War for Cybertron: Siege Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. openchallenge

    openchallenge plastic based

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Posts:
    2,660
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +7,583
    I forgot some shoes where attatched to that extra part. Height isn't bad with those added.

    SIEGEASTROTRAIN1904.JPG SIEGEASTROTRAIN1905.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 20
  2. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Hobby Quiter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +5,799
    I couldn't get the whites to match. Silver adds some much needed variation but doesn't stray too far from white. I dyed the plastic using a cold dye then added hot water to it-- boiled and cooled so i wouldn't melt the plastic. 40min and voila! I wish i dyed the tires black before adding the silver.

    20191113_203849.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 18
  3. Hyoumaru

    Hyoumaru M.S.B.S. ver. 10.5

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Posts:
    1,629
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,918
    yours is looking good, mine turned out a darker red, don't know if that's because of how long I boiled the parts or because I could only find "racer red" RIT dye rather than "Cherry Red"
    2019-11-12 19.43.05.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 16
  4. Mondochuk

    Mondochuk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Posts:
    1,453
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +770
    What brand/color dye did you use?
    I was going to paint, but dying has me significantly intrigued...
     
  5. PrimalFury

    PrimalFury The Chosen One

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2017
    Posts:
    2,830
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Eukaris
    Likes:
    +8,667
    I think that there is a high chance that we will at very least recieve a WFC version of Octane to better match, TR is the past, most of my older figures have been replaced by WFC where the characters are available etc, eventually everyone will be updated imo
     
  6. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Hobby Quiter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +5,799
    My walmart only had the Rit Dyemore- Racing red. Says synthetic and for fabrics but i messed with Rit before and it all does the same thing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Mondochuk

    Mondochuk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Posts:
    1,453
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +770
    Thanks!
    Interestingly enough - @Hyoumaru said he used Racing Red too a few posts up with a pic and his came out significantly darker.
     
  8. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Hobby Quiter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +5,799
    Just watch it and check every 10mins or so. I used plastic take-out cups I got from Thai food leftovers, mixed and stirred with chopsticks. After 10mins, using a second cup, I used cold water to rinse off the parts so I could compare it to the paint on Ratchet's shoulders. If they weren't quite right I'd put them back in the dye cup. Once I got close enough, I called it good.

    20191113_214402.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 5
  9. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Hobby Quiter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +5,799
    If you like how it turned out then just ignore this-- I think yours looks pretty cool as is. But, if I remember right, rubbing alcohol can remove the dye if it gets too dark. Just don't get alcohol on translucent plastic, it makes it fragile.
     
  10. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Posts:
    1,437
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Planet Unicron
    Likes:
    +7,748
    Matrix Workshop kit for Nightbird looks finalized now and shipping:
    O1CN01WUzETY1j7xeaguoi1_--28094502-750x750.jpg
    Looks nice, but considering MW's major peg issues (oversized and don't fit...unless they finally fixed them), I see 7 pegs that would need to get fixed. I'm most concerned about the molded handle on the sword if that needs to be sanded / filed down.

    Shockwave Lab's Omega Supreme kit also looks to be done and shipping:
    O1CN010iUCoW1j7xeiyLhU4_--28094502-750x750.jpg
    O1CN01JHFYlr1j7xetHd0UV_--28094502-750x750.jpg

    I wonder if they'll actually provide instructions on taking apart the head (not necessarily easy). I hope their battery chamber problems are fixed with this one (prior LED kits had chambers that were too big and wouldn't touch the batteries right). The rocket tip replacement when pushed all the way in will turn on its LED. That part looks interesting to me. The LED kit for the head has me concerned: 1) not sure if they'll give people clear instructions on how to take apart the head to avoid damage and 2) the LED unit forces you to get rid of the lightpiping, which in turn gets rid of the eyes. Omega Supreme will look weird without eyes when LEDs are off. This also means yet another kit from them with bare, uncovered, and blinding LEDs. From their stock photos, the LEDs look too bright.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  11. Galaximus Prime

    Galaximus Prime Humans are so plicomcated

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Posts:
    489
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +604
    I love Siege Omega. He's so big and blocky. And he can provide a good bit of fun!

    Even Autobots need some downtime every once in a while.
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 25
  12. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Posts:
    11,003
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    Likes:
    +74,738
    The responsible ones.
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 19
  13. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    3,973
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +6,619
    So they relax by playing with themselves? :p  :confused2 
     
    • Like Like x 5
  14. Hyoumaru

    Hyoumaru M.S.B.S. ver. 10.5

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Posts:
    1,629
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,918
    I'm not really willing to mess with it since the results are holding as is, but thanks for the advice.

    What I'm unsure of is why exactly it turned out so dark, is it a matter of "the longer you leave it in, the darker the color will be"?
     
  15. newmanium

    newmanium Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Posts:
    807
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +291
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Did you disassemble the chest in any fashion while you were dying?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
  16. darqen

    darqen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Posts:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +213
    I used to like the three titans triple changers, but seeing the siege Astrotrain makes me realise how much a mess that Blitzwing and Octane are. I've gotten rid of mine now and hoping for an inevitable new version of them both.

     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Posts:
    3,017
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Orlando Florida (Kissimmee)
    Likes:
    +4,514
    The wait for new triple changers begins
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Currently got no idea what to put here...

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Posts:
    3,267
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur
    Likes:
    +20,635
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    "With the Magnus Armor, I shall combine with it to form..... Ultra Magnus!!!"

    IMG_20191114_172429.jpg
    IMG_20191114_172455.jpg IMG_20191114_172530.jpg

    "Ultra Magnus...... ready for duty."
     
    • Like Like x 27
  19. ThrustJan

    ThrustJan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    789
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    South Europe Decepticon HQ
    Likes:
    +488
    As toy Astrotrain appears more populat than Blitzwing not sure if last one will be Cybertron version or Earth, instead for Octane an Earth version will be the best but he has always been the less famous of 3,still hope for a new toy.
    And on SIEGE Astrotrain my best modes are bot and train.
     
  20. BreakSilence

    BreakSilence Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Posts:
    868
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +8,611
    IMG_20191115_011829_801.jpg IMG_20191115_011829_804.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 20