HUZKEE, on 31 October 2012 - 05:21 AM, said:
It stand just fine if a bit cumbersome. I had to add friction joints on his right arm to hold his weapon. More on that later.
I have a thing for big bulky imposing bots so I'm happy with how it turned out. I think the clear blue stringer abdomen piece could have been switched for a plan white one to conform to with the typical Stormer color scheme a bit more. The gun gray pieces were a necessity as silver pieces are still few and far to come. I might try the ones from Brain Attack when the sets come out.
I agree that the blaster is kinda nuts. It kinda took a life of its own after a while. I basically wanted to do a weapon as un-Hero Factory as possible.I can't say I hate it tho. I kinda think of it as Stormer's equivalent to Von Nebula's Black Hole staff. Something of awesome and devastating power. I agree it kinda looks like a starship :3
The reasons for changing his legs are because I was disappointed with the original's. I much prefer Rocka's leg design aside from the open spaces in the thigh area. I did my best to cover them but there are no size 6 white armor pieces which do the job marvelously on other MOCs I've made.
Well, you did do a good job filling out the thighs, I'll grant you that. The legs of this MOC are actually pretty good in general; my main problem with them is that I don't feel they work well with this MOC, since they aren't proportionate to the torso and the heavy use of titanium metallic mostly ends above the abdomen. With that said, upon review the proportions of this MOC are better than those of several other sets that use this leg design, especially in the third pic where they create a sort of forced perspective to make him look even taller and more imposing than he already is.
So perhaps I was too harsh in my first assessment. I still don't like this revamp better than the original set, since I felt the original set's simplicity was a pretty huge asset. But part of the point of a revamp is to expand on the original version, so by definition it's almost impossible to have a revamp that surpasses the original model's economy of design (part of the reason I don't tend to favor revamps over the original sets in almost all cases).