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@  Kalidor : (02 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

Tom Cruise sucks but I really did enjoy Edge of Tomorrow

@  Benbot : (02 December 2016 - 03:57 PM)

What? They made a new Mummy movie and cast Tom Cruise? I love Cruise, but isn't he kind of expensive? Kind of stupid to rely on his star power to boost a new franchise instead of...like...good writing? I hope it had both, but I'm not holding my breath.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 11:36 PM)

Now if only I could get one of my GoG games to work right (well series of games) :(

@  Kalidor : (01 December 2016 - 11:24 PM)

Thanks, I picked it up. Worth it for the soundtrack alone

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 10:01 PM)

GoG is awsome.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2016 - 08:07 PM)

woot woot, thank you kindly!

@  Dekafox : (01 December 2016 - 07:42 PM)

Head's up, GOG has Neverwinter Nights up for free for about another 30 hours or so

@  Verity Carlo : (01 December 2016 - 07:30 PM)

the men who murdered my imaginary friends

@  Locoman : (01 December 2016 - 05:30 PM)

I'm coming, Baby Legs! I'm.... Regular... Legs!

@  Benbot : (01 December 2016 - 04:05 PM)

What are you worried about, come get fake doors!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 December 2016 - 02:07 PM)

I just found out that Blue from Blue's Clues is a girl. Whoa.

@  Bass X0 : (01 December 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Holy Magikrap!

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Also, TR Triggerhappy is a good mold.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 07:34 AM)

I should have said "not staying together", but anyway.

@  unluckiness : (01 December 2016 - 06:50 AM)

My Astrotrain had that but some floor polish on the tabs helped.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 06:48 AM)

On the subject of recalcitrant TR voyagers, does anyone else have an issue with Sentinel Prime's legs staying together in space-brick mode?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 03:40 AM)

Holy crap or holy carp? ;)

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 08:41 PM)

...holy crap it works!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 07:14 PM)

Hold the button (orange spot) on his chest and push them down till they click.

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 06:05 PM)

The horns can never be kept down! \m/. >_< .\m/

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM)

I was about to say.. I have no problem getting him to stay together in any mode. The horns was the worst thing for me. But I got that fixed.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:26 PM)

...and I just figured that out too

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:24 PM)

Oh, hey, I figured it out. Now if I can just find a way to get his upper and lower body to stay pegged together in robot mode I'll be in business.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2016 - 12:12 PM)

Cold showers.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:11 PM)

Oh, what's the trick to getting his horns to stay down?

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

Alolan baristas say the darndest things

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

I like Alpha trion. Just gotta see if his horns will stay down now that I learned the trick.

@  Robowang : (30 November 2016 - 07:55 AM)

Alpha Trion is awesome. Fun transformation, beefy robot mode, sweet sword, amazing headsculpt, and great colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 November 2016 - 05:48 AM)

Why? Alpha Trion is pretty cool, even with some flaws. He reminds me of BW2 designs.

@  unitremover : (29 November 2016 - 11:34 PM)

I should've listened to what everybody else said about Alpha Trion and not gotten lured in by the sweet siren call of a new toy evoking Vector Prime

@  Msol : (29 November 2016 - 10:12 PM)

Hot damn Astrotrain is way better than I was expecting.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 06:32 PM)

I would've guessed that unaired theme for Beast Machines.

@  Gizmoboy : (29 November 2016 - 04:11 PM)

yes, Lightbright is correct on that one

@  Lightbright : (29 November 2016 - 01:47 PM)

Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas?

@  Bass X0 : (29 November 2016 - 01:36 PM)

Name the song by the lyrics - "I'm a beast when you turn me on, into the future Cybertron"

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2016 - 05:47 AM)

Ultra Matryoska.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 04:55 AM)

That'd be CW Ultra Magnus, I would think.

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 November 2016 - 01:22 AM)

Hm. Titans Return Rowboat Girlyman?

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 09:09 PM)

TR Alpha Trion looks like a Space Marine Primarch. Specifically, I'm thinking Fulgrim.

@  Gryllid : (28 November 2016 - 09:02 PM)

Shop pet-smart. Shop Pet-S-Mart.

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 08:03 PM)

I understood that.

@  Telly : (28 November 2016 - 06:58 PM)

im gonna open a competing pet store and call it "petsdom". lets see how many people can figure this out lol

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 November 2016 - 06:57 PM)

Skywarp pushes people down stairs.

@  Robowang : (28 November 2016 - 06:52 PM)

Ramjet likes toast.

@  Broadside : (28 November 2016 - 06:39 PM)

"Petsmart" is actually an example of bad Romanisation that's become entrenched in the fandom.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 November 2016 - 06:27 PM)

No no no, it's SPELT "Petsmart," but it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove."

@  Dracula : (28 November 2016 - 06:23 PM)

It's pronounced "I can't go here with my wife because she'll cry when she goes to the cat adoption area"

@  MEDdMI : (28 November 2016 - 06:18 PM)

"peat's-may-rtt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 November 2016 - 05:03 PM)

It's pronounced "Petsmart". How else would you say it?

@  Bass X0 : (28 November 2016 - 05:02 PM)

Is "Petsmart" pronounced, "PetsMart" or "PetSmart"?


Arcee custom (08 Camaro)


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#1 (Deactivated) **VPrime**

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

I've been wanting to do a non-bike Arcee for a while now but haven't found a feminine enough mold for it to work. But looking at movie 08 Camaro Bumblebee I saw alot of feminine features. Still it wasn't feminine enough so I had to make some modifications to make the mold more feminine looking.

Modifications I made:
1. cut off tab on the side front fenders to allow it to rotate all the way up in bot mode. This made the chest more narrow (therefore more feminine I think).
2. Narrowed the hip joints
3. Cut a tab in the side back fenders to allow it to rotate more and this allowed the leg to be straightened out more making the leg longer and more slim looking.
4. Removed Bumblebee's "toes" and attached Deluxe Movie Arcee's high heel boots. Again, to give her more length in the leg. She is now about 3 cm taller than Bumblebee.
5. Replaced BB's head with a Hydrospaned Energon Arcee's head.
6. The guns are "sawed off" Classics Astrotrain's rifle (and these can be placed in between the legs in car mode like Bumblebee's gun)

BTW, I don't like pink stripes or pink anything (although the license plate is) in car mode. It looks plain but I prefer that than pink stripes. I think there is enough pink in bot mode.















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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:05 PM

Nice work, the hood pieces flipping up on either side of her head work nicely as an homage to the car pieces that ended up on her back on the G1 animation model. That's some nice custom work on the legs too, and it's nice that you avoided making a goofy, Pepto Bismol colored Camaro, instead choosing white for the car.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:20 PM

Wow, I really like how this turned out.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:36 AM

awesome, i'd buy that in a heartbeat if hasbro ever made it. I have to agree, its great to finally see an arcee that isn't flooded with pink. if you wanted to put stripes on her car form, i'd suggest using gold,

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:26 AM

Nice.

I'm impressed at how nicely the Basic class Arcee's head fits on the body.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:23 AM

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:00 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 3 2008, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm impressed at how nicely the Basic class Arcee's head fits on the body.


It doesn't. It's an enlarged recast.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:06 AM

That is awesome!

Pity her hips are so narrow, but that's unavoidable. Still, Arcee as a CAR!!! That's awesome!

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Feb 4 2008, 05:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 3 2008, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm impressed at how nicely the Basic class Arcee's head fits on the body.


It doesn't. It's an enlarged recast.

Oh, crud. I missed that on the description. icon-ball.gif icon-wildride.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:51 AM

That is a million times better then the movie Arcee we got icon-silverbolt.gif
oh and flipping the front finders up to make her thinning, and to emulate g1 Arcee's shoulder pads is pure love
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:36 PM

that is an awesome arcee

completely awesome

awesome job

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:27 PM

Man, this kitbash is awesome in how you managed to change it so much while making so few changes to the actual design. I may have to buy an 08 Bee myself now to kitbash my own figure in a similar way. : ) Great work on it.

Yes, I'm working with those sort of sprites now. :p

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Feb 4 2008, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is awesome!

Pity her hips are so narrow, but that's unavoidable. Still, Arcee as a CAR!!! That's awesome!


Actually the hips on this 08 Camaro Bumblebee mold was originally wider. I narrowed it because I like the thinner waist/narrower hip look on females.


Thanks for the comments everyone!


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:30 AM

HOLY CRAP! that ROCKS!

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:34 AM

WOH! Niiiiice!

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:00 AM

as per usual, another job well done!!! I especially like that you put her cycle feet on. I'm not familiar with the method you used to recast the head, could you throw up a little detail about that? just a blurb about what you did to do that?
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Feb 12 2008, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
as per usual, another job well done!!! I especially like that you put her cycle feet on. I'm not familiar with the method you used to recast the head, could you throw up a little detail about that? just a blurb about what you did to do that?


Sure.

I first made a mold of Energon Arcee?s head with 2 part rubber molding. I then mixed and poured Hydrospan ( http://www.industria..._urethanes.html ) into the mold to cast the head. Pretty much the same process you would do for regular molding/casting but instead of pouring regular resin, you pour Hydrospan. You then place the Hydrospan in water and then let sit for about 24 hours. It will expand to almost 3 times the orginal size (the product claims 60% more of original size but I got more). If you want a smaller increase then just take the cast out of the water and it will stop expanding. You will need to remove the head and let it sit for a few hours for the excess water to evaporate. It is a little deformed if you don?t do this. If you let it sit long enough (days) the head would actually shrink to original size too once all the water evaporates. Anyways, once the cast got to the size I wanted it to be then I made another mold of the new bigger head. Then I casted the bigger head using the new mold with just regular resin. They also have hydroshrink to make an item smaller. I haven?t used or bought that yet.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(**VPrime** @ Feb 5 2008, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Feb 4 2008, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is awesome!

Pity her hips are so narrow, but that's unavoidable. Still, Arcee as a CAR!!! That's awesome!


Actually the hips on this 08 Camaro Bumblebee mold was originally wider. I narrowed it because I like the thinner waist/narrower hip look on females.


Thanks for the comments everyone!


Which I think can work to make her seem more petite in a way, but it also works against you because wide hips are universally considered to be a feminine trait.

Anyway, that's interesting about the head. I have experience in creating and using plaster molds for use in ceramic slip casting, but obviously nothing at the level you're talking about.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:39 AM

hmm thought i responded. oh well.

so let me see if i have this down -

i don't know what 2-part rubber molding is, i mean i get what you're saying. where do i get it if i want to do it, etc... i'm a total noob at that.

but barring that ...

get a mold using the 2-p RM from an existing head
cast a head in the hydrospane, let it grow, create a new mold
cast a head at the new size in regular resin, and bam! new head.
that about right?

i want to get more into customizing in 2008, and i'm interested in this. (quite frankly, i really want my own Arcee Camaro)
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

I dunno about the narrowed hips... I mean, look at the gap that developed between the rear quarter-panel and the back of the door.
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