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Fire, Earth, And Stone
Posted by Purple_Dave on February 24, 2002 at 11:12 AM CST:



At the very top is a front view of the Ta/Nu/Po BOHROK KAITA combiner, and directly above are views from the right, back, and left sides.

This BOHROK KAITA is a lot less efficient with part use than the other one, with five less parts in the construction, but it stands a full BOHROK head taller. (The Ga/Le/Ko one comes up to the tips of the TAHNOK feet used for the shoulders.)

The one familiar element in the design is the central part of the NUHVOK body, which is used as the head for this model, complete with the snap-attack feature. The rest of the body looks extremely muscular, with the two PAHRAK torso halves as forearms, the PAHRAK hand-shields as biceps, the NUHVOK hand-shields as pecs, the TAHNOK torso halves filling out the ribcage, and, well, the TAHNOK faceplate does look a bit like a potbelly, but it's very firm at least. On the back, four BOHROK teeth serve as a sort of barbed armor, and for hands, it has the very dangerous-looking TAHNOK hand-shields.

The legs are designed similar to the TOA KAITA legs, but there are a few differences. They're more streamlined and curved, both due to the single standardized BOHROK limb, as compared to the three different limbs used in the TOA construction. The two halves of each knee are not connected, which seriously hinders the stability of the design, but with the addition of a few well-placed #2 plus-rods, that problem is easily fixed.

The other modification that I made was with how the pelvic-KRANA is mounted. I found that strapping the rubber band across a XA KRANA the way the instructions show results in the KRANA creeping out of the socket over time. If you flip the upper band above the KRANA instead of in front of it, it holds the KRANA down into the socket, and the lower band is perfectly capable of holding it in from the front.



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