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Bionicle MOC: Sir Richard Alastair by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Sir Richard Alastair by 3rdeye88
:woohoo: ANOTHER PLAGUE DOCTOR, YAUS!!! :la::dance: I've wanted to do this for a while. I'd like to dedicate this MOC to my good friend :iconacyrotin: for all the wonderful things she's done that includes Matteo. :heartL I'm sorry this isn't one of your characters, but this one goes out to you. :)

About the MOC
I can't believe it, I managed to get him knocked out in a single morning. I got up at 7:00 and had him finished by about 3. The rest of the day was post production(photos, editing, deviation/on the spot bio writing). It started with me trying to figure out how to do another plague doctor mask, something I've been contemplating for the longest damned time, then I came across the Metus Mask(something I forgot I had because it was given to me by ~wolfbossx a while ago), then from there I just started sticking "beaks" on him and the tail tip had the right shape. :meow: So a second plague doctor was born. Another accomplishment I managed was to give him(er well his mask) a mustache. I know many have beat me to the punch, most notably *Rahiden with Endeavor/Toxic. The opportunity presented itself so I went for it. I think it gives him a lot of extra personality.
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Sir Richard Alastair is a fictional character and based on no real person, if your name is Richard Alastair it is completely a coincidence and should not feel flattered because my MOC was not named after you. :nana:
Bio
While I don't have a bunch of details figured out(this will probably come with the help of Acy), but I do know that Sir Richard is English(if that wasn't painfully obvious already), that he's a master in fisticuffs, something sorta like this! He is an ally of Matteo's, but I'm not sure which era of Matteo's long life he would be in, I'm thinking sometime after Witching Hour. But that's up for debate.

Other MOCs featured in this Deviation:
Dottore Matteo

C&C much appreciated. :D
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:iconkuroetshiro:
Okay, with more views in mind, this MOC is for sure more unique and interesting with its colourscheme, different body style than the typical and the head detail. First off, congrats on another Plague Doctor, we don't have enough of those. The aristocratic appearance is rather uncanny since pretty much anyone could be a plague doctor back in the day. I do feel though, that the upper arms should contain a few more traces of white to make a more complete sleeve appearance. I find that this MOC's body is different as it is more of a "fat" person MOC for once which is seldmonly done but it works here pretty well with the thinner limbs to make it look a lot more authentic.
What do you think?
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Critique by zaxuru32123 Jul 19, 2012, 1:09:42 PM
eh, this one is simple, and although it started with a good vision, i dont think speed mocing is your field of expertise.

originality: ive seen almost the exact same arms before, the hands are nothing new, and the legs are just bad; too simple and not really fitting

technique: the head and torso could have been better; the pelvis is wide, and simple, and the head doesnt really make me think "plague doctor" more like: damn, whats goin on with yo nose?

impact: like a train; one of your worst mocs you've made and looks like you need more practice with speed mocing.

to sum things up, at least fix the legs and pelvis, they kinda screw with the mocs "look"
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Here he is! I hope you did not disassembled him.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? :confused:
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:iconmata4nuistudios:
Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I said, I hope you haven't disassemble him. and there is a link to SCP-049, AKA Plague Doctor.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. I saw it was a plague doctor but didn't understand why you linked it. But no, Sir Richard is still together. I haven't disassembled him. :D
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. It would be nice, if I could see him in a Bionicle MOCery comic.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should include more of my characters in BM. I just don't know what to do to have them there.
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A sudden plague? Would a disease help the situation? BTW how do you make these comics?
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theMOCmaker Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Aside from the beak being a little too proboscis-y, nice!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well its the beak. And there's not a set shape or length to plague doctor's beaks. I've seen art that gave the beak a rather long or curved beak. Plus its what looked the best in that position. I tried a gali hook, but that was too long. A bohrok tooth didn't have the right shape. I like this the best. :nod:
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theMOCmaker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Hm... Good point, but what about a blade, like those white daggers? The white version of this [link] that came with Pridak.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have those and for that Metus mask, that's waaaaay to big.
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theMOCmaker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Ah.
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MrGrumpyy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Artist
Hahahah, dude! Digging the face!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jacob. Snooty british plague doctor is snooty, british and a plague doctor. :XD: Also, you can't argue with a bionicle with a mustache. That shits just too legit. :lol:

You'll have what you need for my commission by tomorrow. I need to upload the pictures of stefan and I to my scraps. I'll to that tomorrow. I'm going to bed. :sleepy:
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mixed feelings on this MOC, Dave; the colours are very clean and I like the concept. I've read a few of your replies to other people on here, but I can't say I agree with "most of the white at the top, cept for a little splash at the bottom to break up all the dark blue" - the white sockets on his feet stand out far more than they should.

Out of interest, how does this tie in with your recent poll? Are you implying that you'll have to improve on Richard later?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay that's interesting, why not? The white is supposed to stick out. I had blue sockets on there and it was just too much it needed a quick little splash of white again. I did it because they look like socks. :giggle: Also if you really examine it, that bit of white draws your attention down to his lower body and away from the top. I find my eyes gravitating to his feet every time. I like that little effect. I think the best way to describe it is weight of an object, there's just a little in the back to balance things out just a bit, otherwise the weight is all at one end.

Well the question pertains to Sir Richard, the answers were designed to give people more options. Read the question by itself, without the answers and Sir Richard is why I asked. I don't think he really needs improving at this point, but I would like to fill in his shins more and not make them so basic next to those standard feet. I don't have any fine parts in dark blue to do custom shins, or even just armor these shins at the moment. But except for filling in the basic limb parts(his shins and forearms) I'm happy with him. :)

One thing I'd like your opinion on and was hoping for when you commented, What do you think of his over all character presence? Even without any description, what kind of "vibe" does he give off to you? Also, did you read my reply to Vandi's critique? Its important that you specifically do.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand what you mean by drawing attention to the lower half, but I guess the question I should've asked was why you'd want to do that - as in, everything below the knee is on an Inika level of simplicity. But, I suppose it's not my place to question your opinion.

Yes, I read your reply to the critique, and looking back, I can see how that boxer vibe comes out (especially with the poses). The name and moustache alone give him that British feel too. It's good to know that you're actively trying to differentiate your MOCs from mine ;)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was actually thinking that myself. "Not sure if I want to draw attention to that now that I realize how simple it all is." But its also like I said, I felt like it needed just a touch of balance. I can't really describe it you know? The blue sockets just didn't feel right. Its that little inkling of a feeling, you ever get that with a MOC?

Well I'm quite relieved now that I've heard you say that. :phew: I was really trying to make him look "stout" and not "fat" or obese, like Endo. Though I do still need to do that. But like we've discussed, I want to do that concept with a proper version of The suffering.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir Richard is such a great character and you did a great job with him! :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks greg. Though there isn't much character to him yet. But thanks nevertheless. :)
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He has character without a story he is that good. :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, well thank you Greg. :)
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
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YippieYaYeeh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Yippie. :)
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SideShowShayne Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Digging the shonze.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: Thanks Shayne. :) :lol: "schnoz" :XD:
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Zahaki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh Wow...

Love the colours used in this MoC 3rdEye.
Having the lower most of Sir Alastair blue, mixed with the white at the top... Looks pleasent to look at ^^

But hey, Plague Doctors always look cool =D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Zahaki.

I really wanted to keep the color scheme tight on this one. There's four colors on here, and the light grey is because of pins and those T pieces used to put fingers on sockets. :P I really like how his cane reflects his color scheme as well, most of the white at the top, cept for a little splash at the bottom to break up all the dark blue and with a smidge of black and light grey(out of necessity of pins and those T joints used for the fingers).

Yes, yes they do. :nod:
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