Thanks for the comments and suggestions, everyone!
Aanchir, on 14 April 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:
Anyway, the torso and head show a lot of attention to detail, but I'm not as fond of the legs and arms. Obviously this is partly a matter of scale-- it's hard to straddle that line between bulky (like the legs) and spindly (like the arms). I think the choice to use the 2.0 building system for the legs might not have been the wisest--a more technic-based build could have given you more control over the width of the upper and lower legs. Not sure what could have been done with the arms, as its the shoulder joint in particular that looks flimsier than it should, and while there are more substantial joint pieces than that, they are not necessarily on LDD.
I agree with you about the legs. In fact, I was recently re-watching the Breakout movie, and I noticed that another robot based on Daniela
appears to have more complex legs than those on my MOC, with Rahkshi lower legs
. I also noticed Toa Metru feet
on Daniela's upper legs in this HS01 picture
. Sadly, those elements are not in LDD, but I can still see where the upper legs might be improved. I'll update this topic when I have a chance to post a new version of my MOC.
But anyway, as I said, the torso and head which were almost entirely custom-built are where this MOC really shines. I love the eyes behind her transparent visor, as well as her hair. It's a shame some of Hero Factory's side characters will probably never appear as sets.
Never say never--there's always LEGO CUUSOO.
davidr, on 15 April 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:
But you could make her arms longer and try to give her these sleeves or whatever is that and different legs, 2.0 style wasn't the luckiest decision. And these feet look awkward some way.
I'm not sure what you mean. I'll try to fix her legs to eliminate as much of the 2.0 system as possible. As for her feet, if I can get a better look at them in the TV series, I'll see what I can do to improve them.
It's a shame, too, that her breast can't be rounder, but it isn't because of you.
If LEGO put 2x2 and inverted 2x2 versions of this piece
in LDD, I could fix her breasts easily.
(I think I'd also need a curved version of this piece
Cirkit, on 15 April 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:
I imagine the shorter torso contributes to the 'bustier' look. If the torso was a stud, maybe two studs higher, or a little narrower, then it would look more like the Capricorn we know.
I'll see what I can do about her upper torso. *adds to Daniela Capricorn MOC revamp list*
Now try for Makuhero himself..!
If I were ever to try building Mr. Makuro (which I'm not sure I'd want to do), I'd want to use use a Noble Kanohi Mahiki
for his face, which would save me a lot of time. That's definitely not in LDD though!
-Toa Of Justice