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@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 PM)

Okay, I got it down to 11,930 (£85) with SAL Small Packet (Registered). Thats better. £101 would be too much for two Deluxes and a Voyager even with better (IMO) color schemes.

@  MEDdMI : (21 July 2016 - 01:02 PM)

That's about 101.55 British pounds

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 12:58 PM)

Is 14,200 Yen worth it for Takara Skull, Hardhead and Galvatron with shipping to the UK from amiami?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2016 - 11:38 AM)

I doubt anyone takes it seriously that Primax 1005.19 Gamma is indeed the original universe. That author comment is bound to be contradicted by some multiverse story down the road, anyway. Even Vector Prime in AVP said that even if it were true, there is no way for him or his colleagues to discern so, which obviates any substantial impact of "Elegant Chaos".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:48 AM)

I remember my silly haunted toy thread, 10 people voted 1 star or so sniff http://www.allspark....d-transformers/ I don't believe in haunted stuff but I still made the thread for the lulz.

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

no, he left it ambigious actually.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

So someone already contradicted him.

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

So really who can say

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

But Vector Prime said that it just altered THAT universe's properties, allowing for the development of things like the Functionist world

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:19 AM)

I know he didn't create the IDW universe but he's the writer of one of its titles, that's why I said "his universe".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:15 AM)

Also it's not exactly "his (Roberts') universe" since Barber exists, even if you ignore all the earlier IDW stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:13 AM)

And it's specifically the intent rather than something that's actually in the story.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:11 AM)

I didn't listen to the podcast but the transcript has a bunch of laughing and he does specify "until someone can contradict me".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:52 AM)

https://scans-daily....rg/5212318.html http://www.transmiss...ons-episode-94/

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:51 AM)

james roberts says it did.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:43 AM)

Perceptor said that the briefcase made alternate universes possible or something but it's not like Perceptor actually knows how all this works.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:42 AM)

It... didn't?

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:37 AM)

So, wait does Elegant Chaos story made the IDW universe the main TF continuity? What with it being the base universe. This sucks, there shouldn't be a main universe wtf, James Roberts is just trying to make his universe the most important one. If there has to be a main universe (which I don't think there should) it has to be the G1 cartoon.


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#1 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

Just finished sculpting this fun little side project. After hanging around this forum for over a year now, I wanted to sculpt somthing TF-related, and RotF Reverb seemed like a good victim. His deco is already a homage to Inferno, and now he can burn rubber as well as maximals!

I used the Beast Wars-cartoon head as reference, but with a lot of leeway. I made the head sleeker and left out the mandibles at the side of his head, both to match the alt-mode better, and to allow the head to fit into the vehicle mode cavity.
It?s not painted yet, some of the putty still has to cure completely before I take a brush to it.









Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 23 January 2012 - 08:46 PM.


#2 CORVUS

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

Holy pewp!

First off, VERY well done!

Secondly, now I wanna go buy green stuff, damn you icon-fire.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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#3 Detour

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

Wow, that's an awesome head design! I'd love to have a cast copy for myself, I love the Inferno homage on the mold already!
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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 23 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

By Primus! The sculpting work here is exquisite!!!

#5 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

Looks excellent, can't wait for the final paint job icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:56 AM

If somebody told me that was a leaked Hasbro head sculpt, I'd believe them.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 23 2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Secondly, now I wanna go buy green stuff, damn you icon-fire.gif

Do it! Together we shall change the face of Transformers!



I apologize for the pun.


QUOTE(Detour @ Jan 23 2012, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, that's an awesome head design! I'd love to have a cast copy for myself, I love the Inferno homage on the mold already!
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Thanks, but I?m afraid there are no plans to cast this head. This is more of a "proof of concept", something to point to as an example, when people ask me for commissions (*hint hint*).

I?d be happy to part with the figure, though.


QUOTE(CatSCAN PhD @ Jan 23 2012, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By Primus! The sculpting work here is exquisite!!!

Thank you kindly.


QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 24 2012, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.

The mold really doesn?t. But If I did things right, the head should yell all the louder icon-fire.gif

My thought process was not "hey, this toy looks like Inferno!", but rather "I want to try and sculpt a head, which one of the few toys I have would I not mind potentially ruining?"


QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 24 2012, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks excellent, can't wait for the final paint job icon-fire.gif

Oh, right. I should really get started on that... *stops procrastrinating*


QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Jan 24 2012, 02:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If somebody told me that was a leaked Hasbro head sculpt, I'd believe them.

Let?s start some rumors, then! icon-ironhide.gif

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 24 January 2012 - 11:36 AM.


#9 0R10N P4X

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:43 AM

That head would look ace on Knockout!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

Awesome.

I love it.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 23 2012, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.



I thought so too, until I got to this photo...

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And then it all made perfect sense.

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#12 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

Time for finished pictures:









The images came out quite dark, I'll fiddle with the ligthing set up later.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 24 January 2012 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

Looking good icon-fire.gif going to give him a pred logo?

#14 CORVUS

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Awesome! icon-ironhide.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

the wheels up top really sell the "yeah this is six-legged ant inferno" I think the only other paint I'd add though would be Black along the edges of the arms and legs

just something subtle

No Ontarionslaughts :(

#16 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 24 2012, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking good icon-fire.gif going to give him a pred logo?

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jan 25 2012, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the wheels up top really sell the "yeah this is six-legged ant inferno" I think the only other paint I'd add though would be Black along the edges of the arms and legs

just something subtle


Curse you two!

I did not intend to do any more with this figure. But then you come along, with good ideas and whatnot, and I end up fiddling with the figure again.

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I don?t have any faction symbol stickers, so I sculpted a Predacon symbol onto his chest. The color needs to pop some more, any ideas?

And besides the awesome idea of painting in the insect legs (genius, I tell you!), I also painted his weapon, the fingers on his left hand, and I touched up the headlights, where the factory-paint was already chipped.









He even manages a goofy flight mode:


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:13 PM

awesome stuff!

perhaps yellow for the Pred symbol?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Absolutely stunning work! I can't get over how amazingly professional that headsculpt is. Hell, it's better than most Botcon heads!
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

Yeah, this is gorgeous, and I'm totally convinced, particularly with that flight mode! Blenderbutt indeed.

That face sculpt is just perfect. Amazing work.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:17 AM

Does that say "Colony Racing" on the side? This is just awesome. I would so buy that if Hasbro made it.




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