Masterpiece's with ReproLabels / Custom Stickers

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  1. Emperor Bruticus IV

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    Hey my comrades, I've recently ordered my second Takara masterpiece figure MP13!:rock  He should hopefully be here in a few weeks. I have also ordered the upgrade sticker sheet by Ocean. Cannot wait till both arrive.

    I was thinking it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to our Masterpiece figures who have been enhanced by custom stickers.
    Please could you guys share some examples.
     
  2. Cax6ton

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    Should probably just keep it in the MPAppreciation thread, we talk about that from time to time in there.

    I'd really like to know how that set is, I think they're Eness sets under a new name. The Eness sets are dry transfer, which I like a lot more than stickers. I picked up the Eness set for Prowl and really love it, I've been wanting to pick up sets for Soundwave and Soundblaster.
     
  3. Emperor Bruticus IV

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    Yeh good idea. If a mod is watching please close this thread.
    When they both arrive I will do a video review and take some HD shots.
    Thanks for the info bro
     
  4. craftsmith

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    I was looking forward to a repro sticker mp thread, I even subscribed. Pictures get buried in the masterpiece thread.
     
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    I still want to go back and do better pictures, just haven't had the time. I did these with really harsh light to illustrate why I like dry transfers - no visible borders on the labels, they look like paint apps rather than stickers. This is from the Eness set for Prowl: shoulders, waist/hips, "Police" above the rear windows, and the forearm trapezoids. I didn't use all of them, and the shield that goes on the hood in alt mode isn't visible in any of these shots. I haven't done any license plates yet, I'm having trouble deciding what to do with those.
     

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    Cax6ton your Prowl looks amazing! The crotch area transfers really enhance him. The shoulder decals look very flat and flush also!
     
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    That looks great, and fully illustrates your preferred repro style. Congrats for being the first pic contributor too.
     
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    Wow these look amazing. Nice job they really enhance Prowl. Fully agree on your comments about eness labels, the give a more 'embossed' factory finish loonto the labels.

    Sorry for spamming a few pics but Craftsmith suggested I post these here.

    Love how they enhance the alt-mode on Smokescreen but yeah they do have a visible edge which is my only criticism.
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    I'll have to get some pics up soon. Got a few seeing as I have nearly every Masterpiece set done by Reprolabels :) 

    Masterpiece Cassettes with Reprolabel Set
    Reprolabels.com - Soundwave
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    Really add loads of nice details to the blank tapes.

    Masterpiece Black Convoy with Reprolabel Set
    Reprolabels.com - Black Convoy
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    Amazing figure! Adds some great details. Blue stripes and highlights to match some of the paint. Or an optional red scheme.
     
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    Great pics guys, really liking the nemesis repos.
     
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    Got a link to these Ocean stickers at all please?

    While I have the links handy today here's my Smokescreen pics :) 

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    I love that Smokescreen set....looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Wheeljack.
     
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    I would love a marlbor set, promoting ciggerettes to my other bots.
     
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    Starscream/iGear PP-03T Traitor:
    Symbols, crown and tail stripes are Eness dry transfer set. Other decals are from the PP-03A/E/J sets. Added some silver paint details, yellow wingtip edges, and red/green running lights

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    Skywarp/iGear PP-03D Destroyer:
    Eness dry transfer set. Never got around to adding the other decals like I did with Starscream, don't know if I ever will. I still need to do the small paint details

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    I don't know what I did with Thundercracker's pics, I'll post them when I find them.

    More/better pics to come, but this is why I love the Eness sets - you can see the difference between a sticker and a transfer here:
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    I was just thinking the other day that we need a thread like this. I get confused on which sticker companies are out there. On a side note, can someone recommend the best way to "prep" the figures so that the stickers will not peel off later? I bought a few figures with the stickers on them and they were already coming off.
     
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    Masterpiece Red Alert with Eness labels.
    Reprolabels have just made a brilliant set with Chug style option too!
    Reprolabels.com - Red Alert

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    So I asked this over on the 3rd Party Scoria thread, but then this thread popped up and I bet I can get a really insightful answer here.

    I'm looking at acquiring a set of faction symbols for my FT dinobots. These are my first third party figures so I'm new to having to put stickers on my MP figures. I'm debating between simply going with reprolabels, or paying the extra expense and getting one of the metallic Ocean sets. Does anyone have thoughts on the following?

    1) The Ocean/Eness stickers have some kind of metallic finish that makes them look better on figures. True? Is it significant?

    2) Are all Ocean/Eness sets dry transfers? Or are some actually sticker? They say stickers at aliexpress, but that isn't very descriptive.

    3) I'm leaning toward the metallic Ocean stickers with silver backing. They look striking. And how do people think they will look on Scoria's gold head? Would clear look better, since then you'll have a silver backing on the chest and gold on the head? I know this is all opinion but I'm looking for advice from people more experienced than I am.

    I'm trying to get both information and opinions. These stickers are expensive. My wife said "$20 for stickers? So now your figure is $200?" Then walked away. I'd like to get the right set. :) 
     
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    FWIW most mps use white backed logos so if you want them to be uniform......

    MP Grimlock definitely uses them.
     
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    ^ Yes, Grimlock's white outline is certainly informing my decision. I'm not sure that Ocean makes a white background set, so if I go that way I'll need to use reprolabels.

    Edit: TB, what sizes are you planning to use?
     
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    That Nemesis Prime is amazing. Have been delaying buying one due to the price but this may have just tipped the scales :) 

    Smokescreen looks amazing. Like both sets if these labels, 'the gambler' logo is a really nice touch.

    Are those Eness Destroyer/Skywarp labels still for sale? I like the subtle white stickers, really enhance it. Just bought a Destroyer recently and it's an incredible figure and I really need to sort out some logos etc.
     
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