_Umbra to the Toa Inika
"Umbra was created as a servant for the Hand Of Artakha and later used as a guardian for the mask of life. He would guard the mask with his life to stop anyone from using it, even if their intentions were noble"
Nobody's really done a revamp of this lesser known character but I always loved his design and overal appearance so it was going to happen at some point.
I never got the Umbra set so his 'keetorange' shoulder parts are not in my possession. Instead I went for larger, system based shoulder pads with the spiked look being achieved by a couple of silver horn/tail pieces.
He has a fair amount of metru-green on him in the official set and unfortunately I don't have much usable pieces but I think I implemented it fine here.
Rather than have his oversized weapon with the rhotuka spinner in the centre, I opted for a more simple, double edged blade that still retains the different coloured ends via trans red/blue pieces rather than the electronic Inika weapons.
His wheels are smaller here than the actual set and I can identify that flaw but it works overal and doesn't take too much away from the final product.
This moc also has another unique torso/base frame to build on aswel as new arms so a few new tricks learned from this moc in terms of torso shaping and limb design.
Overal I think I did fine here. He's not my best work by far but the colours used are appealing to me and Umbra now has a revamp on the net. The only other Umbra I've seen is a wheel-less, black and silver version which is basically an edit.
"i am umbra, i guard the mask. you shall not pass."
case in point.
However, I do have Inika Jaller, Matroro and two Piraka.
Is our Guardian of the Mask flexible at the waist? Looks like it to me. The waist does look rather thin but I'm not too fussed.
Excellent work. Really enjoy looking at it.
Sorry about that!
Just below the silver Bohrok eyes you can see the bending point of the yellow liftarm. There's a black pin either side so the section can rock backwards and forwards, essentially letting him lean from his ankles.
I don't actually have that much in the way of smaller, useable green pieces so there isn't bulk areas of it here. The metru green is mainly in this moc for aesthetic highlights.
caught COMPLETELY off guard, I did not see that comin', I had all but forgot umbra, inika wasn't my favorite saga
anyway, nice work, keep it up