General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Here's Fangry with the upgrades. I haven't seen this configuration for the wings-as-shield before, thought I'd share.

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    The wings don't need to be removed from the mount/seat to go from shield mode to backpack-wings mode; just the handle needs to be removed and then reattached on the other side.

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    I still wish there were third-party claws for the monster mode though...

     
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  2. Seeaich

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    Not a terrible idea but I just really always dug the serrated feather falchions of the original, your classic katana curve seems just that little bit rote in comparison.
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    Gimme that bit of bird-mode homage pizazz any day!
     
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  3. wheeljackfan16

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    Are you spying on me or something? I literally just finished the test print maybe 10 minutes ago.

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    I just added some pegs to the sides that will hopefully attach the the robot arms in bird mode, so they can sit behind the wings kind of like the original.
     
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  4. Seeaich

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    NEAT!.jpeg
     
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  5. autobot prowl

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    Ok I want that set.

    On a side note, would love a toy accurate head for this figure. Having 2 bird heads visible in bot mode is a bit weird
     
  6. QuintusTheExaltedOne

    QuintusTheExaltedOne Creator of the Quintessons and ex-Prime

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    Here’s Cyclonus with MakeToys Tailgate (reissue) and Cyclonus has the superior upgrade head on with the shoulder pads: 3C7C1949-C30A-43E2-B707-6A9E5F818A74.jpeg
     
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    Not sure where this belongs....

     
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  8. QuintusTheExaltedOne

    QuintusTheExaltedOne Creator of the Quintessons and ex-Prime

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    Here, considering it’s about the DNA design upgrade kit
     
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  9. Fenrys

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    Ok, I may need to replace those Dr Wu swords once you put these up haha
     
  10. IceConvoy

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  11. ziltama

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

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    Cool, maybe they finally turned things around. This is only the 2nd kit I've heard from them that actually worked straight out the box (the other being the Fangry set).

    The Scorponok kit, though, still looks like fail unless you never change back to alt mode.

    Haven't seen anything yet. MSS is still way behind. The Nemesis Primal kit hasn't seen pre-orders yet. They've been concentrating on making more SS86 Jazz kits after they accused DNA Design of stealing their designs. Even then, still haven't seen any more Jazz kits get restocked.
     
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  12. IceConvoy

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    That’s a bit of a relief. I was somehow thinking I had missed it or it was going to be difficult to acquire.
     
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    I made some more progress on the wing swords. I got the pegs on, so they can store on bird mode now, and can also be pegged into the thigh in robot mode. In bird mode, they peg into the arms, and should be plugged in before plugging the robot thighs into place. Everything is still pretty rough looking at the moment, I haven't had time to get an actual print profile made for it, but we're making progress!
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  14. ziltama

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

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    Some US based options for the Chinese 3d printed parts:

    Items for sale by wonderfullys | eBay
    Wonderfullys has some items in the US for shipping but a relatively small fraction of what they have.

    Items for sale by koaoao | eBay
    Koaoao has more selection but is more expensive overall.

    For both, I've received items in 3-4 days with their free shipping. Useful if you need something relatively quick.
     
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    Looks like a good set, will think about getting it from showz.
     
  16. Dachande

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    Sharkicon tails. I ordered four more so I had six total, but two had bad joint tolerances when I was building them.
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  17. ziltama

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

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    That stinks. Reminds me of their earlier issues with undersized ports and oversized pegs. I wonder if the paint on the pegs and in the ports was too much for the joint.
     
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  18. Dachande

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    Could have been. Two were just fine, but two just shattered.
    Already contacted the seller, so I'm hoping for replacements.
     
  19. Kilowog

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    Is the DNA design kit the only one with arm fillers for Jazz that don't partsform?
     
  20. Fenrys

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    Pretty sure those parts form too