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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:17 pm

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And so it begins, I wonder what this could be ;)
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:07 pm

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coming along.. part by part...
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:48 pm

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Finally! Got a notice from UPS that my torso prototype and v2 base set have shipped. In the mean time I thought I'd pass along my WIP thus far of the Omega set :)

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Just 1 part/section left to go and I'll be ready to upload to shapeways. This guy is massive.. I expect the final figure will be in the neighborhood of 3.5 - 4 inches tall (compared to the 1.75" Kreon)

BTW, anybody happen to have a Kreon (not Kre-o) Devastator that they would be willing to lend me for my next project?
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby Tresob » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:56 pm

Omega is lookin' good, man.

A thought popped in my head. Previously, you had asked whether you should remove the pegs to make it look more streamlined...I recommended against it, because I liked that it stayed true to the building toy look.

But have you thought about making your own panels to plug into those pegs? You could make panels that evoked Omega Supreme...or a panel that evoked a stunticon car or arielbot jet...
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:02 pm

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Tresob wrote:Omega is lookin' good, man.

A thought popped in my head. Previously, you had asked whether you should remove the pegs to make it look more streamlined...I recommended against it, because I liked that it stayed true to the building toy look.

But have you thought about making your own panels to plug into those pegs? You could make panels that evoked Omega Supreme...or a panel that evoked a stunticon car or arielbot jet...


That's a pretty cool idea. Though I have to say that I'm already dreading how much this kit is going to cost. I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty pricey. Adding the panels on top of it will make it even less likely that any will sell. :(

I do want to do some non-building block limbs for kreon Devastator though. Ones that are sculpted to look like his combiner limbs. I don't have a mini devi so that might make things harder :/
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby Tresob » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:33 pm

wulongti wrote:
That's a pretty cool idea. Though I have to say that I'm already dreading how much this kit is going to cost. I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty pricey. Adding the panels on top of it will make it even less likely that any will sell. :(

I do want to do some non-building block limbs for kreon Devastator though. Ones that are sculpted to look like his combiner limbs. I don't have a mini devi so that might make things harder :/


Of course, if the panels were sold separately, people could decide whether or not to buy them. Seems like something you could release later on...once people have already invested in the base model.
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:36 pm

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Tresob wrote:
wulongti wrote:
That's a pretty cool idea. Though I have to say that I'm already dreading how much this kit is going to cost. I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty pricey. Adding the panels on top of it will make it even less likely that any will sell. :(

I do want to do some non-building block limbs for kreon Devastator though. Ones that are sculpted to look like his combiner limbs. I don't have a mini devi so that might make things harder :/


Of course, if the panels were sold separately, people could decide whether or not to buy them. Seems like something you could release later on...once people have already invested in the base model.


you have a fair point my friend, certainly something to keep in mind :D
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:41 pm

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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby Tresob » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:10 am

That's awesome! Well done, sir!
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:03 pm

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Lol thanks. Just painted up the parts for Optimus and I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results. Gonna post pics on my Facebook page in a bit. Link in siggy
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Re: Kreon Upgrade Kit [shapeways]

Postby wulongti » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:47 pm

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for those interested, I've setup an account on Sculpteo as well as on shapeways.

The prices tend to be a little higher, but from what I gather, you get a faster turn-around time and there are more color options. All of the colors are available in polished as well, where as on shapeways only the white can be had in polished.

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they also offer some customization options. Color doesn't work, nor will using an image as a texture, but you can get a symbol or icon stamped into the parts.. like a duck or something... lol
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