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. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    ^^Thanks Code, agreed. :) 

    I've been answering many, many e-mails, PMs, and posts about:

    "When is it out?"
    "How much?"
    "will you make a version for "X" Bruticus?"
    "is it on Shapeways yet?"
    "Where can I buy it"
    "can you give me a project update?"

    I DO really appreciate the interest but it is taking a lot of time to answer each message individually.

    So to free up my time I've updated the first page with the project decision and current information, if you guys (especially the regular visitors) can continue to answer the questions as you have (many thanks, BTW) and as of today we can drive traffic to the first page for repeat questions that need to be answered as new people find this page.

    This will help me stay focused!

    If I have any new information, I'll update it there

    Thanks!
     
  2. CybertronianFan

    CybertronianFan Well-Known Member

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    I keep hearing about this set. Any links or info about it (if able)?
     
  3. thunder117

    thunder117 Magna Defender

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    Curious if you will be doing another for the Wreckers version?
     
  4. CybertronianFan

    CybertronianFan Well-Known Member

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    He made a response to this already, on the very same page of your post.
    vvvv

     
  5. FMRookie

    FMRookie Hacksaw

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    Hey Echo,
    Your post says that you think that the Takara version should be just a metallic repaint of the SDCC version but I do not agree. The Takara version should be matched appropriately to its figures as they are completely different shades of colors than SDCC. I appreciate your work and would still buy it regardless but this is a just a suggestion. Thank you for creating an amazing upgrade and I will patiently wait until it is completed.
     
  6. Swaldem

    Swaldem Well-Known Member

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    ok sir ty , when it is available put me up for the hasbro and takara versions and more power
     
  7. Wolfdawg

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    I'm not going to lie, I didn't read through every one of the hundreds of posts in this thread. However, from what I gathered, this wouldn't be a Shapeways release that required painting. Perhaps I was wrong, but I absolutely suck at painting. I'm really hoping for a pre-painted version. If I have to paint this myself, I'm afraid I'll have to pass...
     
  8. aptkane

    aptkane PaxCybertron

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    Don't worry, you're not wrong - there was a poll a few weeks back to solidify the choice, it's going to be sent to a 3rd party by Echo for production. The general consensus was, we'd rather have it produced with normal, non-fuzzy plastic and painted like the toy than have some hodge-podge paint job on such a great upgrade kit.

    I have an Iowata Airbrush and I don't even want to paint this. It won't look right on Shapeway plastic, so I'd rather wait and have it done well.
     
  9. thunder117

    thunder117 Magna Defender

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    Shit, my bad.
     
  10. tformer0607

    tformer0607 Home in CT!

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    um hell yes to the repaints of the wreckers set! I hate the fact that I have 3 bruticus' and they all need to look the same to look somewhat decent. dude really if you have a good idea milk it. it may not sell as well as the first set but it will sell especially to suckers like me lmao
     
  11. aptkane

    aptkane PaxCybertron

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    And me - I have all four versions of Bruticus, and depending on paint, its entirely possible I'll end up getting the Takara AND Hasbro wreckers too....
     
  12. DrOblivian

    DrOblivian Mad Doctor jAmS

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    dude... you need to get this on to seibertron.com frontpage. that would be some serious advertising.
     
  13. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    Seibertron.com doesn't like 3rd party being front paged anymore. So no.
     
  14. CybertronianFan

    CybertronianFan Well-Known Member

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    They frown upon a lot of things. It's one of many reasons I stopped visiting that site.
     
  15. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Banned

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    Seibertron's only interested in Botshots and robot crotches :p 
     
  16. aptkane

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    A+ work on this, you sir, get a cookie.
     
  17. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    I like the Seibertron site, but the reception to the kit (atleast judging by the comments) wasn't as warm as over here...

    From what I can tell word has be getting around, to all of you who tweeted, facebooked, youtubed or otherwise shouted out for this kit you have my deepest thanks!!!
     
  18. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    You kit looks incredible! Don't let anything deter you! You are the only thing that is keeping Bruticus in my collection!
     
  19. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 Stop on red but leave on amber Moderator News Staff

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    Yup. Posted the beaut on my FB gallery page a few days ago. Got a few likes
     
  20. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    tell ya what, i still really want this kit already, if a 3rd party company picks this up and does a G2 deco, i'm gettin it, your work and dedication to this project is phenominal