Heavy/Scratch: Galvatron II - WIP [Update: 5.29.10, p.6)

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  1. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    (not to be confused with the old Marvel Comics Galvatron II)

    I've been working on this since taking some time off from Bruticus. Had a lot of shit go down (loss of a loved one) and I decided to crank something out that I've had on my mind for quite a while now. So this has become my grounding bash--something to keep me sane and keep me going with everything going on lately. I'll try to share more WIP shots soon, but I wanted to give you guys a few head shots.

    I took a Universe Springer figure and basically cut out all helicopter parts (cut the cockpit from his legs, removed the blades, and removed the winch). I shaved down some of the original Springer head and built onto it with some thin styrene sheet and strips. I also cut a chunk of the tail of the copter, then cut parts of it to attach to it to the rear end of the bot (this will be the tripod base for the cannon/alt mode). I took a Classics Megatron 2-pack tank and cut the tread sections from the chest and legs, glued them together, and added them to the backside of the forearms. I also cut the hip side panels off and glued them onto the actual hip so that the upper torso swivels without the need to lift them up and down. And last, I cut the knee sections off so that you can see the actual knees and joints--I'm building up on the lower legs to be more like Galvatron (rounded bits, with lots of detail).

    This is still a huge WIP, but I'm working on the legs tonight some and the chest will come soon. When I'm done, this will be my interpretation of a Classics/Universe styled Galvatron (updated and more in scale with Classics Prime and Megatron). This will hopefully look nothing like a Universe Springer when completed (even now, he looks pretty different).

    I'm still looking for a G1 Galvatron cannon and arm mount, but for now, I think I'm swiping the one I built and worked on for my previous Galvatron figure (I can always go back and do another one for him). I'll show more on this soon--just letting some glue dry tonight now.

    Here are some early head shots (I'd say I'm roughly 95% done with it, just need to sand some areas a bit).

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    *Update Below*

    I did a bit more to the legs last night and earlier tonight, but then called it quits until tomorrow night. I'm hoping to finish off the legs and go for the chest tomorrow sometime (if I have the time--gotta help do some paperwork for all the bills/funeral stuff).

    I'll try to get a few shots of the alt mode tomorrow also--I think you guys will dig it--it screams Galvatron, but updated and kinda more "techy".

    And yes, the images you're about to see have old medication bottles cut and fixed onto the legs.....I think it adds a nice touch to the whole "crazy" bit from G1. lol (seriously though, they were the perfect size and fit just how I wanted them). Also, the couple of black and white shots are there so you can get a feel for the build so far, without all the green and orange shining at you. Before I forget, the underside of the tank treads will probably be filled with some putty and I'll try to sculpt some of the treads back onto it to help fill in the gaps. Honestly, it's not top priority since it will be sitting on the ground in alt mode and in bot mode, you really don't see it (unless you're staring at his ass).

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  2. Carnivac

    Carnivac Survivor

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    That was why I clicked the topic though and I made a disappointed 'oh' sound when I read that bit (cos I love seeing customs made of the TF Marvel comics) but I read on and saw the pics and this is looking pretty cool. That's quite a nice Galvatron here there too. Far better than the Universe Deluxe and certainly hugely better than the IDW Galvatron too.

    Be keen to see how this progresses.
     
  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Sorry to hear about your loved one,glad you have something to keep your mind busy. Great start on galvtron,not my favorite charcter to say the least but i think your doing a great job on him and i love the use of the pill bottles as part of his legs(becuz i get a kick out of using stuff that would normally get thrown in the trash)
     
  4. mstyger87

    mstyger87 mastercon

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    nice work so far man, loving it, sorry to hear about ur loss man, i hope u and the family are doing ok
     
  5. reluttr

    reluttr Well-Known Member

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    I would had never thought of using this mold. Nice job on the head btw :D 
     
  6. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Looking very promising. Sorry about your loss!!
     
  7. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Great work so far! Interested to see the cannon mode.

    Will the head fit into the chest cavity?
    Are you gonna try for the gun mode or just stick to the cannon?
     
  8. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    pm'd ya

    and i love how much patient u r in writting all the descriptions of what u have done , i have never saw a post by that was only " awesome dude" (like i sometimes do ;)  )

    the head sculpt looks good ,and i love the old mimic u gave him by carving those facial features .
     
  9. aprim

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    off to a great start! Love the head.
     
  10. SonOfNemesis

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    Kick A$$ Man!
     
  11. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I like where this is gong
     
  12. Jbarb78

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    Looks like you're on the right track, I like the way you're reshaping the head.
     
  13. Demonss

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    Totally awesome!!!!
     
  14. antapp

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    This could be THE best custom Galvatron of all time!!!!
     
  15. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Oh dude, that is is just looking aces so far! I love off the beaten path mold choices and that styrene work on the noggin is flawless.
     
  16. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Yep thats definitely Galvatron. Looking good, dude.
     
  17. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Ok, I'm officially stoked for this, for obvious reasons. :D 
     
  18. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see it finished!
     
  19. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I was initially pretty sceptical about this mold for Galvatron, but you've gone and proved me wrong... it's coming along great! I love what you've done with the head too! Good one!:thumbs2: 

    zmog
     
  20. Crimsonthunder

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    Quite interesting, this has really grabbed my interest!
     

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