Heavy/Scratch: Ironside "Kup Homage" for TF Prime RID KUP by Tecrom Designs

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  1. Tecrom Designs

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm happy to introduce you to Ironside. The latest and for the forseeable future, the last character I'll be incorporating in my Viacon Universe. As you can see, he is an homage to another character. If you so choose, the model may be used with the TF Prime RID Kup or any other figure you find that may be a good fit. The model "does not require" glue or screws. On the said toy, the model has an excellent fit and will remain fully transformable.

    Pictured below is the model printed in the "Frosted Ultra Detail" material. Please note that I have only printed the design in this material so as to retain as much detail as possible from the digital model.

    If you're interested in viewing a 3D turnaround of the design and want to pick up a print, please click on the link below.

    Ironside Head Only:
    General Ironside for TF Prime Kup by TecromDesigns on Shapeways

    Questions and comments on the design or bio are welcome.

    Cheers!!

    Tecrom



    If you're unfamiliar with my threads, my goal is to create a new Universe called "THE VIACONS." Here's the log line.

    “The VIACONS are a long lived race of techno-organic beings that reside on the sentient world of VIACON 1. Recently emerging from a millennia long war that decimated much of their population and leveled their once great cities-the Viacons seek to rebuild their Empire and restore it to its former glory. During the Great Viaconian Wars, much of their population were scattered across the quadrant, existing in small pockets of lawless outposts throughout the system. In the new order, the Viacon Republic and its Senate, have sought to reunite all Viaconians back into the fold. However, an ancient enemy, long thought extinct and only spoken of in myth, has made a silent return. Cloaked in secrecy, the Tecrom have infiltrated parts of the Senate and have begun undermining the foundation of its rule. The few who are aware of the threat have formed a clandestine resistance-systematically recruiting into their ranks, those who posses unique qualities that will aid them in their struggle to expose and ultimately drive out the Tecrom."


    NAME: Ironside
    AFFILIATION: Viacon Republic
    POSITION: Director of Viacon Intelligence
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    IRONSIDE: BIO
    Ironside is one of the toughest Viacons out there. He’s fought in many wars and has outlived many friends. Fiercely loyal to the ideals of freedom, he’s always answered the call to arms when the innocent are threatened. One of the unsung heroes of the Great Viconian Wars, he has a storied past, that spans a millennia. He took part in Cyrene’s last stand against Lord Volcrom and his unstoppable Tecrom armies-the battle that ignited the Great Wars themselves. Few are aware that he was the fabled soldier, who although maimed in battle, charged the Tecrom lines with his severed limb, along side the legendary Oracle herself. Even fewer know that it was his unit of elite soldiers that held the line, just beyond the walled city of Tyr that housed Valen’s untested Pulse device just moments before its deployment-the device that ended the last war. And when Senator Valen’s envoy went missing in separatist controlled territory, he was chosen to head the first VSU incursion into hostile space. Today Ironside is the Director of Viacon Intelligence, the premier information gathering agency of the Viacon Republic. This highly decorated soldier has earned the respect and admiration of many worlds over and is beloved by countless Viacons throughout the quadrant-all accept one, his estranged daughter, Tempest.


    LINKS TO ITEMS ON SHAPEWAYS
    Ironside Head Only: General Ironside for TF Prime Kup by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    Tecrom Designs Shapeways Store: Shapeways | Tecrom Designs by TecromDesigns


    TECROM DESIGNS Fan Art
    LATEST UPDATES on Characters, Accessories and Projects: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/654212-tecrom-designs-shapeways-thread.html


    MY OTHER DESIGNS

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    Space Man Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/992357-space-man-mini-figure-homage-spike-tecrom-designs.html
    Space Woman Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/992373-space-woman-mini-figure-homage-carly-tecrom-designs.html
    Space Boy Mini Figure Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...mini-figure-homage-daniel-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MAN 2inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Man 2inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE WOMAN 1.89inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Woman 1.89inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE BOY 1.6inch Mini Figure on Shapeways: Space Boy 1.6inch TF Mini-figure by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    SPACE Monkey Not Primacron Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/986952-space-monkey-homage-primacron-compliment-grimlock-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MONKEY 2.25 inches on Shapeways: "Space Monkey" Not Primacron 2.75inch Transformers by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE MONKEY 3.75 inches on Shapeways: "Space Monkey" Not Primacron 3.75inch MP Transform by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    KOMODO not Slizardo Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/982697-komodo-homage-slizardo-devon-tecrom-designs.html
    KOMODO 2.25 inches on Shapeways: "KOMODO" Not Slizardo 2.25inch Transformers Scout by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    KOMODO 3 inches on Shapeways: "KOMODO" Not Slizardo 3inch Transformers Deluxe by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    EXOSUIT THREAD:http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/981053-exosuit-kit-fall-cybertron-jazz-spike-daniel-carly-homage-tecrom-designs.html
    SPACE MAN Head (Not Spike):"SPACE MAN" Not Spike Exosuit Head For TF FOC Jazz by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE WOMAN Head (Not Carly):"SPACE WOMAN" Not Carly Exosuit Head For TF FOC JA by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    SPACE BOY Head (Not Daniel):"SPACE BOY" Not Daniel Exosuit Head For TF FOC JAZ by TecromDesigns on Shapeways
    EXOSUIT DOME:Exosuit Dome For TF FOC JAZZ by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Apex Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/657842-apex-generations-scourge-tecrom-designs.html
    Apex on Shapeways: Apex Head for GenScrg by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Indigo Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/832570-indigo-chromia-homage-tfp-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Indigo on Shapeways: Indigo U128R Head For RID RC by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Ironside Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/736345-ironside-kup-homage-tf-prime-rid-kup-tecrom-designs.html
    Inside on Shapeways: General Ironside for TF Prime Kup by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Cyrene Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/713733-cyrene-ariel-homage-tf-prid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Cyrene on Shapeways: Cyrene Head for RID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Metal Head Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/655285-metal-head-wreck-gar-tecrom-designs.html
    Metal Head on Shapeways: Model | Shapeways


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    Oracle Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/713459-new-oracle-ver-2-tf-prid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Oracle on Shapeways: The Oracle Ver 2 for PRID Arcee by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Tempest Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/654202-tempest-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Tempest on Shapeways: Tempest Head for RID by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Pit-Stop Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...ance-sandstorm-half-track-tecrom-designs.html
    Pit-Stop on Shapeways: Pit Stop for HASandstorm by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Lord Valen Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/726629-lord-valen-alpha-trion-homage-tf-voyager-vector-prime-tecrom-designs.html
    Lord Valen on Shapeways: Valen for TF Voyager Vector Prime by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Raven Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/841112-raven-slipstream-homage-tf-prime-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    Raven on Shapeways: Raven Head For TF PRID RC R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    Talon Thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/867176-talon-slipstream-homage-deluxe-tfp-beast-hunters-starscream-tecrom-designs.html
    Talon on Shapeways: Talon For TFP BH Starcrm R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    I-ROC Thread: *http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/902997-i-roc-junkion-homage-tf-gen-junkheap-wreck-gar-tecrom-designs.html
    I-ROC head on Shapeways: * *I-ROC For Deluxe TF Gen Wreck R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways


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    She-bop Thread: *http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/903365-she-bop-nancy-female-junkion-homage-tfp-rid-arcee-tecrom-designs.html
    She-bop on Shapeways: *She-bop For TFP RID RC R by TecromDesigns on Shapeways



    WEAPONS & ACCESSORIES ON SHAPEWAYS


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    Tempest's x2 Blasters: Tempest Dual Blasters by TecromDesigns on Shapeways

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  2. CodeXCDM

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    Nice sculpt as always. Looks like a young, yet quite serious Kup. As he should be I suppose.

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  3. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Awesome work as usual, but if you don't mind me asking, why are you stopping? I don't mean to pry, but your stuff is fantastic and so full of imagination and depth.
     
  4. Auceps Prime

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    This is great i was hoping you would kup because i really hated the he looked on this figure, also i hope this might work on Generations/Classic Kup. Sorry to see your stopping on this line I was really hoping to see more Character's heads to come.
     
  5. autobot prowl

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    Wow, that's sad to see you stop. Your designs are some of my favorites! Thanks for the designs you have made, I enjoy Oracle and Ariel
     
  6. fawnheart2000

    fawnheart2000 Autobot

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    kup

    I guess it's ok for me to post a couple of pics now. He's not finished yet, only has a little paint on him and needs to be retouched a bit. Also once finished I'll take better pics. Hope you all enjoy him.
     

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  7. Tecrom Designs

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    Thanks! Looking forward to it.

    I REALLY appreciate the the compliment. Those two are probably my favorite out of the bunch.

    It seems like the print is the right size for Classics Kup but I'm not sure. I'd definitely like to see how he looks on that mold as well.

    I'd have to say the head on that RID Kup was not one of my favorites either. As for Ironside, I wanted to do a younger homage of the character, since the new RID body is very robust and an older character would look completely off. Beside, since he's an old soldier and quite the storyteller, I thought why not make an homage to a younger verson of the character. And just for the record, I really like that RID Ironhide/Kup mold. Its so not quite Prime, Classics, Video-Game or Movie-verse, but its own thing. I would have definitely preferred the TF prime line looking more like this than its current incarnation. Just my two cents.



    Thank you VERY much. I am so happy you've enjoyed my work, it has been an absolute pleasure to work on. As an artist/writer, the Viacons line has allowed me to share my vision of what I would want to see in a franchise. With the Transformers, Takara created a phenominal toyline, but it was Hasbro/Marvel that gave us an incredible story. I firmly believe these two elements are essential to any successful line-the proof is in the pudding, with the countless TF fans all around the world.

    The Viacon line is "not""actually coming to an end. Lord Volcrom has already been modeled and although I am unable to post a picture of him at this time, I can honestly say he is one of my favorite "inorganic" designs. My favorite being the human characters (i.e. Lt. Marcus Elliot and Dr. Samantha "Synergy" Phillips). However, due to cost, and an outside offer, it would have not have been prudent to continue my Viacon thread and offer these models on Shapeways. So, if things come to fruition, you will be seeing more of the Viacons outside of the Radicons. What I can say is, keep an eye out for a character by the name of "Necrom." Although, I have not mentioned him in any of the bios/stories, he is the antithesis of "Viconus" if you've been keeping up with the line. He is a major player in the Viacon Universe and I'm sure a lot of fans would appreciate his unique design.

    Also, I have been offered a big part in creating/developing a proposed toyline/franchise. Although I cannot elaborate, I'll make it as "full of imagination and depth" as the Viacons. All this would not have been possible without the exposure from this site and the Viacons Universe. Most importantly, its the support of fans like yourself that kept me going and has carried me thus far. For that, I am eternally grateful. Thank you very much!!

    All the best,

    Tecrom Deisgns
     
  8. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    That is awesome for you Tec, really happy for ya man. I'm just sad because I figured we would see the rest of the "not" fembots, I bought a ton of PRID Arcees in anticipation. Oh well lol.
     
  9. Tecrom Designs

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    Thanks man. Its definitely validation for all the work I've done. I'm actually more excited about the writing than the modeling to be honest.

    BTW you'll still see the Femacons, I promise you that. Just not right away. The popularity of Xaviercal's recent fembot posts is evident of their popularity, so hold on to those PRID Arcees (I have seven myself). I love that figure and its proven potential. I'm really crossing my fingers for at least one Hasbro repaint. I just didn't see how I was going to keep up with the Viacons thread with the new workload. Probably when I have access to a 3D printer early next year would be a good guess. The worst part about doing these kits was waiting for test prints from Shapeways. Having access to a printer could mean action figures and full robots. And you know the first bot I'd model would be a Femacon that'd be able use the current three female heads I've already designed.
     
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    Great job on Kup. Really sorry to see you go though. Wish you the best of luck.
     
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    Wow, how did I miss this?!

    Well, okay, I've been busy prepping a new house and settling into a new job move (same position, new location) so I haven't been checking in lately. But this head looks terrific! Like the others, it really fits the figure it's intended for. And I'll just say it here, but the Lord Valen head came out spectacularly.

    I really hope that what you're hinting at means that the line of heads your making (and other stuff maybe?) is moving from Shapeways onto something better. Which would be a great step. I'll be listening in to find out where you go next!
     
  12. Tecrom Designs

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    Thanks man. Yeah, Xaviercal said he'll be painting up both Ironside and Lord Valen-so I'm really excited to see what he comes up with.

    Yes, I can now say that I was approached by a couple of groups who were interested in some of my designs. They were interested in producing a few you've already seen and a couple I've had in the pipeline for my Viacons thread. In addition, they've also commissioned me to design and model a few items for them. If the parties choose to use the names I gave to the characters, you'll be seeing "Necrom" and "Lt. Marcus Elliot" very soon. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    -Tecrom
     
  13. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Well, definitely wish you the best of luck. If you get a new, better Tempest head produced, I could see myself buying one again. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this.
     
  14. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    ordered an ironside head today as I'm not too thrilled about kup and ironhide having the same head. Any suggestions for a good color match for kups green?
     
  15. Tecrom Designs

    Tecrom Designs Well-Known Member

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    If you want him to look like Kup, I'd go with the sky blue. Not sure why recent incarnations of the character is that funky green though. Love to see what you come up with. Please post pics when don. Thanks!!
     
  16. Fenrys

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    Well I'll probably try to match the figures existing paint cause I'm not very good at repaint yet haha
     
  17. Tecrom Designs

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    But light blue would be cool though....Whatever you decide please post pics of the finished product. Take care.
     
  18. cheetor71

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    Looks great and works for Kup
     
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    I'd love to see someone paint it as Kup.