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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.
What do you think?
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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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:icon3rdeye88:
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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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. What do you mean? I took this MOC apart anyways. I didn't like it. It didn't suit my needs, which was to have a pilot for the Innenrrad.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
What was your inspiration to have a satyr pilot the Innenrrad?
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its totally different. You wouldn't really expect the pilot of this thing to be something other than a standardish looking human.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg. :)
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything about this MOC is amazing
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you. :) Glad you think so, cause I ripped it apart. There was way too much wrong with it, and it didn't serve my purpose, which was to pilot The Innenrrad. :P So he got scrapped.
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11garfield Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I like the colors you used
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) I wasn't sure if brown and purple with gunmetal was gonna work, but it did. Too bad the build didn't come out right. Oh well.
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11garfield Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
It still looks very good. very unique.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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:icon11garfield:
11garfield Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Wow. I lIke the colors!!!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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11garfield Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
No problem
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Akara0820 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that's how he turned out to be! I have never seen that color scheme before, and I quite like it. The only thing I'm concerned of is those purple liftarms acting as the middle of the legs. They look a tad too thin.

You're right, he doesn't look like someone to plot the Innerrad. I imagined this sleek, helmeted driver.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good. SOme people liked it, some didn't think it worked. I did though. Yeah, I didn't have much to work with with this color scheme. A lot of the brown has been used up by Moto, and I don't have a whole lot of purple to work with anyways.

Hmmm yeah, a helmet would be cool. He wasn't right for this(build wise) at all. I don't think a satyr will work for this vehicle. I'm thinking of redoing crixus into a satyr, then making the Innenrrad pilot more conventional. :shrug:
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zaxuru32123 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
nicely done, but i think that you should rebuild the legs to maximize stability, and the face should have more ......features, but otherwise 4/5
WHY YOU HATING ON MOC PAGES?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
just kidding, deviant art is supreme, even though moc pages allows you to post a million pictures of a moc on one page.
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Barrelex Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Purple......purple.......purple.......=w=
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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Barrelex Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
*Purple overload*
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I must get more purple. :plotting:

Oh...when is your contest going to be announced? I'd like to hold my own. Also, you never made or included a green MOC for our toa Admin team, so I'm thinking about leaving the position open for the contest. Did you want to be included or should we leave the position open for competitors?
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Barrelex Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Sorry on the contest.. Long hours at work and i only get chances to pop onsite for brief periods.

totally forgot that. didnt know i was green.....Any other available colours? >>;
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There will be for the contest. If you aren't entered the categories will go
Fire(Myself/Matteo)
Ice(Aiden/Niyyan)
Stone(vandi/Zyyther)
Earth(available)
Water(available)
Air(available)
Light(available)
Shadow(Alex/Zero Star)

You were part of the Original Admin toa team, but never actually submitted a MOC. SO for that, I'm giving you a chance to fill a position. You were originally elected as green, and we did just the 6 main elements.
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Barrelex Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
hehe, ill swipe Light. Then any colour is open to me X3 I actually got a build in works for a 'self moc' kinda deal. Ill just add more silver than i was intending..
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hmm: I guess light doesn't have a specific color after bionicle was said and one. The original Takanuva was dark gold, Takanuva08 was gunmetal-though he was both light and shadow), and takanuva stars was silver. Any chance you could make him gold though?
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firefoxpokemon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Wow how cool found it in popular image.
Love how you did the hands and scythe
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you find this?
Thanks. I think the hands work well, but they're too big for this particular MOC. I'll have to use them on something else.
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firefoxpokemon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Also the legs must of been hell just to get him to stand right?
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firefoxpokemon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
The front page while I was going through popular images.
Seeing pictures of mocs on here makes me want to post my one. I still have to get a stop motion of it up onto youtube.... or does DA support video format?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DA does, but you've got to get special permission for it. I think. I'm not sure how one goes about that. I'm sure the FAQ would tell you.

Yes, his legs make him very difficult to stand. That's why I gave him that weapon, so it could be use to support him as well.
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Lol-Pretzel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I like his shins, but for a purely biological (and slightly magical) character, they perhaps don't look so appropriate even if they look cool. The main problem with his head is the use of bohrok eyes, I think. You want something small and dark looking for eyes, and something that resembles a nose.
May I also suggest replacing his white hooves with black ones if poss?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to completely redo this MOC. I'm either gonna make him smaller, to pilot the innenrrad, or use this color on a regular old humanoid figure, and build a Satyr in a different color scheme. I'd like to do a titan version, but I dunno. I don't see the point in doing two satyrs. Hmmm Yeah I didn't care too much for the end results on his face. The head itself is alright-ish, but didn't like his face. I've been thinking about what to do with this all day. I think I'm going to have to put this project off. I don't think I'm ready for it. I don't have the parts to really do a proper HF/bionicle integration, and to do it well. :/
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girocoffy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
question: why have you asked for a critique? on a bionicle? on deviantart? this isn't fucking moc pages. for fuck sakes
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because I can, and because its still art. You don't like it :icongtfoplz: back to cockpages. Don't come on my page, my deviations and bitch about some stupid shit like me asking for a critique.
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Komodie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
*thumbs up* :]
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe thanks. THat was kinda dumb of them.
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KuroEtShiro Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
DON'T EAT ME! D:
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not even a little nibble? :(
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imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice weapon and when i see the purple and the blue it reminds me of [link] for some reason
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, that's interesting. Thanks. :D
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