Minor/Repaint: Vector Megatron by Vidmouse

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  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I wanted a Megatron who was a little bigger, to stand up to my Laser Optimus Prime. Vector Megatron was made from a brown Vector Prime figure with some pieces missing. I reversed him, then added some plastic for his chest from
    a GI Joe vehicle. Made his fusion cannon from Joe spring loaded missile launchers too.

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    EDIT: alt mode pics:
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  2. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    That actually looks really cool! Nice work dude. :thumb 
     
  3. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Dude, that is sweet looking.
     
  4. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Looks really cool, but I find it ironic considering the fact that Vector's head, which is based off of the Autobot symbol, is being used for Megs! :lol 
     
  5. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I really like what you did here! I once considered this mold for a possible Galvatron, but it works so much better as Megatron. I think you did a great job and while I do see a few areas on the chest/ab sections that could use some light sanding or touch up, overall it looks great! My question is, does it transform? If so, into Vector Prime's orginal alt (sans wing panels) or into something else?

    Keep up the great work! (I see this inspiring a few others to do the same--kudos!)
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Nice. Any ALT MODE AT ALL?
     
  7. BitterGMan

    BitterGMan Active Member

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    The head and attachable minicon gun has always screamed megs to me- surprised someone hasn't done this sooner!
     
  8. SMOG

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    When Vector Prime was first revealed back when Galaxy Force was new, I thought that he WAS Megatron. There really is a strong resemblance, and this is a good take.

    The overall concept and the paint look great! However, the chest area is a bit rough... an easy alternative might be to find an almost ready-made piece to go there, like chopping up a cheap toy gun. I did something similar a while back on a Megatron WIP for example...
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    Just an idea. :) 

    Good stuff!

    zmog
     
  9. Stonecrusher

    Stonecrusher jerk to storytelling

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    I always felt that the Vector Prime mold screamed 'Megatron,' so this is a treat for me! :D 
     
  10. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome. I'm gonna have to try that :) 

    Thanks for the comments everyone!
     
  11. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    LOVE this. This is a great example of "having a good eye" and seeing potential in a figure that others missed.

    Just awesome!

    D/L
     
  12. Crazen

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    Nice concept. i like the idea
     
  13. Cybermnky

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    A steampunk-ish Megs, awesome concept and you've done a great job with it. A sother people have asked, does he still transform at all?
     
  14. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    That looks great! I love how well the mold works for Megatron. Vector's one handsome figure for sure. Like other's have said, the chest needs a little more finishing. Filling in the gaps with an epoxy putty and a good sanding can do wonders. Smog makes a good point about finding good donor parts. The secret to quality sculpting is to do as little of it as you possibly can.
     
  15. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips.

    Here's alt mode pics:

    Gun mode:
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    Mobile Fusion Cannon mode:
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  16. Cybermnky

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    I like those alt modes... besides the chest which needs a bit of work, this is an awesome piece of work. If you're gonna add more paint details I would see if you can scavenge more of the clockwork details of Vector Prime to work in...

    I may be looking at my chopped up VP in a new light here...
     
  17. timorvitae

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    I'd like to use that weapon for a custom Megatron I want to make. From which specific toy did you take it?
    Thanks for your reply
     
  18. Stormvapor

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    I am totally trying this! Sweet work!
     
  19. Novaburnhilde

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    Neat!

    Nice work.
     
  20. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.... It was a long time ago but I think I got it from some spring loaded launchers that came with GI Joe Rise of Cobra figures .... Glued two of them together
     

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