Repro Powered Commander Launchers

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  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    I am currently in talks with a quality repro-parts maker to have the Powered Commander launchers cast in white with red missiles for City Commander. I am also discussing having them done in a shade of blue that matches Shadow Commanders chest (with black missiles). It is unclear at this time what these would cost per set, but my gut says around $30-$35 per set based on the number of pieces involved (I took a PC launcher apart, and it consists of 5 parts plus 2 missiles = 7 parts total). I am currently gauging interest at this price level. Please reply if this is something you would be interested in if I can get it done.

    BTW, the parts maker is NOT Darkov. He has a policy of not reproducing the parts of other garage-kit companies.

    Update: Final Price set at $37.
     
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    Eh, I'd get G1 launchers with missiles for less than that. But my Powered Commander is en route now. I might change my tune once I have the launchers in hand.
     
  3. bradforj

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    One could do that, but they don't quite fit the aesthetic.
     
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    Id be down for the SC ones depending on how well they matched
     
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    I would be down for a City Commander set depending on the quality.
    After seeing the last City Commander "upgrade" set(launchers and head) up close....yeeesh. :yuck 
     
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    FP is coming out with a set of City Commander Launchers.
     
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    I am definately interested in Launchers for City Commander. Ones that fit the Aesthetic, and that price level seems reasonable for a set considering what it is.

    I have heard of a few people doing various designs, so not sure what I will ultimately go for, but I definitely want to get him something.
     
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    I would recommend that you try casting the missile launchers in blue plastic matching CC, with red missiles. I found that, with using G1 launchers, that the white plastic clashes with the painted white shoulders. Let me put it this way; there's just too many different "whites" going on- painted shoulders, CC's white plastic and Ultra Magnus' white plastic. I think this would also integrate better into the overall CC aesthetic.
     
  9. bradforj

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    My white G1 launchers look very good on CC. Are your launchers yellowed?

    Also, can anyone provide a link showing where FP plans CC launchers? If so, I will table this project.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Mine have very minor to zero yellowing. It's difficult to say because the "whites" already present on CC aren't pure white either, plus I have a lot of white furniture that contrasts quite a bit. I suppose you'll have a tricky time matching whichever color you end up using. It's just my impression that having white launchers would stand out too much.

    That said, I suspect more people will want white launchers. So, nevermind :redface2: .
     
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    man, and i just ordered some black ones from Darkov.
     
  12. bradforj

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    Based on the lack of response, I am guessing this project would be cost prohibitive. Having a mold made costs $$$, and that must be divided across each unit made. It is not worth it to make 5 or 6 sets of these. I really thought more people would be interested.
     
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    It might help to make a prototype first, but I'm guessing that's not cheap.
     
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    Nah, everyone knows what they look like. I'm not spending anything on this project until I see that there is solid interest in it.
     
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    Just checking one final time to see if there is any interest in these. I am having a very respected parts supplier make these if it happens, so they will be of extremely high quality. Pricing has been hammered out at $34 per set now, only $17 per launcher including both missiles. If anyone wants these please reply in this thread. My final decision will be based on the total number of replies received by 5/12/09 at 7pm central.
     
  16. kaotic504

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    i'd get them but i already have a set of G1 launchers coming in from Darkov. i have them now for my City Commander and Shadow Commander.
     
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    i would be interested if you can do them in the shadow commander scheme as you stated in the 1st post.
     
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    Count me in.
     
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    I'm up for this being done.
     

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