DX9 Toys D06 Carry - Studio OX Inspired Rodimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by The Crow, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Astaraen

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    Same here. I bought onto the hype train back during his first release and he's been on permanent front display ever since. I don't use his Targetmaster much, but Carry is damn near perfect as far as Space Winnibegos go
     
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  2. GT2

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    Like others, sometimes I wish there was a more OG Rodimus head to go with this design. So I decided to have a go at making one.

    Originally, I did start working on a whole new head. But to me, the highly stylised nature of the rest of the figure meant that the round smiley ball of a head looked out of place. As such, I did decide to slightly stylise the newer head. I went about this by trying to retain the original back part of the head, and making my attempt line up with the original silhouette.

    This is incomplete.

    I think that the excessive heat where I am this week has meant the prints are looking a bit melty.

    My original mouth design has been a victim of print quality, as has the back edge (unseen in this picture)

    The face and grey parts are just primer, so are obviously the wrong colour.

    Shades of red and blue are 'whatever I have around shades, so again not quite right. Not to mention my poor painting skills, which look worse in photo.

    The screw-hole needs improving for a tight fit.

    However, this is my first public shown draft.

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    Edit: Constructive feedback always welcomed!
     
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  3. David Hingtgen

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    I think a raw, unpainted one would give us a better look at the sculpt.
     
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  4. Fortynickel

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    If you want to take an easier route, you can use the FansToys Rodimus Prime face that came with their Hoodlum and just customize it.

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  5. GT2

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    I see where you're going with that, but that's quite an expensive modification, given the price to purchase a Hoodlum :D 

    The face itself was attempted to be modeled from that TFTM scene, here's an earlier version with a different mouth, that printed even worse than this one.

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    Which I then attempted to put in with a version of the helmet that matched the Carry silhouette.

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    Printing is an art! This isn't my first bash, but I'm just a dabbler who fancied a challenge.

    Faces are even more of an art.

    EDIT: The photo really has made the painting look worse, I hadn't even seen those red dots around the eye until the camera highlighted them.

    I did also briefly try separate face and helmet parts as per the original Carry design, but the small sizes made tolerance a nightmare.
     
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  6. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Poors Extraordinaire

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    You can probably ask if anyone has one that they are not using or contact FansToys to see if they will sell one to you. In general, not a lot of people use that faceplate.

    I can appreciate your dedication, just a suggestion to help you out.
     
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  7. Plaiskool1201

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    The commander class one is where it’s at
     
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    After this post, I did a bit of searching and now fully appreciate what you were getting at... I hadn't appreciated that Hoodlum came with an extra faceplate.

    It's an interesting idea, I'll take another look, thanks!
     
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  9. prfctcellrulz

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    Too small for his price tag.
     
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  10. Plaiskool1201

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    Eh 80-90$ for commander class Rodimus that scales with the voyager prime he makes up for it with amazing articulation along with playability and his trailer and effect parts I wish instead of the sword of primus they woulda given him his target master instead.
     
  11. prfctcellrulz

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    EXCEPT that my sense of scale is Masterpiece/Prime Wars Leader or bigger/close to it. Since POTP Rodimus fits my sense of scale at half the price of Kingdom, there you go
     
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  12. Shin Densetsu

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    Is the only way to get the Targetmaster to be held well either through transforming it differently or buying the wrist extender?
     
  13. Plaiskool1201

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    Ahh I see I see well there ya go if your content with potp Rodimus being your “mp” definitive
     
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    A walk down memory lane here. Guys I just wanna confirm was this DX9 first release? Their debut appearance in the 3P toy scene?
     
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    You see the 6 in the title? Lol
     
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    So what was D01 to D05?
     
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    There was an upgrade kit, Cykill, Mirage, Crasher and Astrotrain.

    I think this was the first.
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    Too small. All too small
     
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  19. stprime

    stprime THE Prime that the Matrix refused.

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    I will pay someone to sticker my wheels. So many friggin stickers.
     
  20. Mr Buttons

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    I'd just save up the extra money before I'd get anything POTP.