Heavy/Scratch: my TR Kup Arm Upgrade Set

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  1. knoted

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    * Final Update June 23rd : See post on page 3: Heavy/Scratch: - my TR Kup Arm Upgrade Set

    Hi all,

    With TR Kup in retail and LG Kup on the horizon, I am not really feeling TR Kup's blocky angular arms anymore, since the rounded shapes are hallmark features of his original design afteral.

    Even so, I don't think TR Kup can't have his own niche spot aside Takara's Kup. But imo, he needs something extra to attain that spot.

    Hence, I am creating a Shapeways set of arms for TR Kup. So what distinguishes this arm set from
    the arms on Takara Kup ? :

    - Wrist Swivels ! ( Takara Kup still doesn't give you wrist swivel )
    - Fully rounded sculpt on the front of the arms to evoke G1 Sunbow Kup and G1 Marvel Comics Kup ( Takara Kup's bicep section is still angular )
    - Angular backpanel at the shoulders and flattened angular back of the arms, to blend in with the angular style of the vehicle mode. ( Takara Kup's rounded shoulders don't blend that well in vehicle mode )
    - Retained unhindered transformation.

    The Marvel G1 source of inspiration

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    Mockup pic with the 3D renders :

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    Amazing work...cannot wait to see this finished...
     
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    Nice job man. Huge improvement.
     
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    Thanks ! I'll keep you guys updated on progress :) 
     
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    so how much do you think the final price will be? because i like it!!!!
     
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    Very nice. This'll work even better with the Takara version. The arms seem to fit a tad better.

    Any idea when it'll be available?
     
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    A single print order usually takes 5 - 6 days......and the revisions to the elbow and bicep swivel joints might take equal time ; so I'd say 2 weeks from now in a best case scenario.
     
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    Got it. :) 
     
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    Pretty cool idea for those who arent getting the takara offer...hey would kup make for a good cybertronian ironhide? Just make him a "sled" truck cover like g1 ironhide toy had or maybe a cybertronian trailbreaker
     
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    Find someone to mold these in color and I'll buy in a heartbeat. You've got a moneymaker here.

    Maybe noneff? This is right up his alley - and I can vouch he's great to work with.
     
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    wait, nonnef? so he got better healthwise? yay!
     
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    Such a simple design change makes for a better character. Excellent work!
     
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    I'd love that..I'd buy...and...a set in red or orange for a custom...
     
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    I consider that a true compliment. Thanks !

    However, I presume, there are some distinct factors/pros&cons I would have to consider, to set up such a collab deal.....
     
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    When I worked with him it was a very good deal for me, and not hard to work out at all. He's a pro at this stuff and definitely supports his artists.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I will research this, also in regards to legal protection - as such a collaborative deal with a manufacturer would be a first for me ( apart from Shapeways of course ).
     
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    I dare say this is even better than the Takara mold. Great job!
     
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    wow! i must of been gone for at least a year!!!!
     
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