Minor/Repaint: Alternity Razorclaw

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  1. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    The minute I saw Black Megatron I said: "That's isn't Megatron! It's Razorclaw!". Really, the paintwork screamed "Predacon Leader" far more than "Megatron in fancy suit". So I bought him as my first Alternity figure and before the night was over, he was in pieces.

    Now, as I doubt many people have taken apart an Alternity figure before, here's some hints. There are loads of pins but also quite a few well hidden screws. From his right side of the torso, there's one near the front, just below the body of the car, that requires the side panel to be folded in the back position (car mode) to access. Then there's another one, partly hidden by his right shoulder, deep inside a hole. These are the only thing holding his torso together.

    When you remove these and pull on the metal sides of his torso, lots of things will probably fall out, so watch where they're supposed to go. The middle part of the bumper is simply held between the halves. The head cover pins between them. Then there's a small siliding piece which grips into his ab cover, which is folded under the car in car mode. Note how they fit together before you pull them out.

    With that done, I removed Megatron's head but slicing along the gap between the front and back (cover) parts. There are four plastic pins holding it together and they're glued, so you might have to cut them. The light piping is glued to the face and the balljoint is between these two. As I didn't care too much to save the head, I just wedged a blade between and tore them apart.

    Then I replaced the head with a Classic Grimlock head with the bottom post sawn off and a 4 mm hole drilled exactly where it was. It fits perfectly with side to side articulation.

    I wanted to keep as much as possible of the original paintwork as it fit that well to begin with, but I added more gold to his shoulders and painted over the dull bronzish gold with a burnished gold. All in all, a very easy mod to make a weird repaint into the character it screamed to be.
     

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  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Wow, that works so well.
    Damnit, now I have a reason to want the Black Alternity Megs.
     
  3. jaiba6

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    That actually did work out, Nice work man, and awesome idea for the predacon, keep up the big work.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That rocks hard!!!
     
  5. BScorpinok75

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    Brilliant job!
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I didn't initially like Black Alternity Megs, but as Razorclaw, it's given me a whole new insight. Looks badass, man. We should have him bite into my Alternity Megs, just like in the G1 comics. =)
     
  7. ssg4life

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    that is bad-ass!
     
  8. StuntPrime35

    StuntPrime35 Dreads for life

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    ahh! I wouldn't even repaint this. How much did u pay? $40? Well, hope it's worth it to u because from here it looks stunning!
     
  9. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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  10. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    I paid about $50 including shipping and it was well worth it. I love Razorclaw but since he keeps getting lousy toys I have to make them myself :D 
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Absolutely brilliant idea. Love it, love it, love it. Looking at it, I would never have thought of any other character than Razorclaw. Well worth kitbashing an expensive figure!

    Plus it's nice to see Razorclaw get some "samurai" love. It totally fits him.

    zmog
     
  12. TTT

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    It works !!! :thumbs2: 
     
  13. 46+2

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    fantastic paint job! that works great!
     
  14. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    It's been said before, but, that is brilliant! I picked up Black Megs because I'm a sucker for black repaints, but this puts him in a whole new light. Great work sir!
     
  15. Demonss

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    Wow I like that a lot!
    I look at diamond black alternity megatron and see Bludgeon..
     
  16. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    that looks looks sharp
     
  17. Acteon

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    Very, very tasty. Nice work sir!
     
  18. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Excellent work, looks great.

    I really liked the look of the black Alternity Megs in photos, but was disappointed by it "in person" (so much so, I sold it on & kept the silver version) - the point of this ramble being, somehow your take on it looks so much better, as another & more appropriate character. Fantastic mould, gotta love Alternity.
     

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