Heavy/Scratch: Apex and Generations Scourge by Tecrom Designs

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  1. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I'd like to introduce you to Apex-the third installment of my new line of characters-the previous being Tempest* and Metal Head.* If you're unfamiliar with my threads, my goal is to create a new Universe called "THE VIACONS." Here's the log line.

    “The VIACONS are a long lived race of techno-organic beings that reside on the sentient world of VIACON 1. Recently emerging from a millennia long war that decimated much of their population and leveled their once great cities-the Viacons seek to rebuild their Empire and restore it to its former glory. During the Great Viaconian Wars, much of their population were scattered across the quadrant, existing in small pockets of lawless outposts throughout the system. In the new order, the Viacon Republic and its Senate, have sought to reunite all Viaconians back into the fold. However, an ancient enemy, long thought extinct and only spoken of in myth, has made a silent return. Cloaked in secrecy, the Tecrom have infiltrated parts of the Senate and have begun undermining the foundation of its rule. The few who are aware of the threat have formed a clandestine resistance-systematically recruiting into their ranks, those who posses unique qualities that will aid them in their struggle to expose and ultimately drive out the Tecrom."

    NAME: APEX of the TYR Clan
    AFFILIATION: None currently
    POSITION: Former VSU Lieutenant

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    APEX BIO:
    Before the TECROM invasion of Viacon 1, Apex was part of the VSU, a black Viaconian Special Units group- an elite squad of “dark” soldiers charged with the forceful extraction of key personnel in volatile situations. As a former member of its ranks, Apex was trained in multiple disciplines including stealth, evasion, hand-to-hand and weapons and tactics. Although a gifted soldier, Apex’s career was cut short after disobeying a “wet works” order by his commanding officer on a remote outpost along the border of a separatist colony. After a short firefight, the untrained separatist threw down their arms, ending the engagement- leaving half a dozen hostiles off-line and one VSU member critically injured. The situation was secured- all hostages were accounted for and the remaining hostiles were in custody, however the termination order still stood. Apex, recognizing a possible error in judgment- questioned the validity of the order and refused to comply without further confirmation from an Oracle or the Viacon High Command. However before he could confirm the order, without warning, his commanding officer unloaded three plasma rounds into his chest, for disobeying the order. Away from prying eyes, the remaining squad rounded up the restrained hostiles and carried out the order, massacring a dozen unarmed separatist. Apex was left for dead and laid to rust alongside them for the clean-up crew to rectify. He was later reported as terminated in the line of duty. Sometime later, when it was discovered that Apex had not met his end, his former commanding officer filed false charges against him- accusing him of desertion. He is now wanted by the Viacon government. Apex travels the byways between the outlying separatist worlds hiding amongst them in plane sight, always one step ahead of his pursuers, unaware of the Tecrom invasion that slowly engulfs Viacon 1. The Viacon Resistance is aware of his innocence and has taken note of his skills as a soldier, survivalist and a possible ally; such to the point that the Femacon elite has dispatched one of their best operatives to retrieve him in hopes that he will join the cause with the promise of clearing his name.


    I would love to hear what you think about Apex's bio and design or what you might have on your mind. I look forward to you questions and comments and will make sure I answer all your questions promptly. Thanks for looking.

    Cheers!!

    Tecrom

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    LINKS TO ITEMS ON SHAPEWAYS
    Apex's head and Blaster: http://www.shapeways.com/model/687917/apex-set-for-genscrg.html
    Apex's head only: http://www.shapeways.com/model/719239/apex-head-for-genscrg.html
    Tecrom Designs Shapeways Store: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Tecrom-Designs


    TECROM DESIGNS Fan Art
    LATEST UPDATES on Characters, Accessories and Projects: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/654212-tecrom-designs-shapeways-thread.html


    MY OTHER DESIGNS

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    Space Man Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/992357-space-man-mini-figure-homage-spike-tecrom-designs.html
    Space Woman Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/992373-space-woman-mini-figure-homage-carly-tecrom-designs.html
    Space Boy Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...mini-figure-homage-daniel-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MAN 2inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Man 2inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE WOMAN 1.89inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Woman 1.89inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE BOY 1.6inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Boy 1.6inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    SPACE Monkey Not Primacron Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/986952-space-monkey-homage-primacron-compliment-grimlock-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MONKEY 2.25 inches on Shapeways: "Space Monkey" Not Primacron 2.75inch Transformers by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE MONKEY 3.75 inches on Shapeways: "Space Monkey" Not Primacron 3.75inch MP Transform by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    KOMODO not Slizardo Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/982697-komodo-homage-slizardo-devon-tecrom-designs.html
    KOMODO 2.25 inches on Shapeways: "KOMODO" Not Slizardo 2.25inch Transformers Scout by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    KOMODO 3 inches on Shapeways: "KOMODO" Not Slizardo 3inch Transformers Deluxe by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    EXOSUIT THREAD:http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/981053-exosuit-kit-fall-cybertron-jazz-spike-daniel-carly-homage-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MAN Head (Not Spike):"SPACE MAN" Not Spike Exosuit Head For TF FOC Jazz by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE WOMAN Head (Not Carly):"SPACE WOMAN" Not Carly Exosuit Head For TF FOC JA by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE BOY Head (Not Daniel):"SPACE BOY" Not Daniel Exosuit Head For TF FOC JAZ by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    EXOSUIT DOME:Exosuit Dome For TF FOC JAZZ by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Apex Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/657842-apex-generations-scourge-tecrom-designs.html
    Apex on Shapeways: Apex Head for GenScrg by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Indigo Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/832570-indigo-chromia-homage-tfp-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Indigo on Shapeways: Indigo U128R Head For RID RC by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Ironside Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/736345-ironside-kup-homage-tf-prime-rid-kup-tecrom-designs.html
    Inside on Shapeways: General Ironside for TF Prime Kup by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Cyrene Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/713733-cyrene-ariel-homage-tf-prid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Cyrene on Shapeways: Cyrene Head for RID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Metal Head Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/655285-metal-head-wreck-gar-tecrom-designs.html
    Metal Head on Shapeways: Model | Shapeways


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    Oracle Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/713459-new-oracle-ver-2-tf-prid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Oracle on Shapeways: The Oracle Ver 2 for PRID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Tempest Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/654202-tempest-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Tempest on Shapeways: Tempest Head for RID by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Pit-Stop Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...ance-sandstorm-half-track-tecrom-designs.html
    Pit-Stop on Shapeways: Pit Stop for HASandstorm by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Lord Valen Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/726629-lord-valen-alpha-trion-homage-tf-voyager-vector-prime-tecrom-designs.html
    Lord Valen on Shapeways: Valen for TF Voyager Vector Prime by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Raven Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/841112-raven-slipstream-homage-tf-prime-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Raven on Shapeways: Raven Head For TF PRID RC R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Talon Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/867176-talon-slipstream-homage-deluxe-tfp-beast-hunters-starscream-tecrom-designs.html
    Talon on Shapeways: Talon For TFP BH Starcrm R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    I-ROC Thread: *http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/902997-i-roc-junkion-homage-tf-gen-junkheap-wreck-gar-tecrom-designs.html
    I-ROC head on Shapeways: * *I-ROC For Deluxe TF Gen Wreck R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    She-bop Thread: *http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/903365-she-bop-nancy-female-junkion-homage-tfp-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    She-bop on Shapeways: *She-bop For TFP RID RC R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways



    WEAPONS & ACCESSORIES ON SHAPEWAYS


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    Tempest's x2 Blasters: Tempest Dual Blasters by TecromDesigns on Shapeways

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  2. caretaker27

    caretaker27 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, reminds me of Devon from the g1 cartoon in terms of looks. Fits the scourge mold well. Bio is nice. Definately want to see the tecrom villains, villains are usually more fun.
     
  3. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Nice Devcon head! The gun looks great too!
     
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    I've always wanted a Devcon head for the Botcon 09 Scourge (which is a remold of the cybertron Sideways mold), is there any way you can resize it for that figure? Now that I have Generations Scourge I don't need to use the Botcon version for my classics collection and would love to re-purpose it as the Autobot bounty hunter.
     
  5. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you like the model. Unfortunately its rarely a matter of resizing. It does take quite a bit of time and effort to get the right fit. Measuring, remodeling test prints etc. Any alteration, even by a .25 mm, would deform the model, especially parts that need to remain symetrical. Also there's never a guarantee a digital model will work on any given figure, its just the way things are. I apologize if I couldn't be of more help, but I'm sure Apex or my other two designs, would make great additions to your collection!

    Thanks for the compliment.

    I'm glad Apex works for you. And I'm happy you like his bio. I wanted to make his origin more tragic than the others. I appreciate you take the time to give it a go. Thanks!!

    I definately plan on making "more" Tecrom characters, but I want to establish the core characters first. But in the mean time I hope you guys/gals allow my designs to be a part of your collection.

    If you haven't done so, please check out the Metal Head and Tempest threads via the links above. If you like Apex you'll definately like the other two.

    Cheers!!
     
  6. IcedPhoenix

    IcedPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    And another one gets knocked out of the park I may be ordering very soon!
     
  7. C16

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    The Devcon head looks pretty good.

    By the way, you say it "band together" not "ban together".
     
  8. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliment and the catch. Spell check didn't pick it up. lol

    Thanks for your support. Looks like people really dig the Metal Head, quite a bit people ordered them, so I think we'll be seeing some cool customs of him soon!! But yeah, I'm hoping to see customs of Tempest and this Apex too, Xaviercal's take on Tempest was beautiful. Please spread the word and I'll try to keep modeling some stuff that fans will like. All the best!!
     
  9. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    I justed wanted to update the thread with the cleaned and painted Apex head on the toy. I've also added a close up picture of the "Frosted Ultra Detail" material the model was printed in from Shapeways.
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Like everyone here has said it does look like Devcon and here's the kicker your universe is very interesting other than that I got nothing else to say.
     
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    cool
     
  12. Tecrom Designs

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    Thanks for the compliment. Its really encouraging. I hope you continue to follow my thread. I intend on releasing more designs and expanding the universe.

    Just a small update I have parted out the add-on kits for those of you who are just interested in the head or weapons. Please click on the link below to take a look.

    APEX HEAD on Shapeways:

    Apex Head for GenScrg by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
     
  13. jerryus prime

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    hey do you plan on making some new fists since scuorge sharp red fingers dosent complement devcon really well. and maybe some thrust cannons you can clip on him so he can look almost like his g1 vechile mode.
     
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    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    For Tracer. If you do the mod, I'm sure you'll give Apex a neck but as it stands in the pic below, his head is just resting on Drift's shoulders. A mod "should" work as Apex's head measures 11.9mm wide, 18.5mm high and 18.1mm deep and Drift's is 13mm wide, 17mm high and 17 mm deep and I think Blurr's head is bigger than Drift's, so again I'm thinking there wouldn't be an issue.

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    Very cool. Thanks man :) 
     
  16. PyjamaPrime

    PyjamaPrime Wreck and/or Rule

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    would you recommend a United or Generations Scourge for this guy? I see a lot of shininess, implying that I should go with a United. is that final picture just a CG/Photosopped pic or is it a legit painted figure? If it's actually painted, which paints did you use?
     
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    Hi,

    The picture is not CG. And the model will go with either version of the mold, as you'd have to paint it yourself. I'd recommend going with the Frosted Ultra Detail material Shapeways offers for best results which cuts down on clean up and retains the most detail. The head pictured above is from a small batch of cleaned, molded and color casted prints intended for the Gen Scourge mold that was made. Honestly, the only painted parts were the eyes but I don't know what type of paint was used. I wanted to release more but it wasn't cost effective and took a long time to make so that was that. But as you can see, the results speaks for itself. I hope I answered your questions.
     
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    Pure awesome-NESS!!! I cannot wait until I'm able to get this Devcon was always a G1 cartoon fav of mine.
     
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    PyjamaPrime Wreck and/or Rule

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    yeah that helps a lot. I think I'll go with Gen. actually. I'm curious if the Transformation stays together without the wings on that finished figure
     
  20. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    The model was initially done as a gift for a friend who loves TF's and that character in particular. He's an homage but I'm glad TF fans seem to like him. More to come very soon.

    You may want to ask Xaviercal as he was the one who I think had the idea of removing the wings. Enjoy.
     

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