Minor/Repaint: Animated Roadbuster Magnus (my first custom)

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  1. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    I've recently bought Animated Roadbuster Ultra Magnus and loved the guy, except for the blue head. That blue head mocked and angered me, so I decided to - for the first time ever - take a brush and some paint to it. Here are the results. I repainted the helmet green with the 'ears' in orange and the hip plates got the same green.

    Reminder: This is how he looked originally:
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    Who you're gonna call? ROADBUSTERS!!!
     

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  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    It looks a lot better like this, congrats.
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that looks much better
     
  4. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    That makes him a lot better. Another thing that would make this better is if you filled in the gap between his forehead and nose and make them one piece. This headsculpt make it look like he has a button nose. That's something I'd even like fixed on the regular Ultra Magnus. I don't know if it would affect the face scowl gimick though.
     
  5. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Makes a world of a difference.

    If he had been painted that way to begin with then I would have bought him.

    You should paint the inner details on his hip guards to match the details on his chest in the "Allspark blue" color.
     
  6. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Yeah, it would. The brow kinda wiggles left and right when you activate the gimmick, so filling that in... he could never scowl again, I fear. ;) 

    Yeah, they were that color to begin with (mostly) and I originally intended to leave them that way but that proves pretty much impossible as it would have left lots of dark blue visible on the insides of the sculpted lines. Maybe I'll try a recolor here one of these days.

    Anyway, thanks for all the positive feedback.
     
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    There we are. As it should be. Right on my friend.
     
  8. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Like i Said: you are awesome and this work is nearly Perfect
     
  9. MAIDEN JAPAN

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    This repaint would make a perfect sense if Habro did it. Great job!!
    I'd love to see transformed to alternate mode, if available.
     
  10. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    No visible changes in altmode, so it still looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    That looks fantastic. I love that mold but the head and hips being blue just killed that redeco for me.
     
  12. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Well done! You got the paint just right on that. I look forward to seeing your next mod/custom!
     
  13. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    This looks great for your first shot!
     
  14. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    simple but effective
     
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    Now see, I would have bought that. Such as small change turned a mediocre repaint into a fantastic one.
     
  16. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great job! Your repaint makes a big difference. :D 
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think that's some good advice. :) 

    Great work on your first projcet! I hope this means we see more and more from you!

    (Personally, I wanted this Magnus to have a whole new head, but I can see why Hasbro chose the route they did.)
     

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