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Bionicle MOC: Onua Mata revamp by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Onua Mata revamp by 3rdeye88
:iconexciteddummyplz: MY FIRST EVER REVAMP!!!
This MOC is actually a few firsts for me, first revamo, first all black MOC, and first MOC using...DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUNNNNnn....the dreaded inika build! :iconterrifiedplz: Here's actual physical proof that an Inika build can work in certain circumstances. I kinda find it somewhat ironic that I basically used the final "build" lego would do to create one of the first builds in bionicle. There are quite literally only four pieces that aren't black, and that's the four trans-dark-green studs I used to make his eyes. Every other single piece is black.

I'll let you all in on a little secret...I ended up building onua mata by accident. Its true. I was working on what I was calling "Blaqk Moqk" when I realized that if I hunched him over, I could get Onua Mata. SO I DID!:la: I then worked on making it look more like onua, added the gears in the back, added the mata hand/claws to his chest with the tubbing, then gave him his signature claws, and PRESTO, Onua Mata Revamp was born! I think that's the coolest thing about this, is that it was all by accident. HA I'm so cool I don't even have to try to make a toa revamp, it just happens. :XD:

The Bionicle logo, Onua, original character The Lego Group
Designs, photography, photo editing Me.
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Here again, putting my opinion forward for all to see.
Well first of all on the representation of the moc itself, this stlye of a plain background with multiple angled shots really scream pro and they make the moc, on the whole, much more appealing to view.
The moc itself is also brilliant because it's so familiar. There is little difference between this mocs' shape and that of the original Onua Mata's and that's what's so great about this. The fact that you've been able to revamp this set to look absoloutley brilliant whiles also keeping to the foundations of the original.
The colour scheme is perfect as it's simple (black) and the overall construction can be clearly seen for being quite simplistic itself. The custom arms are well executed and the inclusion of original Mata hands for chest armour adds a even more nostalgia to the moc, the other contributors being the claws and mask.
Overall it's quite a neat moc as it shows a vast improvment on the original whilst also echoing it at the same time. This moc deserves top marks for it's design and representation but I can't just rate it on being a 'cool moc', I have to take into account the simplistic contruction and the fact that it's a set re-vamp and not a new idea entirley.
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Vision: While the vision of this model is not fueled by the MOC itself, it is absolutely worth five stars. This is because the vision of Bionicle is worth more than six stars and this MOC represents that Idea.

Originality: I rated this four stars because the design is almost perfectly original, save the character himself. Frankly, dinging off one star is not at all an insult to the creator, it is rather giving credit to the designers of 2000-2010.

Technique: The use of the pipes and the large gears on the back only add to my impression of the model. The gears really did feed my old-fan side, while the pipes helped to add the feeling of strength in the revamp. The only two things that are a little off (in my humble opinion) are the hands. The hands had been Onua's only tools and had amazing strength to them. Where as these are smaller hands don't seem to communicate the same rebooted feel as the rest of the model does. If anything, these claws should be big three pronged steam shovels or anything else like that.

Impact: On me, this MOC has six stars, if I could give them.
When I saw this creation it made me see the same sense of strength that the old model processed, only amplified!
For this reason, I give it as many stars as I can give in this area.
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Side-Real Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh my god, I love this. If this were on a shelf somewhere I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Onua has been my favorite since I was young: I've got him in his gold mask sitting on my desk! Great work. I'd love to see you do more!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man. Glad you really like it. I kinda like different ones for different reasons. Kopaka was the first bionicle set I got, green is my favorite color, so I really like Lewa, then Onua here had the coolest mask I think, and Tahu had that bitchin fire sword and a cool mask to. Really, the only one I never liked that much was Gali. :shrug:

By more do you mean more revamps of the Toa mata or more MOCs in general?
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Side-Real Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love it! Onua was my first, and I really like Tahu too. I agree about Gali. She was just, eh.

I'd like to see more in general! I think your work is some good stuff.
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f0x-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he was my favorite when i was little
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bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me too
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Gali was really the only one I didn't care for. The others were all really cool. Lewa was cool cause green is my fave color, Kopaka was the first bionicle set I ever got so he's got a special place in my heart, plus his sword is still one of the coolest weapons in bionicle. Onua and Pohatu both had really cool masks and unique builds. Then Tahu was like the most bad ass of them all cause of the fire sword and mask. My point in saying all that is that its hard for me to pick a favorite cause all of them with the exception for gali had something I really liked about them. Gali isn't bad but eh I just didn't like her as much. *sexist* :XD:
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Writer
What do you mean, dreaded Inika build? Just asking...
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The inika torso got reused a lot after 2006. That, plus wannabe MOCers would slap one together give it some different armor and a mask and call it a MOC. So it got to the point that myself and a lot of more serious MOCers were sick of seeing them. They kinda developed a stigma to them for the above mentioned reasons. So to actually go and make a MOC using that body style was an unexpected move I think.
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Writer
Well, I actually don't think I have the tools or the know-how to make the kind of MOCs you and *Rahiden make (although I could be wrong), but I think it was a good torso for simple building. And I can sometimes be VERY simple-minded.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. if what's in your gallery is what you have then yes I can see why you're very limited. To do what we do it takes a certain level of investment. Once you have it though, I'm a firm believer that it just takes tinkering and figuring out new ways to use the various parts. it helps to actually have it to tinker with though. But who's to what you could build if you had the parts. That's goes for saying with all of use, even me. So I say don't doubt yourself. If its something you wanna do, then it takes some commitment, like anything does.
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