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    Highland lakes, NJ

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  • About You...
    White and Nerdy Twitter: Wulongti AIM: Wulongti
  • Favorite Music
    Metal
  • Favorite Movies
    Just about anything with kungfu or super powers
  • Favorite TV Shows
    Superpowered fantasy scifi stuff
  • Favorite Books
    Ones with magic and battles of good vs evil
  • Favorite Video Games
    action adventure RPGs with lots of puzzles
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    Scorpinoc (G1)
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    "Not yet" -Baron Monchausen
  1. I've gotten the prototypes in and fixed whatever issues I found with them so wave 1 of my MiniBots line is now available on Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1652341/minibot-wave-1.html Wave 1 consists of the following figures: Load Bearer https://www.shapeways.com/model/1483339/minibot-load-bearer.html Load Bearer has a tendency to get lost in the details of things and can get quite compulsive when it comes to following the letter of a law. Rarely spotted outside of his Magnum armor, few even realize that this diminutive bot exists! Load Bearer stands at about 2 1/4 inches tall (57mm) and has a 3mm grip to hold most weapons designed for smaller hands. Many of his parts are designed to be compatible with Hasbro's Kreon line of building toys, though he does not retain any ability to actually attach to any building bricks. Full assembly instructions for this figure can be found here, on our Facebook page. You can also click here to check out the figure in 3D. Load Bearer with Magnum Armor https://www.shapeways.com/model/1581409/minibot-loadbearer-with-magnum-armor.html The Magnum armor set attaches to the Load Bearer minifigure creating an all new, much larger figure. The joints for the minifigure as well as the larger figure are intentionally quite tight. If you have trouble getting them together some light sanding should help. Also make certain that you remove ALL excess support material using a thin sharp instrument such as a pin or needle. More detailed assembly instructions are available here: page 1 and page 2. You can also view the assembled figure in 3D by clicking here. Uber Magnum (stand alone figure) https://www.shapeways.com/model/1606015/minibot-uber-magnum.html Uber Magnum has a tendency to get lost in the details of things and can get quite compulsive when it comes to following the letter of a law and views most of his ship mates as trouble makers. There are other times when he just can't deal with things right now. Uber Magnum stands at about 4 1/2 inches tall (57mm) and has a 3mm grip to hold most weapons for smaller hands The joints for the figure are intentionally quite tight. If you have trouble getting them together some light sanding should help. Also make certain that you remove ALL excess support material using a thin sharp instrument such as a pin or needle. More detailed assembly instructions are coming soon. Disposal https://www.shapeways.com/model/1630055/minibot-disposal.html Disposal is a bit nieve and tends to lie a bit about his past in hopes of fitting in with his friends. Sometimes it feels as though he just slept through the last several million years. Disposal stands at about 2 1/4 inches tall (57mm) and has a 3mm grip to hold most weapons designed for smaller hands. Many of his parts are designed to be compatible with Hasbro's Kreon line of building toys, though he does not retain any ability to actually attach to any building bricks. You can also click here to check out the figure in 3D. Explorer https://www.shapeways.com/model/1661897/minibot-explorer.html Explorer is full of energy and having a great time checking out the universe with his crew mates on board the Wandering Beacon starship. Bad luck seems to follow him but he doesn't let it get him down and always tries to keep a positive outlook on things. Explorer stands at about 2 1/4 inches tall (57mm) and has a 3mm grip to hold most weapons designed for smaller hands. Many of his parts are designed to be compatible with Hasbro's Kreon line of building toys, though he does not retain any ability to actually attach to any building bricks. You can also click here to check out the figure in 3D. https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31/1524289_724429797590707_371489617_o.jpg Bartender https://www.shapeways.com/model/1671797/minibot-bartender.html It's often been said that if you want every bot on the Wandering Beacon starship to know something then tell Bartender it's a secret. He means well and he's always so full of energy but he's definitely one of those "small doses" sort of bots. Bartender stands at about 2 1/4 inches tall (57mm) and has a 3mm grip to hold most weapons designed for smaller hands. Many of his parts are designed to be compatible with Hasbro's Kreon line of building toys, though he does not retain any ability to actually attach to any building bricks. You can also click here to check out the figure in 3D. https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31/1025507_720631497970537_981390079_o.png https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31/1598005_724429794257374_1907926072_o.jpg
  2. LOL! Yeah, part of a tabletop strategy game I'm working on ^__^
  3. Taking a little break from working on the Shapeways stuff and getting back to my papercraft stuff. So nearly a year after my last paper toy release I've finally gotten to reworking the Vehicon into a Jet Vehicon. While I was at it I also did an "Elite" version. I've printed that one out but haven't assembled it yet. I'll update w/ pics when I do. ^__^ If you're interested in grabbing one for yourself (or any of my other little guys) head on over to my blog: Custom CRADEL – Jet Vehicon [little roller] | WuLongTi's Words of Wit
  4. For those interested in such things, the cafepress shop is now open and appears to be working: http://www.cafepress.com/wulongtoys It's pretty rubbish though for how you navigate the items. It just dumps them all onto a single page.. it'd be better if it atleast broke it up by item type or by design... but it doesn't... So far I have the b/w logo design and the color design up on the shop, enjoy.
  5. I put this together for a friend but I'm making it available through my Shapeways site should anyone else like it as well. https://www.shapeways.com/model/1228873/ Another kreon upgrade designer (Tresob) will be making a helmet and vest for the character that should go quite nicely with this set. I can't wait to see them printed out and painted up! I'm also testing out something new here.. "hands" and "feet" that will clip/plug on to extend the existing Kreon hands and feet. This should give Megs some height over his fellow kreons ^__^
  6. A color version is now up on redbubble now if you are interested. I've also gotten the color and the b/w versions uploaded to cafepress with the autobot symbols altered to just be the outline shapes so hopefully it will pass their TM police. I'll let you guys know once it passes, it will have things like MUGS and tote bags and aprons and that sort of thing.
  7. Hey guys, I did this design a while back for a TF contest entry but it wasn't accepted due to "trademark issues", presumably Starbucks ones. So I thought I'd share it w/ you guys ^__^ I put it up on redbubble.com for those that are interested. A search for "Autobucks" should bring it up or I've linked to it from my Facebook page.
  8. got Swerve painted up and added to the mix ^__^ The face details got a bit muddy and he suffers from the same joint issues as his wave mates. I also have a lot of rework to do on his hips and knees sections on his thigh parts. All 3 Action Formers together Some silly shots ^__^ Tailgate: Swerve! get down from there, you're going to hurt yourself! Swerve: Onward to adventure! Race Day doesn't go so well ->POP<- Tailgate: Aaugh!! Pipes: Would Lego have broken like this?? Tailgate: Good race, we're all winners ^__^
  9. He's got a gloss coat over everything while Pipes just has the gloss over the white.. maybe that's it? lol
  10. just an update. I'm up to my v2 design for the Action Formers, scrapping the idea to have an internal skeleton with snap on armor. At this scale it just ended up being too fragile for the joints. I still have some work to do to improve the elbow and knee joints but so far I'm liking how they are turning out and decided to go ahead and paint up what I've got. I have an original designed character as well as Swerve printed out and waiting for paint, will be getting to them sooner or later. Here's some pics, more on the facebook page: Tailgate doesn't like getting splashed. Pipes doesn't mind so much To give you an idea of the size of these guys, here's a shot in my hand ^__^ This is one of the previous versions unpainted and next to a Halo Hayabusa for scale
  11. awesome. Yeah, I love the fact that we can more or less "drop ship" with Shapeways so in that regard the shop model works great. If only the pricing were better :( My wife has agreed to us saving up some $$ to get me a printer along the lines of $1,000 or so. It will take a while to save up that much and hopefully I'll be able to get more printer for my money by then.
  12. I finally received the Alpha 1.5 test print for the protoskeleton that had been delayed a few weeks, but the delay allowed me to see what was wrong with the Alpha 1 model and make the changes. The armor parts attached to it were part of the same order that came with Disposal (MTMTE Tailgate) but due to some tomfoolery on Shapeways part I'm left with half of Nail's kit and several extra parts from Disposal's. Nail sports the Alpha 1.5 protoskeleton which offers several improvements over the Alpha 1 that Disposal here has. Aside from a wider chest and larger peg socket for the pelvic attachments, he uses fewer double joints making him more stable. The forearms and the ankles are still quite loose though. Nail is primarily just a starter model for me to use when creating character sets, but I decided to print him out. Shapeways messed up though and he's missing half his kit. Colored using dry erase markers and silver sharpie. Nail is a wee bit shorter than Disposal thanks to the way his "shoes" attach to his feet. without a macro lens it's hard to see how well his eyes are lighting up under the flashlight, but just like Disposal; he has light piping as well.
  13. All of them are w/ the exception of "Nail". Disposal/Tailgate, Explorer/Pipes, and Bartender/Swerve from the current More Than Meets The Eye series. I've been doing my best to try and capture the designs as illustrated by Alex Milne, though the details are sometimes inconsistent. :/
  14. I've gotten my first Alpha tests prints in hand and I have quite a few changes/tweaks that need to be made before this guy is ready for public release. I ordered the parts in White Strong Flexible Polished and the eye and light channel parts in Transparent Detail. During this test I tried going without the usual sprues on small parts thinking that just maybe I wouldn't need them. As it turned out, the print job ended up taking way longer than normal and when I did get the parts in hand I was missing several portions of Nail's kit and had doubles of a couple of Disposal's parts. For example I ended up with 3 feet and 3 thigh bones, 2 of Disposal's chest panels and none of Nail's. I also was planning on ordering a protoskeleton in Alumide Polished but that portion of the order got cancelled stating the parts were too small to polish. (Even though the exact same parts in WSF got polished.. go figure). I sprued the connector joints and reordered and had those cancelled on me too. So I sprued the whole thing up and reordered in WSFP. It's on it's way. Still need a complete set of Nail armor though. When assembling the parts I do have (enough for a complete Disposal) I found that the polished ball joints were so incredibly loose that they would barely hold together. It was like I had a tiny marionette but without strings. I glued all of the connector joints into their skeletal base sockets and added a glue layer to thicken the ball where it would connect to the limb bones. He stands on his own now but I'm not brave enough yet to try posing him. That said, I've made some changes to the protoskeleton so that the connector joints are already a part of the base skeletal parts rather than having to plug into them. This will sacrifice a bit of articulation but hopefully should make for a stronger part. I've already ordered this update to use w/ Nail. The other concern is the size. It's all well and good for me to design these and order them and do what I have to to make it work but it's another thing to expect paying customers to do the same. The tolerances are just too tight at this scale for Shapeways to handle effectively so I'm going to scale up the figure a bit. The resulting figure will end up being about 3.5" instead of the current ~2". I want to keep the end price for this guy as low as possible so I may try a test at this scale but with enlarged balls, anticipating the polishing process. Here's Disposal partially assembled, next to a Kreon for scale. The visor was printed in transparent detail material which has a yellow tint to it. I colored it using a dry erase marker.. lol Next to the Kreon and legends Megatron for scale with the Kreon and legends Prowl Here, I'm shining a small flashlight over him to show off how the light piping works. I think this might be the smallest transformer figure to have light piping ever.. but I'm not sure ^__^ with the source material ^__^
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