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Old 07-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Destrongerlupus's Robot Shop




Option 1

Garage Kit Style!

This is the format I'm passionate about. The era of Generations and the Third Party boom is giving us a lot of great stuff that's perfect right out of the box. But there's a lot of joy to be had in making your own custom figure, and a complete garage kit lowers the skill and time barrier to completing a really nice piece that you've customized just to your liking.

It's not for everyone, but it's very satisfying if you roll your sleeves up and dig in.

A Note on Material and Texture

My kits are fabricated on a desktop 3D additive printer. I print in both ABS and PLA plastics (mostly PLA going forward). The materials are very similar to what Hasbro uses to produce "real" toys, the fabrication process is different, so the materials aren't as child-safe and indestructible as injected-molded parts, but they share most of the same properties and are very durable.

The process also leaves the parts with a "texture" that is not mirror-smooth as you may be accustomed to. The most common feature is a "stepped" appearance between layers of material. At a glance it's not noticeable, but up close you can certainly see it.

If you want to put in the effort, there are a number of techniques you can use to smooth the material (PM me and I'll give you some pointers!). Alternately, if you decide to look at your figures a little differently, the texture can actually add to the realism of the models, giving them visually interesting surface detailing, and opening up great opportunities to accomplish a great gritty dry-brushed look.

$$ Also, I can sell these kits very inexpensively!! $$

Enough of that, onto the available kits!
Modular Display System now available!
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/863032-stagwolf-garage-kits-present-all-your-base-modular-diorama-system.html#post9270591

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129316900/swayb01-data-terminal-modular-diorama






Available Exclusively as a garage kit- The Omega Canon - $15



First Aid. Available in both G1 and IDW variants - $10


Monster Pretender (Part 1 of 6 of Monstructor) IcePick -$30


Dinoforce (Part 1 of 6 Dinoking) Goryu -$30

All my kits can be purchased directly through my Etsy shop:
StagWolfGarageKits on Etsy

See Part 2 for alternate options, and an opportunity to purchase the Garage kit versions at a discount
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Option 2

Shapeways Shop

By now most everyone knows about Shapeways. They can print very beautiful high resolution parts in a variety of different materials. You get very beautiful results, but they tend to be rather expensive to work with.

DestrongerLupus's Robot Shop by writerwolf on Shapeways

Discount on Garage Kits when you purchase a Shapeways item

I have all my parts up on Shapeways, including ones that haven't hit my Etsy shop yet. The idea here is that you can cherry-pick key parts from Shapeways in high res (for instance the robot's heads), and use them in conjunction with the cheaper parts in the Garage Kits.

As an incentive to mix-and-match, I'm offering a $2.00 credit off any Garage kit for each component purchased on Shapeways (just share your invoices with me, and I'll issue you a refund)

For instance, if you bought the Icepick Garage Kit ($20) and Purchased 2 components from Shapeways, for instance the robot and monster heads, I'd offer you a $4 refund on the Garage Kit (2 x $2). It's not a huge discount, but given the huge discrepancy in pricing scales between my garage and Shapeways' industrial complex, it's the best I can do.

Available on Shapeways (Prices vary based on material choice):

First Aid, G1 and IDW versions.

Pipo/Fix-It

IcePick divided into 11 key components.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
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These both look incredible. I'll be ordering one of these for sure! Great work!

Also, it looks like a really good fit there beside Titanium Hot Zone and Universe Blades.

What would be cool would be a Streetwise head for Universe red alert or prowl to help fill out the protectobot team!
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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These both look incredible. I'll be ordering one of these for sure! Great work!

Also, it looks like a really good fit there beside Titanium Hot Zone and Universe Blades.

What would be cool would be a Streetwise head for Universe red alert or prowl to help fill out the protectobot team!
Thanks!

My next trick is to give Blades a little more G1 love. (new head, maybe chest, leg guns)

Not sure who I want to be Streetwise, Red Alert isn't a bad choice, but I'm not quire in love with him either. I might just go with that though.

Groove keeps me up nights. Too few good non-femme bike molds around :/

Thinking about WreckGar, but it'd require a heap of new parts to get him right....
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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Oooh, yes blades could definitely use some g1 love. Never thought about leg guns, but with those pegs right there, it would be easy enough to plug something on! Can't wait for that.

Groove is a conundrum. Something along the lines of Animated prowl might be handy.

Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:56 AM   #6
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Looks very rough. Can you post some pics with the material in finished and painted format. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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I apparently submitted the first order to Destrongerlupus. I can't wait to see how this set turns out.

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Looks very rough. Can you post some pics with the material in finished and painted format. Thanks.
I will get some nicely finished pieces up asap. I'm purposefully photographing them as "ugly" as possible so no one gets any unexpected results, in person if they're not 2 inches from your face it's really not much of an issue.


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I apparently submitted the first order to Destrongerlupus. I can't wait to see how this set turns out.
For a guy with "wolf" in his name, I'll be sure to do an extra good job

Seriously though, this will be a great opportunity to show these parts in the best possible light. Thanks for taking the leap of faith, I hope you won't be disappointed

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Ordered!
I really love this. Great work!
Thanks destrongerlupus

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Ordered!
I really love this. Great work!
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No, thank YOU for the support.

I hope you enjoy the piece in person!

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