Menasor! WIP phase 9 (updated 9/06) - 100%

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    After seeing REDLINE's kick ass version of Menasor when I first joined this board, I've always wanted to take a crack at one myself. I can't help it...I love combiners...the challenge the impose, the scale of them, everything.

    I'm going to fix up the stomach area, and the arms will go slightly higher up (on the shoulders) so the shoulder joint hits about midway down the car's length.

    Legs of prime mold fold back and upward giving wings/rocket booster-like shape.
    Still thinking of how to do the feet, I am hoping to have the kibble on this gestalt form together in 'break-down' mode.

    edit: it's late and i apparently went crazy with the electrical tape...lol

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    Phase 2
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    Sample of joint built:
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    Modding of Wildrider
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    Feet / Ankle close up (Phase 1)
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    Menasor Head Shot (Phase 1)
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    Motormaster Primed
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    Good start, nice pre fab..especially Prime's legs.
     
  3. big hank

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    Off to a great start!! :drool:  Another masterpiece to look forward to!! I can't place the head, though. I love the part of his bio: an orgy of untargeted violence! FTW!:thumbs2: 
     
  4. jicco

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    awesome! can't wait to see more
     
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    hi there, i just wanted to suggest that you consider using 1/60 scale gundam (not perfect grade) for the combiner parts as they are quite good value for money. here is an example. the fingers are individually ball jointed.
     
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    As far as what to do with all the combiner kibble, how about assembling it into a box shape and using it as part of Motormaster's "trailer?" Doesn't have to really look like anything, if previous TF trailers have been any indication. (or, you could build a styrene "shroud" that goes over all of it and becomes a shield for Menasor, I guess.)
     
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    Great So far!
    Cant Wait to see him completed! if hes anything like yur Devs, This will be a Masterpeice!
     
  9. frenzyrumble

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    know of anyone just selling Gundam hands? the hands I'm usiing here are fine, but I've been looking for a articulated hand source.
     
  10. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks good, will be watching this one as it progresses

    Btw, HLJ.com might be a good source for Gundam hands... they certainly do 1/144 & 1/100 scale, they might be worth a look for the 1/60s...
     
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    Thanks, i need to bookmark that site.
    EDIT: everything seems "discontinued" on that site ;(
     
  12. Rijie78

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    Hm, yes that is a common problem with HLJ. Shame because they're really good to deal with. The only other place i've used for Gundam hands before is this place - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/ - but that was ages ago, and Gundam hand kits do seem to go in and out of production in the blink of an eye. Good luck anyways...
     
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    Gundam hands are hard to find. I had a link to something a while back, non-HLJ, but now that I look they are sold out. Phooey.

    http://www.e-clec-tech.com/detaildressup.html

    They have all sorta crap though, electronics and such too.

    BTW, looking good so far.
     
  14. TonyzCustomz

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    YOUR A RADICON! Make your own.:thumbs2: 

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    Shouldn't be to hard to make them large scale.


    Good start BTW.
     
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    Looking very nice!

    2 Quick Suggestions / Ideas:

    1: Use primes legs (unfolded + fab feet) for the menasor Leg Fronts - it's close to the toon aesthetic.

    2: Try to use 2 different mods for the legs (cla. Hotrod, or cyb. Wheelshift come to mind)

    Anyway, looking for ward to see the final product what will be surely be one sweet custom!
     
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    This looks great. I hope you keep the tape!!!
     
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    menasor is my fav gestar if he turns out half as good it will look amazing. cant wait to c it finished
     
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    About time someone else tries to make one! I mean, its been over a year since I made mine already. My only complaint about what you have here is he looks way to skinny, and he was a hulky/bulky 'bot. Are you going to modify Motormaster, or is he now a firetruck??
     
  19. frenzyrumble

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    AHHH! looks so time consuming, I rather just go buy a gundam kit. plus that way, I get some cool fodder for later projects.


    I'll be doing LOTS of mods to the 2 Sunstreakers...I think they will make great molds for this. Each with have their own bot mode also (Sideswipe version, then SS version)



    I'm probobly going to go with the earlier suggestion of making the kibble combine into the trailer for MM, and then thicken up the waist and upper legs. (right now there's a spray can top for his stomach area lol)
     
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