Heavy/Scratch: 2007 Leader Megatron - 1st WIP

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  1. Haven't a Clue

    Haven't a Clue Well-Known Member

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    Long time Radicon fan, first time contributor.

    So I got Premium Leader Megatron back in 2008 as a gift. I didn't really like it then, and last weekend when I took it out again, I still didn't like it. Over the past few years I'd thought I'd get around to modding it, so while procrastinating and avoiding one of several possible assignments I have to do I got started:

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    • Removed the arm pods and cut post to allow the 'fusion' cannon to attach onto the left arm
    • Totally gutted the wings, cut them to appear slightly more streamlined and screen accurate
    • Removed a lot of bulk from the backpack by cutting out one of the panels. This also allowed for the head ball joint to move forward and give some poseability
    • Cut out those annoying shoulder wheels
    • Removed the butt-thruster thing
    • Mace arm + spring = Hand cannon!

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    I also thought I might try to make my own fusion cannon for him, so I took the alt-mode nose and repurposed it. I stuck the end of the butt onto the end of it and now it's a fusion cannon much like his other incarnations. It'll eventually tab onto the forearm and with a bit of help may have an LED on the inside.

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    Now, as a WIP there is still a lot of work to be done. As you can tell, it's held together by rubber bands. I'll eventually glue and screw the back together. Other than that:

    • Create new hands with added digits and articulation points
    • Adding articulation to the elbows with another joint
    • Giving the waist the ability to rotate, while hopefully retaining the forward leaning ability
    • Extending the legs by adding proper feet, so that he can stand at least toe to toe with Prime
    • Using putty to fill in the massive gaps in what was once his backpack
    • Ball jointed head and a proper neck
    • Battle damage!

    Aside from these I want to just tidy the figure up. I'll have to continue progress slowly as I've run out of materials on poor a Uni student's budget. I can't paint to save myself so I'm going to try and avoid it at all costs, but considering the state of the former wings...

    So, this is my first post. I have a beat up second hand Voyager Prime somewhere which I took to with nothing but a lighter and a needle. Sitting on my desk is a Deluxe 2007 Movie Swindle, a Leader Brawl, a Deluxe Jolt and a few others which could be quite fun to play with.

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    dude .... i hate everything about this mold...
    now I'm gonna pickup a premium, keep that one original..
    and gonna do the exact same thing on my standard leader 2007 megs
    THAT ARM CANNON/NOSECONE IS PURE GENIUS!!!
     
  3. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'm looking forward to see how your added articulation works!
     
  4. Slothboy

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    Never really liked this mold myself, but may have to start messing around with my original too after seeing this. And I agree, the fusion cannon now looks worthy of being called that!
     
  5. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    :( I love it, but he's smaller than prime.
     
  6. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    Awesome Idea.
    !!!!Dod Gammit!!!
    Stole my idea.
    No kidding, I am working on it right now.
    I'll post pics.
    Keep up the good work.
    I guess great minds think alike.

    After working out the Cannon, I disassembled it and dyed the parts black.

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    Moy Constructicons!

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    wicked.
     
  8. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    could you make a wip and tut for the dye..
    then i can use the same figure and same process to try if you don't mind
     
  9. Haven't a Clue

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    Holy Christ that thing is awesome! I was playing around with the arm pods and saw how it fits together - pretty snazzy. It solves the issue of how to attach it really well. Cool idea :) 
    Another friend here in the dorm is a physics student and he's interested in helping to make it look a lot more distinct, and not just big piece of former alt mode sticking to his arm, but without looking too much like yours. It's a bit of a pipedream at the moment to hope that it'll be able to split to reveal the cool railgun-like innards, then have one of the LED lights light up. All a dream at the moment...

    Thanks for the support guys, I was really anxious to see how well these would be received. I just hope I find more time (and money =/) in the near future to put into the guy.
    And yes, maybe some high heels so he can do a proper waltz with Prime :D 
     
  10. capcomkai

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    wow!!!amazing!!that is what I intend to do the mold with megatron!!!!only there is no free time for me to do it.really great looking!!!!awesome!!!! looking forward to see it complete!!!!
     

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