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Bionicle MOC: Remaku V3 by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Remaku V3 by 3rdeye88
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Remaku is perhaps my oldest MOC of all my MOCs, he is approximately 8-10 years old. After a few years of existing in his Original form, he got an update which is where he obtained his wings. This version of him and would remain this way for the next 5 years. It wasn't until earlier this year that I decided to scrap him knowing that I would completely revamp him. Remaku V3 is another case of the increasing practice of making a Bricklink order specifically for a MOC. This is something I know many other MOCers do, but it generally hasn't been the way I make orders.

Initially I started this project thinking I had everything I needed. I made the majority of Remaku then halted production of the MOC when I realized I didn't have enough of or the right elements to complete the wings in a satisfactory manner. Remaku stayed in hiatus for a little over a month before I was able to make a bricklink order to acquire the parts needed. He marks the first MOC of mine to ever be placed on hiatus mid build. I've simply never had to do that before. Well I personally think taking the time to wait and do this right paid off. Overall I'm rather satisfied with the build. The wing support isn't quite as structurally sound as I'd like it to be, but that is in part due to my decision to not include Hero Factory parts in this build. However, there are pieces that are newer than bionicle era(2001-2010), namely the Black Pearl Sails. The reason for this is I wanted Remaku to have a distinctly "Bionicle" feel to him. Hero Factory has a different look and feel to it, and seeing as this is probably my oldes MOC concept, I wanted to honor it by keeping it truly in the spirit of bionicle.

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  • The Insurgence

    Remaku-the last Makuta is the ruthless leader to a semi independent group called "The insurgence of darkness." This group comprises both Dark Hunters and Makuta, specifically Reamku and a Makuta made experimental half Makuta half robotic entity known as Vhisorah. and lastly a single undead Skakdi ice apparition. Not wishing to bend to the whims of Brotherhood Of Makuta or the Dark Hunters Guild, they banded together as a small alliance swearing that the group would not grow beyond the 6 of them as a large organization was what they had rebelled against. Remaku was responsible for Vhisora's and Mototaur's recruitment, while O-jin and Ryakk volunteered to join, who then recruited his brother Ootei. The group mainly takes high level jobs from the two factions of evildooers but only if the task is of substantial gain or is challenging to them. In their day to day activities the go through bouts of roaming and pillaging Matoran villages towns and cities, though they generally steered clear of Metru Nui as it was the one place where every enemy faction of theirs had dealings or establishment. If the insurgence had reason to be their they usually sent Ootei as he was the one best suited for infiltrating the city and blending in. The group seldom had internal conflict since they all agreed their alliance was mutually beneficial, and felt what was closest thing to respect that any of them could have for another entity.

  • The Last Makuta

    Remaku earned this title from being the last known member of the Makuta species to be created. He was created in a last ditch effort to help fight in the "Destiny War" Its not entirely certain, but it is believed that Miserix was responsible for creating and training Remaku. As the Botherhood lost many battles Remaku soon became disillusioned with the brotherhood member's weakness and squabbling and soon disenfranchised himself from the faction. When Miserix and other Makuta tried to stop or even kill Remaku as a deserter, they were too weak to defeat him and there were many casualties. However Remaku spared Miserix as repayment for giving him life. He vowed that if he were to try again his life would not be spared. It was then that an unspoken agreement was made that the Brotherhood would not interfere with Remaku's affairs and would consider him an ally to the faction. Remaku eventually became somewhat of an intelligence broker to the brotherhood, through his ties with the other insurgence members.


  • Teridax's Reign

    Remaku bears a striking resemblance to Makuta Teridax for this is who he was modeled after. Remaku was often confused for being some kind of spawn to Teridax, eventually the rumor spread and as Teridax seized control of the Matoran Universe Remaku allowed the rumor to spread and even would confirm it. Once this rumor made it to Teridax he became insulted and enraged that some new born Makuta was posing as his offspring. Teridax ordered a manhunt for Remaku which didn't last long as most of the Makuta were already turning against Teridax, or knew that Remaku would kill them just as easily as Teridax would. It also wasn't long before Teridax was preoccupied with his preparation to leave for Bara Magna and quickly lost interest in Remaku. As Teridax was killing off the members of the brotherhood he took to keeping a low profile and hiding out in a tunneled stonghold that was mostly created by Ryakk. Remaku stayed there throughout the entire conflict with Teridax and Mata Nui and the whole reformation of Spherus Magna. This potentially makes Remaku as well as Miserix the last surviving members of the Makuta species. Remaku eventually fell into legend with only the other insurgence members knowing where he truly was, leaving many to speculate that he killed in the whole ordeal, though some believe he just lay dormant and is waiting for the right opportunity to resurface...
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:iconwhimsicalcaptnj:
A beautiful MOC across the board. Your technique is flawless and I whole-heartedly applaud the use of your panel work wings; the specific directionality of the wing tips is outstanding for posturing and impact of stance. As to your color theory, I appreciate you sticking to the three color value system that Lego upholds featuring Black neutrals, red accents, and green highlights. If any one particular criticism sticks out, I would have liked to see the green distributed over a few more areas just to heighten the accent points of some of your Makuta's more enticing features. That said, you've encompassed a rather large scale of parts from various season of the Bionicle world and that makes this MOC'er very happy. Most notable in your model is the use of non-bionicle typical technique pieces such as your crafted swords. I am most happy to see dragon wings being used for something other than a wing and their directionality truly sells the "flaming sharp blade of doom" effect. Overall and extremely well rounded MOC that certainly makes this MOC'er proud when speaking of a Makuta being fierce and menacing. Two thumbs up!
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This is an amazing MOC, to begin with. Just going to get that out of the way right now.

I reeeeally love the wings. They are incredibly original, and magnificent. They seem like the sort of wings the Makuta really SHOULD have, as opposed to the wings that were on the sets, which while being cool, weren't particularly magnificent and stunning. These fulfill that particular need for the grand and darkly majestic power of the Makuta.

I really like the ideas behind the swords, and I can totally see what's going on with how they are supposed to turn out. Personally, however, I would not have used that design, due to the fact that they just are not designed to look like swords. If you think of them as swords, then you can see what they're conveying, but to a less experienced eye, it may come across as confusing.

I LOVE the body and arm design. They're powerful and very Makutish. I also love the random splashes of green across the body, as it gives the feeling of maybe some little crack in the armor where Antidermis has seeped out. It also enhances the colour scheme. Also, very nice placing of the tendon for the ankle. Those are hard to get in there without very specific leg construction models, and it looks good. However, if I were you, I'd place a bit more armour around the ankle. Nothing too huge is required by any means, but the ankles look just a little bit thin. Admittedly, functional is better than aesthetic a lot of the time when it comes to joints, but it looks like you've nailed functional on the head, and aesthetic is definitely not bad either.

Overall a beautifully constructed piece of BionicArt, and a spectacular Makuta overall. The sense of fire and majesty is profound, and I just can't stop LOOKING AT THOSE AMAZING WINGS. :)
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Pancake-Panrahk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
These look like powerful wings that could actually do the job. Majestic!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this wonderful compliment. :D
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spirovefrfrv Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very Happy 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad this made you happy. Thanks. :D
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Jedder7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
DUDE! HOW MUCH DID YOU SPEND GETTING ALL THOSE CAPES?!?!
(Sorry for the caps; this guy is awesome.)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks. And....about 30 bucks on Bricklink. :lol:
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TheShockMeister Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sick! =D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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BionicleRocks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
i love those wings could I get a list of parts and a step list to make them?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I don't make instructions. But I can tell you what I used to make the frabric part of the wings. I used 6 Black pearl sails(the large ones) and 4 construct-a-zurg capes set back to back so that they'd cancel out the red so to speak. After that I recommend you figure out your own designs. This is why I don't make instructions. It encourages people to come up with their own designs and be creative.
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BionicleRocks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
well that's for the wings, but i wouldn't mind a complete list to see how the joints are made and the length of the stalks. sometimes knowing how someone else does something can pave way to your own ideas. do you think i could get a list of parts to make those wings?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, no. I suggest you just eyeball it and come up with your own design. I used all bionicle and technic elements. I kept Hero Factory and except for a couple trans dark green stud parts, system off this MOC(that's if you don't count the cloth parts). I don't mind giving advice, but I encourage people to come up with their own designs instead of copying someone else's too much. Using a design you saw here and there is fine, but copying the whole thing I think is a bit much. Like the hands I use a lot, I first saw Lol-Pretzel use them. But I didn't go and copy the whole arm off of one of his MOCs.
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BionicleRocks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
yeah i understand that. but i don't plan on copying the entire moc. just the wings, in fact i couldnt care less about the body. ive been trying to make quality wings for awhile now. wings, female torsos, and tails always give me trouble. just saying...
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something this heavy, you're gonna have to give it plenty of support.  Folded Wings Tutorial by Kamakru Even though its MOCing its still relevant. Look up tutorials for proper wing anatomy, that's what I did. www.deviantart.com/?q=Male+fem… Look up tutorials to get a general reference for human proportions to if you're struggling with female torsos. I saw one that's kinda old so I'm having a hard time tracking it down that put things very simply that's stuck with me. Make torso proportions are more like a V, Wide shoulders, narrow waist while female proportions are more like an  8 Narrower shoulders and wider set hips.

I'm not just going to give you the design or list of parts. I want you to figure something out for yourself. That's how you become a good MOCer, stray away from the instructions and preformed techniques and come up with something on your own. Man you really need to go see the Lego Movie when it comes out next week. Cause that's like the whole message of the film.
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deadly AWSOME!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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shadowtheconquerer0 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Lovin' the wings, man! They're articulate, well designed, and-dare I say-majestic.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you! That's quite a compliment.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like Magith said, these enormous, agile wings deserve to be built on an enormous, agile body. Something tall, thin, lithe, LIKE SLENDERMAN! They seem so huge and out of place on a moc of half the size and twice the bulk.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it also contradicts what he said about how they wouldn't provide lift for this bulky guy. Dragons aren't thin light creatures. Dragons actually wouldn't work in concept, they'd have to have some kind of gas sacks in their bodies to help make them lighter, they'd have to have hollow bones like birds, but no we depict dragons as big meaty creatures that breath fire and have wings. And like I told Magith, I never expressly said that Remaku can fly, maybe he just has big ass wings cause he's a Makuta and they help him fly for short distances or jump really far.

These enormous wings are staying on Remaku, and i I really wanna do my absolute best at wing Making(wasn't even trying for "absolute best") I'll make another MOC and go completely all out on the wing design. I'll use HF parts since they'd actually be much better for this kind of project and I will put them on a dragon MOC so that they have a proper place to go when all folded up. This MOC was about revamping Remaku to a level I knew he could exist, not solely about making big wings.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok you have a point. Though it would be awesome if they were on a really thin character as well as on him. The guy actually looks less bulky in full view so I guess my argument is invalid XD
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JRD12222 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
When I first saw this, in my head, I said, "JESUS CHRIST IT'S THE DEVIL."
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: I'm okay with that.
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JRD12222 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
It's true.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe you. He does look pretty devilish. Remaku-the bionicle Satan. :evillaugh:
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JRD12222 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Mm-hm.
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome wiht the movie Makuta mask :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ray. :D
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yw :)
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Them ankles look so thin he should be crumpling to the ground XD Still though. THEM WINGS. Dude. Beautiful work on those. Simply beautiful. The articulation this guy has is really nice as well. All around well done Dave. Very well done indeed.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WELL EXCUSE ME FOR MAKING HIM ARTICULATED IN THE ANKLES!!! :angry: :P Thanks gale, glad you like it. :happybounce:
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, you've committed a horrible crime against MOCkind making him articulate in the ankles Dave. For shame :P
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know.... *kills self*...PSYCH! Nah I wouldn't make that many people on here happy. I'm gonna stay alive and on DA just to spite them. :evillaugh: revamp
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, well darn. *turns around* He's still here boys. Back to base...
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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hidro240 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
epic
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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Haotaus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really like this MOC! :dummy:

And I agree with the HF and Bionicle pieces there are some MOC's that I want to look of the 'old world' rather then the 'new'.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce: YAY!

Yeah exactly. HF is was smoother and more generic looking. Bionicle has that look to it so if you mix and match its one look, but if you keep it strictly Bionicle its another. And sadly if you use just HF, it looks like its missing something. :P
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Haotaus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Agreed I feel that no matter how hard I try to use just HF parts I feel that I'm not done.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. I just can't shake the feeling that it needs more if I use Just HF parts. There's too many gaps you can't fill, not enough aesthetic choices, and both Bionicle and HF still rely on technic parts for structure, so to a point you gotta use Technic if you want antying bigger than a Toa or Hero sized MOC.
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Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This MOC is highly epic.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Shadow. :D
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Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This would would make a great official set. Except that Lego would price it at $200 or something.
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R603 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I really must say... HOLY FREAKING SHIT! :faint: This guy as both a character and a MOC is just boss!... [*Waring thoughts in head ensue, between eyes and brain.* 'Okay, calm down eyes.' 'But we don't wannaaa! It's just so fricking beast!' 'Be that as it may, you still need to keep your composure to give Dave at least a decent review.' 'Nah, I just think I'll keep staring at it for hours on end.' 'Fuck you, Dave deserves to hear what we have to say! No more arguing you little pricks!'*

Remaku to say the least is impressive. He has an excellent color scheme, and the dark translucent green accents fit perfectly, along with making him more unique. Those wings are so awesome, with the look of being at least partially robotic still there with them. those swords are very nice as well. Are they shadow-fire swords? The overall construction style you've used is unique in my eyes to say the least. There almost isn't a thing about a thing that I'd change in the slightest. That said, I think the feet are just a tad large. Either way awesomeness is awesome.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:popcorn: <- this would be me if I could get like a TV plugged into what happens inside your head. It must be a really interesting place in there Simeon. :P

Goddamn, some people like it some say the color scheme is bad. Guess this is really one of those personal preference kind of things. :shrug: The initial idea with Remaku was this his own energy was like a green shadow fire energy, and then his swords actually translated his energy back to normal fire, but that didn't really seem to make sense to me once I got the Tahu swords and Red Bohrok claws on the wings. I also forgot to take pictures with Remaku holding the green flame pieces from Toxic Reepa like they were emanating from his hands. So I guess I just left it to interpretation that he's Fire+shadow which is to completely counter Archimede's being Ice+light. The feet are large, that was intended. I knew he was gonna have those big ass wings on his back, I knew he was gonna need the surface area contact with the floor. It worked to. he doesn't tip over cause of his feet. He only tips if I mess with him too much because his knees keep bending out and he falls over. I beefed up his articulation in his legs to handle all the weight of the wings. He needed to. Thanks for your feedback Simeon. :D
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UnfrickingTouchable1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a great moc as always, I can't seem to find anything wrong with it, although the size of certain limbs like the wings make it difficult to say this is one of your best mocs, I am not saying I hate the wings, they just look too huge for the moc, although they are a great design.

Great moc as always, keep up the good work and hope to see more from you soon.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man. You say they might be too big, :iconmagith1: says they're too small and wouldn't hold him up. :faint: I guess this MOC really plays to people's personal preferences, cause I'm getting mixed feedback across the board on this one. Oh well.

I was worried they might have been a little overdone to, but I figured, hey, too big is way better than too small. The idea with the revamp was to totally go all out with his wings, and while I actually didn't go all out, I could a use HF parts and made this MOC so much easier on myself to work with, I set out to make the best wings I've ever made, and I did just that. Hell, I think I may have made some of the best wings ever. I've looked up other dragon wings and I couldn't find anything that use actual lego elements that looked as good.

Thanks again man, I'll definitely keep MOCing, though I'm not sure what I want to work on next. :P
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UnfrickingTouchable1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just different people I guess, they are one of the best wings I have seen so far.
Don't worry about what you do next, it will come to you soon. :happybounce:
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. its all personal preference. The only one who deems a MOC correct or incorrect is the MOCer who made it. Thanks man. :D

Yes, yes it will. Its not so much about coming up with a concept. I have far too many to count, its just a matter of picking which one I want to do next. :P
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