Non-TF: Power Rangers Megazord

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  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    I present to you a figure that has been in the works for quite some time. As a kid, I loved Power Rangers and the coolest figure you could own was the Deluxe Megazord. Sadly, it is the epitamy of a plastic brick with only 6 POA. I've always wanted to articulate one, but they are too expensive and there is no way I'm ever cutting up mine.

    Years pass.

    In 2010, Bandai decides to create all new molds of the original Power Rangers and releases a new deluxe megazord. I buy it, cut it up, and paint it.....over a 6 month period. The base figure has 8 POA (being lenient) my improved version has 21 POA. Yeah, cool, right?

    Here's a breakdown:

    T-Rex:
    Basecoated black
    Drybrushed with Games Workshop Codex Grey, Chainmail Silver, Chaos Black, Blood Red, and Enchanted Blue
    Megazord head put on ball joint
    Crotch dremeled out and replaced with one from a Lego Knights Kingdom figure. Ratchet joints embedded in hips allow forward, backward, and outward motion.

    Mammoth:
    Some parts base coated black
    Drybrushed with Chaos Black, Codex Grey, and Chainmail Silver
    Sliding mechanism added to shoulders allowing an "in and out" motion
    Shoulders put on balljoints
    Arms from Transformers Cybertron Defense Red Alert were used to allow bicep rotation, elbow movement, and the hands were used for a 360 degree rotation.

    Triceratops:
    Basecoated black
    Drybrushed Midnight Blue, Enchanted Blue, Blood Red, and Chainmail Silver
    Head put on ball joint

    Sabertooth Tiger:
    Basecoated black
    Drybrushed with Codex Grey, Chainmail Silver, Chaos Black, Golden Yellow, and Sunburst Yellow
    Head put on ball joint
    Front legs cut off-grafted on a set from a Voltron lion. Adds 4 POA total

    Pteradactyl:
    Basecoated black
    Drybrushed Chaos Black, Codex Grey, Blood Red


    Well, that's it guys. Remember that this isn't just one custom, it's 5-in-1. Not only did I have to consider how it looked as a Megazord, but I had to factor in the transformation to five seperate figures as well.

    Oh, and the base was cut up from a Bakugan board. Basecoated black, sprayed with Krylon Fusion Metallic Silver, and the black details were Games Workshop Chaos Black.

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  2. Vincymon

    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    WICKED !!!

    Well done mate !!

    If you could make the timeforce megazord articulate ... you would be my hero.

    Up to this day, the timeforce megazord remains my favourite of all time !

    Seriously, how the planes are able to form to DISTINCT robots with two different colour schemes.... is pure imaginative genius !!!
     
  3. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    That;'s really nice! The only downside is with that heavy weathering, the stickered detail looks way too clean.
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Very creative. It looks alot better than the brick we got. Awesome!
     
  5. peaugh jr2

    peaugh jr2 I LIKE WAFFLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mastodon look a lil' wonky
     
  6. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    NICE! :D  :thumb 

    I like the weathered look on it; it's very interesting.
     
  7. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    wow this is awesome but im kinda puzzled at that picture of ur custom and the stock figure.. is the new ones smaller or something?
     
  8. len_d69

    len_d69 Well-Known Member

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    Yup same here. Is it smaller? Anyway, I have the KO of the original and was planning to do this as well.

    Great job bro. At least I have a reference now :) 
     
  9. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Man, that looks great. Good job with it!
     
  10. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I've been meaning to do something like this forever. Great job!
     
  11. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Megazord + articulation = :bay 

    Very nice work! I wish Bandai's re-release was something more like this - instead we just get a shiny new brick (which I still love, though). I also like the weathering you've done, though there are a few parts that stick out because of the lack of it.
     
  12. Crimsonthunder

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    One of the best customs all year
     
  13. GUIGUI

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    Great custom there, but on a side note, am I the only one to think the original mold was better than the new one?
     
  14. Dai-Guard

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    The original mold was bigger and had a couple details better, but I like the proportions of the 2010 remake a lot more.
     
  15. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Very nice. :thumb 
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Spectacular!
     
  17. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Amazing work. I like how you've improved on the clunky megazord! Any plans for ultrazord?
     
  18. Bumble-b

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    That is sweet! Nice job there man!
     
  19. VectorPrime404

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    Megazord + Articulation = epic. I've been wanting to do something like this since I got back into Power Rangers (Although I'll be using the originals because of Dragonzord). Will you be adding rolling wheels to the undersides of Sabertooth Tiger and Triceratops, and making their cannons barrels able to rotate? What about Mastodon's trunk?

    The one thing that bugs me is the weathering. Megazord only looks like that after coming off worse in a fight.
     
  20. Destructicon 1

    Destructicon 1 Original Gestalt

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    Very nice! I wish bandai would release another dragonzord also.
     

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