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@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:22 AM)

I dunno; like life itself I think the things that define it are open to change. It's not like I have grand expectations of immortality, constantly downloading my consciousness into freshly-grown genetically-enhanced clones of myself. But I think it's a waste for so much accumulated experience and memories to just wink out.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

or something

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

all semblence of order our purpose are symtoms of the sickness in man's ego mad mind. sense is not possible until the end.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

existence is a vulgar absurdity

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 03:18 AM)

Eh, death is part of what defines life. Sooner we accept that it's just a thing that happens, the better.

@  Pennpenn : (26 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

Probably be easier to develop that kind of thing if a significant portion of the population didn't think it was going to happen anyway for no adequately explainable reason.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM)

Or we could go "extinct" in a Singularity, becoming one with our technology to the extent we cease to exist in our current state.

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Or we'll be killed by Skynet and unleash a plague of von Neumann probes upon the universe.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Assuming all humans leave Earth, of course. Plenty won't, or won't be able to.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Technically it could be subspecies of Homo sapiens... But after a couple thousand years away from Earth, it's kind of inevitable humanity will evolve to adapt to strange new habitats.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

We'd have to adapt to different conditions, especially when we're unable to return to Earth.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:32 AM)

I can't really see humanity in its current state if/after we "go cosmic," though. You'll have different people adapting to living in zero-G environments, on colonies on other planets that have various conditions...

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

True.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Evolution doesn't mean extinction of a previous state always, tho.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Well, humans as we know them (Homo sapiens) will probably go extinct at some point as the species evolves further. That's only if we somehow don't destroy ourselves.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Oh, humanity will go hypercritical and wipe itself out long before that's a concern.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 11:04 PM)

All we need to do is built Diebuster to haul us away from the sun

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Okay, well all of us will be dead. Jury's out on our descendants.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

But we'll either be dead or be forced off the planet well before that point, since Earth will turn into a Venus-style hellhole in about a billion years.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

[/science nerd]

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

About five billion years, actually.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM)

Go check that episode of Doctor Who to see what date they said.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 09:26 PM)

We got a date for that yet? I want to clear my schedule to watch it.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.


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#1 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

A few years ago, someone on the board suggested that a fun reuse of the wonderful Cybertron Downshift mold would be to add a new head and repaint it as a 1970s version of Prowl. I think they were kidding.

I AIN'T.

I haven't been able to stop thinking about that idea whenever another "repaint suggestions" thread pops up, and I've written it into three BotCon surveys. But, well, it's a pretty implausible suggestion. So I finally decided to cave and make it myself.

Thing is... I don't really have any idea what I'm doing. I've only made one tiny repaint before--RiD mini-Scourge in G1 Prime colors--and it's lumpy and the paint was sticky for a year. So I'm going to try to do this one better. Here's what I've got so far:

-Big Daddy, with grey parts swapped in from a Cybertron Downshift (though I need a new waist piece, this one has a broken clasp, grr)
-Kre-O Prowl head, back shaved and post-plate trimmed to fit inside Big Daddy's chest

The head's not attached yet, but it'll look about like this:


Here are some of the images I'll be referencing:







So basically, here's what I have to do:

-Take the chest apart without losing or breaking anything
-Install the new head
-Remove the flame deco
-Paint the roof, doors and maybe the shins white. Hm, maybe the feet too. He's gonna need more white.
-Score another junker Downshift, salvage waist
-Find a way to get California Highway Patrol stickers (custom Reprolabels? 1/32 model kit?) and some Prowl stickers
-Find and attach a usable light-bar, like the one in the first reference photo above (1/32 model kit?)
-Bask in glory of 1970S PROWL

I've already gotten some solid tips from Paintmaster Cheets on what paints to buy and how to apply them. So for now, I could use some some ideas for how to procure the stickers and light-bar, any feedback or suggestions you may have, and plenty of good-luck wishes.

I imagine this'll be a bit of a slow, when-I-have-time process, but I'll update when I've got something to show...



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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

That's pretty freakin' awesome!

I had a similar idea, but mine was for Barricade rather than Prowl.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

All my ideas are for Prowl.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

Actually, it probably would be good for Barricade, since it'll be a lot of black and the front claws and everything but PROWL IT SHALL BE.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

I kinda feel the arms should be white as well, to help add to his Prowliness.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

I'm considering that. I think if the doors are completely white, it'll create the white-upper-arm look that G1 Prowl has. I figure I'll put a modified version of his shield up there, too, and the sergeant stripes up there somewhere.

But if that's not enough, yeah, I might paint the upper arms themselves (assuming I can get those damned pins out). I do want this to end up looking like, y'know, Prowl. Not just Big Daddy dressed as Barricade with a Prowl head. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

He needs sunglasses and 70's porn-moustache icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 07:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He needs sunglasses and 70's porn-moustache icon-arcee.gif

I'm making Classics 1970s Prowl, not Animated 1970s Prowl. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Hah! Excellent point icon-fire.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Someone should draw a 1970s version of Animated Prowl, though. Definitely aviators and pornstache, and obviously a CHiPs motorcycle alt-mode...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

Agreed. Who around here draws animated-style stuff?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Apr 17 2012, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty freakin' awesome!

I had a similar idea, but mine was for Barricade rather than Prowl.


This mold WOULD make a pretty awesome classics Barricade....

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

Most hobby places will sell decal sheets. All you need is a high res image and a good printer.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Ooo, that'd be nice.

I've got a vector image of the Cali Highway Patrol shield, so I can use that to make the door logo. The rest should be easy enough to create in Photoshop. Then I can get exactly the right sizes, instead of hacking at a model kit decal sheet, and I can afford to make some mistakes and reprint.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Are there any sites that host large scans of G1 sticker sheets?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. Who around here draws animated-style stuff?

You could commission Wingus for a nice cheap piece. icon-arcee.gif

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 18 2012, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This mold WOULD make a pretty awesome classics Barricade....

Once I make more money, I'm putting some aside to try and commission one from one of the fine customizers at the Allspark.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

Good concept. I think a Starsky & Hutch Red alert out of a Prime Cliffjumper would rock.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:01 PM

Ha! That's a great idea.

I finally got some supplies and did some work on this in the last few weeks. Gotta post some new photos...

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

Progress!

I removed the orange flames, filled in the sides with styrene and did some painting.



Here's how it looks now:









I'm more or less pleased so far, but the flaws are obvious. The tape I used, which was supposedly specifically for model paint masking, allowed plenty of bleed. The window edges are a mess. Also, while it shows up a lot more in these pictures than in person, an orange sheen remains from the flames on the front sides. Also, the thinned paint didn't exactly hide the slight separation between the original doors and the styrene, but that's not such a big deal, a decal should still look fine. Better than the canyon that was there before, anyway.

So, anyone have suggestions on how to kill that orange sheen and clean up the window and shinguard edges? I'm sure I can use a tiny brush to make the window lines a bit straighter, but I'm not sure how to remove the "overspray" without ruining the rest of the paint (thinner) or scratching up the windows (scratching off the paint with a pin).

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