Minor/Repaint: Star Dragon (aka Getter Dragon)

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  1. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    In the late '70s/early '80s, kids in the New England area were introduced to Starvengers.
    Starvengers was a English dubbed version of Getter Robo G that aired on Tuesdays
    as part of "Force Five". Force Five consisted of five Japanese animated shows
    (mostly giant robot shows) and each show was aired on a specific day of the week.
    Dangard Ace aired on Mondays, Starvengers aired on Tuesdays, Spaceketeers aired
    on Wednesdays, Grandizer aired on Thursdays and Gaiking aired on Fridays.

    For those not familiar with the Starvengers or Getter Robo G, it was a show where
    three jets, piloted by people, combine to form a robot. There was the blue jet, red jet
    and orange jet. What made this show different from other giant robot shows was that
    there was actually three different robot versions and which robot was formed was
    dependent on each jets position in the combination. Orange jet on top, red jet in
    the middle and blue jet on the bottom would form Star Poseidon. Blue jet on top,
    orange jet in the middle and red jet on the bottom would form Star Arrow.
    Red jet on top, blue jet in the middle and orange jet on the bottom would form Star Dragon.

    This is my Starvengers Star Dragon and his minicon partner Star Hatchet.

    Star Dragon is made using Generations Thunderwing. I felt that Thunderwing's robot
    and jet modes were a perfect representation on Star Dragon. A few modifications
    I made were using epoxy putty to sculpt the chest, adding saw blades to the forearms
    and using the gestalt head from Power Core Combiners Huffer.

    A few of the details that make this bash work for Star Dragon:
    The saw blades on his forearms.
    The way the gun barrels on his shoulders resemble the spikes on Star Dragon's shoulders
    that in the show would become the bottom of the handles for his hatchets.
    The way his wings can open in robot mode which mimics the way Star Dragon's cape
    would extend for flight mode.
    I painted a small gold triangle on his forehead to represent the Omicron Beam
    which fired from his forehead in the show.

    Paints used were Testors. Mainly red, a custom mixed silvery blue, orange, silver,
    gold, black and dark blue for the stripe in jet mode. This was also my first attempt at
    using an acrylic black wash to give more definition to the panel lines of the jet
    and to give more depth to the silver parts.

    The most annoying part of this whole bash was trying to paint the shoulder armor.
    It is made with the rubbery plastic which does not allow paint to fully dry.

    Star Hatchet is made using Power Core Combiners Chopster. I used him for obvious
    reasons, his Alt mode is a perfect representation of Star Dragon's tomahawk.
    Only modifications made were trimming a few spots and adding the spike
    to the bottom of his handle.


    Also check out my other Starvengers threads:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/570851-starvengers-aka-getter-robo-g.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/570867-star-arrow-aka-getter-liger.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/570863-star-poseidon-aka-getter-poseiden.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/570856-team-star-fire-sword-starvengers.html

    And check out my Tranzor Z (aka Mazinger Z) custom:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/568780-tranzor-z-aka-mazinger-z.html
     

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  2. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    You should do Evangelion next. :) 
     
  3. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    No plans for Evangelion. I did Starvengers and Tranzor Z because those were shows I watched as a kid and they hold a special place for me. I never watched Evangelion, so I don't feel that specail connection.
     
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    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    Ah.
     
  5. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

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    Devilman plz
     

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