Minor/Repaint: WIP: DOTM Megatron Rebuilt with new head & fusion cannon! Thanks Doc!

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  1. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Let's face it: Megatron cannot die. He just keeps getting rebuilt. This time the little Doctors used Shockwave's parts and rebuilt Megatron, possibly using a Fast Action Battler head design (not sure! lol).


    Anyway I thought the little Deluxe sized head was weak, and I did the hip mod to get him taller. Shockwave's cannon rounds it out, now I gotta figure how it works into the alt mode. And maybe I'll paint it properly one day. :D 


    Gotta love that old iphone pic quality :sly: 



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    thats a creepy head...
     
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    Pyps Germany´s Customizer

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    yes, i don´t like the head too...
     
  4. Naztok

    Naztok will work for gold chrome

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    How d'y'get your iPhone t'take such detailed pics?!
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    put shockwaves head on him... and make the chest horizonal, not angled.
    i wanna see if that mold could make a cool repaint as shockwave! hah
     
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    i think the new head is a good fit/size.....
     
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    What's the "hip mod"? I didn't know there was a hip mode for this guy to make him taller...

    Looks good. The head is scary, but well... that's Movie Megatron.

    zmog
     
  9. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    I saw a thread here (cant find it [EDIT: Here, by adypax: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/424387-dotm-voyager-minor-height-upgrade.html]) which was a bit cryptic but it said he'd "shaved down the legs to make him taller." I couldn't understand from the pics or description so I set out to figure this mystery out and came up with this:

    The hip mod is basically taking an exacto knife and shaving down the squared-off corner on the underside of the horizontal hinge piece that connects the upper leg to the crotch.

    See in the pic, how the legs connect to the crotch area with those diagonal pieces? Normally those are horizontal, and they can be rotated down by rounding off the inside-lower corner that inhibits this movement. Gives him another 3/4" of height or so.


    Thanks for the comments guys, I'm not too fond of the head myself, but I really disliked the size of the original head. And I couldn't come up with another more appropriate head, but somehow I have this one which may have come off one of those "Rock-em-sock-em" Optimus vs. Megatron boxing match toys games. Not sure though. Gonna play around with a few more options and see if I can get the Alt mode worked out.

    Oh and the Voyager Shockwave head is WAY too big on this body :D 
     
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  10. anikenvader

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    Awwww, I love that. Cut down the neck a little and it's perfect! I love it! I wish I had that head now.
     
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