Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WIP Toyswold's Hegemon AKA G1 Megatron

I picked up Toyworld's version of G1 Megatron, which they called Hegemon, and found it to be a nice figure. It's pretty much what every true Transfan wanted in a classic Megatron. The gun mode is pretty solid and the robot mode is outstanding. It's well articulated and comes with a good amount of accessories. The only disappointment is in the paint. Hegemon/Megatron comes in a grey plastic. The color of which is fine and for most folks it'll do. Personally, I don't like paying over $100 for a fig and find it lacking in color. For that matter, I don't like paying for a fig in general and find it lacking in color. So, while finishing up my Nemesis Prime repaint, I decided to start taking Hegemon/Megatron apart. I started with the legs since they seem to be the easiest to take apart and prep. Nothing special on the prep, just take them apart carefully, wash in warm soapy water, sand some of the nubs out, prime, and then paint. Here's the progress:
I chose Metallic Black on the legs. It's a subtle change and the black plastic was alright but, I like to add something to them even if it's a little bit. The next parts to do was the thighs and feet. This one had no sanding or priming done since it wasn't necessary. I chose a nice shade of silver similar to the one I used with my TF Prime voyager Megatron.
Here's the pieces put back together after letting the paint dry and cure overnight.
The next post shall be on the arms. Here's a peek at them base coated in black.


  1. Dude, Megs is looking good so far in his silver bling! Can't wait to see the finished product. Maybe when you're done we need to put yours and mine side by side for some before and after pics.

  2. That would be cool. I always forget to get before pics of all the stuff I repaint.