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Bionicle MOC: Relik by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Relik by 3rdeye88
Update 10-24-12 Updating with the bio.

about the MOC
Relic was originally meant to be a toa, but as I built him, it became apparent almost from the beginning of the build that that wasn't going to be the case. So instead of "Toa Relik-Toa of time" I just have Relik. His color scheme was actually planned for what would be the rider of my Rhotuka Tiger and meant to be indicative of a Swamp" toa or a toa of air that instead of living in a jungle region hailed from a swamp. But as I was working on him I realized I needed to expand the color scheme more so I brought in the sand and dark green to the teal, flat gold and light gray.
I feel I need to give a shout out to :iconalex-darkrai: I feel his unusual body style and the use of flat gold on his MOCs(he's got a few) inspired this build, and also reminded me I had yet to use flat gold in a color scheme.
I really like this color scheme, it by itself give me a kind of "rustic steampunk time traveler" look. Shape wise he looks like he could fly.
Structurally this MOC is one of my more finicky builds. I didn't double up on any of his joints so he's a bit troublesome to stand and pose, but he does hold relatively well even though he's a single joint style MOC. I think if I go back and work on this MOC more it'll be to stabilize his joints with standard balljoints since they come in light grey(I don't differentiate between old or new light grey). Other than the stability issues I'm pretty satisfied with this MOC. I really like the shaping, and the color scheme was fun to work with and look at.

Bio
Relik was once a Toa of air, in the distant future of the settlement of Bara Magna. While using the mask of time he was knocked unconscious by an enemy. In his unconscious state, the legendary entity known as Artakha came to him to tell him his destiny and duty required much more greatness from him, and thus transformed the Toa of Air into a powerful Titan with the mastery over time. The Kanohi Vahi fused to Relik, now granting him the additional power to time travel with the mask, though the mask was very old, rusted damaged, and leaking power. Because of this Relik was very limited. He then hat to embarked on a long journey to travel back through time as fast as possible with the fragile damaged mask to a period in time when <a href="[link]>Dume was a toa. Using his mask of regeneration Toa Duma restored the mask of time to its original state. This now allowed Relic to move through time freely and instantly.
Since relik is the only being able to move through time he focuses more on keeping the mask of time from being destroyed, therefore protecting time itself. Because he can move through time at will, he's very akin to seeing and interacting with himself. Relik has no telepathic abilities so he often has to "conference" with himself to know where to be and what to do at any given time.
Relik has also occasinally slipped into parallel timelines by failing to act being prevented by an enemy or by being killed. Sometimes he is able to correct his mistake by returning back to before the incident and notifying himself what went wrong. Sometimes though the Relik that slipped into an alternate timeline isn't recovered.
Relik also possesses a limited form of growth and decaying abilities by speeding up the growth or decaying of an object or entity. Relik is unable to teleport others with him through time as the ability to be exempt from the effects of time only pertain to him. He tried this once when tried to teleport Toa Duma to the future where his disabled self was, the result was Duma was dead and decayed upon arrival.
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:iconfenrek:
Well now, another big ass complicated moc from Dave, what we all like to see. So lets get into it shall we :)

The overal impression could go either way due to respect for the size and complexity but also a bit put off by the unusual colours used here. I can majorly appreciate that all the gold is the same shade here and not mishmashed with other variants so that's always good. Usually a mixture like this with the teal would be ghastly as it's quite an imposing colour but I must say, it actually suits the gold here. Not my favourite mix of colours I've seen on mocs by miles but it is just pulled off here so congrats for that.

I quite like the build albeit for a few minor issues but overal I can see alot of work gone into this moc with agreat pieces used in innovative ways. I especially like the legs,I can't entirely agree on the teal wheels jutting out but the build is still nice, and those Lihkan (sorry if I mispelled that) masks add a nice touch to the thighs. I'm not too keen however on the upper area as it just seems to be a bit thinning out too much as the body looks quite lean and then the legs bulk out loads.

The ehad is ok, not really many complaints there as it's quite a new concept and seems to fit the character here. The only other 'nag' with the moc is that the shoulders are stuck out on sticks that combined with the flat shoulder panels, kinda bring it to focus a bit too much.

Other than a few bits here and there that could do with tweaking it's an overal great moc with a fab new concept I havn't seen before and it's build almost breatehs life into this guy to give it it's own character.

Congratulations on another great creation ^^
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ToaLeffave Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
wow
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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szymhero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Dude this is epic
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:iconbioniclesaurus:
BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
HA! You ripped me off! lol Just kidding!!! Besides, mine is spelled differently anyway.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That and they're different MOCs. His name is Relik as in an old relic. This is yet another MOC I took apart and plan to rebuild. :P
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, I was just joking. And yeah, they're very deferent.  
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Timscorpion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:icontimscorpion:
Timscorpion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconthatdudemaan:
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! You have the the mask of time!? Fuck! I search for years!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: I actually at one point had three, but one got a little bent up being in the container with the other masks I have. [link] you can buy the mask in both gold and Orange on Bricklink. I had the gold version. But the orange one is more common.
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:iconnitasu987:
Nitasu987 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
You know, he looks like an ancient Mayan king, with the Rhotuka tiger as his mount.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I guess he kinda does. Mayan wasn't exactly what I was going for, I was Aiming more for like steampunkish time travelor meets Gudmanm I've never put him on the Rhotuka. Don't even know if they'd hold up. The Rhotuka tiger needs some work on its back legs. Now might be a good time to get to that.
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Nitasu987 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
XD yeah. I'm doing this Bionicle Winter Olympics thing. (If only I'd get some snow now.) I made some skis that I hope will get the Toa Metru down a small snowhill and off a ramp. Doubt it'll work.
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skull123246 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
....how the fuck did I miss this in my messages?! :XD: Another neat creation. I love how every piece fits together like a layer of bio-mechanical flesh. :D Nice use of the Lhikan Hau masks, by the way. :thumbsup:
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug: Thank you. I was a little more conscious of layering this time around. I do think I need to make the arms and torso look more like the legs though. The legs I like, just need to get everything else consistent with the legs.
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skull123246 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. Hmmm, that would be pretty cool!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconskull123246:
skull123246 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime. :) I hate to bring up a old, stupid topic, but are you and Aiden still mad at one another? I got kinda sad looking at his journals before shit went bezerk. You guys were like kin.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does suck, but yeah we're more like bitter rivals now. At least I think he thinks of me as such. He has a strong disdain for me and I can't help but resent him for the way he looks down at me. I miss that we were friends, cause you are right for a time there I really considered him a friend. Now we're almost enemies. Its sad how things like that can change. :(
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:iconskull123246:
skull123246 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, man. I'm sorry, Dave. :hug:
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks man. Shit happens I guess. if he don't want to be friends despite my efforts to fix things, well then that's on his conscience and not mine.
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OddVibe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the colours :3
I thought it be more of a "water being" because of the "trident".
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay. I'm glad.
Nah, I just did the trident cause it was something different and something I hadn't done yet. I coulda just given him a spear, but that woulda been too plain I think. And as flimsy as he is he needs something light.
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:iconoddvibe:
OddVibe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh~ And a harpoon is prolly the same thing.

Anyway, your halloween went as planned?
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah a Harpoon is more like a spear but shaped differently to kind hook into what ever its thrown or shot into.

Yeah. Stefan Came over we played some video games, watched a movie and some anime. Basically did what we normally do. Didn't do anything "Halloweeny" :/ And yours?
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:iconoddvibe:
OddVibe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend and I didn't get much candy.
It was fine though. Some people complimented on my mask! And it was hard to see in the dark wearing it...I had stumbled several times...
Darn forgot to take pictures.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconhowcouldyouplz: I wanted to see your costume. :iconsadfaceplz: :iconpoutplz:
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:iconoddvibe:
OddVibe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

I need a better camera...Or phone rather...
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay that makes a bit of sense. Doesn't he have a black cloak though? Or was this just what you could muster up?
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ejaylee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ARE THOSE, SHADES?!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm....I'm not sure. My dad said they kinda look like he's wearing sunglasses, so I just kinda kept it. We'll say "sure, why not?" That'll make him 8-)
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RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :D
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconmatanui2001:
matanui2001 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A true king of the elements. Amazing job, sir!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks MN. "a kink of the elements" That'd actually be a really neat project. Relik here would be time then since that's his true element. Even though before he was transformed into a "toa of time' so to speak he was an air Toa.

You know, you should work on your photography. make yourself a DIY light box and get a couple of desk lamps that shine good white light. It'd really improve the presentation of your MOCs. I think if you did that it'd really up the impression they give. I like some of your ideas and how you do stuff. I just wish the photo quality was better.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.

I have limited options right now, but I do plan o making a light box someday. That fact that you like my creations, sir, is amazing. :) Thank you. And if you stay tuned for the next few years, I promise you everything about my MOCs will get better.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its not complcated. Cardboard box, some tape and large sheets of paper, then maybe some poster board for the back drop but paper would work to. I need to make myself one. I should head over to the craft store and get the Materials. :/ I'm just lazy, unmotivated and broke. :lol:

And please, don't call me sir, or "one of the great beings." I'm nothing like that. I'm just a dude witha lot of parts from sets I got as a kid, and a lot of time on my hands, and maybe a serious attitude about MOCing, that's all. :P
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll see what I can do. ight now, I don't even have a decent desk lamp. X)

That's all it takes, my friend. :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. That's why I think most anyone can do this if they've got the resources and the drive. My friend Shaun was over and he asked how I got so good at it. I told him its not like I did it overnight. I grew into my abilities as a MOCer, or a bassist. I didn't just wake up and all of a sudden was good at something. That's how it is for those we're inspired by, they my be really good, but they had a long time to get there.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right. It all takes practice, and I'm sure if I get a good ammount of parts, I can do the same things you can. Another problem I have is that I tend to use ready-made armor from other sets, and I just deck it out with little pieces. Does that look tacky?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It can in some cases. You do alright though. Fishbone is a really nice concept. It needs a little more HF armor though. Shit, that's two MOCs I've seen recently that made good use of the pridak feet that I've been unable to find a decent use for. I guess I really should make a head out of those. :P
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Miruler Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T?
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Miruler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Are the iruni shields meant as armor? If so it makes the legs look too bulky compared to the body. The shields don't really add a nice shape to the legs
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are kinda like armor. They're supposed to enhance this sort of sub theme of flying or aerodynamics that the shoulder armor portrays. I agree that they don't have the best shape. But With the teal on there, and the metru green rhotukas, I like it. His legs were supposed to look super bulky. That was the intention though. So if wasn't those parts there I would have found something else to got there. But I wanted to use those somewhere. Even though they're asymmetrical on either side.
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Akara0820 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Time Travel?

TO THE TARDIS!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Relik: Bitch, I am the Tardis. :icongetsomeplz:
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Akara0820 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:pointandlaugh:
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