Repro/Sticker: Need advice... About to scrap a Reprolabels project.

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Delta Star, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    holy crap! if you make the nose ring all black in that area, then do the same to the sides of the face where the current diamond pattern is he could have a killer "bad guy" moustache!
     
  2. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    For me, I just think the set is just too busy. Simpler is better in this case as I feel the deco and coloration on the MMC Predacons are practically perfect. Here's what I'd keep:

    The knee cross sticker. The nose ring. The chest faction symbol. The rear leg black detail stickers. Hell, if you can find places to put little details here and there like the hind legs of the bull, I'd love that.

    I don't use a lot of the G1 style details on most of the sets I get from you guys, so personally I wouldn't want to see G1 details, but I'm sure a lot of people would love that. I'd still get it, but I wouldn't use the G1 details is all.
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think everyone here has already given some really solid advice. I'd say less is more, generally speaking.

    Thanks so much for sharing your "work in progress" here, bud! It's great to see you here. Always.
     
  4. axisvega

    axisvega Well-Known Member

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    I think most of the armor is overkill, and the smaller bits that kind of work(on the combiner foot) should be a basic silver, just to break up some of the larger flat areas. Also, a smattering of insignias fit for the chest would be wonderful. Decepticon, g2 Decepticon, Predacon and Prime Predacon would be most welcome.
     
  5. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    ^ I agree.

    By the way, I love Reprolabels!
     
  6. zfarsh

    zfarsh Big Penguin Chief

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    First, the work done for MP Prowl is awesome.

    Now, as for Bovis, pls listen to David and Archieboy, many (not myself) want the G-1 toy feel.

    As for me, I only care for the following:
    - Front Chest Decepticon Symbol
    - Gold bits on the swords
    - Horseshoe on noise in alt mode
    - ok to keep the stickers for the back cannons, though not really that necessary.
    Most of the rest that you have seem useless, except those intended for G1 toy feel.

    Request: Stand Alone Sticker for Reprolabels to Make
    Transformers Prime Predacons symbol, in white, with transparent background, to fit on Bovis front chest area and all the other Feral Rex Members. I believe myself and another member have already made this suggestion by email. Make various sizes to fit different figures, this symbol is very appealing, and I wouldn't mind putting it on all my beast type figures. You can also make various colors, such as blue or the original orange, but pls make the smaller size too. Attached are examples.

    Another recommendation: Make sticker sheets for Hexatron!!!
     

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  7. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    I think that would really take this set in the right direction, Aaron. And also keep the chest Decepticon symbol. My honest opinion this route of a " less is more" look while still adding a bit will dramatically take this set in the right direction you want it to.

    - Gregg
     
  8. GinoPuppy

    GinoPuppy Star Seeker

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    I think simple bits of silver on spots.
    1. the cheeks could use a sticker that is silver with bolts drawn in. basicly adding color to the spot keeping the look that is under it.
    2. faction logo. purple decepticon logo with a silver back.
    3. maybe some alternate logos for the chest.
    4. simple silver accents mimicing any missing G1 accents.
    5. nose ring is a neat option.

    it should be a small set. it doesn't need to be flashy. i think that's mostly where the first set went wrong. it gave him too much 'bling'.

    I nearly always love your sets. this one was just a bit much.
     
  9. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closeted otaku

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    Things I liked about the set:

    The Predaking foot. It's large and the stickers help give some definition. Strangely, I did not like them on the hand.
    I did like the bull nose. I thought it was cute.
    The swords and ammo pouches were shiny and clever.
    The chest, with the abs and the con sticker.

    Everything else was way too busy, not nearly subtle enough. It detracts from the figure instead of helping it. Stickers are meant to assist, not overwhelm.

    Hope that helps. :) 
     
  10. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Even though I only buy faction symbols, I kind of like this set.
     
  11. That Guy

    That Guy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the general theme that the armor stickers could use a simpler pattern.

    But I did want to pop in and say that I'd love for optional stickers consisting of the Beast Wars era Predacon and Prime era Predacon symbols!
     
  12. Jerrymiru

    Jerrymiru TF Ninja

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    I think the original has a more chainmail look to it. Going for more of a primeval feel, which I can see fitting in with the overall idea of the Predacons.

    However, I can also see that it is a little ambitious though. And would agree with the adjustments you've listed.

    And MANY thanks for reaching out for some feedback. I've been a HUGE supporter of the site and really thank you all for the talent and hard work. :thimb
     
  13. solarstorm

    solarstorm Well-Known Member

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    I would cut down on the number of stickers on the top of the front legs / the shoulderpads in robot mode.

    It looks like three stuckers next to each other on different levels.

    I would keep the center and bottom sticker, but drop the top one. That way, it looks more like an addition or accent than something meant to cover up and obscure the toy (large solidly stickered areas are always sketchy).
     
  14. Gryph

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    Personally I'm not really feeling it. There's just way too much going on.
     
  15. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow... thanks so much for the input guys! It really helped me to zero in on the changes I should make without being bombarded with childishness. The changes will see photography next week some time. Hope the new version works out better :) 
     
  16. RustyBarnacles

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    I would say scale it back. Do away with the disco ball looking stickers.

    Just stick to chrome highlights on the areas that actually need them. Like Rex's foot and hands. Keep the stickers for the blades, and the fitted con sticker for the chest.

    I like the little details to the natural recesses in the plastic, like the small red stickers that are on the black parts on the rear legs. Little details like that go a long way. So if there were accents to the other recesses to break up the solid grey, red and orange, I'd be on board.

    Other than that, I don't see a need for anything else...

    And I agree with Lazyaza, totally need a Hex set with minor highlights for the ridges and a few other areas, but nothing too busy.
     
  17. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    You were bombarded with childishness in the other thread? It must've been cleaned up because I didn't notice anything. Either way, sorry to hear about that.
     
  18. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Not to be negative but if you gave a sheet of those the only one I would use is the faction symbol. I feel like a lot of reprolabel kits just have way too much in them. I wanted a set for mt giant but I didn't want to pay that price when I was only going to use 10% of the set.
     
  19. Red Snarl

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    2) I would say to just get rid of the leg armor and just have the symbols and black stickers or make them separate so they can be optional. No silver on the orange parts. Scrap the ab sticker or change its color.

    4) I think just the nose ring would do but it might look better in red. It was the sides of the nose that was bothering me the most.

    I think the predaking foot stickers are growing on me and would be fine the way they are now even with the chrome and could look good with any chrome that mite be on sticker sets for the others (hoping for mirror gold wings on divebomb). I was also thinking maybe using a plain silver sticker on the combiner hand. And since we're talking about adding optional symbols how about the future predicon symblos that were on the botcon '09 razorclaw.

    Edit: Actually if you don't want to scrap them you could make the stickers that would cover up the orange on the legs orange them selves so that you don't break it up. Might even work for the robot mode legs too.
     
  20. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Just realized I didn't explain myself very well.

    I would only use the faction symbol because the rest are unnessecary and frankly come off like an attempt to pad out the set so you can charge more for it. He doesn't need the armor panels or the head panels and stickering the weapons seems like a terrible idea considering the way they combine.

    My advice? Trim this down to like the 3 or 4 most popular stickers and save them to be part of an affordable non-bloated feral Rex set.
     

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