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Postby TFmaster » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:11 am

Captain Crooks wrote:I love those photos TFmaster - so atmospheric! That silhouetted Bumblebee shot gave me a little chill! Very well done there!

The repaints look cool - i was a little surprised by the Bumblebee repaint, but that speckled effect is quite clever - is he based on some evil Bumblebee character i dont know about, or is it just your interpretation? At any rate, i like!


The Bumblebee repaint is my version of another BB repaint Glyph.

I used Dark Blue for the base color and then speckle spreyed silver to simulate stars in a clear night sky.

The light piping in the eyes for BB has to be made yourself. I made a large enough hole where the screw was and Glued the halves back together once I was happy with the result. Now you can see his eyes glow!!

Anyhoo, thanks for the nice comments guys. Much appreciated.

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Postby TFmaster » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:15 am

General Tekno wrote:I like them!

Although this Megatron I saw on TFW2005 takes the cake for most G1-accurate - pretty much exactly what I'm intending to do to mine.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112974


I can understand if your prefer it but it's Cartoon accurate and not toy accurate...there really isn't a "G1 Accurate" if you don't specify one of the two above.

I like what he did with the stomache details but I'm just not digging the Grey. Silver/Boltmetal looks much more natural in gun mode...and his head just looks....off...

I like how the Boltmetal makes the details stand out without having to black wash something.

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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:54 am

You... Modded... The... Hand...!

Explain. Now.

Hey, did any one think of hollowing out the fusion cannon and sticking in a nurf launcher, ergo making him a real nurf gun?
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Postby TM 1987olds442 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:13 am

General Tekno wrote:I like them!

Although this Megatron I saw on TFW2005 takes the cake for most G1-accurate - pretty much exactly what I'm intending to do to mine.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112974

Damn that is NICE!

I just listed the link again to the same one that is posted in the quote...
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112974
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Postby Palamon » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:49 am

I love the color scheme you used on your Megatron, TFmaster.

It's like G1 Megatron mixed with Cybertron's Galvatron. It looks much darker and more in touch with megatron's persona then the more toon accurate and rather gray megatron color scheme shown in that other link.
I like your's much better.
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Postby Tramp » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:44 am

Captain Crooks wrote:I love those photos TFmaster - so atmospheric! That silhouetted Bumblebee shot gave me a little chill! Very well done there!

The repaints look cool - i was a little surprised by the Bumblebee repaint, but that speckled effect is quite clever - is he based on some evil Bumblebee character i dont know about, or is it just your interpretation? At any rate, i like!


I think that blue BB is supposed to be Glyph, a female Autobot. She looks pretty cool, although I would have left the windshield alone rather than painting it.
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Postby REDLINE » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:35 pm

I'm finally done with my redo of Classics Megs. Chrome metallic silver, red, and I dyed all the black parts. Clear coat is actually not fully dry, so its a little glossier than it'll end up.




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I painted up the fusion cannon/scope to look like the original toy's did, ie. dyed the tip black, and painted the silver stripes molded in it.


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The rest of him was done up more like the Cartoon. I dyed all moving parts black, but I painted his forearms red (which is actually both toy and toon accurate), and I also dyed the gun barrel black which is a nod to the full-on rifle mode of Megs.


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I painted the little details of the back of the forearms red (the sides on the other arm as seen in the fusion cannon picture)


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To bring out detail, and be more accurate to Toon Megs, I painted the detailing on both of his sides red, and you should also note that I detailed his chest to look toon accurate as well:


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I detailed his legs to be appropriately colored as well. Both Toon and Toy Megs had silver feet. Toon megs calves were all black, while the toy had red inner halves, so I compromised:


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I removed the lightpiping plastic and painted it with clear red paint:


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Here's the lightpiping at work:


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Postby superquad7 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:48 pm

As much as I'm digging all of these Megs repaints, I think my favorite alteration so far has been TFM's Screamer. That wash/dry brush just breathes so much extra life in such a fantastic sculpt. It has a very G1-manga/animeish feel to it (if you don't know what I'm talking about, just do a search on some of the G1 manga/anime artwork; it's really some fine work).

Great work all of you guys! Keep em up!!!!!!
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Postby Tramp » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:20 pm

I dunno, I think the Glyph repaint is really well done. She could probably do with a bit more of a facial resculpt to make her look more female but she is an excellent piece of work.
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Postby TFmaster » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:55 pm

REDLINE wrote:I'm finally done with my redo of Classics Megs. Chrome metallic silver, red, and I dyed all the black parts. Clear coat is actually not fully dry, so its a little glossier than it'll end up.




Full-body shot:


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I painted up the fusion cannon/scope to look like the original toy's did, ie. dyed the tip black, and painted the silver stripes molded in it.


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The rest of him was done up more like the Cartoon. I dyed all moving parts black, but I painted his forearms red (which is actually both toy and toon accurate), and I also dyed the gun barrel black which is a nod to the full-on rifle mode of Megs.


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I painted the little details of the back of the forearms red (the sides on the other arm as seen in the fusion cannon picture)


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To bring out detail, and be more accurate to Toon Megs, I painted the detailing on both of his sides red, and you should also note that I detailed his chest to look toon accurate as well:


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I detailed his legs to be appropriately colored as well. Both Toon and Toy Megs had silver feet. Toon megs calves were all black, while the toy had red inner halves, so I compromised:


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I removed the lightpiping plastic and painted it with clear red paint:


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Here's the lightpiping at work:


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-Andy


Might I make a small suggestion? I learned this after painting mine. On the chest you'll see diagnal lines there on both the center peice (Wich you painted red) and on the sides of it wich are even longer. If you paint them in black it simulates the G1 look of the toy's chest sticker with the gun deials that look like lots of cursive E's. (The squigley lines on each side of the Con symbol.)

You'll notice that in Stormbringer Don drew Megs with those details as well.

It really does help to bring the G1 homage out of him a bit more.

Hope that helps. I'll show pics of mine with them painted in later!

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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:28 pm

TFM...

WHAT did you DO to Meg's HANDS?!?!?!
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Postby piranacon » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:58 pm

i havent got one yet but from what you guys have done with the paint reminds me of super megs, im sure with a few wings and plane bits he someone could pull it off
this one mainly http://tryptcon.ld.infoseek.co.jp/TF/S-MEGA.HTM
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Postby supremeprime » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:21 pm

I took the pin that holds the cannon on out so the cannon is now removable so he can hold a big battle axe I made, or when prime beats the crap out of him his cannon can fly off.
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Postby REDLINE » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:59 pm

TFmaster wrote:

Might I make a small suggestion? I learned this after painting mine. On the chest you'll see diagnal lines there on both the center peice (Wich you painted red) and on the sides of it wich are even longer. If you paint them in black it simulates the G1 look of the toy's chest sticker with the gun deials that look like lots of cursive E's. (The squigley lines on each side of the Con symbol.)

You'll notice that in Stormbringer Don drew Megs with those details as well.

It really does help to bring the G1 homage out of him a bit more.

Hope that helps. I'll show pics of mine with them painted in later!

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You know, Honestly, I thought about doing just that... but I hesitated because I wasn't sure how good it would look!
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Postby Flashback77 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:55 pm

Excellent work everyone. I like seeing everyone's varied approach to Megatron. Still not a huge fan of the mold, but these paint jobs do help. I need to get shakin' on mine.
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Postby TM 1987olds442 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:43 pm

Any tips on getting Megs apart?
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Postby eggshen » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:17 pm

Still need to add the details, but here's Astrotrain so far.

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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:27 pm

eggshen wrote:Still need to add the details, but here's Astrotrain so far.

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Extra! Extra! First protos of BotCon 07 Astrotrain show up! Extra! Extra! Newspaper bit most over used prop of all time!

"The name is Train. Astro Train."

So, is this a private party or can any body join?

So, is that an astrotrain in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Sorry, this is a black train event.

White after labore day? never!

Okay, my random Hawkeye moment is over. :p
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Postby Auceps Prime » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:29 pm

After adding eggshens idea for no Goatee. Thanks by the way! I decided to buy G1 Pretenders Bumblebee gun and give it some silver paint. What you guys think!

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I haven't figured out what do with it during alt mode, any ideas?
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Postby TM Devastator » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:13 am

Auceps Prime wrote:...What you guys think?...


I think you should back away from the figure and use the zoom feature on your camera rather than shoving the camera in the figure's face, hehe.

I like the idea of using the Pretender Bumblebee's gun for him though. I can't think of a more appropriate gun for him to use.
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Postby johndillinga2003 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:33 am

Well Last night I bought 7 Classic Starscreams (All my local TRU had lol)
And made a cool discovery... G-1 Seeker Weapons fit on the Classic Starscream Mold Including Dirge's missiles and Ramjet's Bombs, all of them push the wings back as well but not as much as the larger launchers that Classic Screamer came with. Hopefully I can Attach the conehead Wings in a way to the new body as well...
This also gives me hope for Rodimus I need to get a repro or a spare Target Master Hot Rod Cyclone Blaster and get rid of the Fart Rocket
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Postby Lord_Loqi » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:35 am

I've been wondering about that. Thanks. I'll have to do the same thing now. assuming they ever get down here :evil:
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Postby TFmaster » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:09 pm

I did a Astrotrain rpeaint too while i'm taking breaks from making an extra Alt.Arcee. (Man, she was more of a **** to paint then I remember...)

Anyhoo, i did something traditional but sort of not.

I didn't do any Astro repaints you'd exspect instead I made me a Classics Blast-Off.

Yes, If I wanted to I have thought of a 3rd Arm mode but there is no point to putting it to use untill I make the Other Combaticons. (I kinda have an Idea of what i'm ganna do already...)

Anyway, here you go. I used the head from an etra Oversized Blastoff G2 KO and I have plans to evetually get another Astrotrain and make another Blastoff in G2 colors.

Enjoy.

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And just for fun I repackaged him to see how it looks. (Pre-finalized paint aps)

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Now back to work on that Alt Arcee commission....as well as the other projects I need to finnish up soon. (KOTYA)

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Postby Ramrider » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:17 pm

Oh, wow, that is awesome. And I'm surprised that it's that easy to turn him into a pretty damn faithful G1isation - I see headswap, tailfin mod and repaint; was there anything else you did?

And any chance we can see BO's new train mode..? 8)
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Postby Captain Crooks » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:25 pm

TFmaster wrote:
I didn't do any Astro repaints you'd exspect instead I made me a Classics Blast-Off.

Yes, If I wanted to I have thought of a 3rd Arm mode but there is no point to putting it to use untill I make the Other Combaticons. (I kinda have an Idea of what i'm ganna do already...)


YESSS!!! TFmaster is joining the 'Bruticus Bonanza'!! :D

Nice work, I love the new paint scheme! 8)

I cant wait to see what else you come up with!
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