Minor/Repaint: 3D Printed CW Megatron Elbows + Shoulders

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  1. grumpoldman

    grumpoldman Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of the stumpy elbows and low + skeletal shoulder joints for CW Megatron, and I felt that it was so near to being THE definitive megatron. I needed a leader for my MPs, so I designed some printed designs to improve on it.

    Haven't painted it black/gunmetal yet, but damn, looks a lot nicer!
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    Left side: add-ons for elbow and shoulder, right side: original
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    You'll have to unscrew some parts, but its pretty much a fool-proof mod. Initial idea was to shift the connecting joint upwards and to the back. Tank transformation is more or less identical except for the gap between the tank body and turret.
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    Had a new idea, decided to do away with the internal mechanism of the turret so that the arms could peg in more securely. Created a new part that would serve as connector between the body and the arm. Parts are non-permanent so you could always swap between the old connector version (more floppy but arms could swivel forward/backward) or the newer peg version (eliminates swivel movement but 100% secure).
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  2. Mr Megatron

    Mr Megatron Emperor of Destruction

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    That actually looks really good, I might have to but a pair if you put them on shapeways.
     
  3. primalxconvoy

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    Looks great. They should have been included in a thrird party add-on. Also, the hinged turret from that (better?) knock-off Megs should have been included in a third party add-on. Maybe you could sell your stuff to a third party company, like perfect effect?

    Also, what do you mean about "losing swivel"? Do the arms not move anymore?
     
  4. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    It looks like the turret doesn't rotate after the mod. Also looks like the second mod doesn't allow for transformation. Bot mode looks spot on however
     
  5. 0NightHawk0

    0NightHawk0 Bring forth the Chaos

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    I think he means you can't swivel the arms forward to form the tank turret anymore (since it removes the swivel joint there.)
     
  6. soundfreak

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    Really liked the first idea. you should consider putting those on shapeways. They'd be an easy purchase for a lot of people.
     
  7. grumpoldman

    grumpoldman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The shoulder mods (ver 2) can be slide off easily. So you can transform the arms separately before putting it back for tank mode. The first version allows for transformation.

    Plus, the first and second version is interchangable. Basically its just a "plug" version which you can omit. My idea was to cater to collectors that don't play to transform their megatron and wanted to opt for a more stable look.

    It was just a small idea I had, and damn sure that I won't be pursuing it any more (originally planned to print out the entire swivel mechanism but decided the effort is not worth the result)

    Anyway, the design is up for FREE in thingiverse. Just download and print it (or send to shapeways for printing). I claim no copyright so feel free to modify or whatever.

    Here's the download link for the .stl file...
    Megatron Leader Combiner Wars by evilkudos - Thingiverse
     
  8. grumpoldman

    grumpoldman Well-Known Member

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    Here's a comparison of the current "mp-level" megatrons...

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  9. foratastyplot

    foratastyplot Xehn

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    This is a great mod. I keep my megs in bot mode anyway, so kickass. Feet from you or another 3p?
     
  11. Radio Joe

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    You Sir, are a true Gentleman! Very cool to send this out for everyone to use!
     
  12. Kadaj87

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    The Shoulder Design wont upload on shapeways due to the File type :/
     
  13. CaptainX1

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    is there a thigh extension you can make for those of us who don't want to use the feet addons?
     
  14. grumpoldman

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    I've re-uploaded the .stl file for the shoulder. Didn't realise I sent the wrong one instead last time.
     
  15. Kadaj87

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    Awesome dude Thanks :)  Will use these on my own CW Armada Megatron
     
  16. Kadaj87

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    Nice..shall wait for the next free shipping promo on shapeways to buy these..
     
  18. benclark1982

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    Great idea, very nice. So the shoulder parts that are now available for purchase on shapways are they version 1 or version 2?
     
  19. Kadaj87

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    Think they are Version two
     
  20. Lord Dcast

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    Dammit...no rotating turret. That would've been awesome.