Minor/Repaint: Project Re-Birth (CW Lord Straxus)

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  1. saucesmithco

    saucesmithco Well-Known Member

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    Firstly, for those of you who missed the Marvel UK comics...

    One-time leader of the Decepticons on Cybertron, Lord Straxus's rule hit a bit of a snag when his body was destroyed... courtesy of Blaster and improper use of a Space Bridge.
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    Reduced to a head-in-a-jar, Straxus plotted to take over the body of Megatron, whom he saw as a threat to his leadership. It sort of worked, but not really.
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    Project Re-Birth contained a second part: a duplicate of Megatron which Straxus could occupy and take his place. This... also does not end well for Straxus.
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    But what if things had gone differently? What if his mind had gained full control of the second Megatron?

    His original body destroyed, Straxus has constructed a new form to transfer his consciousness! And this time, he has rebuilt it in his own image!

    LEANER! MEANER! And with an upgraded pick-axe BIG ENOUGH TO PUT THE FEAR OF PRIMUS INTO er... PRIMUS HIMSELF! MAYBE! But probably not.

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    (Straxus' colouring in the comics was inconsistent to say the least. This version is based on the red shoulders/chest as below.)

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    BUT WAIT! Even his mighty Flying Cannon mode has received an upgrade! And this time it can even store his axe in alt mode! Or at least part of it without looking rubbish.

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    Yes, Lord Straxus is truly ready to triumph over Megatron! No more shall he endure those nightmares of defeat and humiliation! He rules Cybertron. Not Megatron. He does! Lord Straxus! THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
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    Except...

    A mind as powerful as Megatron's - even a copy - cannot so easily be dismissed! And so, just as Straxus once tried to possess Megatron, now he in turn is possessed!
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    And thus, when he combines with his fellow Decepticons, it is Megatron - not Straxus - who takes control of the mighty, merciless... POLYHEX!
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    (Named after the location of his fortress and also a play on words: the prefix 'Poly-' referring to 'many')

    OH BOY, LET'S CRANK UP THOSE SMELTING POOLS. WE GOT A LOTTA WORK TO DO!

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    Thanks for reading, folks! Feedback appreciated as always!
     
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  2. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X it's bad when transformers changes, obvs.

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    I love this so much. Oh my god.
     
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  3. marvel b

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    A great read and a great custom. Noice!!!
     
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  4. Darth Convoy

    Darth Convoy Well-Known Fan of Needlenose & Skullgrin

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  5. Autobot00

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    the paint job is pretty great, nice and clean. And the likeness to the source material is spot on. A great redeco and modification to a great mold. a nice job all around.
     
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  6. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    That’s a clever use of the scattershot figure! Fun idea! Wish id thought of it!

    edit- I just remembered I do have 3 different versions of scattershot: The regular release(betatron), the US CW Computron set, and the Tak UW version. If I had any paint skills I’d do the same thing with ol’ beta-shot...
     
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  7. Kaleb Hart

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    I wish Hasbro released this instead of the stand-alone Scattershot
     
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  8. Lunatic Prime

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    Really nice custom :thumb 
    Are his limb bots painted or KOs?
     
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  9. Stormvapor

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    Man is this Epic! I truly love this custom. Straxus is a favorite of mine :) 
    So Sweet! I love your Canon mode as well. Damn fine model.
     
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  10. valguerra

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    Great job.
     
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  11. LongarmMagnus

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    Brilliant use of the mold. Great execution of paint.
     
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    Top notch work there. If this were official, I'd buy it. Love how you modded the alt mode
     
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    Oooh mama. Awesome. I loved that story in the comics.
     
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    Great work!
     
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    Absolutely love it! I just repaired a Universe Straxus for my collection so I was looking over his wiki page, and it's hilarious to see that...thing of an alt mode of his be given toy form.
     
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  18. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    absolutely brilliant!
     
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    Mercy is not dispensed here but compliments are. Fantastic work and nice back story too. The cannon mode is inspired.
     
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    Wow! Very cool!
     
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