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Old 12-14-2011, 03:34 AM   #161
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Alright, i tried everything i could with the legs. Seriously, i give up, i'm not wasting any more time on that. The geometry is really screwed up (Sketchup seems to have pushed almost every line off axis, making it that much harder), and even when i extended everything to add a joint, the panel folded back didn't change the silhouette. The legs still looked just as wide, however the knee articulation was sacrificed. Therefore, i'm not going to bother on the legs, they will stay as they are. Personally, i quite like them like that, as Shrapnel's legs should be wider to emulate the G1 figure's. Kickback had thinner legs because he was a grasshopper, and so this set of figures i designed stays true to that.

However, i did manage to make the hip ball joints appear bigger. The original post has been updated with the new robot mode pics. The hips changes will not be carried over to Kickback, though, as his i would prefer to keep a thinner, perhaps leaner look for Kickback. Don't know why, but i always envisioned Kickback as being sleeker than the other two.

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #162
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They look nice. I'm not sure I'll buy the entire Insecticar, at least not all at once. Will you accept regular monthly payments of $5.99 until the debt is paid?



Seeing Shrapnel and Kickback together, they do look more different than I originally thought. I could see you doing something to make the upper arms look a little different, that may differentiate them more, but I don't think it's necessary.


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Old 12-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #163
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Thanks Yuyuyami.

The upper arms I decided to keep the same, because frankly these guys are costing a lot anyways and I wanted to maximise the amount of material I could hollow out. I have made the decision that unless tomorrow I get some really bad news when uploading Bombshell and Shrapnel, this will be the scale they will be produced at. Mainly because any smaller, and the hands would have to be shrunk, meaning good bye 5mm compatibility, and that's a no-go.

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:50 AM   #164
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How tall are these guys so far?


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Old 12-14-2011, 09:34 AM   #165
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From head to toe, Kickback stands 114.3mm, Bombshell stands 121.2mm and Shrapnel stands 116.6mm tall.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:58 AM   #166
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16.74 cm * 1 inch / 2.54 cm = 6.59 inches.

Nice, that's deluxe size.

But if you measured from the head I'm guessing Kickback's closer to 3.4 inches.


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Old 12-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #167
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To be fair, probably more a large scout, i mean don't forget the 167.4mm is to the top of Kickback's wings, and slightly above Bombshell's horns. Probably somewhere between Scout and Deluxe, now that i think about it. I just hope it won't cost too much. I'm looking around $75 for each piece (ouch, i know). But who cares, if i had to choose one, i know who i'd choose...Kickback!

Still, i intended to net all three. I want that Insecticar!

EDIT: The measurements for the three are given below the picture, no need for guessing.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #168
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D'oh. I just looked at the picture.

Once you get the Insecticar, you'll have to send it my way so I can review it and POSSIBLY send it back to you.



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Old 12-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #169
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Much as I'd love a review for the three (preferably not too negative ), I'm not sure I'd risk sending those three. I mean, I would like to get them back, and...well, I trust you and all, but still...


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Old 12-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #170
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No honor among IP thieves, eh?



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