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. Transformed

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    Echo, those pictures are AWESOME! I think the best improvement by far is Blastoff arm cover!:rock 

    All the other changes are good, but Blastoff's piece, which looked the most out of place in the past, finally looks like it is part of the set. Bravo, man. Bravo:thumb 
     
  2. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 GATTAI Moderator News Staff

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    This is why my wallet doesn't like the fact that I have two Brutici. Cause those feet and that Blast Off cover look way better :drool: 

    Btw, you seem to have erased his left chest spike thing
     
  3. 8bitboy

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    I've never been into gestalt transformers... even after the release of Bruticus under the FOC line. But after seeing your kit here I won't lie that I am suddenly interested! Really great!
     
  4. Mirage775

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    Ditto!

    I was gonna say that too...

    Gestalt TF's are absolutely amazing! I've always been a fan of them :drool: 
     
  5. echotransformer

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    Thanks for the feedback...no, I won't be adding cost/complexity to the wing. It will compromise aesthetics and the priority is on a good looking combined mode.

    Note that you can still attach the wing to Onslaught if the Blastoff sheild isn't attached or if there's no trailer at all. (As before)

    Thank you, thank you. Good news: No, you don't need to have the wing attached underneath. :) 

    I'm going to look into putting the big cannon directly on Onslaught...if it doesn't affect the aesthetics, then I'll do it. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Thanks for all the feedback...actually, these guys are still really easy to find around New York State/Eastern Ontario so maybe ask around a bit? Mine are getting wear and tear from all the measuring and taking parts on/off so I'm thinkng about a second 'mint' set. ;-)

    Blastoff's sheild can stay on in Alt-mode, it will look like a bulkier shuttle, and at this time there's no purpose in Robot Mode, but when I get the actual parts I'll be playing around because maybe there will be a way to make it attach like a sheild or something and most importantly not affect any of the existing mechanical or aesthetic. Same for the other guys. There are so many 5mm tabs and ports on them now stuff I'm sure there will be fun things to do with all the stray parts.

    Many thanks. It only took 5 versions. ;)  There was one or two I didn't share, they looked so bad. I'm finally satisfied with it too, thanks.

    CRAP you're right!!! I had them in the wrong layer order in my digimockup file...I fixed it--thanks for letting me know. I was pretty tired when I posted last night.


    Also, I updated the front page.

    All the best,

    --Echo
     
  6. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    Awesome!
     
  7. tkadufcjswo

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    Once finished I know I'll be getting my hands on these!!!!! One favor though, can you possibly bulk up the upper legs? the calf areas I mean.......just that and the set would be as awesome as the fansproject upgrade set!!!!!
     
  8. Wars

    Wars I ate the WHOLE plate!

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    God damn that is epic! Makes a serious improvement on the figure. Great work.
     
  9. Destructicon 1

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    Great job man! Could you maybe attach the wheels attachments to the upper legs to beef up onslaught some?
     
  10. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Glorious!

    I think I'm still going to buy another Blast-Off to permanently mod into a better arm, but I love this stuff!
     
  11. Master Blaster

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    Wow...very impressive. You actually make Fruiticus, dare I say it, look good!
    This looks like a must for anyone who owns this set, top notch stuff.
     
  12. maximus_primal

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    Keeps getting better and better.
     
  13. heirofthedog

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    Proof that genius and talent can polish a turd! Awesome work.
     
  14. daimchoc

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    It's more proof that HasTak isn't doing more for the fans...
     
  15. Coltello

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    I'll definitely consider buying Bruticus and this set if I see pictures of it next to Giant with Amuro MkII's thigh mistransformation.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. meisterworks

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    missed these thread, i must have been hibernating.
    woweee. your skill with the software and making it to hardware looks super.
    great innovative idea to fruition.
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  17. APPS

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    Alas, i live in the UK, only a few stores have FOC wave 2 stuff, still i guess thats what online retailers are for :p 

    keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing how the next set of prototypes goes!
     
  18. Mirage775

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    So now he can look as he should have in the first place. I like it. I wouldn't have to be embarrased displaying it in combined mode.
    Too bad I can't paint worth a damn.
     
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