Customs: Energon Arcee/Elita-One custom missile request

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  1. Cybertronian

    Cybertronian Well-Known Member

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    Howdy, y'all.
    I am writing to request a custom missile based on an idea of mine (as well as a good solution for anyone who broke lots of the original Optimus Prime's type 2 laser rifle).
    For a few years now, I've had an idea for a character who alternated between a crossbow-like weapon (easily acquired from Energon Arcee and her many repaints) and a Optimus Prime styled laser rifle. Currently this General Lee-inspired character is a planned repaint of Cybertron Downshift. Since he currently uses Elita-One's near-black crossbow, I realized how much the launcher piece of this weapon looks like a modded version of the Laser Rifle.
    Having broke 2 small versions of Prime's rifle -- in the same spot (the thin part between the handhold/rifle clip and the thicker barrel), I decided to see what the barrel half of this gun would look like if attached to the launcher. Because it completes the look I am going for, I want to have custom missiles made with the missile head replaced by the end of Prime's 1985 rifle. (The larger 1984 version and its reissue will be too big for this project.)

    To make my missile:
    1. Load a missile into Energon Arcee/Elita-One's crossbow launcher (The other 3 pieces will not be needed for this.)
    2. Mark off a spot on the ridges 0.5-1 millimeter in front of the bottom lip of the launcher's cone. (This will be the spot to cut off the front of the missile. Try to leave a little give room for the missile shaft to push against the spring.)
    3. On the 1985 Laser Rifle (and its reissues), the easily-broken thin portion has 2 ridges. Attempt to cut (or break) at the ridge closest to the handhold.
    4. Glue the missle shaft to the rear of the front section/barrel of the rifle.
    5. Test-fit the new missile in the Elita-One/Arcee missile launcher.
    If someone has the means to mold and reproduce my missile, I would like 1 or 2 in black (or Elita-One's near-black), 1 in Energon Arcee's gray shade, 2 in Translucent orange (like Energon Rodimus's rifle/launcher or silver Energon Hot Shot's rifle), and possibly 1 in Energon Arcee's translucent hot pink. If all of this is a bit much, I'd be content with 1 or 2 "rifle missiles" done in black or Elita's near-black.
     
  2. Cybertronian

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    Generic Bump.

    I would love to get a missile out of my idea. Please help me by casting a solid copy of the Missile I want to make. (G1 Optimus Prime small rifle barrel onto Energon Arcee missile shaft)
     
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    Ebay:
    how much do you intend to pay for this?
     
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    Someone would have to quote me their price. It may be a one-time fee, or it may be a per missile fee; I have no problem with either.

    Feel free to haggle: My initial offer is $10 for 1 missile (in black or Elita-One's near-black) or $7/missile for multiple copies (see my color wants above). I'm sure whomever does the work may want more (or less), so I'm prepared.
     
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    Really hoping I can get this piece.

    Also wondering if Universe Cyclonus's Nightstick can be retooled with 2 barrels (instead of one), but that's another project for another day/month/year....
     
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    A bit of news.
    I've completed the prototype, and so far it seems pretty sturdy.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/211989-repro-parts-34.html#post3373017 (As you'll see in this post, it's been accidentally test-fired -- and reloaded, and survived!)
    What I want is 1 or more molded copies of this missile (as 1 solid object is much sturdier than 2 separate bits super glued together. In most cases, at least.)
     

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