Heavy/Scratch: Cyrene "Ariel homage" for TF PRID Arcee By Tecrom Designs

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  1. Tecrom Designs

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm VERY happy to introduce you to Cyrene, yet another Femacon design making her debut in my Viacon Universe. She is "very" loosely based on another character, so I can't really say she's an homage at all. Her look and personality is very much influenced by her namesake, "Cyrene," an ancient Amazon warrior. She's suppose to be both sexy yet powerful. Who am I kidding? She's just SEXY!! As you can see from the pictures below, she is fully transformable if used with the TF PRID Arcee figure. (Somehow that giant ponytail magically fits perfectly) LOL

    Although just in from Shapeways, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite models. Now I just have to find a painter to customize her. I hope you guys like her as much as I do. Unfortunately my camera phone doesn't do the FUD print justice!! I'd also like to mention that she's only been test printed in the Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD) material shown below and has the same new tight ball joint that I created for Oracle Ver. 2. If you're interested in viewing a 3D turnaround of Cyrene's design and want to pick up a print please click on the link below.

    Cyrene Head Only: Cyrene Head for RID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways

    Cheers!!

    Tecrom




    If you're unfamiliar with my threads, my goal is to create a new Universe called "THE VIACONS." Here's the log line.

    “The VIACONS are a long lived race of techno-organic beings that reside on the sentient world of VIACON 1. Recently emerging from a millennia long war that decimated much of their population and leveled their once great cities-the Viacons seek to rebuild their Empire and restore it to its former glory. During the Great Viaconian Wars, much of their population were scattered across the quadrant, existing in small pockets of lawless outposts throughout the system. In the new order, the Viacon Republic and its Senate, have sought to reunite all Viaconians back into the fold. However, an ancient enemy, long thought extinct and only spoken of in myth, has made a silent return. Cloaked in secrecy, the Tecrom have infiltrated parts of the Senate and have begun undermining the foundation of its rule. The few who are aware of the threat have formed a clandestine resistance-systematically recruiting into their ranks, those who posses unique qualities that will aid them in their struggle to expose and ultimately drive out the Tecrom."


    NAME: Cyrene
    AFFILIATION: Former member of the Oracles of Viconus
    POSITION: Freedom Fighter
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    CYRENE's BIO:

    Centuries before the Great Viaconian Wars, Cyrene was a priestess of the Viconian order. Viconus- the benevolent creator, is believed to possess the ability to ignite the spark of the inorganic. He was said to speak through his priestesses and would grant the faithful extraordinary abilities. Like Cyrene, the few who exhibited the gift of insight, mastery of the technological arts and the ability to manifest the will of the creator, were granted the opportunity to join the female order. The Oracles, as they became known, were seen as the voice of Viconus and commanded great respect throughout the quadrant. Through such reverence and their unique abilities, the Oracles maintained stability throughout the system for nearly a millennia. Although possessing great power, many felt them honorable and compassionate and they were seen as champions of justice. They settled disputes-large and small, allocated resources and when needed, put down rebellions. Although forbidden by their charter to maintain direct affiliation with any group outside the order, a few members began to hold favor in some courts. Soon, the once thought incorruptible, became the source of corruption. With the help of a few noble members of the order, Cyrene exposed the parties involved, but to their dismay, their findings were dismissed as circumstantial. Later she and those loyal to the cause, discovered that the corruption stemmed from the highest station of the order. To expose the conspirators whom she believed undermined the true teachings of Viconus, she publicly questioned the moral and ethical authority of some of its members and questioned the accountability of those who held chairs within its High Council. For the spectacle, Cyrene was forcibly discharged from the order and branded a traitor and a heretic. However, beyond its walls, she continued to petition and denounce her former employ and called for their investigation before the Intergalactic Tribunal. The Tribunal was the supreme judicial forum of the quadrant, containing many charters, from many worlds, including that of Viacon 1, the homeworld of the Oracles. It was the only body that had the authority and scope to call into question the criminality of the order's high ranking members. The Oracle High Council could not let this challenge stand and ordered her immediate arrest. Knowing an arrest would lead to an unjust trial, end in incarceration or possibly her demise, Cyrene and a few others, also deemed traitors, managed to elude capture. Not long thereafter, the once great order of the Oracles was restructured and the few virtuous that remained, were systematically terminated through treachery. The new order of the day was power, and the acquisition of that power, was their mantra. However, its final perversion came to pass when its High Council ordered the destruction of its founding Charter-a relic forged by the hands of Viconus himself. When found that the divine artifact could not be destroyed by normal means, the council ordered its removal from its once hallowed halls. The Charter’s whereabouts, now lost to history. Decades past, the virtues of the Oracles have long been forgotten. No longer a female order, the regime has taken on a new face, a new name, to mirror its dark path-Lord Volcrom of the Tecrom. The Tecrom unlike its former, systematically amasses an unstoppable army, marching on countless city states, sacking peaceful colonies and eventually conquering entire worlds. And with each victory, their iron grip on the quadrant tightens. At its inception, Cyrene and the few loyal allies she has gain while in hiding, band together and created a small standing army, in hopes of slowing the expanding juggernaut. For over a century, Cyrene and her loyal Generals meet the enemy at every turn-now an army of hundreds, against a war machine of thousands. Outnumbered and outgunned-some in her ranks choose to retreat in the face of overwhelming odds. Cyrene, undaunted by the task, forges on, leading her weary armies in countless battles through endless campaigns. The Tecrom lines are virtually impregnable. In the twilight of her days, she is crippled by her losses. However, her greatest victory will be in her final stand. Again, low on munitions and completely out manned, Cyrene and her most loyal soldiers, chose to charge a standing army of thousands, rather than retreat and risk capture. A Scribe reportedly witnessed the event. They were seen charging into the brink with little more than small photon pistols, therma bows and plasma sabers. One amongst them, an injured soldier, had no weapon but the shrapnel pulled from his severed arm. Their cries were thunderous and their eyes poised at the enemy and in the distance, the advancing army took pause. In that brief instance, Cyrene and her soldiers charged into history. The news of their bravery was set ablaze across the system. Inspiration, excitement, fear and anger- echoed across the quadrant. Pacifists could no longer turn a blind’s eye. Neutral states began to take up arms. And former enemies banded together. It was the start of the Great Viaconian Wars.



    LINKS TO ITEMS ON SHAPEWAYS
    Cyrene Head Only: Cyrene Head for RID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
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  2. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer/ Store Owner

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    wow man you finally did it.. happy too see Ariel come to life.
     
  3. grunge

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    if i DO get this im going to need some yellow ...
     
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    Damn, you are REALLY knocking these out of the park! VERY nice
     
  5. UltraMagnus2008

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    Love your work, I'll be ordering asap
     
  6. Ash-T

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    Wow, that's amazing! BTW, do you have somewhere in your plans a "Moonracer homage" by any chance? :) 
     
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    no becuase he knows greenlight must come first! lol

    hey in regard to the Cyrene and Oracle V2 heads, why no weapons with these? i can sorta see cyrene not having a hand gun ... but perhaps a bow? a bow that could be attached onto the gun that comes with the original figures gun to make it into a cross bow. or is that saved for Beta? (who could be A3s gf ... )
     
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    GREAT ! the list of stuff I need to order made bye you just keeps getting longer and longer... Great job man
     
  9. Tecrom Designs

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    Psst...tell that to HASBRO.

    Not quite sure what that means.

    Thank you...thank you.

    ...talk to grunge he has my "to do" list. lol. But seriously, girls are always on my radar.

    I know someone would pick up on the lack of weapons. Two reasons actually, I need to make sure the heads work on the toys, so I do them first. You can do heads without weapons as there are tons of weapons out there, ranging from official TF toys, 3rd party offering and the very talented designers on this here board. Besides weapons are always something I can go back to. Its the magic of 5mm pegs baby! And second, I need to keep my characters coming if I'm going to fill out my portfolio and continue to expand the Viacon Universe.

    BTW how'd you know I wanted a crossbow for Cyrene? And who's Beta? Wink...wink.

    I'm really, REALLY happy a lot of TF fans enjoy my work. I'm more of an organic modeler and this venture into designing bots was kind of risky for me as I wasn't sure if TF or bot fans would dig my style. But yeah, all the support you can muster would be more than appreciated. Just make sure you get what you like so everyone's happy. And please don't hesitate to tell me what you'd like to see. I'm always willing to hear what TF fans have to say.
     
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    lol no ones beta around here :D 
     
  11. autobot prowl

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    How bout some heads for Animated Arcee? You already made some hands, why not mod your Oracle head to a slightly larger size? Also have you thought about making some new chest pieces for both molds? Both figures are easy to take apart and would really open up some fantastic custom possibilities.
     
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    Awesome work, and great back story. As I've said before, I'll likely be buying this once I figure out a place for it (besides Arcee, since I have Tempest for that)

    I wonder if that head would work on Arachnid? I'll have to look into that...
     
  13. IceConvoy

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    Brilliant! I love this head design. Definitely my favorite so far. I'm going to need more freakin Prime Arcees for all these awesome heads you've been making.
     
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    Agreed this is probably "one" of Tecrom's best heads aside from the Arcee design!! Making great use of that RID mold.
     
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    Hmmm I wonder if this could fit on Ani BA? I've always wanted an Elita!
     
  16. Tecrom Designs

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    Believe me I would have liked the Oracle design to work with Animated Arcee. There were multiple attempts actually. Unfortunately that neck joint is a nightmare. Mods I've seen for that mold are usually non digital, since a customizer can just drill a hole and get the best fit as needed. In my case, all test prints were a bit "off", so I scratched the idea. And since most fans just had a problem with the mold's hands, an optional upgrade set was created. As for a chest mod-there'd need to be too many "precise" measurement that'd have to be taken to get a good fit for a chest. Believe it or not, I've had to reprint models that were off by less than a quarter of a millimeter. Very frustrating. Designs I do offer, have gone through multiple test prints and a lot of minute adjustments. (I really need to make my own fembot) I hope this helps. And I really do appreciate your suggestions, because you may come up with something I didn't think of and could potentiallly make happen. And that'd be a win for everyone.

    Thanks, I really enjoyed modeling Cyrene and creating her backstory. She and her "sister Oracles" (looking at you grunge) will play a big part in the Viacon Universe.

    Yeah, I saw your Tempest at the meet up. Totally works with PRID Arcee. Airachnia, you know what maybe? I wish I had her.

    BTW, if anyone has any ideas on more female molds that could be used, please chime in.

    I really like this design too man. She's just hot for some reason-in that Femacon kind of way...lol. Yup, PRID Arcee is one AWESOME toy. I hope HASBRO keeps on making her or gives her a nice update in Beast Hunters.

    Thanks!!!

    In that show wasn't she Elita-1. And wasn't Elita-1 some other character.....You should try it, that figure is pretty femme and could work. Again, I don't own her. But if you do get to try it out, please post pics!!
     
  17. Auceps Prime

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    I think the Ani Blurr mold would work good for Elita-1, have you thought about this?
     
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    Not a great variety of female molds our there. I'd like to see something maybe done for the 2007 Movie Arcee or Cybertron Thunderblast. That Arcee would need new hands in addition to the head, but she might make for a decent Junkion, Elita-1, or Firestar too but that's stretching it maybe. Thunderblast has a couple recolored releases, albeit they are exclusives, but there is potential there. Thunderblast herself might even be an ok base for Lancer.
     
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    Very lacking in the fairer sex when it comes to TF's That movie arcee is interesting, but her aesthetics are really.....movie. Thunderblast would be a better choice, But for the prices some are fetching, 3rd party maybe the way to go.

    ...Moonracer or Paradron homage? Colors work.
     
  20. autobot prowl

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    Just ordered this and the Oracle head, can't wait to tinker with it