Heavy/Scratch: Origins Megatron Work In Progress

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    08/19/2011: Phase 1-Frame and Flesh

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    One of my final commissions will be the Megatron as he appears in the final issue of the Megatron origins comic. I'm really happy with the direction so far. I was about to dive in with styrene for the chest, then backed up and used Apoxie Sculpt after I didn't like my styrene mock up., The arms are also fully functional, just waiting on the "shell" of the parts from the Gundam 1/60 Freedom Gundam and other parts that I will build out of a lil styrene here and there. The arm has a great range of articulation. Both 180 forward/backward and 90 up down, not to mention the shoulder to torso joint is a ratcheting 360 degrees. Of course the wheel and other details you see now will be either sanded off or filled in when he gets further along.

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    The head I'm also very happy with. I typically get one side of the head the way I want it and then finish the other side, makes it more mistake proof for me. I'll be cutting the head in half to insert LED's after I hollow it out.

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    This is Round 1 of sculpt work on all levels. The chest is much better sanded than the test, but I put more time into that so far than anything else. I think the visor looks perfect, and so far everything seems very close to scale. I think I'll know for certain when I add the shoulders this weekend. I'll be using Gundam parts for that as well, plus some handy dandy styrene. Because his shoulders are so huge, one I get them in place Ill have a better idea if I need to add some width to the chest, or if I'm dead on so far.

    For the lower torso I'm working with a funky mix. I'm using the upper thighs from MP Skywarp and the lower legs from a Classics Onslaught mixed with Universe Drop shot. To give you an idea about the height he will be, the the shoulder and arm length is 5 inches. So he's gonna me approaching MP Prime height, even. I know originally I wanted to go with 1/60 Gundam hands, MP Primes big bulky mits seems to fit the cover art better IMO.

    Feedback appreciated. Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    neato!
     
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    I love Megatron in the Origins story and I know you're going to knock this out of the ball park!!!!!!
     
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    nemesis_primusX the autobot quick-killer

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    This is amazing....i love it
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    this is gonna be slick
     
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  7. Koolimus Prime

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    Why is this one of your final commisions? AWSOME custom, BTW!
     
  8. autobotx23

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    Man, I'm gonna try to do it justice. The commissioner has a very real attachment to this series so I'm focused on the details and staying true to the art. I'd like this to be a near exact reproduction.

    Cause after this month I won't be accepting any other commissions. The customers who are waiting for product will be filled and from then on I plan on keeping most of my work, with the occasional eBay sale here and there. But no more commissions. No exceptions.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm really excited about seeing your wip on this as well the finished piece, of course. :rock 
     
  10. jicco

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    Neat! I just love your sculpting.
     

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