Minor/Repaint: Call me a hypocrite... Painted movie Megs, HUGE improvement...

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  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Well, as much as I adore Movie Megatron as is, I couldn't get over how cool he looked in the movie stills and trailers. And as much as I can see why Hasbro thought the blue looked good, I did not. Bear in mind, the sliver is actually a little darker, it's just shiny.

    And so I give you: MEGATRON!!!

    EDIT: Completed version:
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    Original:

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    Posed to show contrast.
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    Back detail. (AKA vehicle wings and nosecone)
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    He does transform, just didn't bother to do so. The paint I used was a mix of arcrylic black and silver, it dries to a nice rubbery consistency.

    Well, there you go.
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Thats fantasic man! The lack of paint is my biggest gripe with Megs. As soon as I get some practice painting my Classics Seekers, I might have to do something like this myself.
     
  3. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I assume the bluish parts in the picture are unpainted plastic, correct?
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks A TON better. Now clip the fairy wings and you'll have a winner.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Yeah, I need to give it another coat, though that won't take long.
     
  6. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    The silver look a lot better. Do more. The less of the blue plastic showing the better. Even the pink clear plastic would look better black or silver.

    Nice work.

    If I happen to find a Megatron on clearance in the future, I'll give him the silver treatment for sure.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    [​IMG]
    Second coat (still drying) and painted wings. (really shiny!)
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    The fairy wings will go for sure, they stand out too much now.
     
  9. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    You could paint them, But clipping them seems to be the eaiser choice.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I'll paint them, I don't want to damage it.
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    If he came the way you have him in the second pic (sans wings), I would totally buy him.
     
  12. Jimmyjimjim

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    Wow, that looks really good! A shame they didn't do something like that in the first place, they could've used the same finish as Robovision Prime.
     
  13. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that i like
     
  14. thoughtcrime

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    Wicked, a huge improvement. Great work. He doesn't look like a test shot anymore.
     
  15. NGW

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    See...see? See how big of a difference that makes?

    THAT! That I would buy.
     
  16. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    A little paint app goes along way....I'll definitely buy that!
     
  17. NGW

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    Oh...and since I can't resist the opportunity, and you requested it.

    HYPOCRITE! Hypocrite! I call hypocrisy on thee!
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    When I said "Call me a hypocrite", I didn't mean actually call me a hypocrite.;) 

    Plus, It's not really hypocicy since I never said I liked the colours. However, I did state he was perfect before.
     
  19. Waveride

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    Whats with the stupid pink on the movie figurine?
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    He wants to feel pretty?

    Got vehicle mode pics. I thought the paint would scratch, it didn't!

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