Heavy/Scratch: MP Galvatron

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  1. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    Hello everyone. Here's my 3rd take on MP Galvatron. My goal for this custom was to make a Galvatron in scale with MP Rodimus. So he's slighlty smaller than my previous versions. He was made from various figures and parts, including Energon Megatron, MP Rodimus, G1 Galvatron, etc. I decided to go with a more straight forward paint scheme, unlike my other versions. Painted with Testors Acrylics and Enamels, sealed in a semi gloss finish.

    Articulation:

    - Head is on a balljoint
    - Shoulders rotate, arms swing outward, forearms rotate
    - Hip articulation
    - Legs rotate at upper thigh
    - Knees bend
    - Balljointed torso, allowing stomach crunch
    - Articulated Hands
    - Cannon tilts up/down


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  2. BlasterMaster

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    That looks awesome!
     
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    love it!
     
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    Best friggin galvatron I've ever seen!!
     
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  8. JoeHavok

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    Looks fantastic, and the color scheme is perfect. Great job!
     
  9. NemesisCustoms

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    Grrrrreat job! He looks much better than your first one.
    Mission accomplished :cool: 
     
  10. vrba79

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    The robot mode is all kinds of jawsome.
    The alt mode just looks like you wadded him up into a ball.
     
  11. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    My memory sucks due to heavy drug use but if I remember well enough, I like this Galv even better than the first! Though I personally liked the shiny metallic airbrushed barrel on the last one better than the sparkly transparent G1 toy look. Totally a matter of opinion there though, and either way, you've mastered making Galvatrons. I want one real bad for my classics collection. REAL bad.
     
  12. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    thanks, glad you like the botmode. Sorry you feel that way about the alt mode. A lot went into this custom, down to the transformation. I'm a fan of the 1986 movie tripod mode. I think some people prefer the more narrow "G1 toy" mode, which is totally cool with me. I achieved my vision, so I'm happy. I appreciate the feedback though.

    Thanks guys, glad you all like him.

    Thanks Zac, just wait until jarrod, wheeljack, or wikkid make one, my jaw will be dropped.

    thanks a lot guys, i'm stoked!
     
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    As a big fan of Galvatron I'm lovin' this piece!
     
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    Well for some reason the first page doesn't load everything for me, but going off the first picture, it looks great, :thumb .

    Edit: and of course the first page now loads. Verdict is the same though.
     
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    Nice addition of the rifle.
     
  16. thyvipera

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    thanks man. the metallic cannon on my last version was definately my favorite part. i think the G1 cannon fits this paint scheme better, and hopefully i can manage a small gimmick to have a "light up" cannon.

    thanks a lot fellas, glad you all like him.
     
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    The bot mode is incredible! More than makes up for the alt mode! Nice work!
     
  18. Shwiggie

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    Great work, yet again. I like the simplified color scheme, though I'd love to see one painted up to resemble Galvatron II one of these days...I always preferred that over the "you want purple, I'll give you purple!" idea. Still, it's looking great, with the caveat that the 'Con symbol is reeeally muted. But I can see where that is consistent with what you're pulling off here.

    I for one love the use of the original G1 barrel and it's "pulsed" energy discharge effect. It'll be all the more awesome with a little LED action. And I nearly fell out when I noticed the Jawbone elbow joint under it :D 

    I'm trying to place the thighs, though.
     
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    As always, great work on this, Dan! I'm a fan of your Galvatron customs & this is another great one. But, I gotta go on record & say I loved your last one more than this one. It's not bad by any means. It's friggin' awesome. It's just that the bot mode on the last one was, in my opinion, a perfect mix of parts for him. Now, with this new one, I do dig the alt mode better here. A mix of the alt mode on this new version & the bot mode on the last one you did would be THE definitive Galvatron.

    Keep up the great work, my friend! And just so you know, I'm gunning to knock you out as king of Galvatron customs. ;)  (in the middle of wrapping up the last mod to the tripod section on my Classics Galvy, then painting the sucker up). You know me though, I'm just joking around with you. If mine turns out half as cool as your Galvatron work, I'll be damn happy.......& this also reminds me that I need to update my old thread(s) or start a new WIP thread to detail the last bits I've been doing. I tossed it up on FB, but haven't shared anywhere else just yet.
     
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    Maybe it's just because I recognize them, but there's something distracting about those GIJOE shoulder pads strapped to him. It feels wrong, somehow, even if I like the roundness they bring to his shoulders.

    Other than that though... this guy RULES! A kick-ass Galvatron!

    zmog
     

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