Unique Toys - AOE/TLK Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by BLNadal, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Rewind

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    Anyone stateside selling theirs? I sold mine in the early days of the pandemic when my wife got laid off and I miss it fiercely. I’ve been thinking about replacing it with Toy World’s but their alt mode looks a bit too badonkadonk for me, and the transformation doesn’t look as pleasing as Challenger’s.
     
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    You did a great job friend! Have you painted Dragoon by the chance?
     
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    Thanks you very much! This time I didn't paint the Dragoon.
     
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    I haven't messed with this guy in ages. The incoming TW version had me pull him off the shelf and messing with him again - his hips and toes (he's a V1) were in desperate need of tightening, so I went to town with some varnish and he's back up and running (er, standing). Both the UT and TW version have wierdness going on in the leg area - I really wish I could graft TW's legs below the knees to UT's thighs, I feel like that would be an ideal situation, but ah well.

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    As an aside, I know many of you are probably like old-me in thinking that Kiki stuff that people are always going on about is just a gimmick, but it really works a treat. Especially for joints like Challenger's hips where you can't really get at and disassemble the hips to easily apply future to.
     
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    Better to use polyurethane and nothing more. I never get tired to recommend to use Polyurethane instead of floor polish, Kiki and hand mixes... It works for all my figures since years; no flakin, no cracking, barely visible...

    On Reddit there's a detailed thread of composition of Kiki and it's just a lie. It's a hand-mixed solution of someone. In other words, is the same than polyurethane.
     
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    That's all well and good. Polyurethane from home depot doesn't come in a handy little bottle with a needlepoint applicator, so I appreciate the small brown bottle. :p 
     
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    When I opened my first bottle of kiki I thought, “this could very well just be floor polish that someone rebottled in their garage, but dammit I like the little bottle and the convenience of this applicator.”

    And yes, it works wonderfully. Maybe when it runs out I’ll just refill it with polyurethane.
     
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  9. ManelFigures

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    Just for the bottle and the aplicator?? I use this, Vallejo Premium Reducer, resin of polyurethane waterbased.
    Your problems fixed, you're welcome. :lol 

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    Here’s me using super glue and moving the joints every few seconds until it hardens :confused2 
     
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    No shame in using whatever works best for you. I was just speaking as a former skeptic that the Kiki bottle was a pretty handy and easy $10 purchase that I don't see needing to replace any time soon.
     
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    Yes, everyone is free to use what they want. Kiki is just a lie, a rebranded product. For me is like a scam and I don't want that no-one get scammed. It's just that.

    It's like... If someone buys 1L of super-glue for 8$ and then sell the mini bottles of super glue mixed with thiner and rebranded as "super tighter" for 10$ each bottle. (Do even exist the word "tighter"? :lol ).
     
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    Close, the word you are looking for is tightener.
     
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    Nice bro. It's nice to know some can clarify on these products that are sold as miracles in bottle.
     
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    Thank you very much!.

    There are always opportunists who take advantage of other people, its' not fair.
     
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    Glad to help out.
     
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    A little picture of the custom optimus I just received from ManelFigures !
    I add a lots of little touch here and there, Im super satisfied with the result !

    Définitive version, I add the new head.
     

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    You've done a great job!! :) 
     
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    that’s a great custom job, not too heavy or little just right.
     
  20. ManelFigures

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    It was my custom, but he improve it a lot :) 
     
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