renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit

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  1. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was fortunate enough to pick up one of Venksta's RF-005S kits at Botcon (it was a lot harder to find that Darkwind bag then you'd think!). Here's a review of the kit for all you folks who are thinking about picking one up:

    Here's a picture of the bagged kit:
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    Contents:

    Parts- Head Front, Head back, rifles x 2, handguns x 2, translucent purple visor (already in head piece), translucent red visor, and an opaque purple visor
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    Putting the new head on is a snap. As many of you know, one of the main goals of renderForm products is to provide a means to transform your figures without much customizing know-how. All you need to do is:

    Unscrew the back of the head:
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    Slide the back front of the head off from the back:
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    Leaving you with a sad little headless Darkwind:
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    "Don't Look at me"

    Just a little note here. With this kit Venksta decided to use some handy reusable tape:
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    Aside from making the package much easier to open, the reusable tape allows one to wrap the old head/accessories for the figureback into the already provided packaging:
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    Anyhoo back to Darkwind, who is waiting every so patiently:
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    All you need to do is to reuse the screw that was just removed from the original head, using it to secure the halves of your new head (after inserting your preferred visor from the three that are supplied). HEAD ON!
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    Also provided in the kit are a gamut of new accessories:
    Twin laser rifles-
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    Those of us fortunate enough to get the Special Botcon set, also got some nifty little translucent purple handguns:
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    Now, as Venksta has mentioned on renderForm, and over here on TFW, a gap exists after screwing the halves of the head together on the final product:
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    I usually display the front of the head so it's not an issue at all for me, but it's worth mentioning for those fans who would be bothered/annoyed by the issue.

    All-in-all, I am extremely pleased with the product, as I have been with all of Venksta's add-ons. All of his work is top-notch, with customer satisfaction being the number one priority. I look forward to purchasing many more add-ons in the future!

    Here are some obligatory photos:
    RF-005 with the rest of the renderForm add-ons:
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    And of course, with Botcon '07 Dreadwind:
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  2. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Supplemental- Botcon Freebie RF-007B Warrior's Soul Kit:

    My wife was able to nab one the RF-007 kits from Venksta whilst we were there. Included in the set are "The Shield of Faith" and "The Sword of The Spirit". I thought I'd snap a couple of pics with our favorite Cavalier (these are for you, Proto!):

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    Handily, the kits have both 3mm and 5mm style plugs, allowing you to use them with both classics figures and figures from series like Cybertron:
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    "Sword of Thundera, give me sight beyond sight..."
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    ...glorious. Hope a bunch of you guys were lucky enough to pick one up at the show!
     

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  3. mechfiend

    mechfiend Well-Known Member

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    Nice review! I can't wait to get mine
     
  4. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    wait he was at botcon?

    wtf?
     
  5. CookSux

    CookSux Infectious Veteran

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    ^that's what I said
     
  6. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    Score! I'm looking forward to receiving mine. Thanks for the nice review.

    Your pic of all the upgrades together makes me wish I'd picked up the Red Alert set, especially with the Generations figure so easy to get a hold of.
     
  7. enter-the-robot

    enter-the-robot Well-Known Member

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    I keeped looking for that RF bag but I couldn't find it either. I was really hoping to get that sword and shield.

    Great review though!
     
  8. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Thanks for the review. I'm really looking forward to receiving my RF-005 kit soon. It'll be my 1st Venksta product.
     
  9. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Looks great, cant wait till Venksta starts shipping them. Damn, that shield looks great with the clear Roddy too. Nice to see someone who has a bunch of his upgrades scored the shield/sword.
     
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    Dude you got to get Renderform on your facebook or at least visit the sight regularly
     
  11. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the review XJunkie. I have this set preordered and can't wait to get it. I've bought every set that I could from Venksta and completely agree with your review. He does great work with the fan in mind.
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    That's a cool set for Darkwind. Can you still get it?
     
  13. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    I just missed getting in on the first order for this awesome kit. I hope to make the cut for the 2nd batch!
     
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    Nice! I wish I could have been there.
     
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    primenemesis Banned

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    how do you get this?
     
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    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^Just send a friendly PM to Venksta. :) 
    Thanks for the nice pics Xjunkie! Very nice upgrade set.
    If only Hasbro made some changes to head-molds for some repaints, then all's forgiven! :p  Venksta's team did it again! I want an update set too!!
     
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    I can't wait to get on the list for the 2nd batch, I need this so badly.
     
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    Damn it took me all three days to find him! Finally on sunday after walking around 10 times, I see him waiting in line to get an autograph. Awesome kit! Only problem I have is mine is missing the clear purple visor. =( I already PMed Venksta so hopefully he can send me that piece.
     
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    GLORIOUS!! Great review, and funny to boot. Thanks for reminding me of two things... one, to display him with his Botcon buddy. (forgot all about that guy!) two, to put the shield with that Japan exclusive blue hot rod. That looks amazing!!

    So glad I had a friend pick up bot at the con... and so thankful for Venksta for some fantastic sculpts. His work has really enhanced the recolors, and he's been really awesome to deal with. Can't recommend him higher. Props!

    OH! For PrimeNemesis, the link to his site is here. He's putting these out in batches. Watch for a notice on his Facebook (or here) and jump on it quick!

    Order Page ยป Renderform.com - Renderform
     
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    Looks fantastic! I wish I would have paid better attention to his participation at BotCon so I could have con-stalked him for the freebie stuff :D 

    I'm super excited to get this set.
     

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