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Bionicle MOC: Matteo by Mana-Ramp-Matoran Bionicle MOC: Matteo by Mana-Ramp-Matoran
About The MOC
Matteo is what I consider to be my official Self-MOC. He is by far my most developed character of any of my MOCs, currently assembled or otherwise. He's also my personal favorite and most worked on my, which was why he became my Self-MOC Matteo represents an old Plague Doctor. This was also what he was called before I gave him a name.

The idea I've tried to instill within this MOC was practicality, antiquity, and style. All of his accessories were meant to be as realistic as possible, while retaining a theme that Matteo is an old fashioned kind of person with his own sense of style. While I can't date any specific period he is supposed to represent in MOC form I do know that all his artifacts predate modern technology and probably predates 19th century technology as well. I would place the artifacts on his person from around 14th-18th century.

A little about his character
Matteo is an immortal, a survivor of a race of Ancient people who found a method to cease aging and gain physical attributes that were wiped out through genocide. Matteo is immortal in the sense that he does not age, and has a certain resilience to diseases and injury, though he still could be killed by most conventional methods(shot or pierced through the head, burned, etc). These attributes have allowed Matteo to survive where most others would have died. This also made him excellent as an Apothecary during a plague as he was always immune to it, or at worst experienced some sickness, but not enough to kill him. Matteo's biography is quite extensive, and as a result I don't quite have it all mapped or figured out. Everything I do know I have learned through the help of collaboratiors, naimly Acyrotin where he appears as a main character in her series, Witching Hour, and collaborating with wolfbossx. He helped early on in figuring out who Matteo is and a lot of Matteo's origin story came from collaborating with Jake. I can assure you though it is quite a tale to be told.




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Detail DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Detail by 3rdeye88This is where one can view many angles of Matteo, as well as observe all the details of the MOC.
Version comparison DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Old and New by 3rdeye88This is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. Detailed descriptions about the changes, as well as links to Matteo's earliest incarnations are included in the Artist's description.

Matteo-nette Lego System: Matteo-nette by 3rdeye88-A Marionette incarnation of the good doctor.

Matteo's Gallery Here's where most things concerning Matteo that I post will be.

Bionicle MOCkery folder This is a folder containing an off and on/every now and again comic series I do that portrays Matteo as a curmudgeon-y foul mouthed old man. This portrayal in a stark playful exaggeration of his character for comedic effect, and should not be considered what Matteo in other portrayals would be like.

Commissioned Art by LaLaFoxtrot Comissioned Art: Matteo By LalaVolpe. by 3rdeye88

Matteo By Chorranthu Matteo Sculpture by Chorranthu by 3rdeye88 This is a fan mad sculpture of Matteo made from a metal armature and polymer clay. Other fan art of Matteo as well as any of my other MOCs that have received can be found here

Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe by 3rdeye88 Much like the sculpture of Matteo, :iconoddvibe: poured a lot of love into this handmade plushie for me. :heart: She literally bled for this learning to do needlefelting to make his mask. I'm eternally grateful to her for this wonderful gift she made me as a belated Birthday/Christmas present. Please give her some love by faving the Original Deviation. :love:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-16
Bionicle MOC: Matteo by *3rdeye88 is an original character made entirely from Lego elements. The attention to detail in this piece is remarkable and definitely worth a closer look. ( Featured by Astralseed )
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First, I'd like to say that I'm taking study time to do this critique so you better be happy. x'D

Alright, Matteo has been going through updates frequently, however, his overall appearance hasn't changed so he's been actually improved, not revamped. That's something that Dave's got going there. The various assortments are cool with little intricate designs that help it pop out instead of blend in with Matteo. His design is indeed more unique than many other MOCs out there, especially in terms of mascot characters due to his more unorthodox style and shape. The techniques used suit him well and certainly go out of the normal compared to many other self MOCs using pieces originally intended for other purposes effectively as a different purpose, such as a metru forearm and a glatorian hand. His head design continues to be a central piece of him due to its unique nature of being a plague doctor's mask, a feat not commonly reached by other creators. Although the impact from Matteo is obvious as he is more so of a wise character, it is not easily seen by watchers who haven't any experience with MOCs.

Overall, he's pretty much a MOC with a lot of originality and detail that deserves a good amount of attention.

K, hope you guys like my critique. xD
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21 out of 24 deviants thought this was fair.

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this one is better than hyde, but i still dont see this as being a decent moc.

Vision:
the vision here is nice, but that big cheesy watch looks turrible and the overall moc is not... good

Originality:
as far as i know, there arent many witch doctor mocs, but characters and concepts for mocs are almost endless, so that doesnt count for much, and the skeleton is looking similar to alot of mocs ive seen in the past.

Technique:
the build is too simple here; the skeleton with double jointed knees and elbows are ok, but you didnt do much in the way of armoring to compensate for the large joints; you should have tried to partially cover them or directly armor them in my opinion. the armor on this one is sub par, and boring, the armor gives no interesting shape and serves as nothing but "filler" the feet are overlly simple, the hand pieces on the hips are bare and lazy looking, and the arms are WAY too simple; those forearms could not be more simple, and the upper arms dont really fit the theme of the moc. the shape is bad, and the moc is far too simple; please work on more complicated, intricate designs.

Impact:
it was ok, but again i was all: " dayum these shapes be turrrrrrrrrible"

sorry, man, but this is not an average moc, its actually well below average
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ChoujuX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, love the colors and design. I found him through Monarch the Contrarian's version of him on MOCpages. Thought you might like to know that Matteo was the main inspiration for this guy: choujux.deviantart.com/art/BIO…
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I commented on your piece. :D Thank you so much for this. I'm so glad my artwork has inspired you, its really flattering when people say that, and it's a really awesome way to start my day. Thank you so much!
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ChoujuX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for the comment!
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome as well. :D
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AIMinfenity Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist
nicee pack
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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Biomantis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept, and executed almost perfectly. By the way, Matteo reminds me of 11BX1371.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Though I don't know who you're referencing there. Sorry. ^^;
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Scrubasaurus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to see him sing sweet home Alabama
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Why?
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Scrubasaurus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Because of his hat XD
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What does his hat have to do with Lynyrd Skynyrd  though? I don't get it. :XD:
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Scrubasaurus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno. It just fits to me to see him singing that sitting on a porch in a rocking chair? :P
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: If you say so. :shrug:
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DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you to make Matteo?
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's a bit of a difficult question to answer. The simplest way to say it is that to get him to this point, it's taken about 4 years.

Bionicle MOC:Plague Doctor 1.1 by 3rdeye88   This is one of the earliest versions of Matteo I still have a picture of, aside from the prototype. And he was posted January 6th 2011.  I've rebuilt him several times improving on each iteration to get him where he is now.
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DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ask me, this is his best incarnation thus far. I love it.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate that. It's been a wonderful journey seeing him grow and evolve like this. He's just about at the point where I can't really do much else with him. Though I do think he needs a new head. His is actually way too small underneath the mask and hat. Other than that though I think I'm very satisfied with him.
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DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do what your heart tells you, man. Bionicle is a favorite pass time of mine, so Matteo is going in my favorites list.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for that. :D Its my favorite hobby to. Nothing makes me feel more at peace then being able to MOC without a care about anything else. I love it.
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DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing else helps harness your creativity than this, man. Keep up the good work and I'll keep up the good reviews.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe Thanks. :D I'll be reposting Kalikiki soon as I've upgraded her. Then I have a few other things planned. :D After that, who knows. A lot of my MOCs come to me spur of the moment.
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Krocken Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Yeah, I myself, when I first saw him, was reminded of the plague doctors of the past, with their bird like masks.
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xXSamIAmXx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Digging the hat.
Very Dapper
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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xXSamIAmXx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
no problem. I wish I could build like that, but I'm stuck with the new pieces. I'll think of something.
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Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Just browsing around and come to find this and of course it has to be around the time Bloodborne comes out. Looks epic.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I've had this character since 2011, so he was around before bloodborne came out. =P I've heard of the game and seen a trailer for it, but haven't seen much beyond that, what's the game about?
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Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Well the game doesn't come out until March 24th but basically what we know is that we are a hunter who travels to the city of Yharnam which is suffering from what is called the Plague of Beasts which like the plague suggests, turning people into beasts and making them losing sanity. Why we are there we don't know yet but the main object most assume is finding the cause of the plague or finding the cure to it.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. Sounds interesting. :nod:
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like the solid black of the legs and the new lantern. It's a thing o' beauty. What happened to his goggles though? They're gone... :(
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Gale. I know that Lantern came out amazing! Everyone's talking about it.

I got rid of them because they kept confusing people about where his actual eyes were. They sat above his eyeline and he'd pull them down when needed. They never sat in the eyesockets right and on top of that, they weren't my design, they were wolfbossx's. So I just did away with them. Think of them as an evolutionary dead end on Matteo.
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Vorchin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I knew my suggestion would work
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which suggestion was that?
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Vorchin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Daily Devaition suggestion
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got the DD for this a while ago. :confused:
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Vorchin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm must have done it for some body else or it hasen't been 6 months yet
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm must have. :shrug:
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GinkoWeed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
While there's some things I might change, this is probably one of my favorite MOCs I've ever seen. 
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's quite a compliment.

Might I ask what you'd change? I'd change things regarding his color distribution at this point. But design wise I'm happy with him as is.
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GinkoWeed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'd probably add a little bit to the lower arms. I usually try to stay away from single-block-wide limbs. Also maybe change the feet, but I have no clue what feet I'd substitute. Maybe custom feet, and use black rahkshi heads to keep the curved look. 
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see. I'd add studs there, except that's where I have to connect his wrist blades, so I leave it empty. I've been told the feet could use some work before. I definitely could, but I really like the look of the Mantax feet, they look like big burly boots for him to stomp around in and kick ass. :XD: The only way to get that look would be to use system bows which would be too blocky. Rahkshi heads wouldn't fit or have the right look IMO.
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GinkoWeed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well, even how it is, it's definitely amazing. The head/hat is just awesome. 
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man. I've certainly spent a lot of time working on him to get him this far. :D
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Moltineus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Matteo: "What are you starring at, amigo?"
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:

And its "Amico," he's Italian. Close to Amigo cause Spanish and Italian are both latin based, but yeah. :P He also says "Mi Amico" a lot which means "my friend" He calls anyone he doesn't want to murder his friend. HAHAHA
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is great!

Do you mind telling me how you constructed his hands?
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.

The hands aren't quite my design. I first saw Lol-Pretzel use them. They're done by taking one of the old style bionicle socket pieces, attaching this piece to the 2X2 plate with bars in the middle segmet. Put a 2x2 plate on top point both the studs of the plate and the bar piece down and it'll all fit into place on the socket. The grooves in the socket piece just barely clutch onto the studs so when you move the fingers around the plate piece doesn't move.
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CelticSpartan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
He looks awesome, In my world, he would be a ferry man, just on looks though he would be the the old mad man in the night.
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Being a ferry man I think would be a stark misuse of Matteo's talents. :P He could do much more than be a ferry man. But yes he is an old man who wonders the streets at night.
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