Some people call 'em "kitbashes" but we prefer Alterations
This page is divided in two segments: the first includes some of the alts we've done. Following these, you'll find YOUR Section, which is packed w/ pics you've sent us! Enjoy!
|What's the biggest complaint everyone has about Armada Megatron? His totally unposable legs. Well, I fixed that... The joints that were used were the knee and swivle joint attached to the upper leg from Tigatron, the lower leg portion of the knee and the sockets for the hips are from DepthCharge, and the balls for the sockets are from Rampage.|
|You know that gnarly grin they gave TM Cheetor? Yea, we didn't like it either! Along with that Jason fixed the coloring of the face and chest plate.|
|Starting with a Jurassic Park velociraptor toy, I added cyber components & sculpted them to look like it does in the show. I used light gray and white spray paint & hand painted the cyber parts w/ light blue/chrome paint.|
|The biggest needed change was the robot head, which was completely resculpted (it's even got teeth!) Then I painted it to look like the show. I added removable cyber-shoulder covers and colored various other parts. A tongue was added to the raptor head as a final touch!|
|I started by doing some minor face resculpting/painting. The only major change was given to each hand, making the slasher claw/fore-finger a separage joint from the thumb (which can articulate). Click the link to see How to alter your own TM2 Dinobot!|
|Megatron needed a tail which is both removable and re-attachable. Jason figured out how to do it and it's still very sturdy. When the tail is removed I built a hand that could be placed in the forearm. I also painted the chest and head to closely resemble the shows.|
|I resculpted face to give it sharp pointy things & re- molded the shark-tooth grin to make it look like it does in the show. The brown plastic was easily turned black with a permanent marker. I highly recommend doing this folks, it's easy and it makes a huge difference.|
|In addition to I resculpted the face, & giving the wings an all orange look like the show, I 'altered' the dragon neck so it stays in the position you put it in. Click HERE to learn how I did what I did.|
|This is one of the first alteration we did. The changes are minor: I painted the beast eyes and gave the robot head a visor like the one on the show. Jason and I each did one and pictures of each are shown.|
|Rampage is an awesome toy, but I wanted the head to look more like the show and be able to attach the crab legs to the shell in robot mode AND still be totally transformable. Click HERE to learn how to do it.|
|Ramulus is another great toy and no changes are needed except that you can only have the beast head in basically one (awkward) position. It drove me crazy, so I fixed it! Click HERE to find out how you can alter your's!|
|This is the first major 'alteration' project Jason did. He wanted a toy where the rat mode could stand more upright and still be completely transformable. He even built a 'show-version' box!|
|I made Ravage starting w/ a TM Cheetor (Hey, that's what Mainframe used!) The arms are from an original Cybershark and I re-molded an original Tigatron beast head to make Ravage's. The chest was sculpted almost entirely from scratch.|
|The toy's coloring looks very different from the way he looks in the show so Jason made many changes. In addition to resculpting the head, he made the black parts charcoal gray and added the gold and blue 'trim' in the areas which needed it.|
|Before he got sappy, this character rocked! I added color to the areas of the chest/forearms which needed it, redesigned the TF mechanism by allowing the wing module to fold back (like the show) & resculpted the head. Click HERE to learn HOW it was done!|
|I always thought they should have had Skyshadow in the show rather than Quickstrike but hey that's just me! Skyshadow is a great toy, made better with a few minor improvements to the faces of robot and beast.|
|Jason's second major project was to give Terrorsaur that 'less wingy' look like he has in the show. Keep in mind that the wing module is totally attachable and the toy is still totally Transformable.|
|Robot and beast head each needed to be resculpted. Making the white cheetah head more tiger-like was actually quite easy by adding 'cheek bones'. The gun was given appropriate coloring as were legs & arms.|
|The biggest change is to the tiger 'brow making it a smooth, steel-colored piece & above it a hair-textured look. I colored bot/beast eyes to match the post- vok-possesed' look of show & added subtle accents to bot's teeth & steel 'lines' to make 'em stand out.|
|I made Transmutate cutting and blending various parts from several different toys including a Manga Curse, a Tigatron, an Aliens figure, and a "Meched-Out Gargoyles". Certain parts like the face and hand were made/sculpted from scratch.|
|The biggest change was in resculpting the head. I took the existing one and basically cut it off at the neck and sculpted the new one w/ epoxy. I also removed the clenched fist and on one arm and added a reshaped hand w/ outstretched fingers taken from Transquito.|
|We often get asked about the materials and equipment we use:
The following are links about...
* The material we use to make parts
* What tools we use to sculpt, cut, and shape
* What PAINTS we use
* How to ~sorta~ fix flaky vacuum metalized parts
Have you ever altered a figure to make it look more like it does in the show or just to make it look cooler!? Maybe you made a figure from scratch or created an entirely new character! If so, this is your chance to show it off to the rest of TF fandom! E-mail pics to Perceptor & I'll post them below. BTW, if you have have your own ats/kitbash page I'll gladly add links to those as well. As you can imagine, the server our site is located on is already bursting at the seams! Thanks for your contributions!
* Check out his new RID gestault Pic1,
Pic2 and... TFMaster has
his own Alts Page!
W/ much of his very nice work. Check it out here along w/ these links to his other stuff:
new! 2/20/02 * "Tons of Alteration fun!" Ian Barfield has been busy! Check out his nice work by clicking the links: Arcee, SB Condor, SB Condor2, SB Condor3, Silverbolt, Silverbolt2, Silverbolt3, Bumblebee, Megatron, Otimus Primal, catbots, Cheetor, demon Prime, Diagnostic Drone, Dinobot, Frenzy, Hotrod, Ironhide, JetFire, Laserbeak tape, Laserbeak, Megatron, Noble, NightScream, Optimus Primal, Optimus Prime, Prowl, Scorponok, Shockwave, Silver Bolt, Sound Wave, Starscream, Tigertron, Rattrap, Ultra Starscream
new! 2/13/02 * Sa-weeeeet-ness! Check out Calilech's very impressive Unicron in planet mode picture1, picture2, picture3. and pictures of 'how he built it (from two Death Star snap together m,del kits) pic 1, pic2, pic3 Very impressive work!
new! 2/13/2002 * RICHARD KING came up w/ a cool way to make Depth Charge's disk launcher to shoot further/faster/harder. Check it out!
Alterations listed in ALPHAPETICAL ORDER by the artist's name/screen name!
Bladewing built a small but sweet UNICRON from a gundam RX-78-NT1 action figure!
Cannon, Charles was attending the show said "hi!"
He showed me some of his latest very well made alterations: Here
you'll see: him with the
alts he brought, Botanica1!,
Hillo, Benny e-mailed me some cool pics of his creations such as Prime holding matrix, an autobot sword of leadership, Optimal Prime, Prime's 2 Swords, the sword of Primus, as well afan made alts/s a Unicron alt he made which does transform, Optimal Prime, "a little bit o cybertron!" and the Autobot Matrixes of Leadership, he made! Cool
KIDkoRRuPt's Custom G1 Car Transformers Check it out! Now including G1 skyfire and other sweet G1 car customs
has been VERY busy, (helping us design parts for our Unicron.com accessory
packs). For now you see his own created character Comet Prime Pic 1
Love, Jarred e-mailed me a few pics of
his altered TM Megatron, Rampage, (another pic of) RAMPAGE TM Tarantulas,
& Optimus Primal!
Shum, Robert made a unique "Fuzor Gestault" (Combiner!)
Streetwise made a Diagnostic Drone! & BMach Megatron PIC1, PIC2, PIC3, PIC4, PIC5. Man these are awesome!
TF kitbasher page can bee seen here! Great stuff there, WOW he's been busy!
Voorhees, K created his own own character
Prime" Check it out HERE
and a figure stand
for Deluxe Jetstorm he made out of plexy glass and glue!
UltimusPrime created his own character " Proteus" for a fanfiction he's writing & explanes: Proteus's beast mode is that of an Ultralisk using pieces from Torca, Scarem, Ramulas, TMII Spittor, TM Tarantulas, & from TM Scavenger. pic1, pic2, pic3, pic4
ultramagnuslrll sent us more great pics in addition to the ones listed below: Galvatron, Starscream Flying, Skylynx flying. ...they're of Transformers he designed and created from various gundam models. Awesome idea: Cyclonus, Cyclonus close, Megatron, Megatron close, Seekers, Seekers close, Skylynx, Skylynx close
Zobovor's Kitbashes and Custom's: is another OUTSTANDING Alterations page:
Send questions or comments to Perceptor@unicron.com