Heavy/Scratch: Alternator/Classics 2.0 Fortress Maximus WIP? Yep!!

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    One of the great things I like about doing commissions, is that you can get into the "minds eye" of a a fellow fan. A great guy here at TFW2005 wanted something that caught my interest, a IDW inspired Fortress Maximus. In the IDW storyline, Fort Max was a security officer. A step down in size from the huge City Transformer we are familiar with, but an extremely cool concept for a basher to work with.

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    The base is TFTM ratchet, but his harms/hands from the bicep down have been replaced with Gundam Arms (MSV Astray: Blue Frame Second L...GO GUNDAM!) A GN Gundam cannon, and some other kibble (gas tanks, a mag attaching spotlight, and a light bar) round off the military/police look.

    I've started the paint process (almost done actually) as these pics are few days old. But I like how a figure looks primed, all nice and clean and flat grey.

    Anywho, I wanted the customer to see what he's paid for, and show thios guy off a lil before he's finished. I may have to make one for me! :thumb 
     

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  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Hmmmmmm.............

    Interesting.............

    I got nothing else for now.
     
  3. Slimaximus

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    Yeah I'm usually all about FortMax homage bashes but this one is leaving alot to be desired, I can Never imagine Fort as a vehicle that is the size of the other bots just doesn't work for me
     
  4. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Its a decent homage to IDW's idea I like it! The paint job will make all the differance. One thing I have noticed with this particular figure are all the "blank" spots where you can place more details(kibble) that don't get in the way of transformation. good luck with the rest of this.
     
  5. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I had the same thought! Still, its cool trying to wrap your head around something that is out of your element a lil. he will be a SWAT Blue, white and black.
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Sounds like a cool idea! I'm definitely interested in how it turns out!:thumbs2: 
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Ah!! Lets here the recommendations! Always open. :thumb 
     
  8. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    interesting concept indeed.
     
  9. Terrorcon_King

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    WOW! i cant wait too see how this all turns out :D 
    n sence its you whos doin it Autobotx23 its going to be AMAZING! :D 
     
  10. plowking

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    Cool...I am digging the use of the Gundam arms and such...looking forward to the fin :thumb 
     
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    intriguing...
     
  12. icanfly

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    Looking good! The mold has a suitable bulk and the additions look good so far. Looking forward to seeing how it comes up
    Good Stuff

    JL
     
  13. Blunticus

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    That's interesting. I never saw the IDW version, but I'm interested to see what you do. I had the same initial feeling of "What, how can he be Fort Max if he's that small. Where's the Fortress in it?" but, that's what bashings all about right? So, since he's not going to be a gigantor, what's going to be the resembling homage? I heard your paint choices, are they going to be in the same color scheme as ole' G1?
     
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    I like the concept. I can't wait to see.
     
  15. autobotx23

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    I have to admit, when he first pm'ed me about it, I was like "huh", but once I read the comic it made a lot of sense. Fort Max is a cold blooded bot, but was still in scale with Prime.

    I should have results after Turkey day!!
     

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