Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ra88, Feb 28, 2017.
I’d be down for a separate piece; I don’t think others would mind either
While at the hobby shop today, I saw a new display for chrome markers. I bought one and all I can say is wow! Molotow liquid chrome markers have made a believer out of me. I did a practice run on leader prime's air filter, front wheel, and windshield visor and they look great. I'll post some pics tomorrow morning.
I've heard good stuff about that marker, anxiously awaiting pics to see if it truly is much better than others.
wait... isnt the tab that makes them both right blades on the Side of the blade? the orange one in the last pic
It really is mirror chrome, not shiny silver. I can't vouch for durability and all reviews say not to clear coat it (seems to be that way for all chrome paints). Only going to a chromer or going through the multiple step alclad process can compete.
Got mine today. He's a nice figure.
Thats one of the most meh reactions to the figure so far. Either everyone hates it, loves it, or hates and loves it at the same time.
Transformed my leader HFTD battle hook charcoal face Prime last night. It's been a long time but for the sake of comparison...
The ROTF leader mode has a much more solid truck mode than MPM04. The main advantage being that it's a solid brick with wheels and easier to connect sans gaps.
MPM04 meanwhile, has a far more streamlined transformation that seems a lot more intuitive and easier. HOWEVER, it just doesn't tab/connect anywhere near as solidly as ROTF leader Optimus.
All in call, ROTF leader has the better truck mode. MPM04 by far, has the better robot mode. I also prefer the MPM04 transformation since it seems smoother, until you try to connect the gaps in truck mode.
Also I don't mind MPM04 having separate swords that aren't integrated as part of the forearms. The ROTF leader has spring loaded blades on hair triggers which fight against you when transforming to truck mode. Separate swords allow for longer blades, which I prefer.
I think Takara will rerelease MPM04 in Spring of next year. Hopefully they go for a cooler grey and darker blue...like the TF1 leader or better yet, DA28 Striker Optimus/MB17
This is the money shot right here. My Hasbro sits that way too. If somebody could figure out why maybe it would be possible to come up with a fix for it.
Is it good enough to fix the rubbed off chrome on figures like MP-28?
Have you seen any of @Jarrod's modification posts?
He's nice. I didn't have any problems with warped fingers or anything like that (I have the TakaraTomy version).
The figure is certainly the most accurate transformable version of the figure thus far.
I do feel the blades are a bit too big (they're probably to scale, I'm just used to the toy representation).
I do wish his blue and red were a bit more like the Buster or APS versions, as that seemed more accurate to me.
I do have some minor nitpicks about his abdomen panels tabbing in and his right shoulder likes to come loose from time to time.
Other than that he's beautiful. Not MPM-03 Bumblebee great, but still very nice.
Look below and judge for yourselves. Ironically, it's the first cloudy day in almost two weeks here but I was able to get the mirror effect.
I used to display mine like that as well. That was before I realized that the sun visors on the CGI model were angled flat. The thing that convinced me that they were designed to sit that way is the little notch that's carved into the top of the chest. The hinge can actually sit in that recess and the light actually locks it into place.
Off subject, how are you communicating with AE? I've tried messaging them on their site three times with no response. They shipped my Mpm-04 to the wrong address and won't respond.
I think the reason they pushed the gold rings up was to give the legs room to bend 90 degrees forwards in vehicle mode.
I saw them but they were aimed more at the connections between all the pieces in front of the alt mode. This picture suggests that the problem lies somewhere in all those folding pieces in the back of the alt mode that form the torso.
I hear you're supposed to airspray that thing on for the most uniform look known to mankind. I am really concerned about its durability, because I really wanted to go to town on Prime's front grill with those
And of course it will require at least a week to fully cure
Yes, you can pull the paint from the marker and airbrush it on for a flawless finish. Unfortunately with the grill, even getting it chromed for real will lead to scrapes and damage. That's just the nature of where it's applied.
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