Minor/Repaint: Classics Magnus

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  1. spoonman

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    So guys, these are some customs I've had layin' 'round for sometime now.

    ULTRA MAGNUS was just friggin bland to me and the City Commander Armor set hadnt even been dreamed up yet so I bought him when he came out INTENTIONALLY to bash him up. I matched up the paint exactly to his existing blue, so that I wouldnt have to repaint all of it, just add some. Head is a re-cast Myclone and the shoulder blasters are from BTR Jetfire. The shoulder stacks are made from G1 Jazz forearms and capped off with Infernos cuffs. I hollowed out the tops of his arms to plug them in. He kind of parts forms but I did not want his alt mode altered and wanted the G1 aesthetic. Simple yet I think it was effective.
     

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    that's really cool man. arcee's alt mode looks fine :)  great job

    how did u go about arcee's windshield? if u dont mind me asking.
     
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    Damn that Arcee is awesome. Great work on her she really fits in with the G1 aesthetic.

    Magnus and Ironhide look really good too but that Megs is a stand out great improvement. I like what you've done to his head and chest a lot
     
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    They are all way impressive!! Megs and Arcee are standouts!!:thumb :thumb 
     
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    i like that Arcee!
     
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    what does ultra magnus look like in vehicle mode
     
  7. spoonman

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    Added more pics for you bong!
     
  8. Omega Magnus

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    Wow man these are very well done. The fabrication for the additional parts on your Megatron is especially impressive.
     
  9. spoonman

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    Thanks, Omega! The chest and the codpiece consist of 22 pieces of various sizes of styrene. The barrel is from a G1 Meg german knock-off and the decal I used for his abs is a decal from the same knock-offs barrel atatchment. Again, thanks for the compliment.
     
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    Dude these are all great, especially arcee and ironhide, now bring on the wasp lol
    Tonyz already put his up!
     
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    very nice the paint applications on his robot mode doesn't interfere or affect the vehicle mode. the shouder pads are even hidden. very very very very very nice.
    megatron has a slight homage to g1megs but his gun mode is total awesomeness or total ownage.

    ARCEE IS VERY G1nish the alt mode looks very acurate but the robot mode is still G1 toy standard that looks like it was made in 1986 and is a collectors item otherwise it is very gooooooooooooooooood work(x999999999)
     
  12. REDLINE

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    you should've given each of those their own thread, so you could better show each one off. Not only that, but now, when someone goes to use the Search tool to find your projects in the future, they'll not be able to find it most likely since it has a generic title. :( 
     
  13. spoonman

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    Thanks for the tip Red. I Didnt think of that cuz I just wanted to get them out there but based on the response thus far, I believe I will separate them! Thanks!
     
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    looks great man.
     
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    I like the shoulder stacks berry, berry mucho! The head is perfect!:thumbs2: 
     
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    If Hasbro had given us this in the first place,
    I doubt Fansproject would have ever needed to create City Commander.
    I agree with BH totally, very very sweet.
     
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    Definitely my favorite of your bunch. Love the paint apps and extras that bring this character out. (I'm currently making my own, and trying to get him to blend with the City Commander armor)

    Love the shoulder stacks. Did you go with a recast head of the Myclone because of paint issues? I haven't tried painting mine, but I'm thinking with the soft rubber it might not take.
     
  18. spoonman

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    Yeah the paint wont take to rubber but I planned on re-casting it regrdless cuz I didnt want to ruin the myclone.Love those lil things! Thanks for the compliments too!
     

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