Heavy/Scratch: TFP megatron arm cannon WIP

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  1. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    Started painting up my megs, after breaking him trying to remove his backpack pins, and noticed something I had laying on my desk. It's just a $4 clip on book light I got at target that was about the perfect size.

    I just cut off the clip part and adjusted meg's arm to fit the angled post. I filled the hole in his arm with green stuff, pushed the post in, and let it dry, now it's a perfect fit!

    I also started adding some styrene to make the points near the rear of the cannon. It's my first time working with styrene so it's definitely a learning experience. I still need to do the bottom half of the styrene before painting.

    I also used my dremel to clear out the little nubs inside his old cannon tip and it fits over the end perfectly now. I added some coats of clear red and blue to the lens and it gives off this nice purple glow now.

    Megs still needs some paint and I used the pieces of his wing/backpack to build him a new back so he doesn't look so bare. i'll show that with the finished product.

    Let me know what you think, I wasn't happy with my last try so I really think this is tons better.
     

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  2. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    That works perfect! Nice that it sits closer to the arm. Good job on the paint as well.
     
  3. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    Thats freaking awsome..What kind of book light is it?? How long ago did you grab it.?? I plan on doing this also LOL
     
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  4. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    not sure what brand but target around here always has them on the book isle endcaps.
     
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    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    Cool will check it out today. I wasnt sure if it was something you got a while ago that might have been discontinued or something like that LOL
     
  6. knightwind12

    knightwind12 Well-Known Member

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    dude sweetness you should check out my cannon
     
  7. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    is the light any heavier than the stock cannon?
     
  8. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    I think the stock fusion cannon is actually heavier.
     
  9. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    really? the light cannon is lighter than megatron?
     
  10. Kylehudson14

    Kylehudson14 On when I'm on

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    :jawdropper:  That really looks perfect. The cannon is just... WOW!
     
  11. lhandlott

    lhandlott Well-Known Member

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    Ebay:
    I havs tons of those lights I get them at the dollar store , they have lots of different types with different types of led nd colors
     
  12. Tarrn

    Tarrn Bikeformer Fanboy

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  13. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    I glued the blade weapon together, drilled a hole about halfway through the handle area, and glued in a 5 mm peg. plugs right in under the cannon.
     
  14. Cogar

    Cogar Follower of the Code

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    Thank you for the links! :thumb 
     
  15. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    some of the lights in the ebay links look even better! The shape is a lot nicer with the large pointy button at the back.
     
  16. tb-1599

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    any updates?
     
  17. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Haha, I'm using that exact same booklight on my Megatron cannon. Found it at Dollar Tree a couple years ago.

    Good work, btw.
     

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