General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Thanks for the update! It's exactly what I was looking for in a Tracks upgrade!
     
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  2. JJJ

    JJJ Well-Known Member

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    Nah, they really don't need to do anything but fill those gaps. I would be nice if they could move from the top of the leg to the back of the leg (as with the kit shown here) without partsforming (not as with the kit shown here), but that's as complicated as they need to get.
     
  3. ziltama

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

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    Video review, I'm assuming in Chinese, for the Go Better Core Soundwave set. Hopefully, our kit will arrive tomorrow.
    http://t.cn/A6Iy45u2?m=4667572119143988&u=3782767440

    Interesting, but not a fan of the crosshatch pattern. A flame effect could give the impression of the sword being longer.

    I don't know of any Kingdom Rodimus upgrade kits by any of the major groups yet. There's plenty of accessories for Hot Rod.

    The only thing I would like is hand gap fillers. Granted, I could make those on my own. He's otherwise an outstanding figure as he is.

    Edit:
    I take that back. The black / dark smoke flame effects look terrible. They're clearly flame and not smoke shaped. I really think it's the same clear blue plastic but for some bizarre reason was painted over in black / dark smoke. Removing the paint to check would be a nightmare due to all the grooves. Also using IPA is not advised as clear plastic has been shown to crumble / crack by multiple others here since the start of Siege. Rodimus is the 1st instance of having hard plastic effects.

    I made my own because they look so bad. However, I think others would like replacement flame effects. The ones that came with Cyberverse Deluxe Hot Rod (the only good thing about that terrible figure) and SS86 Hot Rod look great in comparison.
     
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  4. Slimaximus

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    Someone seriously needs to make a blue eye kit to replace the yellow, it will look so much better with the color breakup on the head
     
  5. ziltama

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

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    I did my own custom like that for Omega Supreme. If they're going to go through the hassle of making a new lightpiping piece / lens, might as well offer a blue option.

    Unless shining light through a very thin layer at point blank range, shining a blue light through clear yellow plastic will look...yellow. You might get an interesting blue halo around it but the eye will light up like there's a white light behind it.
     
  6. Optronix1087

    Optronix1087 Well-Known Member

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    Have any of the guys that make gap fillers made some for Haslab Unicrons maw teeth? It’s the one thing I really want to fill in on him.
     
  7. CyberDragon10K

    CyberDragon10K Predacon Rising

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    Trunkkey's Customs has a 3D printed maw cover that they dabble in. His thread is over at Radicons and is a general catch-all for his work, but you'll find the maw cover quickly.
    Heavy/Scratch: - Trunkkey's Customs Corner

    Oh, gap fillers. For the inside of each tooth? I've not seen anything of that sort, no.
     
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  8. Optronix1087

    Optronix1087 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah for each tooth. I got a maw cover from Cybertron Surgery but I won’t buy from them again. I like parts of the toy hax labels but they’ve gone downhill in the last few years and I don’t know that I really want to buy labels for only part of him.
     
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    Wait, what part has gone downhill? I only started getting them last year, and it seems like every set I get, there is at least one or two labels that just, isn't cut all the way, so the adhesive separates from the label, and it's completely wrecked. I've gotten like five or so sets from them lately that all had the same problem. It's a shame, because the labels I'm actually able to use are really good.
     
  10. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Are there good alternatives from the Go Better filler sets for both T-Wrecks and Nemesis Primal? I like their work but I don't want to pay again for the lazy or lacking stuff (Meaning quick repaint of Megatron's gun and Primal's jetpack).
     
  11. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Did you manage to actually get a maw from Cybertron Surgery? I order one months ago, and they basically went dark on me.
     
  12. Optronix1087

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    I did. It wasn’t the color matched I ordered and the quality isn’t there. I’d ordered a squid from the movie and a stasis pod and they were…fine.

    I used to order from them regularly but the last few years I’ve noticed labels being excessive in design (labels that just aren’t not needed) and just ho hum quality.
     
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  13. wheeljackfan16

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    That's kind of how I've been feeling lately too, they just have to much stuff, so the price is higher than it probably needs to be. My exception is the racing stuff, I'll pay extra for more stuff in those, but everything else, I'm a bit more reluctant. I'd love their Netflix Prime set, but I just don't want to pay for the battle master labels, which are like two of the three decal sheets included. One of the best sets I've gotten was for Netflix Bee, it was like 5 bucks, did cell shaded windows, added a few details, had some neat stuff like the brake rotors, and that was it. It was cheap, simple, and didn't overstay it's welcome.
     
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  14. Kilowog

    Kilowog ORA ORA ORA

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    Has anyone ever had to replace something from kaokao on ebay? I ordered the Earthrise Gap Fillers for Ironhide but got the Siege ones in the mail today

    Also I ordered the replacement feet with the swivels feature. Very happy with the result.



    if that's the one with the gap fillers and the club, then yes
     
  15. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    That's one thing. The other things are that their sets have gotten too over-designed, like they're trying to cover every flat surface on the figure (yet somehow still missing details I actually wanted). Then the icing on the cake is their prices. Half the newer sets cost as much as the figure I'm sticking them on.
     
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    They need more competition.
     
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  17. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

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    Dumb question (and I already ordered and they shipped) but they can stay on when transforming him, right? If so, does it help the leg panels hold together in car mode?
     
  18. marvel b

    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    would you guys recommend grabbing both the Optimus Primal upgrade with the mask and that one Nemesis Primal chest filler to share between the two?
     
  19. Pcsolyar

    Pcsolyar JaAm Connoisseur

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    No, they have to come off. The alt mode is so compact that there's nowhere to store them.
     
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  20. blastoff2334

    blastoff2334 Figure Enthusiast

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    Has anyone done this set yet? Been interested lately just want to see if someone has gotten it
    A3306B28-3052-4706-85C0-7E2F52A22082.jpeg
     
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