Heavy/Scratch: Extinction Blade for POTP Volcanicus (Shapeways)

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  1. fakebusker83

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    Extinction Blade for POTP Volcanicus (Shapeways)

    Update May 16th, 2018
    Added link to combined Extinction set (extended variant)
    Check the bottom of post to order!


    A sword made of many smaller swords...What a novel idea!

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    This image is outdated, but it looks awesome so I don't care.

    Introducing a set of 5 swords: Grimstone Saber! Pyroclasma! Lava Lancer!
    Lightning Bolt Cutter! And the Magmus Blade!

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    They happily combine to form the one and only Extinction Blade!

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    The appearance of these swords are based heavily on the aesthetic of the
    War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron games, because I'm a sucker and
    I can't get enough of those titles.

    Volcanicus really needed a sword accessory, and while I was working on G1 styled
    swords for the dino team, I can't think of a nice way to have them combine without
    straying too far from the original designs. Going back to the sketchbook I drafted out
    a fresh concept.

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    The swords are designed to be compatible with most deluxe figures with 5mm ports and pegs,
    and they are also made to be interchangeable in case you want a full symmetrical combined sword.

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    Grimstone Saber. Comes in two parts. Inspired by Starscream's stabbing sword in Fall of Cybertron.
    Includes Titan/Prime Master socket and T-rex storage options.

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    Lightning Bolt Cutter. Named after "Lightning Strike Coalition". Assigned to Snarl because of all the blade spikes I suppose.

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    Pyroclasma sword. Inspired by Grimlock's sword in Fall of Cybertron. Longer sword lengths possible, just ask.

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    Lava Lancer. Good for charging, so that is why it's assigned to Slug I guess?

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    Magmus Blade. Assigned to Swoop but alas, no storage considerations for his alt mode. Have the other dinos carry it for him.

    Slash Kit
    Slash, the new and very welcome 6th member of the dino team. She needs gear.

    I spent some time thinking what sort of accessory would a character called 'Slash' needs. In the end
    I got greedy and designed a set that can be customised to do almost everything.

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    The set consists of 5 components: 2 beams, a katana blade, a mace head and a chain. Compatible
    with each other through the use of 3mm ports and pegs, you can form a whole myriad of different
    accessories. (scythe, kusarigama, etc)

    But the important alternative purpose of the Slashkit is to connect with Extinction blade to form
    a longer handle, consequently, to provide a larger visual signature.

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    Extinction Blade

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    The Extinction Blade all assembled, together with Slashkit!

    Shapeways Links

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    Extinction Full Set

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    Extinction Extended Variant

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    Grimstone Saber

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    Pyroclasma

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    Pyroclasma (Extended Length!)


     

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  2. Lord Dcast

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    But...this isn't new...I've had this on my watch list for weeks! :p 
     
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    These swords look fantastic! I've already got the Grimstone sword and i have Pyroclasma and Lava Lancer coming in the mail. Can't wait to have the full set!
     
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    How much is the full set? Is it possible to buy it in clear red plastic?
     
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    Noice. Glad to see alternatives to the PE kit
     
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    You've done it again Fakebusker83 for making amazing 3-d parts/accessories
     
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    God bless you. Recently bought my first 3rd party figure, now it's looking like this'll be my first shapeways purchase!
     
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    That is just so beautiful.
     
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    Those blades turned out amazing! And even the weapon for slash just screams badass
     
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    These are awesome! I’m definetly going to have to pick up and paint a set.

    You wouldn’t be interested in making longer versions of the Pyroclasmic and Laca Lancer would you? More akin to the lenght if the Grimstone Saber.
     
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    That's freaking awesome and so we'll thought out!
     
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    Added a few images of the assembled blade to first post!

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    The Extinction Blade all assembled, together with Slashkit!
    Next step is to paint them all up!​

    What are you waiting for? :p 

    Do share pictures when you have the whole set! I like to see them, especially when they're painted up!

    Hi, alas Shapeways doesn't offer clear red plastic. (or at least I don't trust the one they are offering anyway).

    Thank you!

    I'm honoured that I'm your first Shapeways order!

    Thank you so much!

    Glad you like Slashkit! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out as well :) 

    I can easily do that. Stay tuned to this thread!

    Thanks so much AP!
     
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    Wow, that is tempting. Really wish I had the spare cash. That looks really good.
     
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    Since I'm a newbie to TF customizing, I tried using sharpies in the past, but things didn't work out. Anybody got any tips on what kinds of paints to use? Also, what is the best way to apply paint? (brush, air brush etc.)
     
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    For things like this I would recommend Krylon Fusion Ultra Flat as a base coat and then dry brushing the details. Testors acrylic or standard hobby paints (apple barrel, Annies, etc) mixed with Future flora polish.
     
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    This set is DELICIOUS
     
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    Small brush and thin paint.
     
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    Hi guys, just added a link to the extended Extinction variant. This set replaces the original Lava Lancer and Pyroclasma blades with their longer versions, so you won't need to order extra.
    Have fun!

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