Zeta Toys ZV-02 Core Star / 1Studio Cell (G1 Unicron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. nobody1898

    nobody1898 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah This is what I've been talking about and if accurate and Zeta doesn't come up with a solution, then I really think it detracts from the brilliance of the transformation and the overall feel of the figure.

    I'm hopeful that Zeta has a solution or that some of the panel engineering can be reversed to allow the color swapping during transformation
     
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  2. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I definitely prefer this way. Total toon accuracy is not an option for this mold, color-wise. Have to "pick your poison"--and I think "more grey on the shoulders, to improve planet mode" is better than the other way around.

    I see it as "the planet needs to be evenly split top/bottom, with an orange equator". That aspect is a far more important factor to the overall look than "robot mode having the right color for his shoulder pad armor".

    And if they really want to--include an orange set, and a grey set, of shoulder armor. Then everyone's happy.
     
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  3. Cheebs

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    Looks like you're right. Only the center panel is visible on the shoulder. So perhaps we could have this:

    ZetaUniPC.jpg

    ZetaUni.jpg
     
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  4. Snaku

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    The sides of the forearms would need to be grey/silver as well, then. I'd rather have them orange and take the hit to planet mode color.

    Beautiful! This, to me, is a perfectly acceptable compromise. There'll be more orange on the back, like I said, but I can live with that.

    But, again, I'm sure I'll be happy with whatever Zeta lands on (and I'd bet it'll be pretty close to what you've done here).
     
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  5. Cheebs

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    My brain is failing me. Where do the sides of the forearm end up in planet mode?
     
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  6. Ryuu

    Ryuu It is Looooord!

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    Still looks good to me regardless
     
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  7. Snaku

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    On the back of the planet mode above and below the equator. Like between the far left (and right because symmetrical) side of the planet and the center of the back.
     
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    interesting - why the blue stripes on top of the shoulders then? it looks like it could just be solid orange there...?
     
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  10. Big Hache

    Big Hache EVIL! Pure and simple from the 8th Dimension!

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    If it looks like any of these, I'd be more than fine with it. Nicely done, Cheebs.
     
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  11. Cheebs

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    It could be. I just wanted it blue. :D 

    It visually reinforces the equator. I think it needs the help.
     
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    :jawdropper: 

    Are y'all serious right now?? HasLab went with an accurate planet mode and look at what it got them...
     
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    I am astounded that they figured out a way to transform him that hid or used all the planet mode panels without having to remove them or have them hang off of him.

    Their robot mode tops HasLabs IMO. But HasLabs’ planet mode tops Zeta’s by far. The HL maw is still more impressive, and the details of the planet mode seem more screen accurate than Zeta’s.

    I wonder if HasLab can’t steal some of Zeta’s tricks since their Uni is still in development. Probably not at this stage of it, but that’d be cool if they could have the best of both worlds.
     
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  14. Snaku

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    Agreed. I wondered about that for a moment as well and realized you'd done it because it looks much better that way.
     
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    Thanks for that great color rendering! You're very close. I marked some areas (sloppily) in the image below and provided a planet image to help guide you. The shoulder panels you left in orange on the side fold under the central top shoulder panel, so those can be blue. Also, if some of the blue/light gray appears on the back of the calf and side toes, I don't think anyone would really mind. ZniP.jpg
     
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  16. captain america

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    And here's the planet illustration for reference. unicron style sheet.jpeg
     
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  17. Red2

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    Exactly, not a fan of the planet plate leg kibble and the giant back pack.
     
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    I think the top surface of the collar can be orange. And the hidden panels pointed out above can be blue. And this would be near perfect.
     
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  19. octobotimus

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    It got them a beautiful planet I will proudly display.

    I'm tired of seeing defensive/negative jabs at both of the unicrons. Both are good in their own right, and people can like whichever one they want without someone getting triggered over it.
     
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  20. smkspy

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    The state of the MP world as we know it. Kinda miss the days when all we had were the random one-off MP and Alternators. It was so much easier to enjoy our toys online back then.
     
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