Minor/Repaint: "Galva-Tank" Spasma

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  1. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    I love me some Titanmasters. Well, Headmasters really -- the Japanese style idea of them, to be specific. Anyway, since the original Apeface Transtector is now a pet/jet/gun, I figured Spasma needs a new one.

    Meanwhile, I never liked the Generations Galvatron mold -- really, who did? But as it turns out, the purple on the face of Titans Return Spasma ("Apeface") is a perfect match for GenGalv. To complement the toy's orange "skeleton," I swapped out the head and arms of Infinitus. They're not a perfect color match, but they're close. (Worth noting: the other purple parts on TR Apeface/Spasma is a slightly lighter shade than the back/face and the GenGalv toy.)

    Of course, Headmasters are supposed to have a way to drive their Transtectors. As it turns out, GenGalv's right arm can be folded out in tank mode to serve as a sort of seat for a Titanmaster. It's not perfect; and the missile launcher serves as Spasma's seat back, but it works well enough for me.

    Anyway, I removed GenGalv's head, drilled a hole in the orange base, and plugged Spasma into it. Easy custom. In addition I drilled a 5mm hole in the left hand, so as to be able to hold mini-Apeface in gun mode. Sadly, the wrist is too loose to support the gun, it keeps flopping down. Gotta reinforce it somehow. Oh, I also stickered over the tampographed "GALV-25," and painted silver over the red abs to match the other silver highlights (and to do away with the only remaining feature that screamed "Galvatron").

    I might change Spasma's arms and head back to his originals, I dunno.
     

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  2. Heckfire

    Heckfire General Patton vonJesus-Bot 2.0

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    That's pretty good. I like it!
     
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  3. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Thanx man. I know it's a bit of a lazy/ghetto custom, but I like 'em fast and easy. The less paint the better!
     
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  4. Murasame

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    That looks cool!
     
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  5. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Nice work, shame it's such a terrible figure though. Never could get mine to stand right
     
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  6. batmanprime

    batmanprime Omega-con

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    In friggin genius!
     
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  7. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Gen Galvy gets a bum rap IMO. This is a fun custom!
     
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  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    What great way to breathe life into an old mold. Nice work!
     
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  9. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Thank you gents! I'm glad you dig it. Super-easy custom to do, too. I'm thinking I might remove the sorta ghetto stickers from over the "Galv-25"... Maybe use a different set of stickers, or maybe just leave the original GALV-25. Like, perhaps Spasma inherited Galvatron's discarded Generations body? (At a lesser power level of course.)