"The Elder" COMING SOON!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by soupaphone, Sep 23, 2011.

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Would you be interested in an Add-on kit?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2011.
  1. Yes, I'd definately pick it up

    25.0%
  2. Maybe, if its at a reasonable price

    75.0%
  3. Not interested

    12.5%
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  1. soupaphone

    soupaphone Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to guage interest in this fan project. Please let me know what you think by taking the simple pole above or if you have questions or comments, be sure to post them below. Also, be sure to come back soon, as I'll be posting up the prototype as they become available. Thanks!!
     

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Digital renders go in Fan Art, so off we go!
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Oh NICE! Do you intend to make this printable? Or is this pure digital art?
     
  4. soupaphone

    soupaphone Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate the compliment. It'll be a kit with a few accessories (sword and shield). The mock-up will be posted here in a few days and the prototype later as it becomes available on the Radicon section. Thanks for your interest!
     
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    I like it!
     
  6. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Nice, which mold are you designig it for? I've already got BC A3, so I'm not DYING of need, but I love a good fan-kit, and I can usually come up with some use for good parts :) 
     
  7. soupaphone

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    I'm going to reveal the body in a mock-up. Wanted to go for something different. I hope fans are pleasantly surprised. But I'll give you a hint: its his ghost.

    As for accessories, I intentionally avoided designing the accessories for the specific toy it can be used with, since I know alot of folks like interchangeable weapons.
     
  8. soupaphone

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    So here he is. I always wanted a spectral version of this character, but seeing that it would probably never happen, I decide to make my own when the opportunity arose. I apologize for the crude mock-up. I'll try to get the unpainted prototype up soon. But 'til then, please let me know what you think. Thanks.
     

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  9. destrongerlupus

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    GENIUS!

    Though that means I'd have to track down those darn United sets :/

    Or I could just go for a non-ghost version :) 

    Still love the concept all around!
     
  10. soupaphone

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    Thanks a million!! I'm really glad you liked it. Heres hoping more fans do to. So to all TF fans reading this thread, I'd appreciate your input by take the pole above or commenting below.

    With regards to a non-spectral version, I'm open to suggestions. But I'm thinking only radicons would want a non-ghost version as they'd have to paint the figure. I'm not a customizer myself, actually a traditionally trained sculptor that made the digital jump, so I've always prefered a finished product rather than something I'd have to tinker with; so I wanted to produce that kind of product. But again, people could just ask for an un-painted set. Since paint apps on the proposed set (ie. the mustache, mask, parts of the hilt and shield) do take time and effort, an unpainted version would keep overall cost down which would translate to a better deal for the interesed party. Right?
     
  11. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    You're very much right that most folks would prefer a finished product to a kit, that's usually the way of things (their loss though, there are a LOT of cool products that only exist with a little DIY involved)

    My concern (both for myself, as well as for you and your project) is that even as a plug-and-play final finished product, needing to put it on an expense and relatively rare figure is going to limit the breadth of the appeal.

    That said, it looks DARN nice on that clear body!

    No matter what happens with this particular product, I TRULY hope you continue to work on ideas like this, you've clearly got both wonderful design-vision and artistic skills. With the right project I'm sure you could end up overwhelmed with interest :) 

    D/L
     

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