Minor/Repaint: Kingdom/Selects Galvatron heads

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by The Madness, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. Pessimus Terminal

    Pessimus Terminal Herald of Kremzeek

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2019
    Posts:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +120
    I prefer my goatee on Cyclonus, but I'd pay good money for that 'toon one.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Posts:
    9,567
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +2,053
    Yeah, I could go for a set of these.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Posts:
    2,292
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,991
    Do you take commissions?

    I’d love all those heads, properly painted, & the GS Galvy painted to match…
     
  4. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Posts:
    2,761
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,692
    Oh man, that damaged head is spectacular.

    Add me to the "how do i get one" list.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. ldl0021

    ldl0021 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Posts:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +130
    Ebay:
    I'll definitely take one of the cartoon heads... Please take orders
     
  6. Murasame

    Murasame

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Posts:
    23,795
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    The Lost Light
    Likes:
    +10,044
    With that head I might even try to get Galvatron and try to remove the tampographs. Although I still would prefer a different shade of purple. If we can't get the more blueish purple, I prefer the lavender Takara used in the past. Even though that's probably less accurate, I still like it more.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Posts:
    3,006
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +6,343
    GIVE
     
  8. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Posts:
    3,364
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Kaon
    Likes:
    +1,439
    Shots of the head tucked away in cannon mode?
     
  9. The Madness

    The Madness News Credits: -13

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,727
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +2,149
    Message received loud and clear :D  looks like there's some demand for me to put these out there.
    First of all, thanks for having a look as well as giving your feedback. It's always positive to see something you've put hard hours into get recognition.

    A couple of things to make sure we're all on the same page:
    • These are resin prints with paint apps.
    • I live in Australia and most of you don't.

    To get these out there we can go one of two ways and I'd like to know your thoughts on the matter:
    1. I print and post worldwide, this is more expensive and takes longer. There are also risks of loss or damage in transit.
    2. I make the files available for people with resin printers. This doesn't favour those without printers or access to Shapeways etc, but it allows for greater personalisation (Royal Blue, no Goatee, etc) and the use of local customisers, if needed.

    Any clear preference here? I know some have resin printers, but probably not many. There are pros and cons each way.

    Details worth considering:
    • I've looked into postage and currently AUD$17 (around USD$12.50) is the cheapest price for economy air, even for a small parcel the size of a head. That might be enough to turn some people off in itself.
    • The selects release is months away. Until then, I'm just guessing the colour of the plastic used on the toy.
    • I'm still awaiting M1.4 6mm screws, so heads are still in the testing phase (the faces are currently held by friction).
    • The purple on the fourth head consists of violet and magenta applied by airbrush. While I can seal it, I can't guarantee it won't chip at all.
    • This is my hobby, so I'm not looking for profit. At the same time I'm not wanting to take a loss (other than development) or over extend myself in my free time. I'm sure you understand.
     
    • Like Like x 14
  10. The Madness

    The Madness News Credits: -13

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,727
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +2,149
    No, you're much better off finding someone closer to home for a full body paint. There are plenty of talented people here and besides, the heads themselves are ridiculously easy to paint with the removable face-plate..

    Yep, coming soon. A tight fit with some tip rub on the purple currently, but I'll sort that with the next test print.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Murasame

    Murasame

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Posts:
    23,795
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    The Lost Light
    Likes:
    +10,044
    I sometimes have to pay like 20 to 40 bucks for shipping from the US to my place, which sucks, but makes AUD$17 look really nice. Btw. I'm in Europe. I can't paint myself. I bought a great Hordak head off Shapeways and thought it would be simple, as there's not much different colors and the head totally looks ugly after I tried to paint it. So pre-painted would be the only option for me ^^;

    Maybe you can make these "made to order" and see how many people here want one? :D 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    4,117
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +308
    Ebay:
    I'd be down to pay the shipping cost and whatever else if you are ok with that
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Pessimus Terminal

    Pessimus Terminal Herald of Kremzeek

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2019
    Posts:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +120
    100% worth $12.50 shipping to the states. The real question is what would you need to charge to see an acceptable profit, or not end up with a million orders you don't feel like handling? I imagine that's where the make or break will be for most people. I for one would be happy with an unpainted version.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts:
    3,051
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Canton, GA
    Likes:
    +172
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    $12.50 shipping is worth it. Interested in hearing individual prices (looking for the cartoon styled head). Keep up the amazing work!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. BairdimusPrime

    BairdimusPrime youtube.com/billythekidsnobullshittoyreviews

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Posts:
    935
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +657
    Please let me know if you go the rout of sharing the files for the printers, I would love to give it a go. Also GO TEAM AUSTRALIA! My wife and her family are Aussies, her cousin Stacey just represented Australia in the Olympics for Softball
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Posts:
    2,761
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,692
    I'm also tentatively onboard for shipping AUS/USA (boy that's almost symmetrical) once Selects Galvatron is out, because I really really want a UK Galvatron to fuck shit up for Ultra Magnus.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Posts:
    2,292
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,991
    I’d buy a set too
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. BattleGurijiba

    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2020
    Posts:
    2,539
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +3,983
    All of them look fantastic. My favorite is the screaming battle damaged Marvel Galvatron. Detail and paintwork there is incredible.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. theEmpressive

    theEmpressive Til all are One!

    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    Posts:
    285
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +672
    Would you consider releasing the file for those of us with a resin printer available?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. ipmj2

    ipmj2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Posts:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +157
    Excellent work each one looks great! God bless!
     
    • Like Like x 2