Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scaleface, Feb 22, 2012.
I've been looking to get a CHUG Galvatron for a while but am not a fan of TR Galvatron's creepy facemask. I know there are shapeways replacement heads out there that might do the trick, but they would require some good sanding and paint matching to make it look good. I am not convinced I could do a good job with it.
On another note, has Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, Sweeps, etc... ever been released all in the same shade of purple? I've hesitated to get any of them up until now because they are all different colors, even within Hasbro/TakaraTomy releases.
Can anyone recommend a group that works well together color-wise and in voyager/deluxe scale? (non MP) Mainline or 3P releases, as long as I can put them in a group on my shelf and have them match.
Thanks in advance!
You may want to revisit that. The smooth or smoothest fine detail plastic doesn't need any sanding, at least to my eye. I got my Galvatron head in smooth and I think it looks good being painted just after a quick wash. A lot of people who've done this mod agree that the Painter's brand purple paint marker is a super close match to Galvatron's body and it worked well for me. The hardest part of installing the replacement head was pulling the torso apart to swap out the mask assembly for the new neck unit, which isn't that hard. I got that piece in the white flexible and painted it silver, which still looks good without sanding.
I still want a head, but stuck with how damn pricey it is to get one shipped downunder.
Would you mind postng the name and link to the parts you bought?
And a picture of your one please? Im terrible at painting and that has also kept me from getting one.
That does stink. I wish they'd have some global partners so it would be easier for you. Here are the pieces I got:
Transforming Neck Unit for TR Galvatron by energonhotshot04 on Shapeways
Alternate Head (2.0) for Titans Return Galvatron by energonhotshot04 on Shapeways
In the picture I've attached, there are some imperfections in the paint that generally aren't too visible. You can see them very well in the close-up, though. Those were my fault and happened because I was painting to take my mind off some bad family stuff at the time. As a result, I got sloppy with a couple of my projects. I'll fix it at some point with some minor wet sanding and touch up the paint. The parts themselves were very smooth.
Last few of these heads are available you will have to move fast as once they are gone they are no more. Renderform's head and faces turn a sad sorry mess into a total win farm.
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Toyhax probably has the best overall replacement helmet that can still store in the chest. Better quality than the 3d printed stuff out there (I have had many bad experiences with Shapeway stuff breaking or not fitting right). You don't need to paint it either, although I would recommend spraying it with (Tamiya) clear coats to make it "shiny" to match the toy as it comes matte. They sell versions for TR and Legends Galvatron.
Toyhax - Home of Reprolabels, Cobrastickers, & Toy Stages. Labels & stickers for Transformers & GI Joe, toy upgrades, & more. - Toyhax.com
This is what my Legends Galvatron looks like with the Toyhax helmet and labels. I made my own custom cannon for him as well:
Various mods (of mods), custom stuff
In terms of groups, you should just stick to only getting Legends (lighter color scheme) or only getting TR (darker color schemes). TR Galvatron and Cyclonus appear to match fairly well with their shade of purple. Scourge and the Sweeps will never match because they were never meant to be purple. Legends Galvatron and Cyclonus are complementary to each other. Collecting Legends style is more expensive (especially with Cyclonus only being available in the Grand Galvatron set).
Thanks! I just realized that Galvatron/Cyclonus never matched Scourge and the sweeps. Somehow in my distorted memory I thought they were all the same shade of purple.
The toyhax kit does a decent job at creating the a Galvatron head silhouette, but I think the facesculpt still has a strange babyface look to me, which turns me off to it. My opinion is slowly changing though, maybe if I wait long enough, they'll all get some refresh in this WFC trilogy.
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wreck and rule!!! got my 3p rack 'n' ruin figure in today so my wreckers are one step closer to a full on lineup! main one missing now is impactor who is coming out in a month! my group is a bit cross continuity, but thats how I like it. might also try and figure out a rotorstorm. any other prominent wreckers missing from my lineup? i know magnus is sometimes a wrecker but I dont personally really count him, he's more of a consultant/oversight kind of figure for the wreckers to me. and lifeline is in there due to her association with the wreckers in funpubs stuff fixing counterpunch
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