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Mandingo Rex last won the day on January 6 2014

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  1. So I had some down time, and decided to dust off this ol' thing... Here's about 8 hours of detailing work... Still a LOT of work left to do, but just getting the front fascia detailed today knocked out a lot of the legwork in getting it closer to being finished. http://x4.ofgraphicdesign.com/projects/ark/nemesis_progress2.jpg Not to give anyone false hopes, as I know this is a years-old thread and some folks have likely lost interest or given up on it, but it's my goal to finally finish the damned thing. Better late than never right?! :) Also, just a reminder to folks... I don't mind if you download and print out the work, or even if you modify it, but please don't try to sell this, or pass off my work as your own without giving proper credit. It's available for free for the community. I caught this last night: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/351401-custom-nemesis-command-center.html And I wasn't very happy with it. Nor did I have anything to do with it. I know I borrowed some assets for the display screens, but I stated that multiple times in the thread. I've spent a lot of time on this, and all I ask is that people either give credit where it's due, or don't try to pass it off as your own. Not cool.
  2. Did you scale them all to fit? That's one thing I can think of that won't work. They all need to be scaled to the same proportions. Or you may need to tile them, or scale them all to 40% or something. Without knowing your setup, I can't really troubleshoot for you. Hope that helps? Or if you can provide more info, that'd help, too.
  3. Wow, necropost! Haha. No worries. It's not a true "render" because I didn't actually model it in 3D. It was a composited "render" in Photoshop, just to show what it looked like. So I never modeled it in the 3D modeling sense, sorry. As to an update on the state of the Nemesis control panel that I showed earlier, I really haven't done much to it since my last post. Unfortunately, I lost my job (3 years ago, this has been awhile) and then I got a new job and have been basically swamped since then. I also grew disinterested in finishing it. Perhaps one day I'll hop back on it, as it was interesting and something I want to complete. I'll post updates when/if I get back to it. Or, if someone wants the PSD to finish it on their own, feel free to contact me via PM and I can try sending it to you to finish. All I ask is that it's shared with the fandom, for free, and not used for profit.
  4. Hi. I was reading your post about the Teletran1 diorama and I was wondering if there were any detailed instructions for putting it together. I really want to build one but the directions on the individual parts are a little vague. You can leave me a post here or at cheetor71@gmail.com. I'm more likely to see it at my email address. Thanks in advance.

  5. Looks great! And thanks for posting the pics! This is one of the better ones I've seen, too! Not to mention the photography's really crisp, which I suck at for some reason. :)
  6. I don't think it was hot glue MR because as time has went on, the artwork has slowly peeled away from the backing and there's no glue to be found or discoloration to be found. I thought you had used some type of clear paper glue. I can't remember exactly what I used where, but I used a mix of 3 types of adhesives. Hot glue to hold the actual boards together, spray mount to spray the artwork onto the foam core, and rubber cement around the edges that pulled up on me (they always do over time). You could try getting a small bottle of rubber cement. Not sure if everyone's used the stuff, but you brush it on both sides, let it get tacky and then stick them together. The good thing is, you can use a rubber cement eraser (or your hands, but it's toxic and not recommended for skin contact) to remove any excess. Bummer it's coming apart, man. :-/ you can try the above method for corners, hopefully the whole thing isn't coming undone!
  7. I don't have mine anymore (I traded it to Valkfan for some head sculpts) but if I remember correctly, I simply glued it with hot glue. If you use a laser-printed version though, be careful, as hot glue will melt the ink. I would suggest using either tabs or perhaps just putting a heavier drop of glue behind the "foot" area (the 5 "finger"-like parts that stick out) and letting that hold it down. It won't be a perfect snug fit, but it should be pretty close. Hope that helps, and doesn't confuse you. :)
  8. Not a problem guys! If everyone can do me a favor, and post pics when you get your displays set up, that'd rock! I'm glad to help everyone out by providing the files for them :)
  9. First of all, thanks guys for the positive replies. Secondly, sorry for missing the last few posts, for some reason my subscription to this thread doesn't always work and I don't get emails to posts. Actually, there are instructions on the high-res artwork. :) Simply download it and you'll see. I apologize if they're confusing, but they're the best I could manage. I didn't make tabs because there are multiple ways to construct it and assemble it—but although I've only built one full-scale once, I didn't actually need or use any tabs. You'll have a higher quality construction if you don't even use them. I constructed it leaving the bottom open for access, and then used tape and hot-glue on the backsides (or inside, I guess), after spray-mounting the artwork onto black card stock and black foam core. I made the two sides from foam core, and the folding parts were all card stock (because the heavy foam-core is good for stability, but the fold parts need to be thinner so you can fold them, obviously). You could use tape to hold it together, but I feel that hot glue works best to hold the seams together. All of this is going to be on the inside, so it won't matter. Watch out if using a hot-glue gun though... It can burn fingers, melt the foam core (if it gets on the foam part) and it also melts laser-printer ink, since laser-printers use heat to apply the ink. Hope everyone enjoys the Teletraan. I'm still trying to get back around to the Nemesis, but 2009 was a rough year, and I've not had much spare time due to my new job. It's been a long time in the making, but hopefully I can get back around to finishing it up. :)
  10. After 25 years of Takara and Hasbro dropping the ball, it looks like iGear is stepping up to the plate: http://www.igear.tf08.net/?p=107 I just wish it was MP-scaled. :)
  11. It is around waist high, to MP Prime. :) Nemesis had to take a back seat unfortunately, while I'm job-hunting. The only reason I built the Teletraan was that I needed to use the office printers before my "last day" allowed in the office to use things. I had a grace period after layoffs to use my desk and office equipment, but that time has passed now, unfotunately.
  12. Hey guys, updated pics. :) I finally built her, and she's big. Now all I need is Casey Kasem's voice and we're good to go:
  13. Thanks for the comments guys, and thanks for posting pics as well! Apparently my "subscription" to this thread isn't working anymore, so I didn't realize there were new posts. Haha. I just figured it got buried in the threads. An update on the Nemesis... Well, actually there's been a big pause to it, unfortunately. The Christmas season got busy at work, and I was trying to stay as busy as possible due to layoffs occasionally happening. Well, unfortunately my agency lost the account I was working most of my time on, and they just laid off 21 people, and I was one of them. Sooooo I'm spending my days job-hunting, but fortunately for now I have severance pay running through mid-April, and I've had 3 interviews in the 2 weeks since I've been laid off, so I'm just playing the game right now trying to find a NEW job. Trying to be positive, this economy blows. I'll get back around to it, I do plan to finish it sooner or later. Also, this next week I'm trying to at least get a Teletraan-I built for Valkfan. We need to do some trades, and he lives about an hour away. :) I'm trying to take some pics too. It's shameful I haven't even built my own, but I haven't had the time or the space to put it when it's built! -MR
  14. Just a little teaser/work in progress: This is the layout of the front fascia like I want it, and you can see the inset portion at the top and bottom (little inset window folds in, the walls and new "back" are to the top right, rotate 90º to fit the space, and the inset "piped screen" area is started at the bottom...). It will fold like the cartoon reference (see below) but I haven't designed the side pieces that will fill the gaps yet. Also, the bottom isn't quite right, I need to do a test print/fold to make sure it all lines up before I get too involved with it any further. Thanks to Trailbreaker77 for the screen shots of the Nemesis. I couldn't have done it without his help! :) I'm basing mine pretty strictly off this reference shot he posted in this thread: I liked it the best, and it felt the most "akin" to the Teletraan, but different enough without feeling too much different like some of the other Nemesis shots. Obviously, I'll be putting my own spin on a few things and fleshing it out with my own thoughts on how it should look, but this was a very adequate starting point, as you can see. Now comes the hours of work ahead... DETAILING this puppy. Last thing I'll be doing will be the screens, and then I'll post them with instructions like the Ark/Teletraan-I, available for everyone to download and assemble! I MAY or may not make side pieces (like the purple walls with the orange circles, to either side of the Nemesis Mainframe) but I will definitely be making it a stand-alone piece just like the Teletraan-I version, and it will obviously attach to the Nemesis Walls to complete an actual "bridge/control room". We'll see how far I get with this. Sorry for the delay, but I've had some downtime and been itching to get back at this! :)
  15. Nice video but what does that have to do with MR's customizable backgrounds? It is a good video though. Haha, I wondered the same thing myself. I think he was showing his Nemesis, which is pretty cool.
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