X-Transbots Desecrator (Masterpiece Devastator)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Grifter Prime, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. Subotnik

    Subotnik Please Stand By.

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    Because once you’ve bought into the set, you’re probably going to buy the rest.
     
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  2. ThrustJan

    ThrustJan Well-Known Member

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    I already thought that is coming soon on the site :D  but they ve still the same old pics.
    At this time for me we ll see Ground Bite not before July.
     
  3. Gshell

    Gshell Well-Known Member

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    Like showz is asking for payment and Ground Bite is going to be released soon? or They updated saying you can pay it off now but still no eta on release date? Im pretty sure we have known the full price for months because he was supposed to be the first on released. Ive checked my email just make sure and nothing... I guess I am just asking for clarification.
     
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  4. Turingmachine1975

    Turingmachine1975 mostly kibble

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    Yeah, we’ve known the full price for Ground Bite ever since the figure was announced.
     
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  5. Little Dutch

    Little Dutch Official TFW2005 Masterpiece Weigher

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    Ground Bite has a Q4 2024 release date specified on Show.Z, which basically translates to: "We have no clue when this is coming out."
     
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  6. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    At last! We had any clue to who's after Scrapper?
     
  7. crdavismusic

    crdavismusic Vectron Labs-Only Collector

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    No, but likely Hook or Scavenger since there are renders of them. I'd bet Scavenger, since FT showed theirs off.
     
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  8. Dangard Ace

    Dangard Ace Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. I was wrong/false alarm. Last night I went to check my pre order page it showed a red dot with a 1 on it. Only that PO had a dot. So I paid it off.

    When I checked again this morning there was still a red dot on it. For some reason a Contact message from another PO got transferred to my Ground Bite one and ShowZ just replied to it.
     
  9. Mykltron

    Mykltron Well-Known Member

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    The origin of that pose is far older than you'd guess:

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  10. MV Steve

    MV Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ah.... the nerds of yesteryear in their chat room showing how they pose their figures and complaining about it. Not much has changed:p 
     
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  11. 3trees

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    I will happily pay $10-20 more if the rest of the toy versions are tampoed.
     
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  12. ThrustJan

    ThrustJan Well-Known Member

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    Still zero new pics about Ground Bite
    At this rate a release before early August is unlikely.
    Maybe FT Scrapper will be the first to be sold ,maybe even this summer.
    If not ,on good side my wallet can be quiet for at least 3 months.
     
  13. transformer_78

    transformer_78 Well-Known Member

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    3D printed: Dress-up set
    Side leg covers and foot filler


    “Did you also get leg covers”
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    “Yup”!
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    This is a bit overdue. I actually started this project when the figure was released but due to work had to put it on hold for a few months. But finally go around to finishing it.

    Wasn’t a fan of the open leg gap look. Tried a few different ways to do a foot filler and eventually evolved into adding a leg cover to help define a silhouette for his leg/foot which was lacking.

    It’s a (2) part dress-up set (foot filler and leg cover panel)…doesn’t transform (easy to remove). With the parts on…it retains all the current feet articulation.

    Here a 360 video showcasing the parts.


    And a video of the installation.


    Note: You’ll notice the green color isn’t an exact color match…I purchased a few different “green” colored materials….this was the closest I found….it a bit on the lighter shade of green. Unfortunately it’s really difficult to color match sometimes.
    But then again….his foot is already (3) different shades of greens!
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    But still very happy with the results!
    Thanks for looking :) 
     
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  14. DrJ8

    DrJ8 Active Member

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    That looks amazing!

    I would love to buy a set from you if possible!
     
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  15. Gshell

    Gshell Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. Loved your gap fillers for Ferivonti. How much are these going to cost?
     
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  16. transformer_78

    transformer_78 Well-Known Member

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    Well these are much larger prints.
    So not sure folks will find a comparably price very attractive.

    These are (2x) larger size than my Overdrive Ferivonti leg filers set ($15)
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    Longer print time, requires additional work/time to sand/polish smooth the visible surface (don’t want to see print lines)….so ~$35.

    Plus the material color is not a perfect match unless you paint them and you’ll need to spray a pearlescent clear coat to match the existing finish…otherwise you’ll see the contrast of the bare plastic finish.

    So not sure with everything I mentioned above……if folks will find it worth it for the price.

    *But if that’s not a deal breaker for you….i can make them available for those interested.

    Just PM. US shipping w/tracking is $5.60 and I only ship within the US (no International shipping).

    Thanks
     
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  17. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was lucky enough to be able to purchase and advanced copy of the dress-up parts for X-Transbots Long Haul, these parts are outstanding!! They fit into position with zero issues and their installation is easy and intuitive. Yes, the color is off a little but it’s really not all that noticeable. I for one, can tell you that I do not regret this purchase in the slightest!!

    Thework on this set is frakin phenomenal and is a testament to Transformer_78 skills…well done sir!!!

    LH5.jpg LH4.jpg LH8.jpg LH7.jpg LH.jpg
     
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  18. The Chippy Winger

    The Chippy Winger The Struggle is real

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    fantastic work! Now please do Bond / Punch’s guns….
     
  19. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Go and tell OM / MMC that. The all-built-in line is very successful and the engineering is state of the art

    Fanstoys and XTB say otherwise! They think that having combiner kibble lying around doing nothing when not in use is lame

    Prime's trailer and Megatron's silencer and stock appear as separate pieces that attach to the alt modes

    Most depictions of combiners in the cartoon show the individual members transforming, no flying pants, heads or torsos! There is a famous Predaking combining sequence that shows a perfect transformation and it also shows the mass shifting after the combination.

    Perfect transformation or scale, you can't have both
     
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  20. Bugste81

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    @transformer_78 thanks for the opportunity to test out the prototype Long Haul leg filler kits. They do look excellent.
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