Minor/Repaint: Seige Megatron

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Arkmana, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Arkmana

    Arkmana Well-Known Member

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    I know a few people have gone the route of extending the legs, but I feel the problem is the stubby torso.

    To this end, i molded a block from Milliput, cut the waist mushroom peg and glued every thing in place with the block in-between. This adds about 1 cm to his height.
    Added some silver paint and red/Gun metal highlights.

    Minor update: Added the spare hands from the KO feral Rex. Cut the rotation part off the hands, drilled a small hole in Megatron's "closed" fist, and used a pin so they can swivel. He can't hold the sword, but I'll fix that eventually.

    On the bright side, He can now recite Shakespeare....
     

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  2. King Glurch

    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    Awesome! Yeah, I always thought his torso was a little squat. I might do this too when I get him.
     
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  3. Crim

    Crim Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that's brilliant! What we really need now is for someone to take this "tummy extender" and add on one of the smaller thigh extensions to make a kit for the best Voyager sized Megatron yet!
     
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  4. Dachande

    Dachande Formerly Yaujta... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nah, the thigh extenders make the legs disproportionate. This is easily the most elegant and best looking solution, without adding an odd amount of height to the figure versus Optimus and other Voyagers.
     
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  5. autobot prowl

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    Nice work!
     
  6. Omegaonline

    Omegaonline Well-Known Member

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    I believe you nailed it. Awesome job.
    I agree with your view and this mod is exactly what the figure needed.
     
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  7. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Dang, he looks 100x better. Awesome work!
     
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  8. andrws2

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    It seems like a lot of people think this figure is too short with lots of ways to fix it.
    I haven't seen a thigh extending custom.
    I think this figure also needs a slight neck extension.
    My biggest reason for wanting this guy to be taller is to pair him with MP10V.
    Siege Optimus wasn't good enough to replace MP10V for my shelf.
    Great custom btw.
     
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  9. Arkmana

    Arkmana Well-Known Member

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    I agree about the neck...but it's such a spindly post/ball peg I decided to leave it well alone!
     
  10. prime326

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    i like that a lot better
     
  11. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    THIS is what it needed. Perfect.
     
  12. Crim

    Crim Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree, I asked in the Siege thread about how tall this Megs was cause I wanted one for my MP10V and got SO MUCH SHIT from people, even a couple of guys saying to ditch him. Jesus....

    Anyways!
    Siege Megs Thigh Extender Set for SW (3.3 mm) by ultramanzoffy on Shapeways
    Siege Megatron Thigh Extension (MP10V Height) by ultramanzoffy on Shapeways
     
  13. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    I got leg extensions from Shapeways and, yeah, you are right the problem is his torso is too short.

    EXCELLENT WORK!
     
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    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    quick question; you mentioned cutting the mushroom peg and then gluing everything back so does that mean he no longer swivel at the waist?
     
  15. Arkmana

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    He still does. The mushroom peg has been glued back to the extension piece.
     

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  16. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome. I may try this if I can find another Siege Megatron.
     
  17. Arkmana

    Arkmana Well-Known Member

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    Self Bump for minor edit!
     
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  18. THE 1

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    Nicely done. I felt this whole line is too short and I am passing on almost every figure I thought I wanted to update (I'm looking at you Sideswipe and Ultra Magnus). However, this gives me new hope and I think Meg's is back on my "buy it now" list.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
     
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  19. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    you planning to do that mod?
     
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    THE 1 GUNFIGHTER

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    I'm thinking about it. I have to get the figure in hand first.
     
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