G2 Megatron Kreon

Post all your customized Transformers here. Whether it's a small mod or a true kitbash, we'd love to see it!

G2 Megatron Kreon

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:24 am

First off, this is inspired by SG hailstorm's version here:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/656766-kre-o-g2-megatron-kreon.html

This is my first time doing a "full" custom paint-job: removing the existing paint (nail polisher remover probably not the best idea for that...) and applying a new one using some old acrylic paints and fine-line color markers I had lying around. I'm cheap....
Image
(not really the most flattering picture, he looks a lot better in person)
The donor-Kreon was the otherwise uninteresting "specialist" included with the truck-Megatron Kre-O set. The head and arm cannon come from Megatron, of course, while the helmet is Crankstart's. I know the cannon is "supposed" to be on the shoulder, but I wanted to keep this custom very simple.
Image
Megatron's head and cannon can attach to either body (or, well, ANY Kreon body, really; and any other head or arm-mounted things can attach to either Megatron body; my point is this isn't a "permanent" swap for Megatron).
Image
Image
Image
"He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life."
My Art Website -- Redbubble Shop
User avatar
Noideaforaname
City Commander
Posts: 3273
News Credits: 7
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:31 pm
Location: South Jersey

Re: G2 Megatron Kreon

Postby Tresob » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 pm

Hey, that's fun! I like how you went with the Crankstart helmet to give it a more classic G2 Megs look.

Have you thought about using waterslide decals? I just got in my shipment of blank Lego heads (gray-colored) and was planning on ordering some decal paper. In theory laser printer decal paper would let you draw your design on the computer.

I also stole Botch the Crab's idea to order Lego neck-braces from the Pick-a-brick store and used one to give Soundwave an over-the-shoulder cannon. I bet you could do the same for G2 megs if you wanted to kick it up a notch.
User avatar
Tresob
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 514
News Credits: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Re: G2 Megatron Kreon

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:30 am

I'll have to check those out. It'd be grand to be able to print decal designs instead of hand-paint/draw them right on the figures themselves.

...ah, but what a slippery slope that'd be.
Image
"He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life."
My Art Website -- Redbubble Shop
User avatar
Noideaforaname
City Commander
Posts: 3273
News Credits: 7
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:31 pm
Location: South Jersey

Re: G2 Megatron Kreon

Postby Tresob » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:15 am

Noideaforaname wrote:I'll have to check those out. It'd be grand to be able to print decal designs instead of hand-paint/draw them right on the figures themselves.

...ah, but what a slippery slope that'd be.


I'm having a heckuva time finding a retailer that sells these things without having to pay more for shipping than for the paper itself...and then I'd have to find someplace to print on the paper in color for me. So it might not get that slippery.

Here's a how-to I found about the decals, but I still haven't done it myself:
http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com/howto/897

P.S. I also just realized that you can use Lego neck brackets on shoulder joints...which gives you a convenient stud / epaulet right over the robot's arms.
User avatar
Tresob
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 514
News Credits: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:48 pm


Return to Customizations

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Armada RID Airazor with Nightscream Mini-Con figure Hasbro 2003 - Time Remaining: 6 days 37 minutes 39 seconds
Transformers Generations Titans Return Leader Sky Shadow - Time Remaining: 1 day 9 hours 38 minutes 2 seconds
Transformers Dotm Dark of the moon leader sentinel prime Misb - Time Remaining: 24 days 1 hour 38 minutes 14 seconds
Takara Transformers United Megatron - Time Remaining: 2 days 12 hours 41 minutes 3 seconds
Transformers Dotm Dark of the moon leader ironhide Mib - Time Remaining: 2 days 20 hours 42 minutes 19 seconds
Transformers Construct-O-Bots Wheel Jack And Autobot Hound - Time Remaining: 2 days 19 hours 48 minutes 14 seconds
Transformers Construct-bots Dinofire Grimlock and Optimus Prime New - Time Remaining: 4 days 14 hours 49 minutes 40 seconds
Transformers Generation One Decepticon Thrust Complete in Box Mib - Time Remaining: 1 day 9 hours 50 minutes 28 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #185 - Carnage in Troja Major
Twincast / Podcast #185:
"Carnage in Troja Major"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Website Security Test