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Repainted Tahu by EricGroff Repainted Tahu by EricGroff
I've never done a paint job this clean and precise, but I think I did a pretty good job! The cool thing about the Toa Mata is that they look like they're made up of several different parts, and it's fun to paint them like that. Tahu is an awesome figure to begin with, I hope I can collect the rest of the Mata soon.

More photos here!: [link]
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Starhunter7001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Shame on you for encouraging me to customize my own decade-old Toa Mata.
But honestly, though, you  did an amazing job. You have a great eye for detail.
Did you use a brush, or was he spray painted?
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EricGroff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've done my job, then! I always like seeing what other people come up with. I appreciate it! He's fully hand painted, and though it took a while, I think it'd be much easier than trying to spray paint. Basic acrylics stick pretty well to the plastic.
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Starhunter7001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
BTW if you're in the market for Toa Mata it might be worth checking in at sites such as BZPower or Mask of Destiny, which have trading and Buy/Sell forums. Also, you can find then Ebay, if you're willing to shell out $150.00+.
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MuffinDesigns Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I hope that Gali's mask will be opaque except for the visor. That's what Lego should have done to the mask.
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EricGroff Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's exactly what I'm doing!
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ToaTaruho Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice! But I would also recommend that you add some red to the limbs. Otherwise it looks really good.
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EricGroff Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll try that out-- he needs touch-ups now anyway.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you might consider doing the others as well.
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EricGroff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I plan on painting all of them when I have the chance.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That, I look forward to. :)
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Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Awsome work dude he looks wicked awsome
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg so Freakin Sweet.
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Shockwave999 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   General Artist
Is the end of the right arm the same colour as the sword? If it is than its perfect. I would personally preferred it if the mask didn't have the second colour on it. Still awesome though. :)
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's dark orange, and the sword hilt is dark red. I hadn't thought of that, it makes more sense. Thanks!
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Lightninging63 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
I like all that delightful silver detailing, very shiny- almost as if he was just freshly built by the Great Beings themselves!

In short, so I don't ramble as usual- nice work. :)
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Had to keep him clean, just like you said. I welcome the ramble! Long criticisms are always better than short ones :)
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the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool.
the orange cheeks didnt work i guess.
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I tried them out, and it made the face too bright compared to the rest of the body. Thanks for the tips, though :)
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the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hah, ok nice.
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Fortressgamer1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still looks cute to me <3
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Pearllight180 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the darker shade you added to his mask; it makes it very defined. Next to that, nice repaint on his middle half, brings more life to the character that it if it were just one flat color. Good work. ^_^
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, that was the first thing I wanted to do. I always thought the Toa needed more color :)
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Toa-Thornadus Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Nice!!!
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Toa-Thornadus Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
no prob. ^^ Anyways, I had to take apart a ta-matoran MOC I had to make an assassin, so yeah. XD
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, cool! Do you have parts from the older series? I with I had more of the old sets...
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Toa-Thornadus Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
And the ta-matoran I had was red and maroon colored. My current assassin MOC has the color maroon.
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This is just downright amazing. I love how you made his battle damage
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I appreciate it!
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
cool
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
np
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blackevil915 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Artist
nice. :)

He looks like he beated a lot of times from his enemies, for you know, his body colors damage. ^^;
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EricGroff Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like giving my sets battle damage :D
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