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. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    I'd buy 2 sets! you're going to be very popular, I tells ya! :D 
     
  2. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    No worries! I'm fine to hear peoples opinion, that's why I post! I can see you desire very high accuracy...as do I, and really I made a trade off in places to get a 'decent first version' to test and improve, with feedback of course! I only have limited measuring equipment, so parts like the waist (believe it or not) are really hard to design. But with a part in hand, I can measure and resculpt more easily. Long story short: it only gets better from here, the only other concessions to make are cost (very important) and release date!

    So thanks for this...


    Thanks for the support!!!
     
  3. Todd Hakusho

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    will this set be made for the other versions of Bruticus; the Hasbro retail and G2?
     
  4. daimchoc

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    All of those are the same mold, so this set will be compatible with the said sets.
     
  5. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    WHOA!!! FOC Bruticus improvements! Hopefully if Hasbro see's interest it will inspire to make more. Damn it looks that good..... I maaaaay seriously reconsider picking up Combaticons wherever I see them
     
  6. Mirage775

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    Yeah man, I'm beginning to think nobody actually reads previous posts...?
     
  7. Mirage775

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    No worries, if you change it in the actual release. Maybe I can buy your prototype one or build my own from some styrene :crazy: 
     
  8. echotransformer

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    And even if I "design them out" I can make the part available separately...
    :) 
     
  9. Mirage775

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    Sweet! :thumbs2: 
     
  10. Destron Leader

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    What posts?? I just skim through and pick out funny words to giggle at.
     
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    This is certainly an admirable effort.
     
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  14. echotransformer

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    Hey Guys,

    Minor update--I've been looking thru the feedback and thinking A LOT about Brawl...I spent some time modelling a 'foot/slipper' that works with Brawl transformed differently...more like the game so the barrels face upward. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Also, I tried modelling up some BIG back guns...rrrrreal big. Have a look:

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    In this digimockup, Bruticus only has the chest wing, fists, slippers and back gun...

    [​IMG]
     
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    i had a similar idea when i got sdcc bruticus in hand, glad to see someone taking it on

    your concept art really looks great echo, cant wait to see how it looks once in hand
     
  16. daimchoc

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    As for the big guns, it would be nice if they can somehow rotate towards the front of Bruticus.
     
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    love the update on Brawl's slipper. definitely getting it. will these require any modding? or do they just slip on? also, will it fit with his arms/front treads rotated 90 degrees back?
     
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    This looks really cool but that chest shield is just way to huge.
     
  19. Transformed

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    I like the new leg, but the cannons look a bit too long (IMHO). Why not knock one level off;) 

    EDIT:

    Yeah, that chest shield is a bit too large. I don't know how it'll look on the toy, but if you could make it mostly clavicle level with the spiked wing tips cover just the the exposed connector ports it might not look so big--but anything that covers those nasty boys up is a welcomed change.

    Also, is there anyway you could add ankle tilt in the new feet or is that beyond your means?

    PICs for reference:

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  20. Devyfan5

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    I think the cannons look awesome at that size, I do agree that the chest shield seems a tad too big and may interfere.

    Aside from that it looks great and I will be down for a set once you have it all finalized. Keep up the great work! :thumb