General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. FlyingKato

    FlyingKato Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That Red Alert kit looks great. Will be getting that. Expect a Sideswipe set will follow too.

    I’m looking to upgrade Kingdom Mirage. Can someone please explain exactly what I’d need to order from Nonnef to get the over the shoulder missile look?
     
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    I think people were just daisy chaining a few of these together:
    5mm Peg Adapters
    The whole thing will rotate with the arm movement, and I've heard the holes are misaligned where the mold halves met, so you may need to tolerance them out yourself.
     
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    Yeah I use those Nonnef adapters for my Mirage, I love it.

    He doesn't seem to offer the straight up simple kind anymore in black, where you would use two and call it done.
    You CAN make it work with his assorted set, but it's not as clean.

    You'll want to get these "clear" ones, those are still offered in the correct type.

    5mm Peg Adapters
     
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    Rack n Ruin came in the mail today. Totally worth the $50 in my opinion. The joints are tight and the color matching is pretty much perfect and the eyes have metallic paint that didn’t come off in the stock photos. EA22D79B-273B-455C-ABDC-4F94292BE459.jpeg
     
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    1.) Where are these obtained?
    2.) Do they transform?
     
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    Can you post some comparison shots with other Deluxes?
     
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    To answer the other poster. They no longer transform once the upgrade kit is installed to the ko warpath figures. Here is a comparison shot with some of my other wreckers. 34233E7A-47B2-41DF-9AB5-30EB84002131.jpeg
     
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    Stand about half as tall as thrilling 30 springer
     
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    Or about the same height as T30 Scoop, who is a deluxe of fairly average height. That'll do for me :) 
     
  13. blastoff2334

    blastoff2334 Figure Enthusiast

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    So I’m running through cults, and saw this!
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    abd like if u get the Netflix 4 pack bee and add this I can literally make a el Camino bumblebee lol
     
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    Red Alert set looks decent, but still not as good as TheLazyEyebrow's spoilers with scoops. Something about the shape of the scoops looks off.
     
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    Such an inventive, clever kit.
     
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    If this was G1 Bulblebee:

    VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Driver Side Front View.png VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Front View.png VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Passenger Side Front View.png VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Passenger Side Rear View.png Yellow VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Rear View.png VW Bus Type 26 Truck Single Cab Driver Side Rear View.png



    That upgrade kit would be G2 Laser Bumblebee . . .
     
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    Yeah, there isn't much I can do about the blade. It's actually printed at the same resolution as my other kits, but because I split the blade in half instead of it printing straight up and down, it's pretty noticeable no matter what layer hight I use, it actually ends up looking worse if I go with a lower layer height. It would probably look better if the blade was printed straight up and down, but then it wouldn't be as strong. I'm trying to get resin printing working for at least the blade, but it's been pretty occupied with the rims for the Datsun tires.
     
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  18. ziltama

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

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    Amazon really didn't want to deliver batteries to me. Went to the local hunting megastore of all places to get the cheapest button cell batteries. Anyhow, Shockwave Lab SL-113 LED cannon set on Shattered Glass Megatron with the LEDs on.

    Again, mine will look different since I repainted them...well, more like finished the paint job. The paint layers are so thin, that they don't look finished. Now the black looks proper and hides the print marks. The nozzles look clear and more vibrant blue; they also feel buttery smooth and more like molded clear plastic after this, instead of something that was moderately sanded down.

    The cannons are bright and blinding if looking at LEDs directly. I even put clear caps over them (the LEDs are 3mm in diameter) and is still very bright. Dark-Ism head used. I did trim down the peg length about 1mm to make them fit the shoulder ports flush; prefer them there; the stock peg length is fine in the other ports.
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    Ship mode with the POTP hand covering the thigh gap.
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    Tried various blue blast effects. My custom ones work the best since they're actual clear hard plastic. The rubbery ones don't transmit light as well as hard clear plastic.

    The Tricranius effects ended up being the worst since they're fairly opaque. They don't look too bad in the camera since they appear bright from the fluorescence. In person, doesn't look like much happened. I also didn't notice that one foot started to slip out in this pic until afterward.
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    The Rodimus Prime effects turned out well. If anything, the camera muted the look. These aren't opaque like most other blast effects.
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    The Cyberverse Deluxe Arcee effects turned out the best in terms of lighting.
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    SL's own blast effects fail since they don't even fit due to the jank pegs. Even with modded pegs, they don't transmit well due to the battery chamber anyways.

    On a side note, this is the custom right angle adapter I used to secure the POTP hand. It's not required but it makes for a stable connection and allows me to plug in the sword on top. Made a mold and resin copy of a modulator part and then cut down to size. I wouldn't use the Nonnef adapter due to offset molding issues, so the peg may scrape off the nozzle paint, and the bevel doesn't grip the POTP hand peg well.

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  20. RetrogradeMercury

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    Nice, it baffles me more kits don’t have adjustable cannons. I don’t want a static shoulder cannon, give me some tilt action!
     
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