So, a while back, I acquired Generations Skrapnel. He looked like this:
If you’ve read this blog at all, you know he didn’t stay looking that way for long. He and his little pal Reflector got the Reprolabels treatment…
So, here he is with stickers in place. Note the chrome antennae, golden chestpiece and the stripes. The tips of the antennae were a pain to put in place – they have some slight peeling issues that required me to add some more glue, which isn’t something I’ve had to do with reprolabels before.
Of course, Reflector’s a bit unwieldy in gun mode for Skrapnel to wield, and has loads of air-gaps in him, so I felt it appropriate to replace him with something a little more size-appropriate: the Bug Electro-Zapper by Tresob. I obtained it in “Purple Strong and Flexible Polished” plastic, which photographs horribly, but looks quite nice with Skrapnel in natural light.
Reflector in camera mode has some shiny purple bits added, which makes his hinges and robot kibble less obvious. Again, I had some peeling issues with these stickers, visible at the top of the camera lens. I’ve not had this problem with any other reprolabels products, so maybe I just got a duff batch? The default reprolabels stickers have a G1-accurate “REFLECTOR” written across the top of him (given that his robot mode resembles Viewfinder, the middle piece of the original Reflector, who was a three-robot combiner, and that when Takara designed him they were homaging the old toy more than the old cartoon in everything except colour-scheme), which I’ve replaced with a plain chrome piece and simple Decepticon sigil.
Reprolabels’ sticker for Reflector’s shiny central disc-like feature was markedly too small, with a almost 2mm ring of purple plastic around the edge. I happened to have some sticky chrome foil with which to replace it, meaning that his chrome “lens” is entirely chromed. Finally, Reflector enables me to make this picture: