Heavy/Scratch: Hunt for the Decepticons: Ultra Magnus

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  1. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    THE BUILD LIST:
    ROTF Optimus Prime
    NFL Probots - hands
    ROTF Legends Jetfire
    1 piece from ROTF Autobot Camshaft ( Can you find it ?? )
    GIJOE ROC weapons ( shoulder guns )
    TRU Iron Man weapon ( right arm cannon )
    Erector Set pieces
    cuts of plastic from a broken shelf
    an aluminum yard sign
    a couple Struxx ball joints

    PAINT:
    Testors MM Enamel Flat Black, Header Flat White, Sublime green
    Testors MM Acrylic Flat Black, Flat White, Cobalt Blue, Clear Blue

    5 - 6 hours a week ( from 1:1 drawing to finished piece ) for the last 2 months and I'm calling it done. He is based roughly on Ben Proctor's Trailer Power Up Prime concept. I may go back in and drybrush his machine parts but I'm really liking the contrast between the black and the white right now. Most of his pose ability is still intact but I'm sure I don't need to tell you he does not transform anymore. I did not chop a HFTD Prime head. I instead made a mold of it and cast the front piece to use here. The pics I posted are the best of about 30. I'll try and get some more pics and maybe some "action" shots of him and post them in a response this weekend.

    I have a humble request ..... If someone could take one of these photos and digitally recolor him in the red, white, and blue Ultra Magnus colors I would appreciate it. I am DYING to see what he'd look like in those colors.

    Next on my Tf Project list is my Epic Devastator and Nemesis Prime ( like you've never seen him before, I promise .... )

    Hunt for the Decepticons: ULTRA MAGNUS
     

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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    that has a real gundam robotech feel to it i like it alot though
     
  3. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    Damn...............damn.................damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    CamShaft....
    Are They the Wheels in the Back
     
  5. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome!

    I'll take a guess and say the camshaft bit is on top of his head??

    hakka.
     
  6. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    No its not, its on his left arm.

    hakka.
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    WOW! Nice job constructing that man! If you make that Devastator, will you make it transformable? Again, real nice custom there!
     
  8. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    ....Goddamn, dude! I don't even know what to say, this is so incredibly badass!
     
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    This can't transform can it :( ... This looks awesome as it is, but if you were able to make it transform, THAT would have made this WWWAAAAAAAYYYY over the top. Nice work regardless!
     
  10. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    That is EPIC!:bay 
    Could use some more paint apps, but everything else is just amazing.
     
  11. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Very nice! I like how you added all that bulk to him with just panels. Nice work!
     
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    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Whhaaaa haha. Holy. No Words. Transformable or not that is SICK
     
  13. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    Please don't tell me this piece of genius also turns into anything. That would just be making a shark and a dinosaur fly out of the icing on the cake with explosions in the background.
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    wow i like that. really suprised hasbro hasnt released an ultra magnus movie figure.
     
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    That is CRAZZZZY COOL!!!!
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Dude this is sick!!!!!!!

    :bay  :rock  Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    cybertronian G1 informercon

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    magnus

    supreme bad ass
     
  18. John_Force

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    This is beyond words. Amazing craftmanship. Kudo's for staying true to his alt mode.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    vector would have absolutely LOVED this.

    Even though it doesn't transform now, the design and the build is very excellent :thumb 
     
  20. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    You are correct.
    Thanks man. I started a wip thread for my epic devastator project, should be around here somewhere ....
    good guess but no.
    hahaha .... that's what i was yelling when he fell off my work table a week ago.
    Thanks. Gundam and Robotech mech designs are badass.
    well said my friend.
    Thanks man. Making something complex like this transform is beyond my capabilities right now ...... but I AM learning ......
    Thank you. Painting is one of my many weak points I am trying to improve on.
    Thank you. One of my goals with this project was to make it look awesome while keeping the actual construction of him pretty simple.
    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
    Flying sharks ? Dinosaurs ? Cake !!!?? Explosions !!!!!!? You got great ideas man, make it happen. Do it. Do it. DO IT.
    Thanks. Maybe we'll get a fig from Hasbro for the third movie ....
    Thank you.
    Thank you.
    Yeah. Ultra Magnus is pretty freaking badass.
    Thank you. But I think the design credit should go to Ben Procter. If i were to rate my own craftmanship, I'd give it about a 6 out of 10. I really should have smoothed out the edges in the plastic and tried a little harder to make cleaner cuts. I just got too anxious to get him done.
    Thank you. I don't know who Vector is, but if he would've loved this, then he sounds like a really cool guy.

    I didn't mention it earlier, but the Legends Jetfire figure actually detaches from the left arm and can be deployed as a kind of drone or recon bot. I really should of spent some time changing him up a bit but I just got a little too anxious to finish this project. Also, the firing mechanism in the right arm cannon still functions.

    The head on Magnus was constructed using 13 pieces. I'm actually pretty damn proud of it. At first i didn't think it was gonna work but it turned out ok. I keep trying to get a pic of it close up but nothing seems to turn out decent enough to post. I'll keep trying.

    I took about 25 pics this morning. Only 3 were decent ( i gotta work on my photography skills). Here they are:
     

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