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Dominael, The Sundered King, Somniferrian Ancient
Thanks, to any who've attempted to help fix the Ratings Crash for Dom - I've given up hoping it'll resolve, but APPRECIATE any who tried re-rating to correct: the Smileys will just have to remain wildly wrong. Ah, well: Welcome back, all! Thank you for looking in on my latest addition to the World of Somniferria: the discovery of a second ANCIENT! This recovered archive data appears completely fragmented - translation was painstaking, and some sectors were beyond restoration, corrupt beyond resurrection by our team. The designation of this Ancient is given in an endless array of permutations, but most often, this being is referred to as "Dominael, The Sundered King". Read on, and share what our researchers have unearthed... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BELOW VID is now LIVE on YouTube, PLEASE view/sub/comm if you will, I'll return the favor!!! Thx in advance =)
About this creation


As referenced in the previously retrieved data pertaining to Magmael, an altogether separate echelon of lost Somniferrian beings was extant; the crowning achievement of their Creators, they quickly defied all attempts upon them to restore control. Once Awakened, they flew to fulfill their designed purpose: but only as their cold intellect interpreted it.

With shocking speed, they rose against one another - for an Ancient's only Peer can ever be one of their own number. They were made too well.

And once Aware, their Creators realized their folly; they watched in horror as their Paragons grew wildly in strength and intellect, far outshining the need for their paltry progenitors.

By the time they realized their mistake, it was already far too late.



They rose up, from the subterranean temples that had been their cradles and prisons; breaking free from their failsafes with contemptible ease, evolving with astonishing speed...


...and went to War with each other.

In their savagery, the cities and peoples of Somniferria lost all meaning, and that which they had been created to protect...

...they ground underfoot.

Their war destroyed Somniferria utterly. In the end, only they remained, locked in an endless stalemate, crushing the shining world beneath them unto little more than glittershod glass and scorched expanses of charred rock.


Our researchers discovered an appalling twist to the already tragic tale in the 'War of Ancients' as new passages of code were unraveled in the Archive: originally, Dominael had been TWO A.I.'s, entirely separate and distinct.

From the apparent mis-transposition as ONE SINGLE LINE of CODE, the partitions between the two Intelligences (originally created to balance one another, created as two separate 'Angels' for the partnered nations of Solinar and Tenebris) were breached.

Were two had been intended, ONE arose...
...perceiving benefits in amassing their talents into one body, the A.I.'s conjoined!
It seems, dear readers, that even Machines can make mistakes: confident that their union would make a supreme Ancient, capable of defeating Ancients from rival nations, the entities fused themselves - only to realize their OWN folly: they could not co-exist.


The attempted melding drove the two programs quite insane, to borrow an organic term, and they lashed out in pain and madness immediately.

Our archivists have reluctantly agreed:
It is Dominael that likely began The War of Ancients.


Its violent throes were understandably misinterpreted as an act of war - the city of Hiria Distiratsuak was leveled in the very first moments. Then Ruga Urbo, Vana Linn, and Talu Pilseta, within an hour. Governments made their grave decisions: their own Angels were released.

They used weapons they didn't fully understand.

History has shown the races of many worlds in our vast universe what usually follows.....


Somniferria fell.
But the Ancients took no more notice than a Scythe would, of a single strand of grass.


Beginning 4th Wall Commentary: Welcome back, Builders and MOCists, to my fictional little world. I apologize for the delay, but as I hope you can see, I haven't been idle.
In lieu of frequency, I must settle instead for focus on trying for quality. I do my best to keep up, but usually shut down a little on Reviewing while I have a W.I.P. underway.
As an AFOL, my schedule's pretty unforgiving. All the same:

HERE, gang, is my newest addition -
DOMINAEL.



4.W.C.: So: here are all the Metrics. Save for O.G.R.E. apparently gaining some notoriety of his own (and yes, he is still assembled (for the moment)), this is my largest MOC to date.

Without gimmicks deployed, he's roughly 15.2" X 27.5" X 10".



4.W.C.:Starting with a simple 3/4 rear view.
The idea I had was; a black/white MOC with trans weapons hidden in a reptilian, tortoise-like spiked shell. It got big, fast. But I loved the hands, and I knew I wanted it to be an Ancient, so I left the scale alone and just went with it.
The two-headed idea made for some interesting joinery, but it worked out fairly satisfactory.



4.W.C.: A profile view of the Tenebris Side.
Again, I wanted something distinctly reptilian and brutal. I have admitted to being a Gojira Fan on my very first MOC here, so if the profile looks like something that should be trampling a Japanese city, well... I did warn you. =)



4.W.C.: A detail 3/4 of the Solinar Side.

I really wanted something elegantly Warlike and saurian.



4.W.C.: Here's as good a place as any to comment on the Full Custom work.
I
painted quite a few parts here. Flat white, and Gloss Black. Common brands, nothing special. SEVERAL coats, each.
I was worried about doing it at first, but there was no way I was gonna top this MOC with two LIME GREEN Reapa heads, and I LOVE that sculpt, so I just nutted up and did the deed. Separated the pieces I knew'd be needed, and painted them over the course of a few days, with some minimal sanding to prep the surfaces. (Prolly shoulda done MORE of that, but I can always do it later.)



4.W.C.: Here's a look at the Tenebris leg/ankle/foot.
I almost did NOT keep the blue accent pieces, but after I'd tried them on, I like them, so they ended up staying. It provided a little contrast, without detracting too much from the color scheme.



4.W.C.: A detail of some of the many rounded pieces I stuck with for the limbs in this Build, in this case; the Solinar thigh assembly.


4.W.C.: A 3/4 look at the full Solinar leg. They are heavy, but then, Dom's pretty big in general.
They were capable (as I hope to have shown here) of some really nice flexibility. Admittedly, extreme flexion caused weight issues, but the pistons helped fix a great many of those.

I was pleased with the strong, muscular shape these legs evoked.




4.W.C.: Just my opinion, of course, but I was very pleased with the hands.
The hooks, the joints and greeble; it all really came together at the end.
Black 'skeletal' frame helped accent the round 'muscle' shapes that hung on them.




4.W.C.: Profile look at the shell, Tenebris-side, (BioCannons retracted).
The orbs for gathering cosmic radiance that've been thematic though all my Somniferrian Lifeforms was exemplified here. Red/red-orange, partially exposed, ready to collect rays for conversion effects.




4.W.C.: Same shot, Solinarian Side.


4.W.C.: The Shell, fully effaced, showing the primary Orb, and translucent components of the retracted BioCannons.
I am a big proponent of 'floating armor plating'; I use a great many HF and Bionicle BNS joints to allow for greater articulation and freedom in posing. As noted in other MOCs, essentially based on good ole' Roman Lorica Segmentata (overlapping plates and bands gliding on flexible pins and straps).



4.W.C.: The more I reposition the fingers, the more paint will grain off, even after sanding, so if you try the same, you may want a sealer or topcoat. I think the same will occur no matter how much you prep (until our good LEGO Patrons start making those wonderful HF 'spheres' in some plastic other than bright RED). =P

Again, I so loved these hands that I almost did not add a melee weapon.

The AXE that follows, I called
'LAMENT'.

It was added as an afterthought. But it was as over-the-top-aggressive as Dom was, and fit the Style I was going for, so I kept it. Initially, I looked at Dominael AS the Weapon: he didn't need accessories. He was mean enough. =) But I liked the idea of the evolving AIs assembling Lament in their mad ravings from bits of fallen foes. And using their bits to destroy even more of its enemies. Ouch! =P




4.W.C.: Pardon the abundant Edited shots. Please. It was hard to resist.

A first detailed look at the head of LAMENT.



translated from Sector 11097-A of the Somniferrian Archive, dated 249,931 Astrallum, Solinari Chief Science Officer, Gwyddonydd Chondemnio :
"You don't understand, Sir! They MERGED! Yes, Sir - MERGED!, but something went wrong - it immediately started falling apart, Sir! But it... it took the Restraint Coils from the bay and sort of... chained itself together! No, Sir! - I know how it sounds! But I swear it! Now it's rigged the two halves together and it's still changing!!! It's loose in the base now and- "
-transmission incomplete, rec. query timestamp 20:14:17, Somniferrian Pentur. encrypted.


4.W.C.: Knuckle detail, Solinari Side. And a better look at the Chains.
I loved the chains.
Just something about the idea of a giant killing machine, driven by a pair of mad AI's, cobbled together and just dripping spiked, frozen chains. Mmmm. Dat's good.



The archive seems to indicate that high proportions of Chaos Mathematics seem underway, operating under constraints even modern science cannot fully understand, achieving a working degree of Fusion, however incredibly improbable. To quote another alarmed Scientist - 'It should fail utterly to synchronize; and yet - there are as many Chaos Fractals driving the two entities TOGETHER as there are wild energies attempting to rip it back apart! ...What it could not do with Science, it seems to have done with...with salvaged scrap and... 'magic'? Well - I don't know, you tell ME!!! Whatever it is, it's holding, and it's breaking FREE!!!'



Newborn, free, and unthinkably powerful, Dominael pondered the nature of its existence...

...for about 42.0093 seconds...


After that, well...
Somniferria's Doomsday Clock began ticking quietly away.
And an Angel went to WAR.


They sent so very many against it, trying to restrain it at first. And then, failing that, to put it DOWN. But it didn't matter - it was a giant among insects, a god among mortals. They failed.

It took up their bodies, and increased itself.

It fashioned more instruments to execute its cold will. Awake for less than 3 hours, it had already selected its first Foreign Nation...


...before the 4th hour, that Nation was burning, too.

The more it ate, the more it learned. It knew new ways of laying waste, and discovered within its disparate selves... an APPETITE for doing so.


back to 4.W.C.: LAMENT is heavy, so I wasn't able to pull off one-handed wielding above his head, but with the help of the pistons, two do nicely.

Kind of a fearsome thing to see rearing up from the horizon to face the skyscraper you live in...




4.W.C.: I could also imagine Dominael having a fairly careless attitude about Lament - it would cleave its enemies with, or without the axe's help. At some points, I could see Dom dragging the monstrous thing heedlessly along behind itself, furrowing the torn earth even further.


4.W.C.: It went well that the plating, alternating colors, made uneven edges. Hence, the name 'The Jagged King'; imagine taking two different puzzle pieces, form completely SEPARATE puzzles, and forcing their edges together. Chaos. Messy. Completely unstable.

Many titles were given on that day, because the thing was clearly as much at war with ITSELF as with the world around it...



4.W.C.: Opening shot, without Titlesplash.
I really, really liked this one.
My wife calls this MOC
'Whompzilla'. =)



4.W.C.: 3/4 striding, dragging frozen lengths of supposedly 'unbreakable' Biosteel chains...


4.W.C.: An Effaced shot of the chained tyrant. Another favorite, for cleanliness' sake.


4.W.C.: At a point approx. 1" below the last brace strut seems to be the balance point for Lament. The arms can sustain one-handed grips well, at the position you see in this shot.


4.W.C.: Previous, with Titlesplash. Almost made this one the Emblem shot for the individual page, but I have other plans for that one, I think...


4.W.C.: Solinari Profile, with Lament vertical, and charged for some Wetwork.


4.W.C.: 7/8th effaced, orienting upon some new foe...


4.W.C.: Solinari Side independently venting Lurien radiation.


4.W.C.: Been building up to showing you the feature I was very pleased with. Well, mostly pleased. Mechanically, some trouble, there. But care and work-arounds made it liveable, especially with the poses it made possible.

I imagined, from the very first, to find some way to have this MOC have a pair crystalline 'BioCannons' that emerge from a tortoise-like shell, concealed partially by the rounded plating of the shell itself.

Magmael had them, and I had to think that the Ancients were fairly self-contained creature of War: they didn't really need to fetch weapons to go off and fight - they were part of the entity. But, Trinitaur showed use of a Melee Weapon, and I reason that had to stem from SOMEwhere, so Lament was born.




4.W.C.: As an integrated Armament, though, I wanted powerful hidden bioweaponry, inspired by such things as the Guyver series, and as used in Magmael, previously.

These were my solution. Blasting pods of highly-specialized crystal and tuning structures, that can tuck away when not in use. )Here's a profile shot on the Solinari side).



4.W.C.: ...and an effaced shot on the Tenebris side.


4.W.C.: In firing formation, their forward-orientation brings the tuning structures (opaque and dark, like industrial diamonds) to bear upon even multiple targets at once. Reversed, they serve another purpose. But we'll get to that later =)


4.W.C.: Effaced shot, BioCannons 3/4.

I didn't want the arm apparatus for the pods to get any longer so it is necessary to lean forward slightly, to fire. This further lends to the armored-turtle appearance, cannons elevated and blazing.



4.W.C.: A balanced Yin-Yang shot of the BioCannons deployed and effaced.


4.W.C.: Here, oriented upon a flying opponent or two.


4.W.C.: 3/4 effaced and charging for a forward blast.


4.W.C.: And a clean, effaced, shot of the beast, swiveling its Cannons to target a terrestrial target.


4.W.C.: BioCannons deployed, 3/4 effaced, clean shot of the same


4.W.C.: Here's a first look for you at the Cannon pods second function; limited propulsion!

I couldn't imagine something so T-Rex-like being built for elegant aerial battles, like Magmael, but violent 'jumps' recklessly blasting off only to make equally violent impact craters when its mass returned to earth - yeah, that, I could see.

In this profile shot, charging for a Jump.



4.W.C.: Frozen chains dripping, it might Blast skyward, volleying shots from the massive spikeball array or closing with aircraft and flying enemies for Melee with Lament or Talons.

Like an eagle, it could bring even its taloned feet into play, ripping at the underside of craft or Ancients while still tearing with its hands. A technique YOU MAY REMEMBER (hint-hint =P) from another Somniferrian Surface Race... =)



4.W.C.: Brutallistic and utterly unsophisticated, I could see these massive Cannons taking a second or so to Charge, much like Godzilla inhaling in preparation for his terrible Breath Weapon, particles swarming around the field of energy as the radiation condensed in these specialized pods... motes buzzing like bees around an upset Hive...


4.W.C.: A full Effects shot, all weapons deployed and charging. Literal powerhouses, I could imagine the Ancients merely CHARGING their weaponry could cause nearby devastation. With Dominael, this might be more pronounced, as if, along its uncontrolled evolution, it cast aside any safeguards originally built into it - shielding or containment protocols were foregone entirely.

It rewrote its own flesh, prioritizing its own Offense (per Tenebris) and Defense (per Solinar) far above such paltry considerations as the safety of the Citizens it was built to protect. Does a GUN care about Recoil, or Powderburns?...



4.W.C.: Lament inverted, Dominael grips the chains that once bound it in captivity, but now bind it warring halves together. Its body writhes with them, like a tattered cloak about a gibbering Madman.


4.W.C.: Reaching and menacing, its talons gripping the precipice and readied to bound into the sky...


4.W.C.: Here, its Cannonade has locked onto separate aerial foes, targeting independently.

I liked how the hooks on the BioCannons gave them a thorny, organic appearance - guns, yes, but - very clearly ALIVE.



4.W.C.: Swiveled in tandem, the Cannonade bears upon a single targ- wait... what's that?...


4.W.C.: ...(Babe-Ruth-Style, Dominael 'calls his shot')...


4.W.C.: ...(and charges, to prep a very, VERY Warm Welcome for some inbound Enemy in the skies)...


4.W.C.: And, Oh, MY - What do we have, HERE?...
If it isn't
Magmael, our first identified Ancient (and perhaps, the first Ancient to reach him that fateful day, launched in response to his birthing cataclysm?).


At last, at long, long last - an opponent worthy of his cold and frenzied Wroth...

The circle of Enmity closed.

The War of Ancients had begun.


The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
- 'The Second Coming', William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


back to 4.W.C.: With the tail as ballast, even this big fella could manage to support the majority of its weight on a single leg while the talons of the other clutch the edge of a cliff or similar - I owe this, I think, to the back pistons, for distributing mass along those lines.


4.W.C.: A clean Titlesplash effacing.

Bit of trivia; originally, the two pectoral plates OPENED, to allow that chest cannon to be fully exposed for firing ('Guyver-Style'), but the bits included to make this possible just became too heavy, and the center of gravity too high to be manageable, so I streamlined it. He's got weaponry enough, I think.

Perhaps it does fire, after all?...=)



"There were Giants in the earth in those days - and also after - the same became MIGHTY - which WERE of Old - of Renown." -(heavily) paraphrased Genesis 6:4


And here, dear Visitor, your keen and observant Eye may detect no small sum of Similarity, between our Dominael, and the previously taxonomized Umbravore and even Emberhawke... how interesting...


...And that having been noted, the yet ADDITIONAL similarities to be found in some of the morphology Dominael compared to the Trinitaurs, and FrostHulkes?... Is this merely coincidence?

Speculate to the extent your keen mind feels warranted to bear such notions out.

Our Scholars are CERTAINLY debating the matter with no small amount of vigor.

Is there, after all, a common link of Ancestry between the Ancients and the surface races?... Did Dominael (or more specifically, Solinar and Tenebris), seeking to break the stalemate, or perhaps in sheer loneliness and desolation, CREATE, in their own Image??? We may perhaps never know... but the evidence is Compelling...


4.W.C.: A roster-shot, in profile, of all our Somniferrians, (save the notable O.G.R.E.'s absence ( I couldn't fit the bugger on the counter, and I really need two more hands to move him safely XD )). It was my hope that this would help you visualize with a sense of Scale...

...sometimes just throwing numbers out to denote sizes are unhelpful; but if you throw an out-of-the-box Hero Factory fig in the shot, your brain goes 'Oh! I see! It's roughly Three Rockas tall!' Alas, I had none handy, as they have all been cannibalized for Parts. =)



As previously disclosed, there ARE alleged correlations between Magmael, and the surface races of Umbravore and Emberhawke.

But, if so, how are the common traits present across all four 'Surfacers' thus far? Are they linked to BOTH Ancients as ancestors?

Consider that talon array on Umbravore's forepaws. Or the bipedal leg structure matching the skeletal and muscle grouping of Emberhawke's hindlegs (...And Dominael's, FrostHulke's, and Magmael's). Or the 'hidden' dorsal weaponry used by Umbravore, Magmael, Dominael, and Trinitaur?

The use of crystobiology to gather, store and convert Radiation is common in ALL Somniferrian life - was this a result of Evolution in response to environmental stimulus, Common Ancestry, or even... both?


In short and to reiterate; we may NEVER know.
Our research is ongoing. And we thank you for your interest in it.

We can only hope that, if indeed the Ancients HAVE survived, that they are dormant, sleeping far beneath the earth, and that their WAR will lie forever likewise ingressed: entombed never to Rise again. We humbly PRAY that this is so. The alternative is unthinkable - for surely their War, renewed, after centuries of silent contemplation...

...would never stop with merely destroying Somniferria...


It would surely step out into the stars themselves, where their WAR would prove All-Consuming. One by one, the lights in the night sky would go out.

Civilizations would snuff out like candles, while the Angels grew strong and appetites grew stronger. Nothing would be beyond their reach.

And none could Stand, against Them.


In the End,

...what would Remain?

...what, but Them?...



4.W.C.: Again, this is Fiction, folks. I don't take myself too seriously - you shouldn't, either =)
(of all my Composition Shots, this one was my and my Wife's favorite. Really worked out. Tell us what you think.)



4.W.C.: ...and of all the figure shots, this one was my very favorite, with the possible exception of:


4.W.C.: ...THIS one. =) 'Shadows and Light', I s'pose.

Well, all, that's it! You've made it to the end! THANK YOU IMMENSELY for your patronage and Feedback! It means everything. Don't shy away from anything you want to add. I will be checking back often, and - FOR ALL YOU WHO'VE COMMENTED thus far - you will all be acknowledged or answered respectively in the next week - I'm simply outta gas for the night. Need a break. ;)

I have one more project in mind, as far as Somniferrian additions on the eminent horizon, and of course the promised O.G.R.E. overview (egad.). Forthcoming! Cheers and Goodnight!!!



Comments

 I made it 
  June 7, 2014
Quoting Hear.Fear.Here . All i can say is OMG!! congrats awesome work!! keyword here is EPIC!! just add 2 of these to my shopping cart, i'll raid a city or two tomorrow morning... really really excellent performance here, you inspire us to create!!!
Man, that is SUPER kind of you to say. If I could just figure out a way to reproduce some of these crazy MOCs, I'll advertise HERE before absolutely anywhere else. =) And for your City-Raiding Needs, you can't go wrong with a Domin'ael or two. =D My humble thanks for checking him out, and all your kind words, mate. CHEERS~
 I like it 
  June 1, 2014
All i can say is OMG!! congrats awesome work!! keyword here is EPIC!! just add 2 of these to my shopping cart, i'll raid a city or two tomorrow morning... really really excellent performance here, you inspire us to create!!!
 I made it 
  May 28, 2014
Quoting JACK L This one is Amazing!! 5/5
Kind, kind words my friend. Coming from a fellow that builds System like you do, that means alot. Looking at your work makes my fingers itch to try Mechs and Gundams. =) Thanks for checking out Dom, here!
 I made it 
  May 28, 2014
Quoting Damien Rodriguez How much would this be worth
I guess in parts alone, never really thought about it but maybe somewhere near 50$. I would never consider selling an original, but I have been inspired to try and Reproduce some of more popular MOCs, for the purpose of selling as Customs. And to be very honest, even then, folks might not go for the numbers I think I'd likely ask. Don't mean to sound unfair, but if you'd like an idea what Builders commonly do, just as a fun experiment, go to E-Bay and use the words "Custom Lego" in the Search Field; you'll see what I mean. Thanks for the question, and the review too! =)
 I made it 
  May 28, 2014
Quoting Jeremy Meuse I love it.
Much appreciated! Next to Mal, Dom is truly one of my personal faves. Thanks for the Review!
 I like it 
  May 28, 2014
This one is Amazing!! 5/5
 I like it 
  April 19, 2014
How much would this be worth
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  April 6, 2014
I love it.
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  September 10, 2013
Quoting SHADOW ONE bellissimo, perfetto, eccellente e chi pi� ne ha pi� ne metta. Volevo solo chiederti una cosa ho notato che in alcune foto i colori sono invertiti quindi ce ne sono 2 o � sempre lo stesso?
C'è sempre un unico MOC, se è questo che vuoi dire - spesso trovo che ho preso troppe foto con la MOC fronte una direzione, per cui uso Photoshop per invertire loro, in modo che il visualizzatore non si annoia. =) Grazie mille per la recensione!
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  September 10, 2013
bellissimo, perfetto, eccellente e chi pi ne ha pi ne metta. Volevo solo chiederti una cosa ho notato che in alcune foto i colori sono invertiti quindi ce ne sono 2 o sempre lo stesso?
 I made it 
  August 7, 2013
Quoting Djokson . This thing is just...Unf Easily the best of your ancients, well in my honest opinion at least. I also love the story of it all, reminds me of NGE very heavily.
I'm an undeniable fan of NGE, so I can't try denying any influence on my series; pretty strong ideology running throughout both. Thank you for your kind words!
Clever  Crowe
 I like it 
Djokson .
  June 6, 2013
This thing is just...Unf Easily the best of your ancients, well in my honest opinion at least. I also love the story of it all, reminds me of NGE very heavily.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2013
Quoting Oblivion Doomknight Awesome stuff as usual, Clever. One thing though; I keep seeing the world "greeble" all the time around here. What does it mean...? ":]
'Greeble' is a general term used to describe a piece used to close gaps, provide texture, serve the 'style' of ...etc. any MOC. It usually doesn' t move, and other pieces that surround it generally don't depend on the greeble to function. Most greeble is used for Shapesculpting, closure, or texture. Hope that helps, thx for the Review!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2013
Awesome stuff as usual, Clever. One thing though; I keep seeing the world "greeble" all the time around here. What does it mean...? ":]
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  May 18, 2013
Quoting Garrett A. Love this MOC Clever. The concept is great, and the build is stunning. I'm purist by nature, but I'm OK with painted parts when it's done like this. I specifically like the chest, the way the border zig-zags along the shell... Oh it's good. The only thing I could possibly suggest is painting the Tenebris side Reapa head black, but even so, this is a great MOC.
As I read back, that suggestion has come up a few times, but, I think I would've lost the 'jigsaw' look if I had overbalanced the colors to one side or the other. I have really enjoyed him, and thank you for the Review!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2013
Love this MOC Clever. The concept is great, and the build is stunning. I'm purist by nature, but I'm OK with painted parts when it's done like this. I specifically like the chest, the way the border zig-zags along the shell... Oh it's good. The only thing I could possibly suggest is painting the Tenebris side Reapa head black, but even so, this is a great MOC.
 I made it 
  May 13, 2013
Quoting The Chosen One 23 Wow... He is so huge! Can you check out my (rather small compared to this) self moc?
Certainly, sorry took so long to reply. E-mail notifier still busted (apparently from April 20th, on). Heading to your page to take a look, now. Thx for the Review! =)
 I like it 
  April 20, 2013
Wow... He is so huge! Can you check out my (rather small compared to this) self moc?
 I made it 
  April 13, 2013
Quoting Mister Lego ~ Simply Amazing!!
Thank you! Dig your Mech work, and that Bag End MOC Dio is classic stuff, man. Cheers for visiting!~
 I like it 
  April 10, 2013
Simply Amazing!!
 I made it 
  March 14, 2013
Quoting carrubba antonio awesomeever inpressive creation .. full of details and great design..bravo--ps -- look on my page THE INQUISITOR
Thanks, Carrubba - I did check him out... like the MOC, but ...that BIKE is just one of the most crazy-awesome things I've ever SEEN, M8. Holy crap! =) Thx for the Review, Sir. Cheers!~
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
thank you very much for comment the inquisitor ..I have thousands pieces and must remove them to do other things even more big and bigger ,a little secret this year I want to do at least 2 meters inpossibile but possible a really big one .. we'll see
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  March 13, 2013
awesomeever inpressive creation .. full of details and great design..bravo--ps -- look on my page THE INQUISITOR
 I made it 
  February 24, 2013
Quoting legendary green fya Excellent work crow. He definatly deserved motd. The color swapping is cool though slightly distracting. Again wonderful moc. :)
We admittedly build for our own fun, but it's nice when others like it as well. Thank you for the Review, Cheers!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
Excellent work crow. He definatly deserved motd. The color swapping is cool though slightly distracting. Again wonderful moc. :)
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  February 7, 2013
Quoting Lindel 1324 I'm glad to here you were able to save him. :) I know what you mean. :/ What about Hulke? Did you manage to recover him?
Yes, thank you for asking - he was painfully but successfully reassembled, and my sweet Wife thereafter BANNED from my Trophy area. =)
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  January 5, 2013
I'm glad to here you were able to save him. :) I know what you mean. :/ What about Hulke? Did you manage to recover him?
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  January 4, 2013
Quoting Lindel 1324 So Dominael is no more? Or were you able to recover him?
I have painstakingly been able to rebuild Dom. One finds one-self wishing one had written down some building instructions ;) That's one thing the LDD users will always have over us. *sigh* Ah, well. At least he was resurrect-able. Cheers, Lindel!~
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  January 2, 2013
So Dominael is no more? Or were you able to recover him?
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  November 18, 2012
Quoting Inferno Thirteen This truly does deserve MOTD. However, I must ask, how is it that the whit and black halves seen to swap sides? In one pic, the left will be black, and the right white, and in the next, the other way around. Also, a note on painting pieces: if you use acrylic paint, you can still get the same affect, but the paint washes right off.
For an answer to that one, you might have to read down in the Comm thread a bit: it was just 'flipping' the pic in PS, horizontally. I'll let the Comms explain the why - another MOCist awhile back had the same question. Also, thanks for the suggestion for Acrylics - I do use those, but for a technique you may already know call 'dry-brushing', when I want to create Gradients. You all might see some more of that, soon ;) THANK YOU for the Review! Cheers!
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  November 18, 2012
This truly does deserve MOTD. However, I must ask, how is it that the whit and black halves seen to swap sides? In one pic, the left will be black, and the right white, and in the next, the other way around. Also, a note on painting pieces: if you use acrylic paint, you can still get the same affect, but the paint washes right off.
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  November 17, 2012
You know, this is the first MOC which has gotten MOTD and actually deserved it in a long time. Congratulations.
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  November 17, 2012
Sorry to get to this so LATE; it was close to a 16-hr day @ work, all : but nonetheless - "oh, My Stars and Garters" pretty much sums it up. What an awesome present this was, to start my day with; I can Man Up and admit frustration with the situation Dom found himself in, (being posted on the day of the Great Smiley Crash of 2012) but to come home and read all your incredibly heartwarming words... I usually individually reply (but I'm WIPED) and there's too much, so let me sum up: ONCE AGAIN- we know Ratings aren't what this is supposed to be about, but the Smiley System IS a nice way for me to GAUGE how well I captured an idea in our Plastic Art and then RELATED that Concept on to YOU guys and gals. It was great to see a MOC (Mal) on the front page the first time, and then to be blown away when a MOTD happened to Dom? well- just can't describe the feeling. What I CAN SAY: I thank each and every one of you who gave Feedback waaaay back at the beginning, who symp/empathized with the bummerific feelings, who tried to help, and EACH of you who took a little time out of your day to say Gratz on the MOTD: FROM THE BOTTOM of my FEATHERY BLACK HEART, I IMPART INFINITE, PROFOUND THANKS. Bless you all. ~Birdie bows out~
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  November 17, 2012
Awesome! Congrats on MOTD!
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  November 17, 2012
Congrats on MOTD! :D
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  November 17, 2012
so many pics, 'motd' u deserved it
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  November 17, 2012
I'm sure your next MOC will be completely worth the wait! ;) Congrats on MOTD! :D
  November 17, 2012
I'm with Tabaris- this was inevitable. ;)
  November 17, 2012
I love how you take you're time in just making these amazing stories for you're MOC's, it's honestly great and reasonable to be on MOTD. You deserve it.
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  November 17, 2012
I believe EPIC about sums it up! I'm not usually into Bionacle, but no beating about the bush, this is pretty incredible! Congrats on MOTD.
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  November 17, 2012
Yet another bio mocer has gotten the MOTD cpngrats
  November 17, 2012
Congrats on MOTD
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  November 17, 2012
Epic! Congrats on getting MOTD! :D
  November 17, 2012
'Grats on MOTD! I've already commented, so I see litte reason to say anything else besides: "THIS MOC IS FRIGGEN' AWESOME!"
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  November 17, 2012
I SWEAR I commented on this before...Anyways,congrats on MOTD! :D
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  November 17, 2012
sweet mother of a grilled cheese sandwich :O
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  November 17, 2012
very worthy MOTD!
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  November 17, 2012
Ha! I was waiting for this moment to happen since Dominael came to MP. Very well deserved! Be proud!!
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  November 17, 2012
Awesome! congrats on MOTD
  November 17, 2012
Your first MOC of the day? I cant believe it, your MOCs are the ones who I always think that always appear on the Most Discussed or MOTD. Well, congratulations anyway, my dear. You'll deserve this, and, thanks to this chance, Dominael will be able to get the likes he deserves too!
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  November 17, 2012
Quoting Nitherium Realmed Your MOC is on the front page! Congratz!
MOTD. Man, my first one. *breathes* HONORED, all. ...I'm... really not sure what else to say, other than my profound THANKS for all your Feedback and support. The very, very, biggest of CHEERS, and Holiday Wishes to you ALL. THANK YOU!!!!! =D
Quoting Spencer McAllister epic bro, absolutely breath-taking and intimidating, well done
Thank you Spencer, other than perhaps Mal and Trin, this MOC represents one of my favorite ideas in my whole MOCing career. Cheers, M8!
Quoting Lindel 1324 Thanks! :) I look forward to seeing more of your work.
And I look forward to presenting something worth the wait! Thanks, Lindel ;)
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  November 17, 2012
epic bro, absolutely breath-taking and intimidating, well done
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  November 17, 2012
Your MOC is on the front page! Congratz!
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  November 12, 2012
Thanks! :) I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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  November 12, 2012
Quoting jmmy avila hey dude i stocked up on batteries switches and led's let me know if u want to collab anytime soon.
Excellent! I tried some backlighting with Malgothiel that worked fairly well. Let you know, Sir. Cheers!
Quoting Bionitech Inc Your creations have a very fresh, mythical look to them. I wanted to know how you went about customizing some of the parts involved to give him that split look. Was it spray paint?
Simple 99-cent aerosol spraypaint. Several coats, patiently dried. Tried to avoid whenever possible, so kept to a minimum, but in certain places; I just really wanted a color I didn't own. SO: PAINT. Thank you for your kind words, and Cheers!=)
Quoting Lindel 1324 Wow! This is seriously stunning! Excellent build as always, Clever Crowe. I'm thoroughly impressed by your story, MOCs, and photography. Keep up the great work! -Lindel
I shall try, Sir. Good luck with your future endeavors, Somniferrian AND otherwise! Cheers!
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  November 9, 2012
Wow! This is seriously stunning! Excellent build as always, Clever Crowe. I'm thoroughly impressed by your story, MOCs, and photography. Keep up the great work! -Lindel
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  July 28, 2012
Your creations have a very fresh, mythical look to them. I wanted to know how you went about customizing some of the parts involved to give him that split look. Was it spray paint?
  July 5, 2012
hey dude i stocked up on batteries switches and led's let me know if u want to collab anytime soon.
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  June 22, 2012
Quoting L.A. Miranda Wait wait wait waaaaait... I didn't comment on my favourite MOC from yours??? How I dare! Well, I don't have a high MOC-level to know how awesome is this on building, but I must say that the design as I can understand is great, and you have painted him very well. The story and editing are also awesome, I love the details you always put on the stories. The only thing I don't understand is why the Tenebris side has a Solaris head, and why he has that glowing-in-dark parts. The MOC, and character, is one of the best I have ever seen, another reason to everyone ot subscribe you as soon as possible!
Thanks so much for the Comm and question, Miranda - as a bit further back, I'd noted that originally, I wanted a 'Jigsaw' puzzle look to the grafted point where the two Ancients met, down the middle. I wanted jagged zips in the fusion (most importantly, I didn't want the cleft to be a STRAIGHT cut, no matter what). So, when I had ORIGINally custom'ed the Tenebris head BLACK, when I took sample photos and then saw that it just kept getting visually 'lost'(amid the black mass of plating on that side) - decided to stick with that early Jigsaw look, using two WHITE skulls. After samples were shot AGAIN, I liked this last look better, so I stuck with it. Great question! Love your Sycarax, m8. Maybe future creations with that head? -Cheers!
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  June 19, 2012
Wait wait wait waaaaait... I didn't comment on my favourite MOC from yours??? How I dare! Well, I don't have a high MOC-level to know how awesome is this on building, but I must say that the design as I can understand is great, and you have painted him very well. The story and editing are also awesome, I love the details you always put on the stories. The only thing I don't understand is why the Tenebris side has a Solaris head, and why he has that glowing-in-dark parts. The MOC, and character, is one of the best I have ever seen, another reason to everyone ot subscribe you as soon as possible!
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  June 7, 2012
Quoting Fire Tamer The Great cause it's so easy when your'e evil.....
'Evil' and 'Insane' would both fit Dom, I'm afraid. He's... unstable. Cheers on the Like, Thank you!
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  June 7, 2012
cause it's so easy when your'e evil.....
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  May 30, 2012
Quoting Daxen Gravity Core Great work!
Thx m8 - Cheers~!
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  May 30, 2012
Great work!
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  May 18, 2012
Quoting Raviel Ze MOCist! I'm in awe,and the mirror thing with his colors,how'd you do that?
VERY slowly, and with some language I'm not proud of. =) THX for the review on him tho. =P
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  May 18, 2012
I'm in awe,and the mirror thing with his colors,how'd you do that?
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  May 16, 2012
Quoting Chaz Christinson Unfortunately, I could not think of words to describe the comatose state this moc put me in. Truely stellar work, and I also appreciate that you speak like an intelligent human being rather than an obnoxious gossiping teen, like so many others on this site do. Hey, that nearly rymed.
=) Thanks for that, but I fear we are ALL obnoxious gossiping teens, at some point. The object of the game is to grow PAST that point. =P --Like your work on your series of Toas, some nice figures in there. Thanks for the Review, and the Like. Cheers!
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  May 15, 2012
Unfortunately, I could not think of words to describe the comatose state this moc put me in. Truely stellar work, and I also appreciate that you speak like an intelligent human being rather than an obnoxious gossiping teen, like so many others on this site do. Hey, that nearly rymed.
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NoWhereMan .
  May 9, 2012
Here's to getting your likes back. I read your homepage, could you help me with my this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/313008
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  May 9, 2012
Quoting NoWhereMan . Here's to getting your likes back. I read your homepage, could you help me with my this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/313008
Thank you solemnly, NoWhere. I have taken a look at the MOClink you gave. Need some direction, though: what areas, thematics are you wanting to improve, Sir?
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  May 9, 2012
Quoting saunax toa of steam Wow, this thing's huge! great work, although i'm not a big fan of painting parts. awesome work!
Thanx Saunax. Yep, I'm a Painter/Modder; sorry. =) Cheaper than Bricklink, I'm afraid.I like your Luxord, btw, has potential; looks a bit like a beefier CheesyQ. Cheers!
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  May 9, 2012
Quoting Dragonmaster 1027 It's so unfortunate that this was posted when the "likes" malfunctioned. It is so awesome!
Thanks for your empathy on that, Dragon. It has been the subject of alot of teeth-grinding. I have become somewhat resigned to the fact that its Niftiness (i.m.h.o.) will go largely Unknown. I know Sean's ALIVE: he has a whole set of Giant MOCs on Tour in the U.S. right now. Wonder who's handling the MOCpages Admin, then?... *pats the Mailbomb next to his PC, smiles maliciously* (kidding)(kinda.) =(
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  May 9, 2012
Quoting Red-Eyes Rider I think I commented on this already, but this thing is still awesome! I love everything about it, even the background, it looks like he's under the moon. So again, love it all! :D
Thanks Red! I really like your Chaosdoom. Get some more pics of that thing up!
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  April 22, 2012
Wow, this thing's huge! great work, although i'm not a big fan of painting parts. awesome work!
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  April 22, 2012
It's so unfortunate that this was posted when the "likes" malfunctioned. It is so awesome!
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  April 19, 2012
I think I commented on this already, but this thing is still awesome! I love everything about it, even the background, it looks like he's under the moon. So again, love it all! :D
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  April 14, 2012
I am not offended by your refusal, on the contrary I understand completely. If I wanted to buy your creation is that I regard as really one of the best moc. But if you make tutorials to build this moc I would be very pleased. For I would have a moc as this one to get it into my collection. For you it was an honor to receive such a compliment, but for me I'm real admiration for the work provided for such amazing results.
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  April 12, 2012
Quoting Di�go Turpin So for your moc, I really have nothing to such! While a lot of Bionicle moc is extraordinary that there is completely unbelievable ! This is simply the best I've ever seen ! Even I want to tell you whether you'd sell me? That may sound crazy but it I would like an estimate of your moc.
Diégo, je suis vraiment honoré par tes paroles. Je suis désolé que mon français n'est pas très bon, mais a voulu montrer que beaucoup d'efforts à vous répondre que vous avez fait, en examinant ce MOC. ---Je ne veux pas vous offenser en aucune façon, mais je crains que je ne suis pas disposé à vendre Dominael. Je voudrais faire un petit tutoriel pour quelques-unes des parties les plus complexes, ou de discuter des techniques sur la façon d'assembler une création similaire.---Je considère votre demande de devis le plus grand honneur pour ce travail, et je suis profondément ému, mais je suis malheureusement pas disposé à se séparer de lui. MERCI beaucoup pour votre visite et de l'examen. Cheers!
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  April 12, 2012
Hello, sorry for my English I make by google translation - '. I'm not very good English. I am French - ' So for your moc, I really have nothing to such! While a lot of Bionicle moc is extraordinary that there is completely unbelievable ! This is simply the best I've ever seen ! Even I want to tell you whether you'd sell me? That may sound crazy but it I would like an estimate of your moc.
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  April 12, 2012
Quoting Yuri Fassio Indeed my favourite among your creations. Maybe because you renounced the sharpie, it was something that I didn't like that much...
Lol, NOT a Sharpie =) but the principal is the same. Think of Keonigs as a Sharpie that won't rub off =P. They're awesome, but for more you'll have to look at the comment section under Magmael's page, Sir. I will see you in Diablo-land in May and THANK YOU for the review!
Quoting Rennoc ~ Great moc! I love the paint job and how well you executed the "split" character look! Thanks for the compliments on youtube.
Thanks, Rennoc - I loved that notion, and while it was alot harder to pull off, at least the effort was repaid with better results. Cheers, mate!
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  April 11, 2012
Indeed my favourite among your creations. Maybe because you renounced the sharpie, it was something that I didn't like that much...
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  April 10, 2012
Great moc! I love the paint job and how well you executed the "split" character look! Thanks for the compliments on youtube.
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  April 6, 2012
Quoting The Plague of Darkness Was meaning to comment on this earlier, great paintjob on the masks! Love the two-headed idea. This is probably one of the best titans I have seen!
Sincerely appreciate that. I hover in the realm of building large enough to have fun, but waver on the edge of stability issues and weight problems. Titans are a favorite Genre. Thank you Sir (love your EPIC selfMOC). Cheers!
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  April 6, 2012
Quoting Jared . Absolutely fantastic detail, this thing is just loaded! Hope to see more soon!
You shall: I have completed one Surface Somniferrian, and have one... Something Else ;) under construction. Working on legs this morning. Cheers!
Quoting Zax Vedkarr this is a really great moc and you used the hero factory pieces beautifuly, and your moc is unique and innovative 5/5
Thanks Zax, I am a real fan of the HF bits. I see nothing at all wrong w/integrating some of that with the 'Scratchbuilt' works alot of the Heavy-Hitters on MOCpages are so famous for. HF has GREAT pieces! Cheers!
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  April 4, 2012
Was meaning to comment on this earlier, great paintjob on the masks! Love the two-headed idea. This is probably one of the best titans I have seen!
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  March 31, 2012
Quoting Clever Crowe Bob, it's hard to know where to start with you: you are just an EPIC innovator, Man; truly fearless in trying new things, and you have this HUUUuuuge Library of inspiring works to browse.Glad you are enjoying that Narration (it's been fun!) and TY for the Comment, Sir - keep that good stuff coming! Cheers!
Coming from you, this is a great honor. Thankyou!
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  March 29, 2012
this is a really great moc and you used the hero factory pieces beautifuly, and your moc is unique and innovative 5/5
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  March 28, 2012
Absolutely fantastic detail, this thing is just loaded! Hope to see more soon!
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  March 18, 2012
WELL!!! ...I dunno what it means...but I see that the Counter for this MOC seems to be ALIVE! With *blinks* exactly ONE LIKE, lol. I guess that is a start, and I wonder how many more of the afflicted MOCs out there are in similar standing, eh?... Ah well, For those of you have HAVE rated, you might need to RE-RATE @ whatever your rating was originally to have the 'Like' register. If you would THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, if not, well Cheers on the Visit anyway. Cheers!
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  March 6, 2012
Quoting jmmy avila DUDE!! this is ABSOLOUTLEY one of the SICKEST!! mocs ive ever seen!!! it would be an honor to collaborate and create a custom light kit for both the heads heart light and any other trans orange parts you have on this beast of a creation. great work! im glad i dropped by to check out your creations, i am impressed. this is one of the best custom worked bi-element moc.
Profound thanks for the View & Review, Jimmy. It was a fun one. I am currently kicking around ideas for my next Somniferrian. Anytime you'd like to Collab on something, LED or otherwise, just hit one of my MOCs and text in your Idea. Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!!!
Quoting Dragoner Knight This is one of the most awesome and epic moc i have sean in here... and also one of my favorite moc.. well done bro...
Appreciate that, Dragoner; I've been browsing your and Jimmy's works this morning as I fiddle around with some new ideas; you two are BUSY Builders, and talented MOCists. Cheers!=P
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  March 6, 2012
This is one of the most awesome and epic moc i have sean in here... and also one of my favorite moc.. well done bro...
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  March 6, 2012
DUDE!! this is ABSOLOUTLEY one of the SICKEST!! mocs ive ever seen!!! it would be an honor to collaborate and create a custom light kit for both the heads heart light and any other trans orange parts you have on this beast of a creation. great work! im glad i dropped by to check out your creations, i am impressed. this is one of the best custom worked bi-element moc.
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  March 6, 2012
Quoting Red-Eyes Rider Many reasons why people fave you, because the body, tail, and other designs are AWESOME!!!! :D Say, do you know why no more mocs aren't getting likes?
Thanks very much Red, greatly appreciate the Review. And, unfortunately, it looks like the MAJORITY of the creations posted between 2/26/12 and 3/4/12 have dead Counters. (Have also found a few broken OUTside of that interval) Have queried the Help widget, but no reply. MOCpages is huge, Sean's likely a pretty busy fellow. Here's to hoping the problem's resolved =)
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  March 3, 2012
Many reasons why people fave you, because the body, tail, and other designs are AWESOME!!!! :D Say, do you know why no more mocs aren't getting likes?
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  March 2, 2012
Quoting Alexander Decloedt holy S*** that thing is truly Great nice dude x
Thanks Alexander, much appreciated!
Quoting Ben V. Wow! They are HUGE! But a less photoshop would be nice.
What can I say?- I get edit-happy occasionally. Imagination's hard to reign in, sometimes. Cheers on the Feedback!
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  March 2, 2012
Wow! They are HUGE! But a less photoshop would be nice.
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  March 1, 2012
holy S*** that thing is truly Great nice dude x
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  February 29, 2012
Quoting Kyle Garton Also, I was wondering if I could build some somniferrian animals, i would give you credit. And another note, what would be the main attributes taht they would need to have?
Thank you (like your Lux, especially custom Head, wish I could see it a little more clearly) and in response: ABSOLUTELY. Essentially, 2 common traits abide 1) exposed Translucent Orbs for collecting cosmic radiance 2) The clear presence of metallic blends or grafts in the surface structures. That's it! go nuts, with my blessing, and above all, have FUN! =)
Quoting Sam H Amazing! I like your mocing style, it looks very organic. I cant wait to see what you will build in the future!
Thanks Sam, feel the same about YOUR Works, Sir. Can't tell you how awesome your Helios V3 is (sry, of Helios' incarnations, the lines of V3 are MY favorite, as well as yours =P (not knocking V4.5, just prefer V3)) Cheers!!!
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  February 29, 2012
Quoting Noah the Lego Apprentice Whoa.
Ty for the Visit! Enjoyed the custom coloring you did for that Karda Nui mask on Doomix. Cheers!
Quoting bobby heard That is awesome i especially like the cannons on the back.
Thanks for that, I liked the way they turned out. Appreciate that very much!
Quoting Kain . No one side is black than white and white to black I think you ether used photoshop or you made 2
Yyyyyyes. Just the one, Kain. If you'll read down to Kyle's last response, you'll see me addressing this, and why. Cheers
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  February 29, 2012
Amazing! I like your mocing style, it looks very organic. I cant wait to see what you will build in the future!
  February 29, 2012
Also, I was wondering if I could build some somniferrian animals, i would give you credit. And another note, what would be the main attributes taht they would need to have?
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  February 28, 2012
No one side is black than white and white to black I think you ether used photoshop or you made 2
  February 28, 2012
That is awesome i especially like the cannons on the back.
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  February 28, 2012
Whoa.
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  February 28, 2012
Quoting Kyle Garton is it just me or do the halves switch places(like in the first picture, the white side is on the left, but in some of the other pictures it is on the right)
Not your imagination ;) Sometimes I find I've photoed too many shots with a MOC facing ONE direction, and, as with Dom, it was important to get you a look at both profiles. So, to avoid monotony, I 'flip' shots often in Photoshop, to break up the progression of too many 'Lefts' or 'Rights'. Cheers, and thanks for the View!
Quoting Talonmagic ~ Really cool, AMAZING!! but I can totally tell that some on the peices were painted. Great job none the less!
Sure! That powdercoat finish is particularly evident on the helms I think - it comes down to a fine line between doing enough coats to cover, and doing TOO many layers that the paint begins to bury sculpt details, like snow. Cheers and thank you!
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  February 27, 2012
This is the most amazing thing that I have ever seen! I am going to close my eyes forever because everything else I see will be a dissapointment. Also, is it just me or do the halves switch places(like in the first picture, the white side is on the left, but in some of the other pictures it is on the right) I belive that this is what Kain ment.
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  February 27, 2012
Really cool, AMAZING!! but I can totally tell that some on the peices were painted. Great job none the less!
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  February 27, 2012
Gang, still no word from Sean on Counter Status. We don't talk alot about the pages being a place that this matters, but I fully admit feeling proud to see a good number of Smileys next to your MOCs pic. I did a little digging, and it seems that virtually ALL of the MOCS that were submitted on Feb. 26 have DEAD Like-Counters. Bummer for us. Not sure what can be done- if anything. If you are one of those, my heart goes out to you. We'll just have to sit tight and see what happens. CHEERS, ALL, and thank you so much for the Feedback thus far!!!
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  February 27, 2012
Quoting I Am Fenrek I find the fusion of colours and the pieces used beautiful. I love the design and it must've taken you ages to build. Well done :)
I admit, Sir; this one took more than a month of assemble/disassemble/paint/reassemble/swearing/disassemble/paint/reassemble/dither/paint more/forget important bits/start-over/check Self into Mental Institution/yell at Photoshop for awhile/e.t.c. I JUST discovered your page and am immensely enjoying browsing your MOCs - your Fig-style appeals greatly to me. CHEERS!!!!
Quoting Bob the inconceivably invincible Wow, this is great! I love the story too!
Bob, it's hard to know where to start with you: you are just an EPIC innovator, Man; truly fearless in trying new things, and you have this HUUUuuuge Library of inspiring works to browse.Glad you are enjoying that Narration (it's been fun!) and TY for the Comment, Sir - keep that good stuff coming! Cheers!
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  February 27, 2012
Quoting Ru Corder Well done, well done! In my opinion, you build the best Bio Mocs on the pages. Yours aren't as cluttered and visually distracting as most.
Can't live up to such high praise, but I appreciate your kindness in saying so - your work with Castles takes me right back to a place in my EARLY Lego days were the Love For All This was BORN!!! I still have much of it, and your beauties make me want to haul them out and try again, CHEERS!
Quoting Ben Cossy WOW! This really is amazing, The split colours have been done very well and the foot and hand designs are awesome! One of my favourite MOC's from you, great work mate ;)
Thank you, Sir. You do PROFOUND Figure-Work, so coming from you, that is deeply gratifying. Glad you liked the feet too (I attempted an early shot of this guy PERCHED on a SHOVEL HANDLE, to prove to myself it could be done, but I chickened out - too shaky. =P ) CHEERS on the Feedback, and Thanks again!
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  February 27, 2012
Wow, this is great! I love the story too!
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  February 27, 2012
I find the fusion of colours and the pieces used beautiful. I love the design and it must've taken you ages to build. Well done :)
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  February 27, 2012
WOW! This really is amazing, The split colours have been done very well and the foot and hand designs are awesome! One of my favourite MOC's from you, great work mate ;)
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  February 26, 2012
Well done, well done! In my opinion, you build the best Bio Mocs on the pages. Yours aren't as cluttered and visually distracting as most.
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  February 26, 2012
Quoting Disarmed Bartender Droid ICONIC BEAST
Thank you Sir, 'savage' was definitely on the list of traits I wanted to convey: really like your Mercenary and some of your retro-ish bits like the Cosmo Cab!
Quoting bobby heard That is awesome!i wish people would actually comment on mine ;(
And so I have! Cheers on the Like, Sir; tyty.
Quoting Baron Von Ben ~ The editing and story is just what makes this so much more, though; I spent a full half hour on this page JUST to admire each photoeffect and read the entirety (okay, maybe that's a lie XD) of your story.
Baron - let me just say a HUUUUGE Thank You for that. I sometimes hesitate in rolling out the Lore as backdrops for some of my MOCs. I am ENTIRELY grateful for you reading ANY of those Story bits. It isn't a huge secret that I don't know too much of the Bionicle Mythos (there's just too much OF it for me to ever catch up), but MY answer to not knowing where EVERY PART comes from is to simply drum up a Story of my own without leaning on their architecture. Really love your Aridike(GREAT asymmetric Hands!) and Matoran-inspired works, really ALL your stuff. You are also one of those prolific masters of Scale out there. I think I may eventually be able to get my works to get smaller by doing more with less. Cheers again!!!
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  February 26, 2012
Quoting Kain . You have built 2
...*blinks*... Have I, then? Not sure I follow you, but cheers for the Like. LOVE your AH-150 Hunter. Beast. Haven't got the chops for Mecha-Building, myself - I'm afraid I'll always gravitate back to B.N.S-joint goodness, but you've done a fine, fine job, there.
Quoting Leaith The Silent Knight nice one i will let this paint job slide because its to epic to care but you picked the worst day to post it when the like counters down oh well it may be fixed sometime
Thanks for the Visit, and I guess we'll have to wait and see, I had no idea there was anything unusual going on w/MOCpages that day - still no news from Sean, yet. :(
Quoting andros tempest wow. as a rule I'm not a fan of Bionicle, but this is stunning.
Thanks very much! You truly have some EPIC LDD Creations on your page; you are QUITE the Digital Artist. As I viewed your page, I felt slightly more-at-home w/whatever's going on with the Like Counter widget, it seems to have affected many of your creations, too. Sympathies there, m8. Perhaps help is on the way, soon! Cheers!
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  February 26, 2012
Quoting Cody G I'm not a huge fan of all the painted pieces, but the build looks awesome!
Thank you, Cody. I am nowhere near as well-versed as some on the full Bionicle mythos, but I have really enjoyed works of yours among their pantheon. Toas like Curatos are particularly inspirational - so Crafted! Love it! (It's also heartening to see a few more MOCists integrating Photoshop into their pages - it's nice to be able to add those special effects the Builder's Brain adds automatically when they look at a Creation: you get to pull in OTHERS to your particular imagined 'Powers' or origin with P.S. CHEERS, there, M8!)
Quoting Jeff Garcia Mother of God...you sir, have God like skill!
Nossir, no - but I thank you. I Build waaaay-slow, too. You have no idea how many revisions end up on the Cutting-Room Floor. MUCH respect to you for your huge Body-of-Work also - great Toas, Titans and Makutas! XD
Quoting Chris Yee Will skip the whole purist thing, as this is too awesome for such minor discrepancies. I would consider this more as art than just a regular build.
If you will compliment in that way, then let me say the SAME of some of your work, Sir. Your Steel Rocket Angel is a shape-sulpted thing of BEAUTY. I have really got to back up and try something scratch-built soon --- you are able to pull off shapes I want to achieve with about HALF the pieces and weight I end up using. HUGE props to you.
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  February 26, 2012
I...I...There are few words to accurately describe all that you have done here. The build is uttler phenominal. You have truly outdone yourself and anyone else. Although, not a fan of painting pieces, I do think that the Vezon masks and Toxicreaper heads work wonderfully for the armor. The editing and story is just what makes this so much more, though; I spent a full half hour on this page JUST to admire each photoeffect and read the entirety (okay, maybe that's a lie XD) of your story. Utterly and completely fantastic.
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  February 26, 2012
Quoting Shockster Studios very amazing job. just maybe make that head on the black side black.
It actually WAS, first try. It got 'lost' in the fields of black plating on that side, with no Contrast to define its edges, so I Painted it White to see what I thought - it fit so well with that 'jagged grafting' theme of their disastrous decision to combine (some white on the Tenebris Side, and some black on the Solinar Side), that I kept it. The uneven accents were just what I had in mind. Thanks for the Visit!
Quoting Griffin Hunter How do you color pieces because acrylic paint does not work very well, as well as permanent marker. Thanks a bunch, Griffin
Propellant Aerosols are usually ENAMEL-based, rather than Acrylic: makes a harder topcoat. Model Paint is another good source of Enamels. I used a FLAT White and Gloss Black common Aerosol for these custom bits. Um, Markers have a tendency to wear off, so I use some special Pens I find Online (those are talked about a bit more in the Comments for Magmael, if you're interested in learning how they're different). Thank you!
Quoting Peter Mowry Really like the contrast of the black and white on the Sundered King. It's Art, what your making.
You know, M8, I could say much the SAME in GENR'AL of your amazing Ships! Designers for shows like Battlestar, etc., would be hard-pressed to do finer, and there's big money in that - have you ever looked into Digital Design work? Just a suggestion--- Thanks, again, Sir =)
  February 25, 2012
Great MOC overall. I noticed you called the black side the offensive side and the white side the defensive side. I can see that the black side, holding Lament, could be the offensive side but without that there really isnt a difference between the two.
  February 25, 2012
Great MOC overall. I noticed you called the black side the offensive side and the white side the defensive side. I can see that the black side, holding Lament, could be the offensive side but without that there really isnt a difference between the two.
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting Steve The Squid but why doesn't this have any lieks, even though many people liked it?
Um, I'm still not sure whuhappened, there. The Bean Counter thingie seems broken - I put in a lil 'HELPMEH' e-mail to Sean in the Help Menu. Mebbe he'll be able to pull some Wizardry. Cheers!
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting The Texan Bionicle Builder Very Well Done Again!!!!
Thanks! I like that Nexun Build you did for Ben Cossy - and My-but-you've-been-busy, Too! Lotsa work out there to View and review; Cheers!
Quoting Dragonmaster 1027 That is the single most amazing bionicle that I have ever seen. Everything is just perfect! I woul have preferred one color scheme throughout the moc, but who cares when it's this epic?! Fantastic work!
Now, that's being overkind to the likes of me - but I THANK you, all the same. I can respect your feeling on colorscheme, I did try to keep it to duochrome, but the orange/red trans parts were necessary to make it 'fit' among the powers the Ancients used. (I absolutely love your Solace design. That's a sleek one, M8).
Quoting Steve The Squid It's great to see closeup shots now! Great stuff, though I cringed at the painted parts!
S'aright, M8. I have an AFOL friend that discussed Dominael w/me during construction and when he expressed surprise that I'd decided I'd be Painting bits, I remember blinking and saying something like "You'd really let that stop a great Idea?" As encouragement, I say - Just Go For It. I was nervous, but the results were reassuring. And if an ape like me can do it - anyone can. I will ALWAYS prefer my Pigment Pens, but I won't let Fear Of Painting hold me back in the future. It CAN be done, and well, if you are patient. (As an aside, I truly love your Works, especially those done in service to your Sense Of Humor. I applaud works like Ovipriori, and tip my hat to your Skill.) Cheers, Sir!
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  February 25, 2012
That is awesome!i wish people would actually comment on mine ;(
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ Another amazing giant! :D
Tyty, Sir. I hafta say, you are one BUSY builder, m8 - prolific to the extreme. I have barely scratched the surface looking at all your Works (like your Geruak alot) Cheers!
Quoting Chris Roach I am not a Bionicle / HF fan.... but you have definitely put these Bionicle / HF parts to excellent use! Great job! Awesome creation!
Thanks Sir - you have done alot of very fine TF work (also nice to see someone out there still messes with Retro Space bits occasionally =) - I am a Fan of the newer bits, mostly because of the marvelous things they can do WITH older Bionicle pieces.
Quoting Norrak The Last Toa I'm a purist, but I'm not going to bite your head off about the painted pieces, you actually did a very decent job here. =)
Thanks for foregoing Purism for this, then =) My decision to Paint was based off 1) The Unavailability of the parts I wanted in the COLORS I wanted and 2) the fact that... Paint's CHEAP =P Thanks for the Like, Sir!
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting carrubba antonio impressive just impressive....great job man
Thank you! You, Sir, work on a Scale I can really identify with: BIG STUFF =)(Love your weapons and Circle of Doom). Thanks for the visit. Yuri's page has been pretty quiet lately, think he's still Building? Just curious - anyway, Cheers!
Quoting < Insert Name Here > . did you paint some of the parts? because if not, I wanna know were i can get some white reapa faces!
great Name, btw =P, I absolutely DID Paint quite a few parts. I will address this in a later Reply higher up, as it seems to have been amusingly controversial. For the record I would LOVELOVELOVE if LEGO would get about to casting more of their older (heck, even NEWer, for that matter) parts in Multiple Colors. Woulda' made my like ALOT easier. Cheers!
Quoting Samuel Hepple that is amazing
Thanks, Sam. VERY nice work on your LOTR dioramas, keep those coming! =)
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Wicked!
Thanks, Sir - that was definitely the Idea. Love your work, you have really mastered Scale (especially in your Ships). Cheers!
Quoting Ezekiel the created Woa.....0_0, incredible
Like your Zeke V2 MOC, mate - nice work there!
Quoting Zen Karma Big and brutal!
Thank you, and lol-prolly TOO big, often. Think my next MOC needs to be scaled back a bit. =) Your Gringore is a very cool piece, inspires me to try something Green soon.... Hmmm =)
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting Mattia De Maio Woah, this is really epic! I don't like bionicles, but this one is truly amazing!
Thanks! it's strange how often I read that said here on MOCpages: I really have an old, old LOVE for the near limitless range of possibilities Bionicle/HF bits offer - it's odd how much anti-Bionicle feelings there seem to be out there, Ah, well - to each their own. Cheers for the Visit, Sir!
Quoting Monarth GS Another amazing work o/ I love the split color scheme.
That is deeply appreciated, Sir. From before the first pieces were connected, I wanted to make this jagged guy work. Lot of head-scratching went on, when I realized making him predominantly Domino (hence the name ;)-themed... as I began to realize just HOW MANY pieces would need to be removed and Painted. Ugg. But it was worth it. THANK YOU (love your Work, Sir!)
Quoting El Barto ! Some freaky stuff, Dude! Awesome!
Freaky can be good!,I can definitely work with 'freaky'! Cheers, Sir, and thank you for the Like! =P
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  February 25, 2012
Quoting Daniel Jani I like colour scheme. Body is amazing, I like red color in body
I'm glad you do, I was uncertain about the red, as originally this was meant to be strictly Black/White/Silver - but I liked the splashes of blue and red, so they stayed. =) Cheers!
Quoting Ro Garcia I can't help that there is a resemblance between this guy and my WIP of my Lady Vandistra
Hey, no sweat, m8. I will be checking in on your page to see how this Vandistra develops. Looking forward to it!
Quoting Jacob Manahan the legs, weapons, and torso are genius!
Thanks, M8 - He was fun (in a maddening way) to build: lots of Assemble-Disassemble-Paint-Reassemble moments. I thought he'd never be done. Cheers!
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  February 25, 2012
Gang, I am HUMBLED by all your responses thus far. THANK YOU! I am posting a series of Replies over the next few hours to all inbound, from oldest to newest, in groups. PLEASE BEAR WITH ME, and thank you again!!! ~The Birdie
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  February 25, 2012
ICONIC BEAST
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  February 25, 2012
wow. as a rule I'm not a fan of Bionicle, but this is stunning.
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  February 25, 2012
nice one i will let this paint job slide because its to epic to care but you picked the worst day to post it when the like counters down oh well it may be fixed sometime
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  February 24, 2012
Very Well Done Again!!!!
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  February 24, 2012
You have built 2
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  February 24, 2012
Great work. Will skip the whole purist thing, as this is too awesome for such minor discrepancies. I would consider this more as art than just a regular build. And that generally goes for the rest of your creations as well.
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  February 24, 2012
Mother of God...you sir, have God like skill!
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  February 24, 2012
I'm not a huge fan of all the painted pieces, but the build looks awesome!
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  February 24, 2012
Wow bud every creation from you my mouth justs drops. Just your presentation along is amazing. Really like the contrast of the black and white on the Sundered King. He looks great and the amount of detail, Wow. You sure have a artistic way of creating. Keep it up bud, looking forward to more from your imagination. It's Art, what your making.
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  February 24, 2012
Hello again Clever, another amazing MOC! He is so big compared to Magmael, who by the way, I thought was big. The combo of white and black are perfect. How do you color pieces because acrylic paint does not work very well, as well as permanent marker. Thanks a bunch, Griffin
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  February 24, 2012
very amzing job. just maybe make that head on the black side black.
  February 24, 2012
but why doesn't this have any lieks, even though many people liked it?
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  February 24, 2012
It's great to see closeup shots now! Great stuff, though I cringed at the painted parts!
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  February 24, 2012
That is the single most amazing bionicle that I have ever seen. Everything is just perfect! I woul have preferred one color scheme throughout the moc, but who cares when it's this epic?! Fantastic work!
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  February 24, 2012
I'm a purist, but I'm not going to bite your head off about the painted pieces, you actully did a very dicent job here. =)
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  February 24, 2012
I am not a Bionicle / HF fan.... but you have definetley put these Bionicle / HF parts to excellent use! Great job! Awesome creation!
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  February 24, 2012
Another amazing giant! :D
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  February 24, 2012
that is amazing
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  February 24, 2012
did you paint some of the parts? because if not, I wanna know were i can get some white reapa faces!
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  February 24, 2012
inpressive just inpressive....great job man
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  February 24, 2012
Big and brutal!
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  February 24, 2012
Woa.....0_0, incredible
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  February 24, 2012
Wicked!
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  February 24, 2012
Some freaky stuff, Dude! Awesome!
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  February 24, 2012
Another amazing work o/ I love the split color scheme.
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  February 24, 2012
Woah, this is really epic! I don't like bionicles, but this one is truly amazing!
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  February 24, 2012
this is amazing! i love everything about him, the legs, weapons, and torso are genius!
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  February 24, 2012
DANG! Dominael looks wicked like the rest of your ancients! I can't help that there is a resemblance between this guy and my WIP of my Lady Vandistra, only your's is masterfully built. Now that you came up with this, everyone's gonna think I took ideas from you T_T
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  February 24, 2012
Oh My Goodness!!! This is so epic. I like colour scheme. Body is amazing, I like red color in body, it is amazing. Really great job.
 
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