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All Hail Megatron by Jin-Saotome All Hail Megatron by Jin-Saotome
Dark of the Moon Megatron needed some serious upgrades out of the box so I rolled up my sleeves and hit the workbench for this one. First there's the new head and chest both from the voyager Revenge of the Fallen Megatron. I sculpted the inner damaged sections of the head and custom fit the chest with magnets so it's removable. Metal chains were added to suit the look of Megatron onscreen as well. His hands were build from scrap fodder parts like Spawn Interlink and Doc Ock claws and the new forearms came from different parts as well.

Megatron's hips have been modded to give him more height, spikes added to the grille and roof of the cab, and extra tires to the outside of the foot. Hoses and wires were then added in different sections and don't interfere with transformation.

Megatron's cloak-tarp was tailored from an all cotton linen weave bought at Jo Ann's crafts and tie down straps were added after giving it a good weathering with different shades and splatters. A dip into water allowed it to hang on his robot mode and then when dry I used a mixture of water and clear sealant to get it to stay that way. The weathering the entire vehicle/robot modes were hand painted and given airbrushed, splatter effect, and line-detail rust along with various metallics before a sealer coat was added. Megatron's shotgun was made from a Gears of War gnasher with extra parts, a new handle, and hoses added.

Megatron's little minion "Igor" was created from a RotF Long Haul head with fodder parts, Neo-shifter mini robot legs, and various hoses/cables. He's poseable and even has a tongue! Whew, this was one involved custom!
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:iconpolerix:
polerix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
just totally magic. worth it
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maurawilson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Philip Fry (Just take my money) [V2] 
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KyleShepard313 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontakemymoneyplz: i'm throwing money at the screen, but nothing's happening! :iconohnoesplz:
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
he looks intimidating as hell. well done I love how his altmode looks all dusty and worn out, your attention to the little details really makes it
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Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbravoplz: Amazing!!!
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ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shut up and take my money! :iconshutupandtakemymoneyplz:
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PorcheRocks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thats just amazing. Damnit I want!!!
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
mad max eat your heart out this is good
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shegredder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
good work! he was much better when dot megatron in the toyshop
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warman546 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nICE DETAILS
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:iconautotrooper42:
Autotrooper42 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Holy hell, this is great. Why does 4chan hate you so much?!
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Certain people who think I'm their 'competition' went there and used it as a sounding board to badmouth. Got the community all riled up and tried to use them as ammo.
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:iconautotrooper42:
Autotrooper42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Heh heh. Do you ever post there?
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evilhusky49 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
battle damage effect really does work
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KiryuX Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
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cardike239 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
my fav by farrrr
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Mephistofelesword Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
best freaKING Megatron ever
this is too much more accurate than the original figure
and so detailed love the paint details in the cape (you replaced the original right?)
the rifle is a awesome addition and more beatifull than the other crapgun.
wish i can do the same escheme with my gundam models.
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stratedzjiccoma Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen your customs before, and this is no different. Have you ever modded/made life-size props?
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daisukexdark Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
could we get a pics of how you display all these badass customs
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A-Shorty07 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Best TransFormer; Dark Of The Moon Megatron toy I've seen thus far. Great work.
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Aurora-Starlet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Megatron looked so awesome in the movie, you did a great job making hasbro's DotM Megatron look even worse. They need to step it up. I would totally buy this figure if I could btw.
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hellyeah17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
OMG This is the best transformer figure ever made!!! i love it everything about it it's like he just jumped out of the screen i am scratching my pc screen after seeing this bad boy you truly show how skilled you are of bringing movie characters to life, this is unbelivable. I want this soooo bad! it hurts actually.
have you sold it yet????
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chowderl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
epic.
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Harley-Owen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
makes me wanna go
PRIIIIIIIIIME!:iconmoviemegatronplz:
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CLPennelly Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
wow!
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MagusTheLofty Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
This looks great!!
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SoundWaveSUPIRIOR Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
much better! it's as good if not better than a leader class
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theSpaniel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Cute little Igor
the Spaniel
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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ed-and-george Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Its absolutely perfect in movie replication. Bravo man, bravo!
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ssjjosh2001 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
excellent work as always jin, but i couldnt help think, as i saw this title, the scene from Transformers animated Wreck Garr(voiced by wierd al yay!) asking lugnut....*whats a megatron? 0_o?*
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BARRICADE4EVA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was hopoing you would have a crack at this guy as soon as I saw him in the movie! Great job!
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
All hail Megatron indeed!
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Kick ass! Maybe you could try making a leader class version? <: D
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Writer
That's... crazy. I love it!
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Rafael-Oliveira Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
DAMN! He looks GREAT!:iconlacrazyplz:
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup: and it came out very awesome!
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Very nice, I always thought that Megatron's toy is way too clean. The weathering turns it into little masterpiece.

BTW, I've always seen Megatron's truck mode as some sort of dark joke of Prime's alt-mode ;)
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Charger426 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
After seeing the movie only hours ago, a can really appreciate what you've done here. Outstanding!!! Incredible detailing, love the chains and the metal girder "spikes" on the alt mode.
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Coillscath Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Fantastic. I did like that he finally had a proper vehicle mode in this movie. Yours looks leaps and bounds better than the toy.
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conanthewolfboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
you did an incredible job with this Megatron ^^ I just watched the newest movie and couldn't help but laugh when I realized that Megatron had been napping through most of the entire battle XD
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
It looks so much better!!!
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greatscotty2012 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i am in love with this, i wish i had the money to buy it.
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alondav77 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
WOW - you made one hell of a work on him
I love this very much - its like as the movie
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coyotepack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This trumps the original toy. Hasbro really phoned it in with his toy in pericular with this toy line.
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Dreamchylde Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't Hasbro/Takara make toys like YOU make toys?! Granted I realize that toys would be prohibitively expensive and put you out of business, but dang! You make the toys that everyone wishes we could get easily. :worship:
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T16skyhopp Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Awww, its our favorite robo-hobo with a shotgun. Nice job.
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:iconmeta-cell:
Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
looks epic
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TalonNokone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
This is the most amazing transformer you have ever made!!! I so wish this is what they sold at the stores!!
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IaconStargazer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Whoa! Very cool - and you've even made Igor, too! (albeit a less ugly version of him)

Do you plan to do a custom DotM Optimus some time?
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