Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Jul 18, 2015.
You must not own a single XTB or Badcube figure.
XTB I have Andras, Klaatu, and Paean.
BadCube I have their Insecticons, Sunsurge, Brawny, and Huff. I've transformed them all a couple of times. Sunsurge was probably the most involved of the combined XTB/BC bunch, but even then I don't think he was particularly difficult.
You know who I'm almost certainly never going to transform again? Sovereign. While not exactly difficult, Spindrift is WAAAAAY more complicated than he needed to be. And I flat out refused to buy Koot or Apache... I watched a few reviews and decided I just didn't need that kind of aggravation in my life.
(To be totally fair, though, Apollyon and Eligos both look like nightmares to transform, and yeah, I think they're in the running for PITA transformations, but BadCube's reputation seems pretty exaggerated.)
Anybody have any thoughts on the fingers? The ones on mine are stuck in the trigger-pull position and really don't seem to want to move without breaking. Is that a common problem? Should I just push em?
Got my thoughts up with some pics. Let me know what you guys think!
ATP Designs Wing Panels & jream's Shin Thrusters for Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor
Seeing that he's restocked recently got me pulling him out for some pics
I’m really trying to like this guy, even repainted his face (which helped a lot) and bought the additive shins and intakes (which by the way are great and a massive improvement), but I just can’t get pass the bad facesculpt, tiny hands (not to mention the weird plastic the hands are made of), and MakeToys’ rendition of cartoon aesthetics. It’s definitely an improvement in some ways over Takara’s, mostly in the poseability area. Well, frankly it DEMOLISHES Takara in that area. No question. No contest. But other than that, I still prefer Takara’s. Neither are the definitive Seekers I dream of yet. So I might (or might not) sell this guy and wait for a Takara V3 (if that very happens) or another 3P. Still undecided. However, if I were to buy all my Seekers again, I would go with MakeToys’ all the way. Or have both and build a massive seeker army. Haha.
The face looks much better now. What color did you use?
Tamiya TS67. Top notch paint for toys
Aside from a little nitpicking, like the vents on top being reversed (slanted part should be in back not front), I'm totally sold on this. I have the BB7 Yes Model Starscream, and aesthetic wise, this blows that out of the water, of course, IMO. Probably going to sell that most likely. I do already have him preordered @ BBTS, it says "May".
So, any issues I should be aware of? Also, here's a pic what I mean (though most probably know what I meant)
This is exactly how I feel about the seeker situation too. My unlit mate hope is that Fanstoys, Ocular Max, or DX9 take a shot at em. Id love to see something that really perfectly captures the characters.
And WOW, great job on the modding. Mind uploading some more pictures of the full figure posed?
is it weird i feel 'dirty' making screamer some titties??? haha!
Thanks man. Props to Pro Design for the upgrade parts. Repainting the eyes was a pain, but worth it. Not sure when I’ll get around to the photos of Meteor, but when I do, I’ll post them right away here. Until then, let us pray for the perfect seeker.
Great creations! Thanks to your upgrades, this guy looks so much better. Dare I say sexier? Haha.
does anyone now what the blue roller looking piece is at the top of where the blue shin thrusters go? They don't seem to have any purpose yet appear to be a very specific piece under and protruding through the leg.
I hope you don't mind me "borrowing" your image to re-ask my question. Does anyone know what the parts highlighted in my attached image are for?
Its the hinge that allows the leg to collapse, inside the leg there is a bar attached to that which connects to the upper leg.
Edit; quick pic from the back of the leg after opening it up
Is there a fix for the "nosecone falls off" issue? Mine has one that is stupid, "falls off if you look at it funny" loose, And I'm wondering if there's anything to be done.
Also, it seems like it should be super easy to work up an adapter for the "choked head" to work with mp-36, but I haven't seen anything on shapeways.
I finally emailed TCP for replacement parts for Meteor. They said they'll have to check with Maketoys first.
Late to the game on this and picked it up last weekend and it arrived yesterday. Love the posability but not a fan of the up /down sliding crotch. Echoing what others have also said the face is pretty dark and although I've never painted in terms of modelling I'm keen to give this a go. The one thing holding me back are the lighter faces on MakeToy's Thundercracker and Skywarp. I'm assuming it could be an easy swap out.
What decals have people used for his wings?
I use the clear back ocean water slides on my third party mps but the ones I get dont seem to have large enough symbols for the Seeker wings.
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