Metroplex custom out of a Fortress maximus Help needed.

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  1. Neo-Prime

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    Hey im looking to custom a G1 Fortress Maximus torso into a 2ft tall Metroplex. Just like Defstar did a year ago (I couldn't bid on the suction due to living in England and him being unable to post overseas). But at last, I got my hands on a spare Fortress Maximus and give a try myself :) 

    I'm just unsure on how he achieved the Metroplex style torso out of Fortress' body and how he made the head, along with the detail panels on the arms etc i.e. what materails and techniques to use.

    Any tips and advice would be appreciated, hope you guys can help.
    I've attached the pics of Defstar's custom to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

    Thankyou
     

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  2. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    im glad you found a "spare" fort max.... id like to just own a fort max lol! but should look good if you pull it off! the chest looks scratch built? maybe with styrene for a guess as it looks quite a lengthy build!
     
  3. adconx2

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    Haha, this is cool! Never seen this done b 4.
     
  4. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it looks scratchbuilt. Can you not ask the person who made it?

    Randy!
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    nice :D  you could probably find all the info here on the boards ;)  goodluck
     
  6. dsn1014

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    A quick search turned up Defstar's thread for this guy

    Good luck on this build

    metroplex wip
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    When you start your own custom, be sure to start a project thread when you have work to show! For now, this thread belongs in Creative GD.
     
  8. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Yea, the torso is scratchbuilt out of styrene, in his WIP pics, you can see on the edges, where the styrene was scored and then snapped loose.

    Good luck on this, you are gonna need it, and may Primus have mercy on your soul.
     
  9. Neo-Prime

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    Lol thanks! Is the head scratch built too? And would I use the same materials for it? Also what do you guys think he used to make the towers on his arms? And by the looks of all the missiles and weapons on him they look like gi Joe parts?
     
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    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    The head does look scratch-built, but I can't determine if he use a pre-existing head and scratch-built/modded on top of that, or if he did indeed build it from scratch.

    I think you could go either way with it, I really am looking forward to yours, I was just messing with ya on the whole "May Primus have mercy on your soul" bit, this is a really ambitious project, and it's pretty damn creative, not many bashers would have the guts to use a Fort Max for a custom, though there have been a few.
     
  11. Neo-Prime

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    Lol cheers and don't worry! I need more transformers based jokes in my life! Well now I'm thinking of doing a Trans-tech fortress! What u think would be better?
     
  12. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I like the idea of a Metroplex out him, or even go Payton's route and articulate him, you could go any number of ways really.
     

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