Heavy/Scratch: Earthrise Arcee to Terminator Arcee Conversion Kit

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by waffel, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. waffel

    waffel Well-Known Member

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    Update 1: so I've updated the sculpt, printed in colour and changed some part engineering so she can mostly now transform, kinda, we're most of the way there but need some tollerance tweaking. Still, definitely progress! Once complete I'll have the files up for free. See the comments for more photos

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    Original post: I was a tad disapointed with Earthrise Arcee's complete lack of transformation engineering, but seeing all the backpack replacements that have popped up gave me an idea.

    So a while back I designed a fully 3D printed MP figure of the arcee design from the terminator crossover comics. I fully plan to finish that, I have some neat ideas on how to make it pop, but that'll take time. For now, I decided to re-use the vehicle sculpt to make a 3D printed terminator style upgrade kit.

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    This upgrade kit replaces the previous backpack. Aside from popping the pin on the original backpack no extra modification is needed to the base figure. On top of that, while there might be some partsforming involved arcee will be able to transform WITH THE UPGRADE KIT ATTACHED. This is not armour, this is a full figure conversion

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    I'm still early in development and yet to work out the legs, but right now the upper body and upper body armour can already successfully transform.

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    Additionally, no articulation is lost with this kit

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    Bonus pic, big arcee and little arcee

    Once complete the files will be available for free. Let me know what you think of the project down below
     
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  2. Scarlet knight

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    I love it so far!
     
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  3. marvel b

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    I'll be keeping my eyes on this
     
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  4. kaijuguy19

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    That's extremely impressive so far. :)  It's really turning a figure's flaw into a massive strength when it comes to making upgrades to it easy.
     
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  5. FredrickMcQuil

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    Very cool upgrade it really improves the figure, I was just gonna get your terminator Arcee as my Arcee figure but now im torn between it and the upgrade kit!
     
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  6. DrOblivian

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    holy shit i need this
     
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  7. grimlock1138

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    OUTSTANDING! I CAN NOT WAIT TO BUY ONE OF THESE KITS ON SHAPEWAYS!...You will sell this on shapeways, yes?
     
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  8. TechnoDemon

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    Dammit, I *wasn't* going to buy an Arcee but NOW I HAVE TO!
     
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  9. MCutter

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    VERY nice! I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing this all done.
     
  10. Jeddostotle7

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    When the files are done, could you also include a head similar to the MP one, but sized down for the Earthrise mold? I feel like a less G1 cartoon-ish head would really finish off this awesome upgrade kit.
     
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  11. Kaleb Hart

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    Can't wait to see the finished product, totally gonna have to pick it up along with Arcee
     
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    This is amazing! The Arcee of my dreams. Cant wait to see it finished!
     
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  13. Lorenzo

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    Oof, great job, i would like this for the generations arcee
     
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  14. DashCourageous

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    Don't know why but when I first saw her, Arcee, I heard the words help me in my head. Lol
     
  15. Aurum Prime

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    How long till we get full pics of ur first arcee in full car form??? We've been waiting so patiently (at least i have).....
     
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  16. The13Primes

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    Your gonna make me want an ER Arcee now
    Looks great
     
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    I- I think I'm gonna have to get Earthrise Arcee now. This is goddamn beautiful, man.
     
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  18. DrakenDaWolfy

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    i now have a purpose to keep Earthrise Arcee once i get her.
     
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  19. Q Prime

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    @waffel ,you deserve a full plate of waffles for your work.
    Also, have you made a physiscal copy of your Modulator Metroplex?
     
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  20. BattleGurijiba

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    Awesome!