Masterpiece Megatron V2.0 has arrived... and he is GLORIOUS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    It could be a slight variation in how the grey is made. For example, if they mix the grey plastic through addition of different colorants to the base material, and the mix is slightly off, there will be differences from one run to another. If they use a CMYK method of getting colour, then if they pull back a bit on the magenta, it'll appear more "green". If that's the case, then the whole run is going to be the same shade, so I agree with @Jdk504 in that he should source a V1 version.

    I suppose the alternative would be to source one of those 3P face sets and see if that helps, but it doesn't have the neutral face he's looking for.
     
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  2. Sam

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    Those 3P faces do have a neutral face too

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    Man all this talk of Megatron makes me want to buy a second run so I can have a pristine copy to face off against MP-44!
     
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  3. Jdk504

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    I've look into those and they have that greenish grey tint, but the only problem is they have, "dead eyes". Thought maybe I could paint them, but it wouldn't be as good as the factory.

    So I'm still hunting, "wabbits".
     
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  4. Silvershot

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    It’s one of those things that really presents itself when compared side by side - I’ll try to get a photo later. I never noticed it on my V1 until I got the MagTen release as well. The MagTen is colored just like V2. When looking at the V1 face, I don’t really notice a green tint, but when I have them side by side, it looks so obvious. I’ve compared it to a buddy’s V2 as well with the same results.

    Here’s a photo I took of my V1 with MP-36+. I think the green tint actually shows up quite well in this photo:

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  5. Silvershot

    Silvershot On The Double Dutch Bus

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    Sure thing! Let me pack them up and get your addr- WAITAMINIT!!! You won’t get me with you Jedi mind tricks!
     
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  6. Sam

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    Do you just want faces from a v1 or would you be ok with swapping a whole v2 for a v1 @Jdk504?
     
  7. Predaking EX

    Predaking EX I am Power.

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    I have a slight abrasion on 36's left shoulder panel, I was wondering if Model Masters Aluminum would be a good base for touch up. I already have the paint based on another opinion in the board. Before I commit I just wanted a second opinion.
     
  8. Jdk504

    Jdk504 @REDWOLF130

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    "Bring me Prime"!

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  9. Dean ML

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    Awesome shot of my favorite figure - until MP-44 arrives!
     
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  10. Jdk504

    Jdk504 @REDWOLF130

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    Much appreciated. I enjoy your pictures as well. Love that movie poster!

    I am eagerly awaiting 44, 45, 47 and 19+.

    Awesome!
     
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  11. Sam

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    Was kinda hoping for a reissue of MP-36 close to the release of MP-44, to get a second copy.

    Well, HLJ have him in stock with a slight discount, and I decided to go for it (while I'm outside the EU and can avoid import tax).

    https://hlj.com/transformers-masterpiece-mp-36-megatron-reissue-tkt87511-r

    Plenty of other MPs on my to-buy list, but I'd rather have a second pristine copy of my favourite-ever first of all :cool: 
     
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  12. MoonStreakr

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    Can anyone recommend a paint match for this figure's silver?

    Thank you!
     
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  13. Xaxis

    Xaxis Multi-dimensional Traveler

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    @BrutiKing can help you.
     
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  14. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Here ya go. Red painted, blue unpainted. If you think it looks good, follow the combination below: all Mr. Hobby
    Light Grey: 4 parts
    Black: 1 part
    Navy blue: 1/2 parts
    Rough silver: 1 part.
    Please add and mix the paint in the order I listed them in. User results may vary due to tiny differences in mixture, so please make sure to double check before painting (test on a plastic spoon) Thanks!

    Thanks to @Xaxis for mentioning me!
     
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  15. Rfour

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    Pardon but how does one exactly add / measure 4 parts, 1 part, etc?
     
  16. Sy-Rein

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    If 1 part is 1 milliliter, then 4 Parts is 4 millilitres. Or 1 part is 1 ounces, 4 Parts is 4 ounces. Depending on how much paint is used, 1 part could be 1 gallon with 4 Parts being 4 gallons. It’s simply a ratio.
     
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  17. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    It’s proportional basically. @Sy-Rein Gives pretty good examples. I use a tiny little paint scooping thing and for every 4 parts of white I put in, I also put in 1 black, 1/2 navy blue, and 1 rough silver.
     
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  18. Rfour

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    Thanks! I get its a proportion/ratio but I wasn't sure what you were to measure the amounts with. What "scooper" do you recommend?
     
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  19. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    You will need a pipette for getting a controlled amount of thinner to thin down paint, so I would recommend this: it's around only $10, so not bad. I'm gonna make the safe assumption you're in the Americas. Here's the link: https://www.usagundamstore.com/products/mr-mix-ii
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    It's this Mr. Mix II set. Comes with everything you need. 2 scoopers/stirrers and 2 pipettes.
     
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  20. Jez

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    Megatron!!!

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