Minor/Repaint: Dark of the Moon G1-G2 Megatron...

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  1. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    I saw some TF3 Pics of the new Megs in a rusty old "Mad Max"-type truck, and decided to do my own for G1/G2.

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  2. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Wow man, that's really nice. Very original!
     
  3. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome idea! Your did a great job pulling this off. The truck mode looks really great, and totally different from the original base toy. And the robot mode looks fantastic as well. :thumb 
     
  4. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That is so clever, and really well pulled-off. Converting the cannon into a kind of tanker trailer works really well, and you don't even have to remove it to transform him - bonus! :D  The muted paintjob looks cool, too.
     
  5. Vince

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    That is really awesome man, great idea!
     
  6. FanimusMaximus

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    Interesting.
     
  7. ssg4life

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    that's slick, and the head works perfectly on that body
     
  8. megatronatlas

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    :popcorn  grabbed as I watch this awesomeness unfold.
     
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    So awesome!
     
  10. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    I love it! Great idea.
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    VERY nice!
     
  12. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Love it! Also reminds me of the truck from Duel. Great idea and you pulled it off nicely!
     
  13. Stormvapor

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    Thanks mates.
    I really wanted to make the truck look rusted and grimy, so I had used about 7 versions of paint applications, every thing from washes to dry-brushing, but even wet strokes with thicker paint than what I would have used in areas just to add 'lumping'.
    I also used some "plumbers putty" on the mold to begin with on areas of the truck's cab, let it dry, then ripped it off... causing it to leave minute residue and left over "chunks" that made the original smooth mold into a rougher, more rundown looking surface.
    Meg's chest and "abs" are 100% scratch sculpted with some Games Workshop "Green Stuff". The "fuel/cannon tank" was also scratch-built using a Su-22 Fitter nose section of the fuselage, widened, and "stuff added"
    I think I'm pretty happy with what I came out with, :) 
     
  14. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    this works! i like it! :D 
     
  15. Stormvapor

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    thanks mate :) 
     
  16. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Great mold choice.. I don't think I ever really saw this mold as Megatron before, and I'm not sure that I picture him as a truck even now, with the DOTM version coming out.

    But this WORKS... almost TOO perfectly. Even the placement of the fake grill on his waist echoes the DOTM design... except without being so damn ugly! ;) 

    The paint job looks good too... very Road Warrior. The Classics deluxe Megs head looks just about perfect on that body.

    zmog
     
  17. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mate, I was shocked too(but very intrigued) to see megs as a Truck... but I have found that I am very much leaning towards the camp that likes him. It has also opened my eyes to doing this custom.
    Thanks for the comments. I had to re-sculpt that ab-grill from scratch :) 
    And yes the Road Warrior/Duel was definitely on my mind when doing the mod :) 
    Thanks mates for the comments and views
     
  18. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Cool idea!
     
  19. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Gorgeous!!
     
  20. MaxLinden

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    G1 Dark of the Moon Megatron = EPIC AS HELLL...... I rather this be the toy then the real one.
     

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