Website launch - TF-1.com + Black Tracks

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  1. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    My website is finally online. It's not completely done but there's more than enough there for a functional website and the rest can be fixed in small un-noticeable bits over the next few weeks I hope, like a links page etc. The idea is to continually add to it.

    http://www.tf-1.com

    All the articles I've written over the last few years and submitted to sites like TFSource, MFO and Freds Workshop have been collected on one site, and I've wanted to do it for ages.

    I'd like to thank my brother deeply for his design work and site building, basically making my ideas reality and coming up with a few brilliant ones of his own. Also, equally, I want to thank Paul Vromen for his sublime and breathtaking artwork that he has contributed freely to the site, adding enormously to the overall look and feel of the pages.

    The idea is to eventually have individual artwork for each article, but as you can imagine it takes time to come up with art that good so as Paul contributes more over time, the more pages will have artwork.

    In addition to all the articles I had online already, a few more have been written recently and I've been dying to share these for ages. To start off with, the big one...

    Diaclone and Reissue Black Tracks:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/pretf_frame.php?art=blacktracks

    Also new are:

    E-Hobby Reissue Exclusive Roadrage (Red Tracks):
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/reissue_frame.php?art=Roadrage

    Japanese Exclusive TF-04 Guard City (Recoloured Defensor):
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/jtf_frame.php?art=guardcity

    Brazilian Blue Brawn from Optimus vs Malignus:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/mini_frame.php?art=bluejipe

    Brazilian Yellow Bumblejumper from Optimus vs Malignus:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/mini_frame.php?art=yellowbump

    Brazilian Orange Bumblebee from Optimus vs Malignus:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/mini_frame.php?art=orangebee

    As well as adding new articles, some of the older ones have gone through a massive makeover in either content, layout or photography:

    Japanese Exclusive Twincast, Soundblaster and Dinocassettes:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/jtf_frame.php?art=dinocass

    Milton Bradley and the TF Red Tracks:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/eurous_frame.php?art=mb

    Peruvian Minibots:
    http://www.tf-1.com/articles/mini_frame.php?art=peru

    Just for those who wish to view Paul's art, the pages with art in addition to those above are the Windcharger articles, Optimus Prime articles, Mexican Starscream, Ehobby Insecticons, Brawn/Jipe articles, Diaclone Blackhooded Bluestreak article, Hot Rod articles and the credits page.

    Many thanks again to all of those who have supported my articles over the years, I'm sure everyone who is interested will appreciate having them all in one place and easily accessed.

    I hope you enjoy the site, I've certainly enjoyed making it!

    All the best
    Maz
     
  2. Nightrain

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    An absolutely wonderful site! I've always enjoyed your contributions and I'm so happy there's a simple, well designed path to your articles. Just recently I dug up the Diaclone release list you put together, in my continuing quest to figure out marketing strategies. Incredible work.
     
  3. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Dude, you da man!
    :rock  :rock  :rock 

    Great site! Lots of information and very nice pictures of rare items.
     
  4. Valkysas

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    Its about time you got a site!

    *bookmarks*
     
  5. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow! great reads in there!
     
  6. Orodruin

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    Great stuff! I just skimmed through the Tracks and Dinotape articles, they're great. The Tracks one is especially helpful since I made a custom black tracks, and now I can see the rest of the details (face color, other parts). Gotta get my paints out again.
     
  7. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I just read through your article on the Dinocassettes and the players, great job! I've added you to my bookmarks!
     
  8. Backscatter

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    Wow! PERUVIAN MINIBOTS! Who would have guessed? Great pictures!
    I only knew of the ones from Brazil and Argentinia!
     
  9. Kupp

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    Black Diaclone Track, My God, it does exist. :cries:

    Now how do I get to finland and find one....
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    Aweome Maz! And huge thanks for all the superb articles.
    There's none that can beat them.

    < Just came in to get the bookmark :lol 


    This is worthy of a front page IMO. Since they're the best TF articles out there and finally all accessible in one place.
     
  11. Orodruin

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    When you get one can I have your Lucky Draw? :wink: 
     
  12. Kupp

    Kupp Ford Fanboy TFW2005 Supporter

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    The only way anyone is getting my lucky draw is by outliving me and buying it at my post-mortem charity fundraiser auction.

    I'm trying to find a second, hopefully one that is still sealed. I want a mint one and one to apply the stickers too.
     
  13. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Another site for my records! Nice!
     
  14. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Woah! Amazing! Congrats man! :D 
     
  15. Maz

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    heh thanks, I never imagined people would take the time to read that whole thing :) 

    But it is one of the ones I'm most happy with. Could all be wrong mind...

    All the best
    Maz
     
  16. JaviSRK

    JaviSRK Push my button.

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    One criticism from me - get rid of the IFRAME scrolling within the articles - not a whole lot of people like that.
     

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