KO Oversized MP Seekers

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  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Yeah I saw. I was just hoping the ones in your post were OS too.
     
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    Man, I'm having some crap luck with Starscreams lately. First my Iron Factory one came with 2 left arms and now my CG-01 just arrived and it has 2 neutral expression heads and not the smirking one which of course is the one I was gonna display.
     
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    Sorry to hear it dude. Did you order thru my rub deals?

    If yes - email me or PM me and I can see about getting you a replacement smirking head. The smirking head is the best part about these OS seekers in my opinion. Would love to have the smirking head down-sized to a smaller scale ;) 
     
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    Jeez, just realized I'm missing an attachment arm for one of Starscream's null-ray cannons. Even with the problems (assuming that I get my missing parts) I love this guy. I've owned every Masterpiece Starscream to date and this blows them all away IMO. They all have their pros and cons but this one seems to have a nice combination of the positives. The only thing that would make this perfect is if it was able to have the F-15E wider fuselage of the MP-3 and still not have the hip-kibble.

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    Thanks, I got him through Bababobo. I've ordered quite a few things from there before with no issues so hopefully it'll get corrected. I was actually about to order the IF Skywarp from Baba, and I was going to see if the missing parts could possibly just get boxed up with it.
     
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    Sometimes they do (they've included parts with some of my rub deals orders with other figures before). For the volume that they go thru, it's pretty awesome how well they stay on top of things. I'm sure you'll be taken care of :) 
     
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    Thanks. Hopefully everything gets sorted out. As awesome as this is, it feels very incomplete at the moment.
     
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    For those with CG01, is the plastic under the radome (nosecone) paint off-white or blue? I like SS with a blue nosecone, but didn't want to have to try paint-matching the blue on the toy.
     
  9. David Hingtgen

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    Can't help with CG-01, but I know CG-04 has a deep blue nosecone that matches the main overall color. And the paint strips fairly easily.

    Personally I'd strip CG-01's nose regardless---any color is better than what it is now. If it's blue, it's toy-accurate. If it's pale grey, it's toon-accurate. Gunmetal doesn't match any incarnation of SS nor any real F-15.

    ::edit:: Hmmm, I think the mold-color-layout is variable. CG-01 has the shoulder-hinges and chest intakes both molded in red---but CG-04 has them molded in blue and black.
     
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    I'm not that attached to the FAST-packed version of the plane, since that also adds those kibbly bits on the intakes, but I'd love to see someone rework this mold to use the MP-3 legs, and fold away the tails and stabs into a backpack like the little DX-9 seekers, instead of leaving them on the legs.
     
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    I just got CG-01, and I can confirm the nosecone is off-white plastic.

    Phase 1 of Starscream's vinyl dye gray do-over (and I just noticed the too-dark factory panel lines on the red and silver stripes)

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    Any word on the upgrade kits for these guys? Want to get a few more options for Thundercracker and Skywarp....Starscream is perfect just how he is :) 

    Seems like any place that carries them says ETA May 2017
     
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    I think the upgrade kits may have been cancelled. Huge shame.
     
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    Ordered Tanaka MPF11 oversized Starscream off Taobao. Should come to no more than $40 shipped.
     
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    Just finished putting CG-01 back together after painting all the white plastic with VHT brand light gray vinyl dye, and repainting the baby blue parts a very dark navy/midnight blue (just my preference since I was a kid, as I'm not keen on the pastels for Screamer).

    Also redid the panel lines with mechanical pencil and added con symbols from the Tanaka OS sticker set. I may still paint the nav lights and wingtip formation strips.

    Hopefully will have a chance to take some better pics and jet mode shots tomorrow in the daylight.


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    Yes can confirm the accessories kits have been cancelled for the time being.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ah well, here's hoping they come back to them someday, love RH Seekers.
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    WOW! THIS IS THE STARSCREAM I WANT. NOT CREAM. NOT CHEAP SWIRLY SILVERY GREY PLASTIC. THIS. FLAT GREY. YOU KNOW, LIKE F-15s ACTUALLY ARE.

    Sorry, the shouting was justified though I feel as this is about the first time I've seen Starscream in a perfect colour scheme since, well, the grey proto's of MP-03 showed up in magazines.
     
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    I just realized the left leg slider wasn't pushed up all the way... :( 
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