KRE-O Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by transfan681, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. aikitim

    aikitim G1 Autobot

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    Those who have painted Kreons, did you use a plastic primer? Or did you apply paint directly to the Kreo plastic?
     
  2. GO0SE

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    Hi Aikitim, for mine I just sanded the plastic first with a really fine grit sandpaper to give the paint something to hold onto. Wash the pieces too as they can sometimes be a bit oily, I would also sand any factory painted details off too as they can show through the paint. I use Tamiya Acrylic paints and depending on the colour it sometimes needs two layers.

    Here are two of my before and afters without primer.
     

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    I think sanding is definitely a good idea, but using primer is also a good idea, especially if you'll be repainting an entire piece. Just get some spray primer (Tamiya makes some) for a nice even coat. It'll make the paint stick better, and it'll give you a neutral base so the paint will look more true-to-color without a bunch of coats. It's also possible to get paint-on primer if you want more fine control of what gets primed.
     
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    And now for some Terrorcons!

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    Battlechangers are now on sale in Singapore.
     
  8. Armada13

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    My TRU doesn't have any Microchangers or a section for them as of now. The only figure packs are the Custom Kreons (Glavatron, Hound, and Crosshairs).
     
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    I picked up the Scorn and Slug Kre-o sets...mainly because I wanted the Drift and Crosshairs figures (and they were on sale). I also wanted to see if I could kitbash the dinobots into robot modes, since I made all of those kre-o AoE-style helmets for them.

    But...I was a bit disappointment to find out that the two dinobots use a single, pre-molded bodies. I realized the heads were obviously molded as one piece, but the bodies can't be broken down. Building the dinos is basically just a matter of assembling the limbs, and then popping them on to the torsos. Meh. Not very kitbashable.

    The kreons are still pretty cool though!
     
  10. aikitim

    aikitim G1 Autobot

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    They're old (Prime & BB) I got them a both a few years ago.

    The new Kre-O Battlechangers are out in Singapore btw.
     
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    How much are they selling for? I hope those get released in the US soon.
     
  13. Soresuk

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    SGD $19.90, same price as microchanger combiners. So if you take away the mark up I believe it will be around USD$9?
     
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    There is a Toys-r-us not far from me that stil has megs, screamer, and iron hide customs as of a week ago, but due to lack of time and some personal distractions, wasn't able to get them while they were not only on clearance, but on that 40percent sale as well. :( 
    Also, does anyone on the board collect the GI JOE Kreons? I found un-opened baggies of the original snake-eyes and storm shadow from the temple battle set. (bought two to get extra red ninjas). I also have a un-opened inner baggie of zarana.
     
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    aikitim G1 Autobot

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    One of my favorite MTMtE Bots, Skids:
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    And a Rotorstorm I threw together:
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    Can anyone in Singapore pick me up the Kreon Custom Wave 2? I would compensate them. They're not available anywhere in the US :( 
     
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    My Kre-o Transformers Minifigures Collection

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  18. x01618

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    That is an impressive collection! If you have any higher resolution pics, those would be great to see!
     
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    Up next, the Predacons! Continued thanks to the ineffable Mr. Tresob.

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    That's awesome, too bad I dont have that much space in my room.