Customs: MP Megatron face change

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by SamiWCP, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. SamiWCP

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    I've seen a lot of people say that the Meg face was just..Off. Close, but, off. Some people went with the black around the eyes..Which works great, I think..But to me, if was more of the upper lip. Megs didn't really have one like that, the space under the nose etc..What ado you all think of doing something like this then?

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    Yes, the upper lip is certainly part of the equation. In fact, those photos look alot better with the black around the eyes and the lip removed.

    A slight change in the eye shape and maybe a little tweak to the "cheekbones" would do it.

    I wonder if JustiToys would consider doing an alternate head set for MP01/04 and MP05?
     
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    I think that looks a lot better, but the entire head is kind of out proportion in the first place, not much you can do about that. its too tall, and his helmet isn't deep enough (from front to back)

    megs head is really tough to make look right, not many people can do it
     
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    Looks great, I gotta try that with mine. I say go for it.
     
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    I say Megs is way too expensive to even risk shaving down his upper lip. Maybe see if someone is willing to sculpt a replacement head or something first and then just swap them out. Maybe it's just me being overly cautious, but I can see this going bad very easily.
     
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    I agree with you.

    This figure is so expensive and would be such a hassle to replace if something went wrong. I don't think I'd even want to do the "eyebrow mod" on mine unless I had a backup head.
     
  7. SamiWCP

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    Eh, I'm fine with him as is..I just made the change here, because to me, that was more to where the problem with him was, than the black eyeliner stuff,
     
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    Personally, I think moving the mouth area upward, so theres' less distance between the nose and mouth, and the chin looks larger/longer, would help a bit, but that gets into total resculpting territory.

    All I plan to do is add some eyebrow paint. Don't tell me I shouldn't. I've customized Botcon toys, dammit! ;) 
     
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    Any chance we can get some close-up before shots, Sami, or is it too late? I have not studied his head enough to know how he looks different (I have yet to get mine).
     
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    I think he looks okay the way he is. There's nothing special about the black line over his eyes either - he actually has one, but it's hardly noticeable. I painted mine because it was the obvious thing to do, makes you wonder why TakaTomy left that out.
     
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    Edit: here's the original for easy comparison:

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  12. SamiWCP

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    Yep.. it is indeed in that mouth that seems off.
     
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    Man I wish they had just done the head the way the line art was draw for this figure. That looked absolutely badass, and from what I can tell, there isn't really any reason for the head to be this far off of that art and the cartoon. Oh well, at least we can do the eyebrow fairly easily.
     
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    so...now megs is gonna wear lipstick? o_O 

    for guys who think the space between their upper lip and nose is too distant, they grow a 'stache.

    i dont know if thats the way to go.
     
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    i think they actually considered to paint the area around the eyes but aborted. hence the area around the eyes being indented. couldve been a last minute production decision or summat.
     
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    He looks like a pornstar... :sly: 
     
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    He has the cannon for it.
     
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    Megatron wants to rock n' roll all night, and party everyday :lol 

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    this thread has the makings of pure win.
     

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