Heavy/Scratch: Universe Galvatron - WIP

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  1. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    *This is my original Classics Galvatron custom that I've gone back to and done new mods to (still a WIP at the moment). Here's the original thread: Classics Galvatron [FINAL]

    (guess it wasn't so "final"--lol)

    Finally charged the digi-cam and had some time to snap some shots of what I'm working on now with this. Been working on this on and off for over a year (since I finished up my first version of this custom). I went back and re-did some things, starting with ball jointed and articulated Master Grade Gundam hands, I built up the neck using a small round plastic coke bottle cap connector (that piece that you have to twist the cap away from)--I cut it down to the size I needed, glued it down, cut and added small sheets of styrene, added a ball joint for the neck, and finally filled in the hole/gap with Pro-Create putty. I opened up the Energon Megs head and hollowed out a small area to fit the female ball joint connector inside and glued it down, then screwed it back together.

    I thought I was just about done, but the more I sat and thought about it, the more I wanted to add even more articulation, which is something I don't think anyone else has done to this mold. I removed the legs and cut off the old knee connector and started cutting away at the waist section of the Energon Megs mold. I then took a junker Universe Dropshot (ripped the arms off for my Shockwave WIP that I started on last December or so) and unscrewed the waist, keeping the internal stuff intact, and cutting between the waist and chest. Then I just above the Dropshot knees, keeping the knee joints in place and working. Now the knees can bend and twist to the left or right if needed (for better poses) and the waist still pivots left and right, which adds a lot of extra movement to the kinda brickish Energon Megatron figure. This is still in the WIP stages and the knees will be cut down to fit better on the Energon Megatron legs and I hope to finish cutting off the waist section and attaching the new sometime soon. In the end, I plan to repaint and detail this better than I did the first go 'round. If you see the different shades of purple and blue on this, that's my experiment to see which shade I want to go with (more than likely, I'm going with the shade on his head for the overall paint job). Also, none of this should affect the transformation--it should still be basically the same as my original, but with much better mods and articulation. I believe this does make in just bit taller than he once was, but it still works......hopefully. lol
     

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  2. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    You've been busy my friend. Busy cooking up some badassness!!! WOW.
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Looks amazing!
     
  4. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    that looks awesome. are those his original arms? i'm not familiar with the mold. looks great
     
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    Looks good man! Good luck!
     
  6. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Looks great!
     
  7. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    yes. upgrade it more, fuel the machine of desire, you deserve to have it, do it. DO IT FOR POWER....

    okay... alkward pep talk over. hope this turns out well for ya!
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks, yourreflection! Glad you like the new WIP stuff, man!

    Thanks, ORIO!

    Thanks, Daniel! Yes, those are the original arms. I just cut off the original cannon holders on each shoulder and turned the forearms around to resemble the G1 Galvatron from the 'toon a bit more.

    Thanks aprim and Dran0n! Glad you guys dig it!

    lol--thanks prime13! That was basically my thought process on this--trying to make it better and better each go round.
     
  9. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    huh? how' d you know my name?
    and here I thought I was crazy and obsessed with upgra- wait no, thats with anime and manga..... whatever. give it your all man!
     
  10. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Great stuff, as ever. And as always, I'm pleased to see people adding more articulation to TFs :)  The word "articulation" must feature in 95% of my posts...

    If you can get some decent ankle articulation in there too, this would be just about perfect. Looking great so far, look forward to seeing it back together and completed.
     

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