Minor/Repaint: simple armorhide/ULTRA MAGNUS conversion

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  1. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    i took my boring cyb basic armorhide and spent 15 minutes max modding him to be ultra magnus. one day when i get the time i will further mod his head and add paint apps. i used a drill, and a dremel w/ various tips. SIMPLE!! i may even incorporate leg extensions (extended cab) for his vertical handicap. enjoy
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  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I think at least he needs a second shoulder-cannon thing'y, as it stands I'm not feeling an Ultra Magnus vibe, but if you're happy, that's what matters!

    I've got all kinds of guys standing in as "Updates of old guy X" where only I see the resemblance, so don't take my criticism too harshly, collecting and displaying is all about doing what you WANT to do!
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Mini Magnus or maybe Utra Minimus. I like it.
     
  4. chlokai

    chlokai Well-Known Member

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    it looks good,

    just curious, would armorhide be small enough to replace titanium um's cab and paint it white?? only have 1 of the moulds so can't try it myself
     
  5. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    I think Don showed us that it was possible, that you just folded his arms up behind the cab, much like Prime into the Powermaster armor? I'm sure someone can dig up the pictures, if not I think I have them at home somewhere...
     
  6. REDLINE

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  7. GENOZAUR

    GENOZAUR Banned

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    question

    would it be possible to effectivly mod the titanium ultra magnus trailer so that armorhide could tow it in vehicle mode, be set into place with armorhide locking into it's back in robot mode and pretty much just use armorhide as the smaller robot mode for magnus as well?
     
  8. REDLINE

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    considering you can get AH inside the armor, there's reason to think you can't use him in replacement of the white cab completely.
     
  9. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    sweet, i never even thought of it. i tried replacing the cab w/ armorhide and did not see how it works w/o any modding. please do tell as i am quite interested in doing this. also, i never explained the shoulder mounted variation of the gun. i just dremeled the rear section of the top part of the hinge to let the cyb. key holders clamp on and its quite snug i might add allowing full range of movement to the upper arms.
    i think i am on to sumthin here tho (see pic). now to start painting....Zedz
     

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    all there was to know about making him fit inside the armor is in the reply I linked up above by DON.
     
  11. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    thanks redline, i'll try to figure it out. so Don Figueroa is one of the engineers/designers at Hasbro i take it? i do not mean to sound ignorant. hats off to him regardless.
     
  12. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Looks nice, be interesting to see pics once you get into the armor.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    not really, more of a consultant with some designs. :) 
     
  14. Bruticus82

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    Don's post is around #23 in that thread. Should make it a bit easier to find.
     
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    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I can definitely see you're in the right direction, but I'd think to a mass audience such as here, it needs a lot more modification to be "Magnus" as it seems like Armorhide with additional mods. I make the distinction of audience because I rename my TFs sometimes, but I'm only trying to appeal to myself and my personal collection. :) 
     
  17. primeone

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    i see alot of resemblances to rid ultra magnus which was quite a departure from his original robot look.
     

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