Minor/Repaint: Not the TR Megatron we got, but the TR Megatron we deserve.

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Neekotron, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    WIP. Upgraded the Fusion Cannon, which I plan to install a purple led light in. Primed and started paint tonight.

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  2. Artork312

    Artork312 The Robo-Chuvak

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  3. King Glurch

    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    Thinking of an Astrotrain paint touch-up? I'm just putting that idea out there...
     
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  4. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Just a teaser. IMG_20170112_220234_edit.jpg
     
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  5. shiftypenguin

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    Looking good so far!
     
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  6. RobotKnight95

    RobotKnight95 Unamused and Insane

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    Ah silver paint, the savior of all grey plastic megatrons.
     
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  7. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Energon Enthusiast

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  8. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    Keep on going!

    I want to paint mine so bad too!

    I hate a tease! damn it!
     
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  9. King Glurch

    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    Unless it chips of completely. That has happened to a few of my toys before...

    Dinklebeeerrrrrrrrgggg!
     
  10. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Always wash with soap and warm water, then prime before painting.
     
  11. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    You know what's worse than waiting for a package?

    For paint to dry...

    Come on paint!
     
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  12. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Hey Neek, does the cannon mount properly in tank mode? Just curious!
     
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  13. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Hey @fakebusker83 :)  I don't think it does, but let me double check for sure. I know that there's a 5mm port(edit: not a 5mm port either, but a hexagonal port that the grey sled portion of the official Cannon pegs into, actually resembles foot hole pegs of 3.75" gi joes) on the back of the canopy, but not the front.
     
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    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Just double checked, it does not. I thought there might be a way to mount from the slot on the back end of the cannon, but there's too much in the way from the toy to attempt a connection.
     
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  15. fakebusker83

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    Alas :( 

    Your Megatron still looks great though! Can't wait to see the finished work.
     
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  16. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Very much appreciate it, thanks @fakebusker83! :D 

    I would be remiss if I didn't put this idea out to you, if so inclined... but perhaps a new back section for this Cannon with its own unique attachment to the tank turret?

    Unless of course you are planning a new Cannon entirely, then count me in on that! :D 
     
  17. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Almost done with base coats, boots are drying, pretty much just brush from here on out. Sooo shiney!

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  18. ultraman zoffy

    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    I use Duplicolor vinyl and fabric spray paint as much as possible for projects as it dries extremely fast and is incredibly durable (thin coats, several passes, only a few minutes needed between coats). It comes in a great silver that'd be perfect for a Megs repaint. Folks should look it up at your local autoparts store if your interested in covering up that bland grey hunk o' Titans Return plastic. =)
     
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  19. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Yeah, that's nice, but I'm good with Plutonium, it's been used on the set of the last 3 transformers movies, is automotive formulated acrylic, and as you can see, quite shiny. I'm good. :p 
     
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  20. ultraman zoffy

    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    Where do you get that brand at? I'm always interested in trying new paints out!