Heavy/Scratch: METROPLEX (stands at 52 inchs tall for now)working on the back of the leg

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by anemis, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. onesock

    onesock Banned

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    Wow. I woulda paid $1,000 for this.

    Nothing more. It's great and all...but 10 grand for an unofficial TF?
     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you're looking at it all wrong man. you're buying an engineering masterpiece. A work of art. if you spent 100 hrs on something, would you want to get paid only $50 for it?
     
  3. anemis

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    well even if it's unofficial it's still costly to build in time and materials... trying to build one yourself would cost less but try to imagine how long it would take to do this.... we are looking at a MINIMUN of about 600 hrs for this and that's just in time cost..... put this at around 10.00/ hr and your at a minimum of 6000.00 ... materials at this point cost me about 800.00 for styrene,copolystyrene ,curing accelerant, cyanoacrylate, mechanical parts, electronics and led's (on that alone there is more of 150.00 worth of led's that i've bought for this and i'm almost already out of lights !!!) ,tools ,hinges ,wires ,ect....... so yeah it would be expensive but i dont expect to sale any and this would remain a one of a kind figure....

    for lights , just for high tower number 4 it took more then 60 led's !!! so make a quick calculation and you'll see that it will cost ALLOT in just lights !!!

    but this is the same debate that i go over and over everytime that i do a piece..... so this is not new but a bit dissepointing that people have a hard time realizing this .... oh well on with the construction !!!
     
  4. TFmaster

    TFmaster Lord of the Scalple

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    Some people just need to end up on the other end of things to understand.

    TFM
     
  5. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    And to respect the massive efforts that schratchbuilding involves, especially one of this proportion. sheesh
     
  6. TransfanTN

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    Someone has been taking ideas from Stargate Atlantis :D  j/k


    [​IMG]
     
  7. anemis

    anemis Well-Known Member

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    yes part of it i did... check my early post in this tread... you,ll see the same image ! ;) 
     
  8. Liokaiser

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    The details on the tower itself is amazing. Give us some more updates. Yessss.
     
  9. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    do you have a website where i can see some of your past work?
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    marksprojects.com man.
     
  11. onesock

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    I know, dude!

    I own one of your custom Magnus trailers, and that think is a piece of work! I love it!

    I was just saying I could never justify spending 10,000 on one TF.
     
  12. Xaxis

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    Looking very good! This is such an awesome project!
     
  13. anemis

    anemis Well-Known Member

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    you're absolutly right ... that's quite a sum of money to buy this and that's why i dont expect anyone to buy this... and it wasnt for that purpose either.... i also wanted to avoid anyone starting to complain about the price since like i said i have to go thru that everytime i do something new.... it wasnt aimed at you but rather stop any debate about pricing before it starts !!!

    this project is for all to see and to witness a great project being made that i would as a transformer fan would have liked to see come to life when i was young !
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    young? pfffff I still wanna see it :p 
     
  15. darksage78

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    Awesome project you've got there, I was wondering if you could get any Alt comparison pics.
     
  16. anemis

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    alt comparison pic:

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    and ... first finger of a hand !!! really detailled and big !! this is the kind of details that metropex will have and fully moveable...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow...just wow....I haven't been in here in a while and I am just in awe all over again! Keep it up, Mark!
     
  18. Wiggyof09

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    Best TF ever!!!!!!!

    So, when do you start on the life sized Unicron?
     
  19. DanoMcKenna

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    hey, I know it's a lot to ask, but is he gonna roll or what?
     
  20. Soundwave2

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    Better yet, how about some removeable/shattered eyes?