TFTM 2: Magnus / Ultra Magnus

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Here's my entry to the Vector Tribute. There's a limit to 4 pics there, so I've posted 10 here! (buahaha)

    Below the pics, I've added my ingredients and process of painting!

    (also you may click my banner to see my blogger, there's tons of big pics there, and links to the originals on flickr)

    Anyway, enjoy! here's to you, vector!


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    Magnus Pose 1
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    Ultra Magnus Pose 1
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    Car Carrier 1
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    PAINT APPLICATION:
    Anyway, he's basically made from a LDR class prime, removed and replaced all the red/yellow with dark metallic blue, silver or white.
    He was painted 100% with enamels, you can see how nice enamel metallics come out. The white is a extremely high gloss finish, and smooth as a new car surface, it was even polished with wax.

    All the silver metallic parts were quite simple. I started with a coat of flat black fusion as my base coat. Then generously dry brushed gunship gray over that (a dark gray, about 70% black) That was followed by a dry brush of a neutral gray (about 50% black) and then highlighted (very very light dry brush) of plain silver....oh, then highlighted again, to emphasize the highlights.

    The blue was 'olds ford blue' i believe, and I mixed in about 1:10 metallic red into that (it's really a deep deep purple)

    All the truck mode chrome was airbrushed with Alclad.

    For the armor, I base coated those with fusion red pepper, then put on a few coats of Krylon metallic red. (forgot actual name but it was X-metal or something random like that) Dry brushed some silver on the edges (to give the metal a worn look) and then coated with Testors pearl finish, then gloss finish)

    The autobot symbol on the hood was stenciled from some 3M vinyl (I have this EPS file if anyone would like it, it has a variety of autobot symbols on the sheet and should cost a few bucks to make at a local sign shop...tutorial to come)

    ACCESSORIES:
    I replaced the smokestacks with the same technique I wrote about in a tutorial a while back, but this time, cut the tops on a slight angle to look more like a big rig.

    The should missile launchers were from Primus, dremeled to fit. I made ½ inch holes on the interiors, which I glued in and plugged with those ZOID rubber thingys. These guys are so versatile. The ball joint fits tight and snug in the zoid socket.

    The gun was from a GI JOE sigma six Joe Duke figure. it winds up and the barrels move in and out.

    The forearm armor is left over kibble from my devastator custom. They come from Unicron's feet (i think the back heel part) they snap onto the forearms of Magnus, and are held in place with tiny magnets (they aren't moving)

    The leg armor is from Armada Optimus's trailer (the top part) they were dremeled and fitted with a hinging latch that snaps onto a magnet on the outside of the leg. The armor is also magnetically held by the knee pad (small metal on the autobot symbol)

    The chest plate was made from payload's neck and collar part. I took off the cyclops head. This part is held on by a magnet and click

    The waist armor is from the ever-so-versatile neo-shifter kit, just a random piece, and has 2 bling jewels on it (costume jewels) this part is also held on by magnet.

    The head is from a cement truck transformer knock off. the wings on the sides of the head are from the zoid t-rex back scales.
     

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  2. doomtron

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    nice work!
     
  3. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    GODLIKE!

    Whats the big armour made of?
     
  4. RodimusMark

    RodimusMark Infamous Fighter of Foo

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    Holy bejesus, that's insanely good, I want Magnus to look like that in the sequel.
     
  5. agentgro420

    agentgro420 Le potteux

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    armada optimus super mode legs...cybertron primus shoulder rocket launcher...G.I. Joe Duke's big effing gun...can't figure the other parts...

    all i can say is THAT'S EFFING NICE!!! I want one right now!!
     
  6. Warmachine

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    DAMN!! This ULTRA Magnus could take on the entire Decepticon army with all the armor and firepower he possesses. Outstanding!!
     
  7. hwry

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    That's a great idea to make Ultra Magnus! I really like the way you painted him. What kind of paint did you use to make the metallic feel?
     
  8. RedHeadKevin

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    Boy, he could deal with things...RIGHT NOW!
     
  9. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Hey....Frontal Assault Duke wants his BFG back!

    This is some top notch work. Kudos to you :thumb 
     
  10. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I am in love with this figure. (That didn't sound right..)

    Just pure amazing, man. Vector would have loved this one.
     
  11. mattarmstrong

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    that is awesome I love the armor and the head in ultra modewhat is it where did it come from and where did the armor come from its just wonderful
     
  12. frenzyrumble

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    hey guys! thanks for the kind words! i am still tired from cranking out the photos last night (my least favorite part of this customizing process)

    anyway, I've updated the 1st post with some descriptions for those asking, and for those who'd like to know how and what.
     
  13. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet Jesus-Mary-Ann-Joeseph that is awesome. How long did this guy take you? Oh and could you email me the Eps file, I have been looking for a good one. Thanks Frenzy and great job.
     
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    I really like the armor parts! The armor color is great choice as well.

    top notch as always


    ehko.
     
  15. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    WOW! Love the upgraded armor.
     
  16. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Wow! Now thats a kickass custom. Geez he's got enough weapons to turn Decepticons into molten slag, if they're the unfortuate ones to meet him in combat. Simply awesome.
     
  17. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    hey! if anyone's interested in the vector (eps format) of the autobot symbol I used, go through my blogger, which has my gmail address. Send me an email, and I'll send ya the file!

    Decepticon one coming soon.
     
  18. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I'd have to say that you outdid yourself on this one F_R....this is absolutely beautiful :thumb 
     
  19. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    that's AWESOME! bring to Botcon?
     
  20. Lucs

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    Freakin' A-MAZ-ING! I agree with you on the photoshoot, it's my least favorite part too

    I like how you didn't do him up in ALL white. The paint apps are just stunning
     
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