Minor/Repaint: Titans Return Galvatron Mods/Repaint

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  1. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    I've been working on a few tweaks to Galvatron to get him where I want him.

    Completed so far:

    Head repaint
    Cannon treads repaint
    Balljoints for wrists - Full credit to Lockdown91 for the inspiration!

    Still a WiP:

    Transformable forearm covers
    Cartoon accurate shoulder pylons
    Modification to back 'handle'

    Pics:

    Full Figure Pose (2).jpg

    Head Repaint (2).JPG

    Arm Cover Closed (2).JPG

    Arm Cover Open (2).JPG

    Arm Transformed (2).JPG

    I'm also waiting for a tweaked version of Fakebusker's awesome looking G1 Helmet and/or seeing what 3rd parties come up with.

    Happy to answer questions :) 
     
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    metalogan Well-Known Member

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    nice work. how does the ball joint gimmick work?
     
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    cirrusstratus1 ROGUE AUTOBOT LEADER

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    Nice mod of the wrist and forearm.
     
  4. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    That post doesn't really take us to a tutorial. Loving the wrist mod, personally the figures arms are too long to me but this is an awesome start. The stock shoulder pads don't bother me at all
     
  6. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    Sorry bud, I linked to the feedback thread where the mod was first shown. I can give a more detailed description if you need it; let me know ☺
     
  7. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    *Update*

    Working on various shoulder mockups. I don't have a 3D printer or anything, so it's time-consuming doing everything manually :p 

    Shoulder Mockups (2).jpg

    Shoulder mockup attached (2).jpg

    Also, not shown is a design being cut out of a block of hardened milliput..it's taking quite some time with my little modelling saw LOL!
     
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    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    *Update 2*

    Shoulders finished
    New clip-on peg for back pylon finished

    I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out so far. That being said, I'm still eagerly awaiting what kits 3rd parties come out with.

    Thanks for looking/commenting :) 

    Finished 1 (2).jpg

    Finished 2 (2).jpg

    Finished 3 (2).jpg
     
  9. ryu hayabusha

    ryu hayabusha Well-Known Member

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    Forearm update would be great
     
  10. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    What specifically would you like to know about the forearms? I haven't done much more work since these pics.
     
  11. JLvatron

    JLvatron Transformer

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    Yah, add me to the interested list.
    How did you make the forearm covers?
     
  12. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to hunt around to see if I have any more pics on my computer...but the short of it is that I used styrene sheets and tubing as well as some brass rods/paperclips.

    Basically I sketched and refined the shape on some styrene and drilled some tiny holes into the inside wrist so that I could use some brass to act as a hinge.

    I'll see if I can come up with some better instructions tomorrow, but most of my gear is packed up right now.

    Cheers!
     
  13. ryu hayabusha

    ryu hayabusha Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks
     
  14. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    I'd made a video showing the custom work I'd done on the figure. Upon re-watching before posting it here, I discovered that unfortunately it was shot before I did the forearm mods.
    I'm going to re-shoot some stuff today and hopefully get that up soon.

    Thanks again for looking :) 
     
  15. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    And here's an update video on the wrist/forearm mod:

     
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    Wow awesome work on the forearm gap fillers, I've used Styrene sheets to fill some other figures gaps and can't believe it never occurred to me to try something like this haha thanks for the shout out too, good to see some of my ideas are worth something to someone :) 
     
  17. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    Hey, no worries Lockdown91 and thanks - that's what this forum is about, right? - sharing ideas :) 
     
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  18. JLvatron

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    Wow, thanks!

    Can you post a link to your original video too?
     
  19. Rikerwota

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    Here's the original video - enjoy!