X-Transbots Savant (Masterpiece Skids)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by TigerBlade, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

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    This is a prevailing opinion these days that I really dislike. Toon accuracy to a fault. I want the characters to look like the cartoon, sure, but the best representation of the cartoon character possible. Real world alt modes, more details, fixed proportions. Like an idealized or "masterpiece" representation of the character. If they screwed up and drew the character like crap, I don't want that in my mp toy. Xtb made the right call here.

    [Edit] edited for meanness. Sorry about that :( 
     
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  2. oku

    oku Oh.

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    People want what I dont want is what's wrong with the fandom.
     
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  3. Dangard Ace

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    I already and multiple times said I want toon accurate robots but also real world alt modes with more details in bot and alt mode. The ONLY point we differ here is you think the proportions for this one bot need fixing. I do not. I showed pictures of why and said that that is what I would like in MY collection. For whatever reason you're taking it personally that I consider this a stand-in and not the idealized MP representation of Skids. End of the day you do you buddy.
     
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  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    You're absolutely right. Had to zoom in to see it but its there. I stand corrected :) 
     
  5. El Duque

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    As much as I love toon accuracy I 100% endorse the higher shoulder placement. So ready for this guy to release.
     
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  6. Maglite

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    That's harsh. I like what XTB did with the arms in comparison to what Dangard wants, but still. It just seems unnecessary, especially since the dude isn't even getting the look he wants out of an MP Skids. He in no way ruined or affected this iteration of Skids.
     
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  7. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    The toon waist arms look stupid as hell. I'm glad they didn't even attempt that mess.
     
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  8. JSix

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    Here’s what the toon shoulder sag would have looked like, for anyone who’s interested[​IMG]
     
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  9. JSix

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    First thing I'm going to do when this guy arrives is fix those crazy cat eyes.
    Going to paint the lenses silver, and then print waterslide decals of this headlight lens:

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    I'll print it on translucent waterslide paper so that the silver comes through slightly. The combined effect was pretty convincing when I did the same method of MT Downbeat's taillamps (using Snaku's waterslide file).
    As someone else mentioned already, repainting the face with a metallic paint might make the mouth features *appear* to be sharper... maybe. Anyhow, for toon-approved legitimacy the face should be a light blue and not a pale white, so I'll look into trying that.
     
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  10. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    I must have missed the logic behind the Totoro eyes...
     
  11. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

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    It's because of the tabs on the back on the lenses.
     
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    Jesus Christ, that is one ugly-ass robot. If I ever felt the desire to add him to my collection, I'll stick with the Alternators version.
     
  13. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    Photoshop? More like photo-stop
     
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  14. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    going to be hard has there's a peg in the middle so your going to have yellow cats eyes
     
  15. JSix

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    Isnt the peg on the backside of the lens? I’m talking about painting the front side, which is not ideal, but yeah... Guess we’ll find out soon.
     
  16. Snaku

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    Sorry. Yeah, that was pretty mean. Edited to be a little nicer.
     
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  17. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    sorry my bad i get ya now :D 
     
  18. Mentasm

    Mentasm Instrument of Destruction

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    Damn, I forgot that Skids is one ugly looking bot regardless of the media he appears in... How he managed to get a girl like Charlene is anyone's guess! ;) 
     
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  19. Dangard Ace

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    Think of him like those popular Ugly Dolls... or Pugs. Ugly cute.
     
  20. Snaku

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    I dunno. He could occasionally be a looker.

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    He could even square up his shoulders occasionally.

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    Everybody getting after this guy just because he had bad posture...

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    AAAAAAAAA!!! Nevermind! Kill it kill it kill it!!!
     
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