Heavy/Scratch: Arcee G1 Style WIP

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  1. odeean

    odeean Infiltrator

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    G1 Arcee

    Generation 1 style scratch build and reproduce Arcee.

    *Scratch built custom original components.
    *G1 Style.
    *Fully transformable.
    *Molded with SRT-30 RTV silicone.
    *Cast with Plasticast urethane.
    *Painted with Tamiya enamels.
    *Pins are from sewing needles, screws are 2.6mm model tank screws and random wood screws.
    *Total project cost was ~$850 Aud, total time was ~6 months.

    I consider this to be done now. In future I may do a heamaster to replace the head but I am satisfied with the current one. I added a ball joint to the neck as well. I ran into a problem while painting. The pink paint was for polycarbonate, not plastic. It adheres fine but unfortunately other enamels will not properly stick to it. Meaning that more complex paint apps are not possible on this copy. Once I have a rest from this for a while I am going to make a night ops version in shades of grey.

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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Really nice work.
     
  3. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    Looks like the hands will have to parts-form.
     
  4. odeean

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    It has no hands because I have not made them yet. They will be one piece with the forearms. I also need to make the guns, they will slot into the top of the back section.
     
  5. TGping

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    Very awesome work!

    Do you think you could take a pic of the kit propped up in a standing position?
     
  6. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    $800 so far? F#cking Hell! :O

    You've done a great job on her sculpt :thumb , I'd also luv to see some standing pics & I'm pretty sure some high quality repros will go a long way towards recouping your costs. :) 
     
  7. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    looks fantastic. Hope you are going to sell this. I am a very big fan of garage kits. Especially if they look like this.

    iDD
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Wow!
     
  9. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    I love this! From what I can tell in your pics, the head doesn't look that small to me to be honest.
     
  10. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    my heart just skipped a beat!!

    man that a beaut

    resin? or plastic?
     
  11. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Skills...
     
  12. Insecticon

    Insecticon I am a Transformers

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    Beautiful!
    Best of luck on getting the kit together for mass production! :thumbs2: 
     
  13. MALFUNCTION

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    This thing is slick, ill take 2 please!!!
     
  14. lord_chain

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    How tall is she in robot mode?
    What scale is her vehicle mode?
    How much will you be selling her for once mass produced?
     
  15. aurascope

    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    aaah, lego brick recasting.
    drool...

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  16. Streetwise_88

    Streetwise_88 Strategic Engineer

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    Very nice work! Love the engineering that has gone into this.
     
  17. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    Well, I guess only rich folks will be able to buy this.

    *sigh* sucks I'm a huge Arcee fan and don't own anything G1 Arcee related. :( 

    Oh well, beautiful job on this.

    Btw, the head looks great from what I can see.
     
  18. Houndvoice

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    You win, this is fantastic. And the head doesn't look to small to me. Congrats on this piece and hope you get to cast it and sell to the fans :thumbs2: 
     
  19. wan_de_real

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    really2 outstanding...not only this ^ Q...i would like to know material that u built and casts...and the parts ure using reproduse from 3D modelling or 100% manual??great job either way
     
  20. jcartwork

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    Ok nice work n well done for the project u have executed but 1thing I have to ask is that how much would it cost for a set which I'm very interested.
     

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