General Upgrade Kits Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ziltama, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    nice, I’ve wanted sleds homaging the original toy for some time. Those look like very good options.

    If those armor plates can attach to the thighs, it’s about exactly what I want, and I’m in.
     
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  3. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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    The Orthia set by Matrix workshop.. I'm giving it to Motormaster... have Renderform's Menasor gun for combined form but way too big for a voyager. This one is a close looking version to fit a Voyager toy. Stunticons-G1-animemodel.jpg
     
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    The speakers are clever! Need paint, though. But the cheapskate in me recoils at the price. The modular rifle is also creative, but what sort of melee weapon is that supposed to be, exactly? A sword?
     
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    I actually really like the look of that Scorponok leg upgrade. Shame about the Beast Mode, but it makes his robot mode way way better. I still dont have the figure so I wont pull the trigger on it yet, maybe a better solution will be available by the time I get mine.

    I've wanted a replacement head for Cyclonus since I got him, but not to make him more IDW inspired. The style clash is pretty bad IMO considering how animation inspired the toy already is. Square peg, round hole and all that.
     
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  6. CyberDragon10K

    CyberDragon10K Predacon Rising

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    High Moon just keeps on giving... It's been nearly a decade since Fall of Cybertron, but that Grimlock sword design stays fresh no matter what kit it pops up in.

    I might've considered grabbing it if 3D printed and painted bits from China haven't been ass to me so often.
     
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    Same, but I don’t really see how those armor plate can attach to his thights
     
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    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives

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    Grimlokoku!
     
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  11. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    See, that's my fear. Even in the photos, the resolution of the prints doesn't look terrific. Plus I haaaaaaate unpainted pegs, and fear this will have that too. Hopefully someone will get this and post about it, because I would really like to have this -- IF it's quality.
     
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    Ooooooh I’m feeling this
     
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    CyberDragon10K Predacon Rising

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    The guns I've bought have painted over the 3D resin enough to the point where it looks smooth in-hand... and the handles don't fit into the ports they're supposed to. I hate that kind of sloppiness and would gladly accept unpainted handles that actually fit out of the box.

    Jury's out on this Grimlock sword though. We'll see if anyone wants to roll the dice for the rest of us and post impressions.

    ... I may go in on the transparent chest piece for SS86 Grimlock that's been floating around eBay recently. sweetmall-1 also gave me a discount/shipping waiver on the ZX Beast Wars metal coins/golden discs for watching the auction the other day as well.
     
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    I'll buy it for the head alone but the rest is absolutely useless. Shame.

    They're far too big to work as IDW-style hip skirts.

    Also, is it me if do they look like repainted upgrade bits for a completely different figure, like maybe a Studio Series Megatron??

    Best crown I've seen for Grimmy yet BUT it's not G1 so it's no use for SS86 :( 
     
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    I dunno. I kinda like it. The 3D print lines kinda add to the self-declared-king title, like he made it at home or put it together out of scrap metal just to feed his own ego.

    Regarding the Tim Heada Gladiator Megatron upgrades; anyone got a link to PO it yet? I'm thinking it'll eventually show up on TFSafari but I don't want to lose out on it in case it doesn't. Damn FOMO...got me again.
     
  16. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    Keep watching eBay for it. It's almost certain to land there first.

    I'm sure ziltama will announce when it pops up, so keep watching this thread. :) 

    ~L~
     
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    I wouldn't mind that crown it it could fit on the Starcats Dinobots Grimlock head - since there is few options for a helmet for the combined mode - perhaps a crown would work - it if fits.
     
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    Really wish that "Grimlock" figure had better shoulder articulation. Really ruins the set.
     
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    The Cloud Strife/Grimlock mashup we never knew we needed.
     
  20. shamanking282

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    I'm really surprised no one's tried to make a Bumper head for the Core-sized Buzzworthy Bumblebee. While there is speculation Hasbro will release that mold as Bumper eventually, I'm honestly not counting on it, so I'd rather just get a replacement head. I haven't even seen one on Shapeways.
     
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