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Megatruck rolls out by Jin-Saotome Megatruck rolls out by Jin-Saotome
This G1ish version of Megatron was made from what seems to be the most versatile mold in the DotM set, voyager Megatron. His head came from the classics deluxe 2-pack tankmegs, the fusion cannon is half WFC Meg's cannon and a GI Joe launcher, hands from a kotobukia Modeling Support Goods kit, and removable chest section from a Cybertron Red Alert. I spun his lower body around like I did with my Menasor so that the flat leg sections were inside and could be hidden in vehicle mode after being painted red.

I made him a little taller using the hip modification and added toe panels to the feet. Some extra tubing sculpt was added to the waist (or back depending how you think about it) and he was basecoated with Tamiya royal light gray spray lacquer then detailed up. Without a doubt this is my absolute favorite Megatron I've ever done and is how I'd want to see him someday on the big screen if there ever was a G1 reboot.
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hapeehapee Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Truly what Megatron should have looked like all along in the movies! His head did not look like Megatron at all, IMHO. This design is just amazing. Excellent work!
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Teach me... master... (bows in reverence)
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Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is what they should've looked like from the beginning! Seriously love this :D
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Thraggdrasil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
awwwwwww hell yeah, especially love the pose with the cape on him, +10 to badassery
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fancando Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
An amazing custom! All Hail Megatron!
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darkruler64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ingenious! Beautiful work of art! I'd pay GOOOOD money for something like that!
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transformersnewchapt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Better than Micheal Bay Megatron.
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M40inc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, how did you get the head off the 2-pack Megatron?
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ShiningSuicune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
i've been meaning to do something similar but not nearly as complex, namely decking out dotm megs in g1 colors and giving it movie wreckage's head. this is really great, i love that bot mode.
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Writer
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TorruellasArts Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
DAAAAAAMN THATS ONE HELL OF A CHANGE ON MEGATRON!
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sythspawn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Wow, what an awesome improvement!
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bigmaka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Love the arm cannon and the whole concept! This Megatron kicks serious ass!
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Holy shit, I agree in that this may be the best Megatron you've made. He looks like a perfect blend of G1 and Movie-verse styles.
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ironscythe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
You've hit on the holy f***ing grail of Transformers kitbashes here. Two quote a common phrase, "I came buckets".
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the overall feel of it. Not sure about the face only because I've never been a fan of that particular face. I always think he looks really young and doesn't feel like that battle tested that the WFC face gives. That's my personal taste, of course, because I love everything else about this design without a doubt.
Can I ask why you didn't go with the flexible piping fingers on this figure? Is the scale too small for that or do those fingers tend to have weaknesses that you've observed over time to make you move away from that trick?
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Charger426 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
This looks amazing!!! You did a great job of giving him the GI Look. Favorite Megatron ever here.
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turpskadey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Can't wait to bid on this baby on ebay!
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martnixon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
This is the kind of thing I had in my imagination back when they announced a live action film series, before the first one was released. Awesome.
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Phil-McDonald Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT!!

THIS is WHAT Megatron in T3:DOTM
SHOULD be like...still as a Truck, but full revived
& still in his Prime, hehehe, get it?:D

Anyway, You've modded him perfectly
...I commend you for your efforts, it's a beast
to see him in a movie/G1 look! Perfect!!
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nerd-gasm.
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Superandroid23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Way more bad-ass than the regular DOTM Megs! :D
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MegaO93 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man just asking how you do this????
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
By customizing action figures! Learn how to on my site, www.jincustom.com
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MegaO93 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thanks im going to read so much
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, that's cool. Nice work on the custom.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Awesome work here
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Lucidaemon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Righteous!!!!
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VictoryHero Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not going to lie, I want that but I have no Money.:cries:
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Zanne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is, without a doubt, one of the best depictions of a present-day Megatron I have ever seen; your extreme attention to detail and remaining faithful to the feel of the original G1 series has really given this piece some spectacular visual power.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:bow: Thank you!
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Oh wow! He looks fantastic!
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FemmeScream Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I realylike that shares both the G1 and the movie virse looks
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