Heavy/Scratch: TR Galvatron Head...2.0! (Shapeways)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Hot Shot., Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Hot Shot.

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    Late last year I developed a nagging feeling that I could do better for my Titans Return Galvatron kits, especially the head. When I made the original model, I hadn't quite grasped how to manipulate shapes properly, and I had no idea proportional editing was even a tool in Blender. As simple as my end model was, it was incredibly difficult for me to create and I had a hard time bending shapes into what I envisioned. As the year went on I got a better grasp of what I could do with the program, especially when I made my IDW head kit for Overlord.

    In December I revisited the model and intended to increase the polycount and tweak a few details, but I ended up starting over almost entirely from scratch, reshaping the few elements I did keep until they weren't recognizable anymore. The process still took several weeks, but I'm more than pleased with the result.

    Enough of my rambling. I present, Galvatron Head 2.0!

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    I've also increased the poly and smoothness of the neck assembly and back thruster, with the former gaining neck detail sculpted below the ball.

    Head: Alternate Head (2.0) for Titans Return Galvatron by energonhotshot04 on Shapeways
    Neck: Transforming Neck Unit for TR Galvatron by energonhotshot04 on Shapeways
    Back Spike/Thruster: Back Spike Thruster for TR Galvatron by energonhotshot04 on Shapeways

    Also used in my photos is Fakebusker's cannon adapter: TR Galvatron Cannon Adaptor by fakebusker83 on Shapeways

    I want to thank everyone who's supported my projects. It's a good feeling, knowing that my hard work is appreciated and enjoyed. :) 
     

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  2. ReximusPrimal07

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    Wow glad I didn’t buy your overlord head yet so now I get this too and save on shipping
     
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  3. Novaburnhilde

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    Damn, that's beautiful.
     
  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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  5. Murasame

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    nice =)
     
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  6. ichnach

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    That is the best looking heads for galvatron i have ever seen. You really did an amazing job.
     
  7. Omegaonline

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    That is really, really good. Well done. That could easily be a stock head and is on par with Sovereign (who I’d say has the best Galvatron face sculpt).
    As someone who also uses 3d design software for printing, I totally understand the challenge you described.
    I still use Tinkercad; which is very basic and doesn’t have some of the more advanced forming tools. And that can be a pain when trying to create complex shapes.
    So, bravo.
     
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  8. Mizzinno

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    This is the best non-Titan Master head out there.
     
  9. autobot prowl

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    Very nice!
     
  10. Dachande

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    Very nice! I never liked some of the options out there because that just looked like football helmets. This actually looks like it should.
    Excellent job!
     
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    What colors did you use that match the base figure so flawlessly?? Is this some kind of wizardry?!?!?
     
  12. Shepard Prime

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    Wow! Spot on, it looks just like him!
     
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  13. Hot Shot.

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    I felt like a wizard when I matched it up, too. It's a mixture of Citadel Genestealer Purple, several drops of Createx fluorescent violet, and if I recall correctly just a very, very small drop of createx blue. The two brands aren't 100% compatible but it works fine if it's mostly Citadel in composition.

    I'm sure you can use purely Createx paints to achieve the color, but it's an airbrush paint with some amount of transparency that became really dark when I handbrushed on a few coats. I didn't have any createx white on-hand to compensate, so I started over with the Genestealer Purple to brighten it up a bit and add a more opaque base for better coverage.
     
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  14. Metalwario64

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    I was going to get your Galvatron head at some point, and I'm glad I waited because you improved everything about it, and fixed a few minor things that bothered me about the old one (the mouth and cheeks).

    So much better!
     
  15. Kamijou Touma

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    That is a beautiful head.
     
  16. funkmonkey007

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    My oh my that is one pretty pretty bot. Fantastic work! I'm curious, can the head store in his jet or Anti bad-comedy cannon mode?
     
  17. Hot Shot.

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    Yes it can. :) 

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  18. Zer0

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    This is probably the best looking Galvatron head I've seen so far. I would get the entire set up, but I don't really like my chances of replicating the correct shade of purple for the figure.
     
  19. funkmonkey007

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  20. MCutter

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    VERY nice. Can you give us a run-down of the material(s) that you used to print the parts in these photos?