Heavy/Scratch: WIP- New Classics Kit 1 of 12

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  1. destrongerlupus

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    WIP- New Classics Kit 1 of 12 (shhhh, it's Goryu)

    11/29/12 UPDATE TIME!!!!

    So, I've been busy working on this kit, and basically have all the Goryu version parts done. There are still some tweaks I need to make before getting detailed high-quality prints run, but I wanted to do a color-proof-of-concept just to make sure everything I was intending worked as designed.

    Anyway, enjoy the pics and LMK what you think!

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    Mostly toy inspired, but with the anime-style claws. Icepick will have some alternate arm options.

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    Menacing the rescue force...who else COULD he menace???

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    Surprisingly, more than tall enough to join the "Space Mafia"

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    While never seen in the anime...Scary Robo Muppet FTW!

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    And just 'cause I'm pleased with it, wanted to show off his back design, which was inspired by the Pretender-shell-plate

    Thanks for looking all!


    9/23/12 Small update-

    Well my build platform's heater burned out :/ So I can't test anything for a little bit. I have a ticket in to get it fixed, and I've already ordered a spool of PLA (which doesn't require the heated platform, and which is default material for the higher-res Replicator 2 that was just announced :drool:  ) So I should be able to get something going soon.

    In the meantime though, since a few people asked about the alt-mode, and I'm pretty sure I haven't shown a good shot of his scary-muppet-head (as I've taken to calling it), I figured this would be a good moment to reveal the monster-mode.

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    I plan on giving him new knee-plates that will work as feet in this mode, and also drag him a little closer to animation-model in robot mode, but we're nearing the end on Goryu, and IcePick will only require a few different parts (one of which is modeled already). After that it's probably onto Slog/Kakuryu so I can nail down the combined torso mode :) 

    9/22 Small Update: Baby got back.

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    An internet cookie to whomever recognizes the design first :) 

    Update 9/20:
    Goryu is very nearly done. He's far enough along, I've even started working on the Icepick custom parts. I'll post pics of him soon.

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    Still some proportioning and peg-fitting issues to resolve, but it's pretty solid and coming right along.

    Once we're ready to go live, I may put the claws and some of the other more delicate parts up on Shapeways so anyone that wants to invest the extra can get less fragile versions (I keep snapping the ends off of mine :/)


    D/L
     

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    soymonk Mathematical!

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    I'm guessing this is using the FoC Optimus mold?
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    :lol  I thought I had obscured him enough that it would take more than one post to sort that much out. But yes, I am using FOC OP, the mold that works for everyobe except Peime ;) 

    D/L
     

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    Hmmm, consider me stumped! Looks cool though.
     
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    :D 
    Actually, as soon as I saw the pic I thought to myself "Hmm, what's he doing with the FOC Prime mold? Hope it's interesting....":D 
     
  6. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I tried to make the pic a bit of a stumper as he's really not ready for reveal yet, but I was so pleased with how the chest came out, I had to share :) 

    It's SUCH a nice mold (if you're not using it for Prime :lol )

    It will DEFINITELY be interesting, not everyone's cup of tea (my projects rarely are), but it should be worth watching ;) 

    D/L
     
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    my first guess was one of the pretender monsters.....but they arent that obscure anymore after LSOTW and spotlight series....
    need a little bit more color and resolution. I'm always interested what goes on in that head of yours.....
     
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    Well, close enough, you get the cookie.

    TECHNICIALLY this is the Goryu variant I'm working on now, but Icepick is going to share most of the same parts.

    D/L
     
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    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    I demand you text me the identity of this character!


    please.
     
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    shinobi77 Fatbastard

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    Well, now that you mention it, the build for foc prime actually does work well for these guys.....
    (LOL like you said, the mold works great for anyone BUT prime)

    Are you going to go full out and do Dinoking as well then?
     
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    Yeeeup. Custom parts for each of the two teams as well.

    Dinoforce will concentrate on robot-form Anime-accuracy (I'm also toying with what to do about their shells, since they rode on them constantly)

    Monsters will be inverse-style modern-Pretenders with their alt-modes incorporating elements from their vintage shells. (I'm also toying with having extra rubbery-shell-bits as add-ons per the original pretender concept drawings, as I've found a cool new rubber material that I should be able to mold using printed-press-molds....)

    D/L
     
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    This might actually merit me buying a FoC Optimus... haha
     
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    Sweet mother of mercy. I think I may have just crapped my pants with excitement.
     
  14. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I don't want the rush to start and spike prices before I get mine, but may I suggest 6-12? ;) 

    You are too kind. Though this is coming along in a very solid way, and I think the end result will be pretty nice!

    D/L
     
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    This is gone to be aWesome!!!!
     
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    Haaarrdddhead?
     
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    waits in anticipation.
     
  18. destrongerlupus

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    Thanks for the faith and support! The early work is looking solid on this one, I'm very excited to be getting to the actual artistic part of this one at last :) 

    There are more than enough Hardheads being done (though I actually have one in the works for my own collection), this is Goryu/Icepick of the Dinoforce/Pretender Monster clan.

    Thanks man! I appreciate the support. Hopefully this will come together fairly quickly from here out :) 
     
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    I hate guessing games. Looks cool though.
     
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    Already revealed (guessed correctly by like the 3rd post), it's Goryu of DinoForce who will share parts with Icepick of the Pretender monsters.
     

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