From the dawn of the Transformers concept, the leader of the bad guys has
screamed one vital aspect of his essence: FIREPOWER. The
leader of the Decepticons embodies one ideal above all others; MIGHT MAKES
RIGHT. I think
Megatron should have hidden weapons like rockets in
unsuspecting areas like his chest, shoulders, and
sides. Every possible area that can handle the load should be full
to the brim of surprise attacks and massive demolitons.
Honestly, I wanted the guns to store on his
back so they would be in a forward firing position
when he transforms into his alt mode. Now, as Kitbashing projects like these are never really done,
I plan to add tank treads, as well as redo some of the joints to make his alt mode mobile.
But first, I have
to design an alt mode. ;-] The hardest parts about this bash were the head design/construction and the painting.
After numerous failed attempts at creating a custom head, I took the head from a broken G2 combat hero Megatron.
While I would have preferred to have the construction of an entirely
original head under my belt for this beauty, I had to opt for the cannibalization
of an existing figure.
a thin coat of paint to the helmet, and left the face purple because I thought it looked cool.
To paint the rest of the figure, I used Tamaiya colors Gloss Black, Gloss Red, and Flat Grey.
The Flat Grey did a great job of making the
upper arms, legs, head and chest look exceptionally good.