Heavy/Scratch: Hearts of Steel: Megatron

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  1. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody! This is my next project and possible BotCon entry. A scratchbuilt HOS: Megatron based on Guido's concept drawing.

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    Here's a few WIP pics since I started him.

    The first thing I did was make the torso. I scaled all the dimmensions off of Guido's drawing with the intention of using 3" PVC pipe for the large wheels. When all said and done, he's going to stand about 8.5" tall (about the same height as G2 Megs). The hip and shoulder joints are from Lego Knights.

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    The next bit was to add stomach detail and the upper legs. The head is just one I made to get the size and shape figured out. The sculpt on it is not that great.

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    And the leg articulation.

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  2. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    The next bit was to build the lower legs.

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    The knees are bigger than what the drawing shows, but in order to have it look normal in Alt mode I opted for the larger knees.

    Articulation pic.

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    And Alt mode up to this point.

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  3. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    This is the last bit of work I got finished.

    Added the feet and the hip guards. Also beefed up the thighs and added detail.

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    The feet are segmented and can move. You can see it in the right foot.

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    And how the feet transform. The toes slide into the foot and it will pin onto the back of the thighs in alt mode.

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    As of this weekend I had a little more than 100 Man-hours into him over the last 3 weeks.
     
  4. funkatron101

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    Wow, great work. Looking forward to the finished project. Keep the progress pics coming.
     
  5. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Holy crap!
     
  6. PrimeConvoy

    PrimeConvoy ShickaBAM!

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    Oh My God... that is amazing looking, can't wait to see it finish. Amazing work man, im only really getting into the whole kitbash sence lately and looking to get into it myself and I have to say I am a big fan of you work you've done. keep it up!!
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Holy, your making this from scratch?! Good work!
     
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    Incredible work so far!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed project!
     
  9. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Jebus!!!!
     
  10. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    You are truly an artist. Excellent work. I can't wait to see it finished.
     
  11. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    Woah..I'd buy that! :D 
     
  12. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Incredible work, thats absolutely amazing!
     
  13. darksage78

    darksage78 Maximal

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    Absolutely amazing, best of luck and please post more pics :) 
     
  14. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really amazing so far...I think everyone at Botcon will love it. You've got a lot of talent.
     
  15. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow man your like a expert at this stuff cant wait to see it finished man
     
  16. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Oh wow man. That's coming along nicely. That's gonna look sweet when finished.
     
  17. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    You truly are a God among Kitbashers!
     
  18. Rattrap587

    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    Incredible work!!!
     
  19. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    Thats awsome! I wish I had the time, and skills... and mind compassity, and attention span to make that! ;) 
     
  20. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Same here! You sir, have good skills! :thumb 
     

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