My just-barely-on-time entry to the second round of the Tri-phibian Tournament of Land, Air, and Sea. I [have] add[ed] more pictures eventually.
About this creation
The Night Glider was a lemur-like Rahi that made its home high in the trees of Le-Wahi. They were notoriously hard to catch a glimpse of due to their nocturnal habits, preference for only the tallest trees, and natural shyness. They were said to be incredibly fragile creatures, and that the slightest breeze would shatter them to bits. While this was of course false(they were excellent gliders, using nighttime winds to propel them hundreds of feet to faraway trees in search of food or refuge from predators), what was true was their fragility, as being very few in number all it took was one push for them to go extinct. Rarely seen, the Night Gliders were often heard, their obnoxiously loud "KITT" vocalizations ringing through the treetops every night. This constant barrage of noise eventually drove a Le-Koro night watchman mad, and he made it his nightly mission to exterminate every last Night Glider in Le-Koro. This unfortunately turned out to be the only population however, and by the time the other Matoran had discovered his insanity and put a stop to it, there were only a handful of Night Gliders left, and soon the nights in Le-Koro were quiet.
Gliding down from a tree.
(And now, some better pictures from the second photography session.)
Clinging to a trunk.
Better gliding shot(unintentional lens flare is unavoidable, turns out this was the only picture in proper focus. :/)
Better gliding overhead.
scanning the area for predators.
*Fourth wall blows away*
Sorry about the lack of pictures(Edit: which is now fixed, negating this sentiment), as you can see this MOC relies heavily on some very finicky cloth "attachments"(more like squeezes) at the wrists and ankles, which do not mix well with poseability or windy days. After 20 minutes of fiddling with them to make the gliding pose and another 5 getting it to balance on the tree branch, I managed to get 2 decent pictures before a gust of wind knocked it over and I had to spend another 10 minutes grubbing around in the leaf litter for brown LEGO pieces(I did find them all, thankfully). After that I got it into the crawling pose, took a couple pictures and got sick of the swarm of mosquitos trying to turn me into the next popular restaurant. I will try to take some more outdoor pictures, but for today this is all you get, I have a deadline after all. Comments and critique(not that there's a lot to work with[now there is]) are always appreciated, and I think that's it. Torp out.
(And yes I couldn't think of a name so this whole thing is a Knight Rider reference. :P)
(EDIT: I also forgot to mention that this is primarily based off Colugos, gliding mammals from southeast Asia, with a little flying squirrel thrown in for good measure.)
That was the plan. :P I originally had it primarily black and brown, but it blended too much with the eyes and didn't continue the tan stripe on its back like it was supposed to. I'm considering sketching and coloring this MOC to show what I imagine the fur patterns look like. The back itself I just accepted as being strange, the shenanigans I would've had to pull off to fix it would have delayed me way too long, and we all know I didn't plan enough time for that. :P
A pretty solid build, not got a whole lot of complaints, mainly due to the fact that it's mostly covered up by cloth, but shh. I'm not a huge fan of the weird color blocking on the head, which was probably somewhat unavoidable, but it doesn't look great with the three different colors in somewhat weird shapes. :P Also the fact that the back is somewhat, disconnected mildly annoys me, it's not a big deal, just looks a bit strange. :P
Quoting Toa Gaim
Aw, cute! I like the design on this moc. I wonder if Toa Lewa or any other Toa of Air encounter it?
Thanks! Huh, I hadn't thought about that. Given what I wrote for the profile I suppose Matau might have run into them before he became a Turaga, but Lewa would probably have arrived too late to see any alive.
Quoting Runkbolt 12
Definitely interesting. I like the application of the cape piece. It would be cool to see this thing without the cape, so we can get a better look at the body of the build. Nice usage of CCBS too.
Except it looks bad without it. :P I'll try and add that along with better angles soon.