X-transbots Ratchet and Ironhide

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  1. 4249david

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    Yeah, I agree. I think the consensus is that for something to replace MP Ironhide, it really has to nail it, especially in the areas like the belly and chest. 1,000 accessories isn't going to do it. However, with the level of paint XTB has been using lately, that will be a huge advantage for them, and the alt mode will look smashing as well, I presume.
     
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    Yes, I still think so. There’s a ridge on the render that you don’t see on the cartoon image. On the render, the red surface directly above the eyes projects out at a right angle, instead of sloping upward.
    As a result it’s going to shadow the eyes.

    That’s what I’m referring to as looking like his hair is encroaching on his eyes. Sorry if I wasn’t fully clear. Or if you see it differently that’s fine; its just IMO.
     
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    I can see what you're talking about now.

    It's not a biggie for me personally (though if they wanted to improve it further I'm not gonna argue!), so I'd be okay with this improved version if it was the final sculpt. Totally understand others may see it differently too, life would be boring if we were all the same!
     
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    I think I see what you're saying though we'll likely have to see if that's simply part of the rendor or not.

    Other than that I think the face this round was finally nailed with face and nose wider, the eyes large and properly at that ridge. Lord knows I drew him enough and that part could give me fits depending on what angle I was drawing is head at.
     
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    yeah it's not just a straight line across
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    That headsculpt is gold!
    But the proportions are still a bit off. If they manage to fix them we'll get a real contender here.
     
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    The new headsculpt is great, now fix the chest and pelvis!
     
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    XTB better has 70 different helmets to match all the screenshots!
    Stop being picky once a while alright?
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  10. DrCalligari

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    I honestly don't think there will be any changes to Ironhide beyond the head sculpt. That's an easy change, a new head game doesn't affect the engineering in any way.

    Making the chest solid or adjusting the proportions would require a comeplete redesign and I don't see that happening.

    Chest covers? Sure, easy enough. But aside from the head sculpt I think this is what we're getting.
     
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    Well XTB did say this as well, if you missed it: Screenshot_20240219_055107_Chrome.jpg
     
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    Hasn't Keith said that they are going to change it so that an insignia can be placed there, though?

    Edit: ninja'd
     
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    I think what will end up happening there is the section I circled will be flattened out so an insignia placed here won't need to be squished into the greeble lines.

    I may be absolutely wrong. But flattening out one panel of details would be simple as it wouldn't affect the engineering.
     
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    The new designed headsculpt looks better , they need to supply a really thin bit of frosted plastic or something that can be put there to hide the broken chest , this hides it well but not everyone will like the look of what they are supplying already... have a feeling Fanst toys are going to do their "hold my pint " reveal soon

    on the fence a little bit now
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    I dunno. The windshield doesn't bother me much. The two notches below it though, kinda do. Still, with the new head sculpt, its enough of an upgrade to make it worth it, I think.
     
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    Pretty sure XTB said the lines under the windshield will be gone.
     
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    Knowing xtb ,SG Ratchet will be announced :D  i d suggest for him that quiet psycho smile thah he shows with Rodimus with hand replaced .
    Must fight with space but I wouldnt t miss this version.
     
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    I think they said something about ensuring there is flat space for an autobot symbol but I didnt see them comment on the two notches.
     
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    Why did you post two on model scenes likely by the same artist?
     
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    Haha, fair enough. But what are we all doing here if not having a discussion about what would suit our personal, highly idiosyncratic preferences for figures of each of these characters?

    Bottom line was, for me, I think the head sculpt doesn't look as good as it could because the ridge over his eyes is shading the eyes a bit. If you feel differently, that's cool too.
     
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