GCreation GDW01 Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scaleface, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. rubadubspawn

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    A+ for those pieces man. Very cool looking.

    I always thought he looked a bit lanky. The stuff you created really helps with the overall proportions.
     
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  2. transformer_78

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    You had also asked about a kneeing/crouching pose awhile back, I thought I posted it. Anyways yah he can still do it.

    The front and side skirts are on a pin hinge, so they hinge out of the way as needed depending on the pose. Something that the original front skirts either looked weird or hindered the legs from doing due to the front skirts being attached to the thighs.....and the lack of a real waist/mid section.

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  3. transformer_78

    transformer_78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    Yes, I’m quite happy how he is turning out. The 3D parts have definitely helped achieve the aesthetics/articulation I wanted to achieved with this figure....which I felt were lacking.
    And to think if it wasn’t for this tread....I would have never considered jumping doing 3D parts :)  and here we are.....

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    How can us normal peasant folks get a hold of these? It is spectacular
     
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    Thanks! Still in the works. But once it’s done I can make them available for sale for those interested.
    I did it initially for the shoulder add-ons I did:
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    Because of the pin hinges, I’ll need to provide pins and a new screw to connect the upper torso to the waist upgrade to the legs. So I’m hunting for the necessary hardware and adjusting according :)  And debuting whether to make available unfinished or paint them....not there yet.
     
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    Pre-painted would be nice, but I’d take either.
     
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  7. Megatron118

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    Awesome thanks for replying to that, I forgot I even asked haha. I can’t remember if I asked this too, but can the original hip skirts work with the new thighs, or will they get in the way?

    Also, have you thought about maybe making new add on pieces for the sides of his calves that protrude out for the triangle shape? I always thought the stock ones didn’t angle out far enough. Could be a cool new project to improve this guy :]
     
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  8. transformer_78

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    No, the leg covers add height to the front side of the thigh and the original skirt work when flat against the original legs....and then hinder the leg all together.

    I can’t picture what you are describing, can you mark-up with a picture?
     
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    This side piece on his legs. This picture is from the model kit, but the angle it extends outward is greater than what GC’s does

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    Never noticed it, but we’ll see?
     
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    Hey everyone,

    Just to follow-up on the last video. Here are some other clips I wanted to share showcasing the different components that make-up the leg and waist add-on kit I’m still working on.

    *Still unfinished, 3D printed, removable and non-tranformable dress-up kit.

    1.easily snap-on leg covers. Designed so no hardware required.


    2.Waist assembly. This includes the front crotch, bottom and waist plate all inter-locking to each other...designed so no hardware is required. But the body will require a screw connection to secure the upper torso to the upgrade waist.....still looking for proper screws.


    3. Mid-section filler. The lack of mass there bothered me and just looked weird, so made a filler to fill in that area. Snaps in place also.


    4. 360 view and close-up


    5.prevoius shoulder add-on kit


    Thanks for watching:) 
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    Incredible work man. Another question (I’m full of em :D ) Can the midsection filler be used without the waist add on? It looks like it can
     
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    Thanks! Ask way. All comments and questions welcomed :) 

    Yes about the midsection filler.
     
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    Will any of these work with transformation?
     
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    Looks really cool. Any idea price point??
     
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    Sorry these won’t transform with the figure.
    They are an add-on kit, only to upgrade his proportions and aesthetics only.....I think the term I hear used to best describe is a “dress-up kit” ......associated with resin conversion kits (Gundam).
     
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    Not sure yet.....what do you guys see as a real and fair price you are willing to pay?

    Aside from the 3D printed parts you see, I need to include hardware; pins for the hinges (side & front) skirts and a screw to connect the body together. This would be the unfinished option.

    And than there’s the possibility of painting the parts??? to match the light gray of the existing and other paint apps? Not even there yet.
    This could be the painted option.

    Ideas from you guys?
    Thanks
     
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    Painted would be a good option as long as it’s done well. You’d have to increase the price though understandably
     
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    Having some fun with this possible (butt) plug I’m testing to use with a display stand for the dress-up kit. Wow.....Optimus Prime can really do some dynamic action poses with it :) 

    Do you guys use display stands?

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    Ughh...:mad: 
    So I was so excited today that I was finally able to find the screws needed to connect the the body half’s together which would complete the installation for the dress-up kit. Only to be dead in my track b/c of unforeseen detail...access to the existing screw connection.

    The existing screw connection sits hidden below the truck grill that is folded inward allowing the torso to sit flush with the waist upgrade. To access the screw hole for treading, the grill needs to fold out. But doing the bottom of the grill causes it not be flushed any more! And if I fold it back so it sits flushed, the grill is in the way and i have no way to tread it!! Ughh...

    This was meant to be easy and straight forward and be done...now it just got difficult!
    Sorry guys, poor planning on my end :( 


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    To get access, I need to fold out the grill... but pops out the waist which will not allow to tread flush :( 
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