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Brothers and sisters, let us now rejoice in the fact that same sex marriage is now officially legal throughout the entire United States as ruled by the Supreme Court. Its definitely taken a while but I suppose its better late than never. I mean look how long it took us to abolish slavery, allow for interracial marriage and publicly  apologized for the internment of Japanese American citizens. This country has never been a perfect one, but for once I want to believe that we're heading towards the right direction by attempting to mend mistakes of the past.
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: Disturbed - The Vengeful One
  • Reading: Drivers Manual
  • Watching: Sargon of Akkad
  • Playing: Fallout New Vegas (and regretting it)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: bottled water
Thrilling 30 Arcee by Zigholtul88
Thrilling 30 Arcee
Testors Model Master Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Flat Dark Ghost Gray
- Gloss Hot Pink
- Pink (mix of red gloss and white gloss)
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Sky Blue (mix of 3/4 white gloss and a tiny amount of blue gloss)
- White Gloss Acrylic

I never thought I would actually go out of my way to fix this figure. Heck it would have been the one time where I should have ordered the Takara version. But I wasn't able to considering it was quickly sold out within moments and so I had to settle for the Hasbro variant, which isn't that bad in all honesty. I already tackled the other two generations fembots, matters well go after the one member whom has been sought out by collectors since 1986 and I understand how these people feel. Still waiting for an update to Beast Wars Blackarachnia, whenever that day comes about. So onto the figure itself. I know I could have done more for this custom. I could have done both the hands and waist mods, among god how many others there are concerning this figure. But considering how many figures I've managed to screw up in the efforts of combating mediocre articulation, I decided that someone like me whom lack the ins and outs of full on customization (being able to scratch build Devastators and Predakings for starters) is better off making due with a simple paint brush. I'm also aware that the pink I've used doesn't quite match up with the pink that's available elsewhere on the figure. I tried and I would have been better off stealing the paint directly from one of Hasbro's manufacturing plants. I'm even more aware concerning my inadequate usage of white paint. Goodness I cannot stand that color. You have to apply so many layers and if you don't wait long enough before applying the next layer the whole thing turns into a complete mess, which you can evidently tell by the splendid job I've done with the neck. However I did manage to luck out with the hands, thank Primus for that miracle. That's why I'm starting to appreciate more flat colors over their gloss variants. Just apply one or two layers, wait a few minutes in between and you're done. Simple as potato chips. All problems aside I am finally relieved that I now have an Arcee that can properly stand toe to toe with the other fembots, even if it isn't my best work. It's not the most accurate paint job but it is something that I'm perfectly content with. Next up on the chopping block is another Beast Hunters custom of a character who, while getting a voyager mold, never quite got the deluxe treatment.
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Zigholtul88
Brandon Hoppel
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United States
Current Residence: Located deep within the prime evils of the Floridian Marshes
Favourite genre of music: Videogame Music
Favourite style of art: Anything by Yoshitaka Amano
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Tortoise Shell
Wallpaper of choice: Illithid Flesh
Skin of choice: Dragonscale
Favourite cartoon character: Dark Schneider (from Bastard OVA)
Personal Quote: I'm too bloody old for this
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Brothers and sisters, let us now rejoice in the fact that same sex marriage is now officially legal throughout the entire United States as ruled by the Supreme Court. Its definitely taken a while but I suppose its better late than never. I mean look how long it took us to abolish slavery, allow for interracial marriage and publicly  apologized for the internment of Japanese American citizens. This country has never been a perfect one, but for once I want to believe that we're heading towards the right direction by attempting to mend mistakes of the past.
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: Disturbed - The Vengeful One
  • Reading: Drivers Manual
  • Watching: Sargon of Akkad
  • Playing: Fallout New Vegas (and regretting it)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: bottled water

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:icondoctorvk:
DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Hoody. Have you seen, what I cathead last weekend?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Mate I don't know what you mean by "cathead" but I noticed you got some Combiner Wars figures as of late. I still have yet to find Silverbolt and I'm already caught up with wave 2 deluxes.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I meant "catch".  -,-'


Yep, I'm happy to own GWC Dragstrip and Bombshell. I really plan to get all GCW Stunticons and other GCW toys what are in my list.
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Still not sure if I want to grab the leader class Seeker figures. Its great that we're getting Thundercracker, Starscream and Skywarp out of that mold. But I wonder if Hasbro would go the extra mile and further retool the mold so that we can get some of the coneheads. Seriously we could really use an update to Ramjet, Thrust and Dirge.
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darkcarol9 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
idk if he block me or what but who cares :D
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Coffee--Pot Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks babe! C:
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:icondoctorvk:
DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Yo. Haven't you looked my new photos from last week?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Mate I look at every photo you upload. The reason I haven't commented on some lately, its mostly because I got out of collecting Kreo because of how difficult it was trying to track them down and I've never been much of a Star Wars fan, despite frequent attempts at trying to understand that franchise.

Now I can try to comment more but I'm of the belief that if you don't have much to say then its best to stay silent, which happens to me quite a lot. Its nothing against you, its just me trying to deal with being too much of an introvert and I gotta work on fixing that aspect.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I see. Any luck to get 2015 RID or GCW toy?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Well with the exception of the voyagers and a few legends I basically have all of wave 1 and 2 of Combiner Wars and I am loving the absolute crap out of this line. I especially like how the leaders are well constructed this time around when compared to Jetfire or those from the AOE line. Nice and sturdy, plus the treads actually work without detriment to the overall figures.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
:3 Happy birthday!!
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SharpRealmcomics Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
spar some change! (pointss) just 1 for a old beggerr
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Cynical-Entity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Writer
Hi. I don't know why I'm here. But, hi. I like your imagery in your literature. Okay, bye now. 
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Oh, are you talking about the story I posted in my last journal entry? If that's the case then thanks. Apparently I had more imagination during my high school years due to the passage of time I seem to have lost it.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Pal, you got to see Takara's AOE Movie Advance's all four Black Knight Dinobots tagoal.flxsrv.org/images_2014_…
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Yo, pal. Have you yet seen 2015 RID Warrior Class Grimlock?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Yeah and I wish it at least came with a sword accessory. I think for the RID line I might just stick with the Cyberverse figures considering some of them (Steeljaw) are actually better than their deluxe counterpart.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
About Cyberverse figures, more politically correctly it's Legion Class now as Cyberverse is evolved. I take you have heard, that RID Warrior Class Grimlock makes well homage and call back to original G1 Grimlock.


Speaking of, what you think 2015 RID Grimlock's dino mode?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Well regardless of what Hasbro is calling them I'll still be collecting. Already got Steeljaw and Strongarm and they are quite awesome.

As for RID Grimlock I get a slight Godzilla vibe from it given the stance and color scheme.
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Hobbittzu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thank ya kindly for the :+fav: on my Reb Brown mini! :thanks: 
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Hey, pal. Have you seen Takara MP Gold Megatron?
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Holy cheese and biscuits that Hound looks amazing and......$122.60!

WTF, that's too bloody expensive. I could probably get two Masterpiece figures for that amount of money.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Here is tip of the iceberg www.seibertron.com/transformer…
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Pal, you got to see this three www.seibertron.com/transformer… from Takara's TF Legends line.
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