you though it is quite a tale to be told.

Detail DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Detail by 3rdeye88This is where one can view many angles of Matteo, as well as observe all the details of the MOC.
Version comparison DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Old and New by 3rdeye88This is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. Detailed descriptions about the changes, as well as links to Matteo's earliest incarnations are included in the Artist's description.

Matteo-nette Lego System: Matteo-nette by 3rdeye88-A Marionette incarnation of the good doctor.

Matteo's Gallery Here's where most things concerning Matteo that I post will be.

Bionicle MOCkery folder This is a folder containing an off and on/every now and again comic series I do that portrays Matteo as a curmudgeon-y foul mouthed old man. This portrayal in a stark playful exaggeration of his character for comedic effect, and should not be considered what Matteo in other portrayals would be like.

Commissioned Art by =LaLa-Volpe Comissioned Art: Matteo By LalaVolpe. by 3rdeye88

Matteo By Chorranthu Matteo Sculpture by Chorranthu by 3rdeye88 This is a fan mad sculpture of Matteo made from a metal armature and polymer clay. Other fan art of Matteo as well as any of my other MOCs that have received can be found here

Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe by 3rdeye88 Much like the sculpture of Matteo, :iconoddvibe: poured a lot of love into this handmade plushie for me. :heart: She literally bled for this learning to do needlefelting to make his mask. I'm eternally grateful to her for this wonderful gift she made me as a belated Birthday/Christmas present. Please give her some love by faving the Original Deviation. :love:

Goggles design based off of ~wolfbossx's design. The lantern is also based off of a design of his but heavily modified by me.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-16
Bionicle MOC: Matteo by *3rdeye88 is an original character made entirely from Lego elements. The attention to detail in this piece is remarkable and definitely worth a closer look. ( Featured by Astralseed )
First, I'd like to say that I'm taking study time to do this critique so you better be happy. x'D

Alright, Matteo has been going through updates frequently, however, his overall appearance hasn't changed so he's been actually improved, not revamped. That's something that Dave's got going there. The various assortments are cool with little intricate designs that help it pop out instead of blend in with Matteo. His design is indeed more unique than many other MOCs out there, especially in terms of mascot characters due to his more unorthodox style and shape. The techniques used suit him well and certainly go out of the normal compared to many other self MOCs using pieces originally intended for other purposes effectively as a different purpose, such as a metru forearm and a glatorian hand. His head design continues to be a central piece of him due to its unique nature of being a plague doctor's mask, a feat not commonly reached by other creators. Although the impact from Matteo is obvious as he is more so of a wise character, it is not easily seen by watchers who haven't any experience with MOCs.

Overall, he's pretty much a MOC with a lot of originality and detail that deserves a good amount of attention.

K, hope you guys like my critique. xD
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20 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

this one is better than hyde, but i still dont see this as being a decent moc.

the vision here is nice, but that big cheesy watch looks turrible and the overall moc is not... good

as far as i know, there arent many witch doctor mocs, but characters and concepts for mocs are almost endless, so that doesnt count for much, and the skeleton is looking similar to alot of mocs ive seen in the past.

the build is too simple here; the skeleton with double jointed knees and elbows are ok, but you didnt do much in the way of armoring to compensate for the large joints; you should have tried to partially cover them or directly armor them in my opinion. the armor on this one is sub par, and boring, the armor gives no interesting shape and serves as nothing but "filler" the feet are overlly simple, the hand pieces on the hips are bare and lazy looking, and the arms are WAY too simple; those forearms could not be more simple, and the upper arms dont really fit the theme of the moc. the shape is bad, and the moc is far too simple; please work on more complicated, intricate designs.

it was ok, but again i was all: " dayum these shapes be turrrrrrrrrible"

sorry, man, but this is not an average moc, its actually well below average
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Moltineus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Matteo: "What are you starring at, amigo?"
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

And its "Amico," he's Italian. Close to Amigo cause Spanish and Italian are both latin based, but yeah. :P He also says "Mi Amico" a lot which means "my friend" He calls anyone he doesn't want to murder his friend. HAHAHA
soy-monk Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is great!

Do you mind telling me how you constructed his hands?
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.

The hands aren't quite my design. I first saw Lol-Pretzel use them. They're done by taking one of the old style bionicle socket pieces, attaching this piece to the 2X2 plate with bars in the middle segmet. Put a 2x2 plate on top point both the studs of the plate and the bar piece down and it'll all fit into place on the socket. The grooves in the socket piece just barely clutch onto the studs so when you move the fingers around the plate piece doesn't move.
CelticSpartan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
He looks awesome, In my world, he would be a ferry man, just on looks though he would be the the old mad man in the night.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Being a ferry man I think would be a stark misuse of Matteo's talents. :P He could do much more than be a ferry man. But yes he is an old man who wonders the streets at night.
BIOFLARE Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
really like him
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you do.
BIOFLARE Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Nyanic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like his eyes. They really look bug eyed.
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