KRE-O Appreciation Thread

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

  1. UKBrawn

    UKBrawn Intergalactic Tin Opener

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    I used A4 white decal paper from some random ebay store and printed them on a huge HP multifunction printer. It wasn't a specialized unit, just a general office printer, but they came out nice.
     
  2. ThePrime84

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    Finally got these display cases for my classes of 84 and 85 SDCC sets:
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  3. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Finally gave Capt. Fanzone hair. Incidentally, he'd probably be nicely scaled with the Legacy Animated figures.
     
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  4. Ysbal

    Ysbal Kre-o hoarder

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    Very cool. Looks just like him.
     
  5. BiggestKreoFanboy

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    I wonder how it would be like if someone made custom decals to make the 'Prime kreon similar to his reactivate version..
     
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  6. Isaac Hill

    Isaac Hill Systems Analyst

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    I got a new camera. I'm still getting used to it, but it's already a marked improvement over my previous ones. I've just got to get some basic image editing software. My Windows PC died, so I don't have access to paint. I'm using a Rasberry Pi with the Noobs OS, which doesn't seem to include anything similar. I just need to crop and resize, since I have more pics, but they're too big to post here.

    I made Concept Art Starxus. The front and back of the torso are both clear. There's a wall of translucent orange bricks behind the head to create the effect of the orange liquid.
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    I made a functioning Throttlebot Searchlight. He transforms and has a pull-back motor that (barely) works in both modes. The motor's old, and he's pretty heavy, so it's to be expected. He's more of a Moseybot.
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    I realized a couple things while making Animated Constructicons. First, the short, stocky, stubbly loudmouth and his lanky, long-chinned sidekick remind me of the CGI guys in the Money for Nothing video. Second, for Constructicons, they don't have that much green and purple. The purple is just gloves and footwear. The green is alt-mode kibble. The rest of the bots are black, grey, or brown.
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    Here's Tarn's final form. The detail shows up a bit better with the new camera.
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  7. addemlit

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    My Kreon collection
     
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  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood 3-Word Chant

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    So nice.
     
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  9. Ysbal

    Ysbal Kre-o hoarder

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    Wow. And they're so nicely displayed! Cool!
     
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  10. Isaac Hill

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    "What the %&#$ did Michael Bay do to us?"
    "At least you're the head of this thing. I think I'm a hand."
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    I decided to make more Constructicons to go with Animated Mix and Scrapper. Long Haul, Hook, and Bonecrusher were straightforward enough. But, I had trouble figuring out how to finish the team. Making a frontloader bot would deny Animated Scrapper his Scrapper-ness. Taking inspiration from G1 Scavenger would leave two bots with similar tread legs and small-excavator kibble. I eventually came up with this:
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    Here's another pic that shows off some bots better, but cuts off some of Overload's drill.
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    They're in order of creation from left to right: Scrapper, Mixmaster, Long Haul, Hook, Bonecrusher, Scavenger, and Overload.

    I replaced the stabby thing over Overload's head with a drill to homage G1 Mixmaster having drills over his head. The center of Overload's chest sloping forward was inspired by G1 Scrapper's chest. I this context, it looked like a fat gut, so I went with it.

    I think my favorite is Bonecrusher. The visor looks like wraparound shades which, with the mustache, make him look like a total dirtbag. He's the type of guy with a strong work ethic, and no other ethics.

    They don't quite fit in with Scrapper and Mixmaster, since the actual Animated guys don't rely on the green and purple color scheme as much. But, I wanted mine to be easily recognizable as Constructicons without having Animated source material to compare them to. So, they're more G1.
     
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  11. Fatelift1987

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    Quick question, I'm just getting back into Kreo again (I bought almost the entire series of Cityville Invasion save for the blind bags, 4 Wheel Lift and Air Finish, along with a couple Transformers sets) and I was wondering if I can share any Kreo here, or it has to be Transformers only?