As great as the Shadow Commander armour is, it was just too like Ultra Magnus for me, so it was time to customise... My inspiration was a mix of the IDW Nova Prime and the original Universe Nemesis Prime (Big Convoy repaint). Nova and Big Convoys head are very similar so it was a no brainer to use that. I drilled out the neck and some of the head and used a bionicle ball joint for extra movement. Then it was a case of alter the more "Magnus" looking parts and still be able to retain the transformation. The chest peice was a couple of planet keys, one with the centre cut out with the other placed behind. The shoulder pads were made from the end caps from defence scattershots missile launchers. And the add ons for the boots and crotch plate were taken from Games Workshop Chaos tank parts. Something I'm really happy with is the added peg to the BFG to allow the wind vain gun to be fixed on top. I also added small barrels to the end of the gun and painted the triangle red. I also wanted the sword to have a handle with more substance which I put together with styrene tubing and a glass bead to symbolise the spark of his first kill which powers the sword. Lastly I wanted the paint job to look old and rusted to give the impression you'd need a tetnus shot just by looking at it. More "MAD MAX" than Magnus. The Spark Sword. Powered by the spark of the first Prime he killed. Tortured into madness and infected with cosmic rust the spark sword is pure rage.