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Bionicle MOC: Paleltuma Battledwarf by Mana-Ramp-Matoran Bionicle MOC: Paleltuma Battledwarf by Mana-Ramp-Matoran
About The MOC
Peletuma Battledwarf turned out to be a spur of the moment MOC for me. The inspiration to build him came from seeing one of 0nuku's MOCs Self-MOC (?) - Onuku, Matoran of Copper by 0nuku  and wanted to try building my own little dude. Though mine turned out somewhat...beefier. =P

Another big inspiration here is I've been playing Magic: The Gathering a lot with friends and co-workers lately, so I wanted to build something more mythical looking. I'd say he's a cross between something from Magic and LOTR as those were the two fantasy elements I had in mind.

"Paleltuma" means "Frostbite" in Finnish. Thanks to my buddy Monarth for telling me that. :)

Paleltuma's main weapon is his hammer/axe. I couldn't decide which one to give him so I figured out a way where he had both. Its a hammer and an axe. :P :D Then he has his buzzsaw axe and a shield as secondary weapons. I quite like that his shield is as big as he is. I also tried to make him have a braided chain beard as well as a Dwarvish looking battle helmet.

Additional photos can be viewed at his Flickr Gallery

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:iconmetalamethyst:
MetalAmethyst Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks so cool!!!
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconmetalamethyst:
MetalAmethyst Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. Keep up the good work!
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do. :D
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:icongoldenarpeggio:
GoldenArpeggio Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Hey. HEEEEEEEEEEEY. So at the end I didn't comment this? SERIOUSLY?

Okey, let's get into it. Already told you that I would suggest to put the eyes of this dwarf between the mask and the Technic parts, for example studs on the upper part of the pieces where you put the moustache, for a more aggressive look. So let's take that out of the way. Let's go for the critique! Sorta. Since it's short. And I don't critique too much. ^^"

The issue of the proportions have been already exposed and defended. I would add anything more, but a suggestion of make the torso a bit longer and, maybe, add some textiles (like blue minifig capes or nets). Love the additions of those spike bits to the Protector feet, both for the toes and the chains; and also the chest which looks nice. The head is however the best part of the MOC, that moustache made of chains is epic. And really like the sides of the helmet too <3 As for the weapons, my favourite one has to be the buzzsaw. =D

Great work, dear!
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:iconrev3lations:
REV3LATIONS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree that it does closely resemble the character design of predator, however other than that it does look rather nice.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Its mostly the protector mask. I think at some point I'll actually try and build a predator using those masks and giving him hair and everything it was very effective towards that end, just not this one. :)
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:iconbrickgenius27:
Brickgenius27 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it a lot, would go with a different mask, the helmet and beard look a bit "off" when used with this one.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, I tried different things and this is just what fit, so I kept it. But you're right, it looks off. If I come back to it I'll definitely revisit the mask and head all together.

Thanks. :wave:
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:iconwestlylafleur:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of the Predator design.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should have seen him when I tried going with chain hair to. Totally a predator design, so I scrapped that and went with the helmet instead. Totally need to try that idea though.
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:iconfalfex:
FALFEX Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
"You have my sword..."

"And my bow!"

"AND MAI ACKS!!"

Also, i could've sworn his name was Palutena...
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:

Nope, Paleltuma, its Finnish for Frostbite. :P
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:iconfalfex:
FALFEX Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
I see. Thanks for clarifying.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :D
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:iconthatdudemaan:
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is frickin cool. Looks badass.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Dudemaan.
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:iconthatdudemaan:
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) Always a plesure
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:iconzak-the-wolf:
Zak-The-Wolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
the only area you seemed to "fail" is the beard. other than that, nice work, love the weapons.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:iconhellfire1999:
hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did you get that off-white armor o.o
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just the lighting, its white.
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:iconhellfire1999:
hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok
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:iconmata4nuistudios:
Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovin' it :D Turned out pretty cool I think :D lovin' the axe
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. :D
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:iconwretched--stare:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of details in a little package for sure. :thumbsup:
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg. Doesn't always have to be big. I  always enjoy working on small projects, they provide such a nice little challenge getting something to work with limited space for parts.
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:iconwretched--stare:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, its probably just as challenging  working with fewer parts to create something so cool.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It can be. It'd be like you having to work with less pixels or less tools in your programs. You might be able to do it, but it'd be harder to make it look good.
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:iconwretched--stare:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes so true, it would be like me trying to work with less filters and plugins. like I've been doing lately. the last few updates to PDN have mucked up my filters pretty bad but I am dealing with it.. 
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that sucks. You're still using PDN? That's cool. I still use it to do my edits. Though I've been wondering if I should just upgrade to a version of Photoshop and invest in a cheap drawing tablet. Thoughts?
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:iconwretched--stare:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen some low priced ones but don't know how they last.
I have PS and hardly use it. you have to pay for filters and everything not a fan.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's bullshit. Even after you pay an assload of money for the program you gotta pay more for filters and brushes? Waaaaat?!
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:iconjedder77:
Jedder77 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Neat moc! Kind of complicated to follow, though.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah he is pretty detailed. Check out his flickr photos and zoom in on them for better looks at what's going on.
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:icondeadpool7100:
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
love the buzsaw axe!!!!!!
and the hammer I beast!
as well as the whole thing being generally awesome! :D
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks DP. I'm surprised more people didn't mention the axe. I would have bet money some jackass was going to mention Boarderlands. :P
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:icondeadpool7100:
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
I was going to mention it...
but figured you knew that already and it was redundant... :P
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:trophy: You sir win the "not a jackass" award. I can't tell you how many times people go "hey that looks like___" to some of my MOCs. Like Aku with Kutumah, or a pokeball with Hyderball. ANd it's like "yes I know." So thanks for NOT BEING THAT ASSHOLE! :lmao:
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:icondeadpool7100:
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Lol! No prob!
Have fun with the rest of'em!
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: will do. :salute:
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:iconglenfoxx:
Glenfoxx Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so lovably cold. And cute. He looks like he won't take any crap you throw at him . . . so I might as well ditch the tomatoes I brought along.
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well if you value your teeth I'd say that's wise. :XD: Thanks Russel. He is kinda cute to though ain't he? Hehe maybe that's something to play off of in Bionicle MOCkery. I have an idea for a page using this little guy. :giggle:
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:iconwelcometothedarksyde:
welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome mass on the build :D and might be the only "dwarvish" MOC I've ever seen (Matoran aren't quite dwarves IMO)
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Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, they're not really dwarves, more like hobbits or halflings. :P Thanks Liam. I do quite like how beefy he is even for a little MOC. He's almost square, its funny.
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:iconvirtual-gremlin:
Virtual-Gremlin Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
You play Magic: The Gathering? Awesome. Do you play any other RPG games?
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, just MTG for now. I got into it because a co-worker/friend of mine plays it. My dad played it when I was a kid back in it's early days, so I knew what it was. Its been a lot of fun getting into it and learning the game.
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:iconfrancisjeremyxavyer:
FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Writer
Badass build and weapons to boot!
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:iconmana-ramp-matoran:
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jeremy. :D
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:icontsuchiryu:
tsuchiryu Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Small people go for the knees
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