Heavy/Scratch: ...and yet another Galvatron...WIP

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  1. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Hi all...

    I would have to say this is by far the longest WIP I have to date. I purchased the E. Megatron (small size) over 2 years ago. It was the second bot I started working on, and I'm only to this point...

    ...Jin's Galvatron was one of my first nips in the bum to start bashing, so that was the first influence. About a year ago, hxpunk23 dropped his super retro Galvatron w. some great alternatives to the normal bash. So here is my attempt. Using mostly dremeled parts from the original E. Megatron figure, an original Galvatron Cannon holder, and a sweet pen I found, I was able to get this far. The Legs are reversed and cut back on the thigh to allow for more movement.

    ...I need to find a suitable "tail" part to finish it up; then some Apoxy Putty and some paint and I will FINALLY have this one finished!!!

    All Crits are welcome...and ANY suggestions for the "tail" would be more than welcome.

    UPDATE 2/8/13

    ...as stated in the original post, this IS my longest WIP, 5 years and going now! Started painting him up after seeing hxpunk23's update.

    I could still use some advise on what to use at the "kickstand". Any suggestions are welcome.
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    Kalron you tease.. :D 

    loving it already. :) 
     
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Just commented on this over at S70. This looks great so far--I really dig the treads and the cannon on this. It's all unique and very interesting, bro. Glad I could inspire you and your Galvatron a bit. Can't wait to see more on this, now get to it!
     
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    I would so buy a Universe Galvatron made from this smaller energon megatron mold.

    Top notch dude. Keep it up!
     
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    Will it be able to fold into a "gun" mode of sorts like the g1 version?
     
  6. SMOG

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    There have been many variations on this basic idea, but this might be my favourite so far. I enjoy the little things that make it different than those that came before. Great stuff!

    zmog
     
  7. CHRONIC

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    using one of classic megatrons legs with a tread attached as mines tail, quite happy with it, maybe it could work for you too?
     
  8. thyvipera

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    this looks awesome
     
  9. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Thanks everyone for looking, and thanks for the nods...

    CHRONIC...not a bad idea, only problem is I don't have an extra. Might be a job for all the KOs out there nowadays.

    ...hoping to make everyone proud...
     
  10. chlokai

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    I used a g1 galv tail for mine, worked well
     
  11. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I have a feeling, this Galvatron might look closer to Galvatron, than his actual Classics counterpart...
     
  12. kalron

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    not a bad idea...I took a second look at yours, I completely forgot about it (sorry!). The way you angel the tail in the opposite direction works quite well. I will look into the eBay for a scrapper...

    Murasame...thanks a bunch, hope I can live up to the expectations...
     
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    Looks great man, can't wait to see it painted.
     
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    I like how clean this looks, like it belongs rather then some one sticking parts on.
     
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    K, when you say the "legs are reversed and cut back", what exactly do you mean? Can you post a picture that shows in more detail what you did there?

    zmog
     
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    i like this galv , but in the pics shows, the pedrails under the wings seem not to be able to support the weight of the body. is that right?
     
  17. kalron

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    Good question, I'll take some shots later, but to be quick...the thigh area was removed and reversed (screws up front). In addition, the internal clicking mechanism had to swapped as well (if I remember correctly). This allows for the legs to fold the direction they do. I then had to cut out from the front portion to allow for the knee movement.

    Good observation. No they do not support the weight yet, but this will be solved with some apoxy putty along the rails at the point where I want them to fold out to.

    Thanks again everyone...
     
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    white supremacist GALVATRON!
     
  19. kalron

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    UPDATE 2/8/13

    ...as stated in the original post, this IS my longest WIP, 5 years and going now! Started painting him up after seeing hxpunk23's update.

    I could still use some advise on what to use at the "kickstand". Any suggestions are welcome.
     
  20. rumble619

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    I'm really liking the way this looks bud!!!!!!!

    Have you thought about maybe using the grey grip(The part that sticks up in the back on bot mode) from the G1 Galvatron for the kickstand?
     

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