Minor/Repaint: Powermaster No More! Headmaster Hi-Q

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  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    NO LONGER AVAILABLE HERE. May be bought on ebay.


    This is one of my favorite customs to date. Imagining that Hi-Q was left without a purpose after being separated from Optimus Prime, I decided to turn him into a partner-less Headmaster. In my fiction, "High-Queue" takes Decepticon Headmaster bodies and keeps them as long as he can, sometimes years at a time, using them to fight Decepticons. He retained much of what he learned from Prime and is a skilled and intelligent warrior.

    "High-Queue" is made from an original Hi-Q torso, Vorath arms and legs, Vorath crotch glued on in place of original Hi-Q crotch, and a Target exclusive Leo Prime face. The eyes from Leo Prime have been glued onto "High-Queue's" back so that they push into the back of the face perfectly!

    This is going to be reproduced (Darkov is doing this for me), and I will make them available soon. A few minor color changes will occur as a result of the molding and casting: the crotch will be white like the rest of the torso, the lower legs will be black to match original Hi-Q color scheme, and the read out bars will be blue due to being molded with the face.

    Paid pre-orders: destrongerlupus


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  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    OOOO I was wondering when you'd do another project!

    This is a GREAT idea, especially as Hi-Q was oriignally concieved as Headmaster anyway. Your storyline idea is GREAT too.

    Count me in, one can NEVER have enough Headmasters!
     
  3. OldsCut78

    OldsCut78 Laser Rod

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    Put me down for one. PLEASE
     
  4. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    great job!!
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, this looks cool. :)  One can never have enough 'masters :D 
     
  6. TinManA.H.

    TinManA.H. Artificial Hero

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    So, how much are you thinking you'll sell these for?
     
  7. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    My estimate is $55, but it could be slightly more or less. I will update the thread when I have a full picture of the production costs.
     
  8. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    It's thinking like that which has made me spend thousands of dollars on a handful of figures, but I definitely have to agree with you Superquad. In regards to the figure; Hi-Q here looks awesome, and I think it's great that you're blessing the fandom with another Headmaster. The *masters are the shit - and you, sir, are as well. How much are these puppies gonna run us? Will there be a 'Nemesis Hi-Q' variant?

    ~Z
     
  9. bradforj

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    Thanks for the kind words :) 

    I have not given much thought to a nemesis version, however I have thought about doing an evil version. If people choose to use it as an "evil Hi-Q from another dimension where the Autobots are evil" version, then so be it :)  But I will not market it as such. I'm open to coloring suggestions on that one. I'm thinking it will be heavy on purple and black.
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    I vote black and red so he can match up with Nuqleon Quest Super Convoy (Which features the one official color-variant of Hi-Q)
     
  11. bradforj

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    Isn't the Nucleon Quest Hi-Q all black, with a chromed engine?
     
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  12. primal primus

    primal primus Wants more Batman

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    That's a must have!
     
  13. bradforj

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    Here is a pic of the first one to come out of the mold. The black flecks on it are bits of plastic flash that have been trimmed from the lower legs (no impurities). Once details are painted on, these little dudes are gonna be hot :) 
     

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    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    GORGEOUS! Can't wait for these to be available!
     
  15. bradforj

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    My best estimate is several weeks until they are ready to ship. Pre-ordering now will guarantee you one from the first run of 20 that is being done.
     
  16. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I'm deifnitely in for one!

    Did you update with "how to preorder" info?
     
  17. bradforj

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    Pre-order details added to first post. These will be available much sooner than expected, as 6 of the 20 are already completed!
     
  18. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    these are cool, i wonder how hard it'd be to put the headmaster unit in pm op's cab? i may have to get one of these and try it.

    on a side note, i use to have a second junker cerebros and fort max body that i was going to paint as prime. i have a photoshop pic but it's a work, snow days. if you had an extra cerebros, you could totally put a mouth plate over fm's mouth, even make it ala beast wars with the mouth. i think it'd be totally b'dass.
     
  19. bradforj

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    I had a similar idea after seeing a ko Cerebros on ebay recently that was red/white/blue. I passed on it because of quality concerns. Somebody could totally customize a yellowed Cerebros as you have mentioned, though.

    I have also thought of using the HM "High-Queue" on a Hosehead body.
     
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    The evil version, aka "Broken Mirrors High-Queue." Unpainted prototype.
     

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