Hello. I have returned with another custom! A simple one this time. It's my headcannon take on Galvatronus and the Dreads. So getting into it with arguably the leader, but also not really, of the whole team: Mindshock. Robot mode: First thing you might notice about him is the yellow in his color scheme. This is a choice I made to indicate who he was before his reformating by Unicron. And the fact that he also has the ability to manipulate others that are combiner compatible also hints to this: And the winner is BOMBSHELL'S CLONE! That's right, Mindshock was a mindless Bombshell Clone. That's why he can still controll others(up to 4 at ounce). The REAL Bombshell, along with Shrapnel and Kickback, are still alive and well In my G1 centrick reboot headcannon, Cyclonus is reformatted from Skywarp and not only retains his teleporting ability, but said ability is amplified to be able to teleport a small group of about 5 along with himself. This also applies to Scourge retaing his Sonic Boom powers(amplified) from having been Thundercracker. They where afterall UPGRADED! Why would they loose their outlier powers? Same thing for the Sweeps. Mindshock's ability to combine was given to him by Shockwave in season 3 after he started to vaguely remember his past. But he remainded loyal to Cyclonus and Galvatron. He is handpainted with: Citadel Abandon Black Citadel Yriel Yellow Citadel Troll Slayer Orange Testors Metallic Silver Gundam Marker Metallic Red Gundam Marker Grey Reprolables are CW Cyclonus Mindshock and his commander, Cyclonus: He is holding the small wings like knives. His gun: Vehicule mode: Lastly torso mode: With that in mind, GALVATRON himself is still his own independent being seperate from Galvatronus. Galvatronus is his own proper independent combiner. They are not the same bot. Next up is the first member of my headcannon Dreads: Darksteel: Dread leader Robot mode: Darksteel is the real leader of the Dreads. He is also meant to be a G1 retcon of DOTM Darksteel made from CW Sunstreacker. And as DOTM Darksteel was meant to be a homage to Beastwars Quickstrike, I kind of aimed for that as well. Though the brown paint did not turn out as dark as I wanted it. As for him being a combinerbot, he and the other Dreads got upgraded by Shockwave in Season 3 along with Mindshock. That being said, they WILLINGLY merge with Mindshock. His personnality is the same as his live action counterpart. He is a calculating and cold assassin who prefers the use of blades over guns as he finds that they are more reliable with no risk of jaming. That doesn't mean that he is unskilled in their use thought. He is handpainted with: Custom mixed dark brown made from Citadel Dryad Bark and Citadel Abandon Black Citadel Abandon Black Citadel Wild Rider Red Testors Metalic Gold Testors Flat Gun Metal Vehicule mode: The second member of my Dreads is: Hatchet: Covert Recon Operative and hunter Robot mode: Like Darksteel, Hatchet is a G1 retcon of his DOTM movie counterpart, more specificaly based on the legends figure which turned into a jet. This version is also humanoid unlike the legends version. His personnality is basically that of an obssesive stalker when he is given a target. He will not stop until his target is found and their location relayed. This can lead him into more trouble that he can manage. But considering how he gained his name, maybe not to much trouble. For him that is He is spray and handpainted with: Rust-Oleum Flat Black Rust-Oleum Metalic Brushed Nickel Rust-Oleum Flat White Testors Flat Brass Testors Metalic Gold Testors Flat Red Reprolables are from CW Shakedown Mold used is POTP Blackwing and head from CW Air Raid Vehicule mode: If you look closely, you will see the original Blackwing's tempographs through the paint on the wings! And a comparison shot: At this point I would continue on with the last 2 members of the Dreads, Crankshaft and Crowbar, but.... I haven't begun them yet. And I do not want to do just a straight up repaint either. The problem being that I have NEVER Re-shelled a figure before. Both the DOTM Crankcase(I have 2 ready to go) and Studio Series Crowbar and Berserker seem as they will fit(I've already measured them) but I don't know where to start regardless of which mold I use. UGH! But i'm certain that I will figure it out. So until then, I hope you enjoy! I will continue to post the udates of this on this thread.