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ZMFTS Update Log (2007)

I'm always making little changes here and there to the site that won't merit a mention in the updates log, but just about anything new that I've added to the site can be found here.  Keep in mind that some links on this page will no longer work as the site continues to evolve.  Always start from the home page to find the most recent links!  


There used to be this tradition here at the ZMFTS where I saved up a whole mess of new content and uploaded it all in time for the new year.  Obviously, some traditions just don't stand the test of time.  

Here's where I stand right now.  I've got about five billion open-ended projects in the works, but I'd really like to get some of them finished up and move onto other things.  This is difficult for me, because a) I get new project ideas on a regular basis, but b) once these projects are no longer new, I get bored with them pretty quickly.  Some of you have probably noticed this.  (Not all of my incomplete projects are due to my own lack of follow-through, of course.  Sometimes the Transformers fandom as a whole ticks me off so much that I ask myself, "Why, exactly, am I doing this for these people?"  Yes, I think in italic fonts.)

Anyway, I would really like 2007 to be the last year for the ZMFTS.  This will mark the tenth calendar year for the site, which I'd say is a fairly decent run.  There are several projects that I plan to finish this year, but I'm afraid that if I mention them here, I'll feel trapped and refuse to complete them as a way of rebelling against myself.  (Maybe I'll accidentally spill the beans by way of a subtle meta-message.  I really love that V.I.N.CENT. model kit from The Black Hole; too bad they never made one of Old B.O.B.  Hmm, I wonder if I'm ever going to get that "Children of Cybertron" fanfic finished.  You know, I really should get around to painting up the rest of those PVC figurines into the generic Decepticon jets from the G1 cartoon show.)  There are some projects that simply won't be completed.  Accepting this simple fact can only make my life easier.  



Before I get too involved in new projects, I really wanted to go back and fix up the pages of all the old projects that still had grainy, poor-quality images.  While I was at it, I went back and repainted the windshields, tires, and hubcaps on pretty much all of the applicable G1 vehicles since I wanted their colors to be more authentic to the cartoon series.  This mass-scale repainting, coupled with the photography session and the FTL upload, was a fairly major undertaking, which is why I've been putting it off for so long.  The thing about not having any employees to work on the site for me, though, is that this makes it really tough to delegate assignments.



This is not a web site at all.  It is, in fact, a ham and cheese sandwich.  Heh.  April Fool's!  Wow, I really had you going there for a while, didn't I?  (It completely and utterly baffles me how many fans are hornswaggled by the festivities of April 1st.  As a general rule, don't believe anything you read today.  I mean it.  Toy sightings, upcoming release news... just suspend your disbelief for the next 24 hours.  If it's real, you'll hear about it again tomorrow.)



I'm still in the middle of taking new pictures of all the old projects, but it seems like new projects keep getting in the way of that.  I've announced a lot of these on, but I never included links from the home page, so here we go.  For starters, I finally made a die-cast scale version of Shockwave in laser gun mode.  I also made a PVC figure of White Noise, a generic background character from "Five Faces of Darkness" part 4, as well as another one called Feedback from "Fight or Flee," both of whom share a design with Soundwave.  Additionally, I revisited my PVC figure of Slaughterhouse (a Decepticon jet from "Five Faces of Darkness" part 3) and made some changes to him, adding articulation to his arm so he can pledge his allegiance to Galvatron.  I also finished a Robot Heroes version of Ricochet and another one of Sunstorm.  Finally, I did PVC versions of Action Master Optimus Prime as well as cartoon-accurate versions of Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge.  (Thrust also served as the basis for a generic character called Nosedive, and just for fun I also did a photomanipulated G2 version of Ramjet.)







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