Minor/Repaint: My Ultra Magnus **FINISHED**

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Well, Firstly, I was thinking of good ways to bolster my Autobot's ranking in my collection as they're really outnumbered by the Decepticons (kinda backwards hu?), and I got this idea, but wasn't sure if I could make it work or not, so I digibashed it. Keep in mind these aren't the colors I'm actually using, just close enough to get the idea across. The trick was to take the scheme of the robot mode, and get it to work in the alternate mode as well. This is what I came up with:





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    I think it works quite nicely in the Truck mode, do you agree? Well, here's how it looks in robot mode:





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    I've got the base color all done, and also have the majority of the whites done, as well as the head and chest. I still have a couple of days work between the fact that I have to let pieces dry before I can work on a different side, and then I'll have to let the clearcoat cure before reassembly. I've even removed the super tiny wheels. Here's a little tease for where I am at, and yes, I did do head modifications, shortening the middle crest to further accentuate the side antenae (make them seem longer), and also removed the broken nose affect as well.





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    If you cant' read that typing in the photo, it says "On 19" monitor, @ 1024x768, actual size =>"



    -Andy
     
  2. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    That is sweet looking. I don't think i could ever paint something that small in my life time. I've got a Cy. Hot Rod and a Cy. Kickback in the planning stages, all I really need to do now is buy the paint and tape and go for it. I'm also planning on kitbashing a alternator, but i can't figure out wich one to do. I'm planning to make it a custom character too, but I haven't come up with a name yet. Good luck with the rest of it. Peace out.
     
  3. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Ultra Magnus?

    Whatever it is, it looks neat.
     
  4. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    ooo i like it man, you've done loads of class LoC figures man, you should do a Cobra Commander kitbash at some point man hint hint :lol 
     
  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Looks promising, RL. :thumb 
     
  6. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Y'all need to stop stealing my ideas. :)  I'm midway through a leg mod on the LOC Prime to give him functionality similar to THS Galaxy Convoy. When that's done - and when I build the car carrier rear section - I'ma do up mine as Magnus as well.

    I'll race ya!

    Just kidding, awesome work dude...Can't wait to see some actual paint apps.
     
  7. Orodruin

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    Looks great man! LoCs are great for customizing, aren't they? :D 
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Oro: why yes they are hehehe Its nearly done. I should be able to finish painting completely tonight. then clearcoat it tomorrow. :) 


    OP: I didn't know you were even considering it. that's sweet btw... but a bit beyond my current skill-level :lol 

    I think I'll have him reassembled Wednesday evening. I think 24 hrs is long enough for the clearcoat to harden...
     
  9. REDLINE

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    I DID manage to finish painting tonight, so here's a little update cause I'm applying clearcoat tomorrow :)  You can see a small hint of my other project too on the side..

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    Andy
     
  10. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    anything but an all white repaint is cool. kudos RL.
     
  11. wavelength

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    i'm doing a similar thing with ths-02. why not have the bottem of the fake chest windows in red as well to emulate the blue part on g1 um's chestplate. sure you loose the windows but they aren't nessacery anyway
     
  12. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    You're sending that my way, right?
     
  13. REDLINE

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    well, I'd thought of that, but it'd definitely affect an already weak truck mode... the red abs are a short angled red stripe, so I managed to work that into the Alt mode.

    :lol  Nash... I'm sure we could work summin' out if you wanted too hehehehe .. I'd wait till you see it finished of course, cause it could come out fugly!


    Andy
     
  14. REDLINE

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    OK.. I'm done! I never did show what I based my 'bash off of, so here you go:





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    As you can see, its the "anime" version of G1 Ultra Magnus. Here's some pictures of the final, reassembled LOC Ultra Magnus!



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    -Andy
     
  15. Superquad7

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    Hey man, he turned out really nice! Good job!
     
  16. Optimus Scourge

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    awesome, Andy!
     
  17. Orodruin

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    That looks great man! What did you use for the red? It looks nice and kinda metallic.
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

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    The colors work nicely on him in robot mode. Good work, dude!
     
  19. REDLINE

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    thank you everyone! :D 

    Oro: I painted all the areas that were going to be red with my Testors Gold Metal Flake paint.. then went and painted over that with their clear red paint. I wanted to make the windows all SEEM transparent, like the big toy, even though that wasn't really possible.. and at the same time, I didn't want him to have two different reds, so I thought that might work as a nifty compromise...


    I really like how he turned out, in BOTH modes, in truck mode none of the paint aps stand out as not-belonging, other than his calf-aps, which are no different than they are on prime, aethetic-wise. I'll have pictures of that mode up tomorrow ;) 
     
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    Nice job Andrew!
     

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