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@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.


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#1 Zamuel

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

I don't know about others but I sometimes feel a little intimidated to post stuff. This is primarily in the realm of things I'm most likely to do, small touchups here and there. Sorta feels like needless clutter when others are doing more elaborate paint jobs. Still, some of these simple adjustments have been things I've enjoyed.

First, AOE Galvatron. We all know that the paint apps on robot mode could have been better planned. However, simply painting the face and dismantling the head so I could paint the eyes did so much for this figure. In retrospect, orange might have been better than red but it's better than it was with that dark smoky grey.
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Separately, WFC/FOC Jazz. To my understanding, there's two versions: One with really dark blue light piping that's too dark for it's own good and one with a lighter blue light piping. I eBay'd and wound up with a darker one, not knowing the difference at the time. Simply going over the visor improved the toy for me.
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Have a few others but the photographs weren't that good so I'll try again later.

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#2 Zamuel

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:41 AM

Custom mixed the color and painted the blade for CW Dragstrip's weapon.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:44 PM

I missed the previous two touchups, and the image links seem broken now. = / I do some of this minor touchup stuff, too. I think it's really necessary for getting figures to look their best. I should dig out my WFC Shockwave - I fussed with him a bit in this way.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

Hopefully the attachments will fix themselves once the site is back 100%. Here's one I forgot to upload. I like the idea but my hand was a little off so not entirely pleased with the execution. Painted the area "behind" CW Alpha Bravo's missiles so they're not the same color as the missiles themselves:

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, I like that. Definitely improves the illusion. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:21 PM

Camera flash kills some of the detail but added this to give Skydive's gun a more sci fi feel.
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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:02 PM

very nice work Zam. 

 

Don't feel intimidated post what you want to show off.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:38 PM

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Poor camera work but a new touch up. Painted the console on Arcee's stomach red. Looks better in person.

Also, being back on the full server means that the first few images are showing up.
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

It gets a little annoying that things tend to look far worse in photo than in hand. It's probably an issue of size since the largeness brings out all of the imperfections.
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

This "metal" is actually a custom mix. Getting a little better at mixing my own colors.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:35 PM

well you nailed 'stainless steel' ... I've never been able to mix it consistently.

 

either I end up with something that looks to bright like chrome or to dark and it looks like pewter



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:56 PM

It was a semi accident. I forget what I was using the silver for but I figured I'd try adding a bit of black to darken it and it worked out wonderfully. Then I immediately stuck it on as much as possible because I'm a cheapskate who didn't want to waste it. Also used it on one of Pinkie Pie's cupcake pans but the photos were terrible (it needs another coat to truly hide the original color) so I didn't post it.

I don't think this would have been possible without the new addition to my customizing arsenal so I Pledge allegiance to Future floor polish.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

Yes, Pledge is awesome as a gloss sealer.  They stopped putting "Future" on the packaging, though, making it a bit harder to point out to new customizers.  (A friend of mine not on AllSpark recently started getting into 3P, and is discovering that a lot of 'em require some buyer modding.)

 

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:02 PM

Intriguingly, I've only used it as a gloss sealer once. I've been mixing it in directly on my paint tray/palette. And yeah, I had to search around to find out just what "Future" was so there is an new customizer learning curve.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

My mother's coffee table has never had a spot of dust on it.. that stuff is like a forcefield



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:54 PM

For a shocking change of pace, something that looks better in photo than in person. This custom lightbox I made is hiding the spots where I applied the paint too thick. This is slightly older than some of the newest stuff I've posted here. Also, it's only applied in alt mode.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

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Numerous small tweaks. The most major is coloring in the dots on his thighs since it draws attention away from his cankles. The silver bordering the red isn't showing up well in the photo (though it's admittedly subtle in person).
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

I'm thinking of doing the sunstreaker trick and painting the undersides of his wheel wells a matching off white to make the shins look not so wide   



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:55 PM

Is that paint or spraypaint you're using Zam?

Your touchups are really good and i'd like to try them myself. Especially your, as Destron put, "Stainless Steel" mix colour.

Also, could somebody show, otpr link me to which kind of Pledge floor polish is the one to use please?

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 03:30 PM

Congratulations GSO. You finally got me to get off my behind and start the paint thread.

Is that paint or spraypaint you're using Zam?

All my stuff is painted by hand with the exception of priming and very large flat spaces like the repaint I did of Pinkie Pie's Rainbow Helicopter.

I'm thinking of doing the sunstreaker trick and painting the undersides of his wheel wells a matching off white to make the shins look not so wide

I thought about it but I wasn't sure if I could match the color. Plus, what I did really is doing the job of distracting my eyes. Works better with more dynamic posing, though.
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