That part combination is unacceptable for a tail of a fish, if you're trying to be anything close to the real of what's anatomically correct, what with the bit sticking out in the middle.
Looking at my own goldfish, which is just a regular old goldfish, every single fin on this is way too small, plus it's missing many fish.
Sorry, but as a rahi, maybe, but a goldfish, no. Even as a rahi, this fish could not swim.
Buildwise, the contouring (because you should know that's what I'll be talking about ) Is crazy good, I didn't think it possible to use a rotor head The gap on the bottom side should be fixed, either by plates or another orange tooth (either kind)
I wish there was an upper fin, that's necessary on just about every fish.
Aw!! It's so cute! Now that I got that out of my system, it's time to take a look out of everyone's favorite cheddar snack. Wait, this isn't the food? Darn, I was hoping to get some goldfish. Anyway, we have a petite creation from Rahiden. As most watchers of Rahiden now, big is beautiful and ready to Sparta Kick Leonidas into that bottomless pit. On occasion however, we get a little break from the big, bad, and brute-like for something completely different.
Now on the actual creation. Rahiden has taken more parts where one might go, "I don't need these" and turned them into something. This 'something' is original and unique. Of course, there have been no goldfish Bionicle/Hero Factory releases. The use of the Rotor (I believe that's his name) head has the front of the fish blends nicely with the rest of the coloring. The tubing and more mechanical design of the helmet do little to change the smooth design.
As for my scoring, its normally with what I usually score it - vision gets 4.5 due to obviously being based on a goldfish. 5 for originality and technique because...well, have you tried making a goldfish with bionicle pieces? Lastly, a 4 on impact because unless you're going to draw this or build it yourself, it doesn't have a world-changing impact.
Well, that's all from Sora-the-Bisharp! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to Opelucid City in Pokemon White 2. Ciao!
That... is weird. I'm quite frankly surprised that you found pieces that fit together almost precisely like that, but I guess I really shouldn't be, since I haven't bought much in the way of any new Lego sets at all since 2006.
Awesome, original, and adorable. this is just really cool.
what would be funny is if the elephant and this guy were in a secret league of spying, and to stay hidden from the rest of the faffory characters XD. of course, there would need to be more members. but whatever, just an idea.
I'm gonna have to agree with Steve a little bit here. Its really adorable that you made a goldfish, but you fell into the trap of making something we all are very familiar with, so you'll have to do a better job are recreating it I think. It at least needs its top fin, and with the parts you've got here I can already see a few connection points. The "actuators" on bionicle parts loosely hold a clip part. So you could use the one on the slizer arm to your advantage. Then there's the pinhole on top of the Inika armor.
Man, I really am going to have to specify some more. Some fish ( [link] ) don't have dorsal fins - I based this one off the Lionhead in my fishtank. And either way, on a small scale like this it's difficult to find suitable pieces for fins (in other words, I don't like the tail fin either), especially when I'd like to keep the smooth texture it has right now.
Yeah I guess you are. When you say "Gold fish" we all go to [link] I know they make the dinosaur tail tips in orange. That might be a useful element in this build. Could do the fins that way. You already stated you Went to bricklink for the rotor mask.
I actually used Bricklink because I'm considering giving this fish to a friend of mine as a present, and I wanted to make sure I don't suddenly run out of Rotor heads (in other words, I now have two). The reason why I put it in the description was because I thought I'd show the Bricklink guy what I did with it
Thanks for understanding. I think I'll keep it as it is, since I rather like it - I've been experimenting a little, and most of the changes looked a bit tacky or used up nice pieces ( [link] dorsal fin, then pectoral fins, then tail)
You're welcome Aiden. I'll be honest, The stash version looks much better. Now I think you're getting into my territory of MOCing. "uses nice pieces" That's often a decision I have to make. "use 10 of these, or leave 4 for another MOC?" I think you've gotta make that difficult decision, do you wanna make the best goldfish Mini-MOC you can make, or do you want to conserve pieces? All out MOCing Vs. Parts conservation. I went with the latter for my Nyan Cat. And the results speak for themselves I'd say.
Very nice and simplistic One could even interpret the visual black section as the gills At least that was my way of seeing it xD Only the fin looks a bit edgy, aren't there any modern, more rounded, ball joint connectors which could be used, or aren't they available in orange yet? I'm not quite up to date when it comes to such details ...
I don't know if I was able to state that I was only talking about the tail fin, but oh well I do think that your chosen solution was the best for your fish. I just thought that a rounder ball socket connector would be better, but I looked over all the currently available ball socket connecters and there's none in orange, so your solution remains the best choice, in my opinion ~