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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:24 pm

My revised Kreon vests came in today from Shapeways, and I'm pleased to say that the back peg now supports "leading brand" pieces.

I feel comfortable unleashing the world:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/844901/robovests-vol-1-14-vests.htm.

That set includes all three Reflector vests, Sunstreaker, Prowl, Hound, Gears, Brawn, mini-car chest, sportscar chest, Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Frenzy.

I'm piecing together a second volume that will contain different vests, as well as thinking about different combinations.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby wulongti » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:22 pm

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Tresob wrote:My revised Kreon vests came in today from Shapeways, and I'm pleased to say that the back peg now supports "leading brand" pieces.

I feel comfortable unleashing the world:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/844901/robovests-vol-1-14-vests.htm.

That set includes all three Reflector vests, Sunstreaker, Prowl, Hound, Gears, Brawn, mini-car chest, sportscar chest, Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Frenzy.

I'm piecing together a second volume that will contain different vests, as well as thinking about different combinations.

what are those little floating disks? and it looks like only 3 of them have the backs connected to the fronts.

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probably a minor upload error or something ^__^
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:13 pm

wulongti wrote:
Tresob wrote:My revised Kreon vests came in today from Shapeways, and I'm pleased to say that the back peg now supports "leading brand" pieces.

I feel comfortable unleashing the world:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/844901/robovests-vol-1-14-vests.htm.

That set includes all three Reflector vests, Sunstreaker, Prowl, Hound, Gears, Brawn, mini-car chest, sportscar chest, Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Frenzy.

I'm piecing together a second volume that will contain different vests, as well as thinking about different combinations.

what are those little floating disks? and it looks like only 3 of them have the backs connected to the fronts.

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probably a minor upload error or something ^__^


Hummina hummina wha?

Thanks for catching that...

I'm on it...

UPDATE: Fixed!

It looks like the bottoms of all the neck braces were erased from when I double-checked them. Go fig. But things should be corrected.

Good eye, though, Wulongti!
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:45 pm

Here's the final product of the vests for Blurr, Hot Rod, and Kup:

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I'm pretty happy with how these came out. Hot Rod's flames were far more visible than I thought they would be.


And here's Frenzy/Rumble:

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I think that might be my favorite vest so far. The lines are crisp and clear and cast shadow well. Plus, it works for two different figures, so it's a time saver.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:35 am

those look amazing!! :BOWDOWN: to you and Wulongti,so much so that I've downloaded ShetchUp to try some myself.

was this the set I ordered?? :???: (finger crossed as Hot Rod Looks Epic)

if not I'll be ordering them on the 22nd!, and if you could get the helmets ready as well then i'll order a set of those (especially the Magnus one as mine isn't that great
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:59 am

Dough-bot wrote:those look amazing!! :BOWDOWN: to you and Wulongti,so much so that I've downloaded ShetchUp to try some myself.

was this the set I ordered?? :???: (finger crossed as Hot Rod Looks Epic)

if not I'll be ordering them on the 22nd!, and if you could get the helmets ready as well then i'll order a set of those (especially the Magnus one as mine isn't that great


Cool! These vests really aren't that hard to make at all once you get the hang of it.

If you ordered the 14 vest set, then you should have the Hot Rod vest in there.

I'm about to put in an order for a new batch of test helmets, so I can't guarantee I'll be happy with things by the 22nd. If you are willing to risk a few dollars on an untested new head interior, I can definitely have some revisions up by then.

If you like these vests, I'm almost ready to release Volume 2, which so far will feature chest plates for Ultra Magnus, Springer, Twin Twist, Topspin, Wreck-gar, two different junkion vests, and a Seeker.

Do you have any requests? :-?
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:24 pm

Tresob wrote:
Dough-bot wrote:those look amazing!! :BOWDOWN: to you and Wulongti,so much so that I've downloaded ShetchUp to try some myself.

was this the set I ordered?? :???: (finger crossed as Hot Rod Looks Epic)

if not I'll be ordering them on the 22nd!, and if you could get the helmets ready as well then i'll order a set of those (especially the Magnus one as mine isn't that great


Cool! These vests really aren't that hard to make at all once you get the hang of it.

If you ordered the 14 vest set, then you should have the Hot Rod vest in there.

I'm about to put in an order for a new batch of test helmets, so I can't guarantee I'll be happy with things by the 22nd. If you are willing to risk a few dollars on an untested new head interior, I can definitely have some revisions up by then.

If you like these vests, I'm almost ready to release Volume 2, which so far will feature chest plates for Ultra Magnus, Springer, Twin Twist, Topspin, Wreck-gar, two different junkion vests, and a Seeker.

Do you have any requests? :-?


for me you've now done 2 of my 3 favourite characters (Hot Rod & Magnus)
I have a 'super Kre-on' Ultra Magnus in the works from Wulongti' Bruiser and a Powermaster Prime as well.

the real Holy Grail Kre-ons for me would be some of the Character's from Transformers Prime.- bumblebee is my all time favourite (hopefully that's a challenge for you)
and maybe six-shot, Fort max, cerebos & spike. (i did have an idea about turning kreons into headmasters),but as I had 3 weeks off over the holidays and no-one picked up anything from my workstate I'm flat out for the next few weeks.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby wulongti » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:42 pm

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Dough-bot wrote:I've downloaded ShetchUp to try some myself.

Awesome, can't wait to see what all you can come up with :D

Dough-bot wrote:I have a 'super Kre-on' Ultra Magnus in the works from Wulongti' Bruiser and a Powermaster Prime as well.

I can't wait to see some pics of this, really looking forward to it. don't forget to send me that email so I can order you some proper shins :)

Dough-bot wrote:the real Holy Grail Kre-ons for me would be some of the Character's from Transformers Prime.- bumblebee is my all time favourite (hopefully that's a challenge for you)
and maybe six-shot, Fort max, cerebos & spike. (i did have an idea about turning kreons into headmasters),but as I had 3 weeks off over the holidays and no-one picked up anything from my workstate I'm flat out for the next few weeks.


I was thinking of doing addons for the Bruiser set for the different Giants... Omega being the first, but also thinking of doing Ft. Max, Metroplex, combiners, etc.

As for the idea of having Kreon Headmasters, here's some sketches I did last week:
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:11 pm

Dough-bot wrote:for me you've now done 2 of my 3 favourite characters (Hot Rod & Magnus)
I have a 'super Kre-on' Ultra Magnus in the works from Wulongti' Bruiser and a Powermaster Prime as well.

the real Holy Grail Kre-ons for me would be some of the Character's from Transformers Prime.- bumblebee is my all time favourite (hopefully that's a challenge for you)
and maybe six-shot, Fort max, cerebos & spike. (i did have an idea about turning kreons into headmasters),but as I had 3 weeks off over the holidays and no-one picked up anything from my workstate I'm flat out for the next few weeks.


I don't see why I couldn't put those vests together, but there is already a Bumblebee with a Prime style chest stamp: [url]http://www.hasbro.com/kre-o/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=6CD42221-5056-900B-10D4-722B0FEB7569:en_US
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 pm

@Dough-bot:

Will this do for Sixshot?

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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby wulongti » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:57 pm

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that would look awesome w/ the bruiser set :D

Oh, you had asked about requests...

I'd like to see accurate vests and helmets for the combiner teams coming out this month. I'm doing helmets, hands and other addons for the gestalt form, but sets for the individual members would be pretty cool given that nearly all of them have those flak jacket vests :)
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:11 pm

@Wulongti
Most of those combiners look like they have character-accurate stamps on their chests (which also have the advantage of already being in color). In those cases, it's probably better just to use a Lego neckbrace so you can still mount their back pieces and reveal the art on their chest.

I am working on a generic combiner chestpiece, though, since pretty much all of the limb-robots have the same style chassis. And I'm pretty sure I'll end up making individual vests for characters like Long Haul whose chests don't seem to be the right color (if I'm remembering correctly).

Now, as for helmets, I've already done Air Raid and Slingshot...which were probably the most egregiously inaccurate...but I'll definitely take a look and see what else needs the Tresob-treatment. Anyone in particular in mind?


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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby wulongti » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:28 pm

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Actually there IS NO Long Haul... not even in the blind packs :(

I am planning on doing Long Haul part w/ the Devastator upgrade though so that a second Hook can be made into him.

yeah, they all have the nice tampos but the 3D vests just look so much better.. lol

In my sketchbook I've got parts designed for MixMaster's cement drum, a bed for LongHaul, feathers for DiveBomb and a proper mane for RazorClaw. I really can't think of anything to do for the Combaticons or the Aerialbots other than the helmet and actual hands for the gestalt.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:49 pm

wulongti wrote:Actually there IS NO Long Haul... not even in the blind packs :(

I am planning on doing Long Haul part w/ the Devastator upgrade though so that a second Hook can be made into him.

yeah, they all have the nice tampos but the 3D vests just look so much better.. lol

In my sketchbook I've got parts designed for MixMaster's cement drum, a bed for LongHaul, feathers for DiveBomb and a proper mane for RazorClaw. I really can't think of anything to do for the Combaticons or the Aerialbots other than the helmet and actual hands for the gestalt.


What!?! No Long Haul?!? Wasn't it insulting enough that he had to transform into Devastator's butt (brings new meaning to "dump" truck), now he isn't even on the team anymore?

Fortunately, I've already converted two extra Skorponoks into generic Constructicons, so one of them will have to fill in. The Spinister helmet does a fair job for a temporary Long Haul head since it is dome-like.



Oh, and Spike...

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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:44 pm

And Bumblebee Prime Edition...

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Maybe. I dunno. Perhaps once you paint it yellow?

And that should take care of Dough-bot's requests. Unless, of course, he intended to request vests that actually resembled the characters he was requesting. :-?
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby wulongti » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:20 am

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I like the spike one, that would be really cool for converting your useless human kreons into superheroes!

I could easily see an Iron man or something out of this. :-?

Bumblebee I'm not as big a fan of.. like you said, I'm sure w/ color it would look better. Also maybe w/ door wings.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:15 am

In case anyone is interested in these, I wanted to mention that I've made them available in "economy" versions as well. You can get the first volume of sets without the back panel for about a third less...and you can also buy just the chest plates (and figure out how to attach to on your own).
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:32 pm

Those look fantastic bob!

I'm gonna do a shape ways order later so is there any chance of putting the helmets featuring ultra Magnus, arced and also my designed vest up on there or at least send me the links again please
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:18 am

OK,
so as this is now the Dough-bot requesting thread for his ever-growing army of Kreons,

@ Bob, as you are the god of chest pieces :BOWDOWN: ,
can i request a jetfire chest tampo, the classics version (IDW stormbringer version) I also need both versions of his helmet. (check your PM box as well)

and whilst I'm requesting stuff

@ woulongti, the bruiser kit is great :APPLAUSE: (can't wait to order another one), is there a chance that you can construct an add on from the shoulder pieces and the foot covers of the Omega kit, also as you know the size any chance of a chest piece that would be a larger version to fit in between the torso part.
(hope this makes sense?)

thanks in advance

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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:17 am

Dough-bot wrote:OK,
so as this is now the Dough-bot requesting thread for his ever-growing army of Kreons,

@ Bob, as you are the god of chest pieces :BOWDOWN: ,
can i request a jetfire chest tampo, the classics version (IDW stormbringer version) I also need both versions of his helmet. (check your PM box as well)



Is this what you were thinking for the vest:

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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:08 am

Tresob wrote:
Dough-bot wrote:OK,
so as this is now the Dough-bot requesting thread for his ever-growing army of Kreons,

@ Bob, as you are the god of chest pieces :BOWDOWN: ,
can i request a jetfire chest tampo, the classics version (IDW stormbringer version) I also need both versions of his helmet. (check your PM box as well)



Is this what you were thinking for the vest:

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Exactly what I was looking for!, that is flipping amazing...........
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:07 pm

Dough-bot wrote:Yeah
Exactly what I was looking for!, that is flipping amazing...........



Good! Now, about helmets...

Here's one:

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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Fantastic!!!!
I'm really amazed at your skills, you'll have to stop soon as I'm going to run out of money.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Tresob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:14 pm

Dough-bot wrote:Fantastic!!!!
I'm really amazed at your skills, you'll have to stop soon as I'm going to run out of money.


Well, don't run out before...oh, wait...look what I just finished:

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Hope you like it!

Yes, the antennae are removable on 3mm pegs, meaning that they also be used as two blasters...or positioned differently.

This is, of course, all purely theoretical. What happens on the 3D modelling program isn't always exactly what shows up in the box.
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Re: Custom Kreon Vests...in Plastic

Postby Dough-bot » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:03 pm

Sweet Jebus Bob,

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

That's all that can be said.

Truly fantastic work
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