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X-Transceivers MX-I Apollyon (MP Megatron)

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X-Transceivers MX-I Apollyon (MP Megatron)

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    Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by primushatesyou, Oct 25, 2014.Page 1 of 10521 & larr; 23456 & 1052Next> primushatesyou, Oct 25, 2014 # 1primushatesyouCrusaderconJoined: Oct 27, 2013Posts: 1,227News Credits: 20Trophy Points: 147Likes: + 25Ebay: lodorabo7 / 5 / 2015Comparison between v1 & amp; v2 (copied from post # 18262): Optimus Dime said: I will list all the differences from what I have seen from my two.Chest Dimples, least on this one are gone.Paint is crisper. Same color, just look at them though they found a better way to apply it. Also no scratches any place on him.Head is no longer overly tight to turn. Also easier to move in and out when transforming.Everything tabs together more snugly on this one.His arms, I took to see why they seemed tighter with little hang. The Ball Socket was re-cut, and where it sits in is much more snug. I have a coat of tamily clear on it just to be safe, and it is almost as tight as mine with the replacement on, but is not so tight it might break.Feet, and heals are more snug. They used different pins from the looks of it.Cannon now sits flush to his arm. No more gap.Transforms a little smoother. If you do not want to go to the movies, do not hesitate to contact us. You can pick him up by his arms now and they do not just up and pop off.Those are what I have noticed so far. I know I am missing something else, but can not think of what. If I see anything else I will update y'all.Best Regards, Click to expand ... ============================ ================================================== ================================================== Additional Adapter: This was added at the last minute. To convert your alt mode into the secondary battle stand. You'll notice that one of the attachments is a (+ to o). This adapter fits between them so that they can be attach. Apollyon Badge Placement Help by 539Designs on DeviantArt3 / 31 / 15DoctorsTARDIS has put together a gallery of every picture of Apollyon he could find. He said he will continue to add to it as new pics come in. InstagramJust View this event on Feb 19 2015Interview with Apollyons designerVadept said: Now this has got me intrigued, I need to see this thing transform lol. You do not have a 3d animation of the transformation do you? X-Transbots Click to expand ... 539Designs said: ha Some of the pictures in this picture are for illustrative purposes only. . I do not have an animation of his transformation. I think that's an upgrade package with spaceclaim. Die cast is located in the feet. The barrel is die cast. And the & quot; bars & quot; that swing the arms around to either side of the chest are also die cast. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the city center and the main shopping street. arm. MP03 did this brilliantly but I was trying to avoid copying as much as possible.Click to expand ... VAdept said: Some people are worried about Apollyon having loose arms, what steps (as a designer) this would not be issue? and what (in your eyes) were the defining moment when you had a nailed it? Click to expand ... 539Designs said: Tolerances are usually the responsibility of the factory engineers. Tooling and the right kind of plastic is key. Once the molds are completed, test shots are made. (These are always loose.) Molds are adjusted and tested multiple times, and this process takes a while. In some cases, designs are changed to improve the toy. These processes ensure against errors such as instances where initially pegs are too short, wall thickness is too thin, hinges do not have the proper clearance, etc. All this stuff is addressed at the factory and takes time. With Apollyon having almost 300 parts, testing, adjusting and perfecting all of them is a task that would drive any person over the edge. Factory engineers are the unsung heroes. I have a lot of respect for them and fans should too. It's a very difficult job. In terms of a defining moment: There were a lot of small & quot; defining moments & quot; and even more "F it! I quit moments & quot; I would like to admit. Once the lower legs were done, I felt like it was close. But could I be better? Probably, but this was the best I could do at the time. The factory engineers really stepped up with Apollyon and improved on the design. Apollyon was my 3rd figure after Krank / Stax and I was extremely timid to take it on. I'm glad XTB convinced me and am thankful they showed as much faith as they did. Krank and Stax have a special place in my heart but I learned a lot from them and read all the criticism. Ollie was tough since it was so small, animation was so different from the original toy, and the quality should have been better. Both as a designer and XTB as a company learned a lot from this and really took all the criticism into account. I have to make a correction to an earlier comment. The bars that swing the hips around to the crotch are also die cast and are quite needed. There's a lot of weight in the legs and having those bars molded in metal will be very important.Click to expand ... VAdept said: By the way, thanks a lot for the replies, all this is very helpful. It also allows people to see the thought and consideration that has gone into making this. Which is always welcome, and appreciated. Im sorry about all the questions. I am trying to put people fears at rest, while getting honest information about Apollyon.Click to expand ... 539Designs said: I and (I'm sure XTB) really appreciate the interest and enthusiasm. Vadept said: Now this has got me intrigued, I need to see this thing transform lol. You do not have a 3d animation of the transformation do you? X-Transbots Click to expand ... 539Designs said: ha Some of the pictures in this picture are for illustrative purposes only. . I do not have an animation of his transformation. I think that's an upgrade package with spaceclaim. Die cast is located in the feet. The barrel is die cast. And the & quot; bars & quot; that swing the arms around to either side of the chest are also die cast. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the city center and the main shopping street. arm. MP03 did this brilliantly but I was trying to avoid copying as much as possible.Click to expand ... Apollyon 539Designs If you want to ask him anything just wraith2021 know in a PM. VAdept said: So did you design the figure for X-Transbots? I must admit, this is one of amazing feet of engineering. Walther P38 is amazing. It puts Takara's MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron to shame.Click to expand ... 539Designs said: OH that's not fair. MP-05 was designed in a week I believe. I have tremendous respect for Takara's designers. I do not know what it is, but I do not know what it is. Apollyon's gun mode is wider. VAdept said: There are a few questions I would like to clear up with people about the figure. The first one is: his underpants block him from lifting his knee up into a sitting position? Also, the other one was: Is there a reason why ball joints on the arms were used instead of ratchets? Personally, I think this thing is an amazing piece, and can not wait to get him there, but it would be nice to put people's assumptions to rest.Click to expand ... 539Designs said: I think what people do not understand is that especially with Apollyon, every change to one share affects multiple other parts, swivel points, clearances, wall thicknesses, etc. Furthermore, it would affect the aesthetics of other parts. So thinner hips means thinner legs, means thinner arms, shallower chest, shallower abdomen, and a squished head. Having said that, I realize that every person has an idea in their mind what he should look like. My goal was to connect with the MP10 and given the limitations of the alt mode and cartoon models. Designing this took about 6 months while working a full time job and honestly i could probably still work on it. There are almost 300 parts in all and in the end i just needed to stop and work on something new. -regarding the legs.The shorts have been lifted slightly since the initial test shots. He used to have the same forward movement as MP10. now he has about 80 degrees. Not quite the 90 degrees required to sit comfortably but this was a balance I had to strike between cartoon accuracy and articulation. Aesthetically, with the width of the hips set, shorter shorts would have made the hips look even wider. Forward flaps were not added because of the way the side hips were molded. -regarding the shoulders.There was not enough space to create a universal joint because the way the arms tuck together to form the back end of the gun. Universal joints requires two points of articulation and suitable wall thicknesses. Ball joint require only one point of articulation. After struggling to find room for a universal joint strong enough and at the right location so the arms turned to the shoulder and not the biceps, I looked to MP08 for answers. After deciding to go with a ball joint, I just had to make sure it was tight enough to hold the weight of the canon (that's the factory's job). And I always loved the subtle nuances in articulation you can achieve with ball joints. Anyway, I hope that explains a bit.Click to expand ... Vadept said: Thanks, for the response, it is much appreciated. Now the next question is concerning the legs below the knee. This is a sore point for some, and personally I think you nailed them. Was this article helpful? 0 0 Click to expand ... 539Designs said: Thanks for the kind words.The lower legs were particularly tough. If you have ever wondered what the practical use of math in the real world was? Apollyon's lower legs are the answer. Cartoon accuracy can only go so far. At some point the legs had to transform into a believable handle. I can understand folks wanting to look more cartoon accurate but the gun mode's appearance would have severely been compromised. Part of the handle end up on the hips and yet another part on the back of the arms. Hope that explains it. Click to expand ... [/ QUOTE] Update - February 13, 2015 Box samples. We're getting closer! Update - January 9, 2015 Update - November 19, 2014 Update 15 Nov 14 Update Nov 13 2014 Update 27 Oct 14 Last edited by a moderator: Jul 5, 2015
     

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