Make Toys Masterpiece Coneheads (Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ZEGR, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. StoneCold Skywarp

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    @jimmyh do you have a red vinyl that is a close match to Ramjet that could cover the gray on the wing?
     
  2. Born with TF

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    Why did they make last two conhead’s so sloppy, Dirge is not great but why do they have to make the colors wrong and wings to high. They have 5 years to do it.
     
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    I remember seeing it in a few pictures but cannot find it now. You are correct that most of the pictures we see don't have it so it could be animation error/inconsistency that is all too common. Thank for taking a lot at the stock you have. Since it is such a small piece it might be best to leave it alone with that stark a contrast. The red on Thrust turned out good. The work you did on both turned out great.

    This is just like the miscolored nose parts on Skycrow and Lightning. They just don't care. Some people have said they weren't matching the toon version but it makes far more sense these were the cheaper options although difficult to explain painting Lightning's nose black when they could have left it alone.
     
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  4. jimmyh

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    No. And I tried printing some. But I can't get the color to match. Not with CMYK consumer printers.

    That was another dumb-dumb on their part. Seeing as it's two pieces that are seemingly glued together, they could have made that piece the same color as the wings.
     
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    Appreciate the reply. That's interesting you note about matching the colour, I had presumed you were printing onto pre-coloured sheets.
    I do look forward to getting your sets once you've put them on ebay :) 

    I've tried a few tamiya acrylic paints I have around (seem to be a match for what a lot of companies use) but nothing seems to be quite right there either.
    Its definitely a strange/unique shade of red.
    It seems to be an ever so slightly deeper Tamiya X7 red.
    I need to get to a hobby store though and pick up a few more pots to try.
     
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    Thrust wings can be moved to mid-lower torso. Other than TT, it's the lowest of all the options available.

    Though quality is pretty low. Lot of tabs need future.
     
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    Just got these guys the other day. I do like them pretty well overall. Still kind of messing with them. But is anyone having issues folding the wrists in for transformation? Like on Thrust... the left-hand folds in fine but I have to rotate the right hand in the opposite direction to get it to fold in. Looks weird and can't get it to connect the back and the legs properly because of it.
     
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    Come on US retailers.
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    Almost all the stuff I use is regular colored vinyl, yes. But nothing I have is even close to the wing shade of red. So I tried printing onto printable vinyl. But like I said, with color inkjet and laser printers that only print CMY, color matching is almost impossible.

    I have some decals listed on ebay now.
     
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    i can only see the autobot and decepticon symbols? or did they sell out?
     
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    They sold out. I will make more this week.
     
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    I painted my version of Ramjet. Had luck to find a matching dark grey. The white was a bit difficult, but I‘m ok with the result at the moment.
    Looks so much better now in my eyes!

    IMG_9951.jpeg
     
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    Nice work, that looks great! May I ask which grey you matched with please?
     
  14. ComputronX

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    I was lucky to find a simple spray can at a local hardware store with dark grey color. It matches the dark grey of the figure almost 100%.
     
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    I think before applying the labels, I'm going to paint some spots too... that way I can still transform it too =)
     
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    I modified some of the decals so they can take the transformation. The side white decals ,where the null rays are at, I wasn't able to use. That's ok since the null rays cover them up. 1000003230.jpg
     
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    Juts received an invoice for booster from TCP and unfortunately they couldn't honor the pre-order price, which is understandable though.
     
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    Ya shame though only $20 diff. Compared to rest of price inflation of figure honestly not bad
     
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    Hey @jimmyh i keep checking out your eBay page but doesn’t seem to be anything listed for sale. Would you be up for sending a set of your vinyl stickers for Booster and Jetstream to the UK? Cheers!
     
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    There must be some price fixing going on. I could've had this from China already and there's no way they are just now finding out that they were going to charge us an extra 20$ a piece. I get that they are saving money by slow-boating these across, but they didn't tell us until just now that the price has gone up. They're still cheaper than the TT versions, what were they like 180(?) and had to be opened/repaired (lol)... so I don't necessarily disagree with them going up a little in price... just annoyed to be finding out about it a couple of days before they get shipped out.

    Anyway, /rant

    Still excited to have the trio completed. Endgame has had to suffer standing next to his BBY counterpart and the TT Thrust+Ramjet for an eternity.
     
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