Minor/Repaint: Mirror Universe Megatron

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  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    This was 100% inspired by Mr. Derrick J. Wyatt. At his TFcon panel, he showed some designs that were destined for the next season of Transformers: Animated. One series included a set of Mirror Universe (note how that is different than Shattered Glass) Autobots and Decepticons. Once I saw Megatron, I knew I had to break out the paints when I got home. The only problem was that I had to go off of my memory (no photos allowed in the panel).

    So to the best of my ability, I broke out my Photoshop to see what I wanted to do:

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    Vehicle mode plan.

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    Bot mode plan. Derrick's design had mostly white (if I remember correctly), but I felt it needed a little more. Hence the half and half design.

    Broke out the tools of the trade:

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    I stripped out the electronics and made one small modification. Where the speaker used to be, I cut a small piece of styrene and glued it in. It filled in the vent areas so there was not empty space there.

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    I didn't take many WIP pictures, which I regret:

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  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Here is how things turned out:

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    Token Artistic Shot...

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    I made a few changes to the original design. I thought some of the blue highlights in the vehicle mode looked too busy and left it fairly clean.

    The fusion cannon was a frigging nightmare. I tried to get the metallic blue look for it, but originally it did not show up well. I had to base coat it with light grey and then throw on 400 coats to get it to this. I'm still debating going a bit darker on it.

    I still have some touch-ups to go, but am overall happy with how he came out.
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Nice. I take it we'll be seeing more of this MUA stuff then?
     
  4. gargunkle

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    That looks incredibly sharp. Nice job.

    But I don't understand how "mirror universe" is supposed to be different from SG? You say we should note it but do not detail it.
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Brilliant. I love it. So clean.
     
  6. ARCTrooperAlpha

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    superb !!!!!! It looks handsome
     
  7. OOSnake

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    I don't like animated, but this is awesome. In fact, Im going to go try and watch animated ,now. (I tried watching it before, but couldn't get past the art style)
     
  8. UnicronHound

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    I like it, he has a little bit of an Ultra Magnus paint scheme, but it works for him IMO.
     
  9. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Beautiful!

    The Mirror Universe in animated is essentially Shattered Glass, but with DJW's spin/homage/awesome added. According to the Almanac, the planned episode was:

    "Mirror, Mirror" - Bulkhead and Sari enter a mirror universe with evil Autobots and heroic Decepticons.
     
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  10. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Very cool!
     
  11. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I really like this, and it almost looks like it could pass for an Animated Devcon too.
     
  12. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Love that factory finish!
     
  13. OldsCut78

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    Now i really want this figure
     
  14. strangeguy32000

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    Its Ultra MEG-nus
     
  15. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    nice work!!!!
     
  16. Wars

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    That is freakin' awesome! The paint job is so smooth!
     
  17. Anti-Venom

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    The paint job is sweeeeet!
     
  18. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

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    That's awesome! I love how Ultra Magnus-y he looks.
     
  19. Stormvapor

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    Awesome!
     
  20. Chaos Wolf

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    Just amazing, do you have any plans to follow up with these, I know Mr. Wyatt had a Beast Machines Thrust inspired Prowl and Lockdown inspired Ratchet in mind from the Formspring questions.
     

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