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Bionicle MOC: Melanthios V1. by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Melanthios V1. by 3rdeye88
Melanthios was a minor character in the Odyssey, he was a goatheard who gets killed. I liked the name, and the loose association to goats, so "Satyr" became Melanthios.

I'm not at all satisfied with this MOC. Its probably going to get taken apart and I'm going to start over. I like the torso, but seeing as how he's supposed to fit inside The Innenrrad I probably won't even be keeping that. about the only thing I rather like on this MOC are his hooves(even though they make him impossible to stand), the color scheme, and I kinda like the way the head came out, but that's also probably too big for the over all scheme of things. I also kinda dislike that I made his weapon so similar to the satyrs in God Of War, which was the main inspiration for this MOC. However, Melanthios is a good guy, so making it that similar to something that's an enemy in the game kinda defeats the purpose of making a good guy satyr. Again, not at all satisfied.

Overall, I'm thinking that a Satyr is the wrong thing to have piloting the Innenrrad since space is so limited. I really could use some feedback on this one. Feedback, comments, and critiques would be appreciated. Thanks guys. :)
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Wow. Firstly, this is actually rather awesome. Sure, there aren't that many really interesting things about it, but I must say I really like him.

So to start with, I think the hooves are great. Using the upturned Vahki head fits rather well- considering the size of the MOC, It's a very good decision and I think that the way you've implemented it into the foot design is very innovative.
Now, moving onto the colours. What I'm going to say is that I do like the colours, very much so, and that they're a very interesting mix. However, I don't think they suit this MOC in particular. The brown is fine, since a satyr is half man half goat then it goes well with the idea of him having fur. (....A furry MOC? What is the world coming to......) The thing is, the purple....just doesn't work. While it would work on a selfmoc or something where the design can be whatever you want, since this is supposed to be based on a mythical beast then the purple has no place here. Maybe blue or white would work better, but I really don't see why you've used purple here. Maybe you just wanted to make a purple moc..... if so, you should have left it until next time. Like I said, I suggest maybe using white instead.

Overall, Whilst the colours really let this one down, I love the design- the scythe-type weapon, the hooves and the shoulders.
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So, here I am, once again, to review one of your great works. I must fairly say that I like the overall moc alot, but somehow, something seems off. I don't really know what it is, ut this moc imprresses me less then your other works.
Well, to start with what I really like: The blue hoses on the back and the purple that clashes with the brown. The colorscheme is siply stunning and cool.
I do think that somehow, the gunmetal is a bit out of place here, but looking at what parts you had to work with, I could hardly adress that as a complaint. The weapon itself is quite striking too, and it looks pretty menacing, albeit pretty impractical too. That's more something to say about the deesigners of the game you based it on though. (If I come across nitpicky, sorry, it's not intended like that at all :))
As for suggestions, to be far I'd choose a whole different themed moc fr the Innenrad, as the mythical beast and theuperior piece of technology don't seem to match.
If you do insist on working with a Satyr themed moc, I could only say that you should keep the colourscheme and downscale the whole thing to 2/3rd's of the original size..

Anyways, great work as always, I'm curious about what's to come!
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Captain-Turd Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i LOVE that weapon. Is it like a pimped out sickle?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yeah something like that.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That scythe man, that scythe. Still, awesome MOC.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D Glad you like it. :D
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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Zerron-Zero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT double scythe :3
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks.
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be pretty cool on its own, but it wouldn't pilot the innenrrad very well.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well he doesn't even fit. That's why he got scrapped and replaced with the version that is, well...not so awesome. The current Melanthios is just a stand in though. He'll need to remain that small, but I'll need to make him not so standard.

This version how ever is going to make a reappearance as the former Atlas-Melanthios' brother and predecessor as stone toa in the Defenders of Virtue.
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ToaRush1325 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I like it, but it somehow feels squarishy???? I dunno....
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