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@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:45 PM)

"This sunscreen will protect even vampires from the sun! ....That'll be your soul, please."

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:44 PM)

Wouldn't a blessing by Satan pretty much be a curse anyway?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 July 2017 - 06:01 PM)

isn't "Blessed by Satan" an oxymoron?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 05:11 PM)

basically the sunscreen has to be blessed by satan.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 05:07 PM)

@Dracula what SPF do you nees to not get turned into dust in the sun?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 04:42 PM)

That's typical summers for where I live. bleh

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

Isn't it fun when it's so humid, it feels like your eyeballs are sweating?

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2017 - 03:34 PM)

If only we were as progressive in Bea Arthur's day as we are now.

@  Rycochet : (18 July 2017 - 02:27 PM)

I like River Song.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

'Cept tougher and, as I've mentioned, more fun. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

Like, it would basically be the female version of the 1st doctor. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I wasn't starting a flame war. That's a real scientific term for natural occuriring sex change. ;) As for Anne Ramsey like actress - would make the show lot more fun. :p

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 09:42 AM)

Let's please not continue this line of discussion. We obviously aren't mature enough to do so.

@  2017 : (18 July 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Thanks mods.

@  Broadside : (18 July 2017 - 08:48 AM)

Oh, for god's sake.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 08:28 AM)

Shit's hitting the fan!


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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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