Heavy/Scratch: Upgrades for Titans Return Overlord (Shapeways)

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  1. fakebusker83

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    Upgrades for Titans Return Overlord

    Update Sep 20th, 2017



    Ever since Super-God Masterforce appeared on TV eons ago, Overlord has been one
    of my top favourite characters in TF lore. His appearance in MTMTE and Wreckers only
    made it more so.

    Thus I was quite overjoyed to find out that Hasbro is releasing an official rendition after
    all these years, and the fact that he's released in the Titans Return line (one of the best lines
    ever) is just icing on the cake.

    Obviously, I was itching to upgrade him with 3D printed add-ons.

    Blaster Rifle
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    Inspired by his G1 rifle and adapted to fit in Overlord's tank mode, this new rifle
    is made substantially larger than his stock weapon and fits the leader sized figure perfectly.

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    It comes in two pieces that peg together, allowing the front half to swivel 180º for better accommodation
    in tank mode.

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    Rifle also doesn't get in the way when both jet and tank combines together.

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    Shoulders
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    A big difference between G1 Overlord and IDW Overlord is that the latter's shoulders flare outwards,
    which in my opinion gave him an absolutely imposing silhouette. The two 5mm ports on the figure's
    upper arms was a huge boon as it allowed me to create shoulder pieces that can be installed
    easily.

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    (Green highlighted arrows point 'front' in bot mode.)

    These pieces come in two pieces per side, one of which is the base hinge piece that pegs into the
    shoulder, and the second is the outer shell that attaches and swivels around the first. Arc of movement
    is 90º allowing different positions to fit his various alt modes.

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    Forearm Adaptor
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    As the shoulder peg is now occupied by my shoulder add-ons, I created an adaptor that
    allows Megajet to be mounted onto Overlord's forearm, accurate to his IDW rendition. At present
    only the left arm adaptor is available, but I can make a mirrored set if demand is high enough.

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    It hides away very well in alt mode and does not impede transformation at all.

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    Powermasters
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    This upgrade is pretty straightforward. Replace your Titan Masters' faceplates with these
    and you have a set of nice, G1 accurate/inspired Powermaster figures. The ones shown here
    are printed in Shapeways Black High Definition Acrylate and painted in Gunze Sangyo Lacquer metallics
    for that crazy shine.

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    Shapeways Links

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    Giga & Mega Powermaster Backpacks

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    Upsized G1 Overlord rifle

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    IDW Overlord Shoulders

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    Overlord Forearm Adaptor (left side)

    Thanks for looking and I thank all of you for your support! Hope you guys like it!

    - Ariel

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    Flickr gallery is here.

    Fakebusker's Shapeways Store
     

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  2. Joey_Santana

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    Those are amazing upgrades! Excellent work!
     
  3. bumblebeej8

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    Nice work!
     
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    Hot fuck, now if only I could find an Overlord.
     
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  5. Shepard Prime

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    Oh, wow. Yeah this is a must-get set for me once I get Overlord.

    Also, whenever I see Overlord and Op/Convoy in the same pic, all I can picture is his chest being caved in. Such an epic fight.
     
  6. Hooper_X

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    Stunning.

    I don't suppose there's any chance of getting your fantastic IDW Overlord head turned into a TM faceplate, is there?
     
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  7. deliciouspeter

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    Amazing work as always.
     
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    Sooooold!!!!! :) 
     
  9. eceiev

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    Really nice
    What about making a new head in idw version like this 霸王.jpg
     
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  10. phoenixliger

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    Great job ariel love you work here sadly you beat me to the punch as far as the gun goes lol
     
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    That gun is amazing.
     
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    GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!
    I LOVE THIS AND IT LOOKS AWESOME AND AMAZING!!!!! GOOD WORK!!!
    Especially them shoulders. :p 
     
  13. Bendimus Prime

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    This looks amazing, I'll be ordering this tomorrow when I'm paid. Also, any possibility of adding the option of Black Hi-Def Acrylate for the TR Megaton fusion cannon?
     
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    You're giving me more and more reasons to buy a figure I had intended to go full 3rd party for. Only thing I'd ask for are some pieces that would up his height just a smidgeon without 'mis'transforming the feet.
     
  15. fakebusker83

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!!
    I was lucky to get Overlord early and work on these upgrades. I hope you'll find yours soon if you haven't!


    No plans for new heads yet, as I'm pretty happy with how he looks now. A coat of blue on his TM goes a long way in improving his look.
    Besides, I don't think I want to do full head replacements unless someone finds an easy, non-damaging way to disassemble the stock head.

    Oh! What do you mean? Are you designing a blaster for him too? Feel free to see it to completion!
    The more the merrier I always say :) 

    Thanks noble!

    Thanks DK!

    Thanks for your support Bendimus!
    I'm doubtful about using BHDA for Meg's fusion cannon as I'm concerned with how the support structure will affect its design during printing. Besides, it's going to be expensive; almost as costly as the figure itself.

    Hmm..I can think of a few ideas, but they require parts forming...
     
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  16. CodeXCDM

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    Would it be possible to make the ammo clip bit fold onto the muzzle of the gun, or just plain removable? Seems like the ribbed parts of the gun and clip could event compliment themselves such that you could pop the clip off, then slide it sideways onto the gun for the Tank mode. IDK, it's a silly idea, I wager, but eh... random ideas, ya know?

    Still some awesome work dude, as always.
     
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    :eek:  wow, what head is that? Man if that head was a bit smaller...... shoot I might bite for this set:cool: !
     
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    where did you get that head?
     
  19. eceiev

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    Mastermind creations R17

    Mastermind creations R17
     
  20. Blackout32

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    Well I know what I'm buying from shapeways when I get my Overlord from bbts. I can't wait to get mine but I'm waiting on my misfire before I ship my POL which is what my Overlord is in.
     
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