Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by payton34, May 31, 2011.
"Chess Knight Call Sign"?
Check the first page. You can kinda see it there.
You know how MP G1 Starscream has squadron markings showing his coronation gear? Ramjet's squadron markings are of a Chess Knight.
Cool, thanx for all the info, bro!!!
I would love to give this bot a dark wash, but i'm afraid of staining areas that I don't want, darkend!!
Just checking Google+ image sharing - looks much better with a black nosecone. Next up: Stickers!
Now, I'm not the fence about the nose. I like the white in alt mode but i know it is contradictory to the fact that his head has the black "nose" on it. I don't know how I will solve this cinundrum!!
I received all 3 of mine today! Not-Dirge, Not-Ramjet and Not-Thrust! They came directly from iGear and they had marked the package as a $15 USD value, so managed to get out of any import tax, which I'm amazed about as I totally expected and budgeted having to pay... Oh well, I'll spend it on some more TFs now! ha ha... just have to wait for the Not-SunStorm to arrive now which will come at the end of the month.
Some pics of the 3 that arrived today;
and some pics of the custom MP SunStorm I currently have, which is going to be repainted into IceStorm or AcidStorm when the iGear PP03S arrives...
Ooh, pretty. I hope my Elegy arrives soon. And that I can find somebody to steal Jet from.
I recieved my Jet (Ramjet) today. I am soo very impressed with this figure, especially considering it is a third party release. I have absolutely not one problem with it. and my arm communicators have Soundwave and Skywarp.
If I remember correctly, my Ramjet's arm-comm shows Shockwave.
I wonder if they are hinting us at what's to come. Also, my MP Thrust and Dirge just shipped today! I can't wait for their arrival!
Can someone post a close-up pic of MP Skywarps top (Takara). So that I can get an idea of where to lay the stencils?
Not the best pics, TC was a little easier to see - this is what I was working on for my RJ, though I still need to track down more of the squadron logos, the decepticon air force logo and the tailfin letters. I figured it would be another good test for Google+, which it failed at:
Thanx much bro, appreciate the pics.
btw what paints are you guys using to make the nosecone black (the way it should be!). looks like a low gloss or almost matte finish. what is everybody using? i'd like to do it but i've little painting knowledge or knowhow. any recommendations and or tips would be appreciated.
Tamiya light grey primer and TS-14 Black - Tamiya's sprays are so awesome that you simply CANNOT screw it up. The matte finish I did was 1 part Tamiya Acrylic Flat Base to 15 parts Future, but that can be varied depending on what you're matching it to. A little flat base goes a long way, so just add more future to the next coat if it's too dull. I just use an eyedropper, 1 drop of flat base to 15 drops of Future, mix it up and brush it on.
*edit* I felt I should mention for clarity, that TS-14 is supposedly a 'flat' color, since they also make a Gloss Black and a Metallic Black. Even so, it's not a matte finish, and still comes out a bit shiny. Future works well to dull it down a little, and can also give it a real glossy/wet look if you don't add flat base to it. I wish that their Metallic Black had a silvery metallic look, but it's more of a gold/bronze metallic look that doesn't go with silvers, purples, or blues.
The arm communicators are a wonderful touch. My Dirge has Shockwave and Thundercracker. Thrust has Astrotrain and, er... Thrust.
I wonder what Thrust and Dirge's communicators will show!
Seems like it truly is random, if Thrust can talk to himself. Someone correct me if I leave anything out, but so far we have seen:
Have we seen Dirge or Ramjet on any of them? I know we haven't seen proper feedback reviews for Elegy and Attack, since not a lot of people have them yet, but it would be neat to see how many different stickers they do
thanks. for clarification the "flat base" you refer to IS the TS-14?
Yeah, I just checked my Thrust, and he is apparently talking to himself. The other communication has someone I don't even recognize, but he definitely isn't on the list you provided.
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