Heavy/Scratch: Voyager Galvatron

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by wardslit, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    IDW Galvatron kaix version
    I got this commission, again, last december, this actually came first, but the project was technical so it needed lots of preparation time.

    The client, inspired by rainchang007's custom, wanted a transforming IDW Galvatron version.
    so after some meetups and discussions, i took these as references:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    ------------
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    i did this lineart to be my guide on the desk.
    i have to make it close to the lineart as much as possible to meet the client's requirement and requests,
    so i did some measuring and stuff, with Classics Megatron as the base figure.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    basically, this figure's construction is not symmetrical, that i had problems with.
    since it's gonna be done my way, i just hollowed out the insides and reconstructed a new shoulder connection.
    @right pic, the black marked area is to be trimmed so the head details and horns can make way inside without bumping to other parts.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    the new shoulder construction should be solid, the ratcheting joints is a must for support,
    he'll be having a big fusion cannon. so i reinforced it with putty.

    [​IMG]
    and since it's putty time... here is the resculpted head.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 Heart Like a Hand Grenade

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Posts:
    11,028
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +983
    looks good so far.
     
  3. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Posts:
    2,337
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +54
    Im bookmarking this one..... excellent challenge.
     
  4. dhugieboi

    dhugieboi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Posts:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Great start. Hoping to see this finished soon :D 
     
  5. nemesis_primusX

    nemesis_primusX the autobot quick-killer

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Posts:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Likes:
    +2
    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts:
    3,021
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Looking good so far, man! I have a few more reference images of IDW Galvatron that I can post up soon, in case you need more. Looking forward to seeing more on this one. I loved what Rainchang did and this looks like it's heading in the right direction.

    I think the only tip I could give right now is maybe to make the horns on the sides of the head just a bit thicker or wider, based on the reference art. It looks great as it is, I just think it might make the head a bit bigger and more menacing. Keep up the great work!
     
  7. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks for looking guys!

    thank you!
    yep, same here! rainchang really made a storm on his custom!
    i had some thoughts on the horns after this and did some trial and error but i hope the next update explains.
     
  8. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    some updates

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    with styrene beams, right side of the torso is filled, also
    made a frame on the sides of the folding chest part with it.
    expanded the width and made a hole on the center of the chest part.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    because of the new width and center hole,
    the horns are now safe when the chest part is folded.
    right pic: horn tips secured. no bumps.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    more styrene on the chest.
    putty was applied on the gaps of the non-symmetrical shoulders, also later on the chest.
    *one of the challenges here is to make the parts symmetrical. :banghead: 


    [​IMG]
    after a long sanding session + a pack of cigarettes and a liter of iced tea.
    we got this. :wink: 
     
  9. Spyne98

    Spyne98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Posts:
    2,178
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +21
    Ebay:
    Looks good so far!
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts:
    3,021
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Great update, man! It's coming along great so far!
     
  11. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks again guys!

    here's a short update



    for the shoulder armor. i noticed this
    [​IMG]
    shoulder armor folds down on alt mode.
    another "must" that i'll be doing.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    made a hole aligned on the back part screw slot of the shoulder.
    middle pic: how the fold happens.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    with 5mm tubes and gundam sprues, i made a construction that will "lock" both pieces.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    some more styrene stuff to secure the shoulder armor.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    shoulder armor folding down smoothly.
    i'll be doing the left side now then add some details.
    symmetrical arms and new hip construction will be next. :banghead: 
     
  12. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Posts:
    24,519
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +3,127
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Pinterest:
    Wow... the head and chest sculpts are just outta' this world.
     
  13. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks buddy! still a long way to go. this is how Galvatron looks like atm


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    5,152
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +2
    Looks great so far. Will it transform when you're finished?
     
  15. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks for looking buddy! yes it will transform. i'm still thinking between retracting legs(deluxe seekers/voyager jetfire style) or a 180 degree bend transformation for the legs to get a near-accurate look.
     
  16. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Posts:
    2,120
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Looking good so far! Wowza!
     
  17. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks for looking! :) 
     
  18. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0

    Symmetrical arm design? Challenge accepted.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    sawed off the arms. elbow joint retained for ratchet joints.
    SB wrist joint for rotating articulation with styrene, polycap and putty.


    [​IMG]
    hollowed leg internals for knee bend.
    this will play an important factor for the alt mode.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    the original waist joint relocated at the center for waist rotation.

    [​IMG]

    things to do:
    -armor up the waist and legs.
    -SB folding panels for arms.
    -fusion cannon
     
  19. dhugieboi

    dhugieboi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Posts:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    It's shaping up nicely. I can't wait to see how you beef-up his legs.
     
  20. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thanks dhugz! :D 


    midterm exam and school stuff occupied most of my time for the past weeks
    i managed to do just the armored up legs.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    2mm plastic beams are really great for making the frame on this one.
    gaps were sealed with epoxy and tamiya putty

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page