Siege Ironhide and Soundwave Gap Fillers

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Oniconvoy, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    Not normally one to appreciate leg extensions, but man does it work on ironhide. His stock hips have utterly miserable proportions that really hurt the figure in my eyes, glad to see it’s fixable in some way or another
     
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  2. Verthawk

    Verthawk Duly-Appointed Enforcer of Universal Equity

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    Looking forward to the Ultra kit
     
  3. RIDRuination

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    Ooops never mind I'm dumb, scooping a set of Ironhide fillers as soon as I get my next paycheck
     
  4. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    looks like its sold out ? darn it, I needed at least two of these sets
     
  5. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    Sold out?

    I don't see anything about it being sold out.

    ~L~
     
  6. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    there is only 1 left, I needed two so almost sold out, but they just told me about 5 minutes ago there was going to be more coming in
     
  7. RIDRuination

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    Crossing my fingers for a restock soon
     
  8. Ozymandias13

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    Got my shipping notice overnight. No idea how long to expect it to take.
     
  9. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    Got my shipping notice!

    I'm very excited, I can't wait to plug these into my Ironhide. :) 

    ~L~
     
  10. Mondochuk

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    Got my shipping notice as well!
    I think I saw up to 15 days for estimate somewhere. So we’ll see!
     
  11. DashCourageous

    DashCourageous Greetings Programs! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Got my shipping notice. :D 

    Good timing, the final mod I'm doing to IH is upon me, thus I shall show you what the heavens hath wrought!
     
  12. mattph76

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    Any update on when the Soundwave set will become available?
     
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    In 2-3 days we are putting them on shelf dude.
     
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    Fantastic, thanks for the update!
     
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    Excellent! I just got the Siege Soundwave last week and liked him a lot more than I thought I would. The filler kit would really complete this figure.
     
  16. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    Looking forward to it!
     
  17. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    My Ironhide fillers were waiting for me in my mailbox when I got home this afternoon! :D 

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    These parts are excellent! They feel very solid in-hand, not at all brittle feeling. Although many of these pieces are made to fill small and narrow gaps, every piece is a big, solid chunk that plugs deep into Ironhide and holds solidly without glue.

    The surface is covered in very fine grooves, just like a 3D printed product from Shapeways. It's very subtle and I wonder if a light clearcoat or a coat of paint would be enough to smooth out the surface without losing any of the mechanical details.

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    The gray colouring is a fabulous match to the gray plastic on Ironhide. In some lighting it looks a shade lighter, but I think that could just be the light catching the print lines mentioned earlier.

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    As advised on TFSafari's store listing, there are some rough surfaces and at first glance it looks like some of the parts are sanded down and missing detail.
    The very good news is that none of the rough parts are visible once the parts are installed, everything visible looks perfect!

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    I have chosen not to install the leg-extending parts, because I don't care for add-ons that interfere with transformation.

    Maybe somebody else, who wants a taller, non-transforming, Ironhide will offer their thoughts. I can say that the leg-extensions look and feel just as high quality as the parts I have installed.

    All told, I am very pleased with this kit, and I would highly recommend it to everyone who has a "Siege" Ironhide.

    Thanks very much @tfsafari, and Ratchet Studio!

    ~L~
     
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  18. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    hope they do this for ratchet too
     
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  19. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    I bought a second set in anticipation of Ratchet, whenever he comes out.

    With 3rd party add-on kits you never know if they're still going to be around when you need them.

    I don't have, or plan to buy, "Siege" Soundwave, but I'm already planning to buy one of the Soundwave filler kits to paint black and attach to the upcoming "Siege 35th Anniversary" Soundblaster toy.

    ~L~
     
  20. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    but will the colors match? i was thinking of doing that too but im worried about it not matching up