OpenPlay notSpringer (MP scaled)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Weezie, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. neurowing

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    I didn't like the mouth, so I really sanded it down. I used a small generic knife cutter to create a new shape of his mouth. I would suggest drawing the mouth first with a mechanical pencil and use a scriber for better results, then sand it down. I think I added the lower lip too, made from Tamiya epoxy putty.

    The face actually looks good now in person, but rough in close up, because this is handpainted. I'm planning to use Tamiya Gray Green Spray AS-29 for the face, once I remove the paint first with model acrylic thinner. The paint is expensive but I'll use it for other projects.
     
  2. Necrobot

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    As you can see from my previous photo, my Open & Play Big Spring no longer has the original mouth. The face now resembles something out of Twilight Zone... or perhaps a frightening goalie mask.

    The more I think about it, the more it's looking like I will be dabbling in some face sculpting. It really want to make his face less curved / sloped... and more angular. So, as I hunt for some modeling putty, I think I also need to find a tiny, somewhat flexible, flat putty knife.

    That Tamiya Grey Green Spray AS-29 looks like a solid choice for Springer! Much better than the Michael Myers fright-fest that they chose for Big Spring's face. They probably got a really good deal on that sterile white color.

    I am looking forward to seeing what's next for your Big Spring's face! Never thought a $50.00 figure would result in so much creativity!

    Cheers!
     
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  3. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Are there any stupid cheap sales for this guy anywhere? ShowZ had a decent price but it's sold out. All I can find from reliable retailers is $80 + tax and shipping. RobotToyBase also has it for $60, but then they charge $20+ for shipping...

    Otherwise maybe I just wait for a black friday sale...
     
  4. The Happenin Rhinoceros

    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    Haven't seen anything recently. I picked both Open & Play offerings up from ebay on 11.11 sales when I got them
     
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    AliExpress!
    US $68.8 15% OFF|G1 Transformation Robot OPENPLAY Siege KO Springer Oversize 23cm Anime Action Figure Collectible Model Gifts Toys|Action & Toy Figures| - AliExpress
     
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    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    yep, got my IT-01 Megatron from them, no issues
     
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  8. kibble

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    Ended up going with Uncle Billy for $72 shipped. Forgot about him... Maybe should have waited for Black Friday sales, but $72 isn't bad...
     
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    @jesslynMMC 's unique toys Allen sculpt to fit big Spring. Resin print and some airbrush later and he's much better looking for it, still waiting on the eyes to print . Excellent work Jesslyn!

    IMG_20201210_200459~2.jpg IMG_20201210_194959.jpg
     
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  10. The Last Prime

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    Where can this face be purchased?
     
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  11. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    The original face looks fine when you do the mod to make it slide back farther into the rest of his head.
     
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  12. pezley

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    Well yea it improves it because it hides the terrible face a smidge more in the helmet but sadly that face is still visible. Paper bags were invented for this fella
     
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  13. pezley

    pezley Well-Known Member

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    Fully painted

    IMG_20201210_223159-01.jpeg IMG_20201210_223428-01.jpeg IMG_20201210_223035-01.jpeg
     
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  14. echotransformer

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    ^^ Nice 3d print of the 'better things to do tongiht than die' bomb ;) 
     
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  15. pezley

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    Ya mean this one ? :D 
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  16. echotransformer

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    OMG, kegger at Springer's place. ;) 
     
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  17. pezley

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    It's Christmas and I have 4 spare custom faces for Big Spring. First come first serve. Just need to cover postage.

    As per my previous post, this sculpt was designed by @jesslynMMC not myself. Its been adjusted to fit big Spring. There's no connection posts. It's just a push fit.

    Have included some pics of the process to make them in case anyone finds that interesting. These are resin 3D printed, airbrushed then lacquered.
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  18. pezley

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    And with that, all 4 are spoken for
     
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  19. Dickyscrubbs

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    Put some more on eBay and I’m in...these look great
     
  20. pezley

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    I didnt design the face sculpt so I wont be selling these