Ok so I only just posted the WIP shot of my new self moc (hereafter abbreviated to SM) and I got the one comment I knew I'd have eventually which is about the status of Fenrek as my self moc and what this new guy means.
So before the explanation, here is the WIP in question:
So first and foremost, what does this mean for Fenrek.
Well, Fenrek is still the same moc he is (although disassembled) and will stay as one of my own characters within my own little Bionicle universe that each mocist has for all their creations but he will no longer serve as my representative within the community.
Secondly, who is this new guy and why does he look the way he does.
I've always loves the skeletal look which I even tried to emulate in the previous attempt at Fenrek which had a skull on his right shoulder.
This design actually came to me in a daydream as I watch fair amount of anime and I was just thinking of those openings where all the characters leap around in front of the camera to show the shows' main cast. My mind just took that idea and a lot of my mocs in a blurred, vaguely animated style flew around when this lean, white character leaped down with a yellow head and long pointed hairpiece and that's what this guy is.
Literally, he's a daydream moc that was birthed from boredom and anime influence.
With that basic idea I'm slowly turning it into a real moc and that also explains the head which I saw as lean and the Rahkshi head was the only thing that emulated it well.
I can see people noting on the long neck look right now but the front chest isn't complete as I need some more pieces and I'll be filling in the gap around the actual neck base as well so it'll be covered.
Another change to the way I'm using lego right now is I'm much more into Bricklink with buying more basic pieces so once this moc is completed, I'll have enough to keep him built and make others to go with him. This opens up the possibility of having Fenrek return in future when I feel I've got a decent design for him to come back with.
So that's the long and short of it:
- He's my new SM.
- Fenrek still exists but not as my representative anymore.
- The whole design for this new guy came from a daydream.
Any more questions and I'll be happy to answer them all