Heavy/Scratch: Classics Megatron Flail Weapon (WIP)

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  1. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Update June 5th, 2010 - New prototype photos added. Check post #67.


    This thread is to show the progress of this project, and to get feedback. Please do not ask about preorders or ordering. That info will be made available when the time comes.



    Hey guys. So now Megatron is going to need his trusty energon flail to go up against Prime with his axe. I've had some designs ready to go. While doing research, I saw some cool designs I could go with. Like having two or three spiked spheres. However, the cost will double/triple to even get myself one made. :(  So I'm going to keep it at one sphere. I'm thinking of giving each spike a different height. The top spike would be the longest, then the ones around the hemisphere would be a bit shorter, along with shorter ones in between. Also, any ideas how big the sphere itself should be? Not counting the spikes. Prime's axe is about 5cm long. I was thinking the diameter for the sphere to be about 2cm. And with the spikes, it'd be 3-4cm then. Let me know your thoughts on the design, and as always, you guys are welcome to share all opinions and suggestions. :) 


    Update - January 22nd, 2010 -
    Two new weapons revealed, a Classics style laser-saber, and sword. Check newer post for photos.


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  2. Sledgehammer

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    Another cracking concept, mate, especially in the design of the mace/star itself. Reckon 2cm sounds about spot-on, too. :thumb 

    Looking forward to the 3D pre-vis, with this attached to your high-detail Megs... :rock 
     
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    RodimusDawg made a really nice one not too long ago. It's essentially the same design, with the only difference in thought being the spiked ball itself.
     
  4. Venksta

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    I'll have to do a detailed version of this weapon to fit that Megatron's look. :lol 

    Thanks for letting me know. Forgot he had done that. I'm very confident my design will be different, and help keep RodimusDawg's version unique. :) 



    So the 3D part has been started. Mocked up Megatron's right arm and hands for the flail's base. Also modeled most of the main sphere. Its bout 90% done. Let me know what you guys think about the shape.

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    Looks great man! I want one!
     
  6. destrongerlupus

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    Another winner!

    Megatron would look SO great sporting this!
     
  7. Venksta

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    Here are two new renders. Kinda of stuck on the base. Not sure what to really do for the design. Just going to keep playing with it at this point.

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    it's an epic flail! :lol 


    sorry. but seriously though i'd buy one if it was cast in translucent purple. including the chains :D 
     
  9. lotussouljah

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    Honestly, everytime I look at that flail, I flinch. Seriously, it looks like it could put a dent into a truck...
     
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    Looking good, mate - think something along the lines of what you've already come up with for Prime would work nicely, but it'll be interesting to see where your tweaks take you! :thumb 

    Considering who it's going to be aimed at, I think that's the point. :D 
     
  11. struecker85

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    this look awesome you should also do the sword from the 86 movie = win
     
  12. Venksta

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    :lol 


    Thanks dude. Went with the design I had at the time, but tweaked it.


    You mean the laser sword? That'd be cool. But I'd first want to remake that chrome sword from the G1 toy. :) 

    It will definitely be done up in a translucent color. :) 





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    Ok, so modeling is pretty much done. And here is something new. There are two bases. So I can attach the flail to which ever arm I want. :D  G1 accuracy means it has to go on the right arm. But in the cartoon, Megatron didn't have his cannon, and with the classic cannon not detachable, his right arm has too much fire power. So I think when it attaches to the left hand, it'll balance the over all look for the figure. Anyways, let me know what you guys think. Oh, one note, my Megatron model is not toy accurate, so the actual pieces will look different on the real toy. :lol 


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    my megs needs
     
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    You know what could be cool if his flail chain can retract and become something like a spiked brass knuckles and have a button to push to have something like a flail power punch. But still nice renderings, V.
     
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    Great job Venksta! The purple base would look good on the American version, and a black base would look good on the Henkei version. We could paint a the Decep symbol purple to match the fusion canon....

    Here's a side request. Could you find it in your heart to make a reversed hand on Meg's fusion arm? That way he can have his fusion canon on top without the hand looking funny. Many people like posing him that way.
     
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    Venksta, I think both this and your axe are amazing pieces.

    Having said that, and I'm no lawyer, but I would caution strongly against using the 'Con and
    'Bot logos on these if you plan on offering them for sale at all. Those logos are Hasbro IP, and I would imagine you are more likely to earn the ire of their lawyers if you are selling something with their logo on it, rather than selling two generic plastic weapons that happen to be compatible with some toys they've made.

    But I think you've done some amazing work on these.
     
  17. shibamura_prime

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    Dammit, Venksta. Now I want real versions of both of these. XD
     
  18. warriorpriest

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    very nice
     
  19. Venksta

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    I'm making these pieces for myself first, so I have no issue with including the logos. If I do short run, which would be hand painted and stuff out of my garage, then I don't see any issue with using the logos then as well. But if I some how get these to the online retailers, then I would definitely drop the logos. :) 


    Thats going to be a lot of work. I don't know if its something I'd want to tackle yet.


    That would require building a new arm, haha. But cool idea!


    Soon..... :D 
     
  20. Optimus Scourge

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    I'd buy that! Nice work!
     

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