Minor/Repaint: Cyberverse Xaaron

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  1. Autobot00

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    As i was trying to figure out what to do with my other half of Guiltaur i stumbled across Xaaron. I wasnt familiar with him but everyone was using megatron as a base and i thought it would be perfect for my left over parts. However seeing photos of him depicted him being smaller than Impactor so scale wise it wouldn't work. After learning that he created the Wreckers, and I've been doing my best to fill out the ranks of those we are missing, i knew i had to make this guy. In my searches I saw a suggestion from a fellow board member about making it out of cyberverse Megatron and that got my wheels turning. So here we are and lets get this show on the road.

    Here is my take on Emirate Xaaron. From the photos i've seen, to me he looked like a yellow gold with all the sheen they used for him so i knew i wanted to go with metallics. I darkened the gold with a bit of orange to give it the orange tint for the crotch and of course rounded the rest out with silver. The head of Megs is slightly modified adding a forehead crest hand cut from plastic and a head wrap around the back from styrene to give the familiar Xaaron look. The slender Megatron head almost doesn't work here since he's shown with a blocky head but i think it still works.
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    I removed the tank kibble on the arms and back to give him the feeble, no alt mode, look all of his photos show. A fair warning to anyone attempting this mod, this plastic is very soft compared to other Transformers lines so if attempting to remove the pins with a soldiering iron like i did, be extremely careful. It heats up quick and can warp the plastic easily.
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    With the remaining kibble i made this little drone. i could have made it as a moving platform i guess but i really didn't feel like going that far with this. If he needs a ride he can just sit on it lol. The cool thing about this is that it actually can fold up and peg back in to the back of Xaaron if you wanted to use it as a back pack. I thought about doing this but its a big back pack and i was going for more of a slender profile.
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    And the stories say he transformed into a tank (though so rarely it would probably kill him) so this was only fitting. I removed the barrel since he's a peaceful lad and thus wouldn't have an aggressive tank mode.
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    All in all i really like how this came out. I don't use metallic's much so this was a nice change.

    Thanks for taking a look. Give this one a go if you are so inclined to do so. It's a pretty easy mod.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    I've been thinking of doing this exact custom - and you've pulled it off way better than I ever could. Brilliant work!
     
  5. REM2010

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    clever / nice
     
  6. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

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    looks great!
     
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    Excellent work on Xaron!
     
  8. Autobot00

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    its really not that bad of a custom. the most dangerous part is removing the pins due to the cheap plastic

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    Nice work. I have a similar mod in the works, just trying to get the head right. Will probably keep the kibble, but like what you've done!
     
  10. Autobot00

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    ty. i thought about keeping the kibble but i was just not feeling those shoulder pads for this. you can glue the tabs in like i did if you remove the shoulder pads and have all of it on the back. It looked kind of cool like a jet pack, but it makes it back heavy and chunky like the fembot mold does.
     
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  11. Joburg Guy

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    I've seen many many custom Xaarons in my time but this blows most of them away, seems very appropriate.
     
  12. Autobot00

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