Heavy/Scratch: Another City Commander face mod (with a twist)

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  1. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984 TFW2005 Supporter

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    First off I need to give a shout out to Solscud007 and irvinechan1982 for the face swap idea, but I decided to go into a little different direction for the face......I had a spare ALT Smokescreen face sitting in a parts container and I just happened to see it this morning and thought........Oh my gosh, this is totally Magnus!

    So, I took the face piece and on the face line for the cheeks on both sides just behind the eyes, I took my exacto saw and cut right straight down to make it even. I then took my exacto knife and I shaved off the nose guard for the City Commander head, to make the proportions look nicer to accomodate the new face......I then painted the top inside of the commander crown dark blue to create just a slight contrast to show the light blue eyes off more........

    I hope everyone likes this simple mod. I haven't had much time to work on anything in a while, so this felt good to do a little something.

    Enjoy!

    -Gregg
     

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  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    I find it very fitting. Its very clean good work.
     
  3. Auceps Prime

    Auceps Prime Mini-Bot Leader

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    Hey dude nice mod on Magnus.
    It's nice to see you post something, havn't seen you around here in while. Welcome back to the Bashing World even if it was something as small UM head. Keep up the good work!
     
  4. kaotic504

    kaotic504 Well-Known Member

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    seriously, that's the best UM head i've seen yet. all the other ones have smaller eyes and a pointier chin. this one is much more "masculine" and older looking.
     
  5. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

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    haha NICE I like it!!! sort of like a macho military face.
     
  6. frenzyrumble

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    damn that was easy. I just did it in like 5 minutes. I have some cast Alt smokescreen heads lying around.
     
  7. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm glad people like the idea......I'm glad I happened to see the previous threads on the mods......

    -Gregg
     
  8. gargunkle

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    That looks great.
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice.
     
  10. revlimiter

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    WOW! This is the best UM face swap I've seen. Well done! I might have to recast the original head (which I like too much to cut up) and do this mod.
     
  11. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    the "i can't deal with that" expression on his face is spot on!
     
  12. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Cool you should offer some remodled ones for the citycomander set.
     
  13. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    thinking about the best way to go about it. I might make a specially designed helmet with faces that can slide in, allowing owners to have 3-4 faces to swap out.
     
  14. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I got to say the head screams Ultra Magnus. So thats my two cents worth opinion about it and good job.
     
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    Looking good!
     
  16. Solscud007

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    After re-reading your how-to. I dunno if I have the guts to shave off the nose guard haha. I will try it without shaving the nose guard. I picked up a KO diecast red alert BT at TFCON and I swapped heads with Richochet to make prowl. So I have a red alert head. The KO head is a red smokescreen head. so I got it to make it work.
     
  17. Solscud007

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    Here is my attempt.


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  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    sodawilly, as always, you're spot on, bud.

    As for him doing work, he'll have something for me to post here soon too :D 

    What arrangements have you made with sodawilly about this? This is his head mod :wink:  I think you and soda certainly could work something out with you casting his idea, but I don't think it proper to simply take his idea and start casting heads. (Please refer to Radicons Guidelines/Etiquette #6). Again, I think you guys would certainly work something out. Holler at soda; he's a cool guy. :thumb 
     
  19. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    awesome
     
  20. kaotic504

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    ^^ i like it better without the nose guard, but man you're fast at casting and painting it. looks great, but IMO, looks better showing more of the face. the eyes kinda run into the middle and look smaller with the nose guard in place.
     

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