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Postby Treadshot A1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 am

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Treadshot A1's Shapeways Thread

Hi! I'm Treadshot A1, and i'm a designer over on Shapeways. I've always been interested in toys ever since I was a child, especially Transformers. Now, my focus is on improving on the toys we have and filling the holes in collections everywhere. From weapon kits to complete figures, my goal is to make playing with toys fun once more.

What is Shapeways? And what do you do?

Shapeways is a company specialising in 3D printing, the technology of turning a computer model into a real object. The idea is that Shapeways takes a model on a computer and creates an exact physical duplicate of it in a material of your choosing. My job is to create the computer models which are submitted to Shapeways, both designing new parts and actually crafting a virtual model.

And the point is...?

...twofold. To take over the universe and to make toys that much cooler!

When did we ever need a reason for overkill?


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Links

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The Treadshot Idea Lab (aka The 'Coming Soon' Area)

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Accessories for Transformers


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Shock Rifles

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"Charged fury. The Shock Rifles fired bursts of energy and electricity, switching at will. Energy pierced armour, the gaping holes left behind perfect for electric pulses to fry internal circuits. The weapon's frame carried two static blades and a single highly conductive blade, both for slicing and delivering electric shocks up close. Due to the high power consumption for three outputs, the weapon's frame included room for an additional battery. Devoted to offense over defense, the Shock Rifles carried almost no excess armour beyond its casing, relying on combining two Shock Rifles to wipe out enemies before the weapon and its user could be damaged. Battlefield testing reported a highly destructive weapon with quick refueling capabilities, though its powerful combined form could rarely be sustained."

Specs:

-5mm Handle
-7mm free space in front of handle
-5.12cm long (to end of barrel)
-6.26cm long (to tip of blade)

Additional Features:

-2x Adapter (Shaldoll-style, jack) per Shock Rifle
-1x Adapter (Shaldoll-style, socket) per Shock Rifle

-2x Adapter (Shaldoll-style, jack) per Shock Battery

-1x Adapter (HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-2, chest connector) per Shock Rifle, removable
-1x Handle (HG 1/144 Gundam Kits) per Shock Rifle, interchangeable with 5mm handle

Shock Rifles Photobucket Gallery

Purchase the Shock Rifles on Shapeways

Shock Rifles Facebook Album

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Kestrel Cleanser

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"Defined divinity. The Kestral Cleanser fired single blasts of condensed energy through its tapered barrel with lethal force. Each blast's density provided significant knockback upon impact, adding to the damage from each hit. Behind the tapered barrel, the weapon's entire bulk was devoted to storing energy with minimal weight to sustain its high energy blasts. The Kestral Cleanser carried almost no armour beyond its structural shell, relying on the weapon's power and moderate rate of fire to repel enemies. Battlefield testing reported a weapon that could neutralise enemies in one shot, though its moderate rate of fire left it vulnerable to swarm tactics."

Specs:

-5mm Handle
-6.1mm free space in front of handle
-5.67cm long
-3mm bar (under Barrel, front)

Additional Features:

-3x Handles (Left, Right, Top) for HG 1/144 Gundam Kits
-Adapter (Underside, behind Barrel) for HG 1/144 Shaldoll Custom


Kestrel Cleanser Photobucket Gallery

Purchase the Kestrel Cleanser on Shapeways

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FOC Onslaught Upgrade Kit


Update 24/03/13: Hinge Blaster v1.5

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Changes:


*New Hinge Blaster barrel design
*Increased diameter for increased strength




Thanks to everyone for the feedback on this kit!

The Hinge Blaster has been redesigned and features a new barrel, to allow it to function better as a hinge in Onslaught's vehicle mode.

Purchase the FOC Onslaught Upgrade Kit v1.5 on Shapeways

FOC Onslaught Upgrade Kit v1.5 Photobucket Gallery

FOC Onslaught Upgrade Kit v1.5 Facebook Album
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A common problem with FOC Onslaught is for the green blaster he comes packaged with to get stressed. The connections on his vehicle mode (to his arm) force the plastic further than it can take. That, and let's face it:

Onslaught isn't Onslaught without twin huge cannons!

The FOC Onslaught Upgrade Kit provides fixes to both these issues. A new Hinge Blaster and two Hinges relieve plastic stress with a new attachment point while Twin Cannons provide the firepower and silhouette Onslaught deserves.

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TFP FE Arcee Blasters

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A set of blasters for Arcee which actually cover her hands. The blasters cover her arms using the ports on the sides of her arms to secure themselves. The existing blades can attach to the underside of the blasters.

The blasters attach in vehicle mode as boosters, remaining attached to her arms (requiring a mistranformation of the arms). They can also be attahed as blasters in a properly transformed vehicle mode, using the peg on Arcee's blades.

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TFP FE Arcee Blasters on Shapeways

TFP FE Arcee Blasters in Radicons Customs

TFP FE Arcee Blasters Photobucket Gallery


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FR Upgrade Kit for Legion Cliffjumper/Tailgate

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An upgrade kit based on astig's custom Frenzy and Rumble for Legion Cliffjumper. Includes two wing guns and two piledrivers. Kit requires no modifications to Legion Cliffjumper.

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FR Upgrade Kit for Legion Cliffjumper/Tailgate on Shapeways

FR Upgrade Kit for Legion Cliffjumper/Tailgate in Radicons Customs

FR Upgrade Kit for Legion Cliffjumper/Tailgate Photobucket Gallery


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Null Rays for Classics Seekers

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A set of replacement Null-Rays for the Classics Starscream mold. Attaches to 5mm ports on Starscream's shoulders or can be handheld (by Transformers equipped with 5mm sockets). In vehicle mode, Null-Rays can attach to Starscream's wings.

Null-Rays for Classics Seekers on Shapeways

Null-Rays for Classics Seekers in Radicons Customs

Null-Rays for Classics Seekers Photobucket Gallery


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TFP Cliffjumper "Stranzer" Weapons Kit

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Stranzer is the ultimate in anti-'Con technology. Basically an entire armory in one weapon, the Stranzer is suited for combat at any distance. You can fight up close, hacking and slashing through 'Cons. You can blast them at mid-range the Stranzer's built-in blaster, and enemies far away get a nasty surprise when a knife flies right into their optic sensors.

Stranzer Weapon Kit on Shapeways

Stranzer Weapon Kit in Radicons Customs

Stranzer Weapon Kit Photobucket Gallery


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"Avasor" - Breacher FlipSword


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"A short range weapon with 3 modes, Avasor is Breacher's answer to 'Cons up close. Equipped as a blaster, Breacher looses off bolts with Avasor faster than the Valiphas can auto-fire. A deft flick of the arm brings out Avasor's bayonet form, a sword locking in place along the length of the arm. One more change and Avasor shows its sword form; held at the hilt or half way up the weapon, the weight of Avasor's blade makes it as much a bludgeoning tool as it is a sharp edge.

"Avasor" - Breacher Flipsword on Shapeways

"Avasor" - Breacher Flipsword in Radicons Customs

"Avasor" - Breacher Flipsword Photobucket Gallery

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"Valipha" - Breacher Cannon

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"A special operations variant of Breacher's cannon, Valipha delivered energy bolts silently. The cannon switched power for speed, with a camera lens disguised as a scope to ensure every bolt went straight.

Add in a missile launcher capable of firing twin missiles simultaneously and Valipha morphed into artillery, letting it rain warheads.

Valipha disguised one last feature. The back of the cannon didn't store ammunition, nor did it weigh enough to act as a bludgeoning tool. It held a c-clip, changing Valipha into a handheld blaster. Sacrificing accuracy for the freedom to fire in all directions, Valipha's handheld form was suited to close up fights, where aim wasn't such an issue."


Valipha - Breacher Cannon on Shapeways

Valipha - Breacher Cannon in Radicons Customs

Valipha - Breacher Cannon Photobucket Gallery


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Cartridge Robot Beast

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When you need proof that big things do actually come in small packages, you call Cartridge Robot Beast. The heavy-hitter of the Cartridge Robots, twin shoulder-mounted cannons augment Beast's powerful physique. Whether he's blasting away at foes from a distance, or up close smashing your face in, Beast is all about hitting hard every time.

Cartridge Robot Beast on Shapeways

Cartridge Robot Beast in Radicons Customs

Cartridge Robot Beast Photobucket Gallery


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TFP FE Starscream Fusion Boosters

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What if Starscream actually led the 'Cons? He'd have twin Fusion Boosters, that's what. And they'd attach in Jet mode to make him fly even faster!

When you let Starscream finally have the power he desires, what could be better than rubbing it in his former master's face by giving him twin Fusion Cannons? Three missiles either side was never enough to really obliterate the remaining 'Bots. A fusion cannon on each arm...that's twice the firepower that Megatron had!

TFP FE Starscream Fusion Boosters on Shapeways

TFP FE Starscream Fusion Boosters in Radicons Customs

TFP FE Starscream Fusion Boosters Photobucket Gallery


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TFP Cliffjumper "Evala" Weapon Kit


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How could Cliffjumper be left without a huge cannon?

The Evala weapon kit should set things right. Whereas the Stranzer focused on versatility, the Evala does one thing and it does one thing well. It blows stuff up. The Evala weapon kit focuses on long range combat, engaging 'Cons before they even know you're in range. The Evala Cannon wipes out enemy units before you step into sensor range, and survivors meet a nasty fate when the Evala Impaler slices right through their spark chamber.

Evala Weapon Kit on Shapeways

Evala Weapon Kit in Radicons Customs

Evala Weapon Kit Photobucket Gallery

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"Ailon" - Legion Vehicon Jet Upgrade Kit

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Tired of your Vehicons being stuck on the ground all the time? Ever want to see a flying car?

The Ailon - Legion Vehicon Jet Upgrade Kit turns you Legion Vehicon toy into a flying car, with new wings and a new nosecone! Ailon attaches to Legion Vehicon using the existing 3mm connectors, no modifications required!

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"Ailon" - Legion Vehicon Jet Upgrade Kit on Shapeways

"Ailon" - Legion Vehicon Jet Upgrade Kit in Radicons Customs

"Ailon" - Legion Vehicon Jet Upgrade Kit Photobucket Gallery


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"Zirca" Legion Vehicon Drill Upgrade Kit

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Ever wanted to army build Vehicons? Just couldn't justify buying multiples of the same toy? What about if you could turn your Vehicon into a drill?

The Zirca Upgrade set is designed to convert a Legion Vehicon figure from a sports car to a drill-tank. The conversion is entirely reversible; all parts attach and detach via existing 3mm ports on the figure. The Zirca kit inludes a drill designed to fit over the front of Vehicon's car mode, along with two treads to attach to the sides of the car. The treads are designed to plug into the arms whole, instead of being split between the arm and leg to avoid modifying the stock figure in any way. The Zirca treads have been made to allow Vehicon's vehicle mode to roll using the existing wheels after conversion.


Zirca Legion Vehicon Upgrade Kit on Shapeways

Zirca Legion Vehicon Upgrade Kit in Radicons Customs

Zirca Legion Vehicon Upgrade Kit Photobucket Gallery


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Cartridge Robot Ejector

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Cartridge Robot Ejector on Shapeways

Cartridge Robot Ejector in Radicons Customs

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Cartridge Robot FR


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Cartridge Robot FR on Shapeways

Cartridge Robot FR in Radicons Customs

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Accessories for Gundam Models


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Pyrite Break Cannon

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The Pyrite Break Cannon is an arm cannon for the HG 1/144 Shaldoll Custom. It attaches in place of the kit's hand, after removing the wrist armour. The Cannon can attach to either arm of the Shaldoll and can be used with HG 1/144 G-Exes as well.

Pyrite Break Cannon Photobucket Gallery

Purchase the Pyrite Break Cannon on Shapeways

Pyrite Break Cannon Facebook Album


-Treadshot A1

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The Exceed Series

(for HG 1/144 G-Exes, Shaldoll Custom and G-Exes Jackedge)

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GMB-400 Quakeburst Exceed

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Space fights were the home of the Exceeds, ever since the debut of the Sabretooth, but ground warfare was a different story. Flying within the atmosphere, the forward facing guns couldn't provide the cover fire the EFF needed. What was needed was a ground support unit, what they got from Madorna Workshop was the GMB-400 Quakeburst Exceed.

A heavy artillery support unit, Quakeburst had the sole purpose of blasting holes in enemy forces. Often fighting behind the mobile suit infested front lines, the Quakeburst's onboard sensor array allowed it to fire between formations, and height-adjustable cannons let the sky rain cannon fire. Twin forward-facing blasters made sure the Quakeburst was never caught off-guard, rapid fire being their main use.


GMB-400 Quakeburst Exceed on Shapeways

GMB-400 Quakeburst Exceed Photobucket Gallery


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SGW-037 Cloudlash Exceed

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"The SGW-039 Cloudlash Exceed was the only Exceed to not have been developed exclusively by Madorna Workshop. The Cloudlash was a special variant created by Bisidian, under the orders of Asemu Asuno. Modified from the EFF's dragon Exceed, the Cloudlash features a huge improvement in speed by mounting four additional thrusters, scavenged from damaged EFF and Vagan mobile suits. A weapon upgrade in the form of it's Laeva Blade-Whip was also included, allowing the suit to easily cut through enemy MS."

SGW-037 Cloudlash Exceed on Shapeways

SGW-037 Cloudlash Exceed Photobucket Gallery

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GCA-150 Sabretooth Exceed

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"Creating the G-Exes had been a huge step forward in repelling the Vagan. As a compliment to the AGE-1, the suit excelled, being able to match the Gundam's speed and firepower. With a suit almost as powerful as the Gundam, there was finally a testbed for new technology intended for the AGE-2, without risking modifying the Gundam, the best defense against the Vagan. With this in mind, Madorna Factory set about creating the "Exceed"s, optional equipment for the G-Exes to test technology which would later be adopted into the AGE-2.

The first of Madorna Factory's creations was the GCA-150 Sabretooth Exceed. A field test of transforming technology, the Sabretooth's main goal was to gather battle data on the effectiveness of a blaster being used as a jet's nosecone. In addition, the Sabretooth packed 3 remote-controlled Fang Bits, powerful blasters for swarm tactics, equipped with the ability to generate a beam saber at close range.

The Sabretooth Exceed also acted to test whether units could remotely attach and detach weaponry in space. Attaching a Sabretooth to the G-Exes mid-flight was aided by new onboard sensor arrays and advanced camera technology (disguised at the Sabretooth's "cockpit"). The Sabretooth itself could be set on autopilot find G-Exes or act as a manned support fighter."

GCA-150 Sabretooth Exceed on Shapeways

GCA-150 Sabretooth Exceed Photobucket Gallery

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GFB-070 Strikecharge Exceed

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"After the success of the Sabretooth as EFF cover fire, Madorna Workshop was secretly contracted to make a second Exceed, one that would increase EFF firepower to levels not seen before. The result was the GFB-070 Strikecharge Exceed, a unique mesh of stealth and strength with a sense of humour all its own."

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GFB-070 Strikecharge Exceed on Shapeways

GFB-070 Strikecharge Exceed in Radicons Customs

GFB-070 Strikecharge Exceed Photobucket Gallery

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Accessories for Kreons & Mega Bloks Spartans

(works with most 3mm-compatible mini figures)

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Evisce - Disc Blaster

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"With the advent of minifigure combat came the inevitable flood of death-dealing technology. Originally crafted by a lone Spartan from a broken disc and barrels scavenged from ruined blasters, Evisce became a mass-produced instrument of destruction when its shielding capability in melee range was discovered.

Purchase the Evisce - Disc Blaster on Shapeways

Evisce - Disc Blaster Photobucket Gallery

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"Velora" Custom Spartan Head

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"Velora"

A custom head piece for use with Halo Mega Bloks Spartan figures. Fits most Spartan and Marine body types.

Purchase the "Velora" Custom Spartan Head on Shapeways

"Velora" Custom Spartan Head Photobucket Gallery

"Velora" Custom Spartan Head Facebook Album

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Ion Axe

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An Ion Axe weapon for minifigures with 3mm clip hands. Scaled for Kreon minifigures, the Ion Axe is ~33mm long from its hilt to the tip of the large blade. Also works with Halo Mega Bloks Spartan minifigures.

Purchase the Ion Axe on Shapeways

Ion Axe Photobucket Gallery

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Scinta Axe

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"The Scinta Battle Axe is a 3mm weapon, made to cleave armour and crush helms. A dented blade not just a mark of war, the scar was made to tear panels and rip wires. Designed for Halo Spartan Minifigs and Kreons, Scinta can also be wielded by Legion Class figures."

Purchase Scinta Axe on Shapeways

Scinta Axe Photobucket Gallery
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Postby Treadshot A1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 am

The Treadshot Idea Lab
(aka The 'Coming Soon' Area)

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Cartridge Robot FR Upgraded

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Developed for Cybertron Soundwave, Cartridge Robot FR was the first Cartridge design. The original FR design paved the way for Ejector/Rewinder, Ravager and Beast, each sporting improvements from FR. It's about time FR got the upgrade it needed, to compete with the newer Cartridge Robots.

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Cartridge Robot Ejector Upgraded

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Cartridge Robot Ejector Upgraded improves on the original Ejector's articulation, with extra shoulder articulation, repositioned knee joints and lengthened upper legs. Cartridge Robot Ejector Upgraded also sports a new head sculpt.

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Legends Hot Spot Ladder


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A small accessory, but one that i couldn't go without. I found my legends Hot Zone and i just thought...well, that's all well and good, but it's not a fire truck! Hotspot must be a Fire Truck!

This ladder aims to make Hot Zone slightly more believable as an actual fire rescue vehicle. With an adjustable ladder and a water gun/blaster on the end, he can both put out fires and blast those pesky 'Cons.

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TFP Wheeljack Drill-Blasters

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Wheeljack's always been about inventing, and frankly it's about time something blew up in his face again. I wanted something that would match the craziness of Wheeljack, while having some use, so what better than your usual set of blasters, with drills attached?

This set of Drill-Blasters is designed to work in four ways. Obviously, in robot mode it works as a set of regular blasters, but it also has a handy drill option in case Wheeljack ever needs to bore through the Earth for Energon deposits. In vehicle mode, the blasters fit into the slots under the front of the car, where Wheeljack can use them to shoot down fleeing 'Cons. And if there's a 'Con that's just particularly annoying, slap on a set of drills to the front of your car mode, floor the accelerator, and ram that 'Con off the road!

And in case drills and guns just aren't your thing, you can add the energon-powered hacksaw attachemtn, which comes complete with a sharp slicing edge for splicing 'Cons. Or, take the wrench attachment and make inventing that much easier!
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Re: Treadshot's Shapeways Thread

Postby Tresob » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:29 am

Those are great! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Treadshot's Shapeways Thread

Postby Treadshot A1 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:49 pm

Updated thread with new designs and to add released models.

Added:
*Shock Rifles
*Kestrel Cleanser
*Avasor
*Evisce
*Scinta
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Re: Treadshot's Shapeways Thread

Postby Blurrz » Tue May 07, 2013 3:35 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Those Arcee blasters ^^
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Re: Treadshot's Shapeways Thread

Postby RAcast » Sun May 12, 2013 11:06 am

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Breacher stuff? Tempting! :-?
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Re: Treadshot's Shapeways Thread

Postby ThunderThruster » Sun May 12, 2013 12:54 pm

Damn, I didn't even know I need that ladder for legends hotspot until I saw it!
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