Minor/Repaint: Shattered Glass Megaplex....maybe?

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Fuhzimota, Aug 12, 2021.

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Is this a good idea?

  1. Yessss!!! Grow the ranks of the glorious Decepticons!

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  2. WTF? No, you demented Boomer. No.

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  1. Fuhzimota

    Fuhzimota Well-Known Member

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    [EDIT- Final update below in comments]I'm really impressed by SG Megatron, so I grabbed my junker Megs and some BB Construct Bots parts from the bin.... just a quick slapdash of an idea, but maybe it has merit... I may add some styrene to the hollow areas and figure out a paint scheme. Trying to convince myself that this could work. Any opinions guys, gals and respected others?
     

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  2. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy aka BrickBotGuy

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    Replicating the add-on parts with Construct-bots pieces is actually really smart, might have to give that a try.
     
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  3. Vanya

    Vanya Well-Known Member

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    I can dig it. It'll probably end up better than SG Megatron.
     
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  4. Fuhzimota

    Fuhzimota Well-Known Member

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    20210813_092028.jpg 20210813_092059.jpg So, here's an idea for bot mode - the mold has no problems wirh the backpack weight, but junker Megs has a really loose right ankle that needs attention...
     
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  5. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    Hmmm, that's pretty clever actually.

    Man, Contruct-bots was a wild line.
     
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  6. DrakenDaWolfy

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    This is... beautiful.
     
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  7. Mizzinno

    Mizzinno Merc With A Mouthplate

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    I need to find my Constructbot parts now..
     
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  8. BattleGurijiba

    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

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    Reminds me a bit of Transmetal Waspinator. Interested to see how this turns out. Cool idea.
     
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  9. ThunderDestron

    ThunderDestron Vast predatory bird

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    It could use some addition chest detailing and maybe some addition paint on the construct bots parts, but it seems promissing. Construct bots is one of the coolest things Hasbro has done. As for the character, st megaplex seems cool. The jet kind of reminds me of TFA starscream
     
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  10. Fuhzimota

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    Minor Update... have templates sorted for the filler panels... still trying to choose between painted styrene or transparent dark blue plastic... also, I am leaning toward Megaplex's original paint scheme. Meanwhile, junker Megs is soaking in a detergent bath before body work/repairs/disassembly for painting, with sorted yellow parts about to join him. Thanks for the interest, everyone! (I'm old and work slowly, so please be patient. )
     

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  11. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X pro wrestling, anti fascism

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    Why make Megaplex when the plane mode parts are already halfway to BW2 Dirge? :D 

    Just call him "Dirgegun" or something so the conehead guy doesn't get his feelings hurt.
     
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  12. Fuhzimota

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    I dunno...just felt like giving some love to an odd D-list character... :D 
     
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  13. Fuhzimota

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    Last mini-update for a couple of weeks....
    Well gang, I'm off to work, will be back home in two weeks. I got a bit more done, and a couple of crappy sneak-peek pics to prove it. Some minor sanding/repairs, and trying to get primer to stick to that Primus-damned "unpaintable yellow plastic" lol. Until I return...
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    Minor update - Primer done; 1st coat of metallic base applied. Decided to go with a white primer to get the "cheap grey/sudo silver" that Hasbro was so fond of a few years ago. Not much else to show atm due to the weather..We were fortunate enough stay safe during Hurricane Ida. If you have friends, family, or folks you know in the Southern US, please check in on them. A lot of people were not as fortunate as we were. Thanks for stopping by. 20210830_115836.jpg 20210830_115811.jpg 20210830_115805.jpg
     
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    20210901_152408.jpg 20210901_152425.jpg 20210901_152420.jpg Minor Update- After a major misap with the spray paint- which caused a glitter- bomb effect on the silver paint (thanks ALOT Rustoleum) I got the base colors applied, as well as a couple of additions. Lots left to do; I will get to it as I can. As always, thanks for stopping by!

     
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  16. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    For whatever reason you put the Rippersnapper head halves on his chest, I really like it :thumb 
     
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  17. autobot prowl

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    Colors are really cool
     
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  18. Fuhzimota

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    Thanks! There's an bit of backstory for those that I'll add later... as well as the OTHER trophies he's wearing...

    Thanks! I'm basing them off of the Beast Hunters Megaplex.
     
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  19. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    I love some lore to specific customs. And trophies are great, too. I plan to do a custom with some horrible trophies, as well.

    It's the regular Voyager class TF Prime - Robots in Disguise - Dreadwing mold.
     
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  20. CodeXCDM

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    Still amuses me to no end how well that works for a spacecraft... I mean... It's a tank. Lol

    Looking forward to the finished product.
     
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