Minor/Repaint: Classic Megatron revisited

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  1. plastic surgery

    plastic surgery Well-Known Member

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    Megatron was one of my favorite character as a kid and with the recent release of Takara's Classic Megatron, I decided to update mine. I resculpted the head and eyes to give him a more menacing look. He has a new chest, waist and shoulders compliments of styrene and Magic sculpt. I also gave him a new alternate mode. The cannon on his back now attaches at the tip of the gun rather than inserting in to the scope like the previous version. It looks a little better in person, the flat picture with the purple background just doesn't look as nice. He also has the riffle attachment which along with the detachable wings transforms into a gun implacement. I was going to highlite/wash the groves in the riffle attachment and scope with silver to bring out the small details, but like most of my projects, I get burned out and just want to finish it. Things I have left to do is to insert a pin into the right hand to allow it to rotate (he looks retarded holding the fusion cannon with the hand upside down) and making an energon mace. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
     

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  2. Viagra Prime

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    very nice! Did you do anything to the legs too? It seems longer somehow.
     
  3. plastic surgery

    plastic surgery Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I didn't do anything to the legs, but it does look too long. I've been trying to figure out a way to cut out about 4mm from the legs, but can't do it without altering the alternate mode. I was thinking about doing a telescoping legs to reduces his leg length, but haven't figured out the engineering for that with the existing space in his legs.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    very very nice, especially the platform cannon. Nice to see Megs look a little more Emo. Damn nice work, man.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I like it, even the rifle-mode, which I was dubious about to be honest. I think that my only complaint is the pistol-mode's barrel. I think for it to fit better with the rest of the gun, that the barrel should be blockier. Think squared, but with the corners rounded off.
     
  6. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Agreed, although I can overlook it seeing as G1 "cartoon" Megs always had the rifle attachments on in alt mode.

    Nevertheless, it looks AWESOME!
     
  7. doomtron

    doomtron 3p noob

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    nice work!
     
  8. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    THAT is the best Cl Megs alteration I've seen so far!
    Great work! :) 
     
  9. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    that is really impressive!
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Damn! I too was thinking the same way. Man, thats awesome, ps. Simply awesome.
     
  11. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    Plastic Surgery!! Finally someone has done with Classics Megs what I knew could be done. That is awesome!! I really need to start working with Styrene.
     
  12. Galvatron_Sama

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    I agree
     
  13. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work!

    I make you hotdog!
     
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    Just plain BADASS. Wish I'd thought of that when there were plenty of these little buggers on the shelf. I passed on him then.
     
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    I agree agree it is awesome
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Really damn nice!

    I've seen someone else do one sort of similar, but this is the best and most extensive G1 mod I've seen so far on Classics Megs.

    Is his chest-plate hinged or something? I'm curious how it works in the transformation.

    His legs look fine! Don't shorten them!

    zmog
     
  17. plastic surgery

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    Thanks for the critique and suggestion. You might have a point about the pistol barrel. Making it "blocky" might flow better with the rest of the design. I decided on the round form because I wanted it the robot mode to match G1 Megatron's design as much as possible, that and insertion into the existing Hasbro barrel is a lot easier to do :) . I might have to play around and see what I can do, but right I can't change the Hasbro designed barrel tip since that is my connector piece to the riffle scope.
     
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    plastic surgery Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. That means a lot coming from you since I'm a big fan of your work especially that updated kick-ass Devastator and the Insectacons.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. His chest-plate is hinged. It's not a door hinge though, but rather a two small sticks connected by a rivet often used by airplane modelers for wing hinges. The ones I used are only 2mm in diameter and 5-6mm on length per pin.

    In terms of the transformation, I had to shell out one side of the wing to accomodate the larger width of the new chest. I also thin down the plastic where the waist attachment come into contact when he transforms into gun mode. Hopefully you see what I did with the attached pictures above
     
  20. REDLINE

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    Any chance you could take a picture of the gun mode on the other side, so we can see how it looks with the two cut-outs?
     

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