A commission to do a highly articulated IDW Fortress Maximus figure for TFW member butchrecon72, who was an absolute delight to work for. In the IDW comics, Fort Max was not the enormous titan base he was in G1, but rather a big tank transformer about the size of Jetfire. In the pics I gathered from 2 different comic series, there were lots of little differences in color as well as details. I went with a mix of both styles, but mostly stuck to the darker and more G1 colored scheme. Since we couldn't find pictures of his alt mode and the focus was to be on robot mode and articulation anyway, we decided that non-transforming action master style was the best approach. This guy was made from an Armada Megatron upper half, lower legs of an Energon Shockblast, and a LOT of scratch building and sculpt. He stands about an inch taller than Energon Megatron now. Almost every part on him was modified in some way or scratch built. Lower treads are adjustable to ensure they do not hinder articulation. I kept the left arm knife gimmick. It is shown in the top picture but I wasn't thinking about it as I took pics so the angle makes it hard to tell... Some of my reference pics are mixed in the multi-shot pic.