MMC Reformatted Calidus (HotRod)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Chaddicus, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

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    Damn it, LazyAza... ordered. Come on June 1st and the few weeks later!

    @LazyAza As coloring specialist, what exactly do you do? Do you actually paint a prototype or do you pick and adjust coloring on a computer for factory production? I don't know what the process is, I'm just interested.
     
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    Hopefully TCP puts him up soon. :D 
     
  3. AniCosmos

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  4. edgs2099

    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    BBTS preorder says it will have the bonus smirk face as well????
     
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    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    Endless wank on about how you work for MMC?
     
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  8. lucas maximus

    lucas maximus Need more Kain...

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    Looks like they'll all come with a bonus head.
     

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  9. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

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    Lol.

    There's only guy I trust completely and without reservation where colours and placement are concerned, and his name rhymes with "Rabid Kinkburn".
     
  10. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    1) there's almost no issue with the spoiler, and any there is can be worked around with the shoulder joint. see the arm-out-running pic as an example.
    2) well, there's one up now but i'm not sure how useful it will be to you :) 
     
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  11. AniCosmos

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    I actually didn't realize that the BBTS order came with the bonus head! That's what I get for not reading things. I just saw that the preorder was open and hit the "Gimme, gimme" button. That's awesome!! Rodimus definitely needs a little more attitude in his face.
     
  12. neurowing

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    I did some photo manip / digital sketch-over as just as a warm-up before work.
    These are just my ideal suggestions, just mine. All respect to the artists and engineer of the toys.
    rodface.jpg rodymmc.jpg
     
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  13. AniCosmos

    AniCosmos Well-Known Member

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    Definitely like the sharper features in the face.
     
  14. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    Its mainly the photos blowing out the color a little, they're enhancing all the colors quite a bit due to bright lights and high saturation filter due to the way they've been edited/enhanced. The actual shades specified will be a tad less bright in hand I expect. Take a look at many other official mmc photos and you'll notice how most are more saturated than the real product in fact is, just the style of the photography.

    I like the face but the color changes definitely not as they're less accurate to the comic and one the things I love most about the comic design is the contrast between the two shades of red in the lower body area. That had to be maintained.
    I don't have to handle anything physical to do my job, all of it is accomplished with computer software, renders and digital photography just as these toys themselves are all constructed in 3d software by their respective designers. I get asked for input on whatever projects I am needed for and provide the materials that are necessary and generally discuss with mmcs designers and the boss the various aspects that go in to the design of these things as they progress. Its a group effort discussion and collaborative process of us sharing things to get whatever is being worked on looking as good as it can. Although my official role/title is "colorist" I've been doing more than just that already but nothing I can really go in to specifics about.

    Troll alert. haha

    But I'll humor you as I don't actually do that. In fact I can think of maybe two or three instances where I explicitly stated to someone I work for mmc since the subject was at the time being discussed, so I'm not sure how you got that impression. If people ask a simple question I'm going to respond. Why would I not? Seems weird for someone to be annoyed by such a simple statement of fact.
     
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    Preordered at TCP. :D 
     
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    Looks incredible!
     
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    Listing says smirk head included!
     
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    Partsformer To Far Away Times

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    I have a place holder pre-order at BBTS since it seems they will be getting the smirk face as well. I'm not usually one to jump at bonus items, but this one seems like a must-have (for me) based on the character.

    I was thinking of pre-ordering through PSX as I've had good experiences with them in the past (Kultur). I'm wondering, do PSX pre-orders require full payment up front? That might be the only road block for me at the moment. Thanks all! This guy was not on my radar at all but the pictures are fantastic.
     
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    I like the changes you've made to the chest, the proto's chest looks somewhat off to me.
     
  20. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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