Minor/Repaint: Classics Megatron

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  1. spoonman

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    MEGATRON was in desparate need of attention (OBVIOUSLEY!!!) so I molded him a completely new chest and codpiece as well as modified his head and added a barrel. (This custom was inspired by another custom done some time ago, I'm sorry I cant remember where I saw it but credit is due to you if you're out there!) The indents in his shoulders were filled in too. Megatron was always very simple in his appearance. I'm really quite proud of this one specifically the chest. The decal I used for his abs is from a G1 Meg front barrel decal cut to fit recessed. NO MORE PURPLEEE-NEON-GREEN-ORANGE MUCK-UP!
     

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  2. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Holy motherload.....this reeks all kinds of awesome!
     
  3. big hank

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    Thank you for splitting your previous thread! Now we can :drool:  over them all separately! This Megs is sooo awesome, I for sure will nick some of your ideas when I upgrade mine! I actually prefer the looks of yours to the MP version, yours is stouter, more powerful looking! Does the new barrel stay on during the TFing? Either way just a great take on Megatron!:thumb :thumb 
     
  4. spoonman

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    Hank you Thank!!! You too Tcracker. Hank you very much!
    The barrel parts forms. I made an attatchment using styrene so it will fit into his existing stubbier barrel. When he is in bot mode, the barrel has an existing peg on it that fits perfectly into a screw hole on the trigger guard folded behind the back. I think that the barrel is a little slim for the figure but it seems to work wonders in bot mode.
     
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    that is flippin amazing
     
  6. big hank

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    I don't. It actually seems to streamline the gun mode and make it seem larger at the same time! And in a retro kinda way it looks like a futuristic revolver ( I know, retro and futuristic?) Slap some woodgrain handles on it and make it blued steel and we can have a Steampunk version of Megs!:thumb 
     
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    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Dude, that is very impressive. Great job, Spoonman.
     
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    wow man thats is killer.
     
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    One of if not the best Classic Megatrons I've seen. One critique I have though is that since you filled in the shoulder details, it creates this contrast between the level of detail on the chest/shoulders vs the rest of his body. The chest and shoulders are very smooth G1-ish, but the rest of his body still retains a lot of textural details.
     
  10. Nemesis Predaking

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    That chest mod is wicked sick.
    Makes me want to redo my Classics Megs all over again.
     
  11. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    That's cool, massive improvement over the original. Great job.
     
  12. plowking

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    If they would have released him like this, I would have kept the one I had in tact.

    Nice job. :thumb 
     
  13. spoonman

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    That was my hang up with it too. I wanted to fill in the leg detail with styrene and milliput or at least scribe the shoulders to balance it out but I got a little busy. I'm glad I'm not the only one whom that bothered. I may get to it.
     
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    I gotta try that.
     
  15. mampy

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    great g1 homage!
     

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