Customs: Legends Scale Figure of Beet-Papil "Firebomb"

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  1. NOCV

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    Continuing to indulge my soft spot for Fembots, I've started work on a new Legends scale figure. This one is based on designs for the never produced Beet-Papil figure, from the Beetras line of figures from Takatoku, that the G1 deluxe Insecticons were repaints of.

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    Just like my G1 Blackarachnia figure, I'm aiming for this one to be an appropriate height to accompany the Legends scale Insecticons from Newage toys.

    Both of these, and the Legends scale human figures I've been developing, will be available as models kits in my Shapeways shop when complete. Eventually, the four deluxe Insecticons (Venom, Ransack, Barrage, and Chop Shop) will join them there.

    I'll post progress updates for this figure here.
     
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    Charlock Well-Honed Blender

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    I love the original design of this character, especially the thrusters on her back. I can't wait to watch your progress, my friend!
     
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    *giggles excitedly*
     
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    Got some time in on her today. Pauldrons completed and did some updates to the collar.
     
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    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    More progress today:
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    1857006d-80a5-4b40-95c5-6847cf31c61e.PNG Yellow column between them is Newage Kickback's height.
     
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    Man, that is looking sharp!
     
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    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    I'm loving how this one's coming together.
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    I'm loving this so much!
     
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    NOCV, you're gonna' make me go broke...
     
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    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    Another day, another update...
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    I feel like it's pretty close. Lots of small detail that I hope prints well. Especially on the feet. The amount of time I spent today on a robot ladybug's high heels is not anything I want to admit to anyone.
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    Her height shouldn't change much, if at all, from here. She ends up about a mm or two taller than BA, who's just a bit taller than NA Kickback.

    I probably won't get a chance to work on her 'til later in the week. I started a job with a model kit company and have some vehicles I have to start modelling. :mad: 
     

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    So...how big are the newage insecticons compared to the hasbro legends ones? Wondering if I can accurately scale them, too...
     
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    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    They're a good bit larger, but I can up the scale on her easily.
     
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    Uh...you just admitted how much time...to us. Nicely done, though! I look forward to purchasing this and BA.
     
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    *tries to find youtube video for scale*
    Geez, you weren't kidding! I'm definitely going to need them upscaled, lol. Can't wait to get them in any manner!!
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    Was entirely unaware of this design, but you seem to be delivering on it brilliantly! keep up the good work
     
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  16. NOCV

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    She's getting closer.

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    Suggestions on emblem placement? And there's room for some boobage. Should I give her a couple more curves?
     
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    Maybe dual emblems on her forearms, like Shockwave? And I'm all for curvier fem-bots. I know some folks hate that stuff, but I think it's a defining detail that makes them stand out.
     
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    Amazing update!

    I say have a version for both curves/boobage and non-curves. So if someone likes one version over the other, then they can get that one. I also agree with @Charlock with the forearm emblem placement. Can't really think of a better placement myself ATM.
     
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    BOOBS!
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    It took some doing to get something that looked tasteful, and not bolted-on, but I think I nailed it.
    Note that the flat looking section along the side of the chest is the cut-away for her pauldrons.
     
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