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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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#21 Foffy

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

I picture her picking up the "Me Slash think" talk not because she's dim, but to fit in because she looks up to the other Dinobots so much, and sometimes forgetting.

 

put her on Volcanicus's shoulder in raptor mode and pretend she's telling them which things to smash.

This is absolutely adorable and now I want to get Slash at some point

#22 Copper Bezel

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

Haha, awesome! = D

 

One last picture - couldn't help myself touching up a couple of Slash's robot mode details while I had the paints floating around. It weirded me out a little when I realized that the paint app for the black strip on her chest didn't continue on the sides of the strip ... and whatever those head crests Transformers have are, I love them, but they need a contrasting color. And then I noticed the laminar armor around her abdomen continuing under the silver panels....

 

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I love this tiny dino girl


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 23 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

I don't know why but I envision her voice sounding like the episode when Laserbeak spoke during the playback of potential energon sites in the G1 cartoon.  Kind of a raspy computer type voice.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

Valley girl ... I mean she's got to sound as dumb as the rest of them 

 

"Oh like totally for sure you're the King Grimlock! Oh mah gosh


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#25 Copper Bezel

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

Oh wow. I love this. = D


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 23 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

oh mah gosh don't you just totally love it, like for sure? 



#27 Copper Bezel

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:43 AM

Me Copper is like, soooo down with this, like, totally. Like, ohmyboard, totally canon. 


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 24 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

Totes cans.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

I'll be around if you ever need any more help making canon



#30 Copper Bezel

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

More pictures in the Pony mods thread, but I finally finished my custom Equestria Girls Mini Starlight Glimmer.

 

If you're not familiar with the character:

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Luckily for me, her EG skin tone is almost identical to Twilight's, and EG Twilight had a dress-up version. After dropping the head in an alcohol bath for a bit and adding thigh swivels with some brass rods, I had this:

 

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And after, like, fifty hours or so of sculpting and painting in which I think I did nearly everything at least twice, I had this. = ]

 

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Again, more pics upstairs if you're curious. = ] 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 31 January 2018 - 03:43 PM.

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 31 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

That looks just great. Awesome to see you tackle even more ambitious projects, and yet more awesome to see you succeed like this.

The added thigh swivel is a neat touch, I dig it.

That smirk is just perfect for the character, and the facial features you added lean into it so deliciously hard (those eyebrows!).


What I really want to know is what you did with the black knee joints. Those joints are really tight, and the friction means that any paint on the joint will not have a good time. Did you just accept this and reapply the black whenever it inevitably comes off (which is usually whenever you move the joint)?

#32 Copper Bezel

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 04:18 PM

That looks just great. Awesome to see you tackle even more ambitious projects, and yet more awesome to see you succeed like this.

Thanks so much! = D 
 

The added thigh swivel is a neat touch, I dig it.

Yeah, it adds so much versatility to the figures - I've done the same with a handful of the other EG Minis I have, and now that I have the process down, might well go back and do it with everypony.
 

That smirk is just perfect for the character, and the facial features you added lean into it so deliciously hard (those eyebrows!).

I went around in circles with her expression but was pretty happy with what I landed on. And yeah, I think the eyebrows ended up making it and I'm pretty happy with them. = ] It doesn't quite fit into the mold of the other EG Minis, but it's close enough that she doesn't look weird on the shelf. Really glad it's reading well. = D
 

What I really want to know is what you did with the black knee joints. Those joints are really tight, and the friction means that any paint on the joint will not have a good time. Did you just accept this and reapply the black whenever it inevitably comes off (which is usually whenever you move the joint)?

Actually, the fact that they're black and the rest of the leg isn't is a result of my permanent solution to avoid chipping there: the legs are dyed. Since they were removable thanks to the new thigh swivel pegs, I made a hot glue mask over the toes and brewed up some black Rit dye, my first experiment in dying toy plastic. They came out slightly shinier than the rest of her skin, but that's also to be expected of sheer tights, which means it was basically a win/win/win outcome. The only small exception is that the back of her knees have some purple flesh showing since I dyed them bent, knowing it'd be more distracting if there was skin showing on the front when they were bent.

 

But the inner joint parts soaked up the dye to a, well, inky black within the fifteen minutes or so it took to get the rest of the leg to here, so there's that discontinuity. And similarly a couple of mold marks and a scratch on her right thigh also soaked up the dye much more readily and ended up marked.

 

I was very concerned about chipping, but lucked out that I don't think I should actually have any immediate chipping problems with any of the paint, as none of her joints are actually painted. = ] 


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 31 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

black Rit dye


Do elaborate! What dye specifically, powder in your own solution or ready-made liquid? Smooth Jazz in the background, or Heavy Metal? Temperature? Is the difference in plastics the likely culprit for the difference in colours around the knee? And did this joke go on too long?

#34 Copper Bezel

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

Hahaha! XD Okay, you want detail? Here's detail. 

 

I used the boxed Rit fabric dye powder, black, though I take it that the liquid stuff available is just a slightly more pricey and convenient delivery mechanism for the same stuff (a couple of dollars more for half the quantity in a larger package.) I followed the directions for half the packet of dye, boiled a very large pot with about a gallon of water in it, and added the recommended amount of vinegar (apple cider vinegar because that's what I had) and dish detergent to the brew, but not salt, which means the water boiled at the usual temperature of 100-ish° C and probably wouldn't harm the soft plastics of the toy. (I would find later, of course, that it did alter the surface of the plastic slightly and leave it with a slight sheen it hadn't had before, probably owing more to the astringent chemical properties of the brew than the heat itself.)

 

I made an aluminum foil boat and punched a bunch of holes in the bottom with a kitchen knife, put the legs in the boat, and lowered it into the shadowy waves, hooking it by one edge on the side of the pan to avoid any contact with higher-temperature surfaces, like a double boiler. I descended back into my little workshop to listen to a bit of a Seth Andrews podcast. Five minutes later, I returned to check that everything was still in order, drawing up the boat and peeking at its contents, then returning it to continue to steep; back to Seth. 

 

I returned again in (I think?) another ten or fifteen minutes, hoisted up the makeshift colander, and whisked it across the room to the sink to avoid staining the linoleum; although I didn't dribble on my shirt, either, I decided it had been fortuitous to have worn a black one regardless and concentrate my efforts on saving the floor. (Though I wouldn't realize it until later, I did in fact lose a drop of dye onto the tile; but despite the concentration of the dye, without heat and faced with a waxy, stain-resistant surface, it came up later with a bit of soap and water.)

 

Rinsing the legs in their little pan, I confirmed that they had dyed to roughly the color I had intended and wouldn't need a second bath, and I peeled them away from the surface of the aluminum, the hot-glue masks of the toes having affixed themselves to the warm metal but staying attached nonetheless to the plastic and repelling any unwanted dye. I peeled away the masks, pleasantly surprised at the contrast between the toes and the hose and more confident now that I had been right to pull them out when I had, washed my hands and the parts vigorously in the sink with dish detergent, and disposed of pot of dye and the aluminum foil boat. 

 

Is that enough detail? XD


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 31 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

Is that enough detail? XD


You spoil me so.


Cheers, I'll have to keep that in mind and do some kitchen chemistry myself at some point.



And while you are taking requests, any chance of a closer gander at the wrist watch? Did you try your hand at a tiny little clock face?

#36 Copper Bezel

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

Gosh, no, nothing remotely so elaborate; the face is no smaller than the gauges you painted on that Rover, but I'm a mortal with shakey hands. Looking at it under the macro lens (which is manual, so sorry for the shoddy image quality in various respects) it's barely even painted in the intended solid colors. A curl of styrene sanded smooth with a layer cake of rounded putty disks on, and I'd have needed a magnifier to do any more.

 

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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 31 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

I'm consistently impressed and wowed by your creative skills and customizing abilities, Copper. Your work is flat out amazing~

#38 Copper Bezel

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:58 PM

Ha, thanks. Once in a while, I luck out and manage to make something I like. X ] 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 31 January 2018 - 06:58 PM.

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 31 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

This is outstanding work Copper. I mean, wow, I don't even know where to begin, I think I have to come back and post a more constructive comment after digesting the amazing work you've done here.  :thumbsup

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

<_< have they kissed yet? 





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