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@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.


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#1 SoS

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:02 PM

I have tons of ideas that fly through my head for customs and repaints but most of the time I lack the skill to make those ideas come to life. So after seeing Mrdeuce1018s post about some commissions he had done by the incomparable Shawn Tessmann and the great review he gave, having had a similar experience as Mrdeuce had, I just had to contact Shawn to bring some of my ideas to fruition.
 
Like many, I have admired Shawn's work on his BotCon custom class figures. Speaking as someone who's tried to make customs of his own, with some coming out pretty decent and others being total disasters, I can say that Shawn makes it look extremely easy.
 
I sent Shawn a message and told him about some some simple customs I wanted to get made and sent him the figures for him to work his magic. Throughout the entire process Shawn communicated with me regarding every step or detail that he was working on and he constantly asked for my input trying to ascertain what direction I wanted to go with for some of the customs.
 
I have always been a big believer in Combiner Teams having extra members, which stems from the days of watching syndicated rerun episodes of Victory (Noooooo!!! Why was your life cut so short Deathcobra?!??!!) as a kid in the 90s. Then Combiner Wars and Kabaya made it happen in toy form. Guys like Rook, Alpha Bravo, and Offroad were a dream come true. I desperately wanted Heatrock and Skyfeather to be a reality and when I saw SteamShields kits on Shapeways, I was a step closer to making that a reality.
 
Shawn did an amazing job recreating the Kabaya kits color scheme on the Brawl mold. It is truly amazing stunning work; words cannot describe how giddy I was when I opened the package and saw the end product in hand. While I had seen pictures of the work throughout different stages, as well as the final results, the pictures truly do not do justice to the outstanding work Shawn did on the figure.
 
I highly recommend hiring Shawn to do commissions. Not only does Shawn produce top-quality professional work, almost official Hasbro/Takara level in my eyes, he is a very down-to-earth guy. As I said before, he is in constant communication with you and truly listens to your ideas. I have been burned in the past with customs and Shawn made this entire process work so smoothly I could not believe it was actually real. I half-expected to wake up and find out that it was all a dream at times. Thats how great the experience has been. I have so many other customs that I want to get made that I am being very careful in not flooding Shawn with them in fear that hell throw me out on a curb. :)
 
So there you have it, Shawn Tessmann is a world-class guy and top-notch customizer that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking to bring their custom ideas to life. One things for sure, with me he's gained a customer for life. :)
 
You can contact Shawn via

  • Shawn Tessmann on Facebook
  • Delta Source here on the Allspark
  • sdtessmann on TFW2005

 
 
--SoS
 
 
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Edited by SoS, 14 May 2017 - 06:25 PM.


#2 Walky

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:26 PM

I am here for this.



#3 Vexwing

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:46 PM

That's gorgeous!

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#4 Destron D-69

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 03:49 AM

Wow. that is gorgeous 



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:40 AM

I love it!

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#6 Dracula

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:04 PM

Those GRADIENTS. WOW. Yeah that's fantastic.

 

One thing I'm curious about that isn't readily apparent to me: What was used to replace the turret?


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#7 Delta Source

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:09 PM

It's a Shapeways part. 

 

Search for Rockdriller Guardian Turret.



#8 SoS

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:24 PM

Here's the direct link Dracula.

 

https://www.shapeway...tionId=59609697

 

 

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#9 OrionPax44

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 07:21 AM

Should have sent a poet.  That is beautiful.


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#10 Gizmoboy

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:09 PM

Bravo!!



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

Absolutely amazing!



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 05:39 PM

Another insanely awesome custom by Shawn Tessmann.

 

Armada Red Alert

 

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Edited by SoS, 04 September 2016 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

Here's my Custom CW RB Blades. My paint apps are a little choppy in parts, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

 

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Here's my CW RB Heatwave that I showed a while ago, figured I'd just post him here as well.

 

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Edited by SoS, 10 October 2016 - 05:27 PM.


#14 ZacDeath

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Oh, I like the landing gear.
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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:48 PM

Here's another masterpiece by Shawn. PCC Stakeout joins the Combiner Wars and bolsters the Protectobots ranks.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:05 AM

That is just freakin' beautiful.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:01 AM

That is just freakin' beautiful.

 

Thanks Maruten! I just had the idea, but Shawn did with the masterful execution. When I tried doing the custom myself, let's say....it was a type of execution alright. :)

 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:20 PM

While having a Combiner Wars version of Boulder would have been great, I really wanted Boulder to remain as a construction vehicle...plus, using Grindcore resulted in a minimal effort custom Boulder. :)

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

I sent the custom Combiner Wars Chase I had been working on to Shawn and asked him to paint the new chest piece and his head for me. He told me he was going to give him a touch up and he did...and what touch up! Not only did he correct the sloppy paint work I attempted on the figure, he completely remastered it. He turned my CW Chase into this beauty. I'm convinced that I now have to send him my Boulder to get the same touch up treatment. :)

 

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Edited by SoS, 26 January 2017 - 10:27 PM.


#20 Destron D-69

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:35 PM

that's a lot of really sharp work. 

 

one of these days I'm going to need to sit down and watch rescue bots.





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