3D Artwork: TSD-Alpha "Thunder Shadow Drone" Robot Kit

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by Thinktank, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    Forgetting something "Gentlemen":

    It is finally time to reveal a "little" project that myself and Fakebuster83 have
    been working on for almost half a year now. This robot kit was designed to
    help give your Thunderwing, Sky-Shadow, etc figures their smaller "inner
    robot" form.

    This mini-figure can stay attached to the original figures in both aero-space
    fighter mode and robot mode. Or may be deployed as a companion drone
    aircraft or robot figure to help in the mission at hand.

    These figures are currently being fine-tuned and should be available for
    ordering at the end of this coming March. I will post final pricing and ordering
    details when all the variables have been resolved. Estimated price will be
    $25-30 (+ shipping) per complete kit with packaging and instructions.

    Without further ado, I present the Thunder Shadow Drone: TSD-Alpha:
    [​IMG]
    This is a collaborative project brought to you by:
    Thinktank (Design) and Ariel Lemon (AKA: fakebuster83) (3D Technical)

    NOTE: We are constantly working to improve the quality of our product.
    The final design will likely vary slightly from the images presented.

    Here are a series technical illustrations showing the kit's design and features:
    [​IMG]
     

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  2. ike_ike

    ike_ike Autocon

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    okay. that is absolutely brilliant.

    i don't know if there are still any thunderwings shelfwarming around here but i need to hunt one down somehow.
     
  3. ^o^CORVUS^o^

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

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    Love it!
     
  4. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closeted otaku

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    Amazing.
     
  5. PredaconTheKing

    PredaconTheKing Predacon Grand Emporor

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    Yes.....totally awesome!
    put me down for all three!!
    finally transformable "inner pretender"!
     
  6. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Oh, this is cool.
     
  7. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus TFW2005 Supporter

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    YESYESYESYESYES!!!

    Sign me up!!! (Metaphorically since this is the art board, and then really, on another board when and where that becomes appropriate ;)  )

    *SUBSCRIBED!*

    D/L
     
  8. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    why not have it replace the drone?
    Like the bot mode though
     
  9. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    We appreciate the positive feedback. I will try to keep up and answer any
    questions that come up here.

    To clarify these kits are going to be produced in a tough neutral white plastic,
    at least at first... The owner may paint or dye these as they see fit.
    We may offer a pre-painted version for a bit more. We will post all options
    once the business end of this has solidified more.


    Thanks. HTS has them for "shelf price":
    http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/transf...uxe-class-thunderwing?BR=496&SBR=416&ID=27722

    I think BBTS does as well.

    We considered this but, due to lack of realestate on the deluxe mold
    and how the original version worked, we opted for the replacement
    nose-block/ram-jet option.
     
  10. MoonBaseTom

    MoonBaseTom Inventor of Mac'n Cheese

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    Awesome work guys. Any plans to take it to a full toy production?
     
  11. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    We are exploring the option to have them cast using silicone molds
    due to the ball joints.

    Speaking such things Tom, I will be PM-ing you about a side project
    of similar but less complex nature...
     
  12. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    I would love to get these, but I can paint with sh**, so I would really prefer a prepainted option.
     
  13. TedimusPrime

    TedimusPrime Full Time Toy Designer

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    That looks really small... But awesome! (I mean small as in scary to handle)
     
  14. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    While they are not indestructable, they are plenty durable.
    About as durable as most action figures are on the market these days.
     
  15. MoonBaseTom

    MoonBaseTom Inventor of Mac'n Cheese

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    Ill be watching for it.
     
  16. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  17. Thinktank

    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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  18. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    Overall I think they're pretty cool. I would like to make some suggestions, though. The main one is the wings. I really think they need to be a bit longer. Secondly, the alt mode is a little too boxy. Even more so than the original. Personally, I would have taken a few more liberties to make the jet look more interesting. Lastly, have you considered giving each version a different head?

    Regardless, I'll most likely get at least one.
     
  19. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    The cruise missile where it is based on, does not have big wings.
     
  20. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    It also doesn't have a laser gun on the front. lol