Heavy/Scratch: My cheap@$$ take on Roadbuster

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  1. G60Force

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    since I don't wanna spend $$$ on a modelkit that I think is MEH!
    second I love Ani Ultra Magnus but it has no place in my collection
    (btw this Ani.Magnus I was offered for a friend my Ani.Roadbuster Magnus is still on it's way)

    MODS:
    -remove ugly blue thigh flaps
    -default knee pads removed and modded to replace thigh flaps
    -default shoulder cannons modded to replace knee pads
    -remove head and led, replace with head on a balljoint and fitted the led
    -2 large shoulder weapons: 1 multi-rocket launcher + grenade launcher[
    -moddified the big light up shoulder blasters, this was massive work to get to this point! (to complicated to explain in words)/I]

    TODO:
    -Paint apps (obviously brown)
    -Needs at least ONE BIG M*THERF*CKING gun?
    -dunno made replace/mod the leg-side-taillight flaps
    -hopefully find a way to make an armor and bulk him up some more!


    UPDATE:
    I left the blue flaps of and seriously consider the default shoulder cannon looks like they fit there but I don't know if that'll obstruct transformation!
    Man this Roady Magny head was a nightmare to take apart :(  WOW...
    Seriously 3 F'n pins for 1 head??? Has/Tk sure was smokin' some!!
    Anyways... the led still functions ans I could've made the head more roadbuster'ish, but this is just a stand-in version.
    I still need to do some little painting obviously and since I haven't heard about the head offers the people promissed in this thread (no PM's) I might have to Shapeway one myself!

    UPDATE2:
    Well criticism can be a good thing :D  at first I didn't want to mod the base figure, but after a few strong comments!!! WELL check the pics..(and it's far from done ;) )
    If anyone want more info on the mods, although the pics are clear, just ask!

    UPDATE3:
    WOW I'm very satisfied with the major work involved to gets the new plasma cannons to function and light up! Almost ready for paint... ;) 

    UPDATE4:
    Vehicle mode picture added I'm currently planning where the brown paint apps should go and I might have a 3rd artillery mode ;) 
     

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  2. ThinkTank Customs

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    I have a casted roady Head from kitbash herr, do you want it?
     
  3. Heat Blast

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    This makes me want to get a that repaint and give it a new head haha
     
  4. G60Force

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    more info plz :D  PM pics?
     
  5. G60Force

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    Well I've finally receive Ani.Magnus Roadbuster....
    but it's a pain to take apart :(  damz...
    my GF is sleeping so I can't remove the pins at the moment...
    but it looks like the whole torso needs to split in half...
    just to F'n reach the head mechanics etc.
    I want to keep then working so I can light up the eyes of the new head...
    I might even solder loose the speaker so it doesn't say it's Magnus lines
     
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    I do too! More info or pics. I plan on using my Roadbuster Magnus as my Roadbuster too.
     
  7. G60Force

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    UPDATE:
    I left the blue flaps of and seriously consider the default shoulder cannon looks like they fit there but I don't know if that'll obstruct transformation!
    Man this Roady Magny head was a nightmare to take apart :(  WOW...
    Seriously 3 F'n pins for 1 head??? Has/Tk sure was smokin' some!!
    Anyways... the led still functions ans I could've made the head more roadbuster'ish, but this is just a stand-in version.
    I still need to do some little painting obviously and since I haven't heard about the head offers the people promissed in this thread (no PM's) I might have to Shapeway one myself!
     
  8. spoonman

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    Pretty cool. It works!
     
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    To me it looks like you slapped on some weapons and a head. Really looks half-assed at this point. I'd rethink both your weapons and your heads choice. Just my honest opinion, man.
     
  10. thyvipera

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    is the color scheme you chose, from an actual roadbuster character? like animated? (i dont keep track with some toy lines).

    if you're going for G1, i'd suggest orange, green, and brown. my two cents

    but it's your custom though
     
  11. G60Force

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    thnx

    Slapped?? but I see how you can think that :) 

    I'm keeping these base 2 colors but will be added brown...
    maybe he'll get an armor and who knows I'll revisit the weaponry ;) 
     
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    UPDATE2:
    Well criticism can be a good thing :D  at first I didn't want to mod the base figure, but after a few strong comments!!! WELL check the pics..(and it's far from done ;) )
    If anyone want more info on the mods, although the pics are clear, just ask!
     
  13. ThinkTank Customs

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    hey mate, pm not working for me yet, dunno why, will let you know that i've to look for the head, dunno where it is now. it's the exact same size als the magnus-one, but VERY G1
     
  14. G60Force

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    AWESOME... if PM keeps failing put ur email here ok? :rolleyes: 
     
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    will upload it here in the thread after i found this lil thing, mabe i can take a pic next to my ripped of magnus head ;) 
     
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    I think it's pretty cool. Do you plan to finish it with some paint on the new parts?
     
  17. G60Force

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    thnx bro!
    btw: that leader SS of yours is so PERFECT!!!

    YUP 100% rest assured this will more or likely be my ultimate animated roadbuster, but it will function and take it's place in my classics :p 

    UPDATE3:
    WOW I'm very satisfied with the major work involved to gets the new plasma cannons to function and light up! Almost ready for paint... ;) 
     
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    I really like this. How did you attach/where did you get the extra weapons and knee pads?
     
  19. G60Force

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    sorry I don't understand the question... :rolleyes: 
    I will help you but please try again... thnx mate! :thumbs2: 

    EDIT: Whoops sorry I probably deleted a picture.... check the last added pic this might shed some light!
     
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    Nice work. getting those animated asthetics are realy hard. So will we see megatron turned into Whirl
     

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