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Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Blurrz » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:22 am

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In celebration of the recent release of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, this latest piece of Transtopia Masterclass showcases some of the bots featured in the film. Not one custom, but three from three well-known customizers!

With the idea of Ironhide being a Voyager class figure getting rather rusty, frenzy_rumble has taken the Leader Class figure and turned the piece into a gunslinging masterpiece. Optimus Prime's predecessor, Sentinel Prime, looks devastating thanks to sabsabby85. She takes the Leader Class figure and adds tons of details, lights, and a giant sword! Last but not certainly not least, we have everyone's favorite villain, Megatron. Jin Saotome takes the rather static Voyager Megatron figure and breathes some life into it!

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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby TimothyR » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:21 am

meh..

paint work is pretty good, and megatron's gun is cool..

but the overall accuracy isn't there. ironhides guns don't look that great. megatrons cloak doesn't look nearly as cool as it did in the movie.. or on the retail release even. '

anyways. all in all they're pretty decent.

my one complaint is that customs like this (frenzy-rumble type stuff) look more like a custom painted toy rather than a paint job that makes the toy look more like the character model.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby autobot skydrifter » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:55 am

WHAT THE...? is sentinel prime holding Cloud Strife's sword? WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby CrimsonPrime » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:13 am

Ironhide loks awesome :D.Looks VERY different from the Hasbro release

Sentinel is more or less kinda look the same as the Hasbro release.

Megatron's cloak look like a poncho and looks horrible...More horrible than the original one IMO. And I dont like how he made the fingers look more weird >.>...But love the rusty paint apps and LOVE the shotgun :D.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:32 am

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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Rated X » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:39 am

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Beautiful work. But I hate the way he uses photoshop to touch up the picture. Put up normal pics so we may see how the figure really looks in real life.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:31 am

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Three outrageously awesome customs. Bravo to all!
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby SlyTF1 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:39 pm

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That Sentinel looks like Animated Optimus.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:44 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
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These all look amazing! :D But some of it's photoshopped? That's too bad.

I also chuckled at the use of the Buster Sword for Sentinel Prime, but it works. :grin:
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Sunspot » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:56 pm

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In this picture, and also in the movie, That armour thing in the middle of Ironhide's chest looks like it's made out of his bumper. But I don't think it was in the last two movies. I thought that was a notably weird part of his design that there was a prominent piece of armour that wasn't made out of any truck part. Does anyone remember if it was always his bumper or if this was a design change?
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Blurrz » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:07 pm

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Rated X wrote:Beautiful work. But I hate the way he uses photoshop to touch up the picture. Put up normal pics so we may see how the figure really looks in real life.


You have any clue what you're even talking about? Those are real LEDs and all he does is change the background. Yeah, complete difference from what is looks like in real life. Even our own Seibertron.com galleries use photoshop to alter the background.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Rated X » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:23 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Blurrz wrote:
Rated X wrote:Beautiful work. But I hate the way he uses photoshop to touch up the picture. Put up normal pics so we may see how the figure really looks in real life.


You have any clue what you're even talking about? Those are real LEDs and all he does is change the background. Yeah, complete difference from what is looks like in real life. Even our own Seibertron.com galleries use photoshop to alter the background.



Well the difference is Ryan uses a plain white backround, while Transtopia use a fake backround. They also enhance the colors and shadows like Hasbro does on their "official images" on the back of the card to make it look 10 times better then the actual plastic used. In other words, if you are buying, what you see is not what you get. And those customizers do sell their stuff.

On the other hand, Ryan's galleries are so well done and enhanched to a minimum, that they have actually influenced me to choose between Hasbro and Takara versions. And with Ryan'a galleries, what you see is what you get. ;)
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby starscreamreturns » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:28 pm

Funny i did the same thing with my megatron i gave him a gears of war shotgun it looks great with the voyager one. but nice customs
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Blurrz » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Rated X wrote:Well the difference is Ryan uses a plain white backround, while Transtopia use a fake backround. They also enhance the colors and shadows like Hasbro does on their "official images" on the back of the card to make it look 10 times better then the actual plastic used. In other words, if you are buying, what you see is not what you get. And those customizers do sell their stuff.

On the other hand, Ryan's galleries are so well done and enhanched to a minimum, that they have actually influenced me to choose between Hasbro and Takara versions. And with Ryan'a galleries, what you see is what you get. ;)


The customizers are not Transtopia. And you're not going to buy these customs, so why bite so much?
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby prowl123 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:14 pm

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I usually like Jin Saotome, but that Megatron looks awful.

Ironhide is epicly epic.

Sentinel is meh. All she did was touch up the paint.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Rated X » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:04 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Blurrz wrote:
Rated X wrote:Well the difference is Ryan uses a plain white backround, while Transtopia use a fake backround. They also enhance the colors and shadows like Hasbro does on their "official images" on the back of the card to make it look 10 times better then the actual plastic used. In other words, if you are buying, what you see is not what you get. And those customizers do sell their stuff.

On the other hand, Ryan's galleries are so well done and enhanched to a minimum, that they have actually influenced me to choose between Hasbro and Takara versions. And with Ryan'a galleries, what you see is what you get. ;)


The customizers are not Transtopia. And you're not going to buy these customs, so why bite so much?



I just want to see a pic of the figures as they really are. No harm in that, right ??? Ever seen your favorite exotic dancers in the daytime without makeup and their hair done ??? Trust me, the value goes way down. ;)
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:22 am

Hey thanks Blurrz! Appreciate the heads up. Not sure about the mumbling but all I did was to take pics in a soft box with professional lights. Only editing was to adjust the white balance.

And yes! Sentinel Prime was fully painted and not just touched up or whatsoever! Love you guys for the support!
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Postby quickmixed » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:25 am

Theses are great. I saw Frenzyrumbles Ironhide and the Sentinel Prime on ebay last week and I think the bidding price was over $700! Not sure what it ended up selling for though. But man they do look good!
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Rated X » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:25 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Guest wrote:Hey thanks Blurrz! Appreciate the heads up. Not sure about the mumbling but all I did was to take pics in a soft box with professional lights. Only editing was to adjust the white balance.

And yes! Sentinel Prime was fully painted and not just touched up or whatsoever! Love you guys for the support!



Well if all those shadows and different tones of red are painted details then I must say you are you are very talented at what you do. Great work on the figure. All I was saying is that the CG backround lead me to believe that maybe you were enhancing the figures colors/shadows as well. You know, like Hasbro does on all their packaging. My apologies if I was wrong. Blurrz can get touchy at times on these fourms, but in person he is a really cool guy. Blurrz, I was asking for you in Pasadena, hope to see you next year. :D
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby Blurrz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Haha, it's all good Rated X, you just say it how it is, and there's nothing better than that.

I'll certainly try to make my way to BotCon next year, hopefully it'll be in the cards.
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:04 am

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Oh WOW....
This.
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not that DOTM Piss poor painted dull grey plethera of figures...
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby frenzy_rumble » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:50 am

hey guys, thanks for the compliments.

Ironhide is mine, and while I am pretty much positive sabrina and jin don't either - nothing on my photos has been altered or fixed in photoshop. I run all my photos through photoshop to center and resize them, then auto-color (so that the colors are exact to the actual custom, camera isn't very good at that)

like said, I wouldn't sell a custom with Photoshopped images. Would create problems when the buyer received them, of course. Instead; most customers get my customs and when in hand say something along the lines of how much better they look than in the pics. (yeah, need to work on my photography skills apparently)
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Re: Transtopia Masterclass - Dark Of The Moon Ironhide, Sentinel Prime and Megatron!

Postby LiKwid » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:50 pm

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frenzy_rumble wrote:hey guys, thanks for the compliments.

Ironhide is mine, and while I am pretty much positive sabrina and jin don't either - nothing on my photos has been altered or fixed in photoshop. I run all my photos through photoshop to center and resize them, then auto-color (so that the colors are exact to the actual custom, camera isn't very good at that)

like said, I wouldn't sell a custom with Photoshopped images. Would create problems when the buyer received them, of course. Instead; most customers get my customs and when in hand say something along the lines of how much better they look than in the pics. (yeah, need to work on my photography skills apparently)


3 of the best customizers in the game and the source of much of my inspiration for the customs I do. I still go back and look at pics of "Extinction" by Frenzy, Sabrina's menasor or Jin's "Baracadia" when Im lacking inspiration. I personally love Sabrinas skill when it comes to painting, it truly blows me away every time. I'd like to see these 3 take their best customs up to hasbro and just show them off and let hasbro know what the fans really want!
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