Minor/Repaint: Earthrise Megatron to G1 Megatron

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  1. oldgodzilla

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    Alright, finally done with my tweaks. I ended up making the print a bit thinner as he was pretty wide when you looked at Megs from the side. I also added a little more kibble and did a few more adjustments to make sure it all fit well.

    Now I just have to wait for the paint I ordered to come in so I can get him all in the same color ;) 

    Oh, and I uploaded the new files to the Cults 3D site so that people that previously bought the file can download the new ones and anyone else can still pick it up :) 

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    Many thanks for the files, I commissioned your kit from a friend who has access to a 3D printer, really excited to get it and Earthrise Megatron in hand!

    Have you considered making a version of this backpack thats compatible with Siege Megatron? From what I remember the proportions of the torso piece between Siege and ER Megs are slightly different so the backpack might not fit the Siege mould as well.
     
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    Appreciate it, I hope you like it :D 

    Siege Megatron is a lot different....if I have time I'll take a look but I can't promise anything.

    -og
     
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    He's finally painted! After a year He's finally ready to go back in the display case :D 

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    Body - Mr. Color, Mettalic silver + Tamiya flat aluminum
    Black - Acrylic black from michaels
    Red - Citadel Mephisto Red
    Yellow - Citedel Phalanx Yellow
    Blue - American paints turquois blue
    Gray on front of legs - Apple Barrel pewter grey 20221223_203955.jpg 20221223_204003.jpg 20221223_204049.jpg
     
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    That is so gorgeous!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Incredible job! I'll be looking at this for inspiration for my own custom. Just ordered a junker Earthrise Megatron for the torso. Any reason the Siege legs are considered better than the Earthrise ones?
     
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    The Siege legs are a lot cleaner and have less vehicle mode bits showing compared to the Earthrise legs having the tank treads on full display, which gives the Siege legs a much nicer look. Here's a comparison between the two legs:
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    Thanks, I actually got mine today after commissioning it from a friend! It turned out great, you've done a fantastic job modeling the whole thing and I thank you :D 

    I don't have ER Megatron in hand yet so I decided to try the fit on my G2 Megs, and it looks downright gorgeous. Can't wait until I have the proper Megatron to go with this!
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    I actually wanted to ask, since you mentioned that installing the backpack requires removing the pin that attaches the tank treads to Megatron's back... That same pin holds the neck flap in place too, right? So I was wondering if you had come up with any way of getting the head to stay in place with the new backpack, or if you just left it pinless and hoped that the new backpack would be enough to keep the whole thing in place :lol 
     
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    Nice!

    Yes, the same pin holds his head/neck.

    I didn't bother putting the pin in to hold in his head. Everything sits in nice a snug and I'm not playing with him so I figured "why bother?" :) 

    I noticed the backpack was done in filament. You can actually use some spackle and sand it a bit to make it smoother. Also using a primer that is a "fill and prime" will help with some of the lines.

    -OG
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah I was thinking of sanding and priming the backpack a bit, but my friend already painted the whole thing and I don't know what paint I should be using to color match ER Megatron's body (not to mention I dont want to risk damaging anything). Even with the rougher finish and lines I still like the backpack enough to leave it as is :) 
     
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    So I just did this to the Dramatic Pursuit Megatron. This will be my default Meg until the SS86 release.
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  13. oldgodzilla

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    That looks great!
     
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