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Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby daimchoc » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:52 pm

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Upcoming release from Zenith Forge. Add-on/Upgrade kit for Beast Hunters Optimus Prime.

Upgrade Kit Designed for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters voyager class OPTIMUS PRIME. Kit will include the following:

1. New head modeled after first edition Optimus Prime with minor characteristics from Beast Hunter Prime. Head needed to be specific size to retail transformation ability.
2. New neck joint with ball joint that replaces current neck joint.
3. Massive screen accurate gatling gun with rotating barrel!
4. All components will be produced/painted in plastic and accurate colors.



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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:57 pm

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Something's off about that head, but the gun is awesome.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Mkall » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:44 pm

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I don't need the head, but that gun shall be bought and given to an under-armed Transformer.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:22 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:Something's off about that head...

I'm assuming that's because they're saying it's based on the First Edition head. Optimus' face grills were more on the side of his face than before his Beast Hunters upgrade. Not sure why they couldn't just produce a modified BH head.

So long as it's not a stupid price I'll certainly get this. Pity they couldn't throw in an arm laser cap for the fist or something as well.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby BeastProwl » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:01 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:Pity they couldn't throw in an arm laser cap for the fist or something as well.

The laser cap wouldn't have worked well. Beast Hunters Optimus Prime's fist doesn't fold in or anything, so it would have to go over it, making for an inaccurate hand cannon.

I actually want this though. This plus Dr. Wu's starsaber would be awesome. I dont see any word on price, though im assuming somewere in the $25 range, give or take, that about right? Anyone dealt with these guys before?
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:34 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Something's off about that head...

I'm assuming that's because they're saying it's based on the First Edition head. Optimus' face grills were more on the side of his face than before his Beast Hunters upgrade. Not sure why they couldn't just produce a modified BH head.

So long as it's not a stupid price I'll certainly get this. Pity they couldn't throw in an arm laser cap for the fist or something as well.

Should have read the text then. That's so stupid, they go through great lengths to make the Gatling gun screen accurate and then decide to just put in a FE head (with modifications) so it's no-longer screen accurate? :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby robotmel » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:36 am

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Cant see any of the pictures or use the Facebook link as my work computer locks them out, but will check when I get home...

My question is, are these designed by Shapeways sculptor(s) CustomsByZ or perhaps lordgragonmaster? :???:
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:35 am

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robotmel wrote::-?
Cant see any of the pictures or use the Facebook link as my work computer locks them out, but will check when I get home...

My question is, are these designed by Shapeways sculptor(s) CustomsByZ or perhaps lordgragonmaster? :???:

Could be, since Fakebuster seems to have a deal of some-sort with them, so others might as well. Heck, this company might actually be founded by them.

I'm pretty exited about something that might come out by them, I'mma get my dream fulfilled - well possibly! :D
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Autobot Genocide » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:05 pm

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It's always good to see an upgrade especially when the figure sucks , i would get this if i liked the prime line but sadly this is why i have bought next to no retail figures for months.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby xyl360 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:00 pm

I've been wanting this gun ever since I recently finished watching Season 3 of TF:Prime on Netflix. I'll get this set, but the head goes in the parts bin :P.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Astrus Prime » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:38 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:I'm assuming that's because they're saying it's based on the First Edition head. Optimus' face grills were more on the side of his face than before his Beast Hunters upgrade. Not sure why they couldn't just produce a modified BH head.

So long as it's not a stupid price I'll certainly get this. Pity they couldn't throw in an arm laser cap for the fist or something as well.


A bit more than that, he also had a slightly modified head crest, with the bottom part slightly "hollowed out". Then again, these are the resins, so of course they look weird without colour.

I'm with you on the arm lasers, and probably a spare head for the mouth look.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:32 pm

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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Astrus Prime » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:37 pm

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That looks much better, but it still lacks the t-shaped hole in the crest that makes the animation model stand out from his first body.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby megatronus » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:25 pm

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This custom BH Optimus was posted on TFsource's Facebook on 9/24 - surprised no one nabbed it.

ZF-002 looks great, but it's $45... and I would probably only get this if I bought Takara's BH Optimus.

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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby daimchoc » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:50 pm

That's using the Shapeways produced parts and it was done by CustomsbyZ... Who is also part of the Zenith-Forge group. It's been out for quite a long while - July was he posted that pic.

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The ZF mass production parts will be coming out soon. Some more tweaking...
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby daimchoc » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:26 am

GREAT NEWS concerning the ZF:002 Savage Huntsman upgrade kit for Beast Hunters Optimus Prime! The molding process is completed and fine turning of the pieces is in high gear! Look at the provided pictures to see just how complex this gun will be! Should be VERY soon that samples can be shown!! Thanks for all the patience and support!


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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Rated X » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:17 am

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Well the head looks awesome. That's one way to make a goofy looking figure look serious. The gun also adds to the tough look which is one thing the TF Prime aesthetic always lacked. But I have no use for that figure in my collection.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby warzon3 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:33 am

The gun looks awesome. I recently ordered it on Shapeways. Hopefully I get it soon.


I'm not sure about the head, not because of the design, but because I think this Custom head you actually have to pop a pin to install it, which is never easy if you are not an expert.


Also the original head is actually glued on there. Unscrewing it won't take it off. There is just no easy way to upgrade the head aside of just making a faceplate that snaps onto the original head some how.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby daimchoc » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:40 am

Test shots.

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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:49 pm

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I was starting to worry about this set. Glad to see it hasn't fallen by the wayside and that it's looking pretty good.
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Re: Zenith Forge ZF-002: Aristocratic Creature Huntsman

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