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Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 am

What I'm aiming to do with my upgrade kit is to add more height to the bot mode, length to the alt mode and a more "MP" feel to the figure. This will require you to remove some screws and screw in my new components. If you know how to use a screwdriver and have taken a figure apart, you're qualified. It will include a ladder, articulated hand with a gun, extinguisher attachment for one of his wrists, new waist, new legs, new knees, a hood for his head. It will be completely transformable with no parts forming. Grapples components will differ slightly to the inferno mold and I'll start working on those when this one's complete.

I'll update this image when I complete more components. Cost, Sales, Pre-orders will be available when i know.

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I've still got a lot more to do and clean up, but if you're interested please stay tuned.
Thanks for looking guys.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby harvester » Sun May 20, 2012 8:09 am

Can't wait to see the extended alt mode. Almost more excited about that than the extra height but that is definitely cool too!

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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks Harvester,

I have a lot to go still but here are some updates for ya.
I got the component I was waiting for yesterday that attaches the waist to the bot.
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The Two existing screws hold it in place.
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I have a lot of tweaking to do but the more I play with it the more I think this will work.
Now that I can transform him, I'll be drawing out the gaps and filling in the ladder, hood, ears, etc.
here's some pics of the truck mode so far for length.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby primezimm » Sun May 20, 2012 2:03 pm

Hope this is affordable, looks awsome. Will both hands be available? See a future for a cool Motormaster and Ultra Magnus custom using your add ons.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby benclark1982 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Awsome parts, sign me up please. will we be able to buy parts at a time as we want or will it be a kit that we will order? I just did a deal just so i could use this kit and make a new MP for my collection. If we waited for Hasbro/takara to make a MP Inferno and Grapple i would be dead for 10 years. Please make this happen, i for one will be buying this at least twice.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu May 24, 2012 7:44 am

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AMAZING! looks excellent cant wait.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby AutobotCliffjumper » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:11 pm

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Wow....can't wait for more info on this. LOOKS AMAZING :)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby robotmel » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:54 am

Motto: "I once pooped an Energon Cube!"
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I just love your idea by upgrading current Transformers into something better, especially when we go from Voyager to (mini) Masterpiece!
Its amazing how a new pair of upper legs and some hands make such a difference (X-Transbots take note)!

How is your project going at the moment, any further developments or photos?

Keep up the great work! ;)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby harvester » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:27 am

Any updates? If what you have only already shown was the final product, I'd buy it just so I could display it in bot mode. The alt mode isn't too bad either, just has that one gap on the side panels but I could live with it =P

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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Hey guys,
thanks for the comments. I'm still working on this. I should have some new updates in the weeks to come. just trying to clear my plate so that I can better focus on this.
thanks! :D
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby wulongti » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:35 am

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This looks very cool, and makes me want to grab the HotSpot figure when it comes out so that I can make use of this kit :D
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby tmk9883 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Looks great and really improves the aesthetics of the figure. Always bothered me how that figure went from chest to legs. Do you have a price point for the kit at this point? I would love to dress up both Inferno and Grapple, but not if its an arm and a leg. At the same point I have no idea of the time/$ you have invested at this point either.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Segor » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:25 pm

Awesome stuff mate, hopefully you can sell these as kits or parts, I makes the figure look a lot better... congrats from Costa Rica!
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby robotmel » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:40 am

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Hey Wheeljack, hows things going with your upgrade parts?

Still keen on picking up these parts when you are ready sir! ;)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:36 pm

Hey guys,
Thanks for the support. No pricing just yet. I'll explore possibilities when I wrap up the design work. Been juggling a lot these days but I have some updates for ya.

here we go. The waist and upper legs are ready for testing.
changed a few things up and solved the outer panels in vehicle mode.
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As for hands and gun. I've enlarged the gun mode and made the handle compatible with MP sideswipe and red alert and made inferno's hands capable of holding their weapons. I've also simplified the fingers. Instead of all four, I'm only having the index finger move and the other three as one part.

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And the front end. Still working on fixing this up but it's meant to look like the fuso front. He'll also get dome lights to replace the square ones on the roof.

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More to come guys. thanks for staying tuned. :)

Edit: oh yeah, and here's a quick reference pic. he's sporting the old parts I made but should give you sense of height.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby wulongti » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:40 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
looking fantastic mate, thanks for updating us. I love seeing the progress :)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby robotmel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:10 am

Motto: "I once pooped an Energon Cube!"
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Thanks for the updates Wheeljack-S70, this is 'shaping' up to be a great project which myself along with many others would love to own.

Dare we ask for a.... <gulp> Pre-Order or am I just too darn early? ;)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Segor » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:02 am

Excellent work mate, keep it up! :BOT:
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:49 pm

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Wow. You took an already good mold and made it even better. Kudos!

Will you ship to the UK when you release this?
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:25 pm

Thanks for support guys.
just to answer a couple of questions.
yes, hopefully when they get produced they'll ship worldwide.
and No pre-orders yet. I'm not even close to being done :sad:


So I got some updates for ya


Please note that these are quick test prints.
I got some prints made thanks to Stagwolf Garage Kits. Some sweet test prints that Eric provided me to figure certain things. Super helpful while I fine tune some of the components. I can already tell that I want to make adjustments to the front grill.
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The back end here shows how the hips are on ball joints and swivel in the center, moving the leg down as it extends out. Note the leg on the right doesn't have the detail paneling on the back. The fit will be factory tight when it's all said and done.
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Finally the back bumper. I think should be a bit thicker but this demonstrates the basic idea. In truck mode it's a bumper and in bot mode it swivels down and acts as a stabilizing heel.
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Anyway back to the files to make some fixes.
Thanks for looking guys.
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am

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So here's the first issue with these parts. the swivel is so tight that it's not allowing for the intended range of motion. the legs need to be able to move down a little further for everything to fit together.
otherwise, everything seems to be working as intended.
got some detailed parts the other day.

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back bumpers as stabilizers
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This is the key part that will get the rest of him going. ladder and head guard will be attached to this.

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more to come. stay tuned. :)
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Tresob » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:11 am

This piece continues to amaze me. Keep up the awesome work!
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby robotmel » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:12 am

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Nice! :grin:
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:15 am

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Wow :APPLAUSE: Amazing
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Re: Inferno/Grapple: Masterpiece Upgrades

Postby blackma » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:14 am

Beautiful!!
I registered just to say this hehe
Hurry up, MP line is going fast.
I would like to buy this when it is finished.
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