So, i was looking at my Toa Ignika Skyboard and thought, 'since my toa ignika joints are already broken'; why not re-make the skyboard into something else! I've always seen the two large blades on the sides as being very 'feather-like', so i decided to make a Giant warbird. at the time i was already getting sick of the humanoid bionicle form, so i wanted something else that was also cool.
I give you, Phäzys, a Biomechanical Kestrel...
A few of the photos show Phazys in its dormant state, with its metal tail curled up beneath it. As it activates, it unfurls that, spreads its wings and retracts its talons for them to serve as secondary stabilizers while flying.
I'm particularly happy about the close-up, it shows the dual linking of the 'arms' so that they are more stable, yet movable. That piece was so convenient.
I'm sorry for not being able to put in pictures of the underneath of the wings.