Robot Paradise RP-01/01B Acoustic Wave (Formerly FansToys FT-02) G1 Soundwave & Cassette

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Craigmcgowan1984

    Craigmcgowan1984 Well-Known Member

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    My cassette effects from nusupplyfx arrived today and while they look good I'm not happy with the quality especially for the £50 price tag(this was with shipping).
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    None of the parts are very secure, especially the main base plate that sits in tape drawer, the extra clip attachment doesn't grip where it's meant to as the spacing is all too big. The pieces for attaching the tapes are also unsecured and once the tape is on you are relying on friction and balance to keep things together.
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    Ravage has two parts just for him, one for tape mode (I haven't been able to get any of the other tapes to stay in this part) and one for jaguar mode (I originally thought it was for frumble and plugged into their back see picture above)
    Also a piece specifically for frumble bot mode that plugs into back of leg.
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    Their are also piledriver effects for frumble, these are good.
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    Now all the issues with this set could just be my batch as I have seen lots of posts for these effects that people are happy with them.
    Still they look good and I can get them to work even if it takes more effort that it should.
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  2. Craigmcgowan1984

    Craigmcgowan1984 Well-Known Member

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    No they haven't the original black as been released 2- 3 times since I started collecting 5 years ago. In fact the one I got from PSX was the result of a petition then they released it two times after this.
     
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    Too bad the quality seems lacking, but it looks really rad though!
     
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  4. Craigmcgowan1984

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    It is really good looking for pictures.
    I'd wanted the set from a while and had seen some high praise on the forum and on socials so I thought I'd go for it.
    The quality is a disappointment but it does still work as intended at least. 1000010050.jpg
     
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  5. Roadbuster25

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    This looked very promising but I wondered about the quality and execution. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  6. 4249david

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    Reminds me I need to actually test my set of effects...
     
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  7. MV Steve

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    You're doing it wrong. That big ass QC sticker is meant to wrap around everything once you have the parts fitted and voila! Everything works:p 
     
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  8. Redferno97

    Redferno97 I can stop collecting whenever I want...

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    Mine are currently in the post, they got to Heathrow on the 30th, i haven’t had a tracking update since so I assume USPS has handed it off to a UK courier and they’ll be with me next week. I got this and the Outrider effects kit for £47 shipped in the 1 hour 40% off sale
     
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  9. jbwkkl

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    So THAT'S how Fans Toys fixed their Sheridans!! I wondered how those QC stickers worked
     
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  10. Redferno97

    Redferno97 I can stop collecting whenever I want...

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    Well, my Nusupply effects kit appears to have been kidnapped, it got to the UK on the 30th then Appeared in Peru (???) on the 5th where it has stayed since… :confused: 

    I contacted Nusupply and they’re sending me another, hopefully this one gets to me, i really appreciate the quick response from them to resolve the postal problem :D 
     
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    I hate international shipping. So complicated. First time the postal clerk didn't tell me how to fill out customs correctly so it bounced back to me (3 shipments). Finally I got them back and resent, but it took forever before they finally arrived from USA to Canada, UK and Australia.
     
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  12. Honesty

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    @transformer_78

    Have you ever considered doing a set like this? I’m sure yours would be just as good, if not a bit better?

    Also, and apologies for tagging you, but have you ever done anything for FT Blaster?
     
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    Hi,
    Well I don’t have the ability and software to model that kind of fluid curvature geometry :(  like NuSupply is able to do.

    I don’t have resin….so any “clear” PLA material I use won’t have the same clear/transparent effects like NuSupply.

    Here’s any example (see link below) I did for DS Blaster….i made sound wave effects for his speakers.
    I used clear PLA and even though it’s printed thin….its not really clear/transparent compared to the NuSupply effects. But in this application it works well giving a “sound wave” effect for Blaster’s speakers.

    Deformation Space DS-002 MP Blaster with Ramhorn

    And the only thing I did for FT Blaster was to make a neck adapter to use FT Blaster head on DS Blaster :) 

    Deformation Space DS-002 MP Blaster with Ramhorn
     
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  14. Honesty

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    Aw I gotcha! By the way, I finally opened up the XTB Ultra Magnus things I bought from you like a year or so ago. Been feeling the collecting itch again recently, lol.
     
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  15. Redferno97

    Redferno97 I can stop collecting whenever I want...

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    My NuSupply effects kit finally arrived! It actually was sent back from Peru to the UK so I told NuSupply to cancel the replacement order before they shipped it! It’s great, if I have one criticism it’s that i with the ravage effect is very loose in the tape adaptor, but that’s it, everything else is great! :D 

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    Looks great!! I’ve no connection to Soundblaster but got dam he looks cool!
     
  18. MV Steve

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    @transformer_78 , any chance you will be printing parts like the neck and chest bezel with the release of this guy?
     
  19. King Nergil

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    Looks sexy af. No Headmasters characters for me though. I'll only buy the cassette pack for Slugfest, Overkill and Buzzsaw. The Autoscout will be a small upgrade over the TFC one I have.
     
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    That's cool, thanks. Would it make things easy if for me personally I said I don't care what color material it is? If the neck is a different shade of gray or white, it won't bother me at all and for the bezel I want to keep it gold but metallic paint, not gold plated, plus it adds thickness being a cover which I like the way it looks.

    If you are printing in multiple quantities to make it practical, I totally understand but figured I'd ask. I'd need 2 sets of everything if you end up making these