General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

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  3. ziltama

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    So, unfortunately there is going to be a bit of a delay getting the ramps and adapters out. I got a Titans Return to Earthrise adapter done and basically ready, but I wanted to have more adapters ready to go alongside it, so I have a Hotwheels to Earthrise adapter basically ready, and a Lego adapter in the works, hopefully almost ready to go by Monday. The straight ramp pieces are still ready, as well as the four-way adapter, but I want to get at least a three-way adapter done, with a six and eight way adapter hopefully ready when everything else is. I'm basically shooting for next Friday to have everything ready and live on eBay. If there are any certain colors that are wanted, please feel free to make any suggestions.

    The colors I currently am planning on offering are:

    Aqua Blue

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    Black

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    Cobalt Blue

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    Lilac Purple

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    Metallic Silver

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    Transparent(I'll have to put an actual picture of the piece, since this doesn't really show anything)

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    Pumpkin Orange

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    Salsa Red

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    Scarlet Red

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    And finally, Taxicab Yellow

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    I haven't printed any of the ramps or adapters out of some of these colors yet, so they may be subject to change. I'll get some pictures of the parts up here before next Friday just to give a better idea of what everything looks like.
     
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    I understand costs come from the time and materials involved in making these things, but at the same time, I can't justify buying a spoiler that's half the cost of the figure I'm attaching it to.
     
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    Is the consensus on that DoubleDealer kit is, that it doesnt fit?

    Bought him at Ollie's and he is the floppiest piece of shit.
     
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    If willing to pay early bird premium, toyarena got in DK-19. DK-21 appears to be delayed at multiple sellers except unclebilly (who also slapped on some big premiums, yikes).

    There's some degree of YMMV in terms of the knee hinges. Ours eventually broke. Didn't work on the left knee regardless on ours. The new hinge popped out when rotating the leg. Scraped off extra material. Still popped out when flexing knee. Then broke. Total junk. Others have reported some success but not seeing a lot of people posting pics of him with the kit installed.

    The gap filler panels suck. They don't plug into each other like they're supposed to. The tolerances are sooooo off.

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    The rocket handle extender was also total fail. The peg was laughably too wide and didn't fit. The two port holes were also too small.
     
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    Would anyone be interested in just a rocket handle extender? I had one finished, but just never got around to making any, I could probably sell them for $3-$4. It could also be used as a stand-alone pistol, since it had a blast effect peg on the end. I would still have to add details so it doesn't just look IMG_20210417_144515981.jpg like a plank with a handle before I would sell it, but it's already dialed in tolerance-wise. IMG_20210417_144331691.jpg IMG_20210417_144434129_HDR.jpg
     
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    i would bite. Id probably take 2 tbh. Just gotta get the knees upgrade and DD would be perfect.
     
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  11. ziltama

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    That's a good idea, actually.

    Before throwing ours out in the recycling bin, I tried to modify it to at least work as a ER OP mold trailer hitch extender. Didn't exactly work since the trailer port would have to be at the level of the peg going into OP's legs. I was able to get it almost level by carving out additional notches for the support struts next to the trailer peg, but by doing that, it prevented rotation.
     
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    Yes. I hate the current set up.

    If you have any made, I just bought your last ER Prime trailer upgrade. Ill PP you money to throw one in the package.
     
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    Something I would be interested in, no idea if it would be feasible for you, would be an adapter for the Netflix Nemesis' big cannons. The pegs are kind of short and as dual pegs not a lot of places they fit well. An adapter that fits over the two pegs to give a single, longer middle peg would make them more versatile IMO.
     
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    Finally put on my GX Sunstreaker kit and WOW! I like this a lot, even more than the nonnef sets (which I like, at least in the silvered sets).
     
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    I'm not sure if there is a thread for it, but I'm going to strongly urge people not to buy the 115 WORKSHOP YYW kit for Inferno. This one.
    115 Workshop YYW Gap fillers for WFC Earthrise Inferno Upgrade Kit
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    In my haste, I thought this was a different kit, namely the Inferno version of the one I had got previously for Grapple. I was mistaken. That was a different kit. For Grapple, I got this one.
    Go Better Studio GX-06 Uptrade Kit for WFC Earthrise Grapple ( Upgrade Kit+ Gap Fillers)
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    They look similar, but I'm not sure exactly why I got the 115 Studio. In any event, it's extremely poorly made.To fit it into the gaps, I had to shave down man of the pieces. The color matching is way off. And most offensively, the gap filler for the foot is extremely poorly made and breaks very easily.

    Having realized my error, I intend to rip out the entire set and replace it with the studio GX one when it comes out. There is also this one, but I'm going to avoid getting it and wait for GX Studio:

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    I've had a lot of luck with 3d printed gap fillers, including other 115 Workshop ones. But this one was just a bust. Avoid.
     
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  18. ziltama

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    Yeah, there's a separate thread for the 115 kits. In my experience with multiple 115 kits, they're terrible. Go Better / GX is much better.
     
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    This. The cannons are useless as is. And I'm not even sure how, but some ports on the trailer to mount them Powermaster Prime style would be cool. Again, not a lot to work with on the trailer for that though.
     
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    I will start with, all you comments are valid and pretty much objectively correct. I ordered the 115 set before the other one was announced, but just got my figure yesterday (thanks for nothing, Target). All that being said, I don't completely hate it, now that it's installed. Ultimately, I think I will get the other set, because I don't see his forearm panels surviving very long, and the other cool parts featured in the set that the 115 didn't include.

    For anybody in the market now, yes I would definitely not opt for the 115 just to save a couple bucks. GX stuff is much better.
     
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