General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. OptimusPrimeFan53

    OptimusPrimeFan53 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if the Deep Space Arsenal gun barrel cannon upgrade for Siege Megatron would fit on ER Megatron?
     
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    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    In a surprise turn of events, the Matrix Workshop gun and axe for Core Optimus are quite nice! They fit perfectly, with the only drawback being that the gun doesn't take blast effects.
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  3. ziltama

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

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    Good to know their 3mm pegs actually fit.
     
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    Following up. I finally got my Super Megatron and "installed" this kit. There are like 4 pieces that just slip out. Leg extensions are nice. I mainly wish there were 5mm pegs on the wings so you could post them on his back or something like in the manga. I only have them straight up for now.

    One filler on top just falls out:

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  5. ziltama

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

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    If you have hobby masking tape, you can use that to help secure gap fillers.

    Items for sale by 6hk666666 | eBay

    6hk666666 listed several weapons sets that aren't 3d printed. They look like old Dr. Wu sets, but odd that they don't say Dr. Wu. I wonder if they're KOs, especially since some of the colors are different too.
     
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    Aren't those just the ones that were supposedly Uncle Billy Shop exclusives?

    Wonderfullys has new listings for upgrades other than gap fillers, for the earthrise Sunstreaker mold

    New Color DIY Upgrade kit Guns for Earthrise SUNSTREAKER Spinout Cordon- choose | eBay
    New DIY Upgrade kit wrist guns for Earthrise SUNSTREAKER Spinout Cordon- choose | eBay
    Upgrade kit Car Spoilers for Earthrise SUNSTREAKER Spinout Cordon Tail - choose | eBay
     
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  7. ziltama

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

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    No idea if it's the Uncle Billy ones.
     
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    I'm actually ok with that kit. A couple of the wing fillers were a bit difficult to wedge inton place, the tolerances are a bit off but nothing too bad. I did bend my thumbnail back something nasty when taking the leg off for the leg extension...be careful!

    I found a meh placement of the printed wings that it looks OK like a carapace. I'll take some pics later.

    I opted not to install the gap fillers at the barrel inside the cannon, as I kinda like the tesla-coil look of the innards. Also skipped the forearm fillers, I saw another set that does not impede transformation and flips up to hide the fists.
     
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    I can't wait to get BOTH DNA upgrade Scorponok sets but then again we REALLY should have gotten them with Scorponoks. Yeah I understand cost for Hasbro but I mean this does make sense though when you think about it. Still waiting on them but I really can't wait to have both sets in hand.
     
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    Finally got my matrix workshop sunstreaker upgrade kit. It's mediocre. I was getting it for the spoiler, and that part is good l. I like it best on Cordon.
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    the leg panels hinder transformation, so I'm not gonna use them. Here's what it looks like in car mode. I really prefer the canopy to be flush.
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    the guns look good, but one fell from my desk and broke. :/

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    I'm not buying another set. I've ordered the Go Better kit for sunstreaker, it looks better, no pun intended.

    Just noticed these today on ebay, is the seller reliable? I'm looking at the black spoiler for Spin Out.
     
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    This totally happened to me. Wife laughed at me....while I was wincing in pain......:confused: 
     
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    I took that as a cue to expand Max's Minions and repainted a SIXGUN in a near-as-I-could-match-to-Fort-Max's blue as "SIXBORE".
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    Which meant that while weaponising Battlestation mode, his torso made a good sub for the small garage/outbuilding G1 Max had on the back of his right arm.
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    Provided a decent mounting point for most of COG to form a G1 homage twin cannon.
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    And the remainder unused parts of COG & SIXBORE could make the Battlestation rear a whole lot less welcoming...
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  13. ziltama

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    Weird....
    Would like to see more Titan upgrades, but the heel isn't it.
     
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    I feel ya, buddy!
    One that always gets me is all those Fort Max Weapons & upgrades, and not a one taking a run at his deploying forearm turrets - especially when he has those 5mm ports right *there* in the sweet spot in front of the elbows!
     
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    Speaking of kits I recently got my Go-Better Sunstreaker kit in and I've gotta say, I'm in love, everything fits together nicely, the paint is a good match but of course camera discrepancies would lead you to believe otherwise. And it's the cleanest of all the spoiler upgrades. I highly recommend it. 20210222_131220.jpg 20210222_130448.jpg
     
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    The spoiler does look good, and I like that it becomes arm fillers, but the price is unacceptable. The figure costs less than the add-ons.
     
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    yeah, those go better kits are awesome, and I Bought two of those sunstreaker kits for my kids but yeah the price is crazy expensive . Upgrade parts should never cost more than the figure. I wish Nonnef did these go better kits as his stuff is reasonably price IMVHO
     
  20. Beauman

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    What would nicely finish SS off is if someone made his"rocket boosters". It's just two nubs with 5mm pirts to plug into his shoulders. They make gap fillers for every figure, so I don't understand why nobody did it yet since it completes his look so.
     
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