Out of curiosity, what would it cost to have one of those made?
Well I don't think I would be able to make them for mass sale as it is a one of a kind and to make more would diminish its value.I did have a vendor at the Toronto Transformers convention offer me $5000.00(that I turned down). I have roughly 300 hrs of work into this one.The coating for it cost $300.00 alone.
I was considering making more but as commissioned pieces. I thought maybe a Starscream would be cool?
Glad to hear someone likes it though!!
, i think you'll have to look a lot harder to find someone who doesn't
like it. It's awesome!
i kind of hope you're not planning to paint it or otherwise color it, although i'm sure it would look incredible in color, too, and if you do color it i hope you post pics. However, even though it's currently a non-canon color scheme, i think the way it looks now does a better job of showcasing its uniquely high-quality materials and workmanship. (If you feel so compelled, you could imagine this is what Optimus looked like clad in Hate Plague
-resistant armor in the G1 cartoon's "The Return Of Optimus Prime"
.) i particularly appreciate that his robot mode's back and the back of his arms are closed (unlike the original G1 toy), that his forearms don't have "bites" missing (the G1 toy's front wheel wells), and that his rear wheels are on the shin side of his legs instead of the calf side so that his legs transform "correctly"
(unlike the Masterpiece and many other representations of the character).
LD2062 already asked my question... i wouldn't spend as much time or money as you did, Aaron (as much as quality and accuracy appeal to me, i'm the sort who settles for "close enough" figures that don't cost me as much), but more power to you that you have the love, funds, resources, and mad skillz
to go the route you did.
...and you're thinking of making another
TF that way. Wow.
Care to tell us the name of your business, so that any of us with metalworking needs can find someone with THIS
on his resume?
I soo want a 3d printer. Just think soon we could make our own transformers in our own home! Nice job.
What 408 said.
Oh, one more thing, undertowx--i can't tell from the pictures you posted where OP's fists go in truck mode. Are they detachable like the original toy's (which would give you the option of making alternate/interchangeable hands, plus his energy axe), or do they fold inside the arms or cab somehow?