Heavy/Scratch: Another Megatron Elbow and Gimp arm upgrade

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  1. Thlaylie

    Thlaylie Active Member

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    My first post here:

    Megatron Elbow:
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00853.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00854.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00855.jpg
    I tried to keep it neat. The new joint is screw connected on both sides for sturdiness. There is an elbow joint and a ratchet for rotation. It is a brawl shoulder joint.

    Gimp arm replacement:
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00859.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00856.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00858.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00857.jpg
    I was facinated by the fact that the Deceptacons dismantled Brawl for megatron parts, I didn't like Megatron's gimp arm so I replaced it with one of Brawl's. Brawl's arms have awesome wrist detail and articulation including a hinged extension rod for the hand. Sorry I couldn't resist the quad guns.
     

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  2. rmac-69

    rmac-69 TF HUNTER

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    Nice job. That's definately one of the cleanest elbow fixes I've seen yet. And the wimpy arm fix is pretty sweet as well. The fact that you were able to use them from Brawl is the coolest part for me.

    Did Brawls forearm connect easily to Megs gimp arm or did you have to do some widdling?
     
  3. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Very good idea using Brawl for the fix. The aesthetic on his parts fits Megatron pretty well. :) 
     
  4. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    They didn't use Brawl for the fix in the movie, but should have if this would have been the result. Well done!

    Do the changes hinder alt mode?
     
  5. rmac-69

    rmac-69 TF HUNTER

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    Who did they use? I don't remember.
     
  6. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    they used a scrapper-drone
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very clean. I like it. I don't want to destroy my Brawl but if I can find one cheap I would try that.
     
  8. Thlaylie

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    Thanks Guys!

    I heard on Peaugh's Youtube video Leader Megatron review that they used Brawl for parts?

    YouTube - ROTF Leader Class Megatron
    (about 5:23 in)

    I used an incomplete Brawl from Ebay, I like to give these abandoned misfits a new life even if it's just as parts.

    I added megatron's long "finger"? in the thumb position as it opposes 2 "fingers" in the gimp arm:

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k176/Thlaylie/DSC00862.jpg

    I also freed up the middle finger of the claw's end joint, makes it more menacing. You can also see the reenforcement strips I had to add to make this conversion stronger.

    I haven't tried alt mode with him yet, but I don't see any obstructions, the arm length is almost identical.

    For the Brawl arm conversion, I separated Brawl's arm below the shoulder, cut off the retaining plug bit, drilled and installed a screw in the center where it was. Then I cut the hinge from the gimp arm. Separate the gimp arm halves and remove the small fin bits spanning the end, the screw head from the previous step should fit snuggly in there as you reaasemble the gimp arm halves. I also put a bit of super glue on this connection because I didn't need that area to rotate.
     

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