Minor/Repaint: Nemesis Prime. Less like Magnus.

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  1. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    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.

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    More "MAD MAX" than Magnus.

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    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.


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  2. Spyro

    Spyro Banned

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    This custom is simply amazing.
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Now that I would have shelled out $90 for.
    FANDAMNTASIC !!!!!!
     
  4. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    WOW!!! now THATS! what i call a Shadow Commander!
    completely awsome!
    i see yu used Nemesis Prime Universe 1.0 head,
    See thats what they should have done! Amazing!
     
  5. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Wow just wow. The potential these sets hold are immense. Just gotta have the guts to hack one up. Which I will be doing here maybe tonight. :D 

    I love the Twisted Metal feel this has to it. Scary and Intimadating all at once. You definitley pulled off a Nemesis feel with this.:thumbs2: 
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Damn you for making me want to get the set now! THIS IS AWESOME!
     
  7. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Awesome work! I'm getting a Judas Priest vibe from all the spikes and chains.
     
  8. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    The head really sells it, great job!
     
  9. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Thanks guys. The only part that took a real dremeling was the shoulder pads and I was shitting myself doing it. But to me it was worth it.

    The real credit does go to fans project. Without them our Magnus's and Nemesisisisis's would be naked.
     
  10. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    How hard was that? The custom I'm doing calls for that also. It's the heaviest cutting I'm doing to it.
     
  11. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Depends on how much your cutting off, but I cut through along the join line and it went through like a hot knife through butter. It was quite scary trying not to go down too far. If you have a steady hand you'll be fine. me I shake like a leaf.
     
  12. Charger

    Charger Born to ride!!

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    That is so awesome. I agree with the Judas Priest thing. I expect to see the Undertaker come crashing out the back. None the less, awesome though. Keepup the great work.
     
  13. RodimusDawg

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm not going to be flush with the line but darn close. Which bit did you use? I still only have the thick cutting bit that came with my set.
     
  14. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Yep just the standard cutting disc, but if you have a smaller one i'd suggest using it.


    Nemesis Prime is a huge Judas Preist fan, infact he's had Soundblaster permentley welded to his dashboard playing "Breaking the Law" over and over again!
     
  15. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    HOLY SH!T! Cashanova, you made the Shadow Commander armour into a more fearsome, frightening, and wickly badass piece ever. You sir I give you two thumbs waaayyy up for this because its so full of awesomeness. WOW!!
     
  16. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    It's not often that i literally say "wow" but I did it looking at your photographs! I'm GLAD FP didn't do this, or I'd have caved-in and bought a set, even though I have the CC one. Impressive!
     
  17. in.cog.nito

    in.cog.nito Bulkhead

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    first let me say that the paint work is awesome.

    however, i believe you have made the trailer over complicated. when it comes to nemesis prime, there arent' any bells and whistles that come on him, yet the trailer is slam packed. i think it would go a far way without all the little chain and point accents everywhere.

    that being said, the head is awesome, the shoulder launchers created are top notch and a great addition, the sword and sword accents are incredible.
     
  18. Vince

    Vince Decepticon

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    That thing is scary man, looks like he'd be hanging around a Cybertronian grave yard. Awsome work, I love all the little details :) 
     
  19. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Now this is a Shadow Commander set.....absolutely amazing work.

    Makes me want mine to look like this too.

    :thumb 
     
  20. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    very awesome :bay 
     

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