Heavy/Scratch: Who wants a Robot Heroes Laserbeak!?

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Nyarlahotep, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    Posted some updates on page 1 of the shapeways prints.
     
  2. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Posts:
    1,984
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +2
    OMG THAT THING LOOKS AWESOME
    (and a side note, why not make a variation with some articulation? that would rock XD) but as it is, is still wonderful
     
  3. warrentan

    warrentan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Posts:
    534
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    interesting!
     
  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Posts:
    7,940
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    yes add articulation!!!!! HOLY FECES!!!!
     
  5. MarkAsRead

    MarkAsRead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Posts:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Do Prowl! Do it for the world!

    And Tracks....Just make him up. :) 

    Just ordered Laserbeak from shapeways. :) 
     
  6. LamboTwinLove

    LamboTwinLove Lambo Assassin

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Posts:
    2,124
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    That is awesome!! I would love to see a Prowl. I think you can find a good market for doing other unreleased Robot Heroes. Like Sideswipe!
     
  7. Pimp My Toy

    Pimp My Toy AKA Jimster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Posts:
    267
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    This guy looks great! Well done - I love custom Robot Heroes :D 

    They never did Prowl? Never knew that. I'd have done one ages ago if I knew there was a demand for him.
     
  8. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Posts:
    49,611
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3
    That's awesome work. I'd be interested RH customs!
     
  9. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Posts:
    12,992
    News Credits:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +63
    Ebay:
    just awesome!
     
  10. Atomatron

    Atomatron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Posts:
    3,413
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    yes prowl please too

    and need someone to paint them all!
     
  11. WuLongTi

    WuLongTi Cyber Ninja Web Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Posts:
    1,117
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +2
    excellent work Nyarlahotep, truly. Fits in the style of the Robot Heroes quite well. How were you able to balance them to make sure they wouldn't rock and would be stable?
     
  12. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    It was kind of a happy accident. I tried to duplicate the exact positioning of the original toy, but I've heard complaints that it toppled over easily so I just adjusted the foot position. I exported from zbrush and then imported into maya and lined up the grid to make a visual check for balance. It looked good, and ordered a few.

    I was really psyched to see that it balanced so well. It sits completely flat and the details really transferred over beautifully.
     
  13. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    Updated the top post with a sneak peek of the paint job.
     
  14. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Posts:
    1,984
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +2
    omg, painted it looks gorgeous
    i never really liked robot heroes aside rotf and g1 ravage
    and well it was a shame they cancelled laserbeak
    not anymore
    Xd
    hey the difference is the left foot, but i think if it doesnt fall...XP
     
  15. Atomatron

    Atomatron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Posts:
    3,413
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    awesome! once more (beside beak/buzz) become available PM id want to order several at once :) 
     
  16. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Posts:
    49,611
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3
    Is the material used the same as the original RHs?
     
  17. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    The material is definitely different, but it's similar. Depending on what you choose there is a big difference in quality, but it's not that big of a deal. The one that's painted on the first page is the WSF (white, strong, and flexible) and it's the cheapest.

    I'll be applying a gloss coat to it, with final decals and it should look almost 1:1 with the Robot Hero version. I'll be painting up Buzzsaw using FD (Frosted Detail) so we can see the difference.
     
  18. MarkAsRead

    MarkAsRead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Posts:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Love the way he turned out!

    Could you make a list of the paints you used? (Brand etc.)

    Can't wait for mine to show up. :) 
     
  19. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    So the first step I used was dying the figures. I filled a reusable coffee cup with water and added black RIT dye. I put the figure in the mixture then microwaved it for five sessions of 20 seconds back to back. The WSF will require you do this 3 times to get it as black as it can get while the Detail material will only take 1 time. Let the water cool completely, then removed the figure, dab dry and let it sit over night for the dye to soak in completely. I should have just bought the black material from shapeways, haha.

    I ended up painting the WSF black to get it completely black. I used Citadel acrylics for this. I went on to detail everything else with the same brand. Make sure you get the "BASE" versions of those paints so you don't have to do a ton a coats like I did. I bought the "SHADE" versions by accident and I had to coat the things like 12 times. I then used a glossy clear coat to give them a Robot Heroes look. The silver paint I used turned a slightly different color after I gloss coated - which was weird, so I just repainted the silver parts.

    It was a great learning experience working with these materials, and the next batch will be slightly different.
     
  20. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    I updated the thread to include pictures of the full color sandstone pictures from shapeways.
     

Share This Page