Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jream, Apr 21, 2015.
Im late to the party with this guy but color me impressed for a first offering! He has his flaws and he has a butter face; but i like em.
This episode revolves around Megatron holding a fake charity race to get a racecar with a rare metal engine to race nearby. So he can use the metal to make a controller for the weather ball they found. Yeah..
The important part is there's a race involving the carbots and the Stunticons crash the party. Carbots/cons being some of my favorites, this episode seems perfect for photo opportunity.
MPM Bumblebee is substituting for G1 as I don't have it. I would've done more with Bluestreak's alt mode but his fender hinge being broken, I'm reluctant to transform him.
Enjoy the episode (continued in spoiler tag). It's a lot longer than I anticipated, but I had fun.
In a last minute decision, it has been announced that those amazing machines, the Autobots, will also be participating in the race.
Megatron: "...I anticipated their ill fated participation.
Stunticons! Make sure not a single Autobot crosses the finish line alive."
It'll be a pleasure.
Neither of us will win at this rate.
And now more are gaining on us!
I got a funny feeling about this!
It's Dead End! These guys are Stunticons!
Say hello to the junkyard!
Sideswipe! Hit the brakes!
Now for the rest of those AutoBozos.
Spoiler: The Race continues..
The race is almost over.
It is over! For you!
This is the finish Wheeljack!
Ooh, my aching cylinders...
That shortcut did the trick, at this rate I'll be the first Autobot to cross the finish line.
Smokescreen! He really wrecked himself up.
Got to get him repaired somehow.
Aah I shoulda known!
Why not fight?
Sometimes the best way to fight is just to hang on!
Do what you will you won't shake me off!
Getting near the finish old buddy.
Tracks! Look up ahead, is it me, or are those racers heading in the wrong direction?
Racers nothing! It's the Stunticons!
Let's make ourselves scarce.
Hit the dirt!
This is hopeless! There's a dozen of them and only three of us!
But we've got the Pearl!
He said it was dangerous!
Could it be worse than this?
Do you think I am so easily thwarted?
Menasor will get the Pearl back!
Take cover! Quickly!
C'mon you big bully!
Such senseless violence!
Do you think that'll really hold him?
Off hand I'd say... Not at all!
Some Terminus Giganticus pics from my last shoot.
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Always enjoyed that episode!
The episode has it's moments (the race and Stunticons wrecking shit).
A couple things bother me though:
-Sideswipe and Sunstreaker (and Bumblebee) are apparently oblivious.
Tracks, Smokescreen, Bluestreak, and Wheeljack all recognized the Stunticons instantly.
-Bluestreak, Tracks, and Bumblebee are apparently an elite fighting force.
They took on Megatron, Soundwave w/ Cassettes, Constructicons, and Stunticons/Menasor and still won with nary a scratch.
-Megatron waiting for Bumblebee to drive up, transform, scale his massive combiner sized body, get onto his arm, grab the Pearl, jump down, and run off before he reacted.
I know, I know it's a kid's show.. The kids (4yo boy, 6yo girl) did enjoy the episode while I looked for reference material.
Ready for round two, Streaker?
Who wants to live forever, Swipe?
From the IDW cover (using MPMs where I don't have the appropriate figure)
Tracks: "Is it a good idea to have an over-energized Omega Supreme?"
Ironhide: "Do you want to tell him no?"
Tracks: "... I see your point."
No argument. It didn't make a lot of sense. I generally liked episodes based on the characters used and the quality of animation. The writing was well........you know. Thanks for sharing the recreated scenes.
Excellent work @Potchez!!! Bravo!!! As Stan Lee would say.... EXCELSIOR!!!
Great way to recreate a memorable scene from one of my favourite episodes!! (Not to mention the fact that it's also the name of one of my favourite Kraftwerk albums.)
Plus, we finally can see how the Transformission Stunticons scale with other MP and 3P figure's!! While I've seen slot of images of the Transformission Stunticons, I don't often see images with them and other MP and 3P carbots. So what you've done here... it's really a great public service!!!
I'm always amazed by you guys who photograph with black backdrops!!
I understand the tricks of changing the contrast threshold, and loved your previous tutorial!! That was the best tutorial I never expected to see!! Impromptu and perfect!!
Eventually, I just need to pick up the necessary lights and lightbox...
But, I just went nuts and ordered TW Constructor... so I am kinda tapped out financially at the moment...
Nevertheless... Great work @Turbine027!!!
You don't need a light box. Just get a back drop and some lights with some type of disspersment features and whamo. These taKen with $50 lights from Amazon (2 soft boxes) and back drop from Amazon ($10). You will need some basic editing skills to further improve it. I use LR + PS
We all have our favorites.
I thought Bluestreak was the standout character in that episode. Dude was flying all over the place making the Stunticons look foolish. And he jumped on Menasor like he was going to tear him apart with his bare hands. Who does that? Oh right, Bluestreak.
Thanks, much appreciated!
I really do enjoy the TFM Stunticons (if you can't tell). They're sized perfectly with the MP carbots in bot and alt mode. While Motormaster is Prime size in alt and bot.
The only odd man out is Dragstrip in alt mode, who looks better with Alternators in car mode.
Oh yeah Bluestreak was the Bot in that episode. Might be his most featured episode.
What do you think of the Dr Wu Partners head upgrade kit?
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