Heavy/Scratch: More upgrades for Fansproject Superion (shapeways)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by chroma23, Mar 26, 2014.

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Should I also pursue a full upgrade for Energon Constructicon/Devastator Maximus?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Deathhowl

    Deathhowl Well-Known Member

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    Are we almost there yet. ;) 
     
  3. chroma23

    chroma23 Well-Known Douchebag

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    Nice, hope you have a great time!
     
  5. Deathhowl

    Deathhowl Well-Known Member

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    Hope you enjoy your vacation. On another note so much pollen, i cant breath. Do you have any suggestions for fixing scuffed paint on the nose cone of superion's chest?
     
  6. chroma23

    chroma23 Well-Known Douchebag

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    thanks all, back from vacation

    mine isnt any better on the superlink version with the autobot symbol losing its red (and much worse for the entire nosecone on my other rotf versions)


    ..............oh wait, did i just showed something that i perhaps shouldn't?

    im going to bed now lolz :p 
     
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    This upgrade is going to rock.

    Also, I think the paint wearing down/ chipping off is an issue on every usage of the Storm Jet mold. MY ROTF Silverbolt did the exact same thing as your Storm Jet is doing. It's not pretty in the slightest.
     
  8. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closet otaku

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  9. chroma23

    chroma23 Well-Known Douchebag

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    i know, eh?:cool: 

    what happened was, since i knew shapeways will need 2-3 weeks to print anything and shipped to my place in canada and i will be taking a 2 week vacation, i decided to send a big batch of test prints before i take off for my vacation so shapeways can do their thing while im off.

    and as expected, the parts arrive at my workplace a few days before my return date

    good news is: expect a big update very soon

    bad news is: none of the parts are quite ready yet, but are somewhat close and definitely presentable
     
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    first post updated with all new pics


    feedback and comments are welcome

    notes to self, reactions on the test prints:
    - head is abit too big
    - face assembly uber failed big time. will have to go with the crazy glue route, sorry (or think about another assembly method)
    - cant reach into the deep grooves of the neck to paint it. need to adjust model
    - knee caps need to be more pronounced and longer
    - big gun is too heavy to hold and support with the elbow ball joint alone. this seems to be okay if you employ DMY's clicky elbow joint preventing the forearm from falling down. those people with only the fansproject kit will for sure struggle with the weight of the combined weapon

    stuff is not quite ready for release and every part needs a tweak here and there, but the final version will more or less be very similar to what you see in the photos so consider the parts you see to be in "beta version" so to speak. there is also another upgrade part i have not posted yet, but will like to hear feedback on what you see so far first.
     
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    cant wait for this
     
  12. TM2 Dinobot

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    That is VERY cool. Tell me, how do those legs work with the DMY kit?
     
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    chroma23 Well-Known Douchebag

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    ...wha? the photos are WITH dmy kit (and fansproject kit) installed

    or do u mean the white thigh extensions? they are a direct replacement; you throw the useless dmy thigh parts (my biggest complaint on the kit) back into the box. but the current one is just a prototype for stability tests, will add detail to the sculpt for final.
     
  14. maximus_primal

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    Keep at it I can't wait!
     
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    Part of what I liked with the DMY kit was the thigh pieces, I thought it added some much needed bulk. What I didn't like was the fact they didn't extend all the way up. I love how your extensions are the whole length of the leg. If I had to make any suggestions/requests it would be to make the extensions on the outside of his legs as well so it bulks them up a bit more. Whether you do it or not I am definitely going to buy a kit from you for my Superion.
     
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    forgot to update the 2 head versions
     
  17. SHADDO

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    Looks incredible...Especially that new neckplate!
     
  18. rcho

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    Everything looks great so far.

    I noticed that you added a piece to the inner thigh. Any way to add another piece to the outer thigh as well to really beef up the legs?
     
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    Looking great
     
  20. crosscharge

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    Loving the alternate face plate.

    Everything looks fantastic for that matter, can barely wait it put an order in!