Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Year's MOC: Kylo, Vader, Castle Grayskull, WWII Diorama

January continues my MOC binge from last year's holidays, check 'em:

KYLO REN


KYLO IS HAN'S SON AND KILLS HIM IN EPISODE 7!

Ahem, now that we've got that out of the way, Kylo turn's out to be a fun character to mess with (draw, action figure posing, fake tweeting, etc.) and that goes for doing a character MOC too. Key part here is the grill pieces, had originally wanted to use angular pieces for the hood, but these curved pieces work even better. Like how the saber turned out too - Kylo's saber in the movie has a rougher edge compared to typical smooth looking sabers from the previous movies.

DARTH VADER


Can't do Kylo without his senpai. DV's head was fun to work on, purposedly used some dark grey pieces for the base to accentuate the black shapes used for the facial features. Particular liked the exaggerated brow using the semi arch pieces - very Dark Helmet-ish. The profile doesn't quite work if you look straight from the front (the brow's too flared compared to the helmet's 'mullet' sides) but in 3 dimensional it looks okay. Also, he's missing his sloped lower jaw pieces - the head would've been too tall - so now the mouth grill borders look like a moustache.

MINI CASTLE GRAYSKULL


Been meaning to do this after the MOTU character builds i did some time back. Skulls and castles are fun to do in lego so it's like 2 great flavors in 1! Collecting MOTU back in the day, Castle Grayskull was highly coveted (even if the new modern one makes it look like ass). Might still wanna hunt 1 down eventually for keepsake one of these days...

WWII MINI DIORAMA 'PANZER RAID'


Again with the grill pieces! They're usually used horizontally to more accurately mimic tank tread tracks, but i thought i gave it a crack at micro scale. I still had tank tread portions from when i last built my mini sandcrawler. With a panzer tank in mind (at least in color scheme) i went with the SNOT approach, adding a building facade at the last minute to give the scene a town backdrop.

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