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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

Well, TFGD has one; it's out of our hands; we must as well. So I'll start.

Finally got my arse to Target yesterday. Painting began immediately.

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WorkbenchManiac's extras, along with my own shoddy resculpt of Fluttershy's mane, some much-needed lipo on Rarity's bizarre mutant baby dinosaur cheeks that seem to have resulted from some intense laziness in Hasbro's rotation of the head, and

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one extra character, because I wanted somepony expendable to try painting first. The glasses, the collar, and the sea anemone that lives inside offered slightly greater irritation than I anticipated, and yes, I'm aware that the proportions are a bit off.

Party supplies? Never fear, primitive organic citizens of Ponyville! Wreck-Gar has third-party supplies for all!
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My real reason for liking the PVCs so much? Yeah. They're totally in scale with the Animated Autobots.

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And that's awesome.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 26 March 2017 - 02:45 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 04 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

Great stuff all around!

I?m especially fond of the Mayor, is she a completely new sculpt of yours, or "only" a mod? Anyway, the mane and tail came out great on her.

And I approve of Wreck-Gar! So much so that I had to do this:


"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 04 September 2011 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:29 PM

I'm glad you liked the Mayor! Yeah, she's from scratch. It shows up close - the proportions are off from the other PVCs, smaller hooves and a broader snout and a back height a couple mm short and such, and there are a lot of little imperfections and texture problems I'll know how to avoid next time. I did her earlier on, before getting the PVC pack and basing the sculpt off the Fluttershy I got from BB Shockwave.

That said, chipping and sanding off Fluttershy's mane in turn to leave something that looked vaguely like a head was almost as time consuming and not nearly as fun as sculpting the pony "blank" for the Mayor in the first place, so I'm going to be starting fresh for anyone else I do.

And of course I'd love to hear any critique that comes to mind.

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"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Awesomely adorable! = D I don't think there's any other Transformer figure with the expression and hand posture to make that work. Nice.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 04 September 2011 - 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 04 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE(WorkbenchManiac @ Sep 4 2011, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Pardon me, I need to go buy insulin, because that just gave me diabetes. And I love it!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Man, I need to get some of WorkbenchManiac's stuff eventually. Looks awesome with the official figures.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 4 2011, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm glad you liked the Mayor! Yeah, she's from scratch. It shows up close - the proportions are off from the other PVCs, smaller hooves and a broader snout and a back height a couple mm short and such, and there are a lot of little imperfections and texture problems I'll know how to avoid next time. I did her earlier on, before getting the PVC pack and basing the sculpt off the Fluttershy I got from BB Shockwave.

I don?t think that matching the PVCs? proportions is all that desirable. Their scale is nice, but the figures themselves are a bit "meh". Your mayor has more character in her facesculpt alone than those PVCs with their strangely formed heads combined.


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That said, chipping and sanding off Fluttershy's mane in turn to leave something that looked vaguely like a head was almost as time consuming and not nearly as fun as sculpting the pony "blank" for the Mayor in the first place, so I'm going to be starting fresh for anyone else I do.

For everyone else you do I expect to see a corresponding thread over at the Iacon Art Gallery. Or even better a WIP thread.


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And of course I'd love to hear any critique that comes to mind.

As I said, I like the major a lot. Very characterful face and pose. Some minor nitpicks about smooth surfaces aside, the only thing to stand out is the inward curvature of the front legs. Especially the right one, it seems to bend backwards at the wrist. Other than that it?s great work and I?m looking forward to seeing more.


QUOTE(RoboViking @ Sep 4 2011, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pardon me, I need to go buy insulin, because that just gave me diabetes. And I love it!

It?s all Wreck-Gar?s inherent cuteness. He?s an adorable little alien death robot.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 05 September 2011 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

Wow, Mare the Mayor is awesome. Could you take more pics of her?

And I didn't even realize your Applebloom was ready, Workbenchmaniac! icon-hotrod.gif Btw, is Equestriadaily posting your customs? I cannot navigate that site for the life of me, I wish they had a button to filter out tons and tons of "news" about fanfiction...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Sep 5 2011, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I cannot navigate that site for the life of me, I wish they had a button to filter out tons and tons of "news" about fanfiction...

Like this one?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

It's funny how the fans put more stock into the toys then the actual toy makers.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Sep 5 2011, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I didn't even realize your Applebloom was ready, Workbenchmaniac! icon-hotrod.gif Btw, is Equestriadaily posting your customs?



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And yes, Applebloom, Gummy, Opal and AJ?s hat were posted to Equestria Daily, I?ll have to look for the link myself, though. That blog moves so friggin?fast...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

So ... damned ... adorable ... cannot ... ship ... fast ... enough....

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As I said, I like the major a lot. Very characterful face and pose. Some minor nitpicks about smooth surfaces aside, the only thing to stand out is the inward curvature of the front legs. Especially the right one, it seems to bend backwards at the wrist. Other than that it?s great work and I?m looking forward to seeing more.


Yeah, thanks! I didn't realize that, but I see it now that you point it out - I guess I treated the leading edge of the foreleg as one arc, and there's no indication of the hoof.

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I don?t think that matching the PVCs? proportions is all that desirable. Their scale is nice, but the figures themselves are a bit "meh". Your mayor has more character in her facesculpt alone than those PVCs with their strangely formed heads combined.

Yeah, now that I have them in hand, particularly, the PVCs are fairly lifeless. They're designed to look like generic cute ponies and happen to share some design characteristics with the cartoon characters, and the "baby" aspects of the face sculpts are particularly distracting, while the only concessions to individual personalities seem to be in the number of eyelashes each gets. I wanted the Mayor to match, roughly - but I did use the cartoon eyes, anyway.

Another reason I'm looking forward to your Applebloom and Fluttershy. = )

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For everyone else you do I expect to see a corresponding thread over at the Iacon Art Gallery. Or even better a WIP thread.

Will do!

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Wow, Mare the Mayor is awesome. Could you take more pics of her?

She's kind of jankety up close. I do like how the expression turned out, though. = )


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 September 2011 - 03:34 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 05 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

You did a really nice job on her, Copper Bezel.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

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She's kind of jankety up close. I do like how the expression turned out, though. = )

Now that is a successul politician?s smile. Awesome!


QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 5 2011, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, thanks! I didn't realize that, but I see it now that you point it out - I guess I treated the leading edge of the foreleg as one arc, and there's no indication of the hoof.

The arc itself is fine.

I meant this:

At that spot, and that spot alone, the curvature seems to be a bit sharper than on the rest of the leg, making it look a bit like the leg is bend at that point.

You know your figure is awesome if the only critique is "there is a tiny bend in the curvature of the leg" icon-fire.gif.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:35 PM

Tee-hee. Thanks. = )

And thanks for the clarification. I'll take note of that area with the next one.
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 September 2011 - 10:34 PM

I have no clue who this guy is, so I have to assume he was sent from the future to protect Apple Bloom so she can grow up into the leader of a pony resistance group.



Found this image on a German message board and had to share it. I enjoy the juxtaposition of ponys and media that "traditionally" appeal to a male audience, like this grimdark cyberpunk whatshisface.



Seriously, who is that?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(WorkbenchManiac @ Sep 8 2011, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no clue who this guy is, so I have to assume he was sent from the future to protect Apple Bloom so she can grow up into the leader of a pony resistance group.



Found this image on a German message board and had to share it. I enjoy the juxtaposition of ponys and media that "traditionally" appeal to a male audience, like this grimdark cyberpunk whatshisface.



Seriously, who is that?

http://en.wikipedia....uman_Revolution

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:26 PM

Yeah, that's fun. I've had Prowl (Animated) posed cuddling your Opal for about a week or so. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 10 September 2011 - 10:27 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 10 September 2011 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE(Matenshi @ Sep 8 2011, 10:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Oh, thanks.

I prefer my take on it, though icon-fire.gif


QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 10 2011, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, that's fun. I've had Prowl (Animated) posed cuddling your Opal for about a week or so. = )

Although Shockwave doesn?t approve of emotional affection for inconsequential equines.


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Hehe, the only thing that would improve that picture further is a smoldering Torso of Starscream.



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