I now have 20 alternators...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I picked up Ricochet and Rollbar, I have a complete collection, for now.

    I can't say they are the best Alts ever, but they are not a total waste of money either.

    I fixed Ricochet's face and he actually looks good now, I am still debating if I should remove the flame graphics or not, the look OK in robot mode, but cheesy in car mode.

    Rollbar is going to need a lot of work. First order of business will be to put the missing black paint apps on the front grill and doors, then I need to remove the gold paint from his visor (which is just painted over clear plastic) and put some transparent yellow on it.

    Last, I am going to remove that nasty gold paint from his forearms, they are the same orange plastic underneath as the jeep parts are.
     
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    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    I just have no desire for these or any straight repaints that at least are not characters I care about.
     
  3. NSJ23

    NSJ23 Binalternator Lover

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    I agree.
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I felt that way too, then I saw them in the store and my damn Alternator addiction kicked in. :( 

    http://blog.myspace.com/snabald (that blog was posted before I bought Rollbar)
     
  5. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've got everyone except Rollbar for now. I'm waiting until Optimus (and the possible black repaint) comes out, and look into the feasibility of head-swapping for the purpose of Traibreaker-making.

    If it's workable without prohibitive effort, I'll get a Rollbar, and it will probably inherit a modified Optimus head. (or join the parts bin)
     
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    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    It's posts like this that really make me miss all the Alts that i sold off.:( 
     
  7. Dragstrip85

    Dragstrip85 Well-Known Member

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    I've had completed the collection since last month...and to think that it only cost $400 for 20 Alternators(plus tax, depends on where you live) . I think I spent a few extra (on the harder to find Alts. - Dead End, Jazz, ) and to keep a few MISB (right now... about 8 :banghead:  )
     
  8. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    What'd you use to touch up his nose??? Was the gold you used close to what was on his face??? I tried to touch up his nose, but the gold permanent marker I used was a darker shade and therefore didn't work well at all... :( 

    I ended up taking a razor and scraping off the gold paint... I left him with a gold goatee though... Then I touched up the side vents on his head with black Testors enamel paint and colored in the edge of his helmet with a black Sharpie...

    Just realized I still have the pic on photobucket...

    [​IMG]
     
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    damn that looks good
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    "Say Hi to my newest friend, Ricochet"

    Ricochet- "Fuck You"

    :lol  nice blog
     
  11. Sunstorm9119

    Sunstorm9119 RC 1136

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    I spotted them both yesterday at Target, and all I could say is "meh". The orange that RB is painted looks silly, and Ricco's black paint looks like he was primered and someone slapped flame stickers on the primer. Very bad looking , especially for a line with so much detail and stuff on the other figs. I was never planning on buying them anyway, but seeing them in person just confirmed what i'd thought about them all along.
     
  12. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I also have 20 alts. I also have 3 BTs (Yellow Tracks, Red Meister, Blue Prowl), and BTA-01 and 03 (Red Alert and Broadblast) are on the way, so I will have all 25 major variants from the Alt/ BT line.

    -Tony!
    Thinks Ravage in silver as 'Steeljaw' would have been neat, too.
     
  13. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    same here, just got RB And Rico on Tuesday and now am up to date on the Alts. Good feeling to be complete before the new ones are out. Plus I also have BT Yellow Tracks, Red Meister and Blue Prowl. I don't have the BTA ones yet as I'm still undecided on them, but should get them to complete the variants.
     
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    Thought about painting the grill details?? The bullbar at the front just snaps off.
     
  15. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    i have thought about using a sharpie for the missing black paint apps. Donno how good that would look..
     
  16. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Congrats man! I can't wait to pick me up a Prime, Nemesis Prime, and Mirage. That'll boost me up to 23. Feels good doesn't it?

    **edit: new page #54!
     
  17. Dark_Convoy

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    I used testers gloss gold acyclic, it was an exact match as far as the color, but a bit more metallic looking, so I just ended up painting his whole face with it.
     
  18. Razerwire

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    Hmmm... I should dig through my Testors and see if there's any gold paint...
     
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    Between my brother and I we got all the variants except BTA Red Alert and Broadblast which I may get someday. Rollbar and Swerve I'll pass cuz they aren't worth $20 imo. I got Ricochet only because I love black TFs.
     
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    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    <--17 Alts. (Passed on Swerve, Rollbar, Rico)
     

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