Heavy/Scratch: G1 Megatron re-articulated (original G1 figure) now voyager size

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  1. winstonojo

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    Hi,

    G1 Megatron custom built from an original G1 Megatron figure. I’ve worked on some major articulation for this guy as the following pics will show and he does transform into in his Walther P38 pistol mode and fits together securely.

    He is slightly a parts former with regards to the mid section and head attachment but other than that he transforms completely. I’ve used styrene to mould minor sections e.g. joints and mounded fittings/fixing to enable a secure and tight transformation.

    I will be doing another one soon in anime colours. A different approach I suppose with a slightly reduced fusion cannon. Any thoughts folks???

    As always any input welcome and appreciated... Jon (Winstonojo)
     

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. UltraMagnus2008

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    Wow, the fact you got that out of the original puts hegemon to shame in my book, great job. Any chance you could take a pic next to a leaderclass figure, or mp? Just want to know how big he really is
     
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    Holy crap those look great!
     
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    Very cool Winstonojo.
     
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    Cool!!!
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I don't see how it puts Hegemon to shame. It does put the Hasbro Classics figure to shame though.
     
  8. winstonojo

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    I suppose what UltraMagnus2008 was very kindly saying is that the Hegemon figure does not transform into an exact replica or representation of a Walther P-38 whereby mine does resemble the P-38 as Takara/Hasbro intended which is pretty close to the actual pistol itself.

    Thanks for the good comments folks...appreciated.
     
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    that's sweet. Looks lilke a downsized version of the masterpiece!
     
  10. UltraMagnus2008

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    Essentially, and even though yours has the thin legs it still looks great, Hegemons legs don't work in either form and take away from the figure, not to mention the head sucks. Everything on yours compliments each other and says Megatron without distracting ugly details
     
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    As a G1 addict all i can say is...AWESOME!
     
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    Nice work. :thumb 
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    What legs/joints etc did you use? I have a KO G1 Megatron I'd love to try something like this with. If you could point me in a direction I'd take off running.

    Great job!
     
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    Animated jetfire/jetstorm's legs were used
    Follow this links below and how the legs were done will be shown pretty clearly

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/536866-update-2-g1-megatron-major-leg-articulation.html#post7185643

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/543192-update-3-g1-megatron-major-torso-work-hip-leg-articulation.html

    Any more questions feel free to msg me.
    Hope this helps...Jon
     
  16. DavidLoPan

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    How exactly does Hegemons head suck? Do you just not like the clear red plastic? It's the most faithful sculpt we've gotten so far.
     
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    I've just taken a good look at Hegemon's Megatron's head and sort of agree it could have been done better
     
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    I really like both these guys nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Respect to both this custom and Hegemon, although I do have to admit I still do not like Hegemon.

    The thing which irks me about Hegemon are the reversed arms. The hammer and the chamber should be on Megatron's front. Hegemon's arms are the insides of the pistol chamber, which really detracts from the typical Megatron style imo.

    This custom proves, the original style of the arms CAN be retained while providing articulation. Great job.... although I would have liked it more if it were vacuum chromed ;) 
     
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    Amazing!
     

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