First Look at renderForm’s RF-005S Darkwing Upgrade Kit

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A photo review for the previously mentioned renderForm RF-005 kit has been posted by yours truly. The pictorial covers all the contents of the special edition Botcon kit, and has some more photos of the QC flaw mentioned by Venksta. The review also contains some snaps of the exclusive freebie RF-007 kit. Take a gander at the glorious upgraded goodness here.

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  1. XJunky's Avatar XJunky says

    I was fortunate enough to pick up one of Venksta's RF-005S kits at Botcon (it was a lot harder to find that Darkwind bag then you'd think!). Here's a review of the kit for all you folks who are thinking about picking one up:

    Here's a picture of the bagged kit:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-01-rf-005s-review-bagged-set.jpg

    Contents:

    Parts- Head Front, Head back, rifles x 2, handguns x 2, translucent purple visor (already in head piece), translucent red visor, and an opaque purple visor
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-02-rf-005s-review-kit-contents.jpg

    Card-
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-03-rf-005s-review-kit-card.jpg
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-04-rf-005s-review-kit-card-foldout.jpg

    Putting the new head on is a snap. As many of you know, one of the main goals of renderForm products is to provide a means to transform your figures without much customizing know-how. All you need to do is:

    Unscrew the back of the head:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-05-rf-005s-review-remove-head-1.jpg

    Slide the back front of the head off from the back:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-06-rf-005s-review-remove-head-2.jpg

    Leaving you with a sad little headless Darkwind:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-07-rf-005s-review-remove-head-3.jpg
    "Don't Look at me"

    Just a little note here. With this kit Venksta decided to use some handy reusable tape:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-14-rf-005s-review-reusable-tape-1.jpg

    Aside from making the package much easier to open, the reusable tape allows one to wrap the old head/accessories for the figureback into the already provided packaging:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-15-rf-005s-review-reusable-tape-2.jpg

    Anyhoo back to Darkwind, who is waiting every so patiently:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-08-rf-005s-review-patiently-waiting-patient.jpg

    All you need to do is to reuse the screw that was just removed from the original head, using it to secure the halves of your new head (after inserting your preferred visor from the three that are supplied). HEAD ON!
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-09-rf-005s-review-head-.jpg

    Also provided in the kit are a gamut of new accessories:
    Twin laser rifles-
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-10-rf-005s-review-rifles.jpg
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-11-rf-005s-review-rifles-2.jpg

    Those of us fortunate enough to get the Special Botcon set, also got some nifty little translucent purple handguns:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-13-rf-005s-review-handguns.jpg
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-12-rf-005s-review-rifle-handgun.jpg

    Now, as Venksta has mentioned on renderForm, and over here on TFW, a gap exists after screwing the halves of the head together on the final product:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-17-rf-005s-review-gap.jpg

    I usually display the front of the head so it's not an issue at all for me, but it's worth mentioning for those fans who would be bothered/annoyed by the issue.

    All-in-all, I am extremely pleased with the product, as I have been with all of Venksta's add-ons. All of his work is top-notch, with customer satisfaction being the number one priority. I look forward to purchasing many more add-ons in the future!

    Here are some obligatory photos:
    RF-005 with the rest of the renderForm add-ons:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-18-rf-005s-review-gangs-all-here.jpg

    And of course, with Botcon '07 Dreadwind:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-19-rf-005s-review-brothers.jpg

  2. XJunky's Avatar XJunky says

    Supplemental- Botcon Freebie RF-007B Warrior's Soul Kit:

    My wife was able to nab one the RF-007 kits from Venksta whilst we were there. Included in the set are "The Shield of Faith" and "The Sword of The Spirit". I thought I'd snap a couple of pics with our favorite Cavalier (these are for you, Proto!):

    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-01-rf-007-g1-hot-rod.jpg

    Handily, the kits have both 3mm and 5mm style plugs, allowing you to use them with both classics figures and figures from series like Cybertron:
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-02-rf-007-excellion.jpg

    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-03-rf-007-classics-rodimus.jpg

    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-04-rf-007-protector.jpg

    "Sword of Thundera, give me sight beyond sight..."
    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-05-rf-007-protector-sword-omens.jpg

    renderForm RF-005S Special Edition Darkwind Upgrade Kit-supplemental-06-rf-007-ehobby-matrix-rodimus.jpg

    ...glorious. Hope a bunch of you guys were lucky enough to pick one up at the show!

  3. Lbsammills51's Avatar Lbsammills51 says

    Score! I'm looking forward to receiving mine. Thanks for the nice review.

    Your pic of all the upgrades together makes me wish I'd picked up the Red Alert set, especially with the Generations figure so easy to get a hold of.

  4. enter-the-robot has no avatar! enter-the-robot says

    I keeped looking for that RF bag but I couldn't find it either. I was really hoping to get that sword and shield.

    Great review though!

  5. and2ng's Avatar and2ng says

    Thanks for the review. I'm really looking forward to receiving my RF-005 kit soon. It'll be my 1st Venksta product.

  6. barrelks's Avatar barrelks says

    Looks great, cant wait till Venksta starts shipping them. Damn, that shield looks great with the clear Roddy too. Nice to see someone who has a bunch of his upgrades scored the shield/sword.

  7. MegaHavok's Avatar MegaHavok says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Deceptigtar View Post
    wait he was at botcon?

    wtf?
    Dude you got to get Renderform on your facebook or at least visit the sight regularly

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