Heavy/Scratch: Shapeways: FOC Bruticus upgrade kit (more game-accurate)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by echotransformer, Jan 26, 2013.

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What are your thoughts on how to release this kit?

Poll closed May 7, 2013.
  1. Get Shapeways done by Spring. Painting req'd, but it will be quickly available for all 5 FOC molds

    31 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. Take up to 1 year to design & release via 3rd party. I can WAIT so I don't have to PAINT.

    81 vote(s)
    46.0%
  3. Do both Shapeways (release soon) and 3rd party. (KO's will likely happen but I want the original)

    61 vote(s)
    34.7%
  4. I just want SOMETHING to fix my Bruticus--a low-priced knockoff is all I need

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    Great work echo... We might need some sort of back covers just to round the Gestalt out.
     
  2. Dashdragon

    Dashdragon Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to have this for my Bruticus, but alas...I'd never be able to match the paint so it will forever remain a dream. Damn colorblindness! I mean, it really is looking better and better man, great work.

    I was originally not liking the shoulder piece for Blastoff, and something about it still kind of nags a bit (I think maybe the shape), but it really does help beef up his shoulder to make it look better proportioned.
     
  3. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    I don't think it can be overstated how much of an improvement those parts make. You paint skill ain't too shabby either. ;) 

    Well done!
     
  4. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    Even from behind, he looks pretty good, even if he is looking a little naked:p 
     
  5. Yaosai

    Yaosai Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why everyone is worried about color matching on this one? It's Bruticus we are talking about here. Just go G1 and dye everything a medium gray... done. ;-)
     
  6. Mirage775

    Mirage775 Autobot

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    I'm planning on painting all my stuff G1, even Vortex and Blast Off. And I'll probably have to color match a set for my brother!

    Echo, work has kept me busy the last week or so, as I haven't been able to chime in. I actually like the kibble on Vortex, but the thing on Blast Off is just weird looking... Even looking at the game pics, I can't figure it out... Oh well, waiting patiently for this to be released =)
     
  7. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    @echo: How about making use of the trailer to become part of the backside of Bruticus? Make it somehow fold up. Do you think it's feasible?
     
  8. WuLongTi

    WuLongTi Cyber Ninja Web Developer

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    *ahem*
    lol
     
  9. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy crap! I just stumbled across this. Fantastic work.
     
  10. Mirage775

    Mirage775 Autobot

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    LOL! Looks like you've missed a couple of pages...
     
  11. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator

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    Eagerly awaiting this release. There are many, many Shapeways products I want to buy, but this will be the first.

    So amazingly awesome...
     
  12. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, looks like I missed some of his text... :lol  Sorry about that... I just skimmed the pictures.. :lol 
     
  13. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks do much for the positive feedback! I'll finish this 'main kit' first then I'll do some more exclusive tweaks like onslaught later...

    Thanks guys. Yeah I agree, IMO the Blastoff parts is needed and helps, (i think the pointy shoulder looks silly) but should have a better and more meaningful sculpt. It was supposed to be a shield. The next on will be better...

    No worries!

    @ all other recent posts, thanks for all the support and positive feedback, very, very motivating!!!
     
  14. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    Very, very impressive work.

    You might want to reach out to fakebusker83 and see if he'd be interested in doing articulated hands for this, either as part of the main kit or as an additional add-on. Would really make the kit, IMO.
     
  15. echotransformer

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    ^^ actually Wulongti is on the case...see a few posts back...but you're right Fakebuster would also be a good choice.
     
  16. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    I'm starting to really be fearful that this is going to cost 3 digits on Shapeways...
     
  17. Mirage775

    Mirage775 Autobot

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    I doubt it. He had far more parts for the stuff he made for Herc and it was in the mid $70's, if I remember correctly.
     
  18. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    Full Monty with the metal hips were around $120+
     
  19. Seawing

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    Great work echo. This may very well be my first shape ways purchase.
     
  20. Mirage775

    Mirage775 Autobot

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    Ah yes, I forgot about the metal hip parts, as I forgot to order them with the Full Monty... But most of their cost was due to them being stainless steel...