Minor/Repaint: G2P-005 Chromehead (available on Shapeways)

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  1. XSilverboltX

    XSilverboltX Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I've been working on this guy for close to six months. Basically, it's a conversion kit for Generations Red Alert (the shelf-warmers TRU just cleared for $6 up here).

    It'll turn Red Alert into Chromedome!

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    Parts are as good as I can make them with Shapeways and like all customs, there's some work required on the buyer's end (like, painting and such).


    AVAILABLE HERE:
    Head
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/367781/g2p_005a___chromehead.html?gid=ug

    Tech Spec Meter
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/367784/g2p_005b___chromehead_techspec_meter.html?gid=ug

    Gun
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/367783/g2p_005c___chromehead_laser_gun.html?gid=ug

    All in all, I'm pretty happy with this. Not easy to make a transformable head at Deluxe size.

    As for alt mode, once the light bar is removed from the toy, the Tech Spec meter can mount where the original toy's engine did, and the guns can mount on it, emulating the G1 toy's weapons setup.

    Obviously, the head can't sit in robot mode in the car, as it's too big to leave in place. It can, however, sit in the opened Tech Spec meter either as a robot holding the guns (thanks to 3mm pegs) or as a weapon pod (with the guns attached sideways into the head).

    More pictures to follow after painting.
     
  2. zodconvoy

    zodconvoy Well-Known Member

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    Link to it on Shapeways?
     
  3. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    This looks really good!!!
     
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    WANT.
     
  5. javaco

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    holy crap! keep the headmasters coming!
    some generic ones too!

    or a sideswipe one! :O
     
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    How does he atach to the body? This looks impressive, but maybe you should do an ink wash or a dry brush on this figure so we can see the detail a bit better. It kinda gets lost in all that white in your photos
     
  7. XSilverboltX

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    Can't believe I forgot those. They're in the first message now :) 

    Thank you! :) 

    Glad to know :) 

    The design can be readily adaptable to anything. I do plan on making another one on a Voyager scale for Highbrow (either to mount on an Energon Bulkhead or a DOTM Skyhammer). After I have the various scales done, the robot's designs and "Face-Backpacks" can be swapped around.

    If it does turn out to be really popular, I'll consider some custom designs, but I'm not sure what you'd want a Headmaster of Sideswipe for? I mean, Universe Sideswipe is pretty cool by himself. Or did I not understand what you meant?

    Yeah, my camera isn't great, it's old. I'm gonna try and get better pictures taken once he's painted.

    As to how he attaches, it's kind of simple. Once you've unscrewed Red Alert's head, you're left with a fairly standard ball joint. Chromehead is designed fit around that ball joint. Since the Robot Face and the small robot's body are two separate pieces held in place by pressure pegs, popping the head on or off the ball joint is fairly simple.

    Shapeways' White Strong and Flexible is flexible enough not to worry about breakage, so just a careful manipulation is required. If you go for an ultra detailed material (since the model can handle it), I don't recommend repeatedly putting the head on and taking it off. Odds are something will break. But if you stick to any of the White Strong and Flexible materials, it'll be pretty safe.
     
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    got to admit this is preety damn good! a head master at that size i am truly impressed!
     
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    whoops! i meant to put sunstreaker not sideswipe -___-
    but sunstreaker because in the idw comics he is a headmaster for a period of time.
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's terrific.
     
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    I join issue with you there. My view is entirely opposed to yours.
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    I may pick one up lol
     
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    nice where do i click on the page of the shapeways or under what category
     
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    I loved this. Then thought about how goddamn small it must be and loved it even more!
     
  16. destrongerlupus

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    LOVE it! Any chance you could scale it up (no need to make any other mods), so that it'd be scaled appropriately for the Ironman Car crossover toy?

    Great work in any event!
     
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    Um, I guess so. I'd need to know how much bigger it would need to be, and if it keeps the ball joint size in scale as well. I don't own any Crossovers so it'd be hard for me to do.
     
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    The Crossover figures don't have ball jointed heads.
     
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    This is why I suggested you might not make any other adjustments, it's going to need a lot of work to be adapted anyway, so no real need to fuss with the connection points.

    I'm just looking at this as a much less expensive alternative to finding a complete G1 Chromedome to slice up for parts (which is what I've been trying to do)

    The typical cross-over head is roughly .75 inches high, but if I had my druthers, I'd prefer something closer to standard G1 Headmaster size..which are roughly an inch-cube, IIRC.

    If it'd be a lot of work and fuss for you, don't sweat it, but if you can easily scale the model, I'd surely buy one at the larger scale!
     

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