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Tenum And Kahu by Lol-Pretzel Tenum And Kahu by Lol-Pretzel
Built for round one of the Bio-Cup 2012, where I was tasked with building a toa with a vehicle or mount, against my opponent, Rennoc. Tenum is a former toa of air who accidentally switched elements to aluminium after an accident with the Soulforge. Gringat created The Kahu, a curious skybike armed with disc launchers and spearguns, to aid him in his Duty.
More pictures, information, storyline and the BC2012 on MOCpages! [link]

Both Tenum and the Kahu take on a very nostalgic, saluting stance on the first and second world wars. Namely the brave pilots of Her Majesty's Royal Air Force. Tenum himself is built to look like a pilot, and the Kahu takes after fighter aeroplanes used in the wars while also staying true to the Bionicle world and storyline. There are many old and no-longer-made parts integrated into both of them, to help give a more "vintage" feel. All in all, one of my best, and favourite MOCs of 2012. Topped only by the MOC I built for Round Four ;)

Stock Background used: [link]
Because of the size of the Kahu, I had to create a larger background sheet for the photoshoot. I also made it black so that Tenum's white parts wouldn't become invisible - but that also meant the pictures wouldn't blend into a white background as I commonly make them. I used *3rdeye88's method of framed image over a stock background instead.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year everyone!
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1-Jane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
This gives me an idea for the torso of a MOC I'm working on. I forgot about that part covering the sternum.
Lol-Pretzel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
1-Jane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Found the guy, still trying to figure out the methods in the torso and ankles. And apparently the rubber bands are to keep it together if he built it the way I think he did.…
1-Jane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Yeah, ended up using Brutaka's middle toe behind a Phantoka chest piece. I'm still not happy with how the hips and forearms came out, but I've got time to think about it. By the way, what did you use to connect the thumb? I think that's a part from a different hand design I saw a while ago, but the creator used mini-fig arms for fingers and a rubber band to make the hands able to hold things.
bulkhead2534 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Tenum (or Kahu) kinda reminds me of silverbolt from Transformers: War For Cybertron.
welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR? He totally looks like that!
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow cool nice awsome amazing
Anguirus02 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
surge64 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so cool. I like the Kahu's design. ^^
ALKIDO Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job ! well done!
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