Minor/Repaint: WIP Shattered Glass Galvatron (Classics for me)

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  1. Lucs

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    UPDATE* Finished Shattered Glass Galvatron (Classics for me)

    This guy is up on Ebay right now
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...42449&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

    4-13-2010

    UPDATE Final Product

    Here's the completed custom, maybe a touch up here and there. Now I'm wondering if I should sell it or hold on to it. I've never been a super fan of Galvatron but I like to have a season 3 display and Tank Galvy doesn't cut it. On the other hand it would be nice to raise some money towards the next 3 in the Alternity line. What do you think?

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    4-11-2010

    So after seeing ol Shattered Glass Galvy in issue 30 of the club comic/magazine thingy I finally had a reason to use the Cybertron Evac/Blades/Springer mold. I've always liked the mold but I just couldn't find a reason or character to turn it into to shoehorn it into my display.

    Thing is I don't have a Shattered Glass display, nor do I intend to have one. Luckily for me he has SG Jazz syndrome, meaning he is G1 colored but supposed to be SG. Anyways on to the project...

    I used a Blades for the main base and Springer for the grey parts and as some back-up pieces.

    I took all the red parts from blades and dyed them royal blue, even though that caused the white painted areas to turn purple (not so blue in my opinion). I was hoping for a red and blue makes purple type reaction but that's not exactly what I got. I ended up with a sort of burgandy/purpleish color. I warped the back tail end and the parts that they pop into, luckily I had the Springer parts for back-up

    This first shot is of the figure reassembled with NO extra paint yet

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    and one with Classics Galvatron to show how puny he is

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    This is after some orange and grey paint. I couldn't get all the green off the tail section from Springer so I'll just have to paint it. Kind of a bummer because after an hour or so soaking in 91% alcohol a good bit came off, so it was promising but after a whole over night soak not much more came off :( 

    The arm cannon is from Energon Signal Flare. (I finally found some use out of that horrid mold:D )

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    I have to add more paint to the tail section and arm cannon and he'll pretty much be done! What do you guys think?
     

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  2. Death333

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    I like this. I may just end up doing this myself!
     
  3. Lucs

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    Thanks! So far it's been super easy. You should try it. I got the Blades and Springer for about $12 each and after the dye job it's almost done
     
  4. amd098

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    damn nice, great idea to use signal flare's gun
     
  5. Lucs

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    Thanks man. Yeah I think the Signal Flare gun is neat, I always wanted to use it for something. I know doesn't scream Galvatron but neither does a helicopter. I'm thinking of this as more of a reimaging of him
     
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    It's great to see another piece from you again :thumb  I think you're really on the right track with this one :) 
     
  7. bskcollectibles

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    good job

    You've got a great gift for kitbashing. I'd like to see you make an
    cartoon style Autobot Spike next.
     
  8. Lucs

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    Thanks Allen! Yeah I've been getting settled in my new house and I now have a TF room so after unpacking the rest of the place I decided to get that room set up and that got me inspired to start a few customs. The figure is actually pretty much finished I just have to snap some more photos
    Thanks mate! Not sure I'm that interested in an Autobot Spike mainly for the reason that he doesn't transform. Maybe if there was a cool way to achieve the look but have some sort of alt mode
     
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    Being a Galvatron (and Megatron) fan, I think he looks pretty neat.

    Good Job,
    -TF2 :) 
     
  10. BScorpinok75

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    Looks good. I wants one now. Maybe it'll be something I get the courage to do one day.
     
  11. Nemesis Predaking

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    Looks great, I really like the dark purple you used.
     
  12. Lucs

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    Thanks man! I really appreciate it.
    It's not so hard. Shoot me a PM and I can talk you through it
    Thanks a ton man! Means a lot coming from you. I wasn't too sure about the purple because it's not "traditional" Galvatron but I think the lighter highlights speak to the original colors enough
     
  13. Nemesis Predaking

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    No problem, man.
    I think if you had gone any lighter, it would have looked to "campy".
     
  14. Optimus-wave

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    i really like the way this came out, and the colors are superb, my question is why is galvy a heli haha (if its answered in the comics then i wouldnt know >.>)
     
  15. Lucs

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    Yeah now that I think about it if he was lighter him and my Henkei Cyclonus would be close to the same color, which wouldn't look so good
    Thanks. I don't think there's much more of a reason other than that the head looks kind of like Galvatron and Fun Publications may have wanted to eventually sell it in the club store. I know they based it off of a custom from someone from FP that did the repaint because he bought the Springer vs Ratbat 2-pack and didn't want Springer so he repainted it.

    As I mentioned in my OP, I don't think it makes much sense for him to be a Shattered Glass character since his color scheme matches his evil decepticon counterpart. He should be more like Ultra Magnus colors since Cyclonus in the SGverse is Rodimus' colors
     
  16. yourreflection

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    Those are pretty clean paint apps man. It looks factory in some of the photos.
     
  17. Rodr-Evil

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    Very cool, he only needs red eyes
     
  18. plowking

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    Nice work man. Love that paint work....as others have said, that purple looks fantastic :thumb 
     
  19. Death333

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    Yeah, I'm definitely copying this. Final results look stellar man, nice work.
     
  20. Rumble02

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    awesome
     

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