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@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?


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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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