Minor/Repaint: Classics Universe Metroplex

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Hosted pics are gone now but you can see them here-
    Classics Universe Metroplex by Unicron9 on DeviantArt
    Autobot City Metroplex by Unicron9 on DeviantArt

    The goal here was to turn Cybertron Metroplex into more of a Classics/Universe version. That means that he needed to turn into a city, robot, and mobile battle station.
    I used G1 stickers to give him a more G1 feel in normal robot and city modes, then just made up the rest as I went.
    I used multiple shades similar to steel and concrete to give him a more realistic city robot look in all forms but still staying somewhat close to the G1 scheme.
    This was my first time working with styrene so I tried to keep it simple on that. I removed the feet shovels and turned them into vehicle ramps, and made the building that merges with the 2 other building parts to form his huge gun.

    I also modded the dark mini-con with 2 extra guns so he'd have 6- so now he is Sixgun, one of Metroplex's minions from G1.
    The other Minicon is painted to look like Slammer, the tank minion. Slammer serves as the twin cannons of Metro's shoulder (like G1 had) and as building antennae or spires, as well as having a vehicle and robot mode.
    Both minions can be building parts or mounted guns for any mode.

    I just painted up the big saw/staff thing to give the mind's eyeball the feel of a guitar for jammin metrometal.

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  2. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    i lIKE it!!!

    Mail it to.....
     
  3. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    It definitely has a Classics feel to it. I like this A LOT better than the Cyberton representation of the figure.
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

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    Great Job! :thumb 
     
  5. darthdevious

    darthdevious Destroyer of Worlds

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    The city mode has a definate Castle of Lions feel to it, not sure if it was done on purpose, but I like that aspect of it! Very creative use of a flawed mold. Never cared for the Cyb Metroplex, but what you did makes him desireable
     
  6. phoenixliger

    phoenixliger Ogre

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    Just beautiful man beautiful
     
  7. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Quite impressive! Very well done sir.
    Like the city mode,fits really well, much better than the original G1 mold.
     
  8. Angryscott

    Angryscott Pancake Hustler

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    Really, really, REALLY dig that paint job. Well done on polishing that turd of a figure into something cool.
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Unicron-9, dude you never cease to amaze us. This is awesome. I really don't see anything wrong with it, its just pure awesomesauce.
     
  10. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I added more city pics to original post. :) 


    Thanks. I don't know why they didn't give the figure a city or base alt mode.

    That's what it reminds me of! I couldn't place it.

    Thank you! I figured if I could just improve on the G1 city look and make the normal bot mode look somewhat similar then I did what I set out to do.

    Hellz yeahz, Thanks!
    I wasn't sure how the mismatched color scheme would go over.
     
  11. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Liking the weathering effects man, looks cool!
     
  12. Jolt Customs

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    SO GOOOOD! i really like how the city mode doesn't just look like a robot with buildings on it, it's very well disguised. and i love the bots paint too!
     
  13. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is great. I've tried this and couldn't get it right. You nailed it.
     
  14. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Dude, the colors are dead on. Now if it was cool to get a Godzilla figure in there then that would be totally awesome.
     
  15. Crimsonthunder

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    Best Metroplex custom I've seen
     
  16. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    That was the goal! I'm glad you like it. Thanks!

    Hmmm... My daughter actually has a great Godzilla figure about the right size.
     
  17. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Cool, anyways it was just a suggestion if you don't want to do it than thats okay.
     
  18. Marto6

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    Like the others have said. Good stuff. I like how you made that work out. That style of painting is something I hope to tyrout soon. Again great work!
     
  19. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    How damn nice is that? :D  & I thought this figure was only good for kitbashing into something else... :lol  Mate, You've totally brought this figure to life. Your vision, your add-ons, your paintjob... Ol' Metroplex turned out f#ckin' great! :thumb 
     
  20. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    WOW! That came out great! Metrometal.
    \m/
     

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