Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce

Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 12:52am CDT

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum Update. This week he's posted an animation model from the Masterforce episode, "Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet". In this episode the Destrons hijack a jumbo jet and transform the passengers in zombie-like Destroids.

In other news, Jim's Allspark Almanac will be a making a return in Fun Publication's BotCon 2011 Commemorative Edition Timelines #6 The Stunticon-Job coming this November. Sixteen pages of new Allspark Almanac content covering the main characters introduced in season 3.5.

Be sure to visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.


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Credit(s): Jim Sorenson


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1284203)
Posted by El Duque on August 31st, 2011 @ 5:06pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update from Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, brings us another animation model from the Masterforce episode Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet, in which the Destrons hijacked airplane loads of civilians and transformed them in the zombie-like Destroids. Like last week we see another jet, however this model was left unused.

Click here to visit Disciples of Boltax for Jim's thoughts on these animation models from the Japanese Masterforce series.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1286755)
Posted by El Duque on September 7th, 2011 @ 2:45pm CDT
In this Ark Addendum update Jim Sorenson finishes off the animation models from the Masterforce episode Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet with a look at the pre-Destroid flight crew and one last view of the cutting room floor 747. Click here to visit Jim's blog Disciples of Boltax for more insights into this episode.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1286798)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on September 7th, 2011 @ 4:41pm CDT
I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1286814)
Posted by First-Aid on September 7th, 2011 @ 5:04pm CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)


Definitely can't bend over in it...
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1286897)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 7th, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)


Definitely can't bend over in it...

oh, she can bend over in it. i'm sureā€¦ ;)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290043)
Posted by El Duque on September 16th, 2011 @ 1:10am CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update brings us another set of models from Sunbow's pilot episode of Transformers "More Than Meets the Eye". We get four models of the space cruiser that the Decepticons set out to build shortly after being revived. The ship went unnamed in the cartoon, but while conducting interviews with an original designer during his work on The Complete Ark Jim dubbed the cruiser "The Victory". Visit Jim's blog Disciples of Boltax for more of his thoughts on these models.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290099)
Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:10am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Trainbots, like the Constructicons, did come from Diaclone and had 6 members:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")


Thanks for the English translations of the Trainbots' names, JelZe. I always wondered what their names meant.

The Trainbots were the only ones w/o English names, right?
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290105)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:36am CDT
Thinking about this ship, the Victory... and the Nemesis. Which one was the ship fans have accepted as the one where all the season 2 conehead seekers were on and 'rescued'? I remember watching specifically for which ship landed where, etc.... but the ships all kinda look the same.

Anyone have a definitive list of ships and their resting places up their sleeve? (ha)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290113)
Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Thinking about this ship, the Victory... and the Nemesis. Which one was the ship fans have accepted as the one where all the season 2 conehead seekers were on and 'rescued'? I remember watching specifically for which ship landed where, etc.... but the ships all kinda look the same.

Anyone have a definitive list of ships and their resting places up their sleeve? (ha)


The Victory is the one which crashed into the ocean in MTMTE3.

The TFs Wiki page tells you what happened to the Nemesis (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Nemesis_(G1)) in the different continuities.

I think the confusion comes from BW calling the ship in the ocean the Nemesis. Of course, the name of the ship crashing into the ocean in MTMTE3 was retconed, so maybe that explains the inconsistency, although in the cartoon, there are definitely two different Decepticon ships.
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290117)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 16th, 2011 @ 10:00am CDT
Joetx wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I think the confusion comes from BW calling the ship in the ocean the Nemesis...there are definitely two different Decepticon ships.


That was it!! I watched BW and it confused the issue. Thanks for the help, Joetx. :APPLAUSE: .
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1290122)
Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 10:20am CDT
No problemo, gothsaurus.

Since it's been 20-something years (man, I'm old) since I last saw the episodes in question, I didn't recall what happened to the Nemesis in the G1 cartoon myself. All I remembered was it spinning out of control in MTMTE1. I had just assumed it went back to Cybertron b/c it definitely wasn't the ship that crashed into the ocean in MTMTE3.
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1292051)
Posted by El Duque on September 21st, 2011 @ 8:14pm CDT
In this week's installment of the Ark Addendum Jim Sorenson explores "The Insecticon Syndrome". Below we get an up close look at one of Bombshell's infamous cerebro-shells and a couple of backgrounds from the episode. Be sure to visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for more details regarding these models.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1294114)
Posted by El Duque on September 27th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update brings us some nice interior and exterior shots of the Iron Mountain facility and Nova Power Plant from the season two episode, "The Insecticon Syndrome". For more details regarding these models and the episode visit Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1294292)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 28th, 2011 @ 11:05am CDT
Joetx wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Trainbots, like the Constructicons, did come from Diaclone and had 6 members:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")


Thanks for the English translations of the Trainbots' names, JelZe. I always wondered what their names meant.

The Trainbots were the only ones w/o English names, right?


Nope, the Dino Force from Victory had non-English names as well:

- Gouryu ("Mighty Dragon", T-Rex)
- Gairyu ("Armored Dragon", Ankylosaurus)
- Doryu ("Earth Dragon", Stegosaurus)
- Kakuryu ("Horned Dragon", Triceratops)
- Rairyu ("Thunder Dragon", Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus)
- Yokyryu ("Winged Dragon", Pteranodon)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1296686)
Posted by El Duque on October 4th, 2011 @ 11:34pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update takes us back to the Japanese Masterforce series with an animation model of Cyberton leader Hawk's car. Be sure to check out Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax for more interesting Transformers related information.

See, the leader of the Cybertrons, Metalhawk, had a human disguise, Hawk. Naturally, Hawk needed to get around, so he drove this nifty little two-seater.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1296798)
Posted by ChZuck on October 5th, 2011 @ 11:31am CDT
anyone else think that looks EXACTLY like generations wheeljack/RTS tracks?
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1299543)
Posted by El Duque on October 12th, 2011 @ 4:00pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum update, Weirdwolf's transformation sequence. Take a look at the animation model for the G1 Headmaster's transformation below, and be sure to swing by Disciples of Boltax for more Transformers goodness!

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1302422)
Posted by El Duque on October 18th, 2011 @ 11:41pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his always informative blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum update. This week we return to the Japanese continuity with a background from Masterforce. Below we see the German airbase where Phoenix spent his time as a Pretender. Visit Jim's blog for more details.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1305058)
Posted by El Duque on October 25th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CDT
We have a couple of updates for Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax. First up we have his weekly Ark Addendum Update, which features backgrounds from the G1 episode Mircrobots. The Autobots are shrunk down and sneak into Megatron's body to disable the Cybertronian artifact known as the Heart of Cybertron. We get nice a background depicting Megatron's inner workings. Take a look below then click here to visit Disciples of Boltax for Jim's commentary.

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Next, Monzo has posted a set of storyboards from the G1 pilot More Than Meets The Eye that originate from a series of Heritage Auctions that took place back in 2003. We've mirrored one of them below, it features a rather "cute" version of Ravage. Click here view the rest of the series.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Boeing 757 from Masterforce (1307465)
Posted by El Duque on November 1st, 2011 @ 4:24pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update revisits the G1 episode Microbots with a look at the animation models for of a couple of the creatures the micronized Autobots encountered within Megatron's body. Below we see Megatron's Brain Impulses and Electro Sanitizers. Jim notes the Impulses ended up looking relatively the same, but the Electro Sanitizers were completely different in the cartoon. Visit Disciples of Boltax for more of Jim's commentary.

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