So, after seeing some of the amazing MOCs of
Brickthing on Flickr, and comparing them to some of
my own, I really want to try something a bit more complicated, and drew up some sketches. It's also been a while since I posted any sketches, so I thought I'd upload them. Kopaka is definitely one of my favorite Toa, and my favorite Toa Mata, but I've never really done him justice (though I have sketched him
The first sketch (left to right) was just kind of for fun. There was a topic over on BZPower about which characters you could see as female, and Kopaka came up frequently, so I thought I'd sketch him out as a girl. Partially a test in feminine Kanohi as well. If you look at his build, he looks a lot like Gali in the original set, except the legs are flipped around and the ball joint replaced the hand piece on the chest. I implemented both of those changes into the sketch, and for some reason added furry boots and a cape.
The second is a more serious one, figuring out some proportions and design for Kopaka. I wanted to make him bulky, but more in a "dressed for the weather" kind of way. He's got a blend of all of his forms, including 2015, but mostly good ol' '01.
The third actually came before the second, which I did on my iPod in the car, and I like the sketchy look, though it is a bit messy.
Still figuring out exactly how I want to build him, but I think I want to use his 2015 mask, and I think it will be awesome.