Minor/Repaint: Reverse Convoy Rebirth Megatron

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by LongarmMagnus, May 10, 2021.

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Which symbol for his chest?

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  1. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Edit: decided on using a magnet for a "rubsign". The Con symbol is at his collar and an Autobot symbol can be added whenever.

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  2. LongarmMagnus

    LongarmMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Based on this figure reverse-convoy-012.jpg
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  3. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Any plans for head-swappin'?
     
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    LongarmMagnus Well-Known Member

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    No. I had a spare inner Siege Magnus head but Megatron's head can't flip far back enough to pin it.
     
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    scuffed up rts bumblebee dont reach for the stars youll burn up and die

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    wow thats good
     
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  6. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Oh wow that’s cool! Very clean looking too.

    For the insignia-can you make something like Doubledealer had, with a hinge panel ? 1 side Autobot, other side Decepticon? If not, use a decepticon unless you can rig up the head swap. Speaking of which…

    For the head- find a way to rig up a head swap! It looks killer as is, but the homage feels incomplete without it.
    -headmasters might be a fun idea. Or do what the robotmasters line did, & rig up the heads in the shoulder cannon…
     
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  7. deadalertcorps44

    deadalertcorps44 Well-Known Member

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    If he's stuck with the Megatron head, wouldn't it make sense to use a decepticon sticker?
     
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  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Cool! Nicely done!
     
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  9. LongarmMagnus

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    When i did a pros and cons list that was definitely on there.

    But, on the other hand, he's bright blue and a red symbol would look great.

    ... couldn't decide and gave it up to a vote.

    Here he is with his weapons

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  10. SecretWyvern

    SecretWyvern Tax fraud is the right of all sentient beings

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    Maybe you could get a little piece to clip onto his chest to put an autobot symbol on and have the decepticon symbol be on his actual chest?
     
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  11. Rafael_Oliveira

    Rafael_Oliveira Oliver Raf Studio

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    Those rubsign/Shield Reveal insignias would be more fitting to the idea: Autobot outline to decepticon insignia inside when revealed.

    For the head, you could use a Punch/Counterpunch style gimmick and put the Optimus face in the back of Megatron head, since it wouldn't be so visible if looking front. (Not sure if there is enough space to store the two-faced head properly, but still, giving an possible suggestion).

    A costly option would be: Put the Decepticon insignia on this one, then get a second Megs figure, do the same custom and then you add the Optimus head and the Autobot insignia. This one would depend on your will (and your wallet), of course.
     
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    I second the
    I second the idea of a dual head. I'm looking at the tfwiki and it seems like Reverse Convoy is his own robot, just possessed by Megatron. I thought he was Megatron postering as an Autobot, but I guess not. So in that case, I think it makes more sense to just use an Autobot sticker all the way.
     
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  13. Rafael_Oliveira

    Rafael_Oliveira Oliver Raf Studio

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    Interesting to note that. In that case I think making the Megs head as a Headmaster and put the Optimus head as the default would make even more sense. Just needed to carve a hole to attach the headmaster on the "host body".
     
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    I say commission someone on here / Shapeways to make a head that does the swapping gimmick. I like it as it is but if you MUST put an insignia on him, I say Autobot since he stole the body from one.
     
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    perhaps for the head swapping if you can split the megatron head and an optimus head and glue them together back to back? then all you have to do is turn the head around. Not a perfect solution but would do the job
     
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  16. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    I saw a custom of this character(s) in which the customizer accomplished the swapping gimmick with two Titanmasters. The base figure was a TR Hardhead or Quake.
    But you can add a TR connector to this one as well. If you don't have one, just use some hot glue.

    EDIT:
    The pink face is a bit odd to me. :confused: :p 
     
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    Im on team rubsign too.
     
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  18. POSSESSED_DIGIT

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    As much as I love rubsigns, i feel the cats outta the bag since it only has the Megatron head…
     
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  19. LongarmMagnus

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    I appreciate all the comments, ya'll gave me good input. My solution was to glue a piece of magnet on his chest to look like a rubsign. This works for me since the placement of the Con symbol on the original figure was near the collar and my custom is permanently using the Megatron head. It also appeases my need to have a bright red Autobot symbol on his chest (like the original in Convoy mode) when I feel like it.

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    There's no room to cut a hole for a Prime head to hide in. Also the head used for this mold can't rotate completely around for me to fuse a Prime face to the backside (a la Voldemort).

    Regardless, I hope you all like it.
     
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  20. BattleGurijiba

    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

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    You could put a permanent Autobrand on his chest and a small Decepticon badge on his grey collar bone thing maybe. Really cool custom regardless.
     
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