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The first form of the kanohi ignika
WARNING, READ THIS!!!! I dont make this mask, this mask was created by 00dude00 (user of BZP), anyway, i posting this cause i dont see it on mocpages and i want you see it, this is the link to the topic http://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4354 (Thanks Chronos Omega for give me the name)
About this creation
Those are the words of his creator:
"It's never been done before (that I know of), but I have made a 100% custom mask made of plastic, that was printed off of a 3D printing website called shapeways. I modeled the object in Blender 3D, then simply sent it to the site and made my order. It was printed in a strong and slightly flexible white plastic, and I received it in the mail a few days ago! I then finished off the process with a gold paint finish. But anyhow, here it is! :P .
Details about the Ignika and it's creation: Growing up as a fan of Bionicle, I have always been in amazed at the creativity of the Bionicle community. I loved the legendary story, and the amazing sets, but most of all I loved building with them. From the day I popped Tahu out of his canister, I have never stopped trying to add my own Ideas to this masterpiece lego has created. I have been a proficient 3D modeler for the past few years, and yes, I became one for that very reason. 3D art is an amazing realm that allows a person to take their ideas and transform them into something they they and others can look at and appreciate. But I didn't want to stop there, and so this project grew. I set out, and after putting many hours into measuring, 3D modeling, and researching (mostly modeling :P ) I finally got a 3D object. If you are not familiar with 3D modeling, the closest thing I can compare it to is an odd mixture of origami, and sculpting :P . Because of this, I made sure to pay attention to the smallest details to make sure that the 3D model would come out looking as if it were a real lego piece, fit snugly on a bionicle head (which it does), and be sturdy. In the end I had taken a real piece of Bionicle history, and made it into a tangible object, through a printing company called shapeways. I was amazed when I saw how well it had turned out (and so exited that my hands were actually shaking. XD) The printing was highly detailed, and smooth. The plastic is also very strong, somewhere between the stiffness of the 2001 masks, and the Glatorian helmets. Because of this, I would bet that falls from hand height would be o.k. Like anyone, I wanted the Kanohi to look like it was ancient and powerful. To do this I spray painted it black, then mixed a couple shades of metallic paint to get a color that is very close to the Bionicle gold. I used a dry paint method to get it to look worn, as you can see in the picture below. The gold is shinier than the bionicle gold, but not enough so that they don't fit together. All in all I am VERY happy with how this turned out, and it sure does feel good to own an object this rare! :)"


Image of reference


Before being painted

Angle

back

comparison with brutaka gold

On tahu

Gold comparasion (on iruini)


Vezon with ignika


FAQ:


"Why are the antennae curved forwards?"

I actually had not known that there had been a 3D version of the mask in "Bionicle Heroes". Because of this I had to rely on the two dimensional picture of the mask. Because of this I took some artistic liberty (as I did with the crest on the forehead), and did what balanced the mask out. By doing this, I could also take advantage of having a curved line run through the mask, rather than having a harsh angle (like in Bionicle Heroes) :)

"Why is the mask so flat?"

On seeing the mask, I felt like it belonged closer to the time of 2001, and Mata Nui. It seemed very reminiscent to me of the simpler designs that existed in those years. Feeling this, I wanted to make the mask feel at home on the Toa mata, as well as later sets (who at times had very large heads XD ). I used Tahu's head as my main reference, because of this the top goes about as far back as his. The mask curves forwards towards the mouth (similar to the noble ruru), and the side pieces go just past the circles on the side of the head. Looking at the Images I have up, there aren't really any good ones at a side view (on a head), so maybe I'll try and get some up.

"Does it fit well?"

I like this question, because this actually caused me a ton of problems XD. When I got the mask, the first thing I did was try and stick it on a toa head. Bad idea. I had made the mouth piece a fraction of a millimeter to big, and I couldn't get it off. Finally with the help of a flat head screwdriver I popped it off. After that I carefully sanded it down a little, and it now fits quite well."


Now this is me (makaru), those was the words of the creator, i dont say noting in this creation, up, all of he words and coments, are from his creator, I REPEAT, I DONT MAKE THIS, this are not my creation, all the cerdit is for 00dude00 and if he are readindg this, i post this cause I just wanted everyone here see it, enjoy it, is the best custom mask ive seen. Link to topic here



Comments

 I made it 
  January 16, 2014
Quoting Zack Higginson As Bionicle never made an official mask of creation, they should have gone with this design for so. It would have been pretty cool. Either way, great work!
Remember visit the creators page at bzp, and yes, a a official mask of creation would be great
  August 29, 2013
As Bionicle never made an official mask of creation, they should have gone with this design for so. It would have been pretty cool. Either way, great work!
 I made it 
  January 7, 2013
Quoting Chronos Omega This belongs to 00dude00, a user on BZP. As awesome as this is, posting other people's work is not recommended. If you wanted to share it then a simple link to it on the page of one of your own creations would suffice. By the way, there's no way you're the same Makaru from BZP, right?
yor are rigth with the mask, and no, im other makaru, i invent the name, or well i think that
 I like it 
  December 30, 2012
can you send me one possibly give me a yes or no at brady_radtke@hotmail.com, i would like to have one.
  December 29, 2012
Quoting Steve The Squid  that you bought this mask from,
He didn't buy it. He just took the pictures and reposted them here.
  December 29, 2012
This belongs to 00dude00, a user on BZP. As awesome as this is, posting other people's work is not recommended. If you wanted to share it then a simple link to it on the page of one of your own creations would suffice. By the way, there's no way you're the same Makaru from BZP, right?
 I like it 
  June 3, 2012
wow im speechless...
 I made it 
  June 1, 2012
Quoting AuRon The Champion You're not supposed to put other people's creations on MOCPages.
i know, but i want to this been seen, cause its awesome, a in the coments up, im saying that is not my creation, if the real creator post this in his page, i will delete this, but until that, this page is here to all the comunity of mocpages, so they can view the geniality of his real creator (cause i put the link of the webpage)
  June 1, 2012
You're not supposed to put other people's creations on MOCPages.
 
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