My deepest apologies to RaptorTalon ~ for not entering Round 1. I was very busy with school and Contenders and holiday and such :P However, I'm fresh in for Round 2 for MY OFFICIAL HERO FACTORY SELF-MOC!
About this creation
Okay, so this is for the The Hero Factory SelfMOC contest!, run by my dear friend RaptorTalon ~. The aim is pretty self explanitory; build a HF self MOC! I was unable to enter Round 1, which was to build the 1.0 version of the character, but I'm entering Round 2 now with this:
Cliff Scaler is a Hero working for the Hero Factory. Though not a particularly skilled fighter, he relies on guerrilla tactics, striking quick, powerful blows and then disappearing from sight. Cliff is mild mannered and introverted. Those who know him well will recognise his energetic yet cynical humour, but he is still admired for his dignified presence, his silence and his intelligence.
Scaler was originally built in the Hero Factory Assembly Tower to showcase the new 2.0 build. However, the designers found him too clunky and awkward, and so instead perfected the look with Evo and Nex. He remained neglected for a few months, before he met Jenna Arrowhead, who he became friends with. Arrowhead, already a prestigious Hero at this time, asked the authorities to assign him to her team. Cliff, along with his new team, was sent to Tanker Station 22 to help the Alpha Team battle Firelordís gang. Scaler himself battled Nitroblast to a standstill.
Any further information on Scaler is currently being reviewed.
Here he is! So, one of the specifications was that this guy had to have two things in common with me. First one; the description of Cliff as "mild mannered and introverted. Those who know him well will recognise his energetic yet cynical humour, but he is still admired for his dignified presence, his silence and his intelligence." is pretty much directly applicable to me.
The back. The second similarity to me; the name. Okay, I'm not called Cliff, but fun fact; my name translated into English reads as Cliff. So there you go!
The MultiTool Ice Shield, alla Michael Bay. I recognise that this may be a tad overkill, and this didn't turn out how I originally expected. I just wanted to create a more custom version of the design seen on the original sets, but just got carried away. Turns out though, I actually quite like this design, so I kept it.
Height comparison with Toa Kopaka, who's only a tad taller. Actually, after taking the photo, I realised that Scaler's pretty much the same hight as Toa Lewa.
Vurses the IRM, who's still missing an arm from Contenders #7.
Facing up to Dread. Very ballsy of him.
From Left to right; Sanah Torch, Jenna Arrowhead, Mary Windbird, Jack Lupus and Cliff Scaler. Neat little Hero Team I've got going here, if I do say so myself :P
What we've all been waiting for. Cliff Scaler, my Hero Factory Self MOC, side by side with Toa Raxonax, my Bionicle Self MOC.
And with this beautiful image of Bionicle and Hero Factory coexisting, I take my leave.
I have another MOC down the pipeline, which may be posted later today, or tomorrow, or some other day. Point is, you'll see me soon. But for now;
That's all, folks!
Oh, and good luck to everyone in the contest! (If anyone else enters.)