Heavy/Scratch: Red Alert Upgrade WIP

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  1. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Update: March 3rd, 2011
    Photos of the final parts uploaded below. For sales information, visit the Renderform Sales thread:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/commi...9169-renderform-accessories-upgrade-kits.html


    The final head design was shrunk down to be able to fit in car mode. To maintain a size that is still acceptable, there are times were you have to fiddle with the head so it can slide down properly. As well, the head needs to be pushed back, when sliding it out for robot mode, as the front of the "cap" catches on a inner chest piece, that protrudes out. The original plans for the light pipe eyes were scrapped, as I couldn't get it to work. The eyes always appeared dark or almost black. So now the eyes will be hand painted. The launcher is articulated, as shown in the photos below. The missile doesn't fire, due to the design. However, it can double as a hand held weapon. This will be the most limited upgrade set yet. 150 red sets, and 75 black sets.



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    So I was disappointed when Hasbro announced Generations Red Alert, and he was to come with a black head. I prefer the red head, because I think it makes him more unique compared to Sideswipe. And I also missed out on Henkei Red Alert. So basically, this is my attempt to get Red Alert how I want him. :) 

    The head is really rough. The final version will be smaller, more detailed and refined. He'll have light piped eyes, and maybe a set of painted eyes with a red backing.

    The hand gun is based on the G1 gun, but modernized. The shoulder rockets is the same deal. I want to rework it, so it can swivel up and down. It can also double as a hand gun, as seen in one of the photos.

    I was thinking of doing new emergency siren lights, but its going to be too much extra work, for a released kit.

    Anyways, once I ship out more of the Blaster preorders, I'm focusing on finalizing this kit. :)  I'll be releasing it in both a red head and black head sets, depending on which color people like. The guns and shoulder rockets will be the same colors.

    Original prototype photos can be found here:
    RF-004 Security Chief ยป Renderform.com - Renderform
     

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  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    How much and when/where do I order? I want a Skyfall set too.
     
  3. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Ditto!
     
  4. canonball

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    WANT.
     
  5. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Hey great job, did you do some sanding and sculpting to get the G1 look on Red Alert ?
     
  6. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Once all the Blaster preorders are shipped, I'll announce the price for this kit, along with preorders. :) 

    The head is scratch made. :) 
     
  7. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Beautiful works.....when and how much?
     
  8. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    I like the existing size of that head, it works for me. If you ever feel like getting rid of that proto if it's unwanted, you just PM me. haha! it's really neat.
     
  9. bcm77

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    Consider me intrested,mainly for the weapons although I like the head as well.

    Any plans to recolor the weapons for Sideswipe?
     
  10. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Wow, looks kinda like the wfc cliffjumper head but skinnier. I wonder if that could be used for the mod too.

    Now a light kit would be cool to add with the head as an upgrade.
     
  11. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually, it won't be too much smaller. The current size can't elevate down, for car mode. So it needs to be shrunk down by 10-15%.

    I'll be doing remolds of the weapons for Sideswipe. I feel these two deserve their own weapon designs. :D 
     
  12. destrongerlupus

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    Got me a Henkei Red and an army of Generations Reds, I can certainly use this to make SOMEBODY stand out....

    Not sure which color preference, but I'll certainly bite on something!

    D/L
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Where do we put in the preorders? I hope I didn't already miss out on the Skyfall kit.


    3D Print or CNC Machining? CNC gives you a part ready to mold without much more work, but it is significantly more expensive.
     
  14. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    As long as your on any of the active waiting lists, you'll get a PM when I begin taking orders, which will include all the details.

    I'm using a service thats similiar to CNC machining. I actually remade all my Blaster upgrade parts this way.
     
  15. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'll have to pick this up! Too bad I haven't seen any Red Alerts in my area
     
  16. kaos

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    keep us informed...and im down...
     
  17. Brunkion76

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    I will also be ordering this and the Darkwind when they come, I got the Skyfall and that thing was nice!
     
  18. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    Holy shit yes! After my Red Alert purchase I was extremely sad to notice that my RA was built with no eyes. lol. So a new head sounds great for my blind figure, way to go yet again Venksta! You always knock it out of the park
     
  19. siniquezu

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    that was my first thought.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Venksta, I think I'm gonna have to start cleaning your house for the extra cash to pay off all of the coolness you're making as of late :lol 
     

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