3D Artwork: My next project: Ultra class Fusion Galvatron

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  1. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    I've been working on this on and off since March, and is very close to becoming a physical reality.

    It all started becuase I wanted a decent Galvatron toy, as the Universe version is, shall we say... Meh.

    After tralling through hundreds of images for inspiration, there was not many that I saw as the diffinitive Galvatron.
    So I thought why not take all the best bits and make a fusion of all the different Galvatron images.

    my main design criteria was simple, he had to be big enough to face off against classics Magnus in City Commander armour, poseable, and transform into the space cannon.


    I wasnt bothered about the third mode as it's kinda redundent to turn into a lazer gun if it's to big to be held by any other figures.
    (I've never been keen on the idea of mass shifting)

    Minimal parts shifting. Only the cannon detatches and re attaches, which I can live with as it was on the original figure.

    More pics will follow as they come.
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  2. Whelpd

    Whelpd Well-Known Member

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    With those images you could actually make this. brillliant
     
  3. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    I want one!
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Looks great, let us know if you can make our dreams a reality!
     
  5. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    This is awesome!

    I want one!
     
  6. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    Now that is the Galvatron we should have gotten!!!
     
  7. Prime_Directive

    Prime_Directive less than meets the eye

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    Neat. Do want.
     
  8. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    That's the plan! Parts are ordered and should be with me in a week or so.
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    If I can make more than one, it'll still be a very limited run.

    Thanks. Will do. The main thing will be knowing that my calculations for the transformation will be correct.

    Thanks! At the moment it's working out quite pricey to make.

    True. Transformations simple, but a least retains the essence of what makes Galvatron!

    Thanks!


    Here's a little insight into the design process...
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    These are the main pics I've been working from.
    The boots, legs and crotch are based on the centre design.
    The chest and torso is based more on the original animated movie design.
    I chose to follow the cannon from the centre design as it's more sleek and less bulky. There's also space at the back to hold LEDs and batteries.
    The head is a mix of the orginal and the IDW style with a ball joint and light pipping for the eyes.
    The shoulder pads are obviously taken from the IDW design. I know some people don't like the IDW style shoulder pads but for me it was a no brainer. They make Galvatron a lot more impossing. I've also detailed the back of them with missile launchers to make the cannon mode more leathal.
    Finally what was G1 Galvatrons back support leg, has been based after the IDW design to be more like a scorpion tale. This also holds the barrel in cannon mode.
    I like the idea that he's more powerfull in cannon mode. (Otherwise, whats the point in transforming.)

    The next stage is the colour choice, as there seems to be no one true colour for Galvatron. Blue, Purpley-Blue, Purple, Pinky-Purple?

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  9. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Update:

    Wanted peoples opinion on the colour.
    Japanese Purple or Movie Blue?

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  10. Shadowbreaker

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    Make both and send one to me? :p 

    I originally thought purple. But now with these examples.... I'm liking the Movie Blue better.
     
  11. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Awesome design. Though the shoulders look a little odd to me (looks like he's supposed to have a second set of smaller arms). Can't wait to see how it looks compared to other figures (should look pretty awesome).

    Personally while I usually prefer Galvatron to be purple, out of the two options, this is the best one, imho. It's blue, but still has a purple-ish hue to it.
     
  12. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    The second purple is better.
     
  13. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    Second one. The first one make me think Galvatron is going to start singing the Barney song. :lol 
     
  14. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Second one is best IMO as well because it looks like the movie and the series. Still very cool and badass at the same time.
     
  15. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work dude. That is a cooling looking design. I like the movie blue colors. Looking forward to seeing how the print turned out. :) 
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, this certainly is awesome :thumb 
     
  17. Shadowbreaker

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    Quick question, are you ordering the parts in color?

    If so, would it be any cheaper to order uncolored parts?

    Just wondering. I have no experience in this field and I want to know.
     
  18. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    The movie colored Blue looks best.:drool: 


    but yeah, seriously. If you do end up making a couple of Galvatrons, send me a PM because i'd love to own one.

    Also, are you still shooting for a City Commander sized Galvatron?
     
  19. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, awesome work!

    Movie blue > Japanese purple!
     
  20. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    movie blue dude, and can shapeways do colours yet?
     

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