Heavy/Scratch: ROTF Leader Megatron WIP

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I FINALLY started working on my ROTF Megatron. It won't be just a repaint either. I'm doing the arm mod. I found the perfect joint to use for the elbow, that I haven't seen anyone use before. I used ROTF Scorponok's elbow and it fits perfectly and looks very clean.

    I couldn't take the right shoulder apart so I had to cut the back piece of the upper arm after I unscrewed it. I had to trim the insides and sand Scorponok's elbow a little but it fits.

    The next step is finding a way to attach the lower arm to the elbow. I plan on replacing the stupid gimp arm.
     

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    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    The joint looks great. Which style are you gonna paint him ? The standard rusty metal style ?
     
  3. galvascream

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    make him green like the voyager
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    He'll be painted like my other Megatrons. A lot of sliver. This guy will take a while because I want to find the arm to replace the gimp one. It took a while to find the right elbow joint.
     
  5. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    It looks great already! NeoShifters got the job done on my gimp arm. Bionicle maybe?
     
  6. reluttr

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    you should splice on the rotation joint thats on the back scorponoks claw, that way you have rotation at 2 points :D 

    Also I recommend doing the folding claw mod to the flip down "axe", because it just looks awesome. :D 
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Yeah, I want to do that claw mod. Is there a tutorial here?
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Thanks! Now that I have done this mod, that one looks simple enough.
     
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    I'm SOO stealing that elbow mod. :lol  Nice work, homie. :thumb 
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    NO! It's MY idea! No one can have it but me! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!


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    ok.
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Six months later....


    Anyone know how to take the arm off of the TFTM Megatron?
    I unscrewed the shoulder but seems like the arm won't come apart.
     
  13. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Looks great man!
     
  14. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    So, anyone know how to take the arm off of the TFTM Megatron?
     
  15. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    oh i am definantly steeling that so clean and simple you should do a write up on that mod
     
  16. SonOfNemesis

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    You mean the 2007 one? I popped them off just recently.
     
  17. Solrac333

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    Pop them off how? I can't get those suckers off. I guess I can break them off but I would like to keep the rest of the figure for parts.

    I took the 2 screws out of the shoulder but nothing happens.
     
  18. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    well done solrac. I would love to do this to my Megs, but I am going to wait until the TF3 leader to see what they do with it. I can't see them changing his design again. I think that would be sill at this point. HOWEVER!! If they do I will so be having someone give my M.A. the elbow treatment and beefing up the gimpy arm as well.
     

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