Ever since I was a little boy, I LOVED transformers. My family didn't have that much money so I didn't have the toys I've always wanted. My dad would buy me a transformer once every few birthdays and that meant soo much to me! It was another special bond between my father and I. I developed a huge love for transformers. I always looked at the toy store ads at new transformers and spent hours at the toy store looking at the new transformers I wanted. I always dreamed of having a little collection but more so, I wanted more transformers for my current ones to play and do battle with! I started draw my own transformers and even started making my own out of scrapes. I become quite crafty and made new armor pieces and upgrades to my current ones. This saved my parents money and made me happy!
Fast forward to now. I always remember the days my dad presenting me my transformer toys. The image is vivid to me. Now that I am older and I have money, I can start my collection that i've always wanted!
My most recent purchase was a Superion Maximus, re-released under the "revenge of the fallen" line. This is a combiner made up of the aerial bots (this guy usually sells for over 100 bucks online) This is what he looked like originally went i bought him:
he was used and missing pieces, but even looking beyond that, he wasn't the "BEST" looking combiner (even though i always thought he was badass)
So the Fansproject upgrade kit is totally awesome, but expensive and this kit IT'S SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE!
I wanted to upgrade my Superion, but there wasnt a way for me to get this kit, so what do I do? I make my own.
I sacrified some other toys that were already damaged or i didnt care for anymore
I used megatron's legs to make the feet upgrade for Superion
these are superion's dinky little feet before:
and now after:
I used movie star scream's thighs to make Superion's Forearms
Fitted the legs and now fitted the forearm upgrades
shaped them and primered the forearm pieces:
I used movie Brawl to create a shield/weapon for superion's left arm
He is starting to come together!
I made the right arm weapon BEEFIER! gave him a RIFLE, I even added megatron's weapon for a shoulder cannon
Added a shoulder shield for the left arm:
here are some of the individuals with the armor upgrades i made, some of them are kind of corny but...hey what do you expect?! im an amateur!
the other arm is on! both forearms without the weapons upgrades
here's the TEAM
ALL ON! except hands...i need hands.
OK well that's all for now! it took me a Day to do this and I still have some more work to do with him, I have to measure out some poseable hands, maybe a set from a Gundam, and I want to custom paint him and his parts. Let me know what you think! give me some feedback (positive would help haha) and thanks for reading!