3D Upgrade Parts by MegaMoonMan

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  1. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nonnef will be producing some of my designs! See the first one here:
    Menasor Blackjack Chest Adaptor – Nonnef Productions

    GO TO Home for better pics of certain items.

    These parts are made on a home 3D printer. As such, they are not like factory cast pieces, they are a lot more like shapeways parts, and may have small imperfections here and there. I inspect all parts for mechanical solidity before shipping, but please take the production method into account before buying and look carefully at the pics. You may have to do some minor adjusting and fitting.

    S&H: not included. It's $4 - $6 per order for small parts, $8 - $12 for a package of big parts.

    Payment: PAYPAL. Only paypal, sorry.

    Colors currently available:Black, semi transparent clear, orange, red

    Below is what I'm currently offering:

    Generations Metroplex upgrades $70 gets you the full kit - new hands, knees, and two ramps, or you can mix and match

    Lower knee swivels, transforming hands and a ramp extension improve city mode dramatically. Ramp is hinged and flips out for transformation, and clips onto the end of the original ramp. No modding on the original figure is needed, but you do have to take his legs apart to install the replacement parts. The hands can transform into cannons/towers, when they are transformed you'll be hard pressed to tell they turn into hands at all. All original functionality is preserved, he can still hold all his guns securely. Additional ramp sections are $5 for a straight part and $7 for a swivel part. You can order just the knees for $20, just ramp parts, or just the hands for $40.

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    Brainstorm briefcase w/faceplate - $8. Includes wrist cuff and rubber cable. I also make a bigger one for Generations Brainstorm, same price. Pics soon.

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    MP Rodimus shoulders - $10 a pair Installed pics:
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    They are solid and work great, but installing them is a bit of a PITA. You reuse the existing pins, and to get them out you have to cut the old part completely away. You install the pin with the spring first, and you need a steady hand and a good needle nose pliers to do it. Taking the upper shoulder apart would make it easier, but it has three screws and a pin that hold it together, and that pin does not want to come out.

    I also have the knees and ankles, $10 a pair for those as well. I can make them in red, orange or black, the red is bright and looks strange, I recommend black, but orange might not look too bad, it's close to the orange he has.


    Black MP Rodimus knees - $10 a pair
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    I couldn't get the teeth on the spring ratchet side to work as they are too small, but the spring holds it tight enough without them. The other side ratchets like normal. It may look a little rough but it works great, and you don't really see it anyway.

    I'm charging $10 a pair for these, PM if you want a set. When you install these be aware that you may have to ream out the holes on them a TINY bit with a knife, you don't want just force these on, that's what made the originals break in the first place. They should pivot easily but you don't want them loose either.


    Classics Grapple crane mount - $8 It's a part that permanently moves the crane on classics Grapple to his back, and allows for transformation to truck mode, NO partsforming. Works with Inferno too, and if you have the ladder I will include an adapter. It slips on and off, no permanent mods necessary. Pics show it in gray but it will be black to match everything it attaches to.

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    Whirl "hand" adapters - $8 a pair

    He can now hold any 5mm accessory. Designed to fit flush to the arm, and can stay on in alt mode.

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    Bird tape replacement head and neck - $5 Works just like the original.

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    Ratbat ears - $4 a pair Not purple, but they look OK in black if I do say so myself.

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    Ratbat guns - $10 a pair Shown in gray, but looks great in gold.

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    G1 Megatron stand for gun mode - $20 Decepticon emblems on three sides. This is a big print (biggest part I offer so far).

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    Classics Megs upgrade set - $8 He has a left hand now! I also made a part that allows his gun to mount on his shoulder. It works the same as the old part, the spinny thing still works if you're into that. It has a 5mm hole, and it can be used in tank mode as another gun mount. The fist requires you to pull one pin to install it, but the new one snaps in so no need to reinstall the pin. I'm pricing the new fist and shoulder gun mount set at $8.

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    GDO Springer 3rd mode kit - $20- allows you to transform him into a car without destroying other toys for parts. No partsforming, no mods to the original figure. He draws on the ideas in all the mods we've seen and adds some new ones.

    This is what I'm calling the "official" car mode for my kit, very Batman tumbler looking:
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    Helicopter mode is not compromised (it's actually improved IMO), thanks to the wheels being designed to look like rotors and being able to fold up on top. Landing gear still works normally. He's a turbo-prop-copter thing now:
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    And robot mode is typical of the customs you see, wheel heels and jet props on his back:
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    This kit is $20. It includes two wheels on missile-type stems that plug into the missile launchers (they lock and eject like normal) and two clip-on jointed wheel assemblies for the black parts on his legs. It also comes with two clips and a gun, one to hold the sword and one to hold the gun, they clip onto one of the common clip rails. No mods needed, and yes the wheels can spin.

    Defender Heels - $6 a pair

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    The heels have a hole on the bottom to plug onto the hex shaped peg on his arms for vehicle storage:

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    G1 animal tape stands - $4 for short version and $6 for long version - Tired of your tapes falling over in animal mode? Fix it with one of these. They are made from translucent blue plastic and have detailing that evokes movement. Tapes can be made to stand only on their back legs with one of these (see Ramhorn). Use caution with tapes that have painted feet, the stands may have some internal rough edges that can scratch paint. A light sanding will prevent that.

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    G1 Devastator heels - $12 - if you have one of the various add-on kits for G1 Devs you may have noticed he's a little back heavy. I have designed two heels that plug into each foot and provide a solid base for him. A light trimming with a hobby knife may be needed to give you a snug custom fit. These are $12 a pair and will fit any version of the mold.
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    G1 Blaster elbow/bicep swivel joints, gun clip and more - $25 - this kit includes two new elbow/bicep swivel sections for Blaster that replace the black part in his arm, simply remove the screws, pull that part out and put these in. Also includes a peg that installs on his gun so it can store on the back of alt mode (makes it look like an antenna) and since he can bring his hands up to his face with these new joints - a microphone accessory (just seems appropriate). YES, he can transform with these new parts! This kit takes a while to print out and put together so the cost reflects that - $25 will get you the kit. As with the Dev heels you might need to do a little trimming on the parts to get them to fit in just right. First pic shows redesigned mic. ALSO includes a peg that allows him (or Soundwave) to hold one their tapes through one of the tape holes (thanks Dracomancer for the idea).

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    Snapdragon dino mode neck - $4 - An improvement but not too dramatic. It's a new clip that installs permanently in his neck and holds his head at a better angle. Other modes are not affected. A simple part, a simple price - $4.

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    In the future -

    Who knows?

    Comment here or PM me if interested in anything. I am open to requests.
     
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  2. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    I would love to see the articulated Metroplex fists when they're ready. That sounds super cool!
     
  3. Foster

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    Very interested in the springer third mode kit.
     
  4. AnegefalosGR

    AnegefalosGR Elite Guard!

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    A Cheaper, and maybe better more playable alternative to Defender is always welcome, :D 
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry, got tied up in other stuff and couldn't print the finals to take pics. Should have them tomorrow.
     
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    look foward to the springer kit
     
  7. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious to see the pictures.
     
  8. autotronprime

    autotronprime Plastic Krack Designer TFW2005 Supporter

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    How about G1 Jetfire leg clips. Those damn things go for gold on Ebay. Plus I need two sets.
     
  9. Wazdakka

    Wazdakka Decepticon

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    Defs digging springer kit.
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    These things?
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    If I had one to copy I could do that for sure, but unfortunately I don't. If somebody wanted to loan me one to take measurements of I could totally do that. I'd only need one assuming they are mirror copies of one another.
     
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  11. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd be interested in a Snapdragon neck but I need a Krunk first. Any plans to make him?
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I could try it, the one I have is already a KO itself (a very nice one though) :eek:  He would probably take a while to design, and I'm not sure how well the details would translate. I recommend the one I already have:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformer...5132?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3ccb27dd2c

    That's probably less than I would have to charge for one and looks very real. Be warned, however - the paint chips off way easy. The entire thing is painted white plastic. Even the white parts are painted.

    After posting pics of what I have my next immediate job will be finalizing the Springer kit, then Blaster elbows and Metroplex fists.
     
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  13. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Autobot/Decepticon

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    How's the finish look on these pieces. Does it have the "grainy" texture of shapeways?
     
  14. autotronprime

    autotronprime Plastic Krack Designer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yup, that's them. I have an original set I can loan you.
     
  15. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not grainy, but layer-ey. On some parts it looks ok and adds to the mechanical nature of what it represents, on others not so great. I should be able to push the layer height down to a point where you won't even notice it (haven't experimented with that yet), but that makes the parts take way longer to print and would therefore raise the cost. I will find a happy medium between resolution and print time for default prints, and should be able to do ultra-fine resolutions on request.

    If you google reprap printing examples you can see what I mean. Watch out, there are some ugly examples out there, don't be scared off by them. I have my machine tuned in pretty tight.
     
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  16. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah, cool - I have been looking at that one for a while on Ebay but hadn't been able to find a review of it. I'll probably go with one of those. When do you expect the Snapdragon necks to be ready?
     
  17. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Soon, I have already done the test print and am working on the adjustments for the second version. It's a small part and shouldn't take much work.

    It's more of an extending clip than it is a new neck, you won't even notice it in other modes.
     
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  18. Satomiblood

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    It'd be cool if you could somehow engineer parts to better articulate certain Armada figures like the seekers and Megatron. It wouldn't be that far removed from what you're already set to offer with G1 figures.
     
  19. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very possible, once I get through my G1 list, or if enough people request a certain part. What parts do you want upgraded exactly?
     
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    for the Springer upgrade...will it require cutting/modding the figure or will the upgrade it be just attaching without cutting/glueing into Springer?
     

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